This is a question I get asked from most people I talk to, whether they know me or not. I have been thinking about it today. Really, what do I do? I tried to think of what TV I have watched all week and I can name the shows I have seen on one hand- A Cold Case, Jon and Kate, Today show, Rachael Ray, and an Everyday Italian episode. This does not count what Mike watches. He comes home and turns on ESPN or one of the MLB channels that mysteriously appeared as part of our cable package. Normally I would have a fit that he watched that much but I really don’t care right now. Lucky for him! I also don't think that his shows count because I don't actively participate in the watching.
Reading- I do read quite a bit but not as much as I regularly do. I have read 2 people magazines, 2 Better Homes and Gardens, 2 Ensigns, and 4 books. I am usually an avid reader and can read at least a book a day. Lately I have found it hard to concentrate on reading.
Knitting, Sewing, Scrapbooking, and other crafty things- hard to do on bedrest.
Talking on the telephone- I have never been much of a phone talker and I am still not. I hate how the phone gets hot on my ear. I have upped my talking time quite a bit since being on bed rest but it is probably at the level that a “normal” person would talk on the phone. I talk to my mom everyday instead of once a week. I do text my sister and a few random people, quite a bit.
Internet surfing and blog reading- This is what I spend a lot of my time doing. I check our blog about 100 times a day for comments, I check my emails, I check your blogs at least 5-10 times to see if by miracle you have updated them, and last night I made a music playlist that I am still working on. The playlist has been a great time killer. I noticed the babies would kick a lot for certain songs. I decided that if they liked the song they kicked and if they didn’t then they rested and waited for the next song. Being the organized science person that I am I had to make a chart of my findings. Here is the chart.
Liked Artist Song Name
Yes Colbie Caillat Realize
No One Republic Stop and Stare
yes John Mayer Say
Yes Lifehouse Whatever it takes
No boys Yes Girl Sara Bareilles Love Song
Yes Blake Lewis I Got U
Yes Maroon 5 Harder To Breathe
No Coldplay Violet Hill
Ok- I can only do internet and computer stuff for so long because my eyes go crazy and my side or my back starts to hurt (my upper back not my lower). So, then I start into my new habit that I spend the most time in and that is . . . . . . . .thinking.
I really think that I spend a lot of time meditating or thinking or zoning out. I don’t want to call it daydreaming because I don’t think that is what it is. I don’t say to myself, “Self it is time to do some deep thinking.” It just happens. For example I was in the middle of watching the Cold Case File and kept zoning out into my think zone. I really can’t tell you what the Cold Case File was about or who the killer was. This is what makes doing anything so hard, I can’t concentrate, my active brain takes over. I know that the thinking has taken place when people are talking to me, especially on the phone. So, I apologize if it was when I was talking to you.
Maybe one of these days I will post some of my deep thinkings- HA ha ha. This entry has been long enough. I guess I have picked up another (bad) habit, rambling in my writings. Some of you will find it amusing, hopefully. For the rest of you just skip it, don’t hurt your brain trying to understand a pregnant woman. I won’t feel bad.
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