Lost Time

Lost Time

Hello friends. Have you been wondering why I went totally MIA for the past week? So am I, to some extent. I know the general overarching reason: Last Sunday morning while on my Vespa my husband and I collided with a car that ran a red light. I literally have no memory of these events, which is probably for the best, since I managed to break 22 bones. My kneecap, my skull, my pelvis, my collarbones, and my ribs are all in a lot more pieces than they normally should be. Steven broke his leg, too. I’ve been in the hospital recovering ever since, and it’ll be at least a few more days before I’ll even be able to go home. I’m not overstating things when I tell you this has been one of the worst weeks of my life. As if I need another thing to complain about, even my favorite jacket was destroyed in the accident. On the upside, though, at least we are both expected to eventually fully recover. It’s just a matter of time. I’m so lucky to have great medical care, plus wonderful friends and family who have been helping us get through this tough time.

Hospital stays and physical infirmities really aren’t conducive to blogging, but today I finally got my hands on my laptop to at least update you on the situation. Although original material is going to be few and far between for a while, I’ll be trying to keep up with blogging about ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for your patience!

I hope everyone reading this is doing better than I am, and please be careful and remember to count your blesssings!

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17 thoughts on “Lost Time

  1. Rachel, Wow. I’m sorry to hear about your accident but am glad to hear you both will have a full recovery! Scary. Prayers and positive energy coming your way. Pat S

  2. Please put all your energy into healing! I’ve been reading your blog ever since that great post on dyeing your suede boots black, and I will be here when you finally tell us that you’ve found a new “favorite” jacket. In the meantime, just remember that letting your bones “knit” is also creative!

  3. Oh my god Rachel, I am SO sorry! I can’t believe it. I’d love to bring you ice cream or keep you company during your recovery. You just let me know and I’ll be there. Take care of yourselves!

    1. Oh gosh Rachel, that’s so sweet of you. I’d love to get together for a crafternoon sometime soon–we’ll have to set something up 🙂

  4. Rachel, I am so very sorry to hear about what happened to you & Steven. Please try & rest & hope you heal soon. Sending prayers to you both, I’ll be here waiting for you to come back! Jo S. xoxo

  5. So sorry to learn of your accident! Glad you both will recover!!! Take good care of your selves. Healing energy ~~~ flowing your way. Love your blog and I will still be following when you recover. Take your time focusing on your health!

  6. Oh man Rachel! Sending you healing wishes for a speedy recovery. Just know your blogging community will be here when you are ready to share. We are all rooting for you!

  7. I just discovered your blog while searching for a DIY project today, but I’ve been reading through old posts and just been loving all your easy projects and inspiration. I hope you feel much better soon and I’m so sorry that you had such a terrible and terrifying experience!!!

    1. lulu_bella, I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog. It really means a lot to me to hear that, and thanks so much for the kind wishes!

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