Anne-with-an-e: Hey, Betsy, what're you giving up for Lent?
Betsy: I dunno. I haven't decided.
Anne: You could give up hiding in dark corners and jumping out at me.
Betsy: Hey, Ramona, what are you giving up for Lent?
Ramona: I don't know yet.
Betsy: Why don't you give up sassing Anne and me?
Ramona: Betsy! No! I'm going to give up something meaningful!
Okay ... Lent is two weeks away, people.
We're gonna have to get serious around here.
Tonight at the dinner table, I said, "Hmmm ... if I'm going to write a series for Lent, I'd better get started on it soon."
Anne replied, "Will it be a No-Panic Lent? Hmmm? Or will it be a Panic-Filled Lent?"
But, I couldn't give her an immediate answer.
It probably depends on what I give up.