Peanut Butter and Wine

Today has been this kind of day:

Photo on 2010-03-03 at 17.55 #2
So, long story short, this afternoon I go to the coffee shop to write for a few hours. I usually walk but it was pouring so I drove. After I was done, I looked across the street to where my car had been so innocently parallel parked and instead of my nice new honda, I see this monstrosity:

I won’t repeat what words flew out of my mouth. The woman who hit my car actually owned the store right where my car was parked so that was pretty easy, but it was still a long afternoon of police, insurance and tow trucks. Thank you Rocky for coming to my rescue and keeping me sane! The coolest part of it all? I got to ride around downtown Healdsburg shot gun in a tow truck. That’s a first. The body shop where my car is now is going to let me use a car until mine is fixed but I have to wait until tomorrow for that because they were out today of rental cars.
Naturally, I consoled myself with peanut butter and jelly:

And, later, a dinner at Zin with a hefty glass of Cabernet, a roasted beet salad and potato soup.


I need to u-n-w-i-n-d

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    March 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Oooh no, car woes are always the most frustrating ordeals to deal with. Glad you sought out comfort in pb & j. It never lets down.

  • Danielle
    March 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    ugh so sorry about the car! hopefully it’ll be back as good as new in no time. fortunately, no one was hurt.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    March 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Ouch, what a day. So glad you found the person who hit it at least. Hope the PB and wine help you feel better 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    oh no!!!!!!! What a day 🙁
    Hope the car is back in action soon!

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    March 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    So how did you know who hit your car? Did she leave a note?

  • Christy
    March 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Oh no! So sorry about your car…what a hassle! 🙁

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my gosh…if I would have seen my innocent new Honda in that kind of shape, I think I would had a heart attack. Glad you weren’t in the car, but that’s almost more frustrating!!! I’m sure she’ll come outta the shop purdy as ever. Looks like you ate some great eats tonight to help with the stress.

  • Katie
    March 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    O thats just awful! I hate parking anywhere but my garage!..kinda defeats the purpose of a car tho…

  • Adam
    March 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Oh man, so sorry to hear that… Hopefully it will be fixed quickly or you get a sweet rental! 😉

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    March 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Oh no–I can’t believe it. And you were at a location you usually WALK to!

    I’m sorry that happened but glad that you weren’t in the car. Hope the end of your week is better, Jenna.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    March 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    GOOD FOOD HEALS ALL!!! UGH! I’m so sorry to hear about your luck! It is such a day killer when something like this happens, just stay positive and know that this will all work out, it just sucks in the mean time! TAKE CARE!!

  • Suzanne
    March 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Bummer!!!! On the bright side you look beautiful! I love the brown hair!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Whaaaaat!?!? Oh my gawwwwsh!! Ugh my heart goes out to you. My PARKED car once got slammed and it was such a headache. Come on people–it’s PARKED!!!

  • Stef
    March 3, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    OMG that is craziness! good thing it wasn’t a hit and run though…wow. poor new car! hope your day tomorrow is much better!

  • Julia
    March 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I’m so sorry about your car! Hopefully the fix goes smoothly and her insurance covers it!
    Lets hope the sun comes out tomorrow!

  • ellen eats beets
    March 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    awww lady what an unfortunate afternoon. At least snack and dinner were delicious! Just remember, tomorrow is a new day and it has potential to be exponentially better than today!!

  • Misty
    March 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Ack! I would have been LIVID. At least she was nearby, I guess. How did she manage to do it, anyway?

    Riding shotgun in a tow truck is an interesting experience. I had to do that about a year ago, because my car broke down when I was about an hour away. Thankfully, I’ve known the guy that owns the repair shop for my entire life, so he (and his wife, who was a first grade teacher I’ve also known all my life) came up to get me and my car at 11 p.m.

  • Chocolate Shoestrings
    March 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    boy oh boy. so sorry about your car! I probably would have gone to the donut shop and drowned my sorrows in apple fritters. Hang in there!

  • Maggie
    March 3, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Wow! I’m so sorry about your car! But the PB concoction looks scrumptious. I hope it helped ease the frustration a teensy bit.

