You’ve probably been wondering where I am, and why I haven’t posted in almost a week? Especially if you’ve emailed me and received my auto-responder saying I’d get back to you on Monday and still haven’t. First, my apologies! I’m truly sorry to leave you all hanging at such a crucial time in the Stampin’ Up! year, with only 1 week left before this catalog is gone forever!! It was not my intention, let me start at the beginning…
Last week, my entire extended family traveled to Key West, Fl for my baby sister’s wedding. Congratulations to my sister Robyn, and my new BIL Adam!!! The wedding was Thursday, June 16. It was incredibly beautiful, as was the bride (maybe I’m biased, she is my sister hehehe). We had a very special time to spend with all of my family (from my Nana on down).
We traveled home on Sunday, and I fully intended to be back at work on Monday, June 20. That Monday morning was a gorgeous one here in Massachusetts, and after being away from a week, all I wanted to do was take my beloved Harley Davidson Motorcycle out for a spin. One of the joys of owning my own business is setting my own hours, and thought to myself…”self, it’s ok for you to go for a motorcycle ride and start an hour later than you planned” … so I did!
Sadly, that hour long ride, turned into a very scary day in my life. Out on a beautiful day, I slid on sand, missed a turn and crashed into a guard rail! I always wear protective gear (pants, boots, gloves and especially a helmet). And I have been thanking God for that helmet ever since! I was thrown from the bike, knocked unconscious and came to in an ambulance. After spending the day in the hospital, getting cleaned, treated and looked over by 2 trauma teams, it was determined that I had a concussion and broken thumb (not to mention endless cuts and bruises that I’m still finding). I spent the entire next day in bed, with my mom nursing me. I was in a lot of pain (still am), but thankfully other than the head and thumb it’s all superficial and will heal. Here’s a picture of the aftermath, I guess I can submit it to “Tough Chicks Anonymous” (kidding…I mean really how anonymous can I be lol). I don’t think I’ll be using it for my profile picture anytime soon;) I would not be here if it weren’t for my helmet, please, please, please make sure you and/or your loved ones always wear your helmets, you never know when an accident like this could happen.
Some of my stamper friends were very concerned about my ability to stamp (it is my sole source of income, and they love the inspiration)…not to worry…I will find a way to stamp!! Not even a broken thumb can keep me away (but the videos may be interesting to watch). For those wondering about the Harley, it is in better shape than I am with just a couple dents.
Beginning Thursday, I will be responding to all of my emails, and posting updates. Stay tuned for news on the new catalog and more. Thanks for your patience and understanding.