Last Thursday evening, I climbed up on on a 3-foot stump in our yard because “I just need to clip one more tree branch.”
I’m pretty hilarious as a gardener anyway.
But it was worse this time because I was tired and all logic had been zapped out of me by that big orange ball in the sky, beating down on me, making me squint.
I had pruned back three tree branches but the last one was out of reach.The stump that sat beside the tree looked safe enough.
I climbed up on it and reached upward with my pruning clippers.
Just one more branch.
That is when I fell off the stump. Like one of the drummers in the movie Spinal Tap, I was the victim of a bizarre gardening accident.
I wrapped my right hand with tape and put a cold pack on it. The next morning, when I looked at it, the bump was the size of a baseball. Well, a golf ball at least.
The x-rays showed a broken radius, the largest bone in the wrist. So much for the sprain theory.
So, here I sit, typing with my left hand, chewing painkillers and offering up, in honor of the pine tree that lost some limbs so I could injure mine, three painlessly simple ‘evergreen’ blog posts.
Pieces that can be published and enjoyed again because they are as fresh in July as they are in December. As you read them, ask yourself, “What is it about them that make them useful and timeless?”
And think about a new topic you could write an evergreen post of your own about this week.
Okay, I’ll go back to drowning in the pain and humiliation of having made an astoundingly poor gardening decision. Hope these three posts are helpful. :
Did you ever see someone’s blog post go viral on Twitter or Facebook? The number one reason this happens? The headline. In this post, I show you how to write headines that get massive click-throughs, too.
My tell-it-like-it-is friend Patti K nails the emotions we feel when we spend too much time “following” the social media stars and not enough on getting things done in our little corner of the world. Thoughtful, inspiring advice.
With a season of 160 games over 180 days, pro baseball players know when they are in a slump, when things just don’t click. Here some lessons I dug up for you. Oh, and on # 7, do feel free to change your underwear.
There you go. Three painlessly simple blog posts to start your week, from a (temporarily) disabled, left-handed blogger.