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What do you do in the evenings?

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vesuvius Wed 08-Jun-05 13:36:18

My dp has gone away for a month and we have no babysitters. I am self-employed and I could - probably should - work in the evenings but frankly my brain doesn't function that well by then. I have several long evenings ahead of me and want to know how I could use them before I become permanently welded to my sofa surrounded by rioja bottles and with an unhealthy knowledge of the tv schedules both terrestrial and other.
What do you all do? I want to have a meaningful life!

Donbean Wed 08-Jun-05 13:39:46

come on here love, we will entertain you!

Mum2girls Wed 08-Jun-05 13:51:16

Read books, drink wine, garden, drink wine, go on mumsnet, drink wine and cook.

dillydally Wed 08-Jun-05 13:54:40

Exfoliation and fake tan applications, lots of facials
Wine drinking
Book reading
Job applicationing

Kayleigh Wed 08-Jun-05 13:56:05

Have a friend over for a good gossip.
Nice long bath and pampering sessions.

Tommy Wed 08-Jun-05 13:58:44

At the moment I:
Watch Celebrity love island and
Come on Mumsnet to chat about it.

I would in no way reccommend this as a meaningful life

What I would like to do is:
catch upon my correspondence
paint my toenails
sew buttons onto things and name labels into things
start a new cross stitch
read some decent books
etc etc etc

DickWhittingtonsCat Wed 08-Jun-05 14:03:44

Feel lonely ... I think you should get a babysitter sorted out. In the meantime, you could read in the bath!

kama Wed 08-Jun-05 14:11:26

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beansmum Wed 08-Jun-05 14:14:21

knit, study, wash, tidy up, watch tv, go to bed at 9pm

fatmomma Wed 08-Jun-05 14:18:44

Reading, housework, mumsnetting, watching Eastenders, exercising on my cross-trainer, studying for my OU degree in Geosciences, occasionally working, editing a local charity newsletter, playing with the dog, non-noisy DIY. God, no wonder I'm worn out!

dizzymama Wed 08-Jun-05 16:10:29

With an exceptionally demanding 4 month old I tend to drink red wine and fall asleep on the sofa!
What I would prefer to do would be:
read the pileof books by my bed
Take up the BSL course I've been meaning to start for months
Drink more red wine!!!

compo Wed 08-Jun-05 16:12:52

I drink wine and eat chocoalte whilst watching TV. Go on Mumsnet, telephone friends/family and read in bed.

vesuvius Wed 08-Jun-05 17:25:35

You are all so virtuous! Gimme some of that virtue! Are you all incredibly self-actualised, motivated, energetic Gillian McKeith types? Kama,fatmomma, how did/do you avoid the lardarse tv trap and do so many creative and lifeaffirming things? Tommy lol I feel the same. Knitting, someone said. Knitting! That is incredible AND You can do it whilst watching TV! But for whom do you knit?

Thomcat Wed 08-Jun-05 17:27:50

play/ read and put L to bed.
Tidy up, cook and get organised for next day
have a glass of wine, watch tv, read, go on line, phone friends and/or have long baths

burstingbug Wed 08-Jun-05 17:29:49

After fighting with my ds for about 2 hrs to get him to sleep (he's not a self soother ) I lard out on the sofa constantly refreshing the active MN page to waych the threads grow. Oh and play the frog game which was posted on another thread whilst the TV plays to itself

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