Today is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which in years past was known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove comes from “shrive,” which means to rid oneself of one’s sins and seek penance.
In other words, have you gone to confession lately? No? Now’s the time!
Nowadays we think of the day before Ash Wednesday as Fat Tuesday, wherein one eats all foods that used to be verboten during Lent: butter, eggs, fat…candy, desserts, all things richly decadent, etc., etc.
This morning, after a breakfast of toast and strudel, we drove over to Caribou and ordered Turtle Mochas for all the children and a Mint Condition for me. It was delicious.
Tomorrow, however, we can kiss those sweets goodbye for a time.
Are you ready for Lent?
And Just For Fun:
Here are few photos from the last week or so.
Photo #1: The New Triple Bunkbed
The boys have been sleeping on the floor ever since we moved here because their bed hadn’t come yet. We had ordered this Fun Thing from Wayfair, but it took a few weeks to get here. The little girls are ragingly jealous of it. They want one too.
Photo #2: Kids Skipping Along With Their Cousins
The kids’ cousins came to visit. Of course we took them to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Photo #3: My Sister
My sister drove all the way here and surprised me with a visit. It was fun.
Photo #4: My Sister Without Coffee 😉
We had such a great time together with my brother. I love you both. Even without your coffee in the morning! And even if you wear SDSU gear in Wisconsin…goodness. One could get beat up around here for that.
Photo #4: Grandma, Grandpa, and Another Aunt
My husband’s family came to visit too. Guess where we took them?*
We also went hiking at Great River Bluffs State Park. I can’t wait to do that again. It’s very lovely.
Photo #5: Some of the Children Enjoying Fat Tuesday
They were singing songs and dancing.
See you in Lent!
*Naturally we took them to the Shrine. Have you been there yet?