don’t tell my husband, but…

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Mr. Lovely was away this weekend.  And I’m not gonna lie — when he left, I kind of felt like a kid whose parents left town and suddenly was given the run of the house.  Except instead of throwing a rager and wrecking the joint, one of my best girlfriends came over to paint our toes and watch episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians.  (Wild and crazy times, I know.)

But I got to thinking about why I was kind of excited about having the house to myself.  I mean, I obviously love being with my husband daily.  And by the end of the weekend, I literally sent him a text that said “Okay this isn’t fun any more, come back now please.”  Ha!  But for the majority of the weekend, I was having a good ol’ time all by my lonesome.

Maybe it’s because our apartment is so tiny and just to be in it by yourself is refreshing.  Or maybe it’s because I lived alone for so long, and it was a like a little flashback of that, where you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself.  I think that might be the nitty gritty of it — that for even just a day or two, I was literally doing anything I pleased (Kardashian marathon included).  And not that it’s a way that I’d want to live all day, every day; after all, I love having people to care for and spend time with.  But it’s more like a mini-vacation…  Where you don’t go anywhere.

Anybody feelin’ me here?  What’s your own version of a Kardashian marathon — if you had a weekend all to yourself, what would you be doing?  xoxo

  1. I feel the same way. In fact, I got home late from work the other night to find my fiance asleep already. It ended up being me on the couch with my kitty, my iphone(twitter access), a cup of Ben & Jerry’s coffee ice cream and Khloe and Lamar on the TV. I thought to myself, “Now THIS is living!”

    • Ah, the Ben & Jerry’s is absolutely crucial.

  2. Emily on said:

    I so know what you mean! During the winter, my husband plays basketball four nights a week and I get so used to having that time to myself that when the season is over it’s quite an adjustment. I think having our little apartment all to myself is so necessary after spending the whole day in work and sharing my commute with a million people on the train. The solitude makes spending time together so much nicer!

    • That’s a perfect way to say it — “The solitude makes spending time together so much nicer.” You hit the nail on the head, Em!

  3. Elaine on said:

    On speed. 🙂

  4. Ashlee on said:

    As a 29 year old bride to be, I am soaking up every moment of my alone time now, because come June 2nd, we will be living under the same roof! Don’t get me worng, we LOVE being together and I cant wait to wake up with him each day, but being single until almost 30 makes you pretty independent and used to your own space. We even joke that if his house doesnt sell by the time we tie the knot, that we are going to keep his house as the man cave so he can escape! haha 🙂

    • A brilliant idea! Almost like in the Sex and the City movie where Carrie keeps her apartment. 😉

  5. Jessica on said:

    No truer words have been written! I love being home with the hubs, but I love my occasional nights home alone. I love having the bottle of wine to myself and watching chick flicks that he will never watch with me.

  6. Linda on said:

    My daughters are away at school so I have the house to myself except for the cats. It was hard to get used to at first, but then I got into a groove. I have been doing a lot of home improvement projects, painting, etc., so that when they are home for the summer I can enjoy the time that they are home. P.S. If I want popcorn for dinner, I can have it.

  7. I LOVE some good alone time every once in a while. Despite all outwards appearances, I think I have some sneaky introvert tendencies which I can indulge every once in a while with a bath, a good book or movie, & dinner for one.

  8. jensie on said:

    I type this as I lay alone in the middle of the bed because my husband left town for four days this eve. The exilliration I felt after I got past the cell phone lot was surprising. I travel a lot for work and am rarely the one home alone. I nearly instantly felt the freedom of my solo days, could do anything for dinner, with my time, with the laundry! I felt like I could redefine myself for a few days. My husband is my best friend and I too send Monday love-skypes wishing for longer weekends, but absence makes the heart grow fonder right? Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

  9. Katie on said:

    Totally makes sense.
    I love my roommates…they’re super easy to live with, which is kind of a great thing considering the size of our little place. But…when they’re both gone for the weekend or even part of the day…it’s awesome. It falls in the same category of soul-rest as going to the movies alone (one of my fav mini-vacations, in relationships or out).
    I’m curious to know if there are any other relatively content single gals out there besides me who love being alone. 🙂

  10. I totally feel you on that! There’s no one in the world I’d rather be with than my husband, but it’s nice to have a full day to yourself every once in a while. I think it’s ultimately good for the relationship! And my to-do list would probably consist of trashy TV and reading blogs all day long (while never getting out of my PJ’s!).

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