Finally, it is here! It has been a long time since the 1st day of Lent that I decided to give up alcohol. Looking back, even though I did mention that I would like to fast for the duration of Lent, that did not happen! I am disappointed that I did not have a stronger will, but I was rather satisfied that I did not take a drop of alcohol for the duration of Lent. That is rather hard for me because I am always forgetting. There had been close calls as I would be staring at the wine list thinking of what to order without realizing that it is still Lent. Luckily I have always remembered before ordering and so have not broken my dry spell.
I had my first drop of alcohol today and boy! that taste great. It did put a smile on my face as well. Going with Easter Sunday, it is always a good seafood feast which was why I made a stop at the fish market. It is always a good place to get fresh seafood.
After getting the seafood, I made a pitstop at St Mary Cathedral. I have never been there and I thought well since I am already in the city, might as well go there. It was gorgeous! The high ceilings, the awesome architecture what more can you ask for. I found out that there is a crypt there. Well who would have thought that there is a crypt in the cathedral. They do charge if you wish to enter the crypt. Unfortunately, I missed the Royal family who were there for the morning mass. I am glad that I stopped by there.
On top of it all, the icing of the cake, I found out that next Sunday 27th April, 2 popes will be canonized, Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. It is interesting as Blessed John Paul II has been fast tracked to be a Saint instead of having to go through the usual centuries of process.
All in all, this year’s Easter proves to be a good one apart of the fact that the Easter bunny stopped by this year and decided to mess with my hot water heater. I had a cold shower in cool Autumn to start of my Easter Sunday but it ended with a very warm hug.