You might be surprised by this, but I'm going to a comedy show this evening. Yes, even though I normally detest staged comedy (exception might be made for Billy Connolly), am terrified of the potential for P to heckle (he thinks he's so clever, sigh) and have not, well, been in the mood for funny business of late,* I saw a sign for a show that P would like and purchased tickets out of the blue. I wanted to do something nice for him. He's been lovely despite the wasting away of our mutual social life -- do you know, I think he might actually like my company and is missing nights out together? Strange as it may seem -- that I thought he would both greatly enjoy a show and recognise it for the clear sacrifice it'll be on my part. Nothing like enjoying a side of martyrdom with your gesture of goodwill.
On Thursday I have a function for work. On Saturday a high tea for a hen, which I think will only last a couple of hours. I think those events will probably drain me of all the social camaraderie I can muster this week, aside from the usual pleasantries in the office. I'm such a drag at the moment.
Over the weekend, you could generally find me pottering around the house, providing pleasant company for the cats but very few others. Being bigger than normal in hot weather is no joke. I was completely cranky by the end of Friday and Saturday evenings, as the evening humidity rose. Oh, and I am never going to the hairdresser pregnant in hot weather ever again. It was some twisted torture sitting under a cape with a hairdryer being pointed at my scalp and having to make pleasant conversation.
I suspect it's at least half unwillingness to unleash my beastly self on others that is causing my social reluctance at the moment. Poor old P, wish him luck this evening...
*This goes exactly as far as you think it does. Well, I have been feeling better pregnancy-wise and I think under different circumstances this might actually be an, ahem, amorous period of my existence, the circumstances remain and make spontaneous one-on-one time somewhat more difficult than usual.