Greetings from Minnesota. It’s a beautiful 25 degrees and sunny today – just perfect for late December. 🙂
Hope you all had a nice Christmas and holiday weekend. It’s a bit late to do a full recap, but I will say that I was especially grateful for family this year. J and I spent Christmas Eve with my parents and sisters and then Christmas Day with his whole extended family. I really appreciated being together with everyone and enjoying the food, gifts and conversation of each celebration. The birth of Christ is certainly something to celebrate!
My parent's porch
From above - the tree!
Okay… I’m sure you’re wondering by now about the title of my post. I’ll make a long story short.
On Thursday evening I was traveling home from work, and it was snowing pretty hard outside. A vehicle from a side road slid through their stop sign into the highway ahead of me, and I wasn’t able to stop in time. Crash.
I actually hit the trailer the vehicle was pulling, so the other driver was thankfully unharmed and I just had an immediate bloody nose and shaken nerves.
I still don’t know for sure whether my car is totaled, but it didn’t look good when it got towed from the scene. We’ve started browsing for new vehicles in case, and there are just endless choices.
I know I was blessed to not be badly hurt. Per my doctor I have some strained neck muscles and just need to keep taking ibuprofen, ice sore areas, and “baby” my neck and upper shoulder area as much as possible.
This means no heavy lifting, and I have to be careful when I’m doing chores outside.
So I waddle around carrying 1/2 full buckets and feel silly, but things are already improving so I hope to be 100% soon. I honestly never think much about all the lifting I do at the farm, but this makes me realize how much it is (and appreciate the fact that I can normally do it with no problem!)
An unfortunate effect of my neck being sore and stiff is that I’m not supposed to do anything “jarring.” I asked my doctor about running, and she said that walking is fine. Running is not. 😦 My last run was December 22, and it doesn’t look like I’ll accumulate many more miles in 2011.
I suppose a week or so of rest isn’t too bad in the scheme of things, especially if I feel back to normal soon.
Have a good night everyone, and travel safe!
I’m going to avoid asking specific questions about accidents or injuries because it just seems too dreary. But feel free to share your stories about car trouble, mishaps that kept you from running, or other related topics.
Also, if you have a vehicle you love please recommend it!