Monday, February 7, 2011


Yep. I've been slacking. Gimme a break, will ya? Nothing and lots on my mind these days - simultaneously, if that makes any sense to anyone else.

On a different note, I realized something this morning (I'll tell you what it was that made me realize this today) I don't didn't like company. Husband has always been the people person. Always inviting, always hosting, always the first one to agree to be at whatever meeting place for coffee, dinner, drinks, and whatever else. I am was the complete opposite. Always the one to decline, to pass on dinner and drinks, eager for everyone to leave if we were the one hosting dinner or a barbeque, to forego even good friends' birthdays because I liked being home (preferably, alone) and constantly finding ways to wiggle out of plans. It was just the way I was wired. Not because I'm shy, but because I'm wired to recharge best alone and being around people depletes my energy source. Or so it used to. I don't know when this happened, and I'm likely to believe it was after I had my Jellybean, but I started to recharge well with people around just as well as I recharge when I'm alone. So back to this morning - let's call him Phil (because that's his actual name) texts me and randomly says, "oh, so SuperBowl at your place?" and generally my response would have been "uh, no, I don't think we can because of (insert excuse here). Sorry." But I surprised myself rolling right along with a "Sure, who's coming?" response. Then it made me realize, every week, some group of people are over. Whether it be moms with kids, friends just stopping by, some shower/event/party or another every (other?) weekend, and I've actually enjoyed it. I can't really remember the last time I thought to myself, "Gaddd, why are they still here???" which is usually my first thought after the second hour or so of having company. I guess it could be that I don't work anymore and so the people interaction is not as overwhelming and even welcoming, but I'm not sure that's it. Maybe it's because I'm always home - even if never alone - with the Jellybean everyday, but I don't think that's it either. Could it just be that I started to *gasp* like people? Well, maybe that's pushing it, but I've definitely moved on from being the typical ISTJ to - dare we say, social-er? Whatever the reason, credit goes to

 My, how the Jellybean loves to eat....