Hi there! Well, the Mardi Gras season is officially over. Today there are remnants of the celebration everywhere. Beads, trash, hangovers...you get the picture. And today is Ash Wednesday, with is the end of Mardi Gras, the beginning of Lent. I grew up Catholic and we always observed Lent. We did so by giving up something that was crowding our lives, that got in the way of our spiritual growth. As a child, I would give up sweets or gum because, as a child...what can really be getting in the way of your spiritual growth, right? As I got older, I started doing things for others, like doing volunteer work or helping out someone less fortunate than me. I haven't really done anything special for Lent in several years, for whatever reason, I've been lax. This year, I've given a bit of thought about the concept of Lent, about simplifying, de-cluttering the soul, if you will. I've decided that I'm going to abstain from alcohol for Lent. I love wine and I drink it often. I think it's something that I've grown to depend on for many things...to relax after a hard day, to escape when I just don't want to deal, the list could go on. So, here goes. I'm a little worried, because I'm a very social person, we entertain alot. But, I'm just going to have to entertain without a cocktail in my hand.
I'm going to leave you with pics from our Mardi Gras costume ball. We went as the entertainment (lounge singers) and the Captain and First Officer of the Costa Concordia Cruise ship. Probably in bad taste, but we did have a good time. I hope all is going well with you guys. Take care!