AIBU to spend this afternoon in bed with Jack Reacher and a Chocolate Orange?

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ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:03:12

We were sent home from work at lunchtime because there was half an inch of snow on the ground. I could tidy the house. I could iron. I could do some work for work. I could wash the kitchen floor.

I'm in bed with Jack Reacher and I've just opened a bag of Chocolate Orange slices. I intend to eat them all. Oh and the electric blanket is on.

I've broken a couple of the seven deadly sins here, haven't I? Should I get up and wash the kitchen floor?

Oh and I live alone so no children are harmed by this idleness.

TeamEdward Fri 18-Jan-13 15:04:45

YANBU, even if you did have children.

Dfg15 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:06:26

oh god YANBU at ALL. I would love to spend the afternoon in bed with Jack Reacher (with or without Chocolate Orange Slices).

Yabu - mainly because I'm at work in the only part of the country with zero inches of snow...

Wash your floor you slattern envy

fadingblonde Fri 18-Jan-13 15:10:14

If you hadn't been sent home you would not be doing housework so YANBU at all. Really your in bed with Jack Reacher during work's time!

Oooh - you lucky thing! Do it!

stormforce10 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:20:16

If i had jack reacher and a chocolate orange I'd be in bed with them too.

Instead I'm sitting on sofa with 6 month old ds and watching day time tv.

meant to be making bolognaise sauce and my kitchen floor could do with a clean too oh and washing needs hanging up

ithaka Fri 18-Jan-13 15:23:03

Sounds great, but I could eat all the choc slices - would make me feel bleurgh. Have a cup of tea instead, better for you all round (especially if you don't want to end up choc orange shaped!)

ithaka Fri 18-Jan-13 15:23:31

Sorry, I couldn't eat all the choc orange, I meant. I just couldn't.

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:24:39

Oh stormforce, I'd rather be on the sofa with a little baby!

Don't panic for my wellbeing, ithaka, I have resisted eating them all!

schoolgovernor Fri 18-Jan-13 15:25:21

As long as it's the book and not the film. grin

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:26:17

It isn't a whole chocolate orange - it's just a bag with some wrapped segments in. Don't worry about it too much!

lovelyladuree Fri 18-Jan-13 15:29:18

I'm not understanding why a woman with no children is on MUMSNET confused

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 18-Jan-13 15:30:50

tasteslikepanda me too, we must be near each other as the rest of the country seems to be covered sad

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 18-Jan-13 15:32:45

oooh lovely a flamin awaits you. there are all sorts of people on MN even..... MEN <gasp> grin there are lots of things talked about that are nothing to do with being a parent so yabu

GirlsonFilm Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:14

YANBU - enjoy grin.

If you do end up on a sofa with a baby of you own sneaky lie downs on an afternoon will be a thing of the past!

Crinkle77 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:16

YA deffo NBU. If I was off work I would do the same. If you were in work then the jobs would not have been done anyway so don't stress and enjoy

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:34:17

Please don't pull faces at me, lovelyladuree! (By the way are you a lad?)

I have two children, one at university and one post-university who now lives away from home. Is that a good enough reason for you?

There are many, many women on these boards who don't have children. Some want them, some are struggling to conceive, some have sadly lost them. Are you going to pull a face at them, too?

I think Mumsnet is a bit of a misnomer, personally. I think the way the site has developed, it attracts women at all stages of their lives and with all kinds of different family setups.

EnchantedBunny Fri 18-Jan-13 15:35:03

YADNBU! I am currently trapped on the bed with a napping 8 month old, mning and working my way through a bar of Green & Blacks' salted milk chocolate. However, it is good for me as it is organic, dontcha know! wink

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:35:27

I have had my time on the sofa with the babies, GirlsOnFilm, and they were the best times of my life. I envy you having a child so young.

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:36:08

Hmm haven't had that chocolate, Bunny. Is it nice? Is it the salted caramel one?

AyeOopMoose Fri 18-Jan-13 15:36:46

And just think, technically you're getting paid to do it!


ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:38:32

You're right, I'm paid to do it. It would be wrong not to, really.

And yes, the book, not the film. I'm sort of dying to see the film so that I can laugh at Tom Cruise, but it's not a good enough reason to see it, is it?

I'm in the deep dark south west stepaway... And lovelyladuree i'm not a mum either :-P never have been, might never be so nerrrrrr!

Feelingood Fri 18-Jan-13 15:39:30

Grrr envy

I have no chocolate in the house and only two eggs, can't been make a proper cake!

