Monday 7 April 2008

Submissions/Rejections & Snow

Well the first rejection is in. It is from an email submission that I made last week. Oh well, it could be worse, I could have been Grumpy yesterday with the wind doing horrible things to my ears making me look like a cross between a dog and a bat.

It was so cold yesterday when S & I walked Grumpy down at Greve de Lecq that one side of my face and nose went numb. This was in the short time that I took the above photo. S & J were thrilled when it snowed later too. Okay, I know that by England/Scotland/Ireland/Wales standards our snow was pathetic but hey, we were excited. In fact (and this is no exaggeration) if there is more than two inches of snow here (can't remember the last time) the whole island grinds to a standstill, which is great of course if you have to miss school/work. Unfortunately it rarely happens.

I remember once when it did snow heavily when I was at work (hundreds of years ago) and a colleague offered me a lift home on her father's tractor (no, I'm not kidding) and I sniffed in horror and thanked her very much but said I would find my own way back. Unfortunately for (stupid) me, that entailed catching a bus to Bel Royal (about an hour or so walk away from my parent's home - and all up hill too, I might add) and then the bus driver refused to go any further and told us to all get off. I then began traipsing up the hill, slipped under some poor woman's car - she was going so slowly that I wasn't hurt but nearly gave the dear soul a heart attack. Then imagining how foolish I must have looked, I began to laugh and she must have thought I was completely insane.

I'm so cross that I didn't get to the computer until too late for Caroline's live blog yesterday and so missed out. I'm going to have a glass of wine now because I don't want to start feeling sorry for myself (I hate rejections, don't we all). I'll be fine tomorrow, or at least until the next one comes in, will then sulk for a couple of hours then send another batch out.


Lane Mathias said...

Sorry about the rejection. It's hard not to take it personally isn't it but .... onwards and upwards. An acceptance is just around the corner.

Love Grumpy's ears in that photo:-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry you recieved a rejection! Im sure you will get their eventually as you seem very determind.
Poor old lady! she must have been really alarmed,(especially when you sat there laughing!)
Love the pic of Grumpy, so cute!

Jill Steeples said...

Aw, poor Grumpy, I'm feeling cold just looking at that picture!

Bad luck on the rejection. I know we shouldn't take them personally, but they still sting a bit, don't they? Still, at least they didn't keep you waiting too long and now you can send it off to a more deserving home.

Yvonne said...

Sorry about the rejection Debs, but I loved your walking home story it made me lol! Enjoy your glass of wine and remember, you're the best. :)

Hilary said...

Mmmmm . . . snow. I love snow. As far as I recall. I lived in Germany for a year and was out once in minus 17 degrees. I kept on thinking I had a booger (an Australianism, I think - hope you can translate) in my nose but it was my nose hairs freezing. And the windward cheek would kind of shrink or cramp or something.

Nevertheless, speaking from a global-warming infested already-hot country, I love snow.

Christina Phillips said...

Ack. Hugs on the R. They always stink but each pass is one step closer to acceptance. **Never give up! Never surrender!** (I like this mantra. It works for me!!!)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

lane - I hate them but it's all part of wanting to write, I suppose.

He does look funny, doesn't he?

motherx - here's hoping.

Poor woman, I can still see the shocked expression on her face.

maddie moon - I shall just keep trying, probably got a long way to go yet but it keeps me busy I suppose.

yvonne - thanks that's so kind. I did enjoy the wine too.

hilary - minus 17?? I can't imagine how cold that must feel. I found it cold on Sunday and it was only a couple of degrees above freezing.

christina phillips - I like that mantra, I think I shall use it too, thanks.

HelenMWalters said...

Commiserations on the rejection. I know only too well how it feels xxx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - thanks, it's not fun x