Monday, January 30, 2012

Fortunately, Unfortunately

I have to steal this from my cousin because, well, I loved it.  Plus, who doesn't need to hear such things?

“Give your child a compliment and a hug; say, ‘I love you’ more; always express your thanks. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. Friends move away, children grow up, loved ones pass on. It’s so easy to take others for granted, until that day when they’re gone from our lives and we are left with feelings of ‘what if’ and ‘if only.’ … “Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with friends and family. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important.” -President Thomas S. Monson

On to the purpose of tonight's blog.  Have you ever heard the Fortunately, Unfortunately stories?  Well, if not, prepare to laugh at my expense because I'm going to tell you one.  Yes, UNFORTUNATELY, it IS based on real life events...Mine...Today.

UNFORTUNATELY B woke up at 4 am.  FORTUNATELY that is about 6 times less in one night than she has been doing since Thursday.

UNFORTUNATELY Sam woke up with a belly ache this morning (eating a lb of grapes will do that to a child, but what do I know?  I'm just the mother.) & an eye that hurt.  FORTUNATELY her eye was & is not pink or boogery.

UNFORTUNATELY Sam decided she was needing to stay home from school today.  FORTUNATELY about 10 minutes before I walked out of the house, she decided that she was miraculously well enough to attend school.

UNFORTUNATELY I couldn't find the keys to the Expedition.  FORTUNATELY I found them.  UNFORTUNATELY they are in Rock Springs with my husband.  FORTUNATELY my dad wasn't working today & rescued me.

UNFORTUNATELY my dad needs his truck back Wednesday.  FORTUNATELY Travis overnighted my keys to me & I should have them by the end of the day tomorrow.  UNFORTUNATELY this means I need to break down & go get a spare key made.  Why haven't we before now?  It's a chipped key & costs about $80-$100.  FORTUNATELY Travis gets paid on Friday. 

UNFORTUNATELY I had to rearrange the classroom I'm in on Monday's so my students could do their research project presentations.  FORTUNATELY I made it to work with enough time to do so.

UNFORTUNATELY I had 3 kids that were not ready to present today.  FORTUNATELY the other 33 kids did.  UNFORTUNATELY we had technical difficulties all day long.  FORTUNATELY one of my fifth graders came to my rescue & we were able to work all the kinks out....eventually.

UNFORTUNATELY I was late leaving the school because I had to put the room I was in back together.  FORTUNATELY Laura, my day care person, loves me enough that she lets my big kids walk to her house after school when I can't get my butt there on time to get them.

UNFORTUNATELY I'm getting a migraine.  FORTUNATELY the kids had piano today & not dance.  UNFORTUNATELY they are still being quite loud.  FORTUNATELY I can send them downstairs to play.  

UNFORTUNATELY I didn't get dinner in the crock pot until 5:45 pm.  FORTUNATELY my crock pot is a super crock pot & dinner should still only take about 2 hours to do.  UNFORTUNATELY if they don't like it, I've already promised to make Ramen!

FORTUNATELY I survived today.  UNFORTUNATELY when my mom said "Hopefully tomorrow will be better."  I made the mistake of saying, "It can't possibly be any worse than today was!"


Justin & Ashlee said...

Kick your feet up and send the kids to bed early :) You deserve it!

Tannie Datwyler said...

I like that fortunately and unfortunately idea - what a clever post!! I'm sorry you had such a hectic day!

Travis said...

Fortunatly, I'm in rock springs so you can't kill me. Unfortunatly, I'm stupid enough to send you your keys back so you'll be able to travel.