Monday, May 21, 2012

here is some pretty because i need it like i need a stiff drink

image sources: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven

have you ever been in a car accident? and one that wasn't your fault? and all your brain thinks about after that car accident are all the little details of that day. what happened before. what was crossing your mind when the car accident happened. how helpless and out of control you felt afterwards. well, my friends i consider myself a pretty strong person, but i can't seem to shake this accident from my mind. 

last wednesday morning, while the girls were in school i was driving from a class at the ymca to walmart (yes, i admit it. i sometimes shop there because there is no target on the island. i am ashamed.) an idiot driver (who shall remain nameless, but i know his name from the police report) slammed his truck into the back of my minivan. i was just trying to get from point a to point b. i used my left turn signal and my break light was on. he failed to see both and went soaring right into the back of my car. the back windshield shattered. the back of the car has $7,000 worth of damage and my body did the whiplash movement. 

i had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital and all i could think about was that i just came from my first r.i.p.p.e.d. class at the ymca, which kicked my bootie and i was sweating like a pig. my entire body was still soaking wet from the workout i just had. there were 6 ems men (who were in their uniforms, attentive, cute and very nice) trying to move me from the car to the ambulance and i was thinking those poor guys. they have to smell my awful b.o. and touch my sweaty body because how did i know i was going to get into an accident on the way from the ymca to walmart. of course i would have taken a shower, applied more deodorant and sprayed lavender spritz if i would have known. duh.

anyway, i am fine. thank goodness for yoga. my body bounced back to normal two days after, but my mind has not. i don't like driving anymore. i have anxiety from it. i feel like every car is a huge weapon that is going to collide into me. i'm hoping that this wears off soon or else walking may become my preferred mode of transportation.

so the moral of the story is to never shop at walmart and always take a shower after your sweaty ymca class because you never know if you'll get in a car accident on the way home. hah!

hope you enjoy these pretty images because i sure do need some visual relief from this hoopla. 


  1. i heard you had an accident from your parents this weekend. so glad you are OK. hang in there! xoxo, dana

  2. hey d! miss you! hope all is well with you guys! my mind and body feel better after getting back into the swing of yoga yesterday. slept better and am taking deep breaths when i get a chance:) talk soon-mol

  3. Just wanted to check in with grateful spirit. So glad that you are physically alright after the accident. The emotional part takes a while longer. Hang in there.

  4. I am glad you are ok! Same thing happened to me in college! Make sure when they repair your car they check for little fractures, my car was never the same. To this day I still freak out that people will rear end me, especially one highway!