Okay, so, I usually don't tell people what I give up for Lent - it's a private devotion, and announcing it to the world seems to me too much like making sure that everyone can see me on the corner of the street, wailing and gnashing my teeth and rending my garments.
However, since in this case, it kind of effects ya'll, I decided that I really do have to tell you guys.
For Lent, you give up something that you love, or add a devotion. When giving something up, it's supposed to 'hurt'. For instance, I couldn't give up Tootsie Rolls, since I'm allergic to them, and never eat them anyway. In trying to think of what to sacrifice this year, the idea of giving up blogging came up. And I immediately rejected it because, 'but', 'what if', 'but I need to...'. Which is why I went back to the idea. It's really the best thing I can give up this Lent.
Lent begins tomorrow, February 15th and goes through April 3rd. (Yes, for those of you familiar with the Catholic Lent, those dates are 'wrong'. I'm using the Orthodox calendar for Lent. At least, the Orthodox calendar that I have.)
For those days, I will be off the blogs. I won't be posting, I won't be reading, and (obviously) I won't be commenting. (See why I decided you guys needed to know about this one?)
If, for some utterly unfathomable-to-me-at-this-moment reason you feel like you really need to talk to me, or I need to know something, you can email me. I will be checking my emails. My email address is akelios(at)yahoo.com (You know what to do to make that work.)
I'll check the blog one last time tonight, reply to any comments, and then I'm 'off grid'.