Thursday, October 14

All By Myself

Monday after we've just started back to normal life after our camping trip, Brian had the opportunity to go on a business trip. He called me and asked if I was ok with him going, and I encouraged him to go.

I was all by myself for two days and two nights. It was kind of like being single. Almost. But not really.

I could have called someone to hang out, but I decided I wanted to see how I did alone. I did get a little freaked out at night, after dinner, when it was really, really quiet. But overall, I enjoyed it. I took advantage of the time to get a lot of things done, and watch movies I knew Brian would never want to see with me. Each day besides working on school, writing, and the mountain of laundry, I had some fun time! Popcorn, chocolate, and chick flicks, oh my!
I may or may not have:
  • stayed up until 3 a.m. Monday night
  • watched "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and laughed out loud, although it felt funny not having someone to laugh with.
  • fixed actual meals. 
  • sung loud and proud whatever tune came into my head to break the silence.
  • kept the doors all locked at every second.
  • called Brian after 1 a.m. Monday night. Don't worry, they were still driving, so he was awake and didn't mind.
  • promised myself to go to sleep at a decent time, and stayed up until 4 a.m Tuesday night.
  • watched "The Proposal," and laughed out loud, alone.
  • got a funny feeling in my mouth and on my lips, like the skin has been eaten away by all the salt from the chips and cheesy popcorn I ate.
  • slept with the light on.
Yes, all of the above are completely true.

And while it was fun being alone, it was.... lonely. I didn't like having the whole bed to myself. I missed Bri's smile and hugs. A lot. I'm glad it wasn't for very long. 

I'm glad he's back. And I'm glad I'm not single. 

I think I'll see if I can talk Brian into watching "Confessions of  Shopaholic"...it's just so much more fun to laugh with someone else!


  1. i totally get this post! i stay up late when J is gone, and i relish in being able to watch movies he doesn't care to see. But i hate sleeping alone now. (Though it is nice to sprawl out in the bed.)
    Glad you had fun and glad Brian is back.

  2. My husband is in the army and when he's gone on training I have chick flick marathons! That's the only way I know I'll ever get to see them.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! If only I had hours on end to craft! I have so many half done projects my husband is about to throttle me. I usually only do things I can get done while my little boy is down for his nap!


  3. That is HILARIOUS! THe Proposal was so funny! I LOVE Ryan Reynolds. And Sandra Bullock. Glad you had fun, but I know what you mean...I would get lonely too!

  4. I go through the same routine - I get kinda excited that I get complete power over the DVD player and then somewhere between movie #1 and DARK I seem lost in my own house. Luckily I have two snoring dogs and the kiddos are sound asleep - but it's still sometimes lonely.

  5. You fixed actual meals when Brian wasn't there to eat it!!! You go girl! :-D Hmm...I understand the staying up late thing--I can never make it to bed when Paul's gone either...or sometimes when he's home...

    I can't say that I've ever had the funny feeling that my skin has been eaten away...yeah...I say they lock people up for less than that... ;-P

    Glad you had fun by yourself, but next time, give us a call!

  6. I've gotten so I enjoy my "alone" time. Although I have children. No sharing the remote or watching another CSI show.

  7. Hi there! Dropping by from SITS to say, "Happy Tuesday, SITStah!" I recently saw "Leap Year". It was pretty cute. I love movies and prefer them to watching t.v....And I prefer reading over all. :) Wishing you all the best.

    Kindest regards,

  8. Great Post Emily! I know what you mean about the silence when you're not used to it. I pretty much followed this same routine when I was left alone for a week. I actually started liking being alone!

    Your blog is looking so fantastic! you're doing a much better job than I am at moving it forward!

    Warm regards,


  9. i just watched this movie with my sister last friday! =p

    I sure know you're glad he's back but yeah.. it's good to be unofficially single sometimes and enjoy time with yourself =)

  10. I totally understand the loneliness when your spouse is away. My husband had to go on quite a few business trips this year and I was happy to be alone for the first day but then it was just lonely. I sometimes also find it difficult to fall asleep if he is not lying next to me - it's just so comforting!

    Stopping in from SITS. I'm excited to take a better look around! :)

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  13. Hey Girl! The next time Brian is out of town, give me a call, loneliness isn't fun but having a girlfriend to hang out with is! ;)

  14. I find it weird when my husband is away, too, even though I spent years living alone. Now it feels like something is missing. Funny how we become so used to having that man we love around.

    xo Erin


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