Well, I did pretty well with blogging everyday until these last few days. It’s a pity to fall down at the end but there it is. It was partly due to being busy– I had to prepare for my faith formation class on Wednesday and it took more time than anticipated. It’s also due to readingThe Hunger Games, which I enjoyed.
My class went well, the kids enjoyed the Seder food (unleavened bread, celery, charoset, hard-boiled eggs, grape juice) and responded well too learning about Passover and the Last Supper. We followed it with Stations of the Cross, which also went well. The kids always enjoy that, probably because they get to participate. They always do better when they can be more active.
I’ve been intrigued by what I’ve heard about the hunger games, so I plowed through the book this week and saw the movie last night with my daughter and one of my friends. I liked both. The book isn’t great literature and the ideas are not necessarily anything new but the author did a good job of putting it together and there is some good social commentary in it. I liked the movie as well, in spite of the violence– I think they did a good job of portraying the brutality.
As for giving up sweets for Lent, well, I’ve fallen down there, too. Things were going mostly well, but this week I’ve been a bit PMS-y and it was getting herder. I was also getting crabbier and crabbier. One of the problems with being peri-menopausal is that I seem to get stuck in a phase of my cycle for weeks. Right now I’m stuck at the crabby-and-craving-chocolate phase. (I’ve cheated here and there but have not had chocolate at all. ) Yesterday at work, after dealing with a rude customer, I mentioned to the gang that I was craving chocolate and wanting to kill people. J. pointed out that, if I couldn’t eat chocolate, that left killing people as my only option, and K. told me to just eat some chocolate already. So I did, and I’m not going to lie, I feel much better.
I’m hoping to leave it there and finish Holy Week in a good way. Hopefully…. Philippians 4:13, right?