Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
As a spiritual discipline, I like to fast from certain things during this season. Last year I gave up sweet drinks and my bicycle. A couple of years before that, I gave up AIM.
This year, addition to giving up caffeine, I’m going to be trying to cut back on the amount of “surfing” time I spend on the web, and this, in part, means resisting the urge to check my blog stats every five minutes. I’ve decided that for the duration of Lent (40 days), I’m only going to blog here on Sundays (feast days). This includes checking stats as well as writing new posts. I’ll also be limiting my visits to my LJ communities and favorite blogs to once or twice a week. I hope that by getting rid of some of the virtual “buzz” that normally fills my life, I’ll be able to create more spaces of silence and stillness in which to listen more closely to God. I’m also hoping to partly fill some of that cleared-out space with more productive writing-time, and with quality time communicating with friends and family – especially with family.
So this is probably going to be my last weekday post for a while (until Easter). You can expect to hear from me once in a while on Sundays, though.
I thought I’d leave you with a few snapshots of the good cooking and eating that’s been going on around my apartment:
Remnants of a midnight snack, the morning after.
Leftover sausage and lentils (Nigella Lawson’s recipe), with gemelli pasta.
More pistachio jasmine muffins. I made them with half-wholewheat flour this time. (I’ve decided that even though this version is healthier, I think I still like the white-flour version better). Won’t be eating them anymore after tomorrow, since the jasmine tea makes them caffeinated.
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So that’s it for now, I guess. Have a blessed Ash Wednesday tomorrow.
See you on Sundays.