Blueberry ones are a favorite of mine.
I decided to give up wheat. I have no idea how a gluten-free diet will work for me but I will have to watch labels more closely. I just realized that my favourite won ton soup will disappear unless I can find one with rice flour wrappers. Yikes, there goes vodka, unless I buy the expensive kind made with potatoes, which just won't happen on our budget.
I also want to spend more time helping others and spreading cheer. So on my daily walks I will talk more to others, especially those who struggle to get around. I have two friends who need extra help now due to a fall on ice in her yard, and an emotional crisis for another. I will give them some more of my time. This won't be easy as they are not the easiest people to interact with even when they are in top form. But this is something I feel I NEED to do. I am also booked for an extra day working in the Soup Kitchen this week. These are all things that need meditation and prayer to do them well and with the proper attitude (think nun-like, which I am NOT).
Lent begins tomorrow so I will be helping a young and less-fortunate child (unbeknownst to her) arrange to have 5 days of riding lessons during the Spring Break in a few weeks. She so wants to be near horses. I am hoping it will be therapeutic for her. Then I will go to the Ash Wednesday service in the dark. This year several churches will gather in the evening at Zion United pictured above.
It was also their turn to host the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. Their minister did a short presentation on the historical reasons and rites of the day. Then she had people up at the end of the hall doing pancake races with pancakes on their heads. Then we had a flipping pancakes contest and our landlord won as his hit the ceiling and still landed back in his frying pan.
It is good to laugh at ourselves. There weren't any prizes....it was just for laughs and a chance to cheer for others. It is a fun way to make a mess on a church hall's ceiling. hee hee
Ash Wednesday service tomorrow is a more solemn evening.