I am having to be social again this evening as we are going to a pot luck supper. I am taking smoked trout. I figure no one else will have it and it won't go bad sitting around. It's nice casual so I tidied up a bit and am waiting now for hubby to get home, get showered so we can go.
I spend so much time alone, and the more I am alone, the more alone I want to be. I get up about 6:15am and my husband about 7am, we spend time just talking and drinking coffee until he has to leave at 8:30 am. He gets back about 5pm and we sit down together for a while and then have supper and watch the news, though why we do I don't know, it only gets him upset, and the weather forecast is rarely correct. After we have supper cleaned up I usually get on the computer and he reads until bedtime. Sometimes I share something I have found on the internet that would appeal to him but mostly we just do our own thing, and go to bed around 11:30pm.
I don't have to be alone, there are people I could visit, and things to do, especially in winter, like carpet bowling, darts, red hat club, curling, etc., but I find I can't be bothered. I enjoy being by myself, pottering around the garden, walking, messing around in the kitchen, reading. I rarely get bored. Sometimes, though I feel a little guilty that I don't get out and interact with village people more, but I usually supress that and find something I'd rather do. I groan when any one pops by, I wish I had a butler to say that "Madam, isn't home today", but I am gracious when I answer the door, but I have been known to check who it is first and pretend I am not at home. Have you ever done that?
So I will have to fix on my attentive face, make sure I listen to what is being said, and not venture down my own avenue of thoughts, and generally be sociable. One would think I am shy and retiring wouldn't you, but I am not. If I have something to say, I usually say it. My husband says I tend to be a little blunt, but he likes it as he says he doesn't have to play guessing games with me. If it wasn't for my husband needing a little bit of a social life I probably wouldn't bother to go this evening, especially as we have to drive for an hour and half to get there, but it would be mean of me to not make the extra effort for him. He does so much for me that I get out of my comfort zone for his sake.
Do you like social occasions, or would you rather stay at home?