So it's officially Lent. And for the first time in a few years I am giving something up for these 40 days. And that thing is: swearing. I'd like to give up infertility for Lent but I don't know how, I already don't drink soda, and booze helps me deal with the IF, so swearing it is!
I never used to swear so much, and lately I've been sounding more like a sailor than a lady. I don't even know where I come up with some of the things I say, except that sometimes I actually try to say the most gutter-mouthiest thing I can think of to try to express my frustration. Not really a good thing. And even hubs, the epitome of "bad Catholic," has been scolding me for my blasphemy lately. He's right. It needs to stop. And I might as well attempt to stop ALL of my foul language at once, not just the blasphemy (which is of course the worst).
I am allowing myself the use of "hell" though. It's in the Bible, after all, so it can't be that bad. ;)
I'm trying to come up with some satisfying replacement words and phrases, so if you see anything totally off the wall in my posts, that should explain it. The only thing I've got so far is, "For the LOVE!" Which is suprisingly gratifying to say, especially in traffic. If you have any additional suggestions I'm all ears! I need to learn how to "use my words."
Oh yeah, and I do realize I swore once or twice in my earlier post today. Oops. And I said sh** out loud twice today. I should probably do some kind of penance for that... maybe my cramps will count for something, though.
Who else is giving something up for Lent?