I think I've been a lot quieter than usual. All of you back home will probably be scratching your heads and wondering "Eleanor? Quiet? It can't be true." But it is. It's because of the constant socializing. Since I can't physically remove myself from people by driving out to Cedar Bluffs, or something like that, and when I can't predict whether or not the short stolen moments of alone time will last, or if someone with the best of intentions will intrude and want to (oh heavens!) TALK to me, I tend to just retreat into myself a bit more almost all the time. I've reached saturation point of small talk.
Please don't misunderstand, I think it's really important to get to know family and I truly have enjoyed meeting people, but I can't wait till Bethany gets here. We can head of into the solitude of the wilderness and I won't have to put on my Polite Face for a while.