Today is the beginning of Lent. While some people observe it differently, I always try to give up something that's a sacrifice - I want to be aware of the sacrifice of Lent so I want to do something that's going to impact me daily.
One year I gave up texting, last year I gave up the snooze button, and this year I'm giving up painting my nails.
how much I love nail polish. I paint my nails (we're talking base coat, two coats of color, and a top coat), at least twice a week. I paint my nails to boost myself out a bad mood, when I want to relax, or feel fun - so forty days without color on my fingers or toes? Killer. However, the mister is super excited about it - it drives him nuts when I paint my nails (because of the frequency), so he says he's looking forward to not smelling acetone for awhile.
On another note, a big shout out to my little (and by little I mean younger, because she's much taller than me) sister - it's her birthday today! She texted me last night saying, "can you believe I'm going to be 20 tomorrow?" My response was "No, I can not. I used to wipe your butt peepee - you're growing up too fast."
We're having dinner with her tonight and I can't wait to give her a big hug and tell her she's stinky all at the same time. (Okay seriously, you may not think this is funny but if my sister is reading this she is cracking up right now. Guaranteed). Happy Birthday JenJen - I love you!
Do you observe Lent? Do you give anything up? Do you think you'll be able to talk me down when I'm going through nail polish withdrawal? (Especially because I just realized we have a wedding to go to during this time - ahhhh!) Leave some birthday love for my sis in the comments!
Happy hump day!
(Photo: Fashion Squad via the flowerchild dwelling)