1. Olliebeak

    Olliebeak Registered User

    Sep 13, 2014
    73
    Buckinghamshire
    I used to really look forward to weekends. Friday night G&T to celebrate the end of the the week - doing stuff together on Saturday and Sunday, cooking something nice or a takeaway and a movie (if we weren’t out), on Saturday night - with a bottle of wine. Dreading Monday.

    Now I dread weekends - they really drag. We almost never see anyone and I feel I won’t speak to another sensible person until Monday. No more takeaways, only I drink the wine - watching endless repeat detective drama repeats on ITV3.

    Its SO BORING. Time for another G&T perhaps!
     
  2. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    271
    I agree weekends are worst. Although retired, so theoretically each day is the same, you feel the weekend should be better, but it's not, and my adult children are busy with their families and less likely to ring at weekend too, unless they want something. It's much worse at this grim time of year too,
     
  3. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,636
    Yep I am the same. Sundays are the worst, there is nothing on the news even. No political discussions to wind me up. It's bloomin boring.

    I am tempted to go to church for a sing song but what would I do with dad. Christmas is going to kill me.
     
  4. jenniferjean

    jenniferjean Registered User

    Apr 2, 2016
    534
    Female
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Weekends are just like any other day, and the same goes for bank holidays. We are less likely to see friends and family as they are doing their own things.
     
  5. Grahamstown

    Grahamstown Registered User

    Jan 12, 2018
    1,452
    East of England
    I was thinking this myself today and especially because it’s just another day to him, demanding cups of tea he doesn’t drink and not eating spontaneously. I did put him to bed with a cup of tea and went to have tea with a widowed friend, very irritated today.
     
  6. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    271
    Are you on Twitter? If not and you enjoy politics I strongly recommend. You can sign up with a non de plume if you wish.
     
  7. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,636
    No I am not but I might have a look. I think I have become obsessed with politics lately because I have nothing better to do and get quite involved with it all.

    Question time has become my highlight of the week. I never used to be like this.
     
  8. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,821
    Signs of maturity-
    - radio 2 plays racy music:confused:
    - question time is a weekly must watch:)
    - you saw the repeats on tv the first time around! :eek:

    - you can remember when supermarkets did BOGOF deals ;)
     
  9. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    271
    Try LBC I keep it on most of the day. I am listening as I type,
     
  10. PalSal

    PalSal Registered User

    Yes, it can be very lonely living with someone who does not engage with you. My husband was always a quiet person, who liked his own hobbies and activities. Some things we did together, ie sailing and the children, camping and hiking. But he built a car and he was always happy to work in the garden or repair the roof or some activity completely on his own. We were a working partnership....but I was the social director (and I wasmore interested in music and art than he was). I have just kept up my activites. But with his long journey with Alzheimers....the social life has changed. And we really only have a handful of friends, but they are good friends.
    Now sometimes I am lonely, but I also really appreciate his daycare time when I often am just in my house alone.....and I really like that. Not having to worry if he is off getting into something elsewhere in the house.

    I hope you find some acceptance and perhaps some time to reach out to your old friends.
     

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