Next week is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season for this practicing catholic, but I'm going to start a week early. It's supposed to be 40 days of self-denial, so traditionally we're supposed to give up something that we like and eat fish products or any other meatless meals on Friday's. Plan now, because starting next week the fish places will be packed.
I got a little off track explaining the tradition but this time I will give up arguing with the conservative right wingers in the forum. I think if I can restrain myself for 40 days, and hopefully it will become a habit. I don't have to name names again but a couple of posters will follow me and accuse me of lying or being delusional. One poster has a habit of calling everything I post “smoke and mirrors." That's OK, I can rise above that. I've posted my references, so others can judge the validity of my post.
My wife is going to use the rest of the week trying to decide what to give up the lent. It shouldn't matter as I keep telling her because that's between her and her god. It's not like you going to be punished, and it's more of a self -restraint than anything else. I bet right now, she's at the store buying fish, tuna, and stuff for bean chalupas. By the time Easter comes, I will have my fill of fish.
Life is funny, when you're in your mid thirties, work and parenting take up most of our time and when we get old and retired; we have the time but don't enjoy it as much. I remember the weekends were special when we were off together, but now it's just another day. The other night my wife was up trying to buy Astros tickets for a Saturday game and was having trouble getting two end seats. I had to remind her that we can go during the week now. She is still having a difficult time of not having to be at a certain place, at a certain time.
The weather is great, 70° with no overcast clouds, it’s great for being outdoors, so I guess I'll look for the WD 40 and air up the tires on my bicycle and just ride up the block for a while.Why do bicycle tires have to be aired up everyday?