Category Archives: Lent

Houston, We Have a Problem

So it’s been a little over two weeks into my unemployment, and I’ve already slipped back into my night owl tendencies.

Granted, a latte and an entire pot of tea after 3pm probably never helps. But… I didn’t drift off to sleep until somewhere between 2 and 3am that night and I haven’t been faring much better since then.

My bedfellow had no such trouble nor did he mind stealing over half my pillow.

My bedfellow had no such trouble nor did he mind stealing over half my pillow.

Sure, you’re probably thinking, what does it matter? You’re not working. And there is a part of me that totally agrees.

There is also the other responsible part of me that knows no good will come of this. Waking up at noon is not acceptable. So to put an end to those troubles, I’d decided to invoke my old Lent rule–no electronics after 11pm.

Ideally that will go as follows: I’ll turn off the TV and laptop (and stop staring at my phone) and crawl into bed. Then maybe I’ll read for a bit and drift off to sleep. (Though I’ve been known to read until the wee hours of the night.)

I’ve also decided to give up soda for Lent. I’m still debating on whether I feel confident enough to be prepared to have a blog post every day.

Did you give anything up for Lent?