July 29, 2009

When are you full?

Tuesday we celebrated Dakota's birthday, however Saturday we had the party! Several friends and relatives came to visit for ice cream and a BBQ. We had been wanting to have a get together BBQ for some time, and didn't really know "how". People always ask, "why? What is the occasion?", so we figured Dakota's bday was a great reason! :-)

We had a few relative's come from out of town on Friday, stay for the party Saturday, and then headed home on Sunday. At first, I was a little worried I would be zapped from all the people, however it was one of the most interesting experiences I have ever had.

The preface...

I am an introvert. I like being around people, and work with people every day, however I need my ME time each and every day. I need to recharge with a book, or crafts, or something by myself! With people being around the entire weekend, I was concerned I would not be rested, end up crabby with a headache and not want to be around anyone by the time Sunday came around.

The party was great, it was fun having overnight guests, and all in all everything was super. Yes, I was tired, but not once did I feel like I wanted to run and hide :)

Then, Sunday afternoon, after waving goodbye to the last person, I walked into the kitchen and sat.

I felt good! I felt full.

I do not know how else to explain it. It was a peaceful, calm, "i am okay and happy" feeling. It is the first time that I can remember that I didn't feel the need to run around doing the 100 things on my 'to do' list. I wanted to sit in this state of euphoria forever.

I enjoyed the rest of Sunday doing little things, however not really feeling the need to worry about getting anything done, or accomplished. I was just happy moseying around the house and and relaxing in the backyard.

Then Monday morning decided to come. UGH. Unfortunately, nothing since Sunday has been a feeling of calm and peace. I want to find that again, yet I'm not even sure where it came from.

So my question... where do you find peace? When are you "full" and just happy?


  1. The party sounds like a success!

    And I love lazy Sunday afternoons with the hubby. Perfect to just relax and enjoy life!

  2. That feeling of contentment seems to just kind of sneak up on me when I'm not expecting it. I'm not sure when the last time I felt it was. I am totally sleep deprived, though, so my memory sucks.

    It's amazing when it happens, though! :)

  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. It's very easy to fall in and out of contentment, but it sounds like you know yourself well enough to find it again.