Monday, July 25, 2011

Perks of the LDR

Long distance relationships are lots of work. They come with lots of sacrifice and a whole different suitcase full of challenges than an average relationship carries.  Even in all this I have found a few little perks that I have enjoyed while enduring this particular time in my life.  

As of right now I have no one to answer to but myself.  I can eat my meals at whatever time I like without worrying about someone elses stomach grumbles. I will say in the times that I have starved Brandon passed his feeding time he has been very patient.  I also cook what I am in the mood for and if I want to dine in my room then I most certainly will. My evenings are on a 'me' time schedule not an 'us' time schedule. I do enjoy this. 

This works because I often use my evenings to do any feminie primping such as a manicure,pedicure, or some eyebrow grooming. You know the stuff boys could not care less about. I just piddle and play and do what I please. I like to paint my nails before bed and this doesn't work so well when we are together. It doesn't work because typically I have to sit up waiting on the couch for my nails to dry when someone else is already getting snuggly in bed without me. At times in our relationship when we are together I try to make sure this is done in advance or when he is busy, so that I  don't waste our precious time together. 

Also in that category of  -things I put off until we aren't spending time together- is my love for internet surfing. I catch up on my favorite blogs and maybe some wedding research here and there, twitter, facebook, etc. I admit I spend way to much time online, but I know once November hits and I am a newlywed, the me schedule will be out the window!

One more thing I enjoy is that Brandon has plenty of time to go see his manly movies. There are some that I prefer NOT to see and the eight months apart give him the perfect opportunity for those mandates. He can also give me a heads up on movies that are worth going to see. In turn, my availability for girls nights is almost aways open. Its a win/win for now.

When the time comes and the LDR ends, I will be so thankful. It will be nice to have other suggestions for meals and some regularity, someone to keep my internet usage down, as well as having a positive influence to an earlier bed time. At least when we do have to be apart in the future I can look back on this list to remind myself of the few positives of being apart. Ahem, I also just want to take a second to pat myself on the back for thinking with my glass half full! BooYA! Yep, I said, "BooYa!"


  1. haha okay I miss my husband after an hour being apart! I don't get how you can d long distance! that would be SO hard! but good for you for being strong :) and I give you a big pat on the back for even being optimistic about it! go you! :)

  2. My husband and I were dating long distance for 5 years (engaged for 2 years of that). We just got married this past May!! Although the time apart is really hard, it makes the times together more memorable and worth it. :)

    Just stopping by from the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am a new follower via GFC!! I hope you're able to stop by my blog too!


  3. Thank you so much for coming by! Your posts hits closer to home than I would like. My husband will soon be deployed and i'll be suffering withdrawal i'm certain! I've started tweeting the blogs that joined me for the hop to encourage others :)
    {tara} from Undeserving Grace