Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Week

Tomorrow is Friday. I am glad. But at the same time it means another week has gone by and I am one week closer to having to go back to work. I think I will add an extra couple of weeks to my 12 week leave. In CA you get a total of 18 weeks, 12 of those paid (at 55% of your salary). When I go back the husband will take 6-12 weeks off. He gets a total of 12 but only 6 of those are paid. Towards the end of the summer I will probably take another month off. Despite the long, intense days and nights the Peanut and I have together, I can't believe I am going to have to give that all up. But I guess that's life.

As I write this, the Peanut is sleeping on the husband's chest. It's a cute sight. I should be sleeping but I need the break to do something different.

So, when I feed the baby, I sometimes watch DVD's. I've been watching Showtime's The Tudors, which is basically a porno with great costumes (when they wear clothes). I got into the Henry VIII saga when I read The Other Boleyn Girl and watched the movie (book is better). I also watched Goal! The Dream Begins, which is a soccer movie about an illegal Mexican from LA making it big with Newcastle. It's a good movie for a sports movie. That movie actually required more concentration than The Tudors (because of all the soccer moves), so I ended up watching half the movie while the baby slept. Nursing does take some concentration so I need to watch something that I can sometimes tune out without missing anything that major. I was thinking of Lost or Grey's Anatomy, but both of those seem like they will require concentration. Any recommendations? Anyone seen Coupling?

7 comments:

Will said...

I always thought of The Tudors as always "frat boys in the Middle Ages." :)

Sumana Harihareswara said...

I bet you could watch Friends or Seinfeld, or Animaniacs. And reality TV like Project Runway, 1900 House, and The Amazing Race.

There must be a bunch of fluffy movies like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "13 Going On 30..."

Pablo said...

I still recommend Heroes. And I hear "How I met your mother" is actually pretty good.

jay said...

How I Met Your Mother is an excellent show, you might want to try 30 Rock too. I'm a huge LOST fan, but you do really have to pay attention to whats going on or else you can get lost quickly...

Cleaty said...

Sumana, Friends might be a good one but I used to watch that all the time at the gym. And Seinfeld was like my security blanket when I was pregnant (especially if I had a rough day). So I've seen a lot of that. Never heard of 1900 House. I'll have to check that out. Yeah, I hadn't thought of movies. I liked the Devils Wears Prada. That's just the type of movie to watch.

Pablo, I just added Heroes to my Netflix queue.

Jay, our TV expert, 30 Rock is an excellent rec. And season 1 is our already. I didn't think it would be.

I better be sure to have some mommy-baby bonding time while I nurse. :)

Sumana Harihareswara said...

If you like 1900 House you can check out other similar PBS reality shows where regular folks have to try to live like they're in Colonial times and so on.

I also hear that "How I Met Your Mother" is good.

If you're Netflixing, you might try some classic sitcoms like the Dick Van Dyke show and WKRP in Cincinnati.

I worry about 30 Rock, and other stuff that's kinda like Arrested Development, because they do reward attention more.

Oh! I just realized you could try AUDIO! Like audiobooks, or podcasts! "This American Life," The Sound of Young America, EscapePod for fiction, even Prairie Home Companion, Riverwalk, Thistle and Shamrock...

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