Weeknights have become my favorite nights.
Don't get me wrong--I still love weekends, of course. I love the flexibility to sleep in if I want. I love to be social and to soak up all of the fun adventures SF has to offer across every neighborhood nook and cranny. And I love generally turning my brain from "work" mode to "play".
But since my habitation status changed from party-of-one to "co", I find myself deeply enjoying my weeknights from the moment my key hits the front door.
Honestly? There is just so.much.more.laughter.
Plus, B really likes to cook. And he enjoys whipping up healthy meals the most. In fact, he prefers it to dining out. So not only has my post-work tired self been immensely appreciative of this gesture lately, but my waistline and my wallet have benefited as well. We like the same TV shows, too. Well, for the most part--I do suck it up to watch American Horror Story (side-note: that show is f*cked up, ya'll!) and he zips his lips when I get caught up in a Real Housewife-esque reality show saga (besides laughing and saying "such smut..."). Did I mention we laugh a lot? We make plans and talk about our days. Then we laugh some more.
And we comfortably settle in to fluffy blankets in order to unwind from city living over a couple of good books.
It's been a super easy transition so far and I guess I am just feeling grateful for the pleasant normality of it all. Dating long distance for 1.5 years rendered many a butterflies/newness moment for us, which was wonderful, but I admit I was a tad nervous to find out what happens when there isn't a whirlwind of plans and excitement and cherished, limited time surrounding us; I was a tad nervous to just be. Everyday. In real life. And in normal.
Sure, it's only been 2 weeks. As a few well intentioned folks have cynically pointed out--"Home cooked dinners every night? HA! Enjoy it now, because that won't last!"....
This may be true. Many changes lie ahead, I'm sure. But that's not a very positive way to look at things, ya know? I prefer to think that it's only been 2 weeks and damn, they've sure been wonderful.
So weeknights have (surprisingly) become my favorite nights.
And any co-habitation advice to keep the good vibes flowing is very welcomed :)