My husband tells me I'm anti-social. Anybody who knows me and is drinking coffee while reading this more than likely just spit it out. All of my report cards read "Wendy is a good student but she socializes too much." My mother would attest to that one.
My husband and my kids also say that I'm a homebody. I will agree to this one. I've always loved being at home. I spent a lot of time in my room growing up playing the guitar, writing songs, listening to music and reading. When I moved out and had my own apartment in my early 20's, I had a few years of going out almost every night with my friends and staying out until all hours and cursing the birds while I tried to fall asleep as they were beginning their day in the tree outside my window.
|Our friends' dogs, Georgia . . .|
|A fire in the back yard.|
|Our friends put their Christmas tree in the back yard after they take the ornaments off of it. It lights up the whole yard and looks so beautiful for another month or so. I thought this was such a great idea!!|
Then I met Jim who is the epitome of a social butterfly. I swear he would strike up a conversation with a tree if he was alone in a forest. His personality is what first made me fall in love with him. Well that and his blue eyes and dimples!! : ) We've been together for six years now and I truly am perfectly content just being with him and our children, in our little cottage, on a Friday night. However, I've decided I'm going to make an effort to be more sociable this year.
|I thought this was such a great family Christmas present!! It's a wooden "Connect Four" game that my friend, Suzanne, found in Toys R Us. She leaves it right out on the coffee table for impromptu games anytime.|
This past weekend we did it!! Dinner with an absolutely wonderful family that we've known for years. One of the nicest families you'll ever meet!! We ate and drank and laughed and played music and talked about our childhoods and getting older and our children and our hopes and dreams for the future. My social cup was completely filled when we left and I can't wait to do it all again!!
|Megan having her first guitar lesson!!|
|This has inspired me to take my childhood guitar out of the garage to be re-strung. I forgot how much fun it is to sit around and make music and, when Megan is old enough, Suzanne (who teaches piano and guitar) is going to teach her how to play it.|
Many blessings for a happy Tuesday ~ Wendy