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20 Days at Home!
February 11, 2010 - Kim Collette
8 books. 6 magazines. 50 hours of video games. 40 hours of naps. Over 300 hours of boob tube watching.
That my friends is how I kept myself entertained while off recovering from surgery. 20 days! 20 days of mindless and monotonous activities. See, when I found out that I was going to be off I thought it would be a nice time to get some R&R. However, when you are confined to your house for all 20 days....it gets to be a tad bit....shall we saying BORING! I found myself in the same routine everyday: wake up, let the dogs outside, eat breakfast, read (insert book/magazine/newspaper), play the Nintendo DS, eat lunch, nap, shower, eat dinner, then more t.v, read (insert book/magazine/newspaper), and off to bed.
Even though I was in the same boring routine everyday and bored off my "bumpkiss," I did manage to learn a few things. Maybe not important things in the grand scheme of things, but interesting nonetheless.
1. My brain age according to DS's Big Brain Academy is 32. Not too bad considering I AM 32!
2. Never risk opening more cases on "Deal or No Deal' when A. you reach $30,000+ or B. if you only have one "safety net" case left in play. You will not win!
3. Chic Harley is THE reason I faithfully watch Ohio State Buckeye Football every Saturday in the fall. Buckeye fans....read his biography!
4. Don't always listen to the audience on "The Price is Right." Remember.....they weren't "the next contestant to come on down" and might hold a little bit of a grudge. I saw too many mountain climbers fall off the cliff.....go with your own instincts.
5. My Word Coach game for the Nintendo says that my communication and verbal skills are that of a newscaster. Go figure.
6. Bigger isn't always better on "Let's Make a Deal," but better costumes are. And.....stay away from zoinks just like you would a whammy...they are NOT good.
7. I never, never, ever want to be a leading lady in a Danielle Steel novel. Could she put these poor women through anymore? Way too much drama and strife for me.
8. Napping on a couch with my Labrador Retriever after having surgery....NOT comfortable. Do not attempt at home!
9. My family, boyfriend and friends are the best in the world. They were wonderful throughout the process and took great care of me.
That is what I learned in my 20 days recovering from surgery. Although I was bored a lot of the time.....and I am definitely glad to be back to work......Deep down I think a little bit of me will miss those mindless, monotonous days. Who wouldn't?
Until next time friends!
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