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Saturday, March 21, 2009

It hasn't been a great couple of days

Thursday I dropped my boys off at their co-op then got gas and was on my way home from there and got in a car accident. I went through an intersection where the lights were not working. I stopped then slowly pulled through to show my intention to go through then I started to speed up. When I was about 3/4 the way through the intersection a car hit me. She was an elderly woman that didn't notice that the lights were not working and didn't stop. She hit me in the right front of my van, thank goodness because I had my four younger kids with me. If she had hit me in the side my 8yo dd or 2yo ds would have been hit. All the kids were fine. I hurt a couple of fingers really bad, although they aren't broken, and the muscles all through my back hurt pretty bad. I'm going to see a chiropractor on Monday and a massage therapist possibly on Tuesday.

Then Friday our dog got out and got bit by some neighbors dog that was out in it's yard. He's got two deep gashes on his back near his neck. We have absolutely no money for a vet so I cleaned them out with essential oils and glued them with super glue. So far it seems to be working. I'm going to rinse them several times today with the essential oils so hopefully it doesn't get infected.

My 6yo dd has an abcess on her gum and my 2yo has a nasty sounding cough. It can only get better from here, right?

All my grand intentions to exercise and eat well have gone out the window. I did great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, though. Hopefully after I see the chiropractor and massage therapist I'll feel like getting back to exercising.


  1. I am so glad no one was seriously hurt in the accident. That is so scary. I hope you get to feeling better also.

    I know what you mean about exercising too. I am in the same boat. Too much to do and not enough hours in the day. I think our grandparents had it right. We have so much going on these days and we put way too much pressure on ourselves.

    Take it easy.

  2. I know you are way up North but... there is a chiropractor in Springville who does both. Sort of. He manipulates the muscles for a good amount of time before he realigns the bones. We are talking he spends at LEAST an hour with you... he worked on my knew for an hour and 15 minutes... and it's a knee. He's really affordable too! Anyway.. if you want info let me know! :o) I'm glad that your family is all intact. And I'm sure you can midwife your dog back to health no sweat!!

  3. So sorry to hear about your rough days.... I am glad that you and your kids are safe. There are definitely times that we need to just not worry about the exercise and eating... because it just adds unneeded anxiety in already stressful times. I hope this week is much better than last.