Pre-Lenten thoughts on freedom and how to do Lent in a creative manner and outside the box. No micromanaging me.

Two days to go and it’s like this there’s no way in hell I would ever give up coffee for Lent. Why? I have enough coffee to last me all the way through Easter.

I wouldn’t sentence any human being to seeing me without coffee at five I am when I get up. I have to be at work at 6:30 every morning now. Then, when I come home I still have to work with my husband who operates his own solo law practice.

Take a look at this wonderful gate at our house. Why? I can’t see it. You can walk over the gate. You could walk through the gate. You can take find instructions from someone else how to deal with the gate. And then you can say I’m ignoring the gate. I thought about doing the last statement through all of Lent and skipping Lent all together.

How will I deal with with that it is also Valentine’s Day? It’s like this. I’m going to do a little bit of all three. Except that I’m not going to take any instructions from anyone on how to deal with all at this year. I did a lot of that for 12 years. How? I’ll leave that to my personal preference not to tell you how I dealt with it.

What really makes me really pissed off are those people who try to micromanage me. How am I going to deal with those people? I try to stay away from blog comments less and what not. I try not to come in and try to stay away from EWTN stuff. A lot of those people could not survive in Florida first of all because of the heat second of all, there’s a lot of them who would not be able to live my life. Most of them can’t even run their own lives. Take a good look on Twitter with for the guy who has orange hair and tries to call himself a president.

I also don’t like that many of those people did support the other orange haired individual. Now, they’re seeing what he’s really like. But I’ll leave that to another column.

OK, maybe no one is perfect but I make no excuses for those people who are trying to tell me how to do Lent. They have no idea of how I pray, and they have no idea of how to be creative ,they have no idea of how old I am. they see my husband and I with no children and also an all they can do is think of all kinds of negative nasty things to say. All they do is see things on the surface and try to bark out orders. I think you get what I’m trying to say. I take my readers a little smarter than I used to take them smarter. I think many of my readers are a little smarter than those crazy people would bark out orders to me. I give you that much credit you read this blog.

Not only that, but when you live in Florida you have hurricanes too. Then, the lights go out.

During Lent 2015, it was not exactly the best of circumstances. It was the lent with no air and no lights and no electricity. One of my husband’s major clients didn’t pay us and bounced a huge large check. Since I was not teaching at the time, that was our major utility bill after moving into my father-in-law’s house.It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever forget. But I didn’t believe it.

It was something else. So, I told myself for the next several Lent seasons ,I’m going to take it easy.

This year’s Christmas was very nice. That’s all I’m going to say. It was the opposite of that..

So well, while I’m going on and on and on about how to deal with the gate of Lent. I could decorate that gate with polkadots and they still would be pissed off at me. Or I could give the gate away for somebody else who doesn’t have a gate. I’m using lots of analogies in a parable like manner. It takes a little thought to understand what I’m speaking about. I could decorate that gate with polkadots and they still would be pissed off at me. Or I could give the gate away for somebody else who doesn’t have a gate. I’m using lots of analogies and a parable like manner. It takes a little thought to understand what I’m speaking about.

And even though I have a cousin who is the leader of theCatholic church in this area, I decided to be Mrs. creative when it comes to Lent . I’m not gonna tell anyone what I’m doing. I’m just gonna shut my mouth and ignore the fact that it’s Lent and no talk about it with anyone. It’s none of their damn business. Yes, I wrote that. I’m not taking it back and they’re going to have to deal with it

Just what am I actually giving up for Lent? If anyone asks ? Being near toxic people is on my list.

I think I’m trying to stay more positive. I’m going to see the glass is half full not half empty. Being 54 has its benefits.

I hope you understand what I’m saying here. I intend on writing more and going after some serious goals. Something came up to where I’m allowed to do this more it’s slowly getting there. I stress that word: slowly.

Things don’t always come when you want to come so, I am going to just keep on plugging away. And stay the course.

I’m going to stay away from any type of severity. Severe Lenten seasons do not work they don’t operate out of love. A successful one operates out of love and creativity which mirrors the creator. God is the creator. Get this? I hope so!

Got that ?