Can you picture that? A smiling pair of kidneys?
That is what it feels like. I am blessed with a family unit that sometimes just leaves me alone. My husband took our ten-year old to see friends yesterday. That gave me space to gather all the things that I need sorted out before I leave, in less than a week. When things pile up , my stress level goes up and my kidneys start complaining. It feels like lover back pain but I have gotten to know my kidneys quite well through my journey and I listen. I want them to be smiling.
My daughter spent the night at a friend’s house and now my husband is off on his motorcycle so I have a second day in my own quiet universe. Today I have had coffee made by my favorite barista Alex. I rewrote two pages of my novel. Then I went to a second-hand bookstore and found a book I ´ve been waiting to see, I was surprised it was already in the second-hand store. It is «Advanced style» by Ari. Here is a video clip of the lady´s in the book. They are just lovely.
I know I should not buy more books! We have started to pack our things, we got a price for the move back to Iceland and it is EXPENSIVE! So we are trying to shrink what needs to come with us. But I could not resist.
People find us odd
Sometimes people find it odd that we are not glued together alway´s. My husband loves his motorcycle and takes frequent trips. I love to relax or maybe just take my girls on a small trip. Who says the family unit does have to be glued together at all times?
Extrovert vs. Introvert
I am an introvert and I recharge when I am alone. My husband is an extrovert and he recharges when he is with other people. That is why we like , not to be together always. If I were to be on his schedule all the time I would soon burn out. As he gets older he can sometimes dwell in my quiet world for a moment reading. But that lasts for a brief moment and off he is!
I want to leave you with a thought on introverts, by Susan Cain
Have a good weekend!
- It’s Okay to Be an Introvert: A Review of Susan Cain’s Quiet (emilyjanuary.wordpress.com)
- Currently Reading: Introverts in the Church (johnreads.wordpress.com)