When Life Throws Me Limes, I Make Mojitos

I should probably start by saying that the mojitos are for you, as I’m allergic to mint. So why will you need the drink? Well, *takes deep breath and lets lips tremble for maximum effect* AlmaMia Cienfuegos hasn’t gone live yet. It might take a few days… *triple sigh*

To say that I’m not disappointed would be a lie, but I refuse to be the one who lets Fate squeeze acid into her wounds without fighting back. If life wants to throw limes my way, I will grab them and make mojitos.

Just so you know, when I first discovered the little your-book-is-not-ready-yet glitch, I wasn’t so willing to roll with the punch—I was, um… distraught. Then my Piano Man held me and said, “I know you’ll make it work. You always do.”

And Shelle told me not to worry because she was going to “have a mojito, too.”

I’m not sure if it was the thought of an alcoholic drink I’ll never have, or perhaps the recollection that the world will turn even when the wheel doesn’t spin my way, or maybe, just maybe, it was Kallan’s Facebook wall that reminded me that even during tough moments: “I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful… too determined to be defeated,” and too freaking witchy to let any piece of technology ruin my day.

Also—and this is the most important bit—I have wonderful Wicked Darlings who have all kinds of ways to get me out of the dumps ;-)

So, until AlmaMia comes out to play, her blog tour continues as planned. Cross your fingers with me, grab your favorite beverage, and tell me about a moment when life didn’t work out the way you expected, but you made it work anyway.

After you are done sharing your Mojito Moment, visit SunshineShelle—the first of AlmaMia Cienfuego’s Blog Stops—and enter to win AlmaMia’s bracelet.



AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Blog Stops
Day 1 – May 15th - Capturing a Moment in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - SunshineShelle
Day 2 - May 17th - Frogs, Books and Skulls – Miniature Witchy Book - Pagan Culture Weird, I know
Day 3 – May 19th - Truth in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Tale - Magic Love Crow
Day 4 – May 21st - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic - Laura DeLuca  
Day 5 – May 23rd - Grandmothers Are Magical Creatures - Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts
Day 6 – May 25th - The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - Green Witch with Sprinkles  
Day 7 – May 27th - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Mango Tree - Daydream Believer

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28 comments:

  1. Totally sucks Magaly...but I Totally "pimped" you and your book, so hopefully the extra energy with give the technology a swift kick :D http://daydreambeliever-gina.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/blatant-pimpagewhat-else-are-friends.html :D XXX

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    1. I am the happiest pimp(ette) ever. Can't barely think about the suckiness--too much goodness swimming around here ;-)

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  2. I was going to say how everything happens for a reason but then I realized how much I hate hearing that when I am disappointed.

    So instead I will say sometimes life just fucking sucks BUT I agree with your wicked multitudes when I say whatever the delay it'd have to involve the absolute end of fucking days to keep you down or hold you back.

    You are resilient like a rubber tree so give em hell and keep us posted. I've got my 15$ bucks waiting for the first copy.

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    1. You are too awesome, my dear *sees the bit about 15 bucks* What!?! And he puts his mula where his mouth is, what a man ;-)

      Thanks so much, talking about getting me out of the dumps!

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  3. Orange juice with tequila and a spritz of soda water. And ice penguins. Makes everything better. ^^

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  4. I am with you on the Mojito tour!!!!!! Love me some rum for sure. Sorry about the disappointment.
    There have been so many times that things have stalled or just not worked out for me. Too many to count. But I kept working and find that to be prepared is the best defense. Then I am always ready for any opportunity!!!
    So stay the course girl...don't give up. Good things are just around the corner. Keep your eyes open and your pen moving.
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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    1. I think AlmaMia is just trying to make an entrance. You know them Dominicans, always going for the most shine ;-)

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  5. My beloved Magaly.. you must remember Willie Wonka who said, "The suspense is terrible- I hope it lasts". We'll all be excitedly awaiting for AlmaMia Cienfuegos to arrive and share her story with us. I do believe she'll actually like this little delay.. and when she arrives, it'll be worth it. ALL worth it!

    HUGS!!

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    1. Kallan, you've warmed my heart!

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  6. Magaly,

    My lovely friend, do not let AlmaMia's story get you down. She is playing the prima donna and just wants to see how long we will all hang on, waiting to learn what is going to happen with her life and those around her. She's being silent for now. But we all know that she won't be able to keep her secrets to herself much longer and then she will crave attention once again and will begin to tell us, through you, her wicked story to "the end"!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Jan

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    1. I think she heard you, Jan! Because she's here!

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  7. Don't let it get you down; you'll fix the issue and have that book published soon, and then you can focus on celebrating... Just concentrate on that thought! :)

    In the meantime, enjoy your drink, and have mine too!

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  8. All the troubles will be worth it in the end when we get to read your work. to be honest, I want to read it now more than ever knowing how much passio is being poured intp it by you, your loved ones, and your readers! Good luck and can't wait!

