All is well.
August was an incredibly active month for me. Between the retreat, dinners, appointments, and my new adventures at the pool, this butterfly was social indeed.
And that, my friends, just positively exhausts me.
Now that I'm older, I realize that it's perfectly OK to be an introvert and painfully shy and a complete and total social misfit. You might remember that there was a period of time there when I didn't leave Chez Spinster for weeks and weeks at a time and that I could go a month or longer without any human contact at all.
In the old days, when the world became too much with me, I would just announce a blog break and then just stop writing altogether. Now, though, I have come to rely on a daily check in as a means to follow my progress or to record whatever shenangin has come at me most recently.
But sometimes I need to de-people. I need to pull up my little shell and go quiet and get back into my head and just re-charge my rusty old battery. The hyena (remember him?!) used to berate me for this and tell me that wanting to be alone was an illness and that I had to change it. Well-meaning relatives sent me articles about agoraphobia and told me to join a dating site, and people that didn't know me at all commented that it just wasn't normal to want to stay at home on a weekend with stitching and books and Ina episodes for company.
You, dear friends, get me though. And you know not to take it personally and that my ego is still big enough that it requires a daily dose of Spinster Nation and all of the love, joy, and happiness that brings.
I'm stitching and reading and binge-watching and cooking and floating and sleeping and re-charging. Next week will be full again with labwork and meetings and visits with the transplant team. The weekend, however, is still going to be quiet...sushi for dinner tonight, playtime in the studio tomorrow, and hopefully a warm and sunny pool day on Sunday.
So that's it for now. Nothing dramatic or life-changing just yet. Just me...being me.
I hope that your weekend is off to a swell start and that whatever it is your heart desires comes to you in spades! Do something fun, or quiet, or people-ly, or non people-ly and come tell me all about it!