Thursday, January 26, 2012

indoor voice

Lately I’ve been writing a lot.   Writing has always been much easier for me. 

Talking? Not so much.

It’s been like that moreso than ever.

I don’t feel like talking.

I’m not mad, sad or glad.

Just quiet. 

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My kids share their day with me with all the appropriate drama and exclamation that kids use and I grunt my wows and uh-huhs. 

I have been sitting at my sewing machine making little clothes for the wee one.

I have been going to auctions and sales and selling my junk on ebay. 

I’ve been reading Dickens which fits right into these gray winter days.

And having (too many) doughnuts and tea.

All of which takes no spoken words at’ll.

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9 comments:

Jemm said...

I totally understand. I'm the same way too. I've always found it hard to communicate with others. I think it has to do with my bluntness and my strange sense of humor. Anyway, quiet is good.

Dog Trot Farm said...

I understand completely. I enjoy a quiet, simple life and like my own company.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We all go through times when it's easier to write than talk. I get quiet sometimes, too! Hubby would say it's hormones. Take care of yourself and that sweet one you are carrying! Hugs! ♥

Andi said...

I have NEVER been able to say I'm not talking much!

But if everyone was quiet, how boring would that be? And if everyone talked like I do, how overwhelming!

Of course, I love to sit in my house in total silence on my rare day off when the kids are in school.

Briana said...

I am the same way with the not wanting to talk thing. Some days I feel like it is too much effort to even ask them to clean up. I just do it instead. It's strange, isn't it?

It was nice to hear that your hubby was enlisted first. My husband always had the most respect for officers who had been where he was. He hopes all of our boys will start out enlisted.

Dawn said...

Sometimes I don't talk cause I'll be mean--but that's just hormones talking or living with stupid people. Who might be stupid because of hormones, ya know. And probably not theirs! And sometimes I don't talk because it's just a quiet time in life. Sounds like you're nestling in and preparing mentally as well as physically for the upcoming emotional upheaval (as welcome as it may be) of your new addition. Have a lovely time with your sewing and selling!

Jacqueline said...

no words needed but sending prayers for peaceful week ahead...

Juniper said...

Can relate to the feeling of keeping quiet, this season of gray adds to that mood as well. Perhaps in my case when the children are away to school I so enjoy the stillness (although I seem to always be listening to some kind of audio book or radio show). The thought of writing though has been seeping into my mind of late... apart from letters and journals... a story maybe or a poem... but to do so without being self conscious. That's where I think I fail. I think you would be great at writing a book, the way you write makes the reader feel right there next to you, watching the unfolding drama and so often I leave your blog smiling. You capture with ease both the funny moments and the serious thoughts.

Jennifer Bontrager said...

Could you put a link to your ebay auctions? I would love to see what you are selling?