I've been experiencing Cocooning Syndrome. I don't know that medical
science has addressed this issue or not, and don't care if they doubt
it's existence. For me, this is a very real reaction to a hectic schedule.
It's a need to balance my social butterfly side with my home loving
and private side.
My "sister" Robin and I have discussed this and we both need our
down time. We believe that it is somewhat unique to being an
only child. We love out friends and family and love being
surrounded by them, but also love being alone.
Being alone is a time to be quiet and listen to my own voice.
I turn off the chatter of others and avoid the need to be
interesting to others and not to feel that I am on stage. My
alone time refreshes my spirit. It renews my soul. It aids
So I have spent the past week taking down Christmas decorations
while listening to music I love. I have carefully wrapped ornaments
and stowed them in marked boxes. I have been sorting through
decorations I know I won't use next year and marked them for
I have spent some time reading and making a list of all the books
I want to read this year. I will share this list with you when it
I took down all the Christmas decorations in my miniature rooms
too and have started thinking of how to decorate the dollhouse
rooms for Valentine's Day. Y'all know how obsessed I have
been with miniatures for the past few years. Sometimes I think
that decorating mini rooms is more fun (and certainly less expensive)
than decorating full size ones ;-)
I always enjoy my time in the kitchen, but the last few weeks during
the Christmas season there were lots of meals out and lots of meals
on the run, so I have spent the past week just taking my time and
enjoying the creativity of cooking.
I have enjoyed cuddling with Bentley under a pile of quilts and
watching old movies. I mean really old movies like the ones
they air on Turner Classic Movies. Here are some of my
Desk Set ~ love, love, love it!
The Women ~ the original, not the remake!
One day I will write a blog post about the magic
that happened in my life after watching The
Enchanted Cottage for the first time. It will
For the past week I have lived
in a bubble of my own making. It's been great and
now I feel refreshed and renewed and ready to
take on the year ahead. Look out world!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley