• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 208 (Strategic Napping)


    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.

    Very relaxing.

    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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  1. Pat S says:

    I can’t even to begin to fathom the rigors you have been through…..you are obviously much stronger than I would be under similar circumstances. But I have a tip. I hate cold weather. My way to relax when I need it is a heating pad on the couch…….either on my lower back or up around my neck. The heating pad does not have to be on high, just enough to know it is there. Of course, it goes without saying, that if Sugar Bear, our 9 pound Brussels Griffon rescue doggie, wants to lay down on my chest, then all is copacetic…..that and some old funky movie from one of the many movie channels………………black and white in this case is very good. Oh, and take the phone off of the hook!!

    • Meghan says:

      You’re showing your age, Pat. Phones these days don’t have hooks… just volume buttons. 😉
      But if it makes you feel any better my daughter asked me one day (we were in the car), “Mommy, why do we call it ‘rolling the window down’?” I had to explain that cars used to have a crank handle that you had to ‘roll’ to move the window up and down. She gave me a look that said I was clearly born in the Dark Ages, so I decided to skip the history lesson on party lines and rotary dial phones.

      • Pat S says:

        OK, SA, I still have an AT&T land line in my house with about four phones scattered about the house. You still have to place the phone in the cradle to keep it charged. I suppose I should have said unplug the base phone, instead……………….

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