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Too Much Noise

This is my second post for today. Unheard of, right? Will wonders ever seize? Now, how many clichés have I used so far? I like clichés. Although I don’t think they should be in anything other that casual conversation or writing.

I’ve gotten way off the subject for this post. Sorry.

This is in response to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group monthly rant. Many of the group members are participating in the A – Z Blog Challenge for this month. I’ve decided not to get into it, but I’m cheering on the ones who are getting involved. 😀

My Rant for April 2015

I’m an introvert despite all the “chitchat” I do through friends’ blogs. I’m really quite a solitary person. I love the quiet, the more the better. Now that the weather is starting to get a little warmer, I’m itching to go out on the carport at twilight and enjoy the calmness of nature. It sure is a lot better than the noise that’s into my house right now.

I do my best writing when the house is still, when the cats are sleeping in their various favorite spots, the TV is off, and Hubby’s at work. This scenario isn’t possible right now. Hubby is recovering from surgery. Until it’s safe health-wise for him to go back to work, I have constant noise. I love Hubby dearly. He’s not only my husband, but my best friend too. Nevertheless, our personality traits are complete opposites on most accounts. Except for an occasional baseball or basketball game, I have zero interest in sports. He wants to watch every single sport. He loves large family gatherings. I’d rather have one of the relatives over for coffee and banana nut bread. You’ve probably guessed; he wants noise in the house 24/7, which, of course, I don’t want. He wants the TV on even when he’s sleeping. He wants to talk during shows and movies. Although he’s sweet to run the dishwasher when it’s full, he’s oblivious to the fact that it wakes me up. (I have insomnia sometimes so there are times when I sleep when I know I’ll hit La-La Land.)

But… I will persevere. Hubby should be back at work by the middle of this month. Cross your fingers and toes.



22 comments on “Too Much Noise

  1. Carol Balawyder

    I think that a lot of bloggers are introverts at heart! 🙂


    • Glynis Jolly

      You’re probably right, Carol. I wonder why it feels easier to write what you want to say instead of just saying it though.

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      • Carol Balawyder

        There might be the fact that when you write you have more time to think through what you want to say. Also , in writing you’re not sidetracked by others jumping in with their opinions. Not that other opinions aren’t important but introverts, I think, have a tendency to give a lot of space to the more extroverted personalities.

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        • Glynis Jolly

          That makes sense. When I was a teenager, my mom and I had problems getting along sometimes. Yes, very typical. We found that by writing letters to each other and putting them on the pillow of the other’s bed, we could, more easily, solve our disputes. What was funny about my family back then was that both parents were extroverts while my brother and I was introverts. How often does that happen?


  2. April

    From one huge introvert, I feel your pain. I don’t mind face-to-face chit chat on occasion, but my alone time is bliss. My therapist asked me what I was going to do when my husband retired. I’m not saying I don’t love him, because I do—with all my heart. However, I gave her one huge UGH. I’m not looking forward to those days. Long weekends are tough enough.

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    • Glynis Jolly

      Amen to that. Hubby has been home 24/7 for over a month now in recovery. In 3 more years he can retire. SCREAM! I need a partition for this room with a sign that I can flip from OPEN to QUIET PLEASE.

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  3. Jill Weatherholt

    I love my quiet time too, Glynis. We are very much alike, as are our partners. 🙂

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  4. Let's CUT the Crap!

    We’d get along famously. No TV. No radio. Solitude and quiet except that I hear the clock tick and the cats purr when they insist I give either of them some attention. 🙂

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  5. Cat

    I also love quietness. Glad you’ll be back into your routine soon

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  6. Dan Antion

    My wife enjoys quiet. I have this near constant urge to talk to her. We’ve been married a long time. I have learned but I’m suppressing the urge, it’s not like I’m a changed man. Oh, and I want all the lights on too.

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    • Glynis Jolly

      Yep, Hubby likes a lot of light too throughout the house. I walk around after him turning them off. You’re a good man, Dan. To stop yourself from acting on a natural trait is difficult. I have “foot-in-mouth disease” so I do have some idea of how challenging it can be.

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  7. Jacqui Murray

    Interesting. You’d love my house. Often, even with both of us in it, it’s so quiet you can’t tell where anyone is. Even the dog is asleep. Well, if you know dogs, they’re ALWAYS asleep.

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    • Glynis Jolly

      Dogs are always asleep? Four times in my life there has been a dog as part of the family. True, if everything is quiet, chances are the dog will be quiet too. But just let someone ring the door bell, knock on the door, or even call on the phone. Dogs are great though. I don’t have one now but the next-door neighbor has three. I know their barks so I know when I should be worried. I like this alarm system I have. It’s just far enough away so it doesn’t interrupt me but close enough so I can distinguish the bark. 😛


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