Lessons learned from living alone

Okay, so the title is a little misleading, seeing as I’ve never lived alone. T’s been away for a few days, giving me a taste of what it would be like to live completely on my own. I can see how it would get a bit lonely, but at the same time, the peace and quiet is nice!

- I’ve eaten the same thing for dinner two nights in a row, with the leftovers for lunch two days in a row. Clearly, having the other half around means going through food ridiculously fast, but it also means variety. Cooking for one…meh. I flatted for a year before moving in with T, and can’t count the number of times a packet of pasta, a can of sauce and some mince would last me three nights.

- Coincidentally, the last few days at work have also been rather busy. I can see how I might become a total workaholic if I were single.

- I’d probably sleep in my cuddly pink robe on cold nights, and wake up sprawled sideways across the bed.

- I would probably also appreciate the noise from our LL’s family more – reassuring signs of life and all. They have young children who often sound like they’re jumping on the floor right above our heads.

- Finally, the house would most definitely be tidier. I don’t leave my dirty socks lying all over the floor, and I make way less mess in the kitchen!

7 thoughts on “Lessons learned from living alone

  1. I’ve gotten all too used to living on my own….it really rocks. I’ve thought about whether or not I’m ready to move in with the BF and there’s a bunch of things I’d miss about living alone. Maybe I’ll write a post about it since I haven’t been inspired to write about much else, lol.

  2. When Chad was visiting family in New York, I ate cereal for dinner every night. I’m pretty sure this would be true if I lived by myself. Also, I would never get laundry done, and my dishes would become science experiments before I’d remember to run the dishwasher.

  3. I hope they’re at least yummy leftovers.
    It’s actually quite easy to add variety but it requires a bit of planning… like first meal is baked chicken. second meal is chicken salad. third meal is chicken noodle soup, etc.

  4. I live alone and I eat the same left overs for most of the week! :)

    I know what you mean about it being too quiet sometimes, though! I remember that when I first moved to another city – I wouldn’t watch Law and Order or CSI for a full 4 months. I was a single female living on the first level….

    Much better now with my LL living upstairs. They are an old couple, and talk really loud – but I’ve mostly learned to tune out the noise.

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