Even in face of bad news, there are things to celebrate.
Like amazing, almost alien-esque garden spoils (these are far more pretty than they are tasty, I think--but Todd likes 'em).
Or backyard visitors of the slightly wobbly, spotted kind.
The fun to be had with a small swimming hole and a garden hose.
The ability to paint a pink flower for a friend.
Turns out that, even in the face of uncertainty, there are still some certainties—and life is still pretty sweet.
Carpe diem, flawed though it may be!