One bottle down…

March 8, 2009

Twelve Days, oops when was Ash Wednesday?

Filed under: alcohol-free, Lenten journey — nyehall @ 10:26 am

p1010010I think, I’ve arrived to day twelve of my journey, but now I can’t remember the date of Ash Wednesday. I’ve been guzzling tea and coffee like an addict sucking down cigs at the treatment center. My first twelve days flew by with an occasional moment of awareness in regards to the length of 40 days. Here’s a few things to note from my adventure so far…

  • People are not supportive of non-alcoholic beverages unless the hour is between 4 am and 4 pm.
  • Anger can be easily induced from hearing the words, I’m only going to drink tea at a wine tasting event.
  • 40 days is longer than a month.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is between Ash Wednesday and Easter on the western calendar. (I’m going to miss my Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day! Did Jesus miss his too?)

So I didn’t make a big announcement in my personal life of my lenten choice, rather it spread by word of mouth from my blog and boy, oh boy….more people told me how stupid (or rather IDIOTIC) my choice was…”who would do that?” “why not just give up some chocolate?” Okay, okay…I knew this would not be popular with my peer group, but I’ve journeyed on.

If you decide to make this journey next year, don’t be surprised when a grandmother yells at you…”THAT’S JUST PLAIN STUPID! THE STUPIDEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD!” (Thanks, Ann)

Journey on drinkers! ~M

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