Thursday, February 24, 2011

Am I Built Ford Tough?

My hubby's a Ford man through and through. Most of the men that I know are partial to a particular brand of vehicle. Personally, I think this is ridiculous! If you like the car, buy the car! Right? Jim says "NO WAY! Fords are built tough." That's right Jim, it's right there in the commercial.'s so true they made it a slogan for their trucks. I, on the other hand, do not agree with Jim's opinion. Of course, I have reasoning!

1. 2000--- My 1987 Ford Escort (manual because I ROCK a stick shift). Leaving work everyday, it would start a little electrical fire upon ignition. Jim's solution: Get going to a good speed and it will put itself out. (NO JOKE...I drove that car for two years like that)

2. 2006 Ford Focus just at 90,000 miles. Defrost doesn't work and neither does the Windshield Washer Fluid. It can make SEEING where I am going in poor weather (when it's most important)rather difficult.

3. (and most importantly) Jim and I once had a conversation (that he denies today) where he responded to a material request of mine with "When Pig's give live birth." To which I replied sarcastically with "Yeah, because they LAY eggs." and he deadpan responded "Pigs lay eggs, right?" Oh geez, I love that man!

I realize that the last one had nothing to do with Ford, but it mostly reflects why I may question my husband's opinions or beliefs.

The fact of the matter is that this entire post is a deflection.

I'm trying to hide that I had a horrible day and I 'consoled' myself by going to McDonald's for dinner. It wasn't pretty. I feel strung out like a drug addict. I don't want to move. I want to sleep. I am embarrassed by it and I am ashamed. I tried to nap, berating myself for my downfall and then it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks. I know better than this. WHY DID I DO IT? I don't know and questioning it is fruitless and delays the steps I need to take to MOVE ON from it. It was one day. It was one meal.

To answer my title question....yes, I am built Ford Tough! In the mean time..enjoy these quotes from their Founder, Henry Ford:
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently"
"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement"


  1. Keep it at one meal don't let it carry over. Its ok, move on from it. Drink some water and get some exercise in. It will make you feel better. We all have our meals where we want to console ourselves. Please don't beat yourself up. You're doing great. Tomorrows a new day.

  2. Yep, what Susie says, but we all seem to beat ourselves up. Quite frankly, if you don't eat McD's for a long time it does make you feel like you're strung out or something. How good is that for you? You're better than Ford tough. You're Christie Tough.