Friday, December 2, 2011

An Accident and A Good Book...

I hope everyone had a wonderful, unforgettable Thanksgiving with family and friends.

My Thanksgiving was, um, partially forgettable!

The day after Thanksgiving I supposedly took my brother-in-laws bike for a spin and ended up knocked out on the side of the road with a concussion. This happened at 2:00 in the afternoon, I spend 5 hours in the hospital with memory wiped out for most of what happened that entire day. I don't even remember riding the bike!

So thank goodness for the bike helmet, and for recovering over a nice holiday break hanging out with lots of cousins, nieces and nephews. I'm feeling much better and am nursing a separated shoulder, but expect to be in full swing, soon.

On my R&R list - finally sitting down to read through the pages of Brooke Gianetti and Steve Giannetti's new fabulous book Patina Style.  Now that's nice! Have you read it, what do you think?


p.s. Sadly, no fabulous out-of-body story, or enlightenment. (Just remembered vaguely eating a fruit cup in the hospital!) But nice to regroup and be really thankful for all those things we take for granted!


  1. oh my !!! pushie or motor bike .... who hit you ?? hope there are no long term repercussions le xox

  2. Le,- The bicycle was a mountain bike. I can't remember what happened one bit, but I'll take a guess I flipped over the handlebars braking on a steep hill?


  3. Oh dear Loretta. Hope you are all better.
    Sorry to hear about your tumble. Part of life is picking ourself up and getting back on the bike.
    Take good care of yourself.

  4. OMG Loretta sounds like you had a terrible spill! I'm glad to hear you're doing better and thankful for the helmet. I love Brooke's book and know you're going to enjoy it. Take care of yourself!

  5. Oh my goodness, that's awful! Although maybe you were spared such a horrible memory of the accident by losing your memory?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  6. Oh Loretta, I'm so sorry to hear this, how scary. Hope all is well and back to normal?

  7. Oh my goodness what a blessing that you are okay!! I hope that you are feeling better. I love Brooke's blog but have not gotten her book yet. It looks great though!

  8. Loretta OMG I am so sorry this happened and hope you are doing much better!!Scary thing to happen!

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  9. Thank goodness you had a helmet on. By the way, next time you're participating in a craft show/fair please let me know, I would love to meet you and also see your work. It's best if you send me an email, sometimes I'm not on my blog for long periods of time. Happy Holidays!


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