I have thoroughly enjoyed the extended period of Hygge, perhaps a bit too much.
I have always been happy in my own skin and content with my life choices.
I do think that I am perhaps turning into a bit of a hermit, even a recluse.
I have immersed myself in my home to the point that apart from walking the dogs, which I revel in, and the essential shopping trips, which I endure with gritted teeth (oops, sore subject), I hardly leave the house.
There is time in the garden which does not count and I do stop and chat with the other dog walkers. But on the whole my social life has dried up and withered away.
Goodness I have come over all Miss Haversham, apart from the cobwebs and years of decay.
The decorations are mostly down and every room has had a good going over.
I am slightly concerned that I have no inclination to venture forth into the outside world. I acknowledge that my teeth issues have had an impact, I forget about them for the main part though.
I have always been outgoing, my family have said that I would talk to a fence post if that was all there was available. I still chat to anyone that I happen upon but do not go out with the plan to socialise.
I did not make it to Llandeilo after all, partially as Francesca was so poorly and Herbie,s fascination with the tree and all its decs meant that he could not be left.
Mostly though it was just a surfeit of "happy to stay at home" that kept me away.
I intend to try and get there this Saturday, as long as the weather is reasonable, there are things that I need to take and purchases to be made.
My Grandmother was a homebody and I have always been very much like her. I do miss the chatting though and catching up is a must before I fall so far behind that it becomes almost impossible.
That is enough soul searching for one day, it is time to scoop up Herbie and collect Rufus for their joint walk. It is cold out there this morning so hat, scarf and gloves will be needed and I may try to get Herbie into his coat. He hates it so success is not guaranteed.
Wish me luck and no torn fingernails.