Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012!


There is nothing like a New Year and a fresh start to feel invigorated. What about you?

This past November I had a bicycle accident and lost a day's worth of memory. I was found unconcious by the side of the road the day after Thanksgiving!

It was a time to rest up and heal (separated shoulder and concussion) and let others take care of me for a while. And then after a week I was thrown back in the world from that cozy caring cocoon and had to dig deep and remember all the schedules of daily life.

I remember that first week as being quite nice. Imagine resting in bed and requesting bowls of ice cream!

The second week - not so nice. My brain was still trying to get in gear and there were so many things to remember. I had an appointment with a neurologist and got lost trying to find the office. How could I miss the two street signs? I ended up getting stuck in traffic and getting there so late the appointment needed to be cancelled. Was is just bad luck? Or was my brain out of whack? We went to get a Christmas tree - normally a joyful time - but I just felt down.

During those times I tried to give myself some slack even though I felt bad. I needed time to recover and had to expect some ups and downs. I have a new appreciation for anyone with a head injury, big or small, temporary or permanent.

Today, I feel fantastic with just a bit of soreness in my shoulder. I feel so GRATEFUL and have a new happiness to tackle 2012 with joy, excitement and a big dose of patience and love.

I have big plans for 2012 - I'm writing them down this week and will share them later...

What are your 2012 plans?



  1. I'm so glad you're doing better Loretta your accident must have been so scary for everyone in your family. As for the memory thing wait until menopause it's a whole new experiance. As for 2012 about the only thing I have planned is learning yoga mister man and Dylan dog got me private lessons and I can't wait to get started. But don't worry the year is young and I have plenty of time to plan for more.


  2. OHMYGOSH Loretta I had no idea!! I have been a bit absent from blogland since Thanksgiving. How scary for you and I am so glad that you are feeling so much better. Just take things one day at a time and enjoy each day. Happy New Year to you and I can't wait to see what you have planned.

  3. I've been thinking of you and sending good mojo for healing and peace of mind. Happy new year, friend.

  4. We are SO glad your healing and beginning to feel better. Can't wait to hear about your big plans for 2012. The construction is looking great!
    Happy New Year!
    xo E + J

  5. So glad to hear that you are feeling better! I agree that was really a startling thing to happen. You are blessed to have come out of it as well as you did!Look so forward to hearing your plans for the New Year!!

  6. Oh my goodness, what a lucky lady you are to have come out on the other side of your accident happy and healthy! I hope that your 2012 is safe and that you are able to accomplish all the things that your heart desires.

  7. Loretta, I am just catching up on the blog reading. I am so sorry about your accident and thank goodness you were wearing the helmet. So glad you are recovering and look forward to seeing the window seat completed. Wishing you all the best in 2012!

  8. Oh Loretta, you've been having such a hard time! The second week sounds just awful. Hope you are not having too much pain now Loretta and I can't wait to hear about your plans for 2012!

  9. Wow...that was some accident. So happy you are doing well, and wishing you all the best in the new year!! I am so needing organization and simplicity in my life this year - so that's my goal...we'll see...


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