“Mama said there’ll be days like this. There’ll be days like this, my mama said.”
Our car went bust on the highway.
Not part of the vacation plans – nope, not at all.
Our mechanic is so booked up that he can’t look at it until next week. He thinks it might be the transmission…hmmm. Do we pour money into our oldie or start looking for a new car?
I don’t know. What I do know is I would rather not think about it at all and get lost in making great food and drinking amazing wine instead. Or better yet, hop on a flight to Florence and walk the cobblestone streets, where driving a car seems almost silly.
Since we can’t really get to Italy right now
and we won’t hear the verdict on the car until next week.
Well there really isn’t much else to be done but to carry on and enjoy today.
Because despite the ominous news, on this day
there are sweet cherries to be eaten and fun to be had as a family.
There is dancing.
There is laughter and plenty of love.
There is creativity and imagination and delicious gluten-free sweet cherry turnovers.
Yep. Life’s hiccups can be frustrating, even upsetting – but they’ll always be something, won’t there?
Celebrating the good stuff even on the hard days
– well, that just makes us superstars, doesn’t it?
Here’s to getting over the bumps,
to sweet cherry turnovers fresh out of the oven,
to perfect little hands reaching to discover something new,
to this day and what can be made of it.