Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Old Saying

We hear them everyday.  We even say them ourselves all the time.  I know I do.  How often have I said when things get rough.  "Well everything happens for a reason"  I generally use it to keep me sane when I honestly don't get some of the horrors that go on around us daily.  .

Another one I say all the time is "It always happens in three's"  As I am writing this I am listening to my washing machine make a horrible churning noise and a leak under my kitchen sink has ruined my laminate floor.  OK so I am wondering what the third thing will be.  And if the third thing turns into a forth, does the forth start a new cycle of three's so I can look forward to two more things.  YIKES this could be really bad.

"Bite the bullet"  is one that we are all doing these days with our rough economy. We sometimes envy those people who are "Born with a silver spoon in their mouth" and go through life without a money care in the world.  Nice but not realistic for me anyway.

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"  that certainly true for me when I give up sweets. I know they are bad for me but boy do I love them even more when they have been gone for awhile.  Yes I am shallow but I love my cupcakes.

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch"  Wow I do this one all the time.  I am a thinker and a worrier.  I am always anticipating an outcome bad or good before it happens.  I try not too but I cannot seem to stop my mind from going to the future.

So today I am going to try and "Keep my chin up" and "Let sleeping dogs lie" while I "Let well enough alone".  I guess we'll see how that goes since "Seeing is believing".

Can you think of any that you use all the time.

Mary Ann


  1. "what could possibly go wrong?" i say that a lot and normally something goes wrong. Fingers crossed for ur washing machine... in germany we say "halt die ohren steif" which translates into keep your ears stiff...hmm like chin up!!

  2. I'm all about counting chickens before they hatch! Like you I worry and wonder a lot. I try to keep it to a minimum...but I'm sure you know how it goes, one thing leads to another.

    I really love the old sayings and proverbs. I also love deliberately messing them up. The other day I spent most of the morning quoting mixed proverbs to my husband who finally gave up trying to understand me and started mixing up his own!

  3. "You can take your shoulda, coulda, woulda's all the way to the bank, but it won't get you anywhere"