It has occurred to me lately that I have no hobbies or interests anymore beyond reading and the yoga classes I've started going to twice a week. Gosh, I'm a boring person! Intellectually, I want to volunteer somewhere, with animals maybe, or garden, or, or, or... Am I nuts? I've thought about this before, but then after work I just need to go home and stay there in the evenings. I'm afraid of overtaxing myself, but I can't stay pigeon-holed at home all the time! I'm home alone Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings, as my spouse and I work opposite shifts. Those can be long evenings. But if I go out too many evenings, or even run errands more than a couple of evenings after work, I can't function and feel wretched. I know that this summer I hope to get out and do something when I'm not working, but in the meantime there are a lot of empty evenings with me and the TV and the computer and the dog. In the spring when the weather warms up I want to take the dog back to obedience training and get him to be more responsive off leash, so there's one thing, but that's not til spring when the evenings are warmer. I guess I'm just looking for feedback and suggestions from you who understand the frustrations and limitations of FMS. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, so to speak. I used to be very happy being alone, but I think I've had too much of it since my darling started working nights. Can't even remember when that was other than too long ago. And no, there's no possiblitiy of a shift change for either of us, unfortunately. I have so many positive things in my life, I'm not sure just what I'm looking for. Anyway, thank you all for listening. Beth.