Thursday, August 22, 2013
Daily Life, Part I
Very, very luckily, James is able to work from home this first week of my convalescence, so we're having an easy time of it. Well, I am, anyway. Here's what it looks like:
7:00ish: Edie wakes up,calling for James to come get her. He gets her and usually brings her in our room where I snuggle her.
7:15ish: Edie starts climbing over me to escape and I suggest breakfast and she and James head to the kitchen while I debate if I have to go the bathroom badly enough to get up. I take a percocet to stop the aching pain in my left leg and go back to sleep.
8:00: I wake up, deciding that I do have to go to the bathroom that badly. Edie runs around and I crutch over to my rolling chair to scoot into the kitchen for breakfast.
8:30: I sit on the couch withe my leg up.
12:00: I roll into the kitchen to help James fed Edie lunch. I'm loathe to admit it, but I think Edie is a picky eater. She just won't eat. Even things she's previously liked (I'm looking at you, hummus). Lunch is an exercise in creativity. I take some medicine and get real sleepy
1:00: I snuggle Edie for a moment before James puts her in her crib for a nap.
1:00-4:00ish: James works and I sit on the couch with my leg up. Sometimes (usually) I fall asleep (see: sleepy, above).
4:30: This varies. Sometimes we go outside and James waters my plants. Yesterday we went to Target and filled my prescription and bought me a new skirt (I must wear my jeans too tight: they won't fit over my cast. I'm lucky I was wearing a dress when I broke my ankle). Today we're going to a friend's house for dinner.
6:00-7:00: James makes dinner. I scoot around on my chair getting glasses and other assorted things I can reach.
7:00-7:30 James gives Edie a bath and puts her pajamas on. I sit on her chair with my leg up and read stories.
7:45ish-11:00: James does the dinner dishes, then more work-work and I sit on the couch with my leg up.
I'm almost one week down.
Not listed are the amount of times I ask James to fill my water bottle or the amount of times James asks me if I'm going to take a bath.