Not going out


Hello Dear Reader,

I don’t go out. I’m known for it. I’m an antisocial introvert and proud of it. I like people but the Sheldon part of me doesn’t like it when they do fun all wrong so I’m happiest in my own space. I love weekend pottering, some cooking, pootle about the house doing a bit of housework and get ready for the working week. 

We had our wood delivered today and we’ll love shuffling it about and getting it nicely stacked. There’s a huge amount of satisfaction in a good log stack, like a well stocked pantry or freezer. I’ll stack whilst DB chops kindling. 

I own make up but only wear it occasionally these days, I think maybe once last year…..all part of the not going out I suppose. I do spend money on moisturiser as I’m getting on a bit and need a little help at 51! I’m still growing out my grey hair and I’m still ok with it.

So the nice thing about getting older and not going out is the feeling of been there, done that and not missing it. Anyone else a happy quiet introvert? Anyone else a not going outer? 

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx

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43 thoughts on “Not going out

  1. Why do other people think your odd if you’re happy in your own home, I’m not saying that the odd occasion that I go out that I don’t enjoy myself but the very few times a year (2-3) is enough for me.

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    • Yes. Don’t mind folks being about but quite happy alone or with dh. This was a particular blessing since 2009 while I’ve had many major sight probs. So hurrah for big screen tvs, iPads you can stretch text on and unabridged audible books. And as my sight has improved, I’ve been able to do a bit of (imperfect) patchwork. Another fairly lone occupation. I agree with cakecake.

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  2. I’m the same, I hate parties and going out. My neighbor kept inviting us to her Christmas parties but I think she finally got the message we aren’t interested. Pottering at home and spending time with my cat Biscuit is my favorite thing to do.

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  3. I spent years having to go out, to work every day. Now I am retired I love being at home, I love the daily round of household chores and love having lunch with my DH and watching a little tv whilst busying myself with my crochet. When I do have to go out, being a little sociable when I have to, I can’t wait to get home. You know how the old saying goes, home is where the heart is. Us girls have a lot in common.

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  4. I too have an aversion to large social gatherings and going to the local pubs. However I dont mind small gatherings of friends where we stay in and have nice food and good company. I also like Groupon for finding cheap treats for afternoon tea etc . My friend and I try to do something once a month for a bargain price which has to be under a tenner each. We have had some lovely lunches and teas with proseco etc . It makes us feel like ladies who lunch, without breaking the bank. We also love freebies and will happily go into shops with free promotions of cakes and wine. We have no shame whatsoever.

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  5. I need both. I prefer casual outings not big events. While I’m happy at home, I literally will get cabin fever when weather keeps me in , and if too busy, will wall up for a day or two at home.

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  6. I don’t go out and I am a home body. But I am not an introvert.
    I love popping in on a friend for coffee and I love people popping in at our place.
    We sometimes have a dinner at home with friends and likewise we get invited for a meal in return.
    The whole pub scene-socialising-thing, however, does nothing for me.

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  7. I sometimes think you’ve been peeking into my brain 😂😂 This is SO me – and I’m very happy to be so 😎😎🏡🏡

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  8. None happier than baking n making! Made 4 cakes and one quiche n one sausage casserole going through now to start my quilt again. Love the winter evenings cosying up with hubby don’t like gatherings etc one bit not for us give me the Orkney Islands any day!!!

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  9. We live along a quiet lane in a very peaceful part of the south east. I’m just a couple of years younger than you, my OH is your age and we have a 10yo boy. A perfect day for us is baking and being out in the garden. As I type – part-way through getting some pork on, Aldi’s joints are fantastic – my OH and son are having a bonfire, something I also loved to do with my Dad when growing up, and I’ll join them soon. My Mum died suddenly summer 2015 and I made the difficult decision to sell the family home – only me left, lost my father and brother during 2007 – but it enabled us to clear a lot of a ridiculous mortgage – too many stupid young and spendthrift days – and to find happiness here. The house has a large garden with lots of wildlife and I get a lot of pleasure from growing veg and just pottering about. Chickens will come in the spring, followed by some ducks for my son. Needs a lot of work, we can’t afford to do everything at once and saving hard, but here we are all at peace, I can relax and reflect on what we are fortunate to have.

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  10. I mqde a conscious decision vy moving here to further embrace rhe introverted lifestyle. We have a huge bit of property on an island in the PNW in the U.S. It’s an agricultural community, as well as a bedroom community to larger cities, so not a lot of places to gather, anyway. Still, with school age kids, there are “command performances,” such as concerts. I enjoy the music, but find myself rushing out the door when they are done. I am a sahm, and have been since my eldest was birn, and trust me, there is more than enough to do at home….I am rarely idle, never bored. Tricky part: Some of my kids really enjoy socializing.

