Wednesday, November 19, 2008


As Wednesday is usually referred to, I would like to get over it. I would like to start my week all over again, but that's not going to happen. I haven't blogged in a while and I feel like I have a lot to talk about, but I'm going to do my best to keep it short.

I had a great weekend. Saturday was the princess' last soccer game for the season followed by her party. We played indoor soccer for an hour (SO FUN!) and then went to a pizza parlor and had pizza, cupcakes and handed out trophies. Sunday I had to get up bright and early and take the ruler to the doctor. He's had a rash for a while and it wasn't getting better, and he was scratching a lot. He has eczema so I'm not immediately alarmed when his skin breaks out. So off to the doctor on Sunday am. Thank goodness for urgent care clinics. I didn't have to take any time off work. His eczema got infected while scratching it so we have some antibiotic ointment and a steroid cream to help it heal. The rest of our Sunday was pretty mellow. We went grocery shopping, did some housework and watched football. Unfortunately, the Redskins couldn't beat the Cowboys which was very disappointing to me because I'm a Redskins fan. Now I have to listen to my 2 co-workers that sit very close to me that are Cowboys fans. :-(

So the excitement of this week started on my way to work Monday morning. I'm all proud of myself because I left the house early. I had a new outfit on that I bought at Ross on Friday. The outfit cost me $13 for the shirt and pants. I'm such a bargain shopper. So I'm at a stoplight getting ready to turn left when I notice in my rear view mirror that the car behind me is going really fast and is not slowing down. I look in my rear view mirror again and realize that this guy is going to hit me. So, I hold onto the steering wheel, let my foot off the brake and he plowed into me. He hit his brakes about 20 feet before he hit me. Didn't do me much good. He knocked me through 3 lanes of traffic and into oncoming traffic. Needless to say that I was a little shaken up. I called 911 and then got out of my car to look at the damage and see if anyone else was hurt. I apparently hit the person in front of me and he hit another car in front of him. I felt okay at first, but as the adrenalin wore off I really started to hurt. I was real dizzy and my neck started to ache and I had a screaming headache. I can now say that I've had an ambulance ride to the hospital. If I never have to do that again in my life time, I'll be okay. After an examination and x-rays, they sent me home with ibuprofen, Valium and vicadin. I was in a Valium coma for a couple days. Now I am ready to rejoin the real world and move on with my life. I thank God every moment than none of my kids were in the car with me. It could have been a lot worse.

I'm back at work today. I'm a little slow and have to keep getting up and down so I don't get to stiff, but it's nice to be alert, coherent and productive. I'm starting however, to feel lately like the universe is out to get me. Am I karmicly cursed? Am I being punished for something I've done? I know that stuff like this happens and that it's just a part of life, but I'm kind of feeling like I'm being ambushed by the universe. I know that this isn't true, it's just the way I feel.

With any luck, the remainder of 2008 will be uneventful. Now I just have to figure out how to get a new vehicle that will accommodate my family. I was using my mothers car temporarily (which is the car I was in when I got hot) until we could get back our feet and get a new mini-van. Things have been tough financially and we had to give back our van to the finance company in August due to a loss of income. The car I was driving is a total loss and so know I have no idea how I'm going to get another vehicle. I do have faith that God is going to take care of me, I am just impatient and want to know how right now.
Thanks for letting me vent. I hope there will be a vehicle for my family coming in the near future or I will be taking the bus for a while.


Becky :) said...

I'm just glad that you are okay, even though you are fun to mess with when you are in your Valum induced stooper.

I LOVE YA!!!!!!

Becky :) said...

I'll be your buss anytime you need it!!! :-) God is good and only gives us what we can handle, it just may seem at times that it is more than we can handle.

Davisix said...

Oh Jen, I'm SOSOO sorry this has happened to you. You are right, God is good and He will take care of you. But man oh man that waiting is for the BIRDS!!! {{{Hugs}}} to you my friend. Ang

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about that! Are you OK?
I hope you can find a reasonable new ride.