February 17, 2010


When I reflect about how I should observe Lent, I usually think about what seems to control my life, what habits I have that I could do without, what takes up my time that could be spent in a more God-glorifying way...and I came up with the answer.  I'll give up Gilmore Girls. 

I watch Gilmore Girls every day.  I DVR it on ABC Family and come home from school and have my little "me" time.  I've seen the entire series many times and it never gets old.  It's something I look forward to everyday and get upset if for some crazy reason the DVR doesn't record it or someone "accidently" deletes it.  Heaven forbid.  I could definitely spend this time in a much better way.

So I told Erik, "I've decided to give up Gilmore Girls for Lent."  He said, "No, no, no.  I know what you need to give up."  I said, "But it's something I do everyday that I could do without...a bad habit."  "No," he said, "there's something mcuh bigger than that.  You need to give up fabric."

But I had already been on a fabric hiatus, so it wasn't even in the running in my mind. Granted, I bought a few things recently, and batting was on sale at JoAnn's so I had to stock up, but I've really been a good girl.  This was so unfair.  Apparently, regardless of my attempts to reign in my fabric issues, I still have a problem.  He feels like I enjoy looking at fabric and buying fabric more than I do quilting with it.  Granted, looking at fabric does take a lot less effort than cutting it, sewing it, and quilting it, but what good is hoarding it?  Seriously.  I mean, really.  I don't have a fabric problem.  So I'm giving up buying fabric for Lent.  Let's just say that if it *is* a problem, I should be giving it up, and if it indeed is not, this won't be very difficult.  Does this still count?

Okay, now for my episode of Gilmore Girls!


julie said...

very funny... I'm still trying to decide. Even though we started today. I think I am gonna give up sugar (again), and I am going to keep track of people I am praying for along with answers. I start and stop, but for lent I am going to be consistent!

Jackie said...

It's self preservation on his part. He knows you can go without buying fabric everyday. He's not sure about no Gilmore Girls! :)

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Left a comment two blogs down. Don't know if you are notified of new comments, so am letting you know :) I am so good at this - ha!

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