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Mama said there’d be days (weeks) like this…

by Kay~Kacey on 8/16/2005

Monday: Middle son cut from high school soccer team. He’s played soccer practically his whole life. Coaches say they’ll post the list at 8am Monday morning on the locker room door. (why make the kids suffer the whole weekend…and doesn’t he realize that 8am might be just a TAD inconvenient for working mothers to drive their kid (about half the kids don’t have licenses yet) up to the high school to check the list???) BUT…the electricity was out at the school, and it was all locked up tight at 8am Monday morning… (school doesn’t start until Thursday) Was the coach up there with the list, or did he post it on the outside door to the athletic wing?? Of course not. :biteme: Anyway…I wish all high schools would go to a straight A,B, C team… Here most schools have Freshmen teams that struggle to get enough players. (I think Freshman soccer this year has like 2 extra players :roll: ) Yet they cut like 23 sophomores and juniors. Whatever. I HATE SPORTS.

Later that day: check mailbox–rejection from Harlequin Super. Need I say more?

Today: took middle son off to college. He’s a sophomore. I cried AGAIN this year when I left him and his older brother (who lives there year round now). They were LAUGHING at me… :wtf:

I’m now sitting here drinking like the very mature person I am… :beer: (I did get a chance to see my old couches though…happily ensconced in the messy very lived in family room of my oldest son… COUCHES DO NOT COME BACK HOME.

And all I can think of tonight is….

After all….tomorrow is another day… :shock:

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Teresa August 16, 2005 at 6:36 pm

Oh crummy! Soo sorry about everything that went bad. Have another round. Things will get better!!

Danica August 16, 2005 at 6:51 pm

Oh hugs! Sort of a double whammy day,isn’t it? Well go :bath: :book: :beer: and hopefully things will look better in the morning.

Rene August 16, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Yuck! What a rotten day. I am not looking forward to the day when my kids get to that level of sports or drama or whatever they choose and experience disappointment. I feel for you on the rejection. Invoke the 24 hour rule. Will have a martini tonight to commiserate (did I spell that right?).:beer:

Kelly =) August 16, 2005 at 8:46 pm

{{Hugs}} Kacey! What a couple of days, huh? So sorry about the rejection, the kiddo being cut, and the tears. Days like these just plain suck, and there ain’t a thing we can do but take it all in. And pound our heads against the wall a few times. :wallbash: I hope it all gets better soon!

Steph T. August 16, 2005 at 10:21 pm

Aw, kacey – {{{HUGS}}} all around!!

Was the R personal at all? Can you revise this book for another line?

Drinking and channeling Scarlett O’Hara is always a good plan:beer: It will look better tomorrow – I know it will.:typing:

Gina August 16, 2005 at 11:08 pm

Sorry you’ve had such a horrid couple of days. My nieces play soccer and my brother coaches it, so I know how important it becomes. Tomorrow is another day. It’ll get better.

Amy K August 16, 2005 at 11:29 pm

You’re due for a HAPPY day tomorrow! (Yikes, I need to cut back on my late night peppiness. :shock: )

Here’s hoping for a much better day. And an unending supply of alcohol. :beer:

Lory August 16, 2005 at 11:46 pm

Cheers! :beer: Get some rest–humpday has gotta be better, right?
Hugs to you and the kids. We had school issues today but youngest is preparing for preschool. We still have a ways to go!!!:crazy2:

kacey August 17, 2005 at 6:21 am

okay, excpet for a slight headache (:beer:) :roll: I’m better today.

Danica…I’m thinking almost everything is better with a bath, book, and a beer…

Rene…how was that martini. Glad I could provide the excuse…

Steph…yes the rejection was personal, and spot on. It was a book I started awhile ago, and reworked to send in now. I write differently now. I think it just wasn’t as strong as my all new stuff. I’m going to just put this story to bed and move on.

Gina–soccer is very competitve around here. A lot of the kids playing on traveling select teams that travel all over the country all the time. $$$

Amy–you are awfully perky for late at night…what’s up with that?? :mrgreen:

Lory–I’m hoping today is better. I miss the preschool days…most problems could be handled with a hug and a kiss and a cookie.

Thanks for the cheering up. You guys are the best!

Katie August 17, 2005 at 6:29 am

Here’s to a MUCH better day today! :beer:

Michelle August 17, 2005 at 6:36 am

Hugs on the bad day, Kacey. Maybe you’ll sell a different book and it won’t matter. In the meantime, console yourself with :beer:.

Suzanne August 17, 2005 at 7:16 am

Sucky day!! You deserver a drink or ten!

Kelly B August 17, 2005 at 7:24 am

Wow, what a sucky day. Hope today goes better for you! :coffee2:

Leanna Ellis August 17, 2005 at 7:43 am

Hugs on your horrible day. I know how it feels. Had one myself this weekend. My life felt like it was imploding (Dad taking chemo, house a mess, kids misbehaving, dogs needed grooming, expecting a rejection any day). So I cleaned. Crying and cleaning….what a combo. Next time I’ll add a beer too. :) My world at least got cleaner. and the dogs went to the groomer. At least I could fix a couple of things. But some hurts, like getting cut from soccer and rejections are harder to fix. Just know some day they’ll wish they’d bought your book. and get another out there as soon as possible. Hugs.

Sharon August 17, 2005 at 8:20 am

Kacey I’m so sorry about the R. I received what for all practical purposes is an R from an editor who LOVED my book and asked for revisions. I talked to her last week and while she didn’t reject it, she is LEAVING the publisher so is going to pass my manuscript onto someone else. Ugh. All that work and hope, and she’s leaving the publishing business. I can’t even submit to her at another house because she’s moving to freaking Ohio. :wtf:

Melissa August 17, 2005 at 12:19 pm

Lots of HUGS, Kacey. Yuck on the rejection. :sad: And I hate sports, too. I quit them my sophomore year after they told me it was basically my job or the sport. I chose the job! (working at a library).

Tori August 17, 2005 at 12:50 pm

Hugs on the rotten day, Kacey! I hope today is MUCH better.

Larissa August 17, 2005 at 7:42 pm

Oh, big hugs!!!! What a sucky day. I’ll have a beer for you, and then we’ll both be drinking like the responsible, logical people we are! :beer:

Megan August 17, 2005 at 7:50 pm

That sounds like a bad day, Kacey…at least you did the right thing, and applied alcohol to the problem. I love beer, esp. after a long day with the questioning six year-old.

Peggie August 17, 2005 at 8:24 pm

Oh Kacey what a day:shakehead:

Brenda Bradshaw August 17, 2005 at 11:25 pm

Sorry your day sucked rotten eggs, but glad you found relief in alcohol and Scarlet. A woman after my own heart, you are.

*AGK* August 18, 2005 at 10:56 am

Hoping things got a tad better in the last couple of days…

Mary August 18, 2005 at 9:48 pm

Booze has helped me through the rough times. Here’s hoping next week is better.:coffee:

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