In a way, I'm excited for Lent this year. I think I have the right combination of prayer/fasting/almsgiving going on.
I'm also hoping I'm not taking too much on. Here's the breakdown: the Total Consecration (starting tomorrow); praying for 1 specific person each day of Lent; getting up earlier to pray, and reflect on the day's readings; giving up internet surfing from my smartphone; going meatless on Wednesdays and Fridays; plus evening prayer time with the kids.
I've been thinking about also fasting on Wednesdays, but I'm still mulling it over. I'm trying not to do too much, otherwise a week into Lent and I'm Ms. Cranky Pants.
And since Larry is talking about songs to get you into the penitential spirit, I offer you a classic from when the 90s (when I went to high school):
Good luck getting that out of your head for the rest of the day!