Post # 1
I saw a post last night from someone looking for that gorgeous Vera Wang dress that Carrie wore in Sex and the City: The Movie… and it reminded me how much I miss those girls, so I watched the movie last night. Watching SATC used to be one of my FAVORITE things to do–it just makes me feel so urban and independent and chic (in spite of the fact that I am usually wearing sweatpants while I watch it).
Anyway, my FI is moving in with me soon and I am scared that I won’t have the time or the space or solitude to indulge in "secret singles behaviors," one of which, of course, is to put on sweat pants, make some chocolate milk and garlic cheese bread and watch SATC for hours on end.
I am sure I’ll work out my secret singles behavior issues, but I am curious–what are yours?! Please share!
Post # 3
My FI watches SATC with me. We watched the movie together last weekend nothing secret about that!!! Chocolate milk and garlic cheese bread on the other hand, may need to stay a secret
I think what I miss more then anything is my gossip time on the phone. Now that most of us are married, engaged or attached, I feel like those moments are few and far between.
The one thing that I loved about my recent bachelorette was all the girls over at my place getting ready together and going out. I really, really miss those times. Now its me and FI getting ready to go meet up with other couples and him telling me not to change my outfit for the twentieth time!!
Post # 4
Watching anything on the CW….now that we’re married, I still try to secretly watch my shows, but I’m almost embarrased to let him know…Oh Gossip Girl, you haunt me so! It makes me wonder what his single secrets were…
Post # 5
I have to say I really miss my alone time…is that bad? I use to love to come and go as I wanted or stay out really late with my single lady friends just having fun. I love doing so much together and I’m glad we already live together…but I miss my secret single behaviors.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union
I also miss gossip time on the phone, though I try to fit it in! I would say wearing my pajamas while eating smores pop tarts or ice cream, but I do that anyway now. 😉
Post # 7
Hmmm….definitely plucking. I can’t do it when he’s around for some reason. I also like to spend weekends in from time to time and just relax in my pjs all day. I also love an occasional smokey treat, but with him quitting cold turkey, I feel like I should definitely NOT do this anymore… *sigh*
Post # 8
I eat cookie dough straight out of the container in my men’s pajama pants (hey they’re long enough for me!) and a really baggy shirt with no bra on. Sometimes mis-matching socks, hair in a ponytail, and doing things like emailing while watching tv or getting up to eat stuff whenever I want. Picking a wedgie is definitely more acceptable in private, that’s for sure. Oh and peeing with the door open! I have to start shutting it now when he’s around. I also like watching Friends which he hates or those stupid reality shows on VH1 and MTV. And anytime my, er, GI tract likes to act up, boy it sure is nice to be all by yourself! THe cats don’t complain near as much as the boy. TMI? maaaaaybe
Post # 9
Oddly, sometimes I miss sleeping alone. Where I once had a queen bed and queen comforter to myself, I now have to share! I miss eating half a block of cheese for dinner, with a glass of wine and trash tv on without feeling silly. I miss silence!!! But really, other than those things, not much!
Post # 10
I love having FI around. However our problem is that I never get time alone in the apartment for "secret singles time" (or, solo girls night in). :o) He gets the apartment alone on the nights when I have class (at least twice a week) or nights when I have to meet for a group project or something.
We’ve decided to institute a policy where either one of us can request the apartment to themselves for a night with 24 hours notice. The other person has to skeedaddle! (This will be useful for him starting in the fall as I will be done with school and he’ll be starting back up.) It’s nice to know that you can still indulge in your secret singles behavior just by giving your FI a heads up that you want the apartment.
Post # 11
Umm, I frequently dance around like a maniac with my headphones on. That’s not something I’ll ever do in front of anyone else. I eat whenever I want, and I leave the DVD or DVR on pause for hours while I do other things. Oh, and sometimes I like to stay up until 3 or 4 a.m., just for the heck of it. All of that has to end, unfortunately.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I don’t paint my nails nearly as much as I used to. I don’t have an secret behaviors to hide from Mr. MJ, but I don’t like to do smelly things like nail painting because i don’t want to irritate him with the smell. He says it doesn’t bother him, though….
Post # 13
Being home and putting on TBS!
I love it when I have an afternoon off from work and I can put TBS on and watch some of the shows I used to watch on prime time, like Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, King of Queens and so on. Or on the weekends when you can sit and watch all day movie marathons and not have to clean the house or do anything but sit there. I like to put it on after work too but FI isn’t as interested.
Post # 14
I’ve been living with my FI for over a year now, and honestly, not too much has changed.
When I lived alone (and now), I ALWAYS change out of my work clothes RIGHT when I get home. I don’t eat dinner first, or check my messages- I change into PJs! I like to be comfy! I also spend gobs of time online. At first, I think he was a little weirded out by how much time I spend online- but now he’s totally used to it. He even calls me "google!!" LOL
Post # 15
I’m going to miss going to bed after 11pm & sleeping in. My FI is up at 6am every morning regardless of what time he goes to bed. When we’re together (we don’t live together) we’re in bed at 10:30pm and I’m up by 7 making breakfast…. even on weekends!!! It’s annoying, but good for me… I guess. I will miss sleeping in until 9am on Saturdays & not have anyone judge me for sleeping in. lol
I’m with ejs… my FI master bathroom is "open concept" as in.. has no door. Well there is but the toilet is a step away from the walk-in shower, which has a clear glass wall that you can see from the bedroom. We had a discussion: There’s nothing sexy about seeing my FI use the restroom while I’m lying in bed. lol so he’s decided to get the shower frosted. I’ll miss the privacy for sure.
Mmm & cookies for dinner. I’ll miss that the most.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale
Ha ha. I do almost all my single activities in front of the Mr- much to his chagrin. I do sometimes miss having my own bed. But being home sick today- it felt too cold. We do have a strict policy about keeping the bathroom door shut while you are doing your business.
And every now and then he totally indulges me and lets me watch chick flicks all night!! That’s the best. It’s all about keeping a balance. Every now and then I leave him home for the afternoon to do whatever he does?? Watch sci fi TV- I have no idea- I don’t usually ask.