Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunset at 6:00 PM Central Standard Time

I've been feeling a little bummed because it's February, which I don't really enjoy. It's dark and cold and there has been snow on the ground since December 8th.
Until tonight. I took B to her dance class at 6 o'clock, just like every Tuesday, but this week...it wasn't pitch dark outside! Hooray! A subtle change. The sun is almost set now, at 6:14. I'll take it. The sun is easing its way around. We'll be tilted nearer soon and the sun will set later and later. The time of year when I feel lighter. Warmer.

For the past few years I've given up blogging in March. Not planning on it this year.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and I am giving up something. In past years it's been alcohol, blogging, etc. This year...candy. Yup. Candy. The good stuff. Including Chocolate. Why?!?! Why, you ask. It makes me feel good to give up something. It's like a constant reminder, every time I think to skip what I've given up. I'm also adding something, along with giving up something. So am going to walk on my treadmill four days a week, a habit to begin. A friendly little reminder of my beliefs, my faith, and what an important time of year it is.

That's it. In a nut shell. Not feeling so sad. Sun's not setting so soon. Not giving up blogging for March.
Totally binging on sweets tonight. Just chased a chocolate chip cookie binge with a Twix bar. Yummmmm.


Mimi in the Midwest said...

I'm going to give up candy, too. And replace it with prayerful physical activity. I'll see how long I last. I am so used to popping candy in my mouth it's going to take lots of self control not to pop. Good luck!

Beck said...

I'm giving up candy, TOO! The candy makers are gonna be crying and going broke this month, I think.
I'm glad you're not feeling so sad. I actually feel like I've just shrugged off a heavy sadness blanket, too. WE're twins!

Jenifer said...

I have no idea what to give up...my biggest vices are essential to survival, coffee and peanut butter. Maybe I will give up candy too and include all sweets.

I noticed the same thing on the way to dance class last week - it was not pitch dark. Hooray for that.

MidwestTwinGirl said...

I'm so glad you aren't going to take a break from blogging this year!

De said...

I am giving up Facebook! Which is what brought me to your blog, lol. Everyone I know if far away so FB is my connection. Now I need to make new local connections. There is something I'd love to have you sample and maybe blog about. How do I email you?

Aliki2006 said...

I'm glad you're not giving up blogging! And I bow down to you in awe for giving up chocolate and candy!

Sarah said...

I think I'll give up... Alcohol! And excess caffeine! You know, since I have to anyways. :) Think it still counts?