And so it is that many churches now celebrate mardi gras after the Sunday service. Liz and Brian, our recent arrivals from Louisiana by way of Texas, showed that pancakes were a poor substitute for the real thing. Homemade shrimp etouffée, chicken gumbo, and king's cake made it difficult to pace oneself in anticipation of the furious gluttony that would occur later that afternoon.
|At 5:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday|
I had the weight room to myself.
Easter will come early this year--March 27th--as will Lent, six weeks of fasting and prayer that in my case are sorely needed.