they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

i need to tell you something.

last weekend, i turned 31.
after a lovely, amazing, perfect dinner at justus drugstore, we were rear-ended by a guy driving a new mercedes. he did not have insurance.

this wasn't just a fender-bender, mind you. we were stopped and i don't think i heard him try to break.

my bumper is decimated.
and my back hatch door is dented.

i have whiplash.

so i went to the doctor for the whiplash. got an x-ray.
it showed arthritic changes in my back.
i just turned

not, 45.
or even 41.

okay, so there's that.

on my actual birthday, the day after the wreck, i stayed in bed a long time because of the pain and opened gifts from beneath my down comforter.

i got a garmin forerunner.
and for a moment, i forgot how much pain i was and squealed like a kid on christmas.
and then i went running. (did you really think i would wait a day to try out the garmin?)
and it actually made the whiplash feel better. not perfectly better, but better.

maybe the moral here is the same thing i got tattooed on my arm just under two years ago.
"in darkness, a light shines."

and perhaps until i really learn to take hold of this promise, i will continue to go through things that are supposed to teach me.

but, to be honest, i'm pretty ready to stop learning this lesson for awhile.


  • At 12:27 PM, Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said…

    I am glad you are okay.

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger The Websters said…

    1. Sorry about your wreck.

    2. What did you get for dinner? We went there for Travis's birthday...the goose appetizer was SOOOOOO good. I had to switch him entrees b/c I loved his fried rabbit so much!

  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    B had the fried rabbit.

    I had the bass.

    We also had ceviche.
    And the fried goat cheese salad.

    it's our favorite place. ever.

    we got engaged there.

    it's our birthday, anniversary, engagement, amazing place :)


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