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    1. Emi, your words have described the reason why I love telling stories. It is not about the events, characters or places, it is about what all of it becomes when they are read, shared and made REAL.

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  9. This may sound crazy, but sometimes I get so frustrated in my mind when something doesn't turn out the way in which I wanted it to, that I just let my upsetting thoughts go, and in a matter of time, like magic, everything turns out the way I wanted it to. Not saying this works always for me though. But I do believe this magic exists.

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    1. And because you do, magic believes in you. As do I ;-)

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  10. This delay will need serious intervention. Now, let’s get all our Witchy sisters together for the spell we have to work. Remove your shoes, let your hair down, get the ingredients, and set up the blender.

    WE’RE HAVING MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS A LA PRACTICAL MAGIC!!

    Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
    Adder's fork and blind worm's sting.
    Barbados lime is just the thing!
    Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble.
    Flip the switch...
    and let the cauldron bubble!

    NOW START SINGING!!!

    Bruder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime,
    His sister had anudder one she paid it for de lime.

    She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up.
    She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put de lime in de coconut, she call de doctor, woke 'im up,

    Said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
    I said "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,"
    I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
    I said "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
    Now lemme get this straight,

    You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot' up,
    You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot' up,
    You put de lime in de coconut, you drank 'em bot'up,
    You put de lime in de coconut, you call your doctor, woke 'im up,

    Said " Doctor, ain't there nothing' I can take?"
    I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
    I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
    I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,"

    You put de lime in de coconut, you drink 'em bot' togedder
    Put de lime in de coconut and you'll feel better,
    Put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' up,
    Put de lime in de coconut and call me in the morning."

    Woo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.
    Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.

    Brudder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime,
    His sister had anudder one she paid it for a lime.
    She put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
    She put de lime in de coconut and called de doctor, woke 'im up.

    And said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
    I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
    I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
    I said, "Doctor, now lemme get this straight,

    You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot'up,
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up,
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up,
    Put the lime in the coconut. You're such a silly woman.

    Put a lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' together
    Put the lime in the coconut, then you'll feel better.
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both down,
    Put the lime in your coconut, and call me in the morning,

    Woo--ain't there nothin' you can take?
    I say, woo--to relieve your belly ache,
    You say, well woo--ain't there nothin' I can take?
    I say woo--woo, to relieve your belly ache,
    You say yow--ain't there nothin' I can take,

    I say wow--to relieve this belly ache,
    I said "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
    I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
    I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
    I said, "Doctor you're such a silly woman.

    Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together,
    Put the lime in the coconut, and you'll feel better,
    Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' up,
    Put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning.

    Yes, you call me in the morning, You call me in the morning,
    I'll tell you what to do if you call me in the morning.
    I'll tell you what to do if you call me in the morning.
    I'll tell you what to do if you call me in the morning.
    I'll tell you what to do and if you call me in the morning
    I'll tell you what to do.

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    1. The power of magic touches our witchy circle, again! I was just hitting published (Wicked Mojito Moments) when you left this comment. I was listening to the Owens sisters do their thing as I drafted the post. I even added the link, and then your comment flew.

      The power of practical magic!

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  11. Oh my you have so much support Magaly those Amazonian's better get their crap together otherwise after MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS as Carmen suggested (count me it) us bruders & sisters may use our empty coconut shells in some rowdy target practice on those dudes ;)

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    1. The lime is in the coconut! I think the Amazonians understood the power of this witchy circle and decided fighting it was not one they could win. For witchy people magic happy, especially to each other ;-)

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  12. I'll take the mojito. Thanks! :) I like your spirit and of course I'll hop along with the blog hop. :) I can't remember a moment where it all went wrong and I made it work. Usually I cry my frustration out and go to sleep. Somehow magically everything is ok in the morning. :)

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    1. I cry sometimes, too. But it's sooo hard to write when you are crying, you know? lol

      Seriously, a good cry is as cleansing as a great laugh.

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  13. Well, I the one time that everything did not go right for me, was when I was in emergency and the doctor told my mom, I wasn't going home! I kept positive! I smiled every day at the hospital! And, I had the best doctor who took care of me! I was blessed to have him!

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    1. And then came the beauty of the crows... did you know that I can't see crows without thinking about you? I was writing a little about Eme and Ele today, and I found myself smiling at the thought of your cute face. I think it was the smile that kept you with us, there are some things, Stacy, the world is not ready to five up.

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  14. AlmaMia reminds me of a colored pencil painting I recently did of my granddaughter titled "Dance Recital Diva"! AlmaMia is testing our patience with "Diva" drama and taking her own sweet time, while secretly smiling a mysterious Mona Lisa smile. When she does finally make her appearance she will shine like a brilliant star and amaze us with her tale!

    In the meantime, I will sit quietly back and smile too ... because I know she is going to make it worth the wait!

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    1. Well, the little lady made her appearance and is now smiling all the ;-)

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