Olivia and Monkey’s Day on the Town

Really, I should have titled this post “Gifts.”  i’m sitting here in a delightful Airbnb, burning the meditation candle that jade gave me, looking at the beautiful stone that is supposed to help me be more in touch with my own intuitive self (pictured below with the little pouch she gave me to keep it in.)

Sitting here thinking about the many gifts that I’ve gotten from blogging – from the process itself, but even more so from the community of wonderful people I’ve gotten to meet.

But that’s not what you want to hear about  – I know you want to hear about my visit with Monkey!!

It was wonderful.  There is nothing like being with someone who can talk about the mundane and the kinky in the same breath and be comfortable with it.  And for many of us, that’s a rare treat.  On top of that –

Monkey is everything I thought she would be – beautiful (full disclosure, we both have curly, red hair so I might be biased.  And she wears cute glasses.)  Interesting.  We talked all day. Not obsessively, not like silence would have been awkward, but just comfortably chatting.   She took me to see amazing sights – I saw mountains and canyons and a gorgeous beach, all in the course of a day.  We had a lovely lunch – mine was made almost entirely of ingredients that I was not familiar with, aside from the albacore and avocado, and was delicious.

I can say that Monkey has just enough domme in her that we didn’t have that submissive girls cliché where we’re both going, “But what do you want to do?  No, whatever you want.”  But really we also know that submissive women can take charge beautifully when it’s helpful for someone else, and she had a fabulous day planned for us.

We talked about blogging and the blogging community and how much fun it would be to have a get-together.  We talked about all the people we wanted to be on the list – yes, YOU were one of them!!  We talked about where we could have it – Boston?  Atlanta?  Where would you come?  (That’s a really bad sentence – “where would you come?” but you know what I mean.)

Ok, I guess that probably won’t happen.  We can still dream.

So getting to meet Monkey was a gift from the universe.  Meeting her nourishes that part of my soul where i’m most essentially myself, and i’m grateful for that.  I will tuck our day together away in my memory box, right next to the one with jade and Sir Raven, with ‘nilla, with… other bloggers i’ve gotten to meet over the years.

Thank you, Monkey, for being who you are.  And thank you, Gentle Reader, for helping create a community of acceptance for us all.

 

 

 

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Sunday Check-in 5-29

i’ve had company for several days, and enjoyed it so much.  i have not eaten well, or  exercised (although there was dancing) or meditated.  i’m shrugging it off – tomorrow is another day.

But i want to recommit to meditating, and walking more.  Part of my weekend was wasted obsessing on the possibility of some mild criticism about a work thing.   i was eventually able to just notice when i was stuck thinking about it and let it go, but it reminded me that i am not practicing ways to stay in the moment, and that it might be helpful to do that.

My kinky blog friend, ‘nilla, and i had lunch with a lovely Domme we know.  Ms. Constance is so funny, and entertained us with stories of her adventures at some kinky events.  i laughed so hard – i can’t remember laughing that much in ages.  It was a real treat.

MP took us out for dinner Thursday night.  The restaurant he picked is a local classic, and inspired him to entertain us with stories of the city, and other days gone by.  That was lovely.  He and ‘nilla are fond of each other, and it was nice for me to see them enjoying each other’s company.

Friday morning, i worked, and ‘nilla had time to do some writing over on her blog, Vanilla Mom, so if you enjoy her two latest stories, you can thank me for giving her time and space to write them.  🙂

Friday afternoon, some other friends, non-kinky type, joined us.  i’ve known Lisa since before i met my first husband, so we go way back.  Her two daughters, adults now and all grown-up, came too.  They almost always visit on Memorial Day weekend so we can go to the music festivals in our town.  Both Friday and Saturday were full of a variety of bands and types of music, lots of people watching, dancing, and other good times.

Oh, yeah, and junky food.  (Although I did have a portobello mushroom sandwich, which seems pretty healthy.)

It reminds me how dear my women friends are, and how important to my well-being.   Which then reminded me of this lovely article:  Why Women Need a Tribe.

Namaste to all my sub-sisters out there – and the Dommes too.  ❤

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Excitement

Big excitement here – a blogging friend, someone i met through an earlier incarnation of my blog – is coming to visit.  She arrives tomorrow, and i’m super excited.  We met through blogs, but have gotten together in real life several times, and this will be her third annual visit.

i have a ton of house cleaning to do before she gets here.  And  a ton of work for my job.  And a hair appointment.  Nails were yesterday.

My friend would say not to worry about the house, but only because she’s not here looking at it.

And i have more house guests coming Friday, which is also exciting.

MP is not feeling well and that’s worrisome.  i’ll try again today to talk him into going to the doctor, but based on history, that’s not likely to be effective.

My sexy, kinky blog has become a Dear Diary of the most mundane sort.

And i’m awake way too early this morning.

Finally – did you know that if you google “naked cleaning images” not only pictures, but GIFs  like this pop up?  It is indeed an amazing world we live in.

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On that note, i’m gonna start my day.