Don’t let the disaster drag you down…

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  But what do you do when Life hurls lemons at you like you’re its opponent in a particularly heated game of dodgeball?  And I swear Life is ignoring the “no aiming at the head” rule in this game, too.

How do you keep from repeatedly banging your head on your keyboard when you’re as tragically accident-prone as I am?  Great question!  Um, give me a few minutes…

…Ok!  I’ve got it!  You once again turn to the advice of your sage friend, Sally!  During a particularly brutal week (I can’t remember the exact circumstances, but I’m pretty sure that it involved planning my wedding… let’s not broach that subject until we know each other better), Sally picked me up, dusted me off, and told me to spend the rest of my week looking for 3 mini-miracles.  Very glass half full vs. my usual glass half full, half shattered outlook.  It sounded silly and no different from the usual “look on the bright side” type advice.  As the week went on, however, and I specifically had to find not 1, not 2, but 3 whole “miracles,” I couldn’t help but start to feel a little sunnier.

So I plan to dedicate every Monday (because I hate Mondays, just on principle) to finding those miracles within the week that help to offset the flying lemons, even if they don’t quite bring about sainthood.

Miracle #1:  Prednisone.  It’s basically a steroid (think oral cortisone) that helps to quickly alleviate the itching that comes with hives, which may or may not have come from an allergic reaction to Indian Mangoes.

Miracle #2: Cake Wrecks.  I am grateful.

Miracle #3: L’École’s weekend brunch fried calamari.  Every Sunday, I get my (rotund) butt handed to me by the omelette station and question whether or not cooking is the right path for me.  It all gets better at the end of service, though, when Sous-Chef Christine hands me perfectly seasoned, crispy fried calamari with a wedge of lemon and a little aioli on the side.  I’m drooling a little just thinking about it.  And no, it’s not on the Mindy diet plan, but if you take my calamari, I may just throw an omelette at you.

Happy Monday, everybody!


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