So, it's day 2, and so far I've kept to my Liturgy of the Hours routine. :) And thus far, I'm loving it. I remember this from when I used to be better about praying them most days: you immediately feel more peaceful afterwards, and your day goes better, even if challenges present themselves.
Hence, I'm glad that I chose this as my lenten resolve. Next week, I can experiment with the Magnificat since I have the March issue, and I can compare the two.
I very much enjoyed getting my ashes yesterday. Henry and I ended up going to the 4 pm scripture service with ash distribution. Mike and Anne were going to go with us, but she was still napping, so it was just Hank and I. Our deacon led the service, and this is the one I went to last year as well. I really enjoyed it, I think I'll make it a yearly tradition to go to that particular one.
It got me to thinking about daily Mass, as well. I love daily Mass, but it's so hard for me to go at lunch anymore. Our Newman Center moved to a further location on the campus, and it's too far to walk. To drive would mean a long walk out to my car and losing my parking spot (a big problem on this campus) so I only go on holy days of obligation. But my parish has an 8 am Mass. I may go a few times during Lent. I usually leave for work around 8 am, but this would still get me in at a fairly early time. We'll see.
It's been pretty busy here with the kids and the house, so I don't have much time to write. Ironically, I have much more time to write when I'm at work, ha!