Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday?

Today is the Big Day. Fat Tuesday. The day before Ash Wednesday, when the season of Lent (traditionally known as a season of sacrifice) begins.

Sam, the 12-yr-old, is geeked. A day revolving around eating paczki? Those fat-laden, deep-fried, jelly-or-cream-filled balls of goodness? Hello!!

Well. I'm going against the grain. I relented and promised Sam I would bring him ONE doughy ball of goodness today, but the rest of my shopping cart will be filled with fresh produce. 

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Because I don't need any more fat days. I've had too many already.

And spring is coming. What? It is! And I want to be ready to hit it hard and get some major work (and playing) done outdoors when the snow clears away. And I'd like to be able to do that minus this heavy winter layer of blubber I've been carrying around.

So Fat Tuesday? Meh. I'll let my kids indulge while I eat a banana. My belly will thank me for it.

But for those of you who will be partaking ... enjoy!


  1. I love reading your columns and now your blog! Mine is www.babyjellybelly.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!

  2. Thank you, Kristen! I'm always happy to check out others' blogs, too. :)