Family came to visit from out of state.
I fabulously collapsed on the floor of my mother-in-law's apartment and refused to contribute in any way to the decision of what to do.
I abstained from decision making.
Then I topped that by falling asleep on the floor of the living room while everyone else walked to a nearby park to play frisbee.
Something happened in the morning. Don't remember what.
Oh, I know that we went to the library.
Then we drove out to a park to play with out of town guests and then to meet with family from my side afterwards.
At this park I sat in the shade and read my library books, proving once again that reading is a hostile action. I was not intending it to be hostile. I just think it might be interpreted as such. Just not feeling fully functional.
The guests came to our house where I was dull and uninteresting and declined to go to the zoo with them and also did not go to dinner. I felt guilty and relieved at the same time. I found myself having a really difficult time being around people.
I did go out to dinner with a neighbor. And that was Very Very Good. I laughed and ate good food and connected with a friend in a way we cannot do when our children are around.
Summation: I don't think that I should plan to do things with groups of people (even people that I REALLY LIKE) so many days in a row. I need some recovery time. This has always been true of my spouse. And to a lesser extent it has been true of me. This was just a very concrete example of that.
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