Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I have a confession to make. While I can get a case of cabin fever just like the next person, when it comes down to it, I just like to be home.
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I don't have this huge need or desire to fill my schedule with lots of stuff that keeps me busy outside of my house.

When the few things I do have scheduled get canceled or postponed, I might be a little disappointed, but a lot of times I also feel a bit of relief.

And, if I'm running errands, I'm usually good for about 2 hours and not too much longer. After that, I just want to go home.

I guess I'm a homebody.
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I don't think I've always been this way. As a single person my days were packed with work, dinners out with friends, concerts, shopping, cultural events, etc. etc. And, I thrived on that busy-ness.
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But now I don't know if I'm just lazy, or tired, or what, but all of that doesn't hold the same kind of appeeal for me anymore.

I still like to occassionally go out to dinner with my friends. As a matter of fact, I'd like to do it more often. But, I start to get antsy after a couple hours and I just want to go home.

I have one friend who thrives on being busy. She doesn't like being at home for long periods of time. And, she'll invite me and my kids to go places with her and her children. Sometimes we will, but a lot of times I'd just rather not.

My children seem to take after me in this regard. If I tell them about some fun activity I've planned, they would rather just stay home. Case in point. Last week my older boys had off school for Martin Luther King Jr. day. Our local Bounce U (a place filled with inflatable obstacle courses, slides, etc. etc.) had an open bounce. I thought my kids would be thrilled. But, my oldest whined about going the whole morning (until I told him that if he really thought it would be boring and he didn't want to participate then I just wouldn't pay for him and he could bring a book and sit and watch.).

So, I guess there are good things and bad things about being a homebody. Maybe I should get myself 'out there' a little more often.

But, when it comes down to it, there's nothing quite like your own warm house where you can be completely comfortable and at ease.
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  1. I am the same way and my kids want to be home most of the time also. Weird how we change as we get older. Thanks for the stylish blogger nomination, I truly appreciate it. So glad we found our blogs.

  2. I can so relate to that!!
    I love to be home too.
    But...dinner out with friends does sound kinda nice about now!!:)
    Enjoy the day Karen

    love the bright new background!!

  3. You are getting good at changing your header and background!! I would like to be able to have a background...just can't seem to figure out all the margins and stuff. It seriously gives me high blood pressure!
    I like to be home too. If I am gone a lot one day...I need to stay home the next.

  4. Hey there, karen - did you make any progress with a blog button for yourself? I'm curious to know more myself! I've started to fool around a little bit with my design/layout - so far so good, but there's a lot to learn!! Yours is looking great over here!

    This post is really great, I love being home too - we even have one of those painted signs you hang on the wall and it says "there's no place like home" ... so I'm with you all the way on this one, friend ;-)

  5. Too funny!I was just thinking about using that saying the other day!Your post speaks to me we sound just alike!The other part I thought of was laundry,toilets and bills oh my.This is what I woke up thinking about one day!Lol.Check out my new blog.:)Good job!

  6. I am exactly the same way. I just can not be away from home very long. I feel lucky God gave me a place to enjoy and I am going to enjoy it to the fullest.

  7. I'm a homebody through and through during the day- there are chores, schoolwork, etc. to be done and getting three children in and out of the van repeatedly is not my idea of fun. Now, evenings are another matter. I love getting out {by myself} to get tea with a friend or go to Bible studies. Hopefully, Jamey doesn't take it personally:-).


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