Here it is Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove or Pancake Tuesday, and Lent starts tomorrow. February's gotten away from me, but that's just as well (see previous entries on February, Month of Doom).
I don't generally make New Year's resolutions, but I do treat Lent as a season of reform. Rather than giving things up, I usually try to do something positive, start something new, and get myself organized.
No idea what I'm doing this year. I've just acquired two "teach yourself piano" books, and might start keyboard lessons. I'm planning to spend a chunk of March in Washington, DC, where I hope to make some progress on - yes - a book of my own. I desperately need to get my personal belongings in some kind of order, and do a thorough cleaning of my apartment.
Along the way, I could probably drop a bad habit or two. Good thing I've already eaten all those cinnamon jelly hearts from Valentine's Day.
What are you giving up, or taking on, as a Lenten resolution this year?