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Staying in.

Hello good people. I don’t intend to make a habit of this but I’ve just realised that I have not stepped (shuffled really) out of the door in November. Sounds unhealthy but the fact that is has taken the 17 days to realise this is a bit shocking. I haven’t really missed outside! Is this a sign? Well it’s not as if there has been nothing to do with all the housework and baby stuff. My wife has just called me a hermit and other related terms. I’d better make an effort I suppose. What do you think? Good wishes, Steve.

Steve I think that as long as you’re not sitting in a heap moping, lying in bed depressed, or becoming scared of going out then you’re okay. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with staying in if you’re happy and busy. I know quite a few people like myself who enjoy their own company and can keep themselves amused. I won’t be going out much next week when it’s cold, and I definitely won’t be bored.

Get yourself a sign for above the door like the one I bought for my parents with “Hermitage” on. Take care and let your wife call you a hermit because as long as you’re happy, don’t fix what isn’t broken.

Cath xx

Hi Steve, I often don’t go out for days and then force myself out… thinking I mustn’t become a hermit… and once out there I wonder why I bothered.

Don’t know if I’ve managed a 17 day stint though… but I probably have.

As long as you’re happy, go with it.

Just beware that when you do go out it might seem a bit weird… I get that sometimes.

I’d like to know the ‘other related terms’… hahaha…

Pat x

Hi Steve, I often don’t go out for days and then force myself out… thinking I mustn’t become a hermit… and once out there I wonder why I bothered.

Don’t know if I’ve managed a 17 day stint though… but I probably have.

As long as you’re happy, go with it.

Just beware that when you do go out it might seem a bit weird… I get that sometimes.

I’d like to know the ‘other related terms’… hahaha…

Pat x

Was so good I said it twice…

Thanks Pat and Cath. I think this week will see a brave venture into world of outside. Tuesday looks good weather wise. If it is we could take Rose to the swings in the park although I must say the idea of buying bacon tomorrow to go with our home-made brown sauce might just be incentive enough. Now Downton tonight-shame. x x

Steve, the moon turns blue when I go out! My appointments with my MS nurse are four monthly and I have to confess I often realise I haven’t left the house/terrace in between visits! I love being at home. I think you’ve some way to go before you need worry! Nina x

I don’t get out much either Steve - maybe about once a week or more often if I have any medical appointments. Sometimes I get a bit stir crazy but mostly I am fine! Don’t sweat it! Teresa xx

Hi Steve

I dont get out all that much, but I dont mind, especially days like today, misty and damp here in Gloucestershire.

Pam x

I never realized that you all stayed in most of the time too. I thought I was a bit reclusive. I love my home and always find so much to do in here. I suppose it’s a good job really as the cold affects my nerve pain. I don’t understand people like a friend of mine who’s house is just the place you store necessities and go to sleep.

Take care everyone and keep warm. I need to run errands then I’m coming back to my cosy little home to tackle my cleaning and ironing. Don’t you all wish you were me?

Cath xx

I got ironing here Cath if your in the mood! Its in the cupboard out of sight, you know what they say…out of sight, out of mind! lol

Pam x

Hello folks. Well I fired up the tramper and took it into town. The weather was cold and grey but I came back with bacon. I wasn’t phased but like Cath, I do love my home and those that dwell in it with me. It’s just a case of if I go out, fine, if I stay in, cool. Or if I go out, cool (and wet) and if I stay in, warm and dry-ambivalence rules. Best wishes.

It is bloody cold now folks, so best to stay in snuggly and warm! Teresa xx

Too right Teresa, its really cold, but I have hospital appointment tomorrow so will have to venture out, will wrap up though.

Pam x

Steve,

reading this post has made me feel better about not going out much,last time i ventured out,was to see the ms specialist in september,i thought i was the only one that doesnt get out much,

this last few years, i have just had to get used to being a hermit,no choice,if i could get out i would do,must admit though when i do manage to get out,it does feel a bit strange,

and no way will i try to go out to the shops just now,i will wait until after xmas now,im not that brave lol.

wrap up warm everyone if you do go out its freeeeeeeeeezing.

J x

Steve thanks so much for this post… I often feel so guilty if I don’t go out for days or weeks at a time and thought that you all went out all the time!

One of the reasons, esp in winter, is the huge effort of getting ready to go out! I’ve sometimes got ready… coat on and everything… and then been too tired to go and just sat in recliner in all my winter togs!

Now thanks to you and all the responses I can drop the guilt!!!

Pat x