It's time to party!
February 16th marks the end of the Carnival season this year, better known in some areas as Mardi Gras. It's a time for partying, wearing masks, good friends, and good food. Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start to Lent, and the day for getting all that excess energy out of the way. This link is a great resource for the history of Carnival.
I've never been Catholic (my ex-husband was for awhile), but I've always thought Mardi Gras was awesome.
It could be because I love masks. Especially detailed and feathered. It could be that King Cake is one of my favorite desserts. But maybe it's just the feeling of getting it all out of your system, of having a full night of carefree fun, of partying as hard as you can, for the next day starts prayer and restriction.
The theme for this week is, of course, Mardi Gras and Carnival. What can you do to let it all out? What restrictions do you place on yourself?