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?