For real, for an introvert like myself, there really is only so much I can take. Now, I can be social and I do enjoy other people. But I reach a point where I’m just sort of done. February has been way too peopley for me.
Friday at work, I was feeling particularly reclusive. I worked on tasks in my office and avoided people if possible. Then, I managed to swing leaving by 2; THANK GOD. Though it wasn’t relaxing. I went home and put the pool robot in, ran to Target, then sat for maybe 30 mins before Isaac and I went to the skating rink. The school was doing a mother/son date night – with a 1970s/tie dye theme! Not a lot of folks fulfilled that but we did. He wore a tie dye shirt and we both had head bands. I wore a Black Sabbath 1978 tour shirt, so that fit the bill. Had a great time skating, though I hadn’t done it in a while and my right ankle hurt and the sock chafed. We decided against eating there and stopped into Chik-fil-a on the way home. It was a really nice night for the two of us.
Saturday, Dakota had a birthday party so Ash and I both got runs in beforehand and I even went to the store before they left. I got some cleaning and whatnot done while they were gone and packed us up for camping, which we left for around 3. The campsite is about an hour from us so not too bad of a drive. Got out there and set up our tent then hung around with our friends. Every time we go out there it is a different atmosphere. This time, they’d gotten in trouble with Fish and Wildlife for having beer (it’s a state area) the two previous nights so people were a little more lowkey. The woman on duty at that area is a real stickler. But she never did show up while we were there. Honestly, I got a pretty good night’s sleep, considering it was kind of humid out there. The temps dropped to the upper 60s in the night so it wasn’t too hot. We woke with the sun the next morning and though we normally bail early, we stuck around until 8. I wanted to give people time to wake up – because they’ve been known to complain that we leave early – but they still slept in! Which is annoying because they did go to bed earlier than normal. Slackers.
It was an awful morning: foggy that turned into a driving rain. We were home by 9 and there, it was still just cloudy. Kids started skimming the pool, only to be defeated by howling winds and then the rain. Sigh. Funny though: by afternoon it was sunny and cool! Random! I got home to start laundry, shower, then run to various stores. It was odd because by 11, I felt like it was 3 or something, given all we’d done. Ash had a friend come over to help with party prep. So, though my birthday party is on more than a month, we are getting things ready. He and the friend put in posts so we can drape lights. It’s going to look so nice!
So this friend of my husband’s invited us to dinner last night. It was… interesting and I’ll go more into it on my Tuesday post. But to circle around to my post title, I am tired of talking to people. It’s exhausting!
Freebie weeks are the best! So last Monday, when I did not post, it was because my mom, sister, and I were in Tampa to see Fleetwood Mac. Even without Lindsey Buckingham, they were awesome! He quit/got fired a mere two days after I bought tickets so… whatever. We had a good time there and I was impressed with how good Stevie sounded. Christine, not so much. But her songs still went over well. Now, since this band has an extensive songbook, I am sharing a couple that I love that they definitely did not play.
I could share 20 more like that they’d never play on tour. This is a testament to how many good songs they have!