Wednesday, March 09, 2011

International Wimmin's Day

We have a whole day to ourselves - and where does it start? On the first day of lent, Ash Wednesday!

In our house there's lots of talk of giving things up - but funnily enough it's things that people don't like anyway. One of the nearly-wimmin of the house said 'I'm giving up smoking and drinking for lent.' I replied that she didn't smoke or drink anyway, and she said that made it all the easier.

One of the mini-wimmin here said she was giving up broccoli, to which I said that she didn't like it anyway, so not much hardship there either. You have to hand it to them for thinking outside the box - whose children are they anyway..?

It's not like years ago, when you gave up your sweeties and saved them in a tin until Easter Sunday - with a quick detour on St. Patrick's Day, yum yum.

Anyway, later on I am teaching a Leaving Cert class the finer points of creating a character, so I'm having fun in my own writerly way on IWD. How about you, anything exciting? Drop a note in the comments and let us know!


Niamh B said...

I had to taste about 20 different desserts as part of my job today, total sacrilege, but someone's got to do it.
I'm giving up alcoholic drinks and tobacco.


Rachel Fenton said...

Good thing I'm not religious; the only thing left for me to give up is breathing - then wehere would I be!?

Rachel Fenton said...

Or where...

BarbaraS said...

Niamh, that's not a bad day job, as they go... but you don't smoke and hardly drink... Hey! You're doing what the eldest girl here is doing ;)

Rachel, I'm thinking of giving up giving up. Or should that be giving out...?