A Lovely Christmas to some extent...

By NR2
United Kingdom
December 25, 2015 6:13pm CST
Well I have had a lovely Christmas, and I hope for those reading that they have also had a lovely Merry Christmas. I for one am glad to put my feet up after so many days of public exposure - i.e. playing in concerts, rehearsals as a musician and then finally the carol service at a local church. I am also on a short 10 day holiday from school before we return on the 4th of January 2016. It is therefore very difficult to say yes to up and coming parties. Whilst it is good to be invited, as a musician and as someone who writes not an awful lot of info online unless I do large bouts of online writing or a chunk at a time, I really do prefer my own independence. I don't want to get drunk and act silly, let alone be reminded of it and I certainly don't want to feel as if I am in a position where I have to put on a kindness when I don't really want to be there. I'm much happier with my feet up and enjoying television or listening to the radio. I don't get to do those things any more and I have jolly well missed it! The weather of course doesn't help because Scotland is currently being bombarded with high winds and lots of rain. So there is more of an excuse to stay at home and keep warm. I'm just trying to find a nice way of saying "No" without offending anyone!
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• United States
26 Dec 15
I hope that you can find the best way to say no without being offensive. I can completely understand the need for solitude at times. I am here alone typing away on my earning sites and enjoying the reprieve from work. I have to be at work for two different shifts tomorrow and I am starting to regret the offer!
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@jstory07 (70095)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Dec 15
Just say that you are busy and do not go. I like small parties but not big ones.
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