{Today's Letters & Reason #982}

Monday, October 11, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, this weekend I thought of you when I had to change light bulbs in the kitchen, lost my motivation to run, and watched football sans Fantasy updates. So grateful to have you home. Dear Homemade Chai, three fist pumps for reminding me of my favorite season, four leg shimmies for being one of the easiest recipes OF ALL TIME. Dear Saturday Night at Home, my introverted self thanks you for the down time. (Insert happy place here). Dear Husband, yesterday you selflessly turned down 50-yard line Cowboy's Tickets because of a prior commitment to help my mom. Reason #982 why I love Thee: You're a man of your word.

HAPPY FREAKIN MONDAY, LITTLES!

If you're introverted (or extroverted) what sort of things give you life?

22 comments:

Ashley said...

As much as my husband is one of the greatest gifts God has given me (besides His gifts of grace and salvation!), I adore when he has Friday night happy hour with his buddies. By the time he gets home I am refreshed and renewed from a few short hours of alone time and am ready for whatever the weekend brings us.

Laura Merrill said...

Locked up in a room, sewing for hours gives me life. And a backache. Also - I bet that chai wouldn't hurt....

Han said...

I tidied lots and lots this weekend. I did half an hour of Taebo and 10 minutes of dance sculpt and then rode like 6 miles on my bike yesterday today I am saddle sore :(

My friends - without them I get all meh lol. On Friday having cancelled two separate sets of plans because Chris needed the car for Extreme Camping I curled up on the sofa and had a little cry (I was tired and had a bad day at work and it all just got to me)

My friend Becca chatted to me for like 2 hours via FB and we formed a plan then all day Saturday my housemate hung out with me (I mean like all day! we got up at 10ish and she went out at 8pm thats like 10 hours of me - she must be mad!) I formed plans for the rest of the weekend and survived :)

So my Friends and Chris are my fabness hehe

leslie a. knight said...

i am both introverted and extroverted. friday night i spent much needed time by myself while my husband went to a men's conference through our church. the night to myself helped me recharge. but i also spent saturday with him and sunday night with friends which furthered the recharging of my batteries.

reading, writing, and listening to music also help me recharge. as does driving around aimlessly, and sometimes (unfortunately) crying when i really need it.

stacy kearney said...

If I'm going to be an introvert, I want to be alone. With a book and a cup of coffee or peppermint tea. Or I want to go to the library and get lost in the stacks, not speaking with anyone the entire time I'm there. I sometimes dream of a silent retreat weekend.

If I want to be a little introverted/little extroverted, I like to have a friend or two over for some quiet conversation or hang out and do some coloring with the kiddo or watch what's stored on the DVR with my husband.

If I want to be an extrovert, I head out with the family to someplace fun and exciting. Somewhere will everyone will have an equal opportunity for fun, laughter, hugs, and smiles. Like the zoo!

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

I don't ever really want to be in an extremely extroverted atmosphere like a meat market bar on a Saturday night - it tends to leave me bitter and smug.

Scatterbox said...

Introverted! Weeeee!
I relish the times when I don't have to think about time at all. Frees up the ability to mindlessly explore and let the mind mindlessly wander. (e.g. Hubs will never understand how I can spend two hours in a bookstore, on top of not even buying anything.)

Michelle said...

I can be extroverted when the situation calls for it and although something I can seemingly do well it never sits naturally with me. Like a skill I've learned but might not have a natural apptitude for. Quiet time (although not necesarily alone time) recharges me enough give other people what they might need from me.

Timothy Loerke said...

I am naturally extroverted but learning when I need to be introverted...let me explain. I will typically say yes to anything fun because I love to hang with my dudes. However, I'm realzing how my go-go-go mentality eventually runs out of gas and I will crash. So, my challenge is learning to be still before coming to the point where all I want to do is lay comatose on the couch watching Pawn Stars re-runs. I just came back from a weekend retreat where all I did was play disc golf, tether ball, basketball, smoked cigars around the campfire, and play music. I felt re-energized. So, today I have a holiday from work. Rather than running around, I am choosing to stay inside and read.

Today's Letters said...

tim tam, i am an introvert through and through. this is why you sometimes find me hiding in my thinking closet. xoxo

Timothy Loerke said...

And that's why you are so cutie! A Thinking Closet!!! Can we build one for me? Unless, you wanted to share? To The Moon!

Kayla said...

Too funny, I made myself a chai latte this morning..great minds, great minds. Applicably, though, I am an extrovert and what gives me life are clearance shopping and dinner dates with girl friends & football parties with our menfolk :)

annie h. said...

going on adventures. well, sometimes. sometimes if they are too crazy, they aren't relaxing, but if sometimes they are just right and full of good food and good conversation. working out, too. reading a good book, too. sometimes that is all i want to do, but i totally agree with tim in that i too have a "go-go-go" mentality, so it's important to just...sit.

Merritt said...

Tim - great job this weekend at the retreat! TO and I were talking about the "sacrifice" you guys made to be there with us and provide amazing music for worship. Thank you! Sounds like it was fun for you too!

Em - As much as I sometimes TRY to be extroverted, I'm an introvert through and through. I love to curl up on the couch with a good book, meander through a bookstore without any agenda or go for a good long run in the park...at dawn or dusk if possible!

P.S. I wish I had a thinking closet!

P.P.S. I love that you guys commented to each other today!

Jodi Sorensen said...

Making people smile gives me life.

I don't even know y'all but your blog makes me smile daily. Thank you for being a constant reminder of what love looks like.

p.s. the college kids who skip studying to read your blog.. Yea that's me. You deserve a fist pump or two for giving me something more interesting than comparative politics to read!

caitlin said...

A seriously efficient to-do list, checked off and topped with a coma-like nap. Say hello to satisfaction.

esther. said...

sleeeeeep. so necessary for rejuvenation.

LB said...

I think I'm a JTtrovert :) But there's nothing I like more than sitting at a coffee shop with pen and paper or a good book.

Today's Letters said...

husband, introverted thinking closets are not typically used for sharing. but for you, i'll at least consider it.

ps, loved reading everyone's comments today! there are more introverts than i thought. i likey. xoxo

R said...

love that picture! now i can't wait to plug in the vintage percolator for my coffee in the morning. :0)

what a fun post! i'm an introvert in extrovert's clothing, i think. i can do either one depending on my mood.

i realized after thinking about it that i must be pretty high on life in general. a lot of stuff gives me life!

my childrens' laughter and just being with them...praise & worship music...making people laugh...writing... reading...photography...good coffee and the Bible or another book...going out with friends...cleaning...a good political debate...thrift store browsing...live music with husby...cooking...and anything involving a microphone and a reason to talk :0)

going to bed in a happy frame of mind now after thinking about all these happy things!

Nicole Davis said...

I'm definitely extroverted therefore having people around me (perferably happy ones) lights up my life. I couldn't be more blessed for my loved ones. :)

Oh, and delicious food.

Melissa said...

Who said "Great minds think alike?" Your chai post picture (not exactly the same, but close enough!) reminds me of my own post... http://www.chindeep.com/2010/10/05/relaxing-ritual-autumn-walks/

xo,
Melissa

Abby Joy said...

I love this picture! That's it. It's perfect fall.

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