Laundry Lint

We ordered pizza delivered tonight. Tuesdays are pretty hellish at our house for schedule conflicts. Andy works every Tuesday from 7-3 or 7-7 and I pretty much work every waking hour of the day. My graceful mother keeps the house from burning down while we are away. Nearly 6:00 until both adults got home from work today. Chicken was thawing in the sink but looked very limp and untasty compared to a hot pizza delivered.

Lent is upon us. For the first time in years I have decided to make a sacrifice. I’m giving up meat. That’s tough and a little Catholic but it tis what it tis. So, pizza was okay and the mozarella sticks even better.

While discussing this sacrifice over dinner, talking about “giving things up for Lent” my daughter looked very confused. Liam had comments on my meatless menu, Andy said “this will work for you” and then Erin piped up with…”Isn’t Lent that white stuff that comes out of the laundry in little balls?”


I don’t remember learning much about Lent as a child. My Catholic friends were eating fish on fridays and moaning about going to Mass every weekend. That’s it. As an adult I’ve come to realize the significance of Lent, but honestly never gave it much thought.

Maybe this year.

But, I’ll chuckle every time I empty the dryer vent.