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I am totally completely alone (for a week)

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Paq · 09/07/2023 19:45

I am an introvert and this is my Christmas.

DH has gone camping.
DD is on a school trip abroad.

This is the first time I am totally completely alone in my house for over 14 years. In fact, the last time I was alone we lived in a different house.

I have to go to work (2 days in the office, 3 days wfh) and look after the veg garden but apart from that I have zero commitments. I can’t even go to the gym because I’m recovering from an op.

OP posts:
Deargodletitgo · 09/07/2023 19:50

Oh you lucky thing, enjoy!

DisplayPurposesOnly · 09/07/2023 19:50


Don't tell anyone in real life tho, or they'll all be offering to pop round to keep you company.... Noooooo!

Cellotapedispenser · 09/07/2023 20:08

Omg this sounds like utter heaven to me. I would get a list of 2 or 3 movies I've been wanting to watch, get bath bombs or oils, a book and just have an incredibly slow and restful week. Agree with pp, don't tell anyone or they'll ruin your peace. Have an amazing week!

Diversion · 09/07/2023 20:10

How lovely, I hope that you have some books to read, some nice food and drink. Enjoy your peace and quiet, try and spend some time relaxing and doing things you enjoy 😀

Coronationstation · 09/07/2023 20:11

Story of my life, it’s heaven 🤣

Unicorn2022 · 09/07/2023 20:13

I dream of experiencing this one day

Paq · 09/07/2023 21:00

☺️ I am eschewing ALL social invitations. I am just looking forward to being able to pee without someone shouting at me through the door “muuuum where have you put my X/Y/Z?”. I swear the noise of the bathroom door closing is like an alarm bell to alert my family that they MUST speak to me NOW!

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FiddleLeaf · 09/07/2023 21:01

Haha enjoy! I felt the same when I was single for lockdown one. It was a gift for me.

ShirleyPhallus · 09/07/2023 21:01

Oh wow, enjoy every moment!

id take one afternoon to go and see the new mission impossible

but otherwise, a week of eating what you want, watching what you want, doing everything to your own time - bliss

Viewfrommyhouse · 09/07/2023 21:02

Stop showing off 😫

LetUsPounce · 09/07/2023 21:02

Bliss, bliss, bliss.
I'm going to live vicariously through you for a week.

familyissues12345 · 09/07/2023 21:06

Lovely isn't it? DH took the DS's away for 10 days a couple of months ago - bliss! I could sleep when I want, eat when I want, lollop around in the bath as long as I wanted


Loveatortie · 09/07/2023 21:12

I would have booked the week off work to fully make the most of it 🥂🍾🍸enjoy

AllotmentTime · 09/07/2023 22:10

AMAZING, enjoy yourself OP. Not jealous at all 😁😁😁

Beaverbridge · 09/07/2023 22:12

Sounds heavenly.

daisydalrymple · 09/07/2023 22:13

I dream of this one day, just to declutter the house! DH wfh in our bedroom, and we have 3 dc (8, 14, 16). I never have a minute to get anything done, other than keeping on top of the essentials. Enjoy every minute!

MyTruthIsOut · 09/07/2023 22:18

It’s heaven isn’t it!!!

My DH goes away with our children 2-3 times a year and I LOVE having the time to myself!

Next month they are going to Turkey for three weeks and I’m counting down the days!!!

A lot of people say, “don’t you feel bad about them going away without you?”

And I’m like…. HELL NO!!!! 😂

Twinstudy · 09/07/2023 22:19

I will have the same for a week in September. I CANNOT wait 😁 I've booked three days off work so I'll only be working two off them (from home).

I'll still have the dog so we'll have lovely walks together but mostly I'll have long baths, watch awful TV and eat and drink indulgently😁Do let me know if you have anything more exciting planned, I'm definitely open to inspiration!

YukoandHiro · 09/07/2023 22:19

I'm not an introvert but being in the young children parenting trenches right now this is my absolute dream.

Please enjoy every moment as we look on in envy.

TheChosenTwo · 09/07/2023 22:23

Omg dh never takes the kids anywhere without me 😂 I’ve taken them on plenty of trips away without him and always felt seething resentment at him having the house to himself for nights or a week on end!
then a few weeks ago, the stars aligned and dd2 was out and dh took ds out for some food and to the cinema and I had 5 whole hours to myself of an evening 😱
I laid on my bed for an hour, got bored and went to the gym/spa! 🤣 the house felt so weird!
Enjoy your week op, bliss! (I’d have to get out and about and do stuff eventually but sounds like heaven for a couple of evenings for sure)

Patchw0rk · 10/07/2023 15:14

Oooh lovely! I hope you eat lots of terrible food (I'd have crisp sandwiches for lunch and a takeaway for dinner) and just enjoy the bliss.

ODFOx · 10/07/2023 15:37

A clean pillowcase every day.
Small but exquisite meals.
Shower every morning and bath every night. No tv, no background music from other rooms. Peace.
Best mid-year Christmas ever!!

Calloffruity · 10/07/2023 15:45

Omg lucky. I'd eat pizza in front of Netflix every night 😂

Purplecatshopaholic · 10/07/2023 15:59

Awesome. Enjoy!

BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 10/07/2023 16:26

DH and the teen DC are coming back on Wednesday after about 11 days away. I have been having a great time, I have sewed and decluttered and almost defeated the aggressive laundry pile. Plus I've had lunch out with friends a few times too.

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