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!

4 comments:

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...?