Giving Up Target for Lent

Recently there was discussion within my mom's group about budgets. We all admitted to spending more on certain things than we should. And a good number of us admitted to frequenting Target far more than was necessary. God, I love Target. I'm convinced this is every mom's Mecca. Where else can you get it all in one place? I mean, even their shoes, clothes and furniture now are now presentable enough to own.

Well, after some careful discerning, I have made a decision. This year, I'm giving up Target for Lent. I'm not sure how God feels about Target. But since today was the first time I've been to church since Christmastime, I'm guessing He's OK with the fact that I decided to participate in Lent this year. Somehow each year, I feel Lent is my opportunity to get back in touch with my own Catholic religion. Can you believe I used to teach Sunday school? Sad, isn't it. But I digress.

I made the obligatory visit to Target on Sunday. And made my trip to Ash Wednesday mass today. Farewell Target. I will see you soon at the end of March. Please promise not to get any cute things before then or have a great blowout sale.


purplemommy said...

I'm giving up wine:) I think it is a huge sacrifice on my part.

Linda Kerr said...

I did that one year too. The wine was difficult one to do. I don't know if I made it the whole 6 weeks.

Stimey said...

You're a brave woman. I don't think I could do it. You just know that now there will be a rash of people posting things all over the blogosphere of great Target finds.