Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 0.00 miles; Running Total: 165.62 miles)
Day 208 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
I’m really starting to miss my daily routines. Things like getting up early to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee before the day starts or going to the gym after the kids go to school. Recovering from surgery has thrown the entire family out of whack.
Everyone needs wind down time at the end of the day. Justin and I have a nightly routine of putting the kids to bed then sitting down to watch a television show. Usually something violent and alien-y.
Since I had surgery we haven’t been able to do this because by the time he gets home I’m a zombie. And not one of the lively World War Z zombies. I’m more like the mute, hobbling kind. Think Michael Jacksons Thriller video minus the dancing.
I felt really bad about losing this routine because it seems like I’ve barely seen Justin for days. The only time we get together is the ten minutes he’s stripping my drainage line before I give him a kiss and shuffle off to bed.
So today I napped strategically.
I’m a little like a toddler right now, needing two naps a day. One long one around 9:00 or 9:30 and then a shorter one in the early afternoon.
Today I took my regular nap when my body demanded it in the morning but after I got up I forced myself to stay awake until about 4:00. After that I let myself sleep for a few hours until dinner time hoping this would help me stay awake through one show.
After dinner we settled on the couch and watched a new Amazon show called The Man in the High Castle (great pilot show, by the way).
Sure enough I made it through the whole thing.
Keith Richards, move over. I am livin’ on the edge.
Today’s silver lining: With all the craziness of the last week (month, year), it was nice for both of us to get this tiny piece of normal back.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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