Although I am no longer Catholic, my side of the family is.
Lent for Catholics means no meat on Fridays.
Due to snowy, slushy, slippin' and slidin' weather today, I drove my mom and dad to an out-of-town medical procedure for my mom. I have four-wheel drive...they don't. And...dad's 87 and mom's 85. I am not. They didn't need to drive on a day like today.
On the way home we stopped for lunch. Mom was looking for fish on the menu. When the waitress came dad said, "I'll have a hamburger!" Mom said quickly, "Oh...no-no! It's Friday...you can't have meat."
The waitress was quick to offer them their fish special for the day.
Mom said, "I'll have that, with a glass of water, please."
Dad grunted a little at being told he couldn't have a hamburger and then said, "I'll just have that, too. And gimme a glass of beer!"
I honestly started laughing out loud...and mom and the waitress both giggled.
Can't have meat...but by golly...give the man his beer!
Love those two.
Wishing you a peaceFULLYsimple day. And go ahead...tip back a cold one while you're at it!