Some of the things I used to do so well, I do them now very slowly. But I also have a whole set of new doing things quickly skills.
I can knit about 3 rows at a time. Or I can wind a skein of yarn. But only one.
Once I've read an email, it seems to take me at least a week to answer it. Ditto phone messages.
I can read one chapter in a book, if it's a very very short chapter. Lately I've been reading a lot of Willa Cather, because her books are gorgeous and I am really enjoying them, but they're also quite convenient since the chapters are only a few pages each.
Blog posts take me at least a week to write (though most of that time is spent thinking through ideas and then forgetting them).
However, I can eat any meal in under three minutes. I can change a diaper faster than I thought possible, and I can dress a squirmy baby in a minute flat. With HWWLLB at home, I can do a trip to the grocery store, Target or the library in less than 45 minutes (but only one of those places - goodbye to multiple errands at once).
Nothing can be scheduled. Appointments are irrelevant.
Then there are the beautiful, long stretches of time that I spend nursing the Little Pea, rocking her, playing with her when she's awake or peeking at her while she sleeps. In actuality, these times take up most of my day, but when I think about them it seems that they are flying by and I'll never be able to remember all the amazing things that happen during each one. Time moves so painfully quickly now (especially when I'm asleep). I am beginning to understand that it will never slow down again.