Don't be disappointed! Remember that Ash Wednesday is *not* a Holy Day of Obligation. Jason went in the morning w/ Dominic but I was so tired so I left the boys at home w/ him and went alone. It was extremely frustrating for a number of reasons, and if I had let myself get as frustrated as I was starting to, it definitely would have been better not to go at all. :-/
I know it's not, but I still wanted to go, I just didn't have the stamina. Plus, I canceled my dr's appt so I could go and then didn't. Sigh! I was hoping there was one later last night but the latest I could find was 7:30 and Kyle wasn't home. Ugh.
Yeah I get that. Sometimes I'm so tired in the morning that I skip daily Mass, but Jason can't handle both boys by himself at Mass so usually he leaves Christopher at home so I have to wake up then anyway. It's only an extra half hour of sleep plus the guilt of not getting up. :( One of the things we are working on during Lent!
**hugs** It's SO hard to wrangle kids by yourself. I only took two with me (Violet and Gabriel) and that was tough!
Yeah, I've done it so often lately at mass that I'm just burnt out. I can't even make it through a while mass lately. Whole* it won't let me fix it up there. Dumb phone.
I didn't go either because my daughter and I were sick, and I made my husband skip to take care of us. I know it's not a day of obligation, but it still feels weird to not start off Lent with ashes.
SNAPPPP!!! I didn't go, either - Elise was sick, too! - and I did the same with my husband! It does feel really weird to start Lent without the ashes. AND I forgot to start the consecration. ugh. I stink at Lent.
"If you can't say somethin' nice... don't say nothin' at all..." ~Thumper