I’m posting my blog really late this week. I have a good excuse. I screwed up. I’ve written plenty of posts about people learning from my mistakes. Those posts talked about writing or marketing–all of the things I did along the way that, in retrospect, I probably could have done better or smarter. This isn’t one of those blogs. This time, I’m telling you to never stand on a rocking chair to reach a high shelf. Because, if the cushion (a new one I put on that doesn’t tie) slides out from under your feet, then you can fall and break your leg. Which I did. I’ve stood on that rocking chair for years and years, but I didn’t think about the new cushion. I should have. But regardless, I won’t be climbing on rocking chairs ever again. I try to learn from my mistakes:)
I went to the hospital Saturday night and had surgery late Monday. Every nurse, doctor, and staff person I met was incredibly wonderful and made a crappy situation better. Did they roll their eyes when they asked how I broke my leg? Yes, they did, but they laughed with me, not at me:) Since my husband’s retired and can help me, and my family all pitched in to help, too, I got to come home last night, and boy, did that feel good! I can’t put any weight on my left leg for three months, so everything feels awkward and difficult, but I can’t ramble around the house like I usually do, and it’s not easy to pop in and out, so hopefully, I’ll keep butt in chair and get more writing done. There’s a bright side to almost everything, right?
Anyway, that’s why my blog’s late this week. So stay healthy, and keep writing! And don’t do what I do. No rocking chairs as step stools for you!