Last night, as I sat snuggled in bed knitting next to Scott who was snuggled in bed reading...at TEN TILL NINE. I turned to Scott and commented sarcastically:
"I think this right here puts us right at the top of the most exciting 30-somethings EVER list."
We laughed about how hard it is fighting off the paparazzi each morning as they wait to capture what trend setting thing we will do next.
And then we went back to quietly knitting and reading.
I love that our life is simple. After all, isn't that why we decided to settle in small town Iowa to raise our family?
Maybe it's just the time of year. The cold temps. The snowy days. The shortened hours of sunlight. Or the reading of other people's Facebook statuses and Twitter updates and blog posts centered around this holiday gatherings and plans. I'm sure it's a bit about missing MY extended family (especially my Mom) and my dear friends far away with whom I wish I could toast a glass of holiday wine in the coming weeks. Maybe it's the fact that the couple of couples with whom we as a couple enjoy socializing, live 45 miles away which means gatherings through the winter are much less likely thanks to mid-western weather. (Seriously, what is it about us that makes finding couples with whom we BOTH get along so hard? It seems silly to have the "his friends", "her friends" lists around who the "other" feels somewhat uncomfortable after almost 15 years of marriage.)
Whatever it is, I find myself a little sad today about the lack of engagements on our social calendar. At the same time I am thankful that we don't have to try to "fit it all in" since I already feel a bit overwhelmed about the few "extra" things that need to be accomplished in the next 14 days. It's an evil play of opposites...wanting to be more social while possessing a personality that tends to prefer a more quiet, introverted life.
An evil play of opposites...one I think I will go ponder while quietly knitting.