So Lent has begun. I hope everyone who wanted to was able to attend an Ash Wednesday mass or service. Yesterday's no snacking was really tough for me. This year I will once more give up sweets (candy, cake, cookies etc.) as well as sweet drinks (soda, punch, etc.) while giving myself an "out" by allowing juices. I'll also commit to setting aside some fixed amount of dollars per week for alms. As for prayer, I will have to work on that one.