Someone asked me once if I was a homebody or a run around. A run around? I’d never heard the term before, but I’d definitely heard the word homebody and it described me to a T. I love my home, and I’d rather be here than anywhere else. There are people who think I’m strange and kind of weird because I’m not out running around.
Their thought is – what in the heck do ya do all day?
My thought is – where in the heck do ya go all day?
If I’m out and about, I’m normally spending money. Although staying at home doesn’t keep me from spending money! But that’s a subject for another day.
What the heck do I do all day? I’ll tell you!
- I do the main stuff most every day – make the bed, pick up, cook, dishes etc. Not every day I don’t. This morning I didn’t feel good, so I didn’t make the bed. I slept in it, until I felt better.
- I do a lot of stuff on the computer. Write for my blogs, work on my book, and I’m back in school, so I also do schoolwork.
- Then there is the ‘Oh wait, I have to do this first’ category. Change the laundry, feed the dog, put wood on the fire, fold the clothes, take meat out of the freezer, soak the pan, well, you know!
- I set aside days to sew. Or paint, Or just play in my sewing/craft/laundry room.
- I try to do the cleaning when needed, but I often fall behind.
It’s not exciting. But it’s what feeds my temperment. As an Introvert, I need time alone in order to be productive in my creative pursuits. Crowds just suck the energy from me. I work hard to make my home a place I want to be, so of course, I’m perfectly comfortable here.
And yes, I see friends and spend time being social. I go to church, I go to lunch with friends, or to their house for dinner or a game. I see people, and of course I talk to a lot of people while online via email or Facebook or Skype. So, a truly alone day is quite rare.
Are you a homebody? Do you get comments from people about it? How do you handle it?