Farewell wine, I'll see you at Easter...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The past couple of days I've been trying to decide what to give up for Lent.
I didn't want to chose something easy, I wanted to give up something that would be really difficult.


I've come to the conclusion that I should give up alcohol, but I really really really don't want to give it up 100%
I mean we live in Italy for goodness sake.
The wine is just so fantastic here.
So perhaps just one glass, once a week. The good ol' Sunday loophole right? 

While I was at Ash Wednesday Mass listening to our priest talk about sacrifice and what not, I started having second thoughts.
Can I really go without my regular glass of wine for the next 40 days? Well of course I can, but do I want to commit to that?
I quickly tried to think of anything else that I could possibly give up for Lent besides my beloved wine.
Nothing came to mind.

So there you have it.
This girl is going to be sober for the next 40 days.
I suppose until Easter this blog should just be called Pearls.... & Sparkling Water.

Do you participate in Lent? If so, what did you give up?


  1. I'm not giving up anything until after the bar because I don't think that changing habits/going through withdraw right before the biggest test of my life is a great idea but after the bar I am giving up wine and diet coke.

    I know I probably could give it up now (and I do feel a little guilty about it) but I hope that God will forgive me. I'm proud of you though for giving it up completely!

  2. My husband & I think about giving up alcohol for lent every year, and then quickly dismiss it. Easter brunch/dinner will treat you very well! :)

  3. I'm a big-time wino too and have been thinking I need to quit/cut-back lately... thanks for the inspiration!