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I’m Becoming A Hermit

I don’t know what it is. The c-o-o-o-l-d winter weather? The perpetually sick kids? The anxiety of the last few weeks? That is gone, by the way. At least the overwhelming, heavy, weighing-me-down anxiety symptoms are gone. Who knows what else going on in my body can be attributed to anxiety. Not that I have anything to be anxious about. Except for the location of the nearest potty facility. But really. How can I be anxious when I have everything I ever wanted in life? It is truly perplexing.

But I digress. What was I talking about? Oh yeah. A hermit. Me. ME! Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been anything BUT a hermit. I love to be on the go. I’m never home. Two days in a row inside the house, and I’m all Get! Me! Out! Of! Here! NOW!

But not these days. These days I am positively giddy when I wake up in the morning and realize I have no where to go. I have been at home the better part of the last month. It’s become my safe haven. It’s cozy and warm. There is no chance I’ll get caught on the highway with a potty emergency and no potty in sight. I don’t have to be personable or make conversation with anyone. I don’t even have to put on makeup or take a shower if I don’t want to. Not that I wouldn’t want to, of course. Well, not too many days in a row, anyway. It’s just so nice and comfortable and cozy here.

But, really, y’all. This person. This is not me talking. At least not the girl that I know. I’m not quite sure what to do with this new person. I’m not worried about her. She’s not depressed. Not even feeling lazy, really. In fact the house has never looked better. As long as you don’t need to access the master bathroom. Maybe I’ll tackle that chore today.

Anyway, it seems like the more days I spend at home, the more I want to just stay here. When people suggest getting out and doing something, it just doesn’t even sound very appealing. I feel sort of like hibernating. I think I might just stay in until spring. Hey, maybe that’s all I need. A little taste of springtime.

Finally, Caroline seems to FINALLY be kicking this nasty virus she’s had for almost two weeks. We thought she was better, and then she regressed over the weekend and has been feverish and lethargic for the last few days. Finally today her eyes look well again, and she seems to be returning to her usual chipper self. Maybe I will finally get out of the house now. Or on the other hand, maybe I’ll just wait until spring arrives to venture forth.

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5 thoughts on “I’m Becoming A Hermit

  1. I totally have the stay at home thing too. I work from home and seriously, the days I can log on, work and be done with nary a place to go makes me one happy girl. I was NEVER like that before. No clue who this homebody girl is.

  2. we also loathe sunday sports programs for messing up our taping of sunday shows (no tivo here. probably a good thing, since i would never leave the couch. ever.)i feel so special that i’ve convinced you to leave the house tomorrow. i guess the magic word is “mall”;-)

  3. Girlymama, I have to say, it doesn’t sound very appealing. But I know I ought to get out. And seeing YOU sounds appealing. 🙂 So I shall acquiesce. And the mall part surely doesn’t hurt. 😉 You MUST hold me accountable, though. I cannot buy anything. Unless it’s really cute kids clothes on a really good sale at the Gap. You know, it’s only good stewardship to take advantage of a good sale rack. :-)SFG, I’m glad to know I’m not alone!!

  4. I love the Amazing Race too so I will fill you in.The detour was either lasso a wild horse (done by someone who actually knows how to do that sort of thing) then clip its hooves and cut its hair. Or, put on a military type jacket and search a field for missing pieces of the uniform. I think they all did the horse thing, it seemed pretty easy.John Vito (I find it very curious that “Vito” is tacked on to John, sounds like a last name) and I can’t remember her name were the ones eliminated. They got kind of lost on the way to the detour.Even though Rob & Amber have been on their fair share of reality shows already and probably have more money than they need I’m cheering for them. They play such a good game. And I love how he calls her “Amba”.Did that help?

  5. I’m strangly a homebody lately as well. And I’ve been thinking it’s weird since I’m usually on the go.Glad to hear I’m not the only one!!

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