To think this is not how my Saturday night was supposed to go?

(125 Posts)
LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 21:57:06

I've been on a non drinking week (yay me!). This involved being sober through a family party where they were all drinking lovely prosecco while I drank coffee. Painful.

So my 'reward' for good behaviour was that me and Dh were going to have a little drinkie tonight. I sat out in the garden until it got dark reading Cosmo and drinking nice wine, which was lovely, while Dh did some music practice and generally pottered.

I came indoors to a row between ds2 and DD. Separated them and got them into bed. DJ and I settled down to watch tv. I offered to get him a drink and he said he wasn't sure he wanted one. Half an hour later he got restless legs. The only way he has ever found to stop it is going to bed. We tried a walk around the garden, he had a shower, but it was no good.

He's gone to bed and I'm nursing the last glass of my bottle watching Netflix. What a waste of a bottle of wine.

Anyone else having a rock n roll bank holiday weekend? I feel like a right loser.

ChicRock Sat 27-Aug-16 21:59:25

Well apart from the row between the kids your Saturday sounds like bliss to me, so I must be an even bigger loser grin.

Queenbean Sat 27-Aug-16 22:00:42

I have restless legs and it is horrible!! Absolute torture sitting in cheap theatre seats or at the cinema. For me, it massively helps lying down on the sofa or at least with feet up. Maybe suggest that to him?

Otherwise, sitting on your own with a bottle of wine, Netflix and a quiet house sounds amazing. Relax and enjoy it smile

paddlingpool Sat 27-Aug-16 22:01:01

I'm reading and responding to your post so I guess that makes me far from rock 'n' roll this evening too wine

WannaBeDifferent Sat 27-Aug-16 22:02:00

I haven't spoken a single word today . sad

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:02:09

It has been quite nice to be fair. But I was expecting romance and a teeny bit of partying followed by hot sex

Dh did say i can wake him up when I go to bed but that feels a bit cold after a solo night of lonely wine and Lie To Me.

DoreenLethal Sat 27-Aug-16 22:03:52

I've just this minute ordered a new super king size bed with two single mattresses so that my restless legs don't keep waking my OH up. Rock and roll indeed. [it's the same bed we had on holiday where we both had the best sleep we've had in years thanks to the mattresses not jiggling each time we moved].

I'm on the cocoa in about 20 mins...

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:03:59

I really sympathise with his restless legs, I've only ever had it when pregnant and it's horrible. But it's put the kibosh on my raucous Saturday night plans (booze and singstar) so I'm feeling a bit Wah.

Stellabystarlight Sat 27-Aug-16 22:04:17

There's a whole load of people currently cleaning their oven doors with dishwasher tabs right now and I've been seriously tempted to get out of bed and go join them.

Your evening sounds pretty good if you compare it to that!

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:04:46

WannaBe, I have days like that when the kids are all in school. Thank fuck for mn and FB.

Rumpelstiltskin143 Sat 27-Aug-16 22:05:18

My husband has restless legs. Get yours to drink a large glass of tonic water (tonic water with quinine as an ingredient) every night, takes about a week and the restless legs go away. Drink a small maintenance glass daily once it's gone.

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:05:46

What is this oven door witchcraft? Mines shocking. I must click on that thread.

Queenbean Sat 27-Aug-16 22:06:35

Rumplestiltskin is that really true??! Omg I need to try it right away!

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:06:46

Ooh that's interesting. He hates tonic (drinks gin and lemonade on gin nights). I'll see if I can convince him, thanks.

WannaBeDifferent Sat 27-Aug-16 22:07:01

I really need to reevaluate my life - I need a hobby or to join a group .

FireSquirrel Sat 27-Aug-16 22:08:32

If you find it so difficult to go just one week without drinking that seeing others drinking is painful and you need a reward at the end of the week, you have an alcohol problem.

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:09:07

Well aware of that, thanks.

Queenbean Sat 27-Aug-16 22:10:36

Ha ha ha ha. Get a life FireSquirrel

ilovesooty Sat 27-Aug-16 22:10:47

Alcohol problem? That didn't take long.

Dinkydoos Sat 27-Aug-16 22:12:57

Yawn firesquirrel

KeepItToYourselfPlease Sat 27-Aug-16 22:13:02

I'm doing exactly the same. Netflix and wine. It's lovely!

usual Sat 27-Aug-16 22:13:28

There's always one...

thenightsky Sat 27-Aug-16 22:13:53

sounds like my normal weekend night.

and some bloke just rang me wanting to strip my oven apart and clean it to within an inch of its life for £39.50. I said yes, obv.

Soubriquet Sat 27-Aug-16 22:17:31

I've had the best Saturday in a long time. All because casualty returned to TV grin

LumpyMcBentface Sat 27-Aug-16 22:18:45

Oh god. At this point I would lay on sexual favours for someone to clean my oven. Our old one was self cleaning but we left it behind. This house came with a brand new one two years ago. I've cleaned it once. I cried for days. I'm hoping that it will eventually evolve into a pyrolitic one if I just keep using it.

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