Monday, March 14, 2011

The good outweighs the bad........

Sunday was a lovely day round here. The weather was not so great, but it was filled with church and shared lunch and friends, laughter and chatter. And music. And a wonderful sermon. And did I mention the cakes? I think the ladies at church are taking coffee and cakes after the service to new heights. There was the most divine carrot cake, drizzled with honey at the shared lunch too. (I appear to be obsessed with calorie laden goodies this morning.)

So it was a good day. Until I drove home from church last night and the unmistakable sounds of Something Wrong from the engine happened. Coupled with the warning light which means "Stop this instant or you will explode" flashing. I do not need this. And I recognised the sound only too well, after my 3 year relationship with a VW Polo from hell. Ignition coils. I know all about ignition coils.

How to destroy the good feelings in a second. BUT I am prepared for all, people. I happen to have ignition coils in my cupboard. What? You don't? You see, when I first got my not so new car, one blew, so I had all 4 changed, and when the man wanted to take away the 3 working ones, I said, "Oh no you don't. I am keeping them. You never know when I may need one."

And the day has arrived. The Man Who Fixes Cars is coming tomorrow with his fancy spanner thingy to change it. I would do it myself if I had a fancy spanner thingy. I even know where they are. I hope you are impressed at my car mechanic knowledge. I don't actually want to know any of it. I just want my car to GO.

These things are sent to try us. I am being tried.
But the sun is shining and I went for a walk around the lakes this morning with a group of ladies from church. A slow walk. And that was just what I needed. Fresh air, more chatter and laughter, and the stillness of the water with a swan or two drifting about. And then there is the fun I am having crocheting Japanese flowers.....

Life is all about contrasts, isn't it - the good, the bad. The sun is still shining. That is good enough for me.

7 comments:

Vee said...

Yes, you certainly are impressing me. I have no idea what an ignition coil even is and that you have three in your cupboard is amazing to me. The other amazing thing is the crocheted flowers...they truly are. Seems to me that the moral of this post is that anything can be endured with friends. You know like that awful, awful carrot cake drizzled with honey. ☺

Needled Mom said...

Those are the sort of things that are trying to any of us. I really despise car problems because of the inconvience it causes.

BTW---I do NOT have ignition coils in my cupboard, but it was smart to have kept them!!!! One never knows.

Kelli said...

You are Wonder Woman,and I am in awe of you :)

Becky said...

Oooooo, I love those crocheted flowers. Maybe you'll share the pattern with me **when I get there**?




**indicates a happy dance going on

Stripeyspots said...

I love that you are able to produce Spring at will from your crochet hook. It's like your magic wand.

Sheila said...

Good luck with your vehicle. Glad you were able to go for a nice walk. It looks like things balanced out overall. Sunshine Always!

Crystal said...

If we lived closer, Bob would pop over and help you with the car. That's right up his alley! And the swans on open water are so springlike. The snowbanks are going down here and the driveway is beginning to show through :) Perhaps one day I can walk around the lake with you too. And I'm praying for Japan too.