Just when life couldn’t get any more busy and hectic and I didn’t need anything else to deal with, I had a flat tire today.

I actually had noticed the tire was looking low for the past few days but sort of forgot about it until I got in my car today (thankfully I was at home) and realized the tire was a limp noodle.  I drove it to a gas station just blocks away, put air in it, only have it make that unmistakable air-is-leaking noise.  Ugh.

Scott took the car and is dealing with getting a new tire put on.

The irony is that we are getting ready to trade this car in, in less than two months, probably more like one month, and so the timing on this one just sucks.  Sucks wind.  Sucks air.  Money suck.

But no time to cry about life handing me lemons today.  I’m too busy!


I could always turn this lemon situation into Raw Vegan Cheesecake. 

Raw Vegan Cheesecake



Apologies on the vintage photography.  The cheesecake will make you happy even if they photography makes you want to cry.

If you happen to have any lemons in life, the real kind, not the proverbial life is handing you lemons kind, and would like to try some lemon recipes, I have a whole post.

Close up of lemons on stem

For example, life will just get better when you shovel Cheater’s Guacamole and chips down your throat.  For.Sure.

Cheater's Guacamole on chips

More Lemon Recipes Here

Thanks for all the comments on my earlier post, Blue, about your favorite Blue (or Purple) Foods.

Close up of blueberries in package


1. Have you ever had a flat tire?

I’ve had plenty of them.  Usually they are “slow leak” flat tires.

However, I have had one tire just explode when I was driving at highway speed about 12-15 years ago.   That was really scary and could have been catastrophic but I was fine.  Whew.

Today’s flat tire was the slow leak variety and the car only has 50,000 miles on it and we’ve already had the tires replaced once and are getting ready to trade it in within a month.  Gah!

2. Have you had any lemony things, i.e. crappy stuff, happen lately?

I was outside today enjoying the lovely weather and a great run…

Street lined with palm trees

…when a bicyclist whizzed by me way too close from behind, and clipped my shoulder with his.

It was only by a couple inches but had he just moved over a couple inches, that shoulder check could have been avoided.  Thank goodness I was not wearing an iPod (as I discussed the dangers of this just last month) or I wouldn’t have heard him at all.  As it was, I just sensed someone coming a bit too close up on me from behind and moved over at the last second and avoided what could have been a much more serious situation.

I have no idea what this guy was thinking and he just kept on riding.  <—Own world much?  Whatever.

But honestly, I just take these things with a grain of salt and keep on keeping on. And, breath in, breath out. Smile.

P.S.  Thanks for all the entries on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Giveaway.  It’s one of the best$$ giveaways I’ve had in awhile and I’m glad you’re all as excited about it as I am!

Enjoy your evening!

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