a new day

daycamp09 020Yes folks, it is a new day and what a good one it is!  The picture above is of my fist and it is awaiting your bump.  I suppose if we are going to be fist-bump buddies I should explain.

Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like nothing goes right?  Of course (see honey, I CAN use the correct course) you have, everyone has.  I had one of those yesterday.  No math was studied by Max (middle child, and no, that is not his real name), no chores were done by Joey (youngest, a girl despite her pseudonym), and hubby and I couldn’t say anything without offending the other.  Nothing really bad happened, especially since we completed our June trifecta (hard drive death, fire, a/c kaput) on Monday when the air conditioning went out.  It was just a grumpy day.

I will try to use less parenthesis as I tell the rest of the story.

The oldest, Bird, is out of town for Scout Camp and I feel like I’ve lost my right arm.  I had no idea how helpful the big guy was until he was gone.  He’s getting an extra huge hug when he gets back on Saturday even if he will hate it.  But I’m getting off of the subject…again.  This tends to happen when I get really excited about something…suddenly I want to talk about anything and everything.

After we all went out to buy water toys for the kiddos and had a healthy dinner at Jason’s deli we came home, I straightened up a bit, then I checked my email.  Simply put, I got a positive response to one of the queries I sent out about a month ago.  They want to see my manuscript.  I flew over the moon.  The kids did a happy dance and asked if it meant we were rich.  We laughed.

Even though I know this is only a teeny tiny step, it is a step in the right direction and it feels awesome!  Send a pic of your fist when you comment if you can! :)

::I usually do not condone the use of so many exclaimation points, but in this case…eh…I don’t care!!!!::

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10 Responses to “a new day”

  1. Kelsey Says:


    Here’s the link to my fist: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelseytimmerman/3659801887/

  2. JLeigh Says:

    Thank you! :) I like your nice bright room by the way…

  3. Sharla Says:

    This deserves so much more than a fist bump!!! But, alas, I do not know of a non-freaky way to photograph me giving you a hug. So…here is your fist bump.


  4. JLeigh Says:

    Woo hoo! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Cody Says:

    Here ya:


  6. Sleepy Sister Says:


    hip hip hooray!

  7. Sleepy Bro Says:

    Here’s to the best and brightest up and coming writer in Texas! Good luck!


  8. JLeigh Says:

    You are so kind! Thank you my sideways brother!

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