Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly


Every day has good things and bad things. Sometimes the bad things seem to out number the good. It is then that we must find the good.

Saturday....good. This means I can sleep in and be a little lazy.

Have to go shoe shopping...again! Now I don't mean shoe shopping for me. that would be grand! No, I had to buy PE shoes for my daughter. Money is tight so I put this as bad. Plus I didn't really want to go any where. Bad attitude.

My mom came with me and the kids. Good. This means someone to help me with the kids.

I spent $45. Not good. But I suppose I could have done worse.

Rich had to get his car smog checked. Good and Bad. Good for me...I didn't have to go. Bad for him because he did have to go!

Bank card declines. What the French Toast!? This is where ugly comes in. I went online to check on our account and indeed we were overdrawn. It took some doing, but I found the reason.

Good. Mom loaned me the money so Rich could go home.

Better. Donna--my extras' mom--paid me a few days early.

Being overdrawn certainly was not the highpoint of my day, but even that couldn't ruin the day as a whole. It had good stuff mixed in to make it easier when the bad stuff got ugly.

A bonus good, was a funny thing a woman said at Wal-Mart. You know how there is always a screaming crying kid? Sometimes it is yours! Well today it wasn't mine, but there were at least two I remember. One baby was under a year and just plain tired. The other one was under 2 and wanting out of the cart. Mom said no. He cried more. Then the mom in a moment of brilliance told her baby, to stop acting like a baby. Isn't that sort of redundant?

Best part. My husband and I got through this set back with little or no tension. We just picked ourselves up and moved on. Wow! Did we just mature a little? Well, hopefully not too much.

4 comments:

Carolynn said...

The beauty of life is the challenges always help us grow. We still will keep the kid in us. Keep laughing. Life is good.

Emmy said...

Wow, sounds like you had quite the weekend. Glad you were able to come through it with a good attitude. And we can always be grateful that the screaming kid isn't ours... this time. :)

Mamma Christine said...

Whew. Money is so stressful isn't it?! I'm glad you guys worked through it so well.

Mamma Christine said...

Whew. Money is so stressful isn't it?! I'm glad you guys worked through it so well.