  • Rachel
    March 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Oh Jenna, I know exactly how you feel! The second day of driving my brand new car a guy hit me and caused over $2000 in damage. All the paperwork and smelly rental car were a hassle for about 2 weeks. Just got it back though and it looks as good as new! Hang in there. Also, love your hair!

  • Jamie @ Tearaveler
    March 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Oh no! Your poor little civic!! =( On the bright side, at least it wasn’t a hit and ditch. That pb & j looks sooo good and comforting! =)

  • Tara
    March 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    OMG that is awful. I would have freaked! At least your food looked tasty.

  • Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    March 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Ugh I’m so sorry! The same thing happened to me a couple years ago. It just sucks :/

  • Jessica Joy
    March 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    oh sadness! i can say i have been there…less than 24 hrs prior to a vacation…it was stress–ful! take care!

  • Sarah
    March 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    what a bummer, I’m so sorry! I admire your strength, though, you are such a good example of rolling with the punches. Hang in there, who knows what tomorrow will bring?!

  • Jessica
    March 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    🙁 That’s sad. I’m sorry about your crappy day. Tasty looking salad, though…

  • Chris
    March 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful little car getting hit! I remember the first fender bender I got into with my new car, it tears at your gut.

    I do have to ask though – how did she manage to take your bumper off just from parallel parking?!

  • adrienmelaine
    March 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    oh god- I could not even imagine- what a disaster- at least the woman who did it was close by- accidents are the biggest pain in the ass! I was in three last year and am still dealing with insurance-

  • td
    March 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I have the same car and it looks like the bumper just fell off and the headlights aren’t damaged, which is a relief. From the picture, it looks like a simple fix and hope you can get your car back this week.

  • The Paris Food Blague
    March 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    ah that’s another thing you’ll have to learn to live without in paris…..peanut butter!

    still i think it’s worth it, don’t you 🙂 plus the wine will always be plentiful

    a bientot
    The Paris Food Blague

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    :O :O @ your car, that’s terrible! At least you weren’t in it :s
    I hope it all gets sorted soon 🙁 poor you!

  • Kate
    March 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Oh wow! That is one busted car. At least it wasn’t totaled, and it wasn’t your fault. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 4, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Oh man, those days are the worst. PB and wine can fix anything, though.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 4, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Bummer. But at least you know who did it, that will have a temp car, and that someone else will need to be financially responsible, plus having Rocky to help, and your lip gloss looks Cameron Diaz levels of cool! But definitely could have done without that interruption am sure. It looks as if could just schmoosh it all back into place…hopefully. 🙁

  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    March 4, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Oh no! Sorry for your car… I hope it won’t cost you too much with the insurance. I just take public transport so I have no idea how it works…

  • Kaitlin
    March 4, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Oh my gosh, your poor car! Accidents are the worst, but at least you got everything figured out and know who did it.
    That PB&J looks decadent, its so gooey. Makes me want one right now!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 4, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Oyyyyyy, I hope the woman was beyond apologetic and is putting it on her insurance. So sorry to see what happened to your car! At least you were able to console yourself with some yummy eats and root vegetables.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 4, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Sorry about your car. Those kinds of unforeseen problems are so frustrating, aren’t they?? You handle them well though.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 4, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Ugh what a bummer. 🙁 At least it wasn’t a hit and and run.

  • Becky
    March 4, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Oh man! Tough day – looks like you were able to find the perfect way to chill at the end though.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 4, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Oh girl, so sorry you have to deal with that right now! It’s such a pain. I had a fender bender this year, and it was just no fun at all.

    I hope everything flows together quickly for you!

  • Jennie {in Wonderland}
    March 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Holy crap! I’m glad they didn’t do a hit and run. When I graduated HS, I remember my friends and I were standing in a parking lot after prom, and this huge truck came out of nowhere, hit a car and sped off. The car’s bumper fell off. We all noted down the truck’s license plate number so the owner could call the police but I remember the poor girl who owned the car… she was so upset! It was terrible!
    In other news, you even look pretty when you’re depressed! So there’s that… 😉

  • eatmovelove
    March 4, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I had the SAME thing happen to me – only it was my door smashed in…and it was a hit and run….lucky you weren’t IN the car….it cost me $500 from my deductible…


    p.s you look beautiful in that pic !

