When I was single I wrote a post called "Secret Single Behavior." It was written after I'd watched the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie just wants to eat saltines with grape jelly on them while standing at her sink, and while Charlotte just wants to spend an hour every night inspecting her pores. I was all proud of myself for telling the world what my secret single behavior was. Now that I'm married, I still have secret single behavior, but it's different.
It's different because I'm married. It's also different because it's not really a secret. But it's the same in that it is things that I like to do by myself with no interruptions from my husband. So, I present to you, my secret married behavior.
+Netflix and bathe. I love drawing a really hot bubble bath and watching Netflix while sipping on a glass of wine. Currently I'm working through Sons of Anarchy. Fun fact, a couple of weeks ago I ran out of hot water and I was FREEZING so I screamed for Keith and he finally called my cell and I asked him to heat some water in the teapot and bring it down for me. He huffed and puffed and he brought the tea down. And it didn't help like I thought I would so that was definitely an instance of "it's the thought that counts."
+Wal Mart and Target and Home Goods and World Market and ALL OF THE HOUSEWARES. On my days off I love to to look at housewares and think of how I'd like to improve my home. I usually come away feeling disappointed, inadequate, and hungry. This may not be a very healthy behavior.
+Scrubbing and washing and sweeping and purging. I like to take my days off when I'm alone and deep clean the kitchen, vacuum the carpets (and also brush them with a dog brush because that actually gets the fur out of the carpet AND it's a workout for me), mop the floors, do some laundry, and drink several glasses of wine in the process. It's therapeutic.
+Fill in my eyebrows. If there's one part of my makeup I basically always have to have done, it's my eyebrows. I just LOVE filling them in. It's kind of cathartic. I fill them in if I'm not going anywhere or if I'm going to sleep. I don't care. I just don't want to be caught with patchy eyebrows.
+Painting my nails. Sometimes I'll kill two birds with one stone and I'll paint my nails while I'm in the bathtub chilling with Netflix and wine. This is only if I'm feeling like overachieving, though.
+Taking naps. Did you know naps are scientifically proven to make you happier and more productive in your daily life? No, they aren't. That's made up. It could be true though, I guess.
+Buying impulse trips. I like to search the internet for good deals on flights right before I go to sleep, ad one night I actually booked a trip to Iceland, complete with a hotel. The trip began in 5 days. I canceled it. Since the Iceland debacle, I've looked at (not booked!) trips to Italy, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, and New Zealand again, because I really want to go to Hobbiton.