If you don’t expect too much from me, you might not be let down

Tomorrow’s Easter, which means the end of the Lenten season.

So far I have done well with the coffee ban, but I’ll admit that I couldn’t have succeeded without the help of my old friend hot chocolate.

I know that the point of sacrifice isn’t to substitute one vice for another, but it was really nice to wake up to a warm drink, especially on those days where my work shift started at 6 or 7 am.

I don’t particularly like tea, so that was out of the question. I even tried drinking it again just to be sure that I don’t like it, and I was right. I think there was that one time that I liked an herbal tea, but I’m plum out right now..

My Bible-reading quest hasn’t progressed as well as I had initially planned. But if I can only read another 700 pages before I go into work today in 4 hours, I will have reached my goal of completing the Bible before Easter.

So that’s up to you to decide if you want to believe in my success or not.

As mentioned previously, part of the problem is that I mostly tried to read right before bed. Which made it difficult to get through more than 2 or 3 pages before falling asleep.

I was hoping that I would be able to stay awake for more once I got to the more familiar parts, but that hasn’t happened yet.

I blame it on the Catholic church.

If we would have read through, say, Deuteronomy or Numbers more often in church when I was growing up, maybe I could have gotten through it easier now. I mean, how hard can it be to base a sermon on how many bulls would need to be sacrificed to forgive touching an unclean woman? Or how many yards of fabric would be needed in the creation of the Sacred Tent? Instead, we just skipped ahead to the New Testament most of the time.

Too bad I have to work this evening, or I could have watched all 15 hours of The Ten Commandments on TV to make up for my lack of diligence.

What I have been working a lot on, though, is preparing for the ODDMALL craft show, which will be held in Hudson, Ohio, on May 7.

I’m pretty proud of the strides I’ve taken to keep on top of this. I had a 1-inch button-making-marathon on Wednesday, worked on some new designs, and wrote down a schedule of how I’m spending the remaining two weeks of my preparation time. I still would like to develop some new jewelry designs and fine-tune my display materials, but I’m feeling pretty good about it so far.

Anyway, hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter! I know I’ll be hanging with the fam, and hopefully eating some delicious foods..

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