Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hunches in Bunches

++CAUTION: gross pictures below – don’t scroll down if you can't handle wounds++

Well folks, it has been an interesting few days…I’ll just start at the beginning:

Saturday was a great day! Matt went thrifting with me, and we found some great stuff for my next swap {The Package Project}. I also found a little bench that will be perfect for my new sewing table once I sand and paint it. It was a productive day, and that night we went out with our best bud, Josh. It’s been a long time since we’ve gone out, and I was pumped. I even treated myself to a sugar free Red Bull (SO bad for you). When we got to the bar we had a nice surprise – penny pitchers and well drinks! That saved us some $$. The night got even better – our friend Siua came out!

The boys

We haven’t seen Siua in over 5 months. Once we all got the hugs in, we talked and talked and even squeezed in a couple games of pool. It was great. Then, while saying goodbye outside, we witnessed a motorcycle accident. It was horrible. The rider didn’t have his headlight on and hit the median. All I saw was a body flying through the air and sparks from the motorcycle sliding on the concrete. Josh called 911 immediately, and everything was taken care of. The man was okay and was more concerned about his bike than himself. I was useless. I just stood there crying. I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life, and it was a reminder of how mortal we really are.

Here comes Sunday. The weather was AWESOME! I’d say about 86 and sunny, though my recollection isn’t that great right now. It was perfect outside, and Matt and I stripped the Jeep down and took off for the beach. Lake Michigan is only about 45 minutes away, and it’s a beautiful drive.

Check out my sweet Jeep hair lol

So that was my weekend. Time to go back to work. It was another beautiful day and I was excited to ride my bike to work....let’s just say I won’t be doing that again for a while:

I was passing a McDonalds when a truck leaving saw an opportunity in traffic and flew out of the lot and into me. Apparently, I hit the hood first and then was thrown into the street. I didn’t slide on the pavement, thank goodness - I was only wearing a tank top and yoga capris. Instead, it was like Godzilla picked me up and threw me straight down into the concrete as hard as he could. When I landed I screamed and screamed and screamed. When I realized I was screaming, I was like “Okay…I’m obviously, do I have my teeth?” Yup, all there! So then I just cried until the ambulance came. A bunch of people ran out and made sure I didn’t move, and they kept traffic away. After confirming with the fireman that all of my teeth were indeed still there, I was taken to the hospital (around 8:15 a.m.) and was there until 6:30 p.m. Talk about a long day! I hurt my right arm pretty bad and fractured my nose. I also busted up my forehead pretty bad, as you can see, and had to get stitched up. I’m doing pretty well though. I’m really sore and my head has been pounding, but I have medication. I think I’ll be back to work by Friday. If you ladies need a good eye shadow, I HIGHLY recommend
Clinique. I use “daybreak” daily, and that stuff lasted through this whole experience – tears, concrete, blood…even stuck around after having water shot into my face to clean the wounds. The nurse was amazed. That’s Clinique for ya – I only put the best on my face.

So yesterday was my first full day home after being all beat up. Matt stayed home from work and took great care of me. I was about to attempt to clean up my face when Matt stopped me and handed me some happy mail from Micaela. I smiled as best as I could. ; )

She sent a beautiful card, an adorable little notebook, and a bar of handmade soap.

Such a sweet surprise and at a time when I needed it most. THANK YOU MICAELA!!

The handmade mint julep soap smells WONDERFUL! I was happy to hear about her local shopping experience. Micaela – I’m so glad I met you; you make me smile : )

Today I got another surprise. One of the girls I work with delivered a cookie bouquet from everyone at the office. I love cookies! The frosted sugar cookies were gone in 60 seconds…okay well one was, but the other won’t be here for long. Big thanks to everyone at work!!!

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness honey! when i read in your email that you got into the accident, i couldn't believe it. You poor thing!!! (how can you still be so beautiful bloodied up?) I AM SOOOOO THANKFUL you are okay! God was truly watching out for you.

    (note: need to invest in some of that eye shadow)

    i would have been the same way about my teeth-- i always have those nightmares where my teeth are falling out... what does that mean? i always forget to look at the dream interpreter books at barnes and noble when i go.

    seriously, i am sooooo glad you are okay! how scary :( esp. after you were just crying about the motorcycle accident. Bless your heart! (and Matt's)

    i'm so glad my little local gift could give you some ray of sunshine. Means a lot to me!!! i believe in shopping local and love that you do too.

    all my hugs to you!!! xoxo