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  • #598009
    fix-it-up
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    BOred on bedrest. Besides fo that, watching the house fall apart and not being able to do anyting about it! Anyone have any advice who has been in my place/

    #787442
    basket of radishes
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    Buy a kindle.

    #787443
    happiest
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    fix-it-up, is there anyway you can get some of the neighborhood teens involved? Maybe they can help with taking your others out so you can get that much needed rest you’re supposed to be getting. Or maybe they can help clean things up for you while you lay (or is it lie?) down. Things won’t be perfect because it’s not you doing it but it might make you feel better knowing that someone is taking care of something.

    Anyway, refuah shleima and may the rest of the pregnancy go easy for you!!

    #787444
    fix-it-up
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    bor-wut in the world is a kindle?

    happiest-Amen and thanks for the ideas. BH my husband is doing great about straighning up etc. but then agian like you say, its not me and I’m a perfectionist! but i dont wanna make him nuts so i sorta let it slide, but i still see it! know wut i mean? About neighb orhood teens, id hate to impose on anyone…

    #787445
    happiest
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    fix-it-up, I think that most teens wouldn’t mind helping out. It’s a chessed. I know that if/when people call me to help out someone in a situation like or similar to yours, I try my hardest to help out and if that doesn’t work, I try to arrange for others to come by. It’s worth a try, no?

    #787446
    fix-it-up
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    True…I guess I’m just usually the giver, and really not the taking type so its hard fo rme to be in the reverse situation

    #787447
    Another name
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    fix-it-up, here’s your opportunity to do a chessed, by letting other people do a chessed with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #787448
    basket of radishes
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    I just decided that when I am hopefully not for many years confined to bed rest, that I will amass a good collection of music on my iPod and get a small iPod radio to play them on continuously as I may enjoy that sort of audio experience even if I am incapacitated. If I am ever in the ICU as a patient, I will hopefully have someone bring this for me and just let it play for the duration.

    #787449
    fix-it-up
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    Music is great. But it doesnt satisfy bordom or keep you occupied. Its sort of a side step.

    And Another Name, true, however i guess that type of chessed i still need to work on ๐Ÿ™‚ (The other type as well, but yknow…)

    Any other ideas that can keep me occupied?

    Besides for this wonderful CR? ๐Ÿ™‚

    #787450
    MindOverChatter
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    Keep in mind that you’re not in control. You were forced into a situation which you did not choose. Things will just have to be imperfect for the time being.

    Try enjoying your “forced vacation”. Relax, read, keep a diary, write to your grandparents, friends etc., do a needlepoint, listen to music, talk to a friend etc.

    Good luck.

    #787451
    fix-it-up
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    id love to write tp my grandparents if nnot for the fact tht they both just died ๐Ÿ™

    #787452
    amichai
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    mindoverchatter summed it up in a nutshell. very well said. maybe friends and family can come over in turns for a little while every day to keep you company. word crosses and puzzles might be an idea. hatzlocha , and keep us posted here on how you are doing.

    #787453
    kapusta
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    This might sound a little nuts but maybe theres a Chessed organization that could use your help with making calls, organizing things or something else you can do while on bedrest.

    Teach yourself to do something on the computer. Or maybe its time to knit a sweater… And Tehillim never hurts.

    B’sha’a Tova Umutzlachas!

    *kapusta*

    #787454
    haifagirl
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    while you lay (or is it lie?) down.

    It’s “lie.” “Lay” takes an object.

    You lay an egg.

    You lay your head on your pillow.

    You lie down!

    #787455
    koillel101
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    This might sound a little nuts but maybe theres a Chessed organization that could use your help with making calls, organizing things or something else you can do while on bedrest.

    I think this is a great idea. U would feel fulfilled also prpbably knowing that u are helping out.

    #787456

    haifa,

    it is lay down look it up on m-w.com

    #787457
    fix-it-up
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    Kapusta-that is a great idea-I did that already but unfortunetly most thingss that the chesed organizations want is office based-not the type you can do at home. But thanks for the ideas everyone!

    #787458
    adorable
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    where do you live? maybe you can hire a girl to come help you at home for 1-2 hours a day- just like bedtime, baths, cleaning up from supper….

    #787459
    giggle girl
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    1) do you like to draw? that takes time and when you’re finally done, you have a beautiful masterpiece (maybe)!

    2) you could do puzzles and when you’re done, have them put in frames and hang them up!

    3) if you have pictures that aren’t in photo album yets, you can make a scrapbook!

    4) you could make lanyard key-chains or friendship bracelets for sick children!

    whatever you do, i hope you have a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #787460
    Another name
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    Such fun ideas! I’m not on bedrest but maybe I’ll try some of those ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #787461
    kapusta
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    Kapusta-that is a great idea-I did that already but unfortunetly most thingss that the chesed organizations want is office based-not the type you can do at home.

    Maybe I’m really going out on a limb here, (ok, scratch the maybe part) but maybe theres something you can do involving using organizational skills from home. For example, the organization Daven For Me is based on matching up people- all organizing. Maybe try someplace like that or start something of your own. I would imagine there is a large number of people on bedrest so you can probably find people very easily to take it over when necessary.

    *kapusta

    #787462
    am yisrael chai
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    Make shidduchim, especially for females > 25…perfect way to spend tons of time on the phone

    #787463
    adorable
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    where do you live?

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