Happy Mardi Gras to all!
Mardi Gras here means that Ash Wednesday is tomorrow. Ash Wednesday means Lent. Lent means no coke for me. Coke means all carbonated beverages and sodas. I’m from the south, people.
It’ll be tough like it always is, but at least this time Lent ends before I visit home. The 36 hours of no meat/coke traveling last year was harsh. I had to skip chicken at Popeye’s… At Popeye’s! Not this year.
I’m going to try to start running each day too. It is less likely I will complete this task, but I will shoot for at least 4 days a week.
My weight may change again. That is good news for my mom and sister because then they get to force me to go clothes shopping. I think I have already down another size because all of my shorts/jeans/pants (including my tailored pants) are slightly too big… And I’m on the last hole of my new belt.
In PC news, my project (that I took over for a PCV after he finished his service) has been fully funded. In one month, people will gather in the capital to judge creative writing essays. I’m happy to have gotten funding so early so I won’t have too much stress. With nearly 20 PCVs participating, we may have up to 450 students writing… optimistically…
That’s all. I hope to update this blog each week during Lent with my progress, but like running…that’s a maybe…