Carrie Leigh (carrie_leigh) wrote,
Carrie Leigh

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Soooooo.  What is a girl to do when things don't go her way?

She pulls herself up by her own bootstraps (figuratively, since I'm wearing flip flops) and gets her hands dirty and she DOES something about it!  I just got a book to help me with my punctuation disease...  Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.  The subtitle is "The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation".  I'm finding it very amusing, so far, if not helpful.  The worst part is...  I taught 8th grade English for a year.  What damage did I do to those children?  Admittedly, the standardized testing that we have in my state negates any and all creative writing, so dialogue problems aren't necessarily an issue, but still. 

Apologies to any and all 8th grade students in Miss Wagster's class at Bowie Jr. High in the 1996-1997 school year.  I was wrong.  I hope my inadequacies didn't cause you too much grief in your life after I was done with you.

And rejection, oddly enough, doesn't hurt as much the second time.  Thank you dragonsangel68 for the sweetly worded email.  It's nicer coming from a friend. 

I'm an actress, for crying out loud.  I've been rejected LOADS of times.  The one that hurt the most was 'Maggie' in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  But there are several others.  Reminds one to be humble, it does.

A girl also reminds herself of the things in her life that are great...  children, husband, dog, fall weather, pumpkins, the smell of clean laundry, checking out books from the library, chatting with a FRIENDLY librarian (if you can believe that), having friends over to dinner, the way a pecan pie smells (because I'm sure not eating it...  I have a texture issue), having lunch with hubby on Thursdays etc...

It does not even bother me that I got a jury summons today...  I shall promptly check the "I am a full time caregiver to a child under 11" box, and send it along on it's merry way.

Life is fabulous.  I love it.  I'm smiling as I post.


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