Sans pancakes

Well, it’s Pancake Day and I’ve managed to remember and forget and remember and forget and remember all since I woke up. Of course, by the time I had my final remembering moment it was too late to plan for a pancake dinner.

It’s funny, because for days and days I’ve been excited about tomorrow—Ash Wednesday. I’ve got my work calendar blocked out so that I can attend Mass and I’ve even given a great amount of thought as to how I could do my ritual fast without affecting my foster daughter’s meals. (As she’s only 11 and not Catholic, I don’t feel it’s fair to make her fast. However, she’ll be participating in “Fish Fridays” with me until Easter.)

So, with not enough time to prepare pancakes, I did the next best thing: I picked up a couple of cream puffs on my way home—and a fun secular Easter-themed PEZ dispenser.

And now that I’ve feasted a bit, I am ready to prepare my heart and soul for the Lenten season.

(Check out last year’s post about my views on Lent here.)

4 thoughts on “Sans pancakes

  1. It’s not really Fish Friday. It’s just meatless Friday. So, give her a small taste of tofu! Or red beans and rice. Mix it up so it’s not always Fish on Friday. I would really look forward to Fish Friday if I had real fish. But I don’t count canned salmon and tuna as real fish. But, we need something that both of us will eat…

    • But in my little world, it’s always “Fish on a Friday” so that I can feel less guilty about my fish suppers. (Though outside of Lent, I’ll also eat beef on a Friday. And Vatican II says that’s OK!)

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