My mom left a few days ago and it is now just me and Stella all day. I have to admit that at first I was a little creeped out by the silence and the lack of busy work that used to consume my life. The first few days I filled my time with noise from tv. There isn't much on during the summer but during the day in the summer--even worse. Plus, somehow I would and still occasionally do, get sucked into some crap tv show such as Mystery Diagnosis (which I can't watch when nursing because it causes too much pain to watch when I am getting clamped down by an infant's mouth). I have turned it off and now find other ways to occupy my time. I have started to listen to podcasts and audio books during my nursing time.
I listen to This American Life religiously now. I also am able to read a book and rock Stella to sleep. Right now I am reading the Time Traveler's Wife (which I commandeered off of Seth's nightstand--so sneaky). It is a total change in my life. Stella pretty much dictates the pace and how much or little I will be able to accomplish but I really love it. I feel like I am able to hear my thoughts again and it is refreshing.