I highly recommend kicking off every diet with a savage case of intestinal flu. Seven pounds in two days, SCORE! (Don't tell me it's water weight, I can't hear you, LA LA LA LA LA!)
I haven't been able to blog for the past few days. I'm mostly over the flu - it's not that. I just can't stop thinking about Stephanie and Christian Nielson's plane crash.
I don't even know her. I've only read her blog a couple of times. But I'm horrified by the accident all the same. I keep going back to her blog, looking at the pictures, trying to make it make sense that someone who was posting about decorating her house and going to a baseball game one minute could be recovering from a plane crash the next.
Maybe it's because experiencing a plane crash is one of my worst fears and I'm projecting. Maybe it's because it's confirmation that life is incredibly fragile. Maybe I'm becoming one of those horrible rubberneckers. Maybe it's just normal human compassion. I don't know. I just know that I look at her blog and it doesn't seem possible that the vivid girl in the pictures could possibly be lying in a hospital bed in a burn unit in Arizona.
Stephanie has burns over 80% of her body, and her husband is burned on a third of his. They have four very young children. A fund has been set-up to help pay their medical expenses, and if you are so inclined, you can donate by clicking on the Donate to NieNie button shown below.
I'll be back on Monday with a regular post.