Have you heard about my new story? The Accidental Rotation of Talya Lea? Unfortunately it’s true. A memoir…
Tuesday night I fell while watering plants on the porch. Wet flip flops, rushing around. It was ugly. See the little picket fence in the next pic? That’s to keep Lucy and Annabelle on the porch. But instead of moving it out of my way, I stepped over, snagged my slippery flip flop, and dove five steps down to the bottom.
The coneflowers I’ve been bragging on and religiously nurturing? They may have saved my life, for real, because that’s where my head landed. A cushion of coneflowers. You can see in the top picture how mangled they are after my “accidental rotation”.
I broke my left wrist, my second toe on my right foot, busted both knees and skinned my “good” arm. Today I found lots of new bruises. I’m not complaining, just explaining why I may not be around as much.
Boy, there’s nothing like a broken wrist to remind me of a few things. Like, I still cannot fly. And I can’t do some of the simplest things! Like, pull my hair into a ponytail.
I can still write, albeit slowly and in a somewhat pecking style.
I’m thankful my accident wasn’t worse, and I appreciate all the prayers and well-wishes from my Facebook friends. Really, this is only an inconvenience. A blip in the summer of 2017.
My husband is working in Dallas which makes this extra tricky. I’m extremely grateful to my sister-in-law, Paula, who took me to Urgent Care. She has been walking Lucy and Annabelle several times a day and watering my plants in this horrible heat. She stocked my fridge with homemade soup. And this morning she brought me a delicious scone for breakfast.
And to my Arkansas Women Bloggers tribe…thank you for the gorgeous flowers. I am feeling the love.
On a final note, the morning after my accident (and this morning too), for the first time since we’ve been in this house, a hummingbird has been at our kitchen window, quivering and hovering like Tinkerbell, watching as I limp around making coffee. Hummingbirds symbolize resiliency and life and energy. I’m taking this tiniest of visitors as a positive sign.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Meghan Trainor, Better When I’m Dancin’