Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a fantastic last weekend in August. Let me tell you, mine didn't start out very well but I made the best of it.

On my way home from work on Friday at exactly 4:40 pm (and exactly 1 mile from my house) I got into an accident. I was stopped at a red light and the guy behind me didn't see that traffic from the light was backed up pretty far. I heard screeching tires behind me so I looked in the rear view mirror and saw this SUV racing toward me. So I prepared myself and put my foot on the brake so I didn't hit the car in front of me. The sound I heard when the other car hit me was deafening, I could have sworn that I had no back end to my car. So I called 911 immediately and got out of the car to inspect the damage. See for yourself...

This is what the car looked like that hit me. You can imagine my anxiety when I saw that car.

And this is what Big Red looked like.




Yep, that's it. I drive a friggin' tank! The guy who hit me said he was doing about 50 before he slammed on his brakes. Tim said when I got home that I'm not allowed to own small cars from now on. That I need to have big cars that protect me. I mean I got his by a car the same size or a little bigger than mine!

After shooing everyone off of me and telling me to go to the doctor, I proceeded to sleep terribly and have a constant headache from Friday until Monday. So on Monday (since I work at a hospital) I finally went to the doctor. I had x-rays done and everything. They told me my back looks good, but I have swollen muscles. So I got sent home from work and filled 3 prescriptions that included some good muscle relaxers since my muscles were causing my terrible headaches. So now I'm home relaxing in bed telling you all about this. I have to take it easy this week at work and go see a specialist in a few days. I get my car fixed after Labor Day and already have the rental all set to go. The guy's insurance is covering everything for me thank goodness.

So back to my weekend...Friday night we just relaxed and caught up on some Lost season 2 which was wonderful.

Saturday I got to see my Mommy who was in town for work. We went out to dinner in Adams Morgan in DC. If anyone lives in the area or ever visits you have to go to Adams Morgan. We ate at this wonderful Italian restaurant called Cafe Paradiso. It was superb! Tim and I had calamari and seafood ravioli for our entrees. I knew I should have taken a picture of it, but I was kinda out of it this weekend guys sorry. I didn't even take a picture with Mom! I was so excited to see her because she recently lost 32 lbs. on Weight Watchers and looks fantastic. Tim and I couldn't believe it. She's the skinniest she's been since I can remember and it's just amazing. I'm so proud of her. She and my step dad will be visiting in 2 weekends so I'll be sure to take plenty of pics then.

Earlier in the week Tim and I had planned on taking Dakota to Shenandoah National Park for the day because someone had recommended to me a great spot that had all these waterfalls you could slide down. So Sunday morning Tim, our neighbor Jenny and I (along with Dakota of course) headed out to Whiteoak Canyon Falls. We had a great time. The water was very cold and we couldn't get to the really big pools and waterfalls with the dog (it was too treacherous for him) so we found a small pool for him to swim in and did some light hiking. It is a great place, I can't wait to go back when I'm feeling better. Here are some pictures from the day:






I hope everyone is enjoying their last few days of summer!







♥ Erin

1 comment:

Miss K said...

Aww I'm so sorry about your car sweetie! Any car troubles are such the pits! I hope the claim process and repairs are easy for you! So glad to hear you're ok!