Know Thyself: On Second Thought

More things that are making me regret my decision to give up alcohol for Lent.

10. Lots of emotions regarding my father-in-law’s illness.
9. Two work-from-home days (one unplanned) with all the children at home.
8. Better Call Saul.
7. I am hosting the Battle of the Books meeting tomorrow evening.
6. Dan keeps saying, “Are you sure you don’t want a drink?” #enabler
5. A lot of people in my social media feeds enjoy wine, beer, and/or cocktails, and they insist on sharing.
4. Two bottles from Wigle in my liquor cabinet.
3. Work reorganization! Another one!
2. I wiped out on ice yesterday, and bruised my coccyx.
1. The 2016 Presidential campaign. (On a related note: We know when Dad M has had a good day because he will get in a fight with us about politics.)

My last cocktail, a Wigle Old Fashioned. *sigh*
My last cocktail, a Wigle old-fashioned. *sigh*

2 thoughts on “Know Thyself: On Second Thought

  1. I too gave up alcohol for Lent. It wasn’t until a few hours after I had committed to this that I realized St. Patrick’s Day falls, as it usually does, within Lent. I have Irish family. As in 1st generation, half the siblings live here half live there and everybody goes back and forth type of Irish. St. Paddy’s is a big deal. Every year there is a MAJOR party the Saturday before at my Uncle Liam’s house. I don’t always get invited because while the family is from Ireland, I am not. Actually, it’s my dad who is from Ireland, and technically he is my ex-step-father, to the relationship between me and that family is tenuous, but they have accepted me and taken me in. Well, Uncle Liam called me a couple of days ago to make sure I knew I was invited to the annual St. Paddy’s Day party. I am told there is dispensation for the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and then of course there is the whole Sunday thing (which I get, but I don’t *GET*). Oh, it’s going to be difficult. And that isn’t even bringing into it the kids who make me wish I hadn’t given up alcohol for Lent.

    Which goes to show that I probably really did need to give it up.

    Good luck!

    1. Ireland gets dispensation on St. Patrick’s Day, because it’s a solemnity/feast day there. Irish people don’t get automatic dispensation! The article I link to in the post before this one explains it rather well. 😉

      Good luck. I am counting the days to Sunday.

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