February 17, 2010

Pathetic?

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!

4 comments:

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! :)

Evelyn Mann said...

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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