I Survived!

Fourteen years ago today while driving to work there was an accident. My car was t-boned by another car, split in half and went airborne. I don’t remember the accident at all. I do recall coming to, asking what was happening, being told there was an accident and that they were using the “Jaws of Life” to get me out of the car. I knew there was something important I needed to let them know, but couldn’t recall right away what it was, through I did eventually remember. I was flown by helicopter to Baltimore. My injuries included some cuts and bruises, I bit thorough my lower lip, my eye looked like I went a round with Ali and lost, and I had four hairline fractures in my left hip and tailbone.



My car-baby that I had just paid off two months before the accident. ūüė¶



What the article doesn’t mention because the reporter didn’t know and was the thing that I was trying to remember that I needed to tell the EMTs, is that¬†I was fourteen weeks (on that very day) along in a high-risk pregnancy. I was to go to an appointment that afternoon to check on the cervical cerclage¬†the¬†doctor¬†had put in two weeks before. Thankfully, I left the hospital the next day, still pregnant but on three months mostly bed-rest. Hannah was born early but not until July 15th.

I am grateful every day that we both survived that day.


Once upon a time I stitched

I have been stitching and really enjoying it lately. The is my progress on Once Upon A Time designed by The Frosted Pumpkins. And no, the photo isn’t great. It’s a mystery sample that once you sign up you receive a block via email each month. The first month was a dozy since you received the January block and border. I am way behind. I didn’t receive my fabric until late in the month and I am a very slow stitcher but I am enjoying it and that is what matters.


The Year of the Dragon

Ok, so it’s the Year of the Horse but my daughter was born in the Year of the Dragon and the other the day while checking out the cross stitching magazines at the book store I noticed one with this in it …


I’ve decided that I must stitch it for my daughter who just so happens to LOVE dragons.

A new program


Trying something new. I have been wanting to try¬†this for a while so when I saw it at Bed, Bath & Beyond at a discount plus with one of their coupons, I decided I couldn’t pass it up.

Today was day one. Very different than my usual workouts and I’m not overly fond of her lack of instruction but I am feeling some muscle soreness and fatigue so we shall see after a few days and weeks.¬†¬†I am also lacking in the dance skills and it’s pretty obvious during the cardio dance portion, but I just tried to keep moving even though I had no idea what the moves were that she was doing.¬† She says that you will get it after doing it a few times so again,¬†we shall see.

Show off

I wrote about going to Disneyland this month and running both the brand new 10K and the Half Marathon for a second time.¬† Disney didn’t offer this a challenge… meaning there wasn’t a third medal given to those running both races.


While at the Wine & Dine expo in November, we saw the below medal hanger and I knew I was going to want it, so while at the Tink expo I ordered one and it arrived yesterday.



Next month I will be heading down to WDW with my friend and we will be running in the Princess Half Marathon weekend running the 10K and Half but earning a third medal… The Glass Slipper challenge medal.¬† But also receiving a special Coast to Coast medal, which will be added to this hanger.¬† Hopefully, Sean will be able to hang this one and my Magic Miles hangers this weekend.¬†

Last Thursday my friend and I boarded a plane bight and early to head to California and Disneyland to run the Tinker Bell 10K and Half Marathon.  After checking into our hotel we headed over to the expo for packet pick up.  We got our shirts and bib numbers for the 10K


and for the Half Marathon.


We got up Saturday morning, got dressed and headed to the starting line.


I finished the 10K in 1:02:57


Sunday was another even earlier wake up time, but we got up, got ready and headed to the start line.


This was¬†a rough race for me.¬† I think because of the day before so I had to walk some, something I didn’t have to do at the Wine & Dine in November and for the first time I had to make a pit stop.¬† My official time was 2:27:29


So after running 19.3 this weekend, I now have added these two beauties to my collection.


Next up…. The Princess Glass Slipper Challenge in WDW.

A quick note

Oh my goodness! Where has the year already gone? Not much to say right now.

I have been stitching some but not making a ton of progress. I have been reading a lot lately. I am cookie mom for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop so that has been taking up some time. And today I have been packing. Tomorrow my friend and I are heading back out to California to run both the brand new Tinker Bell 10K on Saturday and then the Half Marathon on Sunday.