There have been very few times in mine and Corey’s relationship where where I’ve had to spend a night (or weekend) alone. In fact, this weekend Corey went out of town and it was the first time since we got married that I spent a night without him.
I’d by lying if I said I loved the freedom (I like having him around!), but it was definitely a chance for me to indulge in some of the things that I don’t do when he’s around. Stuff that he’d hate to do with me, or would make fun of me if I did it while he was around.
I got to thinking about it and I know that we probably all have things that we like to do when we have a day (or more) alone that we’d probably never do if our significant other was actually around – so I thought it might be fun to share a few of the silly things I do when Corey’s not around.
1. I eat a lot of really ridiculous stuff.
I have no idea why this is – I normally eat relatively healthfully, but when Corey is gone all of that goes out the window. I don’t cook, I don’t plan meals. I just grab whatever I feel like eating and don’t feel even a little bit guilty about it.
Here’s a small sampling of the
junk food that I ate this weekend:
Ramen for dinner. Because apparently I’m still a college student.
I don’t even like this stuff. No idea why I ate it.
Margarita and Cheez-Its. That was lunch one day. I’m classy.
I also hate handfuls of chocolate chips, chocolate milk for breakfast, and lots of Fritos with bean dip. Pretty sure I’m gonna gain 30 pounds.
2. I vary between ridiculously lazy and ridiculously productive.
When Corey is actually in the house, I typically am somewhere in the middle of productive and lazy. I’ll do some things around the house, relax for a while, and then do some more. I am usually able to strike a nice balance and I don’t over work myself or become so lazy that nothing gets done. When he’s not here? I’m either manically running around the house cleaning, doing projects, and organizing random crap, or I’m lounging on the couch (or in bed) with no plans to do anything productive whatsoever. There is absolutely no in-between.
This weekend, for example, I made myself a two-page to do list (that no normal person could ever actually finish in just one weekend), acted like a madwoman trying to get it all done and completely ran myself into the ground. Then I crashed. Once I had finished the amount of tasks that would normally have taken me three full weekends, I fell onto the couch and proceeded to do absolutely nothing but watch stupid television and mindlessly snack on anything I could lay my hands on. Apparently without Corey I have no self control.
3. I listen to stupid music.
While I was obsessively trying to cross things off my to-do list this weekend, I alternated between listening to a podcast of my favorite radio morning show and listening to awful music that Corey never lets me listen to when he’s at home. You know – Britney, *NSYNC, and Ke$ha. The good stuff.
4. I sit by my phone like a teenager.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I get really excited when Corey texts or calls me when he’s gone.
Especially when the texts are this sweet.
What can I say? I love the guy. A lot.
My weekend was definitely leaps and bounds more productive than it probably would have been if Corey was home, but I have to admit I’m not a fan of the “single girl” lifestyle. I jumped at every noise in the house, talked to myself just to hear a voice in the house, and obsessively checked (and re-checked) every door in the house to make sure they were locked. I’m definitely not good at being home alone.
What about you? Do you enjoy being at the house alone, or do you kind of hate it like me? What do you like to do when your partner is out of town?