Well, it’s all over… after 1009 days together I am losing my Bliss.
Since she first started talking about a move to ‘that city up north’ it has been almost 4 months… it hardly seems real that we are moving into a new phase and going our separate ways. How funny does this sound? Like we’re breaking up…
I guess we are.
I used to get asked quite regulary if Bliss was my best friend, and insensitive as it sounds I always said no. Bliss and I are friends of a different kind, not exactly kindred spirits but better flatmates because of it I think. We knocked around together comfortably, the length of time it lasted is testament of that, I think it was an opposites ‘attract’ kind of thing! We were together so long we were always invited places together and always spoken of in the same sentence… The odd couple.
I think I am blissfully (excuse the pun) ignorant of how much I am going to miss her. I am not a sentimental type of chick and currently feel reasonably philosophical about the change… I think I am in denial. I believe I am going to miss the sneezing in the morning, the door closing as she leaves the house at 6am, the vacuum cleaning, the ability to excuse eating icecream at any time of the day, and chocolate for that matter.
Of course, I am also going to miss the long chats late in the evening, the single girls lament as we discussed our singular status, I’m going to miss her easy company too. Her wisdom and her amazing insight.
She’s a top chick.
So, here’s to the future!! And free lodging up north… And the best thing is that she will be back here every 8 weeks for work. You just gotta be happy with that…
Jack the Lass says
My lodger moved out yesterday after 3 1/2 years here. Even though I was looking forward to having the place to myself it’s *so* weird not having her here. *So* know how you feel. I’d come round and visit you and eat chocolate in Bliss’s place (though I draw the line at leaving at 6am and doing lots of vacuuming). But as you’re slightly more than "just round the corner" and slightly more than a £1 bus fare away I’ll have to spare you that fate for now :)