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I got the green light from the doctor to come home on Friday — yay! — and am already officially over this bed rest situation — boo! After only three days, I can definitively share a few ways I do NOT recommend passing the time in bed:
10. Googling “horrible, debilitating side effects of bed rest.”
8. Googling “How bed rest can drive you insane.”
7. Googling. Period.
6. Heeding your DVR’s advice that you should watch Holly’s World (oy).
5. Sitting by the window with drool hanging out of your mouth and waving listlessly at the neighbors (on second thought, creeping out the neighbors may be one of my FAVORITE ways).
4. Making fun of your husband, who now wields all power over your daily menu and, well, LIFE. (One wisecrack about his pitiful March Madness brackets could mean the difference between being left with a turkey sub versus a celery stick for lunch. *Gulp*)
3. Counting the number of cracker crumbs your hungry toddler dropped in your bed over the weekend. (What number comes after 999 quadrillion? I don’t even know.)
2. Listening to the frozen yogurt calling your name from downstairs: “Candy! Come gorge on me! I am sweet and delicious and a welcome change from that celery stick your hubby left for you!”
1. Calculating the number of hours you likely have left in bed (840 – 2,184 hours… damn you, Google! Foiled again.).
Thanks to all the readers who have e-mailed and left kind words of support in the comments section. Means the world to me. Almost as good as a bowl of frozen yogurt. *Almost*