When my husband goes away on business trips and I am at home with the pup, there are a few things that I do that I would not necessarily do when he is home.
I don't make the bed everyday. When D is home, he makes the bed every day or we make it together. Very rarely do we ever not make the bed. So when D is not home, the bed goes unmade for the entire time that he is gone. I am just lazy and won't do it if he is not around. If he is around, I do it without even thinking twice about it.
I don't cook. at. all. When D is not home, I work out more often and eat as healthy as I want. Since he is not watching his weight like I am (although I wish he was), we go out to eat a couple of times a week. I may cook several days a week also. When I am at home alone, I do not cook. I will have cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and be completely content with that. Or I will eat Pita Pit or a salad. I never cook for just me.
|scruffy Polo & D one morning. Yes, that is Polo's bone in D's mouth. yuck! :)|
I have control of the remote. When D is home, he controls the remote and we watch sports, sports, and more sports. I love sports. But don't get me wrong. I love me some House Hunters or HGTV every once in a while too!
I go to bed when I want to go to bed. Sometimes D will be tired and want to go to bed early. I always go to bed when he does. Out of habit. And because our pup is so spoiled that he does not like us to be on separate floors of the house. Polo will bark at me if I am not in bed with D and vice versas. Same thing with waking up in the morning. D is like a kid and cannot be awake without me.
One thing is for sure that D could be gone for a day and I will miss him like crazy. I love his quirks, our quirks, and our habits. Sure, it is fun to have me time every now and then and slack at making the bed or enjoying my endless bowls of cereal, but all in all, I'd rather him be home.
Do you do anything different when your spouse is not around?