9.20.2013

Life Lately...

I've been living the single life for the last 6 weeks. I'm dating my friends and doing very little laundry, cooking or house cleaning. The house is as neat as I want it to be-which is pretty darn neat.  I take out the trash and keep the orange tree in the backyard alive. The word we has been momentarily replaced with I and face time has taken the place of kisses and cuddles. I stalk him on Facebook and I smile when APO Armed forces Europe or Bulgaria shows up on my blog stats.  He's a million miles away but if he's checking out my blog I know at that moment he's thinking about me.  He even commented.  Only the 2nd time ever.  That random comment on this post saying I'm hot.  Yeah, that was him.


Lately I've been....

Missing my husband.  I'm no stranger to being separated from him and I have learned to deal with it.  Four weeks is nothing since we've gone as long as 11 months but six weeks is when I hit a wall. 

Remembering what it's like to live alone.  It's really quiet and somehow it makes me feel very thoughtful and very aware of myself and my surroundings.

Participating in solo introspective activities.  I love having Mj around but he's distracting.  In a good way.  I have made a point to spend time with friends and family but my social calendar has slowed down a lot.  Some nights I even get bored.  I finally figured out manual mode on my camera.  I've been taking pictures and writing at home on weekends instead of going to the coffee shop.

Watching a lot of movies.  I dominate the Netflix Queue and have been burning through no less then three movies every weekend.  I'm trying to get in all of my random/chick flick movies in before he gets back.

Eating ice cream.  I single handedly demolished an entire gallon of Dreyer's Light Coffee flavored ice cream.  Love this stuff! It's so good I can't even believe that it's light.  I ate a half of cup which is only 100 calories every single night until it was gone. 

Drinking wine.  I've never been one to drink alone but I've been doing it over the last month more then I ever have before.  I've really developed a taste for it over the years and just because I'm home alone is no reason to stop drinking it.  It's all the more reason to drink it.

Cooking a whole lot of nothing.  Which isn't too far off from the norm.  Dinner is no longer a team event now that I'm on my own.  I finished off our 4 lb can of Peanut Butter.  Typical dinners have been Quesadilla's, hearty salads, Hebrew National Hotdogs and Green Giant frozen vegetable Steamers.  Subway has also made it into the rotation twice.  Which stretches to four dinners because I split my $5 foot long into two days. 

Wondering what's going on with Breaking Bad.  The episodes are stacking up in my DVR teasing me and my co workers are whispering about it behind my back.  I've been waiting 6 weeks to watch it.  The suspense is killing me. I also can't wait to start watching Orange is the New Black again.

Spending little to no money.  I am so over shopping.  Seriously.  Over it.  Not that I don't still have a list of things I want or that I will never buy anything again.  Not that I don't drool a little when I'm reading fashion posts but the urge to spend is just gone and I am so glad.  It was feeling so ridiculously excessive and chasing sales is exhausting.  I think I needed all that shopping so I could feel good about my wardrobe but I have plenty of things to wear now and I don't need to be out shopping every month.  I've gone out to eat a few times and have gotten cheapo take out but I've spent more money on gas this month then anything else.  I feel like I'm getting back to my spendthrift ways and I like it.  I still have two trips left this year and saving for those is priority.

Feeling excited about our trip to Las Vegas. I know, I know; I just went in May but it's not the first time I've gone to Vegas multiple times in one year.  We're going in November and this time it's just the two of us.  We've both been separately with other people but we haven't gone together since 2009 when he came home from Kosovo on R & R.  I really can't believe it's been that long.  It'll be a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.  We usually don't but I guess we are this year.

Enjoying our perfect weather.  August and September were HOT and I loved it.  It's cooled down to 70's to 80's over the last week.  I'll be okay when Fall decides to show up but  I'm just as happy for Summer to stick around as long as it wants to.

Wearing my boyfriend jeans from Old Navy.  I really want to wear them every day.  I was hesitant about buying them at first because I thought they'd make me look fat.  Well who cares, I love the easy comfortable fit.

Life is different without MJ.  Something is missing, but he's coming home on Sunday and I can't wait.

