You would think with all the time I sit on my butt while I’m on bed rest (two words, I learned) that I would have turned into the prolific blogger I once was. But, no. Each day is a little too much like the last and I think I’m waiting for something really interesting to talk about. Instead, starting today, I decided that I will start writing each day like I used to. Once I get in the habit of writing, it seems to come more easily and gets better over time.
Today Dan and I (or just Dan under my direction) took down the Christmas decorations. It felt good to have everything cleaned up and put away, being the chronic putter-awayer that I am. But it was a little sad too. I was enjoying the Christmas season with the warm twinkling lights on every night in my living room and the familiar music playing as I passed time on the couch. It was also nice to have a bunch of family visiting for the holidays and make my life a little more exciting. Now, I suppose things will settle down and return to normal and, as you know, normal is always just a little less fun. And now that things are a little less fun, I’m starting to feel a little too much sloth setting in. Yes, I know I need to rest and I am. But, I think that I should make some sort of schedule for myself since staying in bed until noon and watching TLC all day sounds like a recipe for depression. So, here’s what I’m thinking:
8am- Wake up/shower (Woo hoo the one time I get to move around!)
9am- Breakfast/listen to NPR
9:30am- Do something toward my new Teachers Pay Teachers account/listen to Songza Coffee Shop Indie playlist
11:30am- Research/do something toward my needs as a new mommy/listen to my new Jewel Lullaby CD (must memorize before babies get here)/snack
1:00pm- Lunch/watch a Baby Story on TLC (I need some TLC)
2:00pm- Pleasure reading/listen to a classical Songza playlist
3:30pm- Make calls for household stuff that needs done/snack
4:30pm- Bed rest stretches!
5:00pm-9:00pm- Whatever I want/watch TV/hang out with Dan/do stuff I didn’t get to/play Words with Friends/eat dinner and dessert
10:00pm- Get ready for bed/read
11:00pm- Sleepy time
Makes me feel like my life is important. We’ll see how it goes!