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Oh my gosh that’s awful!! Thank goodness you found the person that did it though, that could so easily have been a hit and run. Guess you have to find the silver lining somewhere? I’m so sorry though, Jenna! I hope you got to unwind!

  • Anne P
    March 4, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Jeeeesus that lady must have SLAMMED into that thing!! What a freakin hassle… I’m sorry my dear!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    March 4, 2010 at 4:44 am

    getting into car accidents/fender benders is such an annoying headache! Especially if you weren’t the one who caused it!!! Ah, at least some pb&j brightened your day. Lovely cute pic too!

  • Andrea
    March 4, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Things like that are so upsetting. Glad it’s all worked out now, though! I hope today is a better day!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 4, 2010 at 4:53 am

    So sorry about your car Jenna! That sucks. Good thing the woman was near by and things can get sorted. Hope it’s fixed soon!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 4, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Sorry about the car, what a bummer!

  • theemptynutjar
    March 4, 2010 at 4:59 am

    ugh…happened to me 2 years ago…i was moving out of the province in only 5 days…and then i am innocently driving down the road and a 90-year old man pulled out of his driveway and rammed right into me…he was totally guilty for it , so my insurance paid it all…but i had to use a rental car for a week, take an entire 5 hours on the roadside with police and all that crap, and still get ready to move , etc…it was horrible!

  • amanda
    March 4, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Uggggh that really sucks!!! I had some guy in a parking lot as I was heading to the drive thru back up into me and fled the scene.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 4, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Oh, no! What a day. So sorry about your poor car. At least it wasn’t a hit and run. And I completely understand having to unwind after a stressful day!! Hope tomorrow is better


  • Yasmin
    March 4, 2010 at 5:16 am

    That happened to me once in a grocery store parking lot to my brand new car! I was just thankful they didn’t do a hit and run and actually came and found me.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 4, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Oh no!! That sucks 🙁 Hope everything works out okay!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    March 4, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Oh.my.gosh. That sucks. She must have hit you pretty hard for your whole bumper to fall off?!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 4, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Oh no Jenna! I am so sorry! UGH!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    March 4, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Sorry to hear about your car! Hopefully the repairs don’t take too long.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 4, 2010 at 5:57 am

    yikes, that’s no good at all…at least you know who did it though! that’s actually how i got my new car in school: someone hit it and owned up. hope today is better for you (and I hope you get a sweet rental car :))

  • iga@thedelishdish
    March 4, 2010 at 5:59 am

    aww no! hope the car gets fixed soon!

  • Devon
    March 4, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about your car 🙁 At least it wasn’t a hit and run, and the person is taking responsibility for it!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    March 4, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Ahh major bummer! At least nobody was hurt and everything is fixable. Hopefully today is better

  • Jess
    March 4, 2010 at 6:02 am

    OH NO! I’m sorry about your car!!! I hope it gets fixed soon. 🙁

  • Carolyn
    March 4, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Boo! You’re the second blogger to get in an accident yesterday!! No fun!! We just bought a “new” car and I’m half scared to drive it because my husband will kill me if anything happens to it. 😉

  • Sarah R
    March 4, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Ugh!! At least the lady took responsibility for it and you’re not stuck with the bill. And no one was hurt. Just a headache in the mean time. Oh and I pretty much look like your first picture every day! 🙂

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    March 4, 2010 at 6:23 am

    AH sorry about your car! That would have irritated me…but insurance should pay for it, right??

  • Kelly
    March 4, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Oh, that’s awful! I one time came out of my gym to the front of my car looking like that. No note, or anything. The jerk just left. I was so mad.

  • Jenny
    March 4, 2010 at 6:36 am

    So sorry about your car!! Sounds like everything is under control though. Hope you got a good night’s rest 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Ugh, sorry to hear that your car has been smashed. That’s never a fun thing to deal with. Hope the shop is speedy in getting it back into driving shape. And let’s hope today is better!

  • Betsy
    March 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    So that’s what a Honda looks like without a bumper…

    eek! Silver lining: It wasn’t a hit and run! I hope everything works out on your end and you don’t end up having to pay for the repairs!

