Thursday, January 6, 2011
On Sunday, D$ left for a month-long road trip. He drove to Minnesota to prepare for and defend his dissertation (!!!) and then is driving South to visit family in several places, then across to Cali and back up home to me.
We've spent a lot of time apart during our relationship so this month doesn't bother me too much. If anything, I am glad to have some time to myself after almost a month straight of people staying with us. The goodbye is worse than absence - we've barely spoken since he left since we've both been busy, and that's sorta how we roll when on different sides of the country. I will say that D$ is usually more upset when we are apart then I and this time was no exception - the night before he left he was all morose and adorable while I was all-business and trying to get the car packed.
Don't get me wrong, I will miss him. I've had a particularly shitty week and spent all day being bummed that he wouldn't be home when I got back from work. Plus, I have to figure out how to feed myself for an entire month and am solely responsible for all kitty-litter, dishes, and other cleaning. But there are definitely upsides, not the least being that I get to sleep with the covers tucked in exactly the way I like for an entire month.* I have also told myself that I will go to the gym a lot and get lots of errands done.**
At the very least he will not be there to make fun of me when I'm porky piggin' it around the house.
* The night before he as we were getting into bed a look of glee came over my face as I realized this. I breathlessly told him, "You know what I'm going to do tomorrow? Wash the sheets and tuck them in JUST THE WAY I LIKE. He was not happy that that was my main feeling about his departure.
**I am already behind on the list of things. I didn't make it one day.
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