Sunshine

Three and a half more weeks.

I'm stuck on this stupid couch for three and a half more weeks.

I'm only two and half weeks in, and I'm already bored out of my mind.

I want the time to go by quickly. I find myself wishing away the next few weeks, but then I catch myself. Because once the next three weeks are over, so is my maternity leave.

Some way to spend maternity leave. There are only so many things you can do on the couch. It's very frustrating not being able to walk and carry things at the same time. And not being able to drive. Not being able to take my boy on walks. Not being able to go grocery shopping. Not being able to straighten up my own house, for goodness sake!

In summary, I'm feeling depressed.

I'm trying to be cheerful about it all, but sometimes you just need a little pity party. This is mine.

That being said, yesterday I was feeling so down that I decided a little sunshine was in order. So . . .




I grabbed my Sunshine Yellow nail polish and painted my toes! Looking at them makes me happy.

Sometimes a little nail polish can work wonders for your mood.

That and a sunny smile from this sweet guy. I may be temporarily handicapped and bored to death, but at least I have some super-cute company.




"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. . ." Romans 12:12





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Kara @ Just1Step said...

Girl, I was just thinking of you recently and was like, holy cow, if I were Callie, I think I'd be going out of my mind. How on EARTH is she remaining so upbeat about this? She must not be human.

Then I read today's post, and I was like ahhhhh ok she IS human. ;)

But seriously, this is a struggle. I can't imagine how you're handling it all...just trying to think of taking care of an infant without being able to hold him and walk at the same time blows my mind. Not to mention it being the end of your a maternity leave, not being able to get out of the house, etc. Props to you girl. You're doing well. It may be rough, but remember that God is right there with you and will carry you through. Someday you'll look back on this and say, wow, that was kinda rough, but it probably won't have any serious impact on your life. That's how I look back at the struggles I went through after Krew was born, especially my postpartum depression and then returning to work after maternity leave. So just hold on, get through, and remember that life is always changing, God is there, and it will be ok. :)

Jessie Szmanda said...

Wishing you feel better soon! :)

Melanie said...

I can imagine how horribly bored you must be right now..feeling like you can't do much of anything. But you are doing one MAJOR thing..being a good momma!! His sweet face says it all too.
:-) And love the yellow nail polish..nice and sunny!!

LeAnna said...

It sure is the pits, girl! And some days pity parties are perfectly acceptable. I hope you find some fun things to do over the next few weeks. I'll pray God gives you the joy to persevere!

Anne said...

Hang in there Callie! I honestly don't know how you haven't gone crazy yet. I get so antsy when I am at home all day, I can't imagine being stuck at home for weeks and not able to even go outside. I'll be praying that God uses this time to grow you even closer to Him and to have some wonderful time with your baby boy :)

Amber said...

I can't imagine! I'd be going crazy too. Praying you heal quickly! Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see you say if your clot dissolved or if you're stuck on blood thinners for longer.

Meghan said...

Awww, hopefully it'll go by quickly and be behind you before you know it. At least you have that adorable little guy to cuddle with. ;)

Jenene said...

I'm sorry you're so bored! Do you have a Netflix account? You'll still be living on your laptop, but at least you'll have more movies and TV shows to watch.

cait said...

oh girl...saying a prayer for you! I think a pity party is perfectly okay! Thank goodness you have that sweet face to look at!

katie said...

I love the yellow toes and that sweet little baby! Gosh, I don't know how I would be doing if I were in your shoes (ehm, on your couch!!). Praying for you!

She Said... said...

I always feel like something small (like painting your toes) can make a world of difference when you feel this way. Look at the bright side (not talking about your feet) At least you have blogs to read and post to write! :)

Felicia said...

I am a firm believer that nail polish is one of the best mood lifters ever :) I have yellow polish too and it's so good on the toes!!

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