I have been trying to catch up with all of you ....and decided to have you catch up with me.
.....NYC with 'my girls'. It was wonderful.....we walked and walked and walked and....(Master loved that part;).....we took the train into the city, checked into a great hotel, and took off for the 911 Museum. It was my request that we go, the girls' were a little hesitant, fearing it would be too depressing. My son-in-law managed to get us VIP tickets ....no lines, no security check and our own tour guide. We were there about 3 hours, did not see all of it, but most. We all agreed...it was wonderfully done and very moving. It was somber, but also filled with remembrance and a feeling of honoring those we loss. The girls were glad we went...and i highly recommend it.
From there we went to the Empire State Building...up to the very top....to wish me a happy birthday. It was freezing, but the view was more than worth it. From there we headed to dinner. Oh my...what a dinner. The restaurant was one of chef Batali's...from the food network.. We had all decided to order things we had not had before. We had a couple of their signature cocktails, i tried raw salmon for the first time..hopefully not the last...we each ordered a different whole fish and shared, and of course desserts. We rolled out of the place. To top it off...about half way through the meal, one of my daughter's says to me...don't look to the right, but guess who just sat one table away from us. ....Sally Fields....i love her. I suddenly had to get up and go to the ladies room and yes...it was Sally. During on of the toasts i looked her way..and she lifted her glass in a toast! We had to rush to make the show in time...Beautiful....the story of Carol King....it was super terrific. Mostly about her life before she became famous...i learned a lot...and the music was great!
After breakfast we spent the next morning shopping...truly a wonderful celebration.
....Returned home on Monday, to unpack and repack. My sister's trip was the next day. I was not in in the initial planning for the trips, so i was just glad they did not overlap. My sister and i went to a resort to relax....perfect, just what i needed. There was a pool with individual cabanas, hot tub sections....large lounging chairs, a spa, a casino and an outlet mall 10 minutes away. Our time together is usually all about children and grands...so when we get a chance for it to be 'just us'...it is wonderful.
.....Nursed a rotten cold for the past 2 days, but at least it waited til i got home.
....And yes, today is Monday, so Maintenance happened today. I have a love/hate thing going with Monday's....i love that Master is so very consistent....and makes it priority. I hate that my idea of maintenance is a lovely spanking where we re-connect and get ready to face the week and that Master's idea is pretty different. During my naked kneeling, Master used His hands to calm and reclaim me...and then to get me squirming as He pinched and pulled and PINCHED my nipples. I almost moved my hands, but heard His warning, took a deep breath and quieted myself. Then it was over His lap...He asked what kind of warm-up i wanted...i quickly replied..a very long one. He chuckled and said...granted!!!! So, after a very long and enjoyable warm-up, the maintenance paddle made an appearance. Two sets of 50, the last 10 the hardest. Just as i was relaxing I am told to stand with my hands behind my head, and Master showed me His 'My paddleman' paddle that i gave Him for Christmas. Ten more..with a warning to not break position. Then...on to more pleasant activities......:)
....Questions and answers...yes i have not forgotten that it is still March and i still do intend to answer your questions...as does Master. I will answer Minelle's question now...She asked:
How did we meet and how did i feel after that first meeting?
I love re-telling this story...because it is a tale with a happy ending...and i see it as a story of hope..for all of you out there looking...do not give up!!!!!!
So, I was brand new to this spanking thing, in the sense that i had not been spanked. Oh i had spent a lot of time reading and thinking about it, was pretty sure i was too old, too fat, too shy..too...you get the idea. I had looked at a couple on line sites, and was chatting with a few ...men. Then i had a family emergency, and had to put all of my attention on my daughter. So i announced that i had a family emergency and would not be on line for a while..not sure how long. I got interesting responses from...you could come up with a better excuse to its been nice chatting with you. Except from one gentleman...He wished me well, and said He would be waiting...i only half believed it, but it was nice to hear. After a week, this man sent me a note, wondering how my daughter was and wishing me well. After the second week, another note...not pushy, just friendly. By the third week, and the third note, i responded that i had found some help for my daughter, and hopefully was on the right track. So we started chatting again and moved on to phone chats.
Finally one evening He said it was time for us to meet. He asked if i preferred coffee or a beer. I laughed and replied, given a choice like that..i choose beer. He laughed and said, honesty...i love that. Now, i had never done this before..met someone in person, that i had only chatted with. Master decided the next day, after i got out of school...it was wise of him not to give me too much time to think about it. i arrived on time, but waited in the parking lot, debating if i would really go in. I did, we had that beer......
What surprised me the most...how relaxed i was once we started chatting...we had a lot in common, and we laughed a lot...and even then it was like He could read my mind...that part was a little concerning..and He used the word spanking a lot in conversation.....So, the ultra conservative school teacher had taken a chance.......and as it turned out.....it was one of the best decisions ever!
How i felt after having met Him...that i was really happy i had decided to have a beer that afternoon. It felt right...but i had no idea how right, or what a journey i had embarked on.
Thanks Minelle for a walk down memory lane...