13 April 2009

Less Distractions

Lawrence has been away on a business trip since last Monday. He doesn't get back until this weekend. While I miss him dearly...strangely, we've both been very efficient while he's been gone. I've accomplished a lot with wedding planning, and have gotten loads of work done. I've also been cleaning our condo, sifting through bills and old mail, and clipping coupons (how domestic of me). And he's been a machine over in Ohio pumping out his work and finishing up some accounting schoolwork he needed to get done. We've been like that "power couple" that rarely sees each other and counts text messages and phone calls as meaningful communication.

While I would hate for things to go on like this, (i.e. living apart, sleeping apart, you get the picture...) I have been amazed at how much is getting done. The other day it caused my mind to wander to strange places. If we lived separately, would we individually be that much more efficient? I'm baffled because we've been together for nearly 6 years. We aren't in that honeymoon phase anymore. And it's not like we sit around like slugs whenever we are together at home. But apparently we must waste a lot of time and I'm not consciously aware of it.

Do you ever feel like this? Or are we just weirdos? (Don't answer that!) :)

xoxo,

carly

6 comments:

  1. haha, this is my life! My fiance [who I have lived with for two years now] travels regularly for business as a consultant. He's gone Monday through Thursday for months at a time.

    Now he's back in Atlanta for the rest of the year and while I love having him around, my productivity has plummeted [see: massive lack of blogging]. And I realized the other day that the three times I've trained for and run half marathons have been times he's out on a project! Never once while he is stationed in town. Weird.

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  2. Mark and I live apart for the most part of the week, and while I'm not always happy with this arrangement, I do admit that we both do get a lot done and (me especially) are able to focus a lot better apart. I spent a couple weeks working at home with Mr. Peng, and was a little shocked to realize how much harder it is for me to live together, because I have to prepare meals for the both of us (not so much HAVE to, as I like to, and I hate eating out unless its for a fun, weekend meal... the hidden calories drive me nuts!) and I like to sleep on his schedule (so that we go to bed and wake at the same time) so that was another (albeit minor) inconvenience. I work through the night, and once Mark got home, I found myself unable to concentrate, (because its fun to play with my hubby!!!) which just made the night work hours longer than they needed to be. It was nice to be together, but when my workdays are long, I admit it's much easier for me to stay at my parents house (I work with my dad) where my mom feeds me and I wake and sleep as I please. So sad, but true! Alas, time apart is very productive, but time together is much more fun :)

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  3. We are so much more productive apart. The two times we've done long distance have been growing periods for both of us, both with school/career and making new friends.
    This summer he's actually going back home for a few weeks just to study for boards, because apparently my irresistible cuteness just gets in the way.

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  4. we are very much like this! although we haven't been apart for very long periods, the times we are apart we tend to fill with lots of activity. maybe it's a way to distract ourselves from missing the other, maybe we have more free time instead of the usual lounging and tv watching we do together. either way, it's always nice when we are back together.

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  5. Isn't that funny that we are all more productive without our spouses around?! I'll admit, I love to waste time with Lawrence. So, maybe I'm not totally unaware of what happens to all of my time :)

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  6. I feel the same exact way!!!! My future hubby has Tuesdays off of work and I never get much accomplished on Tuesdays.....go figure!!! But it is worth being unproductive to get to spend time with each other!

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