I loved Maggie Muggins when I was a child. Heck, I think I still do. I loved Mr. McGarrity and Grandmother Frog - so ugly but kind. When I think what I loved about Maggie Muggins and Anne of Green Gables and Jo of Little Woman the word that pops to mind is resilience. No matter what happened to Maggie in the run of a day (and it wasn't much believe me) she'd cheerfully sing out to dear Mr. McGarrity that tomorrow was another day.
Anne had the same indomitable spirit and while Jo was of a somewhat different mettle, in the end, she kept on doing what she wanted to (the loss of her manuscript has haunted me since I read it though).
Today I'm going to practice resilience. I got my standing offer in to the Tender's Office a day ahead of the due date. How could such a brutal process be called 'tendering' I wonder? I have my new improved query for The Rock Walker ready to send out and have actually found a couple of places to send it. And I'm ready to re-enter the world of True.
I am waiting to hear about where a contract is going to take me soon - interviewing farmers and taking their pictures - so I have lots of time blocked off.
Now is the time to 'quitcherbellyachin' and get on with it. For today is another day!