Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LENT: What I Gave Up!

OK, so I'm not exactly a practicing Catholic anymore, but I still do possess my Holy Communion name - 'Ann' (Alright, so I couldn't think of anything else... and... I know that makes my full Catholic name  
'Dee Anne Ann'... but... I was under pressure...on the spot...Father O'Neary was standing in front of me... waiting...I was 8 - give me a break!). But after all, it is Ash Wednesday and I WAS a loyal, Catholic child, albeit circa 1968. So, I thought this would be as good a time as any, to take part in the historical tradition of Lent. And then it hit me! BREAST CANCER! That's it! I'll give THAT up! Brilliant!
But here's the twist. I'm not just giving breast cancer up for THIS Lent. I'm giving it up for ALLLLL the Lents, for as long as I live (which, by the way, will be for a very long time!). So, yep. It's official. I'm giving up breast cancer for Lent!
Take THAT breast cancer! BOOYAH (and Amen!).


  1. Happy Ash Wednesday my friend! My mom gave up going to the Chemo room today:) XOXOXOXO

  2. Awesome Julie! I see Lent is working out for both Mama Zeb and I - How ironic! xoxo

  3. Way to go sister! Not sure what I should give up for Lent so I'll give up breast cancer with you!

    I saw a breast cancer sticker on the way to work today that said, F*ck Cancer the pink ribbon was where the U is supposed to be. Google it and go to'll see it there.

  4. Thanks sister! Appreciate the group effort on my Lent this year! The more the merrier! Yes, I've seen that bumper sticker too! My sentiments exactly! Just trying to keep it clean since it's Lent! HA!

  5. I am with you! Totally giving up cancer! Even though I'm Jewish. BRCA1 be gone!