Yesterday (Sunday) was the first day in a long time that I truly did what I wanted to do and it was great! I didn't have to entertain anyone but myself. I didn't have to do anything that I didn't want to do. Well almost. I did have to clean up cat vomit but I guess the day couldn't be perfect. ( I was also greeted with more cat yak, this morning in the basement. As long as it's on an easily washable surface, I'm okay with it. Rugs, not so much.)
I was able to get some reading done. Not as much as I would have liked but a couple of chapters is better than none.
Knitting also went well this weekend. Finished a practice piece just to kind of get my groove back. Now I'm working on another. I'm not really sure who it's going to or what it's going to be (that's how I am) but I feel that I have to make it. (I'll try & post some pics of the work in progress soon.)
None of my Sunday shows were on last night. Long Island Medium, Call the Midwife. Breaking Amish had the season finale but I gave up on that show. Seems too fake & put together for my liking. So I went to bed at 8:35 pm. No sense in staying up, plus I was really worn out.
Starting to get nervous that the end of the year is rapidly approaching, because of my self-imposed book deadline. Having a "free" day means a lot more time to think about what needs to get done. "Free" days are good for the spirit but bad for the worry-wort's peace of mind/blood pressure. I can't win. 🙂
Inspired by my sister who is in the hospital. For how long, who knows? But it's long enough that she's bored. Sleep would be nice, but the nurses are taking vitals, blood, or asking the patient how their doing every single hour. (I know, doing their job.)
Knitting/Crocheting. Or some other crafting. A good reason to start that project, which was supposed to be finished 3 months ago.
Solo card games, such asSolitaire. There are several varieties, just look around online.
Start a conversation with your roommate. If you have one & they are up to chatting. It passes the time & most people have interesting stories.
Reading. If you didn't have time to read your favourite author & your well enough. Now you do. Crack the spine on that book.
Let people visit you. It passes the time, loneliness & boredom. When your tired, don't be afraid to say so. If they don't take the hint, don't fight sleep. Close your eyes & let go.
Bring or borrow a portable device. Music, video players are a life saver.
If your up to it and are allowed to, walk around the hospital. Grab your own cup of tea or coffee. If the weather is nice, stroll around the grounds, take in the sunshine.
Call people. If your not charged extra, pick up the phone & catch up.
Be nice & courteous to your nurses. They can get you extras, that you don't have to pay for. Or get you that 2 am snack.
What did you wish you had asked for as a hospital patient? Or what did you bring for someone staying in the hospital, to make them more comfortable?