TeamEdward Fri 18-Jan-13 15:43:22

Microwave choc cake is your friend, Feelingood, if you have some cocoa powder?

Sidge Fri 18-Jan-13 15:43:27

God no who needs an excuse for Jack Reacher and chocolate?

If I weren't at work I'd get you to budge up and I'd join you grin

schoolgovernor Fri 18-Jan-13 15:45:34

I won't pay to see the film. I'll wait until it's free on the telly. grin

EnchantedBunny Fri 18-Jan-13 15:46:02

It is gorgeous, Imperial. 2 bars launched themselves into my shopping trolley yesterday evening. There is only empty wrapping left now blush

EnchantedBunny Fri 18-Jan-13 15:48:10

It is the milk chocolate with delicate flakes of Anglesey sea salt. I am completely obsessed with the sweet/salt combination at the moment.

OK I see your Jack Reacher and Chocolate Orange and I raise you a hot cup of latte and Jason Ornge (from Take That) wink

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:53:40

I hate the way chocolate does that, Bunny. It's like it's just determined to get in the trolley, no matter how much it's not wanted.

I was worried about my arm, today, too - I didn't realise it could move that fast. I think I must have been a pickpocket in a previous life. Or one of those people in the circus who throw knives. I only saw the bag of chocolate orange out of the corner of my eye and I swear it would be impossible to time how long it took for my hand to grab it. There just aren't the machines available.

Lora1982 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:56:01

Im doing this exact thing. Jack reacher, chocolate orange (segmnts) in bed with newby ds torturing my nipples. Not impressed w the film to be honest

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 15:59:27

Ouch, Lora! It does get better (the breastfeeding, I mean!)

ImperialBlether Fri 18-Jan-13 16:00:04

How old is your new son? Is he your first?

karatekimmi Fri 18-Jan-13 16:03:13

Any chance I can send you my 7 month old to play with while I get in bed with jack reacher and eat chocolate? no. Complaints about chocolate orange here

The roads were awful this morning so my day of lying in bed reading tidying the house has gone out the window!!

whois Fri 18-Jan-13 16:23:30

I love jack reacher books, I love chocolate orange, I love bed and electric blankets. Sounds like a win win afternoon!

Lora1982 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:36:08

Yep hes my first (proud face) 11 days old now. Dexter grin

purplewithred Fri 18-Jan-13 16:42:13

Torn between a little baby and Jack Reacher + Choc Orange. Can I have little baby first, then Jack + chocolate when baby goes back to its mummy. Or maybe a basket of kittens instead of a baby. Would kittens + Jack + choc orange all together be weird?

stormforce10 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:42:32

Oh Lora how locwly. Lovely enjoy every minute the time goes so quick. Ds is nearly 6 months and it feels so long already since he was a new bornl he's helping me typ can yuou tel?

stormforce10 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:44:47

or could jack father the baby? \not sure wht sort of dad hed be would he ever stay in one place for long enough?

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 18-Jan-13 16:45:26

TastesLikePanda I'm in Sw too, Plymouth smile I am sooo craving chocolate now oh the joy of tapping and unwrapping a whole choc orange mmmmmmmmmmm

Awks Fri 18-Jan-13 16:48:20

Oh god I can while away ours with Jack Reacher. Or I could until that bastard Tom Cruise came into the picture, now all my Huge Jackman crossed with Gordon Ramsay fantasies are spoiled.

Chottie Fri 18-Jan-13 16:51:08

sounds like a perfect afternoon to me smile

Lora1982 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:56:57

Im pleased i didnt let tom cruise/jack father the baby... And your welcome to him at 4am :-D hes gorgeous at all other hours but at 4 he likes to cause ishooz

stormforce10 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:17:59

Lora he's not causing issues he's merely being sociable. If he's anything like my baby he thinks you look lonely and bored fast asleep and are in desperate need of company and something to occupy you

agree tom cruise is spoiling my image of jr

I like this thread.
I have read all the Jack Reachers but would love to curl up with him and chocolate. And a tiny baby on the side would be lovely too.
Lovely as they are mine are teenagers, though DS2 likes to read JR.

Ha stepaway I'm also plymouth! The non snowy half... Basically - studentsville :-)

SlatternismyMiddlename Fri 18-Jan-13 18:38:53

Yes to Jack Reacher, (but no to Tom Cruise), and definitely no to chocolate orange. Definitely yes to ANY other form of chocolate.

Sorry for thread hijack!

I do love me some Jack Reacher, I also have a bar of praline chocolate hidden in my bag for emergencies.
I have also whispers seen the film.
It was ok - it just wasn't Jack Reacher...

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