I am supposed to be flying to Dublin tonight with my sister and her DH for my aunt's 50th birthday party. Our whole family is having a knees-up (32 people) and it will be a lovely do with caterers etc. Yesterday I woke up with spots on my throat, stiff neck, blocked ear, temperature. Went to the doc who says virus thing and I cannot fly. DH is gone to a stag weekend, he is the best man and is organising the whole thing so of course he has to go. (Anyway I wouldn't want him to stay for me, I'm not properly sick just feel poo.) I obv hadn't planned anything for this weekend as I was supposed to be in Dublin...just texted a friend of mine to see if I could stay with her tonight and she said no because she is afraid of catching the bug.
So I am home alone with no plans and a sore ear and sodding great fat neck. Am feeling v v sorry for myself <big fat tear plops into cup of lemsip>.
I thought AIBU could boot me out of my well of misery quicker than anything else...
This is helping. I am imagining myself with wine and chocolates and a box set. I feel vaguely less miserable now! Thing is I am also the wuss of all wusses and I get scared in the house by myself. So I need to watch very unscary and calming things on the boxset.
SATC is v good because a) I've seen them all before so in a weird way it's comforting and b) the women all live on their own and are perfectly unafraid. When DH is away I have a terrible habit of locking all the doors and windows and then lying awake worrying about how I would escape in a fire. When DH is here I sleep like a log, windows open to let the breeze in. *sigh.
Aaah, we must be twins - I'm exactly the same. SH went on a long weekend with the lads a few weeks ago, and I found it really scary going to bed, and kept on waking up in the early hours. And I have a baby DD to keep me company, but in a way the sense of responsibility just made it worse! I sympathise hugely. SATC is brilliant. Wine to take the edge off it, but not so much that you wake up with "the fear"