For the next few days, it’s just going to me and my proverbial shadow. I love my guy but I can’t express how super excited I am to be on my own for a few days. Sure there are things that I’m going to hate – taking out the garbage (I don’t like stinky things), doing all the cleaning (let’s face it, I pretty much do all the cleaning anyway with the exception of the aforementioned garbage and vacuuming, so no real net loss there), and oh yeah, I’ll miss my guy but I’m super stoked about some alone time with this sexy beast (aka me).
Top five things I’m looking forward to:
- Naps without the guilt
It’s pretty easy to take naps with your partner, especially if you’re kid-free. But at times people can get all judge-y. “Really? You’re falling asleep again? You just woke up from a two hour nap!” Don’t put your societal pressures on me, man! If I want to nap four times a day, I’ll do it! In the words of pro-napper Beyonce, “I’m a grown woman. I can do whatever I want” and what I want to be not so sleepy so I’m off for another mid-afternoon nappy-poo. Besides, there’s nothing on TV right now so really it’s a matter of effective time management.
- No more hiding the Downton Abbey box set
For the most part, we pretty much agree on what we watch during primetime TV hours. If he wants to watch something all Star Treky, that’s when I find myself getting sleepy and napping. See? In every situation, napping just works! I know there are some shows that he doesn’t want to watch but that lure me in like a sucker. Downton Abbey is one. I got hooked on it last Christmas when I was sick and a work colleague gave me the box set of all three seasons. I’m now into season four, I think. I don’t really know. All I know (SPOILER ALERT!!) is that the middle sister (the one no one likes) is pregnant.
- Tuna, again?
Yup, I like tuna. It’s a very versatile protein. Tuna with cucumbers, capers and dill. Pasta puttanesca (tuna with capers, olives, tomatoes and red pepper flakes), tuna melts with fancy cheeses, vitello tonnato (veal cutlet with a tuna sauce) and tuna onigiri (rice balls filled with a tuna filling). They’re all freaking delicious and don’t cause a lot of mess, which brings me full circle to trying to not cause the garbage to fill up too quickly so that I don’t have to take it out.
- Big ol’ bed
This is an obvious one. It’s going to take a few days but I’ll gradually take over the entire bed. My guy use to have a tendency of falling asleep with his arms over his head and in the middle of the night, as his body realized his arms had no blood flow, his arms would fall to his side and smack me in the face in the process. That sucked a lot.
- No pants
That’s right. If I don’t have to leave the house or if I’m not expecting anyone, the pants aren’t going on at all. It’s a lot easier when the temperature is 30 C but everyone knows pants suck and they’re one of the first things to go when you know you’ll be by yourself. Ahhh freedom!!