Flossie’s Unexpected Gift
If you are a frequent visitor here then you know serendipity is one of my favorite things. I love finding something surprising and wonderful when I am expecting something less, or nothing at all. Well, Friday was a day of serendipity!
A few months ago during frigid winter temperatures I wrote about how the driver’s side seat warmer burned out in my car, forcing me to suffer from cold buttism. Now, in the heat of early summer, the A/C is in a rut. I’d love some cool, but Flossie Ford is stuck on the idea of me with a warm backside. I told her she’s behind the times and cool air is where it’s at, but she’ll have none of it. I wanted warm and warm I shall have.
The outside temp was a whopping 92 on Friday, and Flossie teased me with air that alternated between lukewarm and warmer. Hoping for a cool cross breeze I drove with the windows down and the sunroof open, and that was when serendipity found me. My nostrils twitched from a delightful onslaught of scents from fresh cut grass to blooming things I cannot identify. Even the smell of tar reminded me of a long ago trip to Hampton Beach with my daddy. The wind whipped through the car’s interior, my hair blew with no care for style, I heard tree leaves dancing, dogs barking, kids playing, and in those moments I thanked Flossie for gifting me with the sensuous assault.
Upon my arrival at home I closed up the windows and roof, turned off the engine and marched straight into my air conditioned house, because it was freaking hot out, y’all. But I did appreciate the beauty of the spring day and I love that something as uncomfortable as a blitzed air conditioner resulted in one of the nicest car rides in my recent memory.
I am grateful serendipity hunted me down. I am also grateful Flossie’s extended warranty doesn’t expire until January. She better behave after that or we’ll have words.
Have a serendipitous week!