Fat Tuesday

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I’ve never really understood the whole pancake on Fat Tuesday thing. I mean, I understand the history; but I’m just not that excited about pancakes for dinner. To me it would feel like a fast rather than a feast. So we had chicken stir-fry for dinner.

We didn’t get around to making Anthony a cake yesterday on his birthday so after we returned from his pediatrician checkup this morning the big kids and I whipped up a whole wheat chocolate wacky cake. No frosting or frills. But we put in a candle and sang happy birthday and then Ben helped blow out the candle. And Anthony had a great time eating his first ever chocolate cake.

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3 Responses to Fat Tuesday

  1. Daria Sockey February 24, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I love that verse too, about the wings of a dove. And I love your application. I’ve never seen a pyx like that before. Really unique.

    Still haven’t figured what to reduce with computer use yet. I don’t have an iphone to remove apps from!

  2. Melanie Bettinelli February 25, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    Daria,

    It’s always been one of my favorite verses. I love it when I have a new insight into an old favorite. It becomes all new again.

    From Dom’s notes on the photo:

    To quote Cardinal Sean O’Malley: “It has come from Spain and is a replica of an ancient tabernacle used in the East. It takes its shape from the dove, a sign of the Holy Spirit, and is suspended over the Altar. This custom began in the East during the earliest centuries of the Church, and it is mentioned in the 6th century writings of St. Gregory of Tours. This tabernacle is a visible reminder of our Lord’s presence in the Church and in our midst here at the Pastoral Center.”

  3. Katherine February 28, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Personally I find fasting from food the hardest part. I don’t know if it is my own personal dysfunctional relationship with food or if it has to do with being pregnant or nursing the last 6 years and I am just THAT out of practice. Or maybe both. But yeah, if a migraine is on the line, I’m sure a simple snack is fine.

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