Monday, 7 December 2009


It's a quiet day today for me. My food is planned and so far I'm sticking to it. I'll be spinning later and want to get in at least 15 mins on the treadmill at the gym before or after the class. I've started to get the Fear about the run in Jan and need to up how much I'm running each week, whether that's short runs built around my classes or longer runs outside.

I'm also being a grumpy, ungrateful bitch today. I found out yesterday that the New Years party I accepted an invite to back in September is now only going to be myself and my friends Bridget and Tim, and Steve and Amanda. Yep - two couples. And two of the most coupley couples I know at that. It's every single girl's worst nightmare, finding out that you're actually celebrating New Year with 2 couples and a very grown up dinner party, when what you were expecting when you accepted was a raucous party full of lots of people.

The worst part is that I have 3 other New Year invites - all to the kind of event I'd like to be going to, but when I accepted Bridget and Tim's invite back in September I thought I was working the whole of New Year and therefore couldn't make any of the others as they're all away trips for several nights. Now I know that I'm not actually working and could go on any of the others, but Bridget will be really upset if I back out now. What's a girl to do? Go to an evening that's just going to rub in my face how very single I am and will frankly depress the hell out of me, however much Bridget promises me that it won't, or upset one of my best friends in a purely selfish move to make myself feel better??

I need some advice here folks, because at the moment I'm just considering throwing a sicky and ditching New Year in favour of curling up in bed and shutting out the world!!

-- Posted from my iPhone


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Personally, I'd go with honesty on this one. Tell your friend that, seeing how the guest list is small and couplely, that you'd be more comfortable celebrating with a bigger crowd and more singles.

Linz M said...

I agree with Jack - I'd be inclined to be honest.

If it was me hosting the dinner party, I would totally understand your reasoning.

I don't think being selfish is such a bad thing every now and then, it's not as if you do that sort of thing all of the time. I am sure your friend will understand.


Zanna, travelling tart said...

I think be honest and if your friend is truly a friend she'll understand that it's not the ideal way to celebrate - with two couples when you're single. This life is incredibly short and I believe that now and again you just need to do what's right for you and just think of you. Z xx

kate said...

the couples evening sounds so much more fun ;)