I was trying to remember when I have seen people from outside of my family. It was hard because I don’t have a lot of reasons to leave my house these days. I went to training at the therapeutic riding place 10 days ago. I’ve seen people at the school office as I’m dropping off … More Do I Miss People?
This is a hard one. For me to think someone has incorrect assumptions about me would mean I think people think about me at all. I’m pretty sure that is generally incorrect. I’m kind of an “out of sight, out of mind” person. I guess building on that I would say that since I am … More Bloganuary 9: What Do People Incorrectly Assume About You?
I’m not quite alone yet. My wife is leaving for the office in an hour or so and then heading straight to the airport from there. She is flying in to help her mom prepare for Christmas. I will join her with the kids in a week. My daughter is still on campus until the … More Alone Again, Naturally
The news is full of talk of the Omicron variant school shootings, Olympic boycotts, a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, and almost everything else bad you could conjure up. My kids are both living away from home. There’s a good chance I won’t see either of them until the 21st. My wife leaves for Kentucky … More Trying to Focus on the Positive
My wife has decided she needs to go back to Kentucky to help her mom again. I mentioned in an earlier post that she had fallen and broken her arm. My wife went to check on her and help her out some after it happened. She felt bad when she left, Her mom has a … More More Hermit Life Begins Today
I was home alone for almost two weeks. My wife was already planning to go see her mom and then left early when her mom fell and broke her arm. My kids both live away from home. I did not see either of them during my time alone. I had two experiences with other people … More Readjusting To Life With People
I have been home alone for a week now. With the exception of the blog, I have basically taken that week off. I’ve done some laundry. I’ve cooked for myself and cleaned up from that. I have done little else besides reading, watching football, and taking walks. It was nice, but also very lonely. It … More Getting Back on Track
Does anyone else remember this Saturday morning PSA? Today my get up and go has got up and went. Maybe I need a hunk of cheese. I had a topic planed for today, but no energy to deal with it or the possible resulting comments. I need to replace a part on my weed eater, … More My Get Up and Go Done Got Up and Went
Timehop reminded me that one year ago today I wrote some reflections from isolation after one month of lockdown. I decided to reflect today on the same topics as I’m one week away from my second dose of the vaccine. Isolation is not new for me – this remains true. I didn’t go out a … More A Look Back at My Isolation Reflections
Last year I had several days home alone. This is the fake schedule I posted for myself. I think I probably followed it pretty closely. Had I known what was coming I would have spent less time at home and more time out. I guess the lesson of the last year is to take the … More HermitCon 2020