Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday: Crunch Time

Crunch Time

(photo courtesy of

Almonds and cashews.
This is what “crunch” means to me!
Daily snack attack.

Oh! You meant Christmas?
Gifts are wrapped. The table’s set.
Prepared for Christ’s birth.

(original painting by Michael D. O'Brien: The Nativity)

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Haiku is simple! 
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively 
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On A Serious Note

What is going on this week? I mean seriously. I was on my way to a meeting at work last night around 6:00pm. I was startled by someone darting across the 2 lane highway at rush hour. I slowed way down because I noticed another person along the side of the road. Not 5 seconds later I came upon someone lying in the middle of the road. SOMEONE HAD JUST BEEN STRUCK BY A CAR. I pulled my car into the turn lane and turned on my flashers (leaving the right lane for through traffic). I jumped out shouting "Don't move her!" Fortunately, a nurse was on the scene already stabilizing her head and neck. We both just kept talking smoothly and calmly to her while awaiting police and medics. She was a young thing...not over 18 years old. Her body was broken, lying twisted in the road way. The only way she could communicate was by moaning. We kept her focus during what seemed like a terribly long wait. My heart was breaking for the woman that struck her...she was in hysterics. It was already terribly dark at that time and with what I witnessed just a few seconds earlier I can thoroughly understand the saying: "There, but for the Grace of God, go I". I wish I knew the name of that nurse. She was phenomenal and, I do believe, this girl child's guardian angel.

Larry Update

I just received an email from my sister Carrie. She wasn't able to "talk yet" but has asked that I come to Topeka. I am in the process of making arrangements to leave. I'll continue to keep you updated as I can, but please, please, please...keep those prayers and good thoughts coming! God's love be with you all!


Purple Flowers said...

Don't forget you are that girls' Angel as well.
I continue to pray for Larry and Carrie. Also, for you to help give your sister strength.

Midday Escapades said...

Oh my goodness what a terrible scene you came upon. Good for you and the nurse for being good samaritans. Travel safely and will be thinking of you all.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

I've just been catching up with all your news - holy smokes!

I'll keep Larry, Carrie and Daisy in my thoughts... and you as well of course! I hope Larry pulls through.

Isn't that girl who was hit by the car lucky that two level headed women were there for her? Do you know how she's doing? How awful to be the one who hit her. What possesses people to try and cross busy roads where they shouldn't? Honestly.

Safe trip - and of course I wish you a Merry Christmas, although with all you have going on, that might be tough to achieve. Hope your family gets that miracle.


LarryG said...

Thanks for the haiku -
the real crunch time of the season for Larry and family being lifted up.
Merry Christmas

Mama Zen said...

How horrible! Glad that you and the nurse were there.

gayle said...

Oh the poor little girl..good thing you and the nurse were there...that is so scary.

Praying for Larry!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Now we'll need a double dose of miracles- for the girl and your brother in law. I still believe in miracles, though, so I'm pulling for both! Please have a safe trip and a very merry Christmas.

Willoughby said...

I've had your family on my mind all day. I'll keep Larry and Carrie, as well as the injured girl you helped, in my prayers. Have a safe trip to Topeka.

Lissaloo said...

How scary, it sounds like the best possible help was on hand. Have a safe trip, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Still praying for Larry and Carrie. I am also praying for my best friend's dad. He's in ICU at the moment.

Thom said...

Please no my dear sweet friend that my thoughts are with you and I send as much Aloha and Sunshine as I can for your BIL. And you are one great woman to stop and help that poor girl. You are her Christmas Miracle. You and that nurse. Your Haikus are wonderful my friend. Happy Holidays to you and your entire family :)

Raoulysgirl said...

Your family is tucked into my thoughts today. My prayers and love are with you.

Betty said...

Polly, I'm still praying for Larry and Carrie, I;m thinking of you and i send you a big hug!
Have a SAFE trip my sweet friend.
Wishing you everything that you would wish for yourself and your family.
Much lovexoxoxo

SouthLakesMom said...

Pedestrians being struck is a HUGE problem here. Many are from countries where the idea of crosswalks are foreign. And, they do not realize that the sun angles this time of year make them practically invisible.

Wishes for your celebration to be joyful, in whatever way it occurs!

quilly said...

I just added my prayers to those for your brother-in-law, Larry. I also asked for guidance and comfort for his loved ones while they (you) await further developments.

Your haiku is perfect. To me Christmas has never had a "crunch" time because it is about celebrating Christ, not the perfect presentation of presents and such.

AJ said...

wow! How stressful!
Thank you for the crunch time!
Praying for Larry.

Merry Christmas!

Weezer said...

My stress is nothing.
Your life is fuller than full.
Prayers for my blog friend.

Your mind must be going in an immeasurable number of directions with every possible emotion. We are continuing to lift you, your family, Larry and Carrie up in thoughts and prayers.

kys said...

What a week indeed. I will continue to pray for Larry, your whole family, and for the poor girl.



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