Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Catholic Guilt

I always feel guilty about something. Always. and I know it's because I was raised Catholic. My mom is catholic and is REALLY good at laying on a guilt trip. The funny thing is that I know when she is doing it so one would think that I would be able to rise up above it but I can't. It's the little things too. It doesn't have to be anything major that makes me feel guilty. For example, my dad sometimes calls right when we sit down to dinner. and I am tired of all the screaming and I am hungry and just want to eat so when I answer the phone I am a bit short with him. God, the guilt. So I always call back and try to sound chipper even when I am not because I feel so guilty that I was short with my sweet dad. No one could ask for a better dad. NO ONE! I don't care what you say.

Anyway, the reason for my guiltiness right this minute is that I am drinking wine. I gave it up for Lent during the week but I just couldn't help myself. J says now that we have joined the Episcopal church that we don't have to sacrifice during Lent. I beg to differ but even if that were the case....you can take the girl out of the church but you can't take the church out of the girl.

MMMMM.....that's delicious.

p.s. I would love to hear what you are feeling guilty about. It would make me feel less guilty.


Sara said...

The Jews are all about he guilt too, so I'm right there with ya.


LSU Melanie said...

oh lord I know what you mean:) We live very close to my parents and we go to the same church. and when we don't make it to church, my mom calls me and says jokingly" church slacker" even though she is joking, she really is laying on the guilt treatment....and sometimes she passes the comment, well if you would go to church....
anyway i feel ya....have a glass for me! oh and I'll be purchasing a bottle of little penguin this week..cant wait!