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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

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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).

TastesLikePanda Fri 18-Jan-13 15:08:53

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!

DunderMifflin Fri 18-Jan-13 15:10:15

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?

TastesLikePanda Fri 18-Jan-13 15:39:19

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!

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