I love the Holidays and I come from a large family... as in 25 people were present for Thanksgiving Dinner and 4 were not there.
Then Friday we had dinner with Hubba's extended family. A dinner party with 14 people... and at least another 5 or 6 were missing... assuming I am counting correctly, which I may not be.
Now a few of these people were counted twice... since they went to both parties, but you get the idea. Lots of great food and loud, boisterous, happy people. I love our families. I love spending time with them, but as an introvert, it can be quite exhausting.
Large groups of people has always been exhausting to me. Large groups of people I don't know is terrifying to me.
Fortunately I know most of the people we were eating with over the weekend, so it made meeting the few new ones easier. :-)
Saturday afternoon was for my Boring Time as Hubba calls it. After more than 16 years together, he knows when I need to decompress and go completely inside.... as in inside my head.
I did some yard work, reading, writing and a little knitting. I even had a nap. But I was not much for conversation... even with my very favorite person in the whole world. Poor Hubba. I'm glad he appreciates my need for Boring Time.
I feel recovered and ready for the next round of festivities. There is a baby shower, a birthday, at least a few Christmas celebrations and possibly a little Hanukkah coming up over the next few weeks.