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Things I Do When I’m Home Alone

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Things I Do When I’m Home Alone

Puisque c’est pratiquement impossible de vivre seule à New York (les loyers!), je suis toujours particulièrement heureuse quand je me retrouve seule, l’espace d’un weekend, sans mes colocataires, de pouvoir faire un peu ce qui me plait. Sans ordre de préférence:

1. Manger n’importe quoi pour le dîner debout à mon comptoir de cuisine en me laissant absorber par mon fil Instagram. Au menu: un bol de céréales suivi d’un verre de vin avec du popcorn. Pour couronner le tout, de la crème glacée. Le même menu à l’envers ferait tout aussi bien l’affaire.

2. Prendre ma douche avec la porte grande ouverte ce qui m’évite l’effet sauna, au sortir de la douche, dans ma petite salle de bains sans fenêtre.

3. Boire du vin, me faire un masque pour le visage et me faire les ongles en sous-vêtements tout en me faisant un marathon de Seinfeld.

4. Dormir dans mon plus simple appareil avec la porte de ma chambre grande ouverte pour une meilleure aération.

5. Me cuisiner un énorme petit-déjeuner et laisser ma vaisselle sale traîner dans l’évier. Pendant 24 heures. Voire plus.

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  • Oh, my! I RELISH the minutes when my family is out of the house and not around. I love them dearly, BUT…. I can listen to intellectual podcasts (economics, public health) in English without having to wear earbuds. I can eat when I want and not at precise hours that are set … by whom? Who decided that lunch is at 12:30 and never at 12:10? I want a word with them! And I can drink all the coffee I want without lectures.
    Also: opening ALL the windows for maximum cross-ventilation (known to others as death-inducing drafts), not shutting doors.
    And the thing I love most and never ever do because I never have a moment of quiet alone at the right time of the day (more like night with the time difference): Call friends back in the U.S. Or if I have a moment of quiet, I’m probably sound asleep. So…

  • hahaha, I’m crazy organized and clean so I wouldn’t leave dirty dishes in the sink. aside from that, I’m in love with this bedroom photo! Need to find the exact same table and chair asap!!!

    http://www.theeyetraveler.com/

  • Sanja Van Huet 10 août 2016, 2:54 / Répondre

    Dancing around and playing MY music. Doing yoga in the lounge room. Letting the cat in (shhhh!)

  • Love this post.

    When alone, I enjoy blasting the volume up of my favorite Pandora tunes, eating and making a mess in the kitchen to clean it whenever I want, taking up all the space in the bed (I live with my husband), and healthy missing him hahaha

  • Charlène 10 août 2016, 4:27 / Répondre

    Hahaha I absolutely understand you as I live in a big flat with six people. But the strange thing is when they are too much out, I miss them and am really happy when they come back at the end! :)

  • same here! When my bf is not home: vive les green clay masks! (without 1000 questions why and what for and weird smiles)

  • Hahaha on dirait moi, j’adore ce post ! C’est génial de se retrouver seule parfois, pour faire toutes ces choses :)

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  • When I’m home alone I sit deeply on my sofa, watch back to back episodes of Fixer Upper, salivate over British Vogue’s: INSIDE THE WARDROBE episodes and catch up on Garance Dore’s podcasts with headphones on. Weirdly enough, I’m so relaxed while in sensory overload with no one around to ask what the hell I’m doing.

    http://brooklynchateau.blogspot.com/2015/06/beauty-reals-icicles-in-amsterdam.html

  • Jorge Alexandre Teixeira 10 août 2016, 11:33 / Répondre

    I live by myself ,so it’s pretty normal …but, yeah …sometimes, usually on weekends when arriving home Saturday morning from a night out with the guys in Bairro Alto or Cais do Sodré (Lisbon ) , strange things happen later that evening in terms of food combinations cause of the «munchies» , you know what i mean?

  • hahhaa so true !

  • I can’t remember the last time I was alone in my apartment–but I live with my boyfriend, and no other « roommates, » thank God, so I can walk around in undies/do face masks/hog the bathroom whenever I want. (I lived with multiple people in two other apartments, so I definitely relish it.) But when he isn’t home, I like to blast music he doesn’t like and sing/dance along (too embarrassing to do in front of him haha).

  • Opposite. My husband and I are both shift workers. His son is a teenager and always out with his friends these days. I am often in the house with just the dogs. I love our time together and my time alone equally.

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