Thursday, October 6, 2016

No, We Don't Need To Get Out More

I have thick skin. Most of what makes my "list o' things people say that irritate the f*ck out of me" I allow to roll down my back. It's not worth a response. I don't have time for that crap. Life is short. And, I'm in my 40's. I'm not too concerned with what people think of me or the opinions they allow to roll off their tongue. But. Every so often, something oozes from between the cracks. The most recent, being today, is, "You two need to get out more. You spend too much time at home."

This tidbit of advice makes my skin crawl.

The conversation that triggered my nerves to vibrate started off on a positive note. Then, we dove into a discussion about Hurricane Matthew and how the storm had changed paths drastically over a course of 24 hours.

I also mentioned we'd be babysitting our 2 fur-nieces and fur-nephew for an extended period of time.

After a few minutes of discussion...

"It looks like you and Lisa don't have to prepare for a hurricane. Make some plans for the weekend. Take a day trip. Take an overnight trip. Do something. You two need to get out more. You spend too much time at home."

Are you serious?

We spend too much time at home?


Okay, so maybe I do, but I'm a work at home Dog Mom. Lisa works long hours. We have 3 kids. Our Monday through Friday schedule is strict because of that.

The weekends are more lenient, but those 2 days are spent catching up on household stuff, spending time with our kids, enjoying family time, and running errands.

Lisa and I do not take off for the day.

We also don't take overnight trips.

We haven't for years.

That's one of the many sacrifices we made when we launched Bodacious Biscuit Love and adopted 3 rescue kids...especially the 3rd who is special needs and can't be home alone for more than a few hours.

It doesn't bother us.

We don't sit around and think about all the things we're not able to do.

We don't crave overnight trips and vacations.

In fact, it's just the opposite.

We look forward to the weekends because we're all home. Together.

Our weekends go by much too fast.

We love that our dear friends trust us enough to leave their fur-kids in our care while they're vacationing.

We love our home so there's no dire need to escape to some overpriced hotel or popular travel destination.

Lisa and I do get out.

The few hours we're away from home, it's nice, but we're wondering what the kids are doing. Are they okay?

We worry.

It's always a relief to come home and see those wagging tails. The kids are happy to see us. They're as relieved as we are.

No, we don't need to get out more.

We don't need time away from our home.

Life is good. As is.

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