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10 Ways to Pass Time While on Bedrest

By Anovelsource @thenovellife

What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been!  I had surgery on July 19th that was, by all accounts, successful and fairly unremarkable, easy recovery.  Fast forward two and 1/2 weeks and I’m back in the hospital having emergency surgery and receiving multiple pints of blood….then home for bedrest.  Believe it or not, only 5 days after the 1st emergency surgery I was back in the hospital for another emergency surgery and more transfusions to keep me going.  Now, I’m on strict bedrest ~ thankfully, I have a wonderful family and darling boyfriend who are taking exceptional care of me.   When things like this happen it truly makes me so appreciative of the relationships I have and the sacrifices others are making so I can be well cared for.  I’m immensely blessed.

With all that said, last night I was making a list of things I can do to pass the time in a somewhat productive way so my brain does not atrophy over the next 6 weeks!  And, while I was writing out the list I thought it would make a perfect blog post because I could ask for your suggestions as well!  So let me know what you think and if you have any ideas you could throw out here for me:

  1. Contemplate world peace OR “The Godfather” marathon
  2. Clean out email folders – only have about 3,000 emails to go through
  3. Organize digital photo files – my computer is dying and I’ve got to get these photos moved to a hard drive before I lose everything
  4. Harry Potter Marathon ~ Read the book/watch the movie….for all 7 books/movies
  5. Work on my memoir and novel or at least journal ~ which reminds me, have you tried the newish online journal at Penzu?
  6. Listen to Phantom of the Opera while envisioning my third row seats from last year’s birthday trip
  7. Take a course (I chose social psychology ~ fascinating look at why we behave the way we do!)
  8. Dream big while developing my bucket list (these past few weeks have really opened my eyes and helped me to appreciate the life I have)
  9. Hand write letters to family and friends.  There is still power in the written word.
  10. Catch up on reading and blogging and hanging out with my bookish online friends!

As you can see I probably have enough ideas to keep me busy for the next year although I only need the next 6 weeks covered (hopefully!)  I definitely need a lot of distraction to keep me from dwelling on all that I’m missing: family vacation, Decatur Book Festival, Zombie 5k, trip to San Diego and on and on and on. . .Sometimes life just has other plans for us, doesn’t it?

Do you have any suggestions of things to do? movies to watch? books to read? lists to make?  I’m open for any and all suggestions!

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