Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Night

Tonight I had half a glass of wine.

I know, I know. I should really watch my alcohol intake. I'm a parent of a teenager. I should be setting the example here.

But it was Friday, and I wanted to. So I did. And no-one can stop me.

It's not that I don't drink. It's more that I don't drink often. Neither Del nor I are big drinkers, not because we are boring or anything like that, mainly it's because we don't get time to drink. One evening blends into another around here lately. Del working till 8 or 9pm, then us sitting in front of mindless television that I'm sure would improve our quality of life if we didn't watch, with me multi-tasking by working on my laptop at the same time. No time for frivolous things such as relaxing and having a nice time.

So we don't go out much and we don't stay home and have a relaxing drink at all either. Though just so we don't sound totally old and lame, when we do go out, it's usually somewhere with loud music and an abundance of alcohol available, and trust me we do our best to sample a large portion on what's on offer.

So we do have fun. Honest. Picture this : Del blind drunk on the dance floor, music had finished and everyone else had left the floor, when I look up to see him still grooving away to the music in his head, all by himself on the empty dance floor. No more needs to be said.

Anyway, I'm sick of this everyday/night being the same, it could be Friday or Tuesday for all I know, and so today I had rebellious thoughts of MAKING FRIDAY NIGHT DIFFERENT. How to do that I pondered? Wild thoughts flowed through my mind.

We could.... no, can't do that one, don't have a babysitter. Oh wait, we could..... no, I think we're too old to get away with doing that one. Or we could...... no, what would the children say????

So I settled for a glass of wine instead. But you know, since I'm feeling so wild tonight, I may even bring out some cheese and crackers too.

You only live once after all.


  1. The definition of fun changes as we get older... I would not WANT to do a lot of the things that we used to do all the time.... a glass of wine and a quiet night at home with my hubby sounds divine.

  2. I am starting to love the peace and quiet of a Friday night - kids in bed early and the hubby late home from work. Bliss!