…drive to the store buy three bottles of cabernet, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of OJ, 1 cup of mango juice, 1 ½ cups of light rum, the juice of two limes, 1 orange peeled seeded and roughly chopped, 1 12 oz can of pineapple chunks (juice and all), add your sliced lemon….
….and make Sangria.
Have you ever got the feeling that you were being tested? That some strong force in the universe was doing its best to TRY you? Today must be my day.
If dropping my keys down the two inch space that opens up to the elevator shaft AND the fact that my flat screen TV just broke is not a test then I’m not sure what is.
Watching my keys do a pirouette down the elevator shaft was a shocking moment – shocking because it’s one of those moments I’ve secretly feared forever…a moment that I’ve told myself could never happen – so to watch my keys move so seamlessly through such a small space left me speechless. I guess I wasn’t totally speechless, a couple of people looked on as I shrieked YIPES at the top of my lungs. Everyone was horrified.
And the TV breaking well that’s just life being cruel….perhaps its pissed that I broke it off with cable (see previous post)…or even worse PERHAPS its paying me back for breaking it off with cable prematurely. One of the reasons I ended the relationship with cable is because I thought the TV was acting funny due to a glitch with the cable box….but all along it was the TV.
As I’m proverbially curled in the fetal position, and literally drinking a glass of red wine – sans lemons – I’m looking for the lesson.
I’m listening hard to the universe right now as I have no choice. My TV is broken, and I’m afraid to turn on my Harman Kardon speakers for fear they might be on the outs too…so it’s quiet…and I think I hear the universe telling me that I HAVE NO CONTROL.
DS Download: Maybe sometimes the universe has to remind us of this? Perhaps I should have known this already – I’ve watched a lot of people that I love realize that they had no control over what was happening to them – I watched them deal with what life gave them, and take tough times in stride. As life throws us tough times, we will try our best to process them…because tough times don’t last but tough people do…and as life throws us lemons – we will make Sangria.
I can guarantee the Sangria recipe above will cause ALL involved to have a good time.