  • laura dishes
    March 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Ahh I’m sorry that you have to deal w/ this. I’m so glad that the woman admitted to it… did she leave you a note or something?

    The same thing happened to me one time- I was at happy hour, and when I came out, my car’s bumper was on the ground. I was livid b/c there was no note, so I went back inside the restaurant, and the hostess told me that the manager did it and he was really sorry. He left the scene b/c he was driving drunk- hmm wouldn’t nailing someone’s parked car be a sign that you should STOP driving? Guess not. It took me months to get reimbursed b/c he was such a low life… still on his mom’s insurance & everything!

  • skinnyrunner
    March 4, 2010 at 6:45 am

    oh what a bummer! at least you found out who did it and werent stuck with a hit and run…

  • Jean
    March 4, 2010 at 6:49 am

    OMG! I’m still trying to figure out how you have to hit a car to tear off the entire front bumper… stay away from that lady from now on! A total bummer. Glad you weren’t hurt. Hope today goes better.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    March 4, 2010 at 6:56 am

    omg! wtf, that sucks. I think my stomach would have dropped if I saw that. Hope it fixes soon!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    March 4, 2010 at 6:56 am

    That’s a major bummer!! At least you consoled yourself with tasty eats. That dinner salad looks amazing, beets are wonderful all the time.

  • Marla
    March 4, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Wishing you a cheerier day today (and thank goodness at least you weren’t stuck with the costs and thank goodness it was only a car and not a person!!!) TGIF tomorr!!!

  • Stephanie
    March 4, 2010 at 7:01 am

    i am so sorry to hear about your car, i know it sucks but i know you are grateful that no one was hurt. i totaled my car 3 months ago hydroplaning and crashing head on into a cement wall on the freeway, it sucked. but cars are just possessions, they can be fixed yay! hope all that wonderful food cheers you up 🙂

  • whit @ whitinspired
    March 4, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Bummer about the car! Nothing that a little wine and PB&J couldn’t cure though 🙂

  • Kim
    March 4, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Yikes!! That totally stinks!

  • Bridget
    March 4, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Ugh, that sucks!! Hope it’s fixed soon.
    I love your dark hair in the first pic- so pretty!

  • M
    March 4, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Oh My! Sorry to hear about ur car! You must tell us how she managed to take off the entire bumper without smashing it up. Perplexing. Whatever that lady sells in her store she owes you some major freebies!!!

  • Rachel (Suburban Yogini)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

    This has just reminded me why I bike everywhere – sometimes on wet days I need a reminder!

    So sorry to see your poor bashed car and hope it’s fixed really soon.

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:18 am

    That sucks about the car! But at least the lady was nice about it and it doesn’t seem like a huge hassle. Imagine if you came out and didn’t know who hit the car – that would have been bad!

    But I do agree … PB&J always makes things better. 🙂

    Hope everything gets straightened out!


  • Amanda
    March 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Oh no! I’m sorry Abby has a broken nose! What a pain in the a@#! Accidents are a huge headache.

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 4, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Oh I am soooo sorry…..What a shock!

  • Nicole
    March 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

    What’s up with the Honda Civics lately? I’m so sorry about your car! That’s too bad. But luckily, the person who hit you was right there. My Honda Civic was stolen about a month ago. The person who stole it, crashed into another car, and then the cops came. However, the thief took off. But, my car was recovered. I just have to wait for it to be repaired…which should be soon! I hope you are having a better day today! Yoga always helps me to relax and vanish all my negative thoughts…

  • jenna
    March 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

    sorry to hear about your car-that is no fun!
    but on the bright side at least you got to eat some yummy foods last night 🙂

  • Daisy
    March 4, 2010 at 10:45 am

    oh no! that is not OK. your poor Honda. can’t wait to see what the rental is. (I dont own a car since I live in the city), but I think rental cars are so fun!!

  • Marie
    March 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    oh BARF! I have a soft spot for Hondas and yours looks so sad with her face broken like that! 🙁

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    March 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    What a bad day. Sorry you got into a car accident. At least you had pb+j to come home to.