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

  • Reply slamdunk April 9, 2010 at 14:41

    Ha, my socks are unfortunately left about all to often as well.

  • Reply quarterlifegirl April 9, 2010 at 16:24

    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.

  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 9, 2010 at 16:40

    I LOVE LIVING ALONE! Bahahaha.

    OK, I also love living with Eric. But living alone can be sooo nice too!

  • Reply paranoidasteroid April 10, 2010 at 05:06

    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.

  • Reply The Asian Pear April 10, 2010 at 10:27

    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.

  • Reply Aspiring Minimalist April 10, 2010 at 11:57

    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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