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  11. Yep same, here happy at home, can’t remember when we last went to a pub for a drink. Doesn’t bother us one little bit and we don’t care if folk think we are boring miserable buggers. We are who we are and very happy. You look good for your age, I will be 50 this year.
    Enjoy your weekend Froogs.

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  12. Why is it that if you’re not out all the time, spending money and “keeping up” people think you must be unhappy? My small family couldn’t be happier living the quiet life x

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  13. I am also very anti social and hate social gatherings of any sort but do love going out for country and coastal walks with my DB . Even splash out on a cup of tea sometimes .😊

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  14. I’m not a party person either. I’ve never held a party in my adult life and never had a birthday party as a child. Birthdays meant cards and a couple of gifts, nothing more. Having said that I do like to see the family; DD and GC or my younger brother and his wife, but that’s about it. I’m perfectly happy at home most of the time. If we feel a bit restless we walk or go to the cheap morning film showing at the pictures. It’s £3 for a film, coffee and biscuits and we don’t actually have to talk to anyone! I sound a real grump but I’m not 🙂

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  15. Another stay at home here too. I find the modern worlds conversation between people exhausting. So fast paced and competitive for all the wrong reasons. I feel so sorry for our young people who just cant keep up

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  16. Polish saying: Everyplace is good, home is the best.
    I read that in Austrailia they are looking for caretaker for 6 month shift on remote Tasmanian island.

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  17. I too am an introvert. I enjoy people but prefer to watch happily from the sidelines. If people let me I sparkle there lol. There is a wonderful book called Quiet about introverts and extroverts. As a teacher like yourself there is a chapter in there relating to introverts and extroverts in schools that is insightful. I thought it may interest you.

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  18. I`m also a happily staying in person. Apart from having to do the dreaded weekly shopping I much prefer to be at home, often on my own and doing my own thing. Looking after grandkids takes some doing on certain days of the week, but at weekends its just the two of us, the house, pottering around and chilling out, with occasional walks in the countryside thrown in. If I had my way I`d get rid of TV altogether as we seem to get few good news nowadays. I can do without all the gloom and doom, and feel the same about all this reality TV. I much prefer to be a hermit on my days off work.

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  19. I’m the same, been there, done that, can’t be arsed any more. I love my home, my partner and dogs and that’s all I need. I know some people possibly see my as very insular, but that’s how I like it. Walking, enjoying the outdoors, with as few fellow beings as possible, living a frugal happy existence.

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  20. Count me in, I like seeing friends and family but prefer the peace and gentleness of home. We do out but mostly for walks. The odd friends who wash up on our doorstep tell us they come to us for peace, quiet and kindness. Anyway I love sleeping in my own bed. x

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  21. If I don’t have at least one day a week pottering at home, I feel out of sorts. I have nice friends that I do like to see, so I have to make an effort – how do you keep up with friendships? I am definitely becoming more introverted the older I get, I’m 51 too. Not giving up my make up😊 I only wear a little, like to look natural, but it just makes me feel better. I’m using Lidl moisturiser at the moment – it’s nice.

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  22. I totally agree! I love pottering about at home and really do not enjoy going to social functions at all! I cook and sew and enjoy chilling out reading a good book. I know I’m very lucky, I’m retired and happy that can do as I please!

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  23. Oh thank goodness for that…there are more like me! So often you hear about the dangers of ‘older’ people being lonely and that you must have other company and all that stuff. But like the rest of you, I’m quite happy with my own company and just pottering all day, and so is my 84 year old mother! Neither of us ever get bored, there’s always something to do and I just can’t understand people who need to be going out all the time, or having coffee with the neighbours every five minutes. I’m not anti-social and I do enjoy the occasional gathering but then I’m so pleased to have my own space afterwards.

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  24. This is interesting. I am most definitely an introvert who loves the peace of home, routine and rhythm . I have trained myself to deal with certain situations such as sitting in meetings nd mingling at work related conferences but hate every minute. Small gatherings over a plate of home cooked food with very close friends is my limit. I like to potter at home, do abit of craft, read, take the odd holiday in a remote place, preferably Orkney or any Scottish island and walk with my dog. This is what makes me happy and I think frugality, simple living etc probably comes easily to an introvert.

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  25. I am also an introvert but do need to go out with a few friends. Small numbers suit me best. A couple of friends for lunch or cards and I am happy. Feel odd at very big parties.

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  26. I am happiest at home and don’t like crowds. I socialize sometimes, with other “odd people”. I totally get Sheldon Cooper and how he reacts (though I don’t always agree, but I imagine some people who know me well find similarities between him and me). I best recuperate in silence and solitude, which is odd to some but I don’t mind.

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