Sunday, October 3, 2010

Real Life is Boring...

And that's a good thing.

Tomorrow I go back to real life. For the last 3 weeks I've either been living in the hospital or home with my mom or mother-in-law helping me. Friends and neighbors have brought meals almost every night. It's been incredible. We feel very loved.

But the time has come to return to normal. My mother-in-law left today, which means I'll be cleaning my house and caring for my kids all by myself again. I am strangely excited about this. I can't wait to get back into my routine--my lovely, boring routine. These past few weeks have been WAY too exciting for us.

Exciting stuff belongs in stories.

I'm still trying to adjust to the baby's (lack of) sleep schedule and my brains are pretty frazzled. I tried to write a real blog post today and it came out completely incoherent. I'll try again next week.

Is your life usually boring too? Do you like it that way?

32 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Yes, my life is uneventful! And yes, I do like it that way! I know some people who have constant drama and major stresses in their life. After hearing about all that, I'm always super grateful for my "boring" life!

I'm glad you and your family are doing well. I hope new baby begins sleeping better for you soon!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Yes. I intentionally try to stay low key. So glad you're almost back to your own humdrum! ;)

Roni Loren said...

I'm glad everything is getting back to some sort of normal for you (at least as normal as life with a newborn can be.) I definitely think excitement is overrated, lol. Routine can hold a lot of comfort.

Sandy Shin said...

Yay -- I'm glad things are windling down and returning to normal for you.

My days are generally very, very boring. And, being the introvert that I am, I love it that way. I wouldn't say no to adventures every now and then (travels are awesome), but I'm more comfortable and happy when things don't get hectic.

Jolene Perry said...

I decided a long time ago that boring is good. Boring means all is well. Best of luck adjusting to your new schedule... or lack thereof.

Sherrinda said...

I remember when I used to be bored...now I wish I could be bored again! I miss it. But one day, I'm sure the boredom will come...and I will welcome it with open arms.

Dominique said...

I'm glad you and your family are doing well. That sort of boring is always better.

My life is interesting, which is enough for me. Highly dramatic is overrated.

Tamika: said...

Well, for someone frazzled this post sounds extremely coherent:) That leaves hope for me when baby #3 gets here that I will survive!

Joanne Fritz said...

Hi Natalie! So glad to hear you're getting back to some kind of normal. Rest when you can. And enjoy those kids.

Yes, I lead a very boring life by some people's standards. But after what I went through in 2005, and what my son went through last year, boring is good!

Janna Qualman said...

Congratulations, Natalie! Wishing you the best.

Bethany Mattingly said...

After today I am totally ready for an absolutly, boring, not a thing happened day. Then again, I do use a lot of the exciting bits in my life when I write, so, maybe today is just an excuse to write tomorrow :) I bet it's really nice for you to go back to a routine though. Some part of normalcy is nice sometimes.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

It comes in waves. Lately I've spent lots of time worrying about friends in hospitals with early pregnancies. ;)

I'm glad you're home and feeling better. Now get to writing! xo

Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear you are back to boring.

Our lives are boring as well--3 kids makes it dull to outsiders, but we would not trade a moment of family time.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm so glad things are settling down to normal for you. After the last few months that must be like heaven.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I really, truly love boring. I agree- drama is to read about, not to live.

I'm glad to hear you'll return to boring soon!

Carolyn V. said...

I love the boring. I think the first six weeks were always the hardest for me. I'm glad you are doing so well!

Sara B. Larson said...

Boring... not always. But for the most part, I guess so. Sort of. Okay, that's a really great answer on my part. ;) But I understand what you're saying and agree with you. Good luck getting back to "real life!"

Em-Musing said...

Life is never boring.But sometimes I wish it could just stay the same for at least one week. It's hard to concentrate when things and people around me go crazy.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I've come to realise that I, like most everyone else, have trouble appreciating the moment for what it is. When things pick up and I barely have a minute for myself, I can't wait for it to get quiet again. Then when it's quiet for a while, I get bored and wish for destraction. Such is the way...

Creepy Query Girl said...

P.S.- I'm glad to hear you're doing better! (and I imagine if my mother in law were here for awhile, I'd be excited to have my house back too! lol.)

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so glad you're getting back to your normal routine! Mine isn't very exciting either - work, family stuff, house stuff, repeat :) Enjoy!

DL Hammons said...

I LOVE my boring life and can only stomach exciting or stimulating times in small doses...so they can truly be appreciated. Welcome back to BORING!! :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Oh yeah, I definitely like my life on an even, uninterrupted keel.
Enjoy your return to reality. :-)

Tracy Loewer said...

It's always nice to get back into the swing of things. Even though it's wonderful to have help, there's a lot to be said for getting back to regular life.

My life is a little too hectic and exciting for my tastes, but it's nice to be able to have everyone potty trained and sleeping through the night. As much as I loved when the kidlets were small and I could gather them around me like little chicks, my twenties were spent in a fog! Each stage of life has its ups and downs, so I say enjoy where you're at!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Welcome back - I am so glad your life is heading back to boringly predictable.
I like my life. When my cherubs were small life was beyond the seventh level of hell combined with a full-time job. I was amazed by how many friends (who had children the same ages as ours) jumped ship when Sunny's problems were less well understood - our friends are, interestingly nearly 100% post diagnosis.

Jill Kemerer said...

I'm so glad you had help during this time. I'm forever thankful to my mom who stayed with us after our kids were born. But I understand the desire to just get back to normal! I love normal!

(I had a non-sleeping baby too. Hang in there.)

Sarah Skilton said...

So happy to hear you are back home and all are safe and sound! Boring is definitely good :)

Georgina Dollface said...

As lovely as extra help is from family, sometimes it is nice to have a little space to yourself too. Take it easy and enjoy your new "boring routine". :) - G

paulgreci said...

Hi Natalie, Sometimes "normal life" is under-rated. Enjoy your return, friend!

Terri Tiffany said...

No--MY life is boring! No children, a husband who is in school all day--- yours is exciting! Watching that new baby grow!

Kristin said...

Natalie, so happy to hear you and little man are safely home! Relish the new normal with four. ;)

amandaswrinkledpages.com said...

I'm definitely OK with "boring" in my real life...I save the crazy for my fiction.