The Life Of A Hermit .... and Stuff

Friday, September 28, 2012

So this past Wednesday I said to myself;  "hey, I haven't been out of the house since Sunday...."
Okay, and by "out of the house" I mean I had not left in my car to go anywhere.
I had been outside, walked the kids to and from school and all that jazz but I had not been anywhere
in my car.
Kinda crazy.
I have noticed since the kids are in school I have been going a whole lot less....
I mean, let's be honest, I am home by myself so there is no one to escape from and I don't feel
like we all need to get out of the house before one of us(me) snaps.
Anyway, it's different, it's quiet and it's good.
I like quiet.

Last week I called my mom to tell her about how I just realized (yes, just now at my age, I just realized this) that I used to feel sorry for
her when my brother and sister and I went back to school and it just hit me that she was probably just fine with it.
I thought she had to have been bored and sad and wondered what she possibly could have been doing all day without us?
She had to have been lonely, right?
Sad? Bored?
Now it's really funny to me from this perspective.
Like, really funny.

I am okay with the whole hermit thing though, I love being at home and having time to work on shop
stuff and read and THINK whole complete thoughts and daydream.....
It's nice.
And like my mom, I think I'm okay with it now.

Today I was in the living room with the windows open and I could hear kids outside so I looked
out and saw Charlotte's class lined up and ready to go somewhere.
I grabbed my jacket and joined them for a "Fall Walk" to pick up leaves and talk about the trees and changing colors and all of the signs of Fall.
This is just another little reason why I LOVE having my kids go to the neighborhood school right by our house.
This whole school switch thing has been so good for us, for so many different reasons.
I am so, so happy we did it.


Well, tomorrow we are headed to the big city...  Chicago, here we come!
American Girl store and the Lego store and the kid's first train trip....oh my!
It's a special little trip for both of my kid's October birthdays : )
They are so excited about it but they do have to get up at 5:00 a.m., so we'll see how that goes.
Wish me luck.
And have a great weekend!


  1. These pics are so peaceful and happy. Love the feel. I'm a hermit too. Not lately but I'm longing for it. Have a great weekend girlie.

  2. lovely pics, amy!
    so glad you are at peace with your school decision.
    have a great time in CHI town! :)
    loved your insta on the train.

  3. Funny, I used to have the same thought when I was a kid. I hadn't thought of that for ages.
    Hope Chicago was a blast, it certainly looks like it on Instagram.

  4. Really great post. It made me breathe deep.


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