When Life Gives You Lemons, Sometimes You Can’t Make Lemonade…


So sometimes in life something crappy happens and people say “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade”.  Well today was not one of those days.  

Today the Air Force announced the E-6 results.  My husband was in that category.  I am not going to go into detail about how I feel about the changes that have been made regarding the new ranking system, so I will just say that it was made much harder for everyone involved.  This was his 2nd time taking the test and we learned today that he did not make it, again.  This time he missed it by .4 points.  That means there was 1 person above him that was the cutoff to make rank.

My husband is a strong man.  He will make it past this not because there is no other choice but because he always keeps his head held high. It might take him a few days to get back to his normal self again, but he will get there.  He will also be all the better for it!  This will not be his all the end all (it feels like it though).  I will tell you what he isn’t though and that is weak!  He doesn’t need your sympathy, he needs your solidarity and so does everyone else that didn’t make it today.

So to all the other men/women out there that didn’t make Tech this year, I admire your resilence, dignity and your perseverance.  I know it is hard, but I also know that you will all go into this test next year and make it your Bitch!  

So in short, we were given lemons today, but we didn’t make lemonade.  We rode the roller coaster of emotions instead!  Even though we don’t have lemonade, we now have lemons and I will make a mean pitcher of sangria with them… So thank you!

Love,

Bri

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Nuts

Alice Clayton

Proper Noun

1. Author

    “Alice Clayton is such an entertaining writer!”

Amazing, witty, hysterical, delightful, amusing, blonde, brilliant, fabulous…

The list is endless and could go on forever.  Alice Clayton is simply gifted.  Her books are some of the funniest books I have ever read.  I literally laugh out loud when I read them, I just can’t help it!  I recently got my hands on one of her latest books called Nuts (the title alone should make you LOL) and L O V E D it!  I have read all of her other books before this series and I could not get enough.  I started off with one of her first books, Wallbanger (again with the catchy title), and I cried from laughing so hard. Anyone that can write a book from the perspective of a cat and can make you laugh that hard has some serious talent!  Her books live up to all the hype that I have built up in my head and she will continue to stay on the pedestal that I have put her on!


Summary

Roxie Callahan has just started to make a name for herself in Los Angeles, literally catering to the rich and famous, when one skinny, carb-counting Hollywood wife takes her down with butter!  That’s right… Butter…  After her career is stalled she decides to help her tree-hugging mother run their diner in upstate New York.  When she arrives back home, to her small town, she goes “nuts”for the local farmer, Leo.  They are two peas in a pod.  She is the peanut butter to his jelly.  The apple to his orchard.  (You get where I am going with this)… Will their chemistry last longer than the summer or will they be left out to pasture?


Maybe I put one too many puns in that summary, but I just couldn’t help it!   This is a MUST read!  I have already recommended it to everyone I know and my copy of the book is making it’s way through my closest friends.

If you are reading this Alice, we need to be friends!  Anyone that can make me laugh that hard and loud from a book needs to be in my life!  Although the two of us being in the same room with each other could end with us crying or peeing our pants, I am still very much interested!

What are you waiting for? Go read her book!

Love,

Bri