Friday, May 29, 2009

Alone

We have had company for the last week. The kind of company that is there when you get home from work, until late at night. Don't get me wrong, I like company. But, I LOVE my alone time. I'm not what people would call a hermit or anything like that. Me and Hubby like to have a little fun now and then, but we can't do it 24/7. We like to visit people, but, I like to go home after a while. I don't want to have to "entertain" all the time. I feel like I have to be "on" when I'm around people. There are times that I just run out of things to say. (don't believe that one, do you? It's true.) Then what? I don't want to sit and stare at someone. To me, that's uncomfortable. Maybe that's where I think I need to come up with something to say, hence, the "entertaining."

Another thing I don't like, is going to someone's house and they are watching tv instead of having a conversation with you. If I wanted to watch tv, I would watch it at my house. The art of visiting is lost. A visit is just that, a visit. If I haven't seen you for a while, please have the manners to talk to me. But, if you come to my house and after 4 days of talking I finally run out of something to say, it might just be time for you to go home.

I'm sorry this sounds like I'm complaining. I don't mean it to. I really like people. But after so long, I need a break to rejuvenate myself. Just a small one. Then I'll be fine. I use to think that everyone had to be an extrovert, always out going, always having to have people around you. As I got older I realize it's okay to not really want people around you all the time.Maybe that means I'm growing up. NNNAAAAAAAAAAA


Until later...

Small Farm Girl, loner

3 comments:

Kelle said...

Doesn't sound like complaining to me, just stating the truth. I'm the same way, but I could be a hermit, easily! I've never been much for crowds and I am usually worried I'll say something that will offend someone, because I'm outspoken( naturally *wink*)

I never enjoy when family is here, because I'm so busy cleaning, prepping, cooking and making sure everyone else is having a swell time that I'm miserable. I know, I know this is me and I'm working on being more relaxed and even offer to go out to eat( even though we don't very often) just so I can enjoy the company too. I've also learned that company that stays and stays, well I just explain that I have chores to do and they are welcome to join in and help or find their own entertainment until I'm finished. More often than not they always seem to find a reason to get back to their life.

Have a blessed weekend!
Kelle

Tammi said...

Hey, I'm just like ya. I enjoy my quiet home. I don't mind company I just mind when they seem to forget to go home!! lol

Lisa said...

OH C-R-A-P! I feel EXACTLY the same way...I have neighbors that will come over...and stay...and stay..and STAY! If you are not going to pick weeds...please go away! I need a sign with that on it...LOL! and as far as watching t.v. when I am somewhere..I have learned not to go for that very reason...I think homesteaders are unique...they care..they consider...they work so HARD! they appreciate the art of homemaking...the art of conserving...and the art of conversation when it is warranted...