So, its been a while. I've been up to my elbows in yada yada yada. Long story short, I miss you. I think about you all the time. Really. I do. I couldn't bare another minute away so I am pushing pause on everything else to say hello. Since we last talked I have cut 7 inches off of my hair (mainly to get rid of damaged dry bits and start fresh), I have started learning how to write in Chinese (hence the title), went to a fancy schmancy Oscar Awards viewing party to celebrate black nominees at a Haitian Soiree and displayed my photography there, and I have had a full blown flu (or perhaps head cold, still not sure what the difference is and am still in the thick of it). Also I became a pet owner/ turtle-momma just yesterday, which is worthy of a whole post on its own so stay tuned for that.
Oh and one last minor thing, I have given up desserts. You know, for Lent. No bigs, just 35+ more days to go. Just THIRTY-SOMETHING (I am not sure how count downs go, do I count today? Do I subtract it? What if its early in the morning? Also add in the confusion of it being 46 calendar days but only 40 days of fasting ) LONG FULL DAYS of NO DESSERT. I'm not cutting out sugar all together, I add a little agave to my coffee and oatmeal in the morning and I am still eating fruit, but no more desserts. No cupcakes, donuts, cronuts, custards, macaroons, macarans, cookies, ice cream, mochi, lucky fish, chocolate, cinnamon rolls, nothing nada zip.
So far I have done much better than I had predicted. Though I must say, if I am dieting I don't have much resolve but for fasting purposes I have greater self-control. I bypassed s'mores and even made some for others at our beach bonfire. I declined an offer of frozen yogurt, even when they offered to pay. And I have refrained from eating any candies from the candy jar at my house (though I have unconsciously started to reach for it a couple times but snapped back into reality before it was too late.)
This may not seem like much of a challenge for anyone else but I have quite the sweet tooth and a day doesn't go by that I don't normally indulge in something sugary sweet. The past couple years I have dodged the dessert-free-Lent fast, choosing other lesser difficult fasts like going sans makeup or only listening to music without lyrics. But this year it seemed like Lent snuck up on me and I had to decide quickly. So there you go. We shall see how things pan out.
Also I just found out that Sundays you aren't supposed to fast that's why its 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday but you observe 40 days, so I could've actually had something today.
-___- Guess I will have to wait till next week. Pewp.
Stay tuned for adorable baby turtle pictures.
PS also stay tuned for road trip pictures. I will be heading up north for the week to places I have never been before.