Thursday, February 07, 2008

Morning Smile

Good Morning World

I am extraordinarily pleased to report that AC slept like a normal person last night and woke up to a fine, snowy morning. Hey, it's pretty, and since it is still early February and not late March, I can dig it. Get it? Dig?

Last night I had a phone conversation with is soon-to-be daughter-in-law. She is a Jew and not totally aware of all of our Christian traditions. One that she loves and has enthusiastically adopted is Christmas. However, while she's obviously heard about Easter, she had no knowledge of Shrove Tuesday and Lent.

So I told her about the pancakes and a bit of the tradition and how it precedes Lent and went on to explain (briefly) how it is forty days in duration and leads up to Easter. I explained that historically, one fasts (partially at least) during this period.

Stunned pause.

She: You fast for forty days?
AC: Ummm .... no we just eat the pancakes.

Giddy laughter.

Have a good day!


Donna said...

Glad you had a good sleep!! It's about time! Hope you have a wonderful day!

-epm said...

Mmmm. Pancakes.

While I don't "do" Lent, I'll gladly adopt the tradition if I can eat pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!

Great little story.

daffy said...

I think I could probably do that! Survive on pancakes.. with honey..or lemon...or suger..
Quick wit! I like it.
Glad you had a good nights sleep. :o) I have the pleasure of having a snorer in my bed! I don't have too many nights of good sleep either!

Coll said...

So glad you were able to enjoy a good nights sleep. It makes the world a much nicer place... as do pancakes. :-)