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Home alone for nye - anyone else?

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theendishere Mon 31-Dec-12 17:53:45

That's just it - thought I'd be fine with it but feeling quite sad. Not feeling that well either which doesn't help..

Ex is away with ds and friends either away or doing "family" things. My first Nye on my own. Think I'll treat it as any other day. Anyone else in the same position?

PotteringAlong Mon 31-Dec-12 18:00:59

I am but a different situation - I'm last man standing from what was meant to be a family new year - they've all got D&V so it's me, a pizza (no point doing the food!) but I'm opening the champagne!

Anniegetyourgun Mon 31-Dec-12 18:07:13

DS4 is with me, but he's got his headphones on and is deep in some kind of meaningful internet research (to do with monsters I expect), so I might as well be alone. May open a bottle of port later but can't swig too much as I'm working tomorrow, tragically. Apart from that last bit it's all good.

Chottie Mon 31-Dec-12 18:08:24

I'm here too with DH, but he is watching some Man type TV programme, so I will be around this evening too.

arthriticfingers Mon 31-Dec-12 18:09:16

I'm home alone, too

Andthentherewere5 Mon 31-Dec-12 18:10:49

Me too.... And loving it!

akaemmafrost Mon 31-Dec-12 18:11:25

I'm with dc. It feels ok. Certainly better than watching

akaemmafrost Mon 31-Dec-12 18:12:35

Ex H get hammered and abusive and waking up with dread at what l will find in the living room after he's pulled an all nighter.

tallwivglasses Mon 31-Dec-12 18:13:17

Not quite alone - I've got 2 kids and the dog for company <sigh!>

If I can get the boys to stay in bed I think I'll do some cleaning - it's nice to wake up on Jan 1st to a sparkling house and no hangover wink

theendishere Mon 31-Dec-12 18:13:53

Think i'd probably be ok about it, if I weren't feeling a bit rubbish..

Thanks for your replies, nice to know i'm not the only one smile

Dromedary Mon 31-Dec-12 18:14:14

Completely alone - DCs on lovely holidays with friends and relations. TBH I don't do NYE anymore even if not on my own. It's all about next year hopefully being better than this. Don't feel that optimistic.
Isn't it nice to have a period of calm/space without DCs? Might watch a real grown up film later.
Actually not completely alone - companionable cat here.

theendishere Mon 31-Dec-12 18:14:52

akaemma - sounds like you had a lucky escape!

MatureUniStudent Mon 31-Dec-12 18:16:38

Here with flu (again) and a ton of revision. Don't even feel chipper enough to have bubbly. But I am not lonely, I quite like the idea of having the house to myself (bar one child not going out).

Don't treat it like every day. I always write in my new diary my thoughts and hopes for the forthcoming year (lose weight, get laid, not get anymore grey hair) and then on each New Year Eve I sit down, alone, and re read what I wrote a year ago. (you are not allowed to peak during the year) Try that!

2dogslong Mon 31-Dec-12 18:17:10

Just me here, although I have my dogs for company. DH , DS and DD are in the USA but I was too ill to go.
Feeling a little sorry for myself.

DameMargotFountain Mon 31-Dec-12 18:19:04

i'm home alone with DD, DH has just gone out to work to entertain all the rest of the world (so it feels like) who are out partying

am feeling right sorry for myself now sad <--- that is actually me

<pours wine >

akaemmafrost Mon 31-Dec-12 18:20:04

Indeed theend and there's not a day goes by when I am not thankful for it.

izzyizin Mon 31-Dec-12 18:21:35

Champagne for one on ice here too.

I've been in excrutiataing pain with a knee problem and am hobbling around on <sob> crutches. It looks as if my downhill racing days are over <weeps>

The painkillers I've been prescribed knock me out and I haven't got the energy to get out of my jammies put the glad rags on.

This will be the first time I've spent NYE solo, but as there's a number events I could attend if only I could be arsed it doesn't seem like a big deal to be home alone.

Here's to 2013 wine

OnTheBottomWithAStringOfTinsel Mon 31-Dec-12 18:25:14

DD is off to a friend's in a couple of hours, I will call in to my parents & then come home to a box set of Downton (thanks DD!) a bottle few glasses red wine, and a blazing fire.

Also ham in coke just on cooker now so should be ready 9ish, mmmm!

No crowds, overpriced drinks, walking in heels, no dearth of taxis, bliss...

ifancyashandy Mon 31-Dec-12 18:25:50

I've done it through choice - the first time is always the hardest but you'll soon realise you've broken the tyrany of NYE!

I bought my favourite food that didn't need load of work (mussels in garlic, white wine and chilli) and a couple of bottle of champagne. Had bubble bath with tunes blaring, candles lit and wafted about the place singing and upsetting the neighbours. It was fab. And you'll wake up feeling virtuous whilst the rest of country weeps into their hangover.

Am out this year but SO nearly bailed for the above!


izzyizin Mon 31-Dec-12 18:27:28

My hopes for the new year are a miracle cure and getting back on the piss piste, MUS. Is it worth recording those for posterity?

theendishere Mon 31-Dec-12 18:29:20

Oh thanks - all these messages are making me feel better smile

Thanks mumsnet - keep them coming!!!

Bazinga12 Mon 31-Dec-12 18:29:23

I have a bottle of champers in the fridge. Just found out my DH now has to work late so it'll be just me and my 4mo DS.

Shortly putting DS to bed. Would it be very wrong to open a bottle of champagne that'll be just for me?

gettingeasier Mon 31-Dec-12 18:29:37

I can hear teen DC getting ready for their respective nights out which we will leave me home alone

Champagne chilling, skyplus lined up, MN, nice food to eat up - bliss

gettingeasier Mon 31-Dec-12 18:30:07

No it wouldnt Bazing !

OnTheBottomWithAStringOfTinsel Mon 31-Dec-12 18:30:56

Ooh candles, must light some! I've a Yankee wax burner with cinnamon smellies so that's going on too. Happy 2013 all!

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