Now that I am at home, I have been able to spend a little more time outside in a lounge chair, however I am still pretty much serving my strict bedrest sentence. Only leaving my house to go see my doctor or to get an ultrasound. I have had one official outing this whole time, and that was to go to Easter dinner with my family.
During the last week and a half, I've had four doctor's appointments, which means I was able to leave my house and ride in the car on four different occassions. On each of those occassions, I was able to talk Jonathan into four different "detours" on the way home. A "detour" is different from an outing in that it is defined as "a deviation from a direct course or the usual procedure"; whereas an outing is defined as "a brief usually outdoor pleasure trip".
- First detour: Target - I got to drive a motorized scooter-cart around the store
- Second detour: Apropos - my local paper arts and scrapbooking store
- Third detour: Nail Salon - for a french pedicure
- Fourth detour: River Park Square - upscale shopping and lunch at PF Changs
As I have been thinking about each of these "detours", I realized that the places one might choose to "swing by" on the way home from a doctor's appointment, which is supposed to be the extent of the time away from bed, are very telling of that person. I chose scrapbooking, a pedicure, shopping, and a wonderful restaurant. So, what do my choices say about me?
- I like to document family stories and family history,
- I like to pamper myself,
- I like to shop, and
- I like to eat good food.
Yep, that about sums up how I like to spend a lot my time. If I had had a few more occassions to take "detours", I probably would end up at a local park to watch Holland play, a bookstore perusing the aisles and piles of books, magazines, etc, or a trek west on I-90 to Seattle to do pretty much more of the same but with my mom and sister!