Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008... in with a CRASH!!

New Year's Day started with lime yogurt (my favorite), a cup of tea, and a long phone chat with an old friend. A great beginning to a new year.
And then I stood up, caught my toe on the edge of the rug, and sailed into this antique cabinet where we store our DVDs.
The glass cut the palm of my hand open and one other deep cut on my arm.
The rest of the cuts were just little pieces of glass embedded in my hand.
It could have been so much worse.

The bad part is that it was my right hand and I'm right-handed.
Stitches across your palm don't allow for a lot of use of that hand.
Sooooo... I probably won't blog until I get the bandages off.
Typing with one finger on your left hand takes forever.
But, then again... you never know.

My word for this year is "POSITIVE"!!
My goal is to find something positive in everything that happens.
It's a 365 day challenge for me.
I'm hoping that maybe it will become a habit after a year.

This accident is providing me with a lot of time to read and to rest.

Back to bed with a book.

Hugs to you all!
~Joni





21 comments:

Ms Cool said...

Oh Joni, how awful. I'm so sorry to hear it. One Christmas day a few years back, I was slicing rolls for ham sandwiches and sliced my hand holding the roll in the process. Not fun. I hope you heal fast and am happy you have put a positive spin on it!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh Joni what a disaster! I know you are going to be positive about it but it must be really painful and a real pain too! Take care, rest and get better! lots of love and hugs, Lucy x

Anina said...

Ouch!!! I hope this was the worst thing that'll happen in 2008.
Get better soon!

corry said...

Sorry to hear about your hand. What a beginning of the New Year! I hope it's not to painful and that you can use your hand again soon!

de vliegende koe said...

You could look at this event in a positive perpective! You are done with the bad things for 2008! Only good and positive things will happen from now on! I hope you enjoy reading your books and taking a rest. Take care! Hugs and love!

Angie said...

I am so sorry!!! I hope you recover very soon.

I'll be thinking about (and praying for) you!

I keep needing to ask you to send me a list of top five book recommendations. I want to do more reading this year. You've inspired me! : )

Pat said...

Joni, I am so sorry to hear of your crash. Enjoy the rest and the reading. Soon enough you will be at it again. I hope that the rest of 2008 is better to you.

kirsty said...

Joni, I am SO glad you weren't more badly hurt! I'm sure you will be lovingly nursed and some forced relaxation needn't be a bad thing, huh?
Heal well!

SUE said...

Heal quickly, Joni! I so enjoy your blog!

Helen Hancock said...

Oh Joni! Your poor thing...what a fright you must have got. All those stitches....big hugs to Grammy J! You rest in bed and get all better and we look forward to seeing you real soon. You have already shown how to make a positive out of a negative. You are an inspiration.

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness, what a way to begin your new year!!! I'm so sorry, but you get to experience your new positive thinking right away. A book, bed....not too bad. I'd say that's a positive. Hope you heal quickly, and your bookcase can be fixed.

melanie said...

oh no! i'm glad you are okay - that is scary. i hope you heal quickly and are getting pampered as you mend. :) the O and I send our love.
mel

Junie Moon said...

Oh my goodness! What a terrible thing to happen. I hope all is well again soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Gasp! Oh Joni, I hope you're healing quickly! We'll have to send you some of Junie Moon's bandages for your hand! And, I'm sure there's a joke in here somewhere about how much you had to drink for the new year -- hope you're feeling well enough to laugh about it now! Enjoy your little forced break -- we'll be thinking/worrying about you! XOXO!

~Vicki said...

Yikes! That sounds like something I'd do! I fell and wrenched my ankle a month before Christmas in 2005 and couldn't drive or walk until February. Talk about learning patience the hard way! For me it was a reminder to slow down. Hope you're up and about soon. I liked your note about the cookie cutters btw--great idea!
Well dear lady, I do wish you a most speedy recovery and a sweet 2008.

Wendy said...

OUCH!! I hope your feeling better and that your up and typing before to long!!

Molly said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, but thankful that it wasn't worse! Take good care of yourself. We will miss your cheery posts while you are recovering! Praying for your quick recovery! Enjoy your down time with some good books. Happy New Year!

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness, what a dramatic start to your year! I hope you make the most of the rest and are back to full typing strength very soon.
love Lesley xx

Angie said...

Hey there,

Thanks for the list of books. I'll have Mark "mooch" them for me. Have you ever heard of Book mooch? It's a cool way to exchange books.

Anyway, I'm getting ready for my company tonight.

Crazy times.

I have NO idea what layout I used for my blog, because my friend, Melany, does it for me. I'll find out from her, and let you know.

Hope you're recovering quickly. I've been meaning to tell you that I'm back on the WW bandwagon. Lots of fruits & veggies. Even tried making a smoothie yesterday morning. It was. . . . .okay, I guess.

HUGS from Tennessee!!

Rhona said...

Hi Joni, Happy New Year and good to see you're keeping positive already. The accident sounds nasty but I hope you'll enjoy reading while you recover. I've been out of touch for a couple of months but am looking forward to catching up on all that's been going on. Take care of yourself!

Judy said...

I haven't visited you in awhile. I am sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you heal fast.