Ash Wednesday is February 17, 2010. Next week. I am looking forward to it.
We are doing the 40 trash bag thing. Really, I know it might sound a little bit insane that I can actually rid my family of 40 bags of stuff each year, but we manage to do it.
I know this has been making the rounds this year again and I really appreciate all the wonderful families that join with ours in doing this. If you would like me to link to your blog just leave a comment and I will add you in. This year I will be sending out reminders via twitter at simplycatholic1. Last year I set up a facebook page and you can also connect there. And here of course is where I will be posting my progress.
So, this weekend I am picking up a few boxes (for books and such) and I am excited to start this on Wednesday.
This year’s bags:
Monday the 22nd – Friday the 26th : A bag of Ashley’s clothing, A bag of Rachel clothing, A bag from the boy’s room, two bags of toys.
Saturday the 20th: A bag of Kyle’s clothing.
Friday the 19th: A bag of clothing from the girl’s room
Thursday the 18th: A bag of clothing from the girls’ room.
Ash Wednesday is tomorrow. The first bag is going to come from my closet – clothing. Update: This bag took me about 10 minutes. I didn’t let myself over think the items I was putting in the bag. I would love to wear some of the stuff again (if I lost 30 pounds) or some things I have hardly worn… but if I hardly wear them why keep them? I literally put two dresses in the bag that I have never worn and I let myself part with the chiffon dress I made for Ashley’s Christening and have worn about twice since. I have been hanging onto this thing for almost 18 years when it could be someone’s favorite dress. So I let it go.