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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Hi All. It's hard to believe that today is Christmas Eve and the year 2020 is almost over. What a year it has been for all of us. I got on the blog today and noticed that the last time I posted was on Thanksgiving. A lot has happened between Thanksgiving and now, and I'll explain to you the reason for my absence.

On December first, I was hit head on in a motor vehicle accident. After spending a few days in the hospital, I was able to come home via ambulance. The therapists in the hospital recommended that I be transferred to a rehab, but I refused to go to a rehab due to covid. I felt I would be safer in my own home and I don't regret that decision one bit. Mr. S took almost three weeks off from work to care for me. I'm receiving some PT and OT through the VNA and have a very long recovery ahead of me.

My right leg and foot bore the brunt of the impact and I have multiple broken bones in my leg, foot, ankle, and heel, with at least ten other smaller fractures throughout my foot. Although these injuries are pretty severe, I count my blessings every day as I know that things could be much worse. I'm going to work as hard as I can to make a full recovery, and although I may not fully recover back to 100 percent, I'm going to try my hardest to get back as much range of motion as I can. 

I haven't picked up my camera since November 28th, when I took some Christmas card photos for Miss J and her family. It was a beautiful November day, and we were blessed to have a "surprise" visit from Santa Claus!!!! Ryleigh immediately figured out who Santa Claus was and she couldn't stop laughing!!! (Mr S played the role of Santa) Poor Stevie, the middle child, was frightened of him and wanted nothing to do with him, and Joey, the youngest, was so excited to see him that he ran up and jumped into his arms. It was so precious! 

This photo about sums it up!

A few more photos....




I'm disappointed that I got hurt and couldn't take Christmas photos of my grandson Henry, but I'm looking forward to taking photos of him when I'm able to.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of the readers of this blog. I wish you nothing but good health and happiness this season. I truly consider myself very lucky and I'm remaining positive and thankful for the many blessings I have in my life. 

May peace be with you and your families. xxoo


  1. Wow...Carol, I don't know what to say other than I'm keeping all of fingers and toes crossed that your recovery *is* full and that it proceeds as quickly as is possible under the circumstances. I will add that I admire your positive attitude and must confess that I very much doubt I'd be able to match it.

    Wishing you all the best and please, as opportunity permits, please keep us informed of your progress.

    Man, this year can't possibly end soon enough...

    1. Thank you Kerry. 2021 has got to be a better year! Merry Christmas❤️

  2. Oh dear Carol ~ I began to wonder where you were; so sorry for your unfortunate accident. With your optimism, family help, care workers & the restorative ability of the body to heal itself, I'm sure you'll begin to have much progress. Bless those lovely children!

    1. Thank you Cynthia. I hope you had a very merry Christmas ❤️

  3. Prayers and much thanks you are on the mend
    Merry Christmas to you & your family 🌲

    1. Thank you Salty. I’ll take all the prayers I can get. I appreciate that. I hope you had a very merry Christmas ❤️

  4. Carol, i was stunned to read your post. You are a determined, positive person, and I know you will eventually be able to be back out there taking incredible images.
    Stay strong.

    1. Hi Janice. Thank you so much for the kind positive words. I really appreciate it and I’m really looking forward to getting back out shooting. Happy New Year!