Weekend Plans Post: The Last Weekend Before Lent
I got a message in google chat saying “you know that Ash Wednesday is next week, right?” and, yes, I guess I knew that in the back of my head.
There are years when Easter comes early (like in 2008, it was the second earliest possible date) and years when Easter comes late (like in 2011, where it was the second latest possible date) and we happen to be in a year where it comes kinda late (in the last possible week it can happen in) which means that Lent happens later in the year which means that, oh yeah. It’s March and Ash Wednesday is next week.
Which means that this weekend is Last Stop For Carbs. Donuts at work on Friday morning, Pizza on Friday night, maybe see if we can’t squeeze a visit to Olive Garden in there somewhere during the weekend.
We also have tabletop gaming on Saturday night and, thanks to hitting all of the big stores last weekend, we only have to get normal grocery staples this weekend (note to self: pick up that French bread that the store has delivered to it from the little French bakery) and that gives us that much more time for carb-loading. (Oooh, we should bring an ice cream cake to gaming on Saturday night!)
And then, to close out the weekend, the usual chores to tie everything together with a nice bow. (And prepare for Tuesday night’s date with Maribou at the IHOP.)
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “I Gave Me Some Pancakes” by Nate Steiner. Used under a creative commons license.)