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To be thrilled at being left alone?

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TheFlandersPigeonMurderer Wed 25-Oct-17 08:13:05

DH and DS are both away at different events this weekend. DH goes Friday afternoon, back Sunday evening, DS goes Friday evening, back Sunday lunchtime. I am therefore totally home alone (apart from the DDogs) for nearly 48 hours.
People I’ve mentioned this to have in general been quite pitying, wondering what on earth I’ll do and whether I’ll be lonely by myself.
AIBU to look at them as if they are crazy? As a fairly antisocial person I literally cannot contain my excitement, though I’m still undecided about how to spend my time to it’s fullest advantage grin

speakout Wed 25-Oct-17 08:13:43

Sounds lovely.

ladygracie Wed 25-Oct-17 08:14:55

My friend is in the same situation this week & was beyond excited about it! She told another friend who immediately suggested lunch so she wouldn’t be on her own. Completely misread my friend’s tone!
YANBU - I’d be exactly the same!

whoareyoukidding Wed 25-Oct-17 08:16:03


NancyDonahue Wed 25-Oct-17 08:18:14

YABU for making me jealous!

QueenofLouisiana Wed 25-Oct-17 08:18:24

Reading, having a bath, stroking the dogs’ ears, making coffee for just one person... sounds wonderful.

Lolimax Wed 25-Oct-17 08:18:38

Bliss! On Monday night DH was nights and DS was on an expedition with college. It was lovely having the house all to myself.

BasinHaircut Wed 25-Oct-17 08:18:45

I’m jealous. It’s the dream weekend!

There is nothing like getting a bit of extended time alone.

A while ago I had a whole 24hrs alone and a friend of mine tried to invite herself over for a ‘girly night’. Told her to fuck right off! grin

Some people just don’t get why you love being alone.

venys Wed 25-Oct-17 08:20:26

Ha ha in that case I would never tell anyone lest they want to come and keep you company.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Wed 25-Oct-17 08:20:33

Oo my DH took nearly 3yo DD away for 46 hours (!) a few weeks ago and it was blissful! A heady mix of relaxing and productive.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Wed 25-Oct-17 08:22:54


I would kill for a weekend alone!

Notanothernamechangeaddict Wed 25-Oct-17 08:23:06

I'm also jealous,
Where are they going? Can they take my DH and DS with them? grin

Milliemoo37 Wed 25-Oct-17 08:23:39

I have a few hours alone this afternoon after I've dropped DS off at his grandparents where he'll be staying the night. DP is at work. I plan on sleeping, having a bath, playing with the cat and slobbing about. I can't wait!

Butterymuffin Wed 25-Oct-17 08:25:48

Yes, don't tell anyone else or you'll have unwanted visitors!
A couple of days alone is great. Enjoy.

TheFlandersPigeonMurderer Wed 25-Oct-17 08:25:50

I do love my little family but god they get on my tits at times! I need time apart from them (and the rest of the world as well in fairness) just to remember why I actually do like them grin
At present I’m debating whether to blitz the house (hardly fun but stangely satisfying. And I can watch Downton Abbey while I do it, without anyone moaning) do bugger all (which seems a bit of a waste) or disappear for a long hike with the DDogs <clutches head in anguish>

twotired Wed 25-Oct-17 08:25:57

You've just described one of my biggest fantasies.

keepingbees Wed 25-Oct-17 08:29:31

Sounds wonderful I'm jealous grin

SchadenfreudePersonified Wed 25-Oct-17 08:33:45

Hell's Bells! I LOVE it when I am on my own - DH goes for a fishing week with a friend once a year, and it is the BEST THING IN THE WORLD!

There's me, the dogs, the cats and the telly. Nirvana! grin

Eeeeek2 Wed 25-Oct-17 08:37:04

Sounds perfect, but you made 1 mistake you told people you’re home alone. Now they might ring or pop around to give you some company sad angry

SootSprite Wed 25-Oct-17 08:37:44

Sounds perfect to me 🍷

MuddlingThroughLife Wed 25-Oct-17 08:38:04

I would buy all my fave foods/meals and spend the time chilling! I would be watching all the shit on TV that everyone else complains about, having long hot baths with my book and a woo woo and the only time I would change out of my pj's would be to put clean ones on.

BitOutOfPractice Wed 25-Oct-17 08:39:58

I am a gregarious, outgoing person and I would LOVE a weekend alone

RatOnnaStick Wed 25-Oct-17 08:43:11

I had 9 hours by myself on Monday and it was utter bliss. My sister texted to say she was bored and could she come round for coffee? I said I was out all day. Its such a rarity to have time by myself with no pressure to talk to anyone I wasn't going to give that up for any money.

RatOnnaStick Wed 25-Oct-17 08:43:50

Also I had Doritoes and whisky for dinner and there was nobody to stop me...

KitKat1985 Wed 25-Oct-17 08:44:08

YANBU. I love it. My DH used to have a job where he would fairly regularly be aware for a night or two a fortnight. I bloody loved those evenings. Girls films, my choice of dinner, peace and quiet whenever I wanted it. I struggled to hide my disappointment when I found out his new job didn't involve any overnight stays.... hmm smile

I absolutely agree though about not telling anyone you're home alone. Some annoying sod will be 'oh don't worry, I'll come over and keep you company'.

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