Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Perfect Storm - From an Uncurable Homebody

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

I love, love, love my home. Which is a good thing considering the career path I've chosen. I spend more time here than I really should. I suspect it's not healthy to withdraw quite so much, so I constantly push myself out of my sweetly beautiful comfort zone.

I make all kinds of plans to go out and do things.

Most of the time, I cancel them. Some of my excuses are really lame.

I go to events. I really do. And am always the first to leave. I've tried staying until I'm the second to leave, but that takes soooo long.

The best part of an outing is opening the door to my home from the outside and stepping inside.

What the heck is wrong with me? Everybody else is out socializing and partying. My take on a perfect plan is having nothing at all to do.

That's why this is the perfect storm, in my book. Let it freeze, let it snow, let the schools and shops close.

Because then I get to stay home without making a single stupid excuse to myself or to anyone else.

As Dorothy learned long ago as she clicked together those magical red slippers, there is no place like  home! There really isn't.

Hope you enjoyed the storm.




19 comments:

Karen J said...

The best part of leaving the house is walking back in the door, changing into some comfy clothes and just being home. We stay home most of the time, weekends, you can find us at home, reading, watching and just relaxing. It's the best thing. I have my moments when I just have to get out, but a quick run to the store usually takes care of it and getting back home feels good. You are not alone.

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I'm a homebody too, though in my mind, my home is in a much different state lol. If given the choice, I will almost always choose to stay home!

Deb said...

Thanks for chiming in, Karen. I love it! Another homebody.

Deb said...

And another homebody. Yeah!

mary kennedy said...

I so agree! It's good to feel cozy and content in your own home-surrounded by books and music and pets. There's nothing more relaxing.

Dru said...

That's why I like winter and cold weather as it's a perfect excuse to stay indoors.

Merry Lu said...

Three cheers for being snowed in at home with your favorite pet, plenty of food (and hot chocolate) and a stack of great books!!!

Karen in Ohio said...

I'm right with you, especially on these frigid days. As much as I love to travel, there's something so wonderful about just being in my own space, even alone.

Jeannie D. said...

I love being at home! I spent so many years not being able to, that now that I work from home I am totally content. I am really unhappy when I have to go anywhere. I had much rather be here with my cup of hot tea, my fur babies, and hubby than anywhere else.

Ruth Anne said...

I am a total homebody. I feel the same way about winter - it's a chance to stay inside without having to make excuses as to why I don't want to go anywhere! I hate to travel with a passion, I'm just not a "goer."

Sue said...

Deb, you are not alone. I find any excuse I can to stay home...too hot, too cold, too tired, can't leave the puppy.....and when I do go out, I want to get back home as soon as possible. There's just something about sitting in my own chair in my own living room.

Deb said...

Your posts have renewed me!! I'm not weird. Or if I am, I'm in great company!!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I spent many years crawling out to work through rain, sleet, hail and snow. I don't miss it a bit and I couldn't agree more.. You said it beautifully, Deb!

Rachelle21 said...

Since my husband is home all the time. I like to go out at least to exercise at Curves. I do go to other things just to see other people. I would not mind staying home, if others could come here more.

Elaine Ellen said...

Yes, I am a homebody. Definitely. And I am envious of everyone enjoying staying in during this cold weather that the upper midwest is having. My husband hates cold and he just retired so we are in Arizona for a few months. I love the coziness of home when it is cold and snowing and windy outside in the winter. I can go out and get cold and come back in and be so cozy and cover up with blankets and wear slippers and sweaters and drink hot tea and read books and put puzzles together. I am missing that...

SueAnn said...

You are not alone in your thoughts of a homebody! You had me laughing with your lame excuses...I make plans too....and always change them! My hubby kids me about it! He knows me too well!! In my younger years I was out and about all the time, working, job hunting, school, moving.......I missed my home! Then kid came along and I was going everywhere you take a kid...all thru to HS! I had my fill of "things"!!!! Now, I am very content to stay home. I am like Dru..winter is when I stay in the most.....come Spring and Summer I am in the yard a lot.....I never look forward to the winter ...except for the fact I can stay in ALL the time, if I want!!! You are not weird by any means!!!

Deb said...

Some of us are dreaming of Arizona about now. Still in the minuses here in Wisconsin.

Deb said...

SueAnn, that sounds just like me life...so hectic when I was younger.

Aurian said...

I love being home surrounded by my books, and with my computer in reach so I can switch between reading and blogging and facebook picture looking and such. As I work fulltime, I love quiet weekends with not appointments or obligations to get some rest.