My wife left for a conference last night, so I'm going to be fending for myself for the next week. I have to admit that it's already kind of lonely around here. I've spent most of today eating, cleaning the kitchen, and watching movies.
It's strange really, I believe that my wife and I are more "newlyweds" now than we were last year when we first got married. Last year we had a whole bunch of friends to share our time with. We had a lifestyle set up that we didn't need to acclimate to. We worked at odd and sometimes opposite hours of the day. It all added up to everything seeming kind of world weary and mature- working hard for our money to pay the bills on time.
Now we're somewhere where we don't have any close friends, just each other. We're both teaching assistants at the university so our schedules are pretty much the same (although who knows what will happen this summer). We're students again, which makes me feel much younger and less world weary (although teaching at the same time is bizarre, as I have said in other posts). It's really quite great. We get to spend so much time together and I have time to cook and sleep and don't have to wake up at five in the morning. I know we both REALLY miss our friends and the big city, but it's looking like this "trying time" in our life together is giving us a chance to deepen our relationship. I like that.
That being said, it has made me a teensy bit dependent- so that now as my wife is off conferencing, I am sitting at home not sure what to do with myself. Eating donuts and watching movies. Whatever, another week of school approaches.