“Chocolate ice-cream isn’t really chocolate.”
If you’ve been following my Year of Motivation posts you’re probably aware that I gave up chocolate for Lent. And I’ve been doing pretty well despite it occasionally being a bit of a struggle. Today though… husband tempted me.
See, on Friday I made the mistake of counting the days since pancake day and discovered that 40 days ends this Sunday. As in, today. Lent is representative of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert, and is about giving something “luxurious” for that time frame. (As I side note, I am not myself religious and I don’t do Lent for religious reasons – it’s just another challenge to me.) Lent is often counted from Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. pancake day) until Easter. But Easter is still another week away.
Anyway, long story short. The 40 days ended today, and Easter is still a week ago. I wanted chocolate. Husband pointed out with the 40 days having ended I could technically have chocolate. My resistance began to crack. Then he said, well, the quote at the start of this post.
I had that ice cream. It was delicious.