Weekly Roundup: Easter, chocolate and a little sacrifice

by Kristina on March 29, 2013 · 3 comments

Happy Easter weekend everyone. I hope you all get to have a relaxing weekend with family and friends.  I am excited for Easter weekend for a number of reasons:

It marks the end of my 40 day fast.  I gave up Tim Horton’s (The Canadian equivalent of Dunkin Donuts) as my personal sacrifice for Lent.  For our non-Christian friends Lent is a 40 day period that leads up to Easter weekend, it kicks off with Mardis Gras (Fat Tuesday) and ends this Sunday.

During this time Christians make a personal sacrifice and give up something they love or try to improve on their less desirable qualities.  In 2 days my personal fast will be over and I can once again can eat iced coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels.

To be honest I have adjusted to live without my morning break at the coffee shop and I don’t think that I will fall back into my bad (and expensive) habit.

It’s a weekend full of chocolate.  I love chocolate anything and over the next two days I will allow myself to eat chocolate once a day.  You may remember that I am training for my first 5k and therefore sweets are just not in my daily diet.  However my weakness at this time of the year are Cadbury eggs so I will have one a day over the next couple of days. I’m really excited about this.

It’s a day off work.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love my new in corporate communications job a lot more than my old job as a financial planner in a bank branch, but nevertheless it’s still a job. I would much rather be working on my own writing novels and I would much rather be in New York City.  Actually after visiting Boston in December I would like to settle down in NYC or in Boston, wherever life takes me after my U.S. immigration is approved – do you love my optimism!

What do you love about Easter weekend?

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1 DC @ Young Adult Money March 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

Good for you, Kristina! I didn’t give up anything this Lent and I feel like I missed out on what could have been a good time of fasting. My wife and I did the Daniel Fast for a week last year and it was incredibly difficult, but definitely worth it. I hope you have a great Easter weekend!

2 Jane Savers @ The Money Puzzle March 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I love every holiday when my employer pays me to stay home and do my what I want.

I don’t like chocolate and I don’t understand why people get so excited over it. It is very overrated. I would rather have some jelly beans or a butter tart.

3 Kristina March 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

DC – Have a great Easter.

Jane Savers – I do love jelly beans, but I have to really be in the mood for them. I can eat chocolate anytime. Happy Easter.

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