'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Friday, January 21, 2011

~home-bod-y. noun.~


home·bod·y n. pl. home·bod·ies One whose interests center on the home. Homebody - A person who seldom goes anywhere: one not given to wandering or travel.


All I want to do anymore is stay home. Be in my pajamas. Quilt. Do laundry. Clean my fridge. Finish projects. Be domestic. Ponder a bit while I am stitching. Does this make any sense to anyone else? Am I 'letting myself go?' Does this mean I am getting soft? Am I turning into a couch potato? I can't be doing that because we don't watch or even have a TV. I just 'reflect' a lot and am trying to be the person I was meant to be. I am being mindful of my existence and making the best use of my time. I love being home and I try to run errands or do my limited shopping either on my two days of work, or every other week. Saves money and time to be at home. In colonial times, so much work was done at home - even to light their evenings they had to set aside several days a year just to make candles. While I don't have to do that, I can rejoice that I have an inside bathroom to clean. That I have running inside warm water for laundry. That I can just walk over and flip a switch on the wall for heat. That I have a great OTT Light to see to stitch at night. AND that I have a crock-pot to cook my dinner for me. All this. Wow - all this! And I get to choose to be a homebody.


With that I am going to go read. With a good bedside lamp. Curled up underneath a warm quilt. AFTER I say my nighttime prayers - thanking my Heavenly Father for these blessings in my life. I am blessed to be a 'homebody. '

9 comments:

Janet - underthewillow said...

I am a homebody too!...enjoy!

Janet

Sunny simple life said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with you. I am the same way and I think it means you are content. I know I am and a great day is getting things done, making a nice dinner and settling in for a cozy evening. My idea if a good time.

Constance said...

Hi, With the job market being what it is I should feel blessed to have my job but more and more I long to be a homebody. I live for the short time I have to enjoy sewing and cooking. I admire you and all women that enjoy these things. There is nothing soft about home keeping, it is hard work but it is sweet work that soothes the soul. I think the world would be a better place if there were more homebodies. It was home and family loving women that helped to start this country and and that have kept traditions alive that would otherwise have been lost. Be blessed and thank you for your love of hearth and home.
Sallie

Milah said...

Makes perfect sense to me! As farmers I love winter, it gives us time to rest and prepare for the next year. Time to read, sew, cook and enjoy the bounty of last summers garden. We have been snowed in for a month at a time and I loved it...every minute of it.

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

I honestly thought I was the only person that truly felt this way. So many people just can't seem to go go go enough. If they have to spend 5 minutes at home they are climbing the walls. Not me, home is my sanctuary! I do work outside the home now but when I come home I don't want to get back out!

Prim Stacy said...

Me too! Home is my favorite place to be! I am a teacher and we have had several snow days...and I have loved EVERY minute of them! Wish I could stay home all the time!!
~Hugs,
Stacy

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I love being at home. I like getting out and meeting people too but not all the time and I am so thankful I get to stay home a lot. In the winter when it is cold and the snow banks are 8 feet high and in the summer when it is hot, I like it even more. I call it nesting!!

Enjoy your time at home!!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Somewhere along the lines, we must be related...
I so understand how you feel!
Tisha

bittersweetandprim said...

Hello there, I just came across your blog and enjoyed myself so much that I have become a follower! thanks for sharing and I will be back often to see you, stop by sometime to visit me
Heather