Pizza on the kitchen floor never killed anyone (sigh...).
I would say that my day of "bed rest" was a partial fail, but a kind of victory for me, since I did refrain from unpacking and my "cleaning" was limited to picking up diapers and the clothes that were scattered around the room after bath time.
However going shopping to stock the refrigerator may take away the points that I gained by not cleaning, as did the fact that I can now advise all of you not to sew when you are in any way impaired. Sewing in a straight line may not seem like all that big a deal when you're clear headed, but if you're even the tiniest bit foggy... it can get ugly fast.
During my first try I went off the fabric three or four times. And I was completely free of painkillers today, so they aren't to blame (I had something I thought I'd already done that had to be sewed this morning... I finally got it right... that's how I know!)!
On the other hand Sadie is pleased to announce that she will soon be the owner a lovely new snood with rather creative stitching, which is kind of great because when I was pinning she announced that she wanted that snood and proceeded to nab a piece of fabric, wrap it around her head and repeatedly ask "Who am I? Who am I?" The answer she was looking for was "Mary!"
Bedtime was almost a catastrophe. It would have been an entire catastrophe if Sadie hadn't been a little angel who kept snuggling up to me and kissing my shoulder as I spent two hours getting Mae to sleep. I ended up walking her for three decades of the rosary while wondering how any baby could nurse for an hour and a half without falling asleep and wondering what time the law library would close at.
Sadie climbed into her bed, let me cover her up and give her a kiss, and fell fast asleep. I was thankful that that was easy.
But I am feeling much better today. I think my kind-of-managing-to-rest did help.
It is becoming more and more clear that I'm a pretty poor patient though. My mind is always searching for something to do. I think I need to start up a knitting project that can keep me busy on the couch during the next few days!
Oh an there was a small victory while I was writing this! Paul came home from the law library and there is no longer pizza on the floor in the kitchen! That's making it much easier to stick to my: I will not clean! resolution.
Now to try to get some rest.