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  1. What (if anything) do you do for Lent? When I was a kid, we were given a coin folder to add a quarter to each day, which would be full at the end of Lent. It was silly, because I sure had no money, so my Dad had to fill them for four kids. We turned them in to church on Easter Sunday, but I have no idea what charity benefited from the donations. As an adult, I never even thought much about Lent until I met my husband. His dad is (was raised) Catholic, so DH experienced a lot of Catholic traditions growing up. He always gives up something(s) for Lent, doesn't eat meat on Friday, that kind of thing. My family never did any of that stuff, but I had a Catholic friend in high school who mentioned something from time to time during Lent. I didn't ask questions. Now, I give up something. I've tried to add something positive, but those challenges involve doing something nice for a stranger every day or something else completely not possible when you live in the sticks and only leave your house about 3-4 days a week. I'm thinking about giving up social media. I still will blog and have email, but since I'm not on the Crew (The Homeschool Review Crew for those who aren't here from there) this year and don't have Crew responsibilities on SM, I think it will be a good idea. I know it will free up a lot of my time. I'm hoping to use it more productively. Will I? I don't know. I feel like I'm just really learning about religious traditions/history now, so late in my life, even though I was raised in the church. Are you planning anything? What denomination are you (if you don't mind sharing)? I'd love to learn more about everyone's traditions and plans.