Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ahh, the single-wife..

Whats that you ask? What is a "single-wife"? Let me explain....its when you're a wife..but you live like your single. You see, I spend 5days a week living the single-wife...its much like the single-life. I do what I want, when I want. I still have to work, thats part of the wife left in me...well, I guess single people work too..unless you're Lindsay (j/k I love you linds!)... Now for most people this might be a dream come true!! In some ways, sure, its nice....but I have issues. Since I am slightly OCD (self-diagnosed) I can't sit & relax when the apartment is a mess..NOT EVEN IF I TRY!! Once I have the place all to myself, I clean?! What is wrong with me?! So, once things are in order..then I go about living my single-wife life. I cook or eat out, depending on how I feel... I rent chic flicks & tv seasons that Chris would not only not like, but outright REFUSE. I can be obsessed with books as much as I want, and read til the wee hours of the night(which I usually regret..im the oldest 22yr old I know! My body ACHES when I wake up! Im such a senior citizen). ..but I can stay up late & be all kinds of irresponsible. I listen to my music as loud as I want, and can be completely selfish 90% of my day..like a single person would of course ;)... As I am growing more accustomed to my newfound lifestlye I begin to realize...my house is always clean...my life has been Discovery Channel-free, History Channel free & I haven't seen a documentary on a prison gang in months!! I don't have to ask for the computer 12times while Chris finishes his current "fantasy" sports team changes...I can take up as much space in the bed as I want! I am getting much too used to this...pedicure? SURE! Pinkberry? Why not! No one's here to stop me? IS THIS HEAVEN!?

...........Now, doesn't this all sound so nice? Well...it definitely has its benefits! BUT I am always cold, my human-heater isn't here...There is no one to put the blankets back on me when I violently kick them off at night because I am just that hot..knowing Ill be cold 10min later..There is no one to make me laugh while mocking my favorite tv shows, pointing out the things I know are true but I choose to ignore since I love the show so much....No one to give me nicknames like "Mar-Dawg-Dizzle" ...No one to say "don't eat that, you'll just get a cavity"....or no one to say things like "screw the earth!"......No one for me to talk their ear off so much that they finally say "okay Mari, okay"...no one to tolerate the millions of crazy & wack-o things about me...So as much as I am loving my new life as the single-wife...I am happy it is almost at an end. THREE WEEKS left! I am hoping that some of my newfound habits can stick around though...like the clean house & tv shows?! As nice as its been to be "single" again, Id rather be the wife..and have the husband too! Who would have thought Id be excited for the school year to begin again?! It just means Chris will be home!!

6 comments:

The Alvords said...

You are hilarious. There ARE pros and cons to having them gone but it really is better having them around. You are a trooper. I think I would have killed myself by now. You are a good wifey and my brother is lucky to have someone as patient and sweet as you. I love you!

Jen said...

Mares...I can sympathize! That's exactly what I was feeling when Josh was in school. Except...on the last day of his last MBA class, Bishop called and asked him to be the new Young Men's president. Alas, I'm back to being the single-wife and single-mother. :(

(But, am happy to once again "sacrifice" so he can fulfill his calling, lol.)

Jeni said...

Ha! This is so cute! Yes, they drive us crazy, but we do miss them... probably because we're crazy (their fault).

The Tolmans said...

Mars. Love the post. It's a bitter-sweet. I don't know how you're doing it. You are one amazing babe.

Bobbilynn said...

Oh Mari, you make me laugh. Start a paper-chain! lol 3 Weeks Left!

Peterson Family said...

oh that made me sad for you! I hope time flys!