Accentuate the positive

Yesterday was FUBAR. I won’t go into details, because a) complaining doesn’t help, b) nobody wants to hear complaining, and c) when little kids are involved, [expletive deleted] happens. Since I try to focus on the positive and be the kind of person who doesn’t annoy people, I’ll focus on the things I’m grateful for:

1) My children. The highs are higher and the lows are lower when you’re a parent, but the high highs make the low lows worth it.

2) My husband’s earning capacity and work ethic. Yesterday’s FUBAR would have been even worse if we lived closer to the poverty line.

3) The clever soldier who coined the term FUBAR, which lets me have the emotional release of swearing without having to be unladylike and actually swear.

4) Coffee. Without it, I would have been pleading for some merciful soul to just shoot me.

Comments 4

  1. Bowden Russell wrote:

    Wait a minute, how much did it cost?

    Posted 10 Jan 2009 at 7:49 pm
  2. Brigette Russell wrote:

    Less than a fur coat. :-)

    Posted 11 Jan 2009 at 3:28 am
  3. Bowden Russell wrote:

    Thank you for you kind comments on my work ethic.

    It is very gratifying that you and I have achieved what we’ve done without being born into some family with a silver spoon in our mouths whose parents cut us a fat check at Christmas time.

    I couldn’t have done it without you, B. Others couldn’t have done it without their folks.

    Posted 11 Jan 2009 at 9:33 pm
  4. Bev wrote:

    I don’t mind a bit of complaining, in fact why shouldn’t we complain on occasion? It’s not like you are saying your life sucks, just that particular day.

    I also love the term FUBAR and coffee.

    The learning never ends when you have children. I’ve learned that dogs and kids are an endless source of frustration and elation. ;-p

    Posted 06 Feb 2009 at 2:04 am

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