As the peeps (ha. my fingers just typed poops. sorry peeps.) who've read my bloggerel for a while know, I'm a sucker for lent and/or any short-time very focused giving up of things.
A couple of days ago my body said "no more alcohol!" and I decided that I needed to take a little break (I'd totally gotten into a very daily habit of a glass or two of wine; sometimes three. I'm all for wine, but probably not every damn day).
Just today, going through my Flickr contact photos I realized that it was the first day of lent. While my abstinence started a couple of days ago, I still marvel at how my psyche was naturally looking for something to give up temporarily. :)
Things I have temporarily and purposefully given up in the past:
- Eating cheese
- Drinking caffeine
- Eating wheat (very hard!)
- Adding salt
- Eating meat (that one lasted a long time)
- Saying "I'm sorry" (I say it way too much)
- Drinking soda
- Buying books (for two years)