20 comments :

Karla said...

This sounds like me so much. My husband is in school and so I don't see him Monday thru Friday because he gets home around midnight and I'm already asleep. I'm thankful that he does come home each night (and he isn't across the world somewhere!) buuut... some of the things you mentioned definitely sound like me during the nights when I'm alone!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The single life while married...that should be a requirement!! But I hear you about missing them. I love the peace and quiet of home when I'm by myself but I miss my boys when they are gone. Hope he comes home soon!! Love that he commented!

Lauren said...

I would hate being away from Brian for that long. Glad you two will be reunited tomorrow :)

Out of curiosity, with Netflix, can you watch new seasons/episodes? With how expensive comcast/cable is, we've been thinking about switching but it seems like so much work - especially when we've heard that you can't watch things you normally can on demand or on tv for new seasons, etc.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ice cream and wine is good for me! Sweet you know when he is thinking about you!

Rachel Murphree said...

Aww, I can't even imagine how hard it must be to have him away. I admire your spend thrift ways though. And if anything, that just means more money to celebrate when he gets back! Especially in Vegas!

Catherine Gacad said...

it's like we are at the same place in life. i'm totally over shopping. there's just nothing that i need or want to have. i have it all. a good life, a happy home, a very happy tummy :)

LaToya LouisvilleSlugger said...

I love the honesty of your blog. I cannot imagine what it's like having a spouse have to be away so long. My uncle was in the military (recently retired) and he would be in another country for months on end. I admire you guys for having the strength for that!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

I would love so time to do all of these amazing solo things...but yes, after a while, the quiet kind of gets to me as well.

Glad that MJ is coming back on Sunday! Hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow.

Faith said...

That is so sweet that he commented :)

We're going to Vegas next Wednesday! I can't wait!


Amanda @ MyLifeIGuess.com said...

I've been rocking the single living for about 4 years now, and you are definitely taking advantage of all the highlights of it!! Enjoy!

Law_Fal said...

So glad he will be home soon!

Whitney said...

I totally agree about shopping. I rarely even shop, and when I do it is at Goodwill or clearance racks.

Is your husband in the military? I can't remember if you mentioned it before or I just forgot. My husband is too! When he was gone, he was always check and read my blog for new posts.

The Lady Okie said...

Glad he's coming back! Otherwise it sounds like you'd run out of movies to watch ;)

Whitney Cypert said...

CECE! You could've used this time to start Pretty Little Liars!! : ) But really, start it! And I can't wait to start Breaking Bad, I think we may this weekend. Glad he is coming back soon, I know you miss him. I can't imagine being away from Garrett for that long. Even though I do love my time to myself, I'd miss him alot.

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Ashley R said...

Aw, six weeks would be so hard! I definitely enjoy wine even when the hubby is gone, and Dreyer's Light is the best!

BKCsquared said...

Thank you for your comment over the weekend -- that's so cool that you've stayed at PS Riviera too! K & I were so happy to find your blog, & we're your most recent followers on GFC!

P.S. I hope you've caught up on Breaking Bad by now -- it's getting SO good!!

xo, B
BKCsquared

Carla said...

I love the third picture! So adorable of you two!

Melzie said...

Hi!! New follower (just added you on BlogLovin). I can totally relate to this post. I'm assuming by the "APO" comment that your husband is in the military. Mine is as well and therefore I can very much so relate. We've even married for just over two years but we've even together through almost 7 years of this. And it never gets easier!! When I read the part about catching up on tv shows, I was JUST saying how badly this sucks. Watching tv and drinking wine is a distraction from their absence and missing them. But most of the shows I watch, my husband does too!! Which means they're on hold until he comes home. And then I have to attempt to avoid conversations about said shows (or those awful spoilers on Twitter and Facebook. Just want to punch thise people!!!) Anyway, love your blog and happy I stumbled upon it. I look forward to reading more. Glad he came home today!!

- Melanie ( www.melzieslife.blogspot.com)

Janna Renee said...

I got sleepy last night, so I came back to finish reading this AM ;) I think you should ALWAYS celebrate your anniversary! I think it's better than a Birthday.

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