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Old 07-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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If You Were Stuck in Bed a Few Weeks

Being stuck in bed (doctor's orders) the last 2+ weeks (and still more to do) has not been a lot of fun, but I will admit it hasn't been as horrible as it could have been, since I can sit up sometimes, and I have a lot of things to do.

My question for you is, if you were forced to stay in bed a few weeks (just out to go to the bathroom, and in my case the doctor's), what would you spend your time doing (other than going nuts, which is a given!).

Here is what I have been doing (now that I feel better most of the time):

*Everything I normally do on the computer (only without the ability to print)
*Read
*Pray
*Plan the route for our upcoming vacation
*Plan healthy menus and shopping lists
*Talk on the phone
*Play with the kitties (and sometimes Cubbie, but James keeps him out a lot so he won't accidentally step on my leg if I'm sleeping)
*Watch TV
*Look out at the limited view I have from the window next to my side of the bed
*Talk with my Honey Bunny
*Get caught up on my sleep--not that I needed it!
*Work on my "to do" list
*Stretch a lot (that feels so good!)
*Start lots of new threads on DC

Okay, how would you occupy your time if in this situation?

Barbara

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Old 07-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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get some movies from the library if available.
Write a novel.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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gosh barbara you have pretty much named them all. i too would watch videos.

have a project book for deco house, i could sort that out.

go through photos and make sure dates are on the back and who they are of,no you will not remember ten years from now.lol

could do a bit of mending, sewing on buttons, and mending small tears etc.

go through magazines and tear out recipes. yum


write letters and or address my Christmas cards.

gosh, can't think of anymore right now.

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Old 07-26-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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Do you crochet or knit?

My favorite thing to do when I have extra time is read my cookbooks.

Here's something, since you love reading - find one of your books you love, and research the author online, or if it's a historical book, look up the cities involved. Next time you read the book, no doubt you'll get even more enjoyment out of it.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:56 PM   #5
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I love to make beaded jewelry. That's what I'd be doing!
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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I was confined to bed for 3-4 months when I was pregnant and I learned to make myself sleep all the time. I can go to sleep just about anytime I put my mind to it now - except of course when it's time to go to bed
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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i would try and catch up on all the books and
movies i want to see and read ...
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:39 PM   #8
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i slept & watched television. was at my piddle, though, thouroughly boring.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:52 PM   #9
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Do you like to watch TV/Movies? I have Netflix and would probably go through a lot of movies/TV series/miniseries. I also play computer games as well as a lot of PS3 so that's what I would be doing.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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boy, when I come back to the states from being overseas, I can NOT get enough TV......it's like a stupid addiction............what we have here is satellite.....but most of the programs are several years old...............but it's the best you're going to find.........
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