Ack! How is it almost Lent again already?!?!
Okay. *takes deep breaths* I just realized Orthodox Lent starts...Monday? Monday. Crap!
Orthodox have fasting days all throughout the year. It's not something that I've dealt with thus far. In Roman Catholicism the only *fast* is during Lent. And even that isn't...*waves hands about*....it's not much, restriction wise. No meat on Ash Wednesday or Fridays during Lent. Also, Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays are the fast days. So you eat less - only one full meal all day and no snacking between meals. The rest of the week is normal. Obviously, children under 14 and people who have health reasons are exempt from the fast.
Orthodoxy has rules about dairy and I think they give up meat entirely and become vegetarians for two months(ish). No eggs, no alcohol (not that I drink much, but it's an ingredient in things...).
I don't know why I'm suddenly panicking about this. It's not like I have to keep the Orthodox fast or anything. But I've just realized that Lent is coming up and I don't even know the rules! *does crazy Kermit the Frog panic run*
don't mind me. I'll just be over here having a completely unnecessary meltdown