‘Tis the season to be jolly, right?
For an introvert, the holidays are extra exhausting. I had three parties over a two-day period. I enjoyed myself, but I was happy to have a warm bath and curl up on the couch with a remote to begin recharging.
It might surprise some people that I’m an introvert. According to the Myers Briggs personality test, I’m INTP and 33% extroverted. That little bit of extroversion is how I survive the holidays, conferences, and seminars.
Saturday was the annual dojo sushi dinner. Tasty sushi and sake met good conversation.
Sunday started with another dojo event involving cutting mats with a katana. Next, it was off to a party with other writers where I met an older British woman and had a fabulous conversation about literature. She was also not a fan of Hemingway. We also talked about how you need to read some trashy stuff now and then. Something to read when you’re exhausted or as a palate cleanser. For her that means mystery novels. For me it means mainstreaming.
I was happy to get home when it was done. My Uber driver barely spoke, which was exactly what I needed in that moment. He was rated well.
Tonight, I have gotten a good chunk of my filing done. I’ve also begun making a guitar case out of materials I had on hand. I need edging and a zipper to finish it and perhaps a strap. Since my guitar is smaller, it’s hard to find a hard case anyway. Besides, I’m strapped for cash, so the less I have to spend, the better. Plus, it uses up some stuff that’s lying around my place and thus helps me clean up 🙂
I’ve enjoyed hermitting today. With my library writing group on hold and French off until mid January, I’ve had no reason to go out. Oh, I should be sure to register for level 3…
Anyway, I haven’t had supper yet, so I should probably do that.