Oh, and one more thing.
For years, I had a stock answer when someone asked, "How's it going?" It was, "So far, so good".
Then came the day I got the news that I was being downsized. For the next few weeks, I just couldn't bring myself to answer "So far, so good" when it feel like things were good at all. So my new response was, "I'm hanging in there".
Since that time, I've used "So far, so good" when things are going at least OK and "Hanging in there" when things aren't so great.
Today I have begun using yet another alternative, since things don't feel like they're even a little bit good and I'm certainly NOT feeling like I'm hanging in there. It's "Argh, don't ask!"