March 17, 2012

Slice of Life ~ Day 17 of 31

I was excited to read a message on my phone this morning! We’ve been invited to a cook-out today! Since it is Saint Patrick’s Day there apparently has to be potatoes of some kind on the menu. At least that is what the hostess of the party informed me.

Fortunately. . . I have a yummy potato recipe.

Unfortunately. . . I don’t have any of the ingredients I need to make it!

Fortunately, I live in the USA ~ where I know I’m free ~ to choose what I want to bring!!

Unfortunately. . . I read a post on a blog that my hostess friend wrote. She’s expecting those potatoes!

Fortunately, I still have time to go purchase the ingredients and make the recipe.

Unfortunately. . . I cannot find my billfold anywhere!

Fortunately, I have a small amount of cash hidden (sssh!!). 

Unfortunately. . . I will have to replace that money soon ~ before my husband notices! 

Fortunately, I confessed to my husband and he understood my dilemma.

Unfortunately. . . now I have to go and make those yummy potatoes ... wobbling on my broken foot!!!!

Fortunately, I’m looking forward to spending the evening with good friends!

Unfortunately. . . Fun evenings always have to come to an end sometime!

Life is full of many blessings 

don’t let the unfortunately ruin the fortunately!


  1. Creative structure. I just read a picture book that had this structure. Unfortunately, I cannot recall its title.

  2. fortunately your friend is very forgiving unfortunately it takes her a verrrrrrrry long time:) Looking forward to my tators and my good friend's company. maybe your billfold is visiting with your keys!
    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  3. This is a structure that I think my 6th graders would like to try. Okay if I share it with them? I love your friend's line - maybe your billfold is visiting with your keys! In our family, lost items are always hanging out with my daughter's pink backpack. She's in PA school now, but lost the backpack more than 20 years ago in preschool!

  4. I like your fortunate/unfortunate scenario! This would be fun for kids of all ages to try. Enjoy your potatoes...and time with friends.

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! I am now your newest follower as well. :-) I look forward to reading more!

    Confessions of a Primary Teacher

  6. This is such a great post! I love the fortunately vs. unfortunately take. I bet your potatoes turned out amazing!

    ~ Katie
    First Grade ABCs

  7. Ooh, I love the contrast of "fortunately" vs. "unfortunately" throughout your post. Your last line made it very inspiring!

  8. Ha ha. I LOVE that book. When I had older grades we'd do a writing assignment like that. Hope the potatoes were good!

    Grade ONEderful