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Day 33 – a picture of somewhere you went today

Jerusalem?  Only if I finally mastered apparition.

Today is Friday, and it is Lent, and I had the evening off, so I went to the Stations of the Cross.

The Stations of the Cross are pretty much the Church’s version of a “stay-cation.”  They came about because traveling to the Holy Land wasn’t always an option for your everyday laity.  The Stations provided people with a way to make a Lenten pilgrimage within their own churches.  They’re beautiful and mournful and aerobic and humbling and wholly Catholic.  Even though all that is required for the Stations is 14 small wooden crosses on the wall, they encompass so much. 

We adore you, o Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.



The Lent List

I gave up meat for Lent (again), but this time I think it will be a little trickier since I don’t have a dining hall full of option.  So instead I have been plotting my menus.  Yes, plotting.  Menus.  Heeeere’s what I’ve got so far:

Black bean enchiladas (easy–and I have converted my roommates to enchilada-lovin)

Fish tacos.  Not sure how I will get the roomies to try this one.

Homemade pasta (this is also on the “things that scare me” list).  Roomie #1 will NOT like this, but that’s just too bad.

Baked Mac & Cheese with Gruyere. I have read in more than one place that this is super delicious.  The Gruyere is already in the fridge.

Curry.  Probably shrimp.  Yum.  And yikes!

That chicken with coconut-orange coated bananas, but with an appropriate fish.  Maybe mahi-mahi?

Veggie lasagna.  Yuuuuuum.

Falafel!  Super yikes!  I’m afraid of frying things.

And of course, there will be a multitude of pb&js, fish sticks, and egg/tuna salad pita pockets.

. . . I’m hungry now.