Saturday, July 24, 2010

My family is AWESOME!

Bed rest this past week was actually tolerable b/c I have the best family and friends! Not a day went by that we weren't made dinner, that someone didn't stop by and spend HOURS talking with me as I was laid up on the couch, and we even got GIFTS!

Seriously, those visits made all the difference in how I felt about being confined to a couch.

I'm over the anger of bed rest, now it's more guilt. Unless I'm on vacation, I generally don't like being at home while everyone else is at work. Makes me feel like such a slacker. If bed rest included doing laundry or dishes, I could handle that. At least I would be contributing something to society if that were the case.

I stopped by the office for a few hours yesterday morning to sign checks and offload some tasks onto Jill. I honestly planned on staying for an hour MAX. Two and a half hours later, I walked out the door. My feet began to swell while I was in my office and they hadn't returned to normal by the end of the day. That little episode made me realize that there is something to this bed rest that is good for me.

I have several books I plan on reading, including 2 baby books, 1 political book (Newt Gingrich's To Save America), and also The Blind Side. I really enjoy reading political books, but to be honest, I'll have to see if my BP can handle it. I take politics and the direction of our country very seriously. If I start getting too wound up over things, I'll have to put the book aside for another day. I already avoid the news right now b/c the stupidity and arrogance that is running rampant in DC is at all time high and intolerable levels. Totally unbelievable what is being done under the guise of securing votes "helping people."

See, my BP is up from having typed that. Ugh.

Anyway, my mom has been a life saver this past week. She made dinner TWICE and also went to the grocery store to pick up items I had emailed her. Although this helps me, it actually helps out Hubs more b/c he would have to do these things if she didn't do them for us. And, she just does them. You don't ask, you don't wish, she just does 'em. LOVE HER!

Not sure what the plan for this weekend is, although I hope to get some swimming time in. Dr T said spending time in the pool is great for reducing swelling, especially if I walk around in the pool and keep the circulation going.

The rest of the time, you know where Bubs and I will be.

Until then, my friends, XOXO...


  1. I told you bed rest would lead to more frequent blogging. You have my permission to consider that your contribution to society!

  2. ever-so-organized daughter. If I were a betting person I would be taking bets on how soon that will all come to an end! But then, what are grandmothers for??

  3. I'm so glad you have some help!