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The most wonderful time of the year [Dec. 24th, 2015|01:11 pm]
Zoethe
Running around the house getting ready to celebrate Christmas. Tonight will be Beef Wellington with bacon-roasted potatoes and asparagus. Tomorrow morning we go to the Meyers' to enjoy Christmas morning with them. In the afternoon, another viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

And then the next day I begin my *second* favorite time of year: I put my family on airplanes and get the house all to myself for several days! I am in need of serious aloneness, snugged down in my house with my puppy, my books, my craft room, and no need to talk to anyone for at least three days.

I don't need this very often; I love my family and love having them around me. But once in a while my introvert batteries rejoice in being left completely alone. I always think that I'll watch movies and such. I usually don't turn on the TV at all, reading and sewing. And just thinking.

By the time they come back I will be thrilled to see them. But for that few days, I will be basking in privacy.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2015-12-24 07:15 pm (UTC)
I understand. As my Hubby and I explain it, I get my batteries "charged" with people and talk and music and noise. He gets his 'charged' from peace and quiet and silence.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2015-12-24 07:52 pm (UTC)
TheEngineer has been off work for nearly 2 weeks. and we went to his sister's house last weekend, and will be at my parent's house saturday.

my batteries are seriously overdrawn, my spoon drawer is so overdrawn i laugh, and i'd like nothing more than to sit and read and listen to the guinea pigs softly purring and cheeping next to me.

next week he goes back to work till new year's eve, and i need that silence.

bless you and your household, and enjoy your silence when it comes!
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From: anonymousalex
2015-12-24 10:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, I ate not half an hour ago, and I'm still thinking I'd like to be in on that dinner tonight.

Enjoy your together time, and your alone time!

-Alex
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