Another Quiet Night at Home

Andrew went out with his friends tonight- I chose to stay home. Last week he went out with friends twice and I chose to stay home. I’m not sure what it is- but I just have no desire to go out and spend lots of money on alcohol these days. Staying up until 1 or 2 just sounds exhausting! Plus, ever since we went snowboarding I’ve had minor health annoyances that keep flaring up. I have this recurring bullshit problem called gastritis and alcohol increases the problem so I’m on a drinking hiatus. Usually I get bummed if I can’t have wine with dinner every now and then, but this week I really couldn’t care less. I just want to feel better! I’ve also minimized all soda, tea (any caffeine really) and spicy food since they are also culprits in my annoying issue. Soooo… back to my point… I’m staying home.

Here are a few reasons that I’m glad to be having a quiet night at home:

1. I am not going to feel like crap all day tomorrow

2. Andrew just texted  and said 3 long Island Iced Teas are $48 bucks! That would only be about $24 in California!  Staying home prevents me from having to even be annoyed about that. I’ll make my own tropical refreshing iced tea for about 50 cents if I want to. Except I don’t, because I can’t drink tea for awhile.

3. I can sit around in my comfy pjs and Uggs rather than wearing some tight jeans and high heels

4. When I get too tired… I can just walk in the other room and go to bed rather than standing in some bar yawning and wishing we could leave

5. I can enjoy my new favorite hobby… browsing The Knot

6. I don’t have to talk to anyone. For some people this would be horrible, but I had my fix of social chatting earlier when some friends were over- now I can just sit and enjoy the silence

7. I can read more of my book that is taking me FOREVER to finish

8. I can get caught up on some work that I have to do this weekend. Ok… that’s not really a benefit of staying home- but I guess I’m going to have to do it at some point so I might as well start tonight

9. I can write this blog. See, now aren’t YOU all happy I stayed home as well?

9 thoughts on “Another Quiet Night at Home”

  1. I text you saying $48 for three long island ice teas was good value! Cos we were paying $9 for a 30ml shot for other drinks. The long island iced teas were a bargain!

  2. Hi Elsja, just wanted to say congratulations on your engagement!
    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, since moving here (northern beaches) from St. Paul MN to be with my boyfriend, and have found so many similarities between our stories that now I can’t seem to quit, lol 🙂 It’s fun reading about someone else who’s done what I’m doing – trying to keep a foot in both places, staying in touch with friends back home while creating a new life here.
    Congrats again and good luck to you both!

  3. Monique and Kate- thanks for the tips- I’ll have to check those out.

    Stacey- Thanks for the comment. How long have you been here and where exactly do you live in the northern beaches?

  4. I moved to Sydney at the beginning of the new year, so just about 9 months now – gosh, how time flies! We live in Collaroy now, right near the beach, so it’s a big change from living in the frozen tundra of MN. I can’t imagine not living near the water now!
    Also just have to tell you that I couldn’t help but laugh at some of your past comments on how there is NO good Mexican food here. Too true… I’ve yet to find a good place here and we’ve tried a few, Dan scolds me for complaining. 🙂 Please let us know if you find a great spot!

    1. Stacey- baja Cantina in Glebe is pretty good for Mexican. It definitely fills the void for me 🙂 Glad you are loving Collaroy- I’ve been up there once but haven’t spent too much time there.

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