Obviously it is a living situation out of convenience rather than choice. It's not like I can get an apartment for myself in New York and it would not really make sense. I am just visiting therefore we are not living together. We are both oddly traditional actually. We want to wait until we are married before we live together. That and we both own our rainy city homes, and both are very picky livers. Okay, that might just be me. I really really really like things my way. And I really really really like living by myself. I already know that someday we need to get a home big enough for me to have my own room.
That being said, the Engineer chose a place that is fairly big when he could have gotten a studio and I have purchased furniture that is decidedly mine (ie. pretty), so we are sort of living together.
They say that when a couple moves in together they learn so much about the other person. I personally believe that I have learned more about myself. Thanks to things the Engineer points out. For example, I drink lots of milk. I never really noticed before how much I go through. It's a lot. I may be 29, but I still love a big glass of milk and I drink copious amounts of tea. I also have discovered that I go through lots of garbage in the kitchen. I don't really like to fold my clothes right away but get mad when there is clutter on the bedroom dresser. I have learned that only I can make a mess when I have cleaned the house. That I do laundry more often than the usual person, that I hate doing dishes, and that I really like to do a whole bunch of nothing in the mornings.
I have also learned that I like having someone to say good morning to who is not my dog. And that it's fun to work next to the Engineer. And that he likes to do a whole bunch of nothing in the morning too, when he can.
I am glad to know that it won't be too bad when we are married. I like this whole compromise thing. As long as we choose my style of furniture and decor. And that I have my own room. And that the Engineer has his whole room where he can put paper wherever he would like to. Why? WHY does he hate the idea of file folders so much? How could it possibly be better to lay paper down on every available surface? Okay, calm Sarah, don't get excited. Compromise. COMPROMISE. Stupid word