I had given up alcohol for Lent as penance, and for a while I was going strong. But yesterday's challenges got to me, and before I knew it I had a six-pack and drank 5 of them down in a flash. I'd tried resisting at first with distraction - I went to the library and walked around the books for solace, I let Pita roam around the apartment at her leisure and snuggled up with her on her heating pad we leave out for her, I downloaded books and tried my damndest to read. Yet, I still ended up downing 5 beers too quickly to shut-up my nagging thoughts.
I have a splitting headache this morning because I hadn't eaten since breakfast yesterday, and I'd forgotten to drink water before bed. Things that just amplify the effects of the hangover. I'm taking the pain as penance for...well...breaking my penance. I'm glad I always carry a plastic bag with me, because I vomited into it while walking into my work building. I'm sure I scared some people who saw me...
I have failed as a Catholic, again, but I am going to stand back up and finish the Lenten season strong.