Sunday, July 29, 2007

Home Again

Well W/we're home again. Tired and hating the whole un-packing thing, lol, but fine nonetheless. W/we had a wonderful time visiting friends and family this past week, and then capped it off with a weekend at a resort in West Virginia.
Monday night W/we visited with MikkiStar (I'm still full from that dinner!!!) And for those of you who read her blog, she's just like that in person. She is who she is, not fake or phony, no putting on airs. W/we both loved her to pieces and did NOT want to leave! And if you DO read Mikki's blog then you've already seen a couple of pictures W/we took that night. Above is another one Mikki took of the 2 of U/us together at the Harding Memorial.

W/we visited family for the next few days, some from my side and some from His side. Had the chance to do some exploring and shopping in downtown Ann Arbor, and loved it. Such a lovely city, with all the benefits of city life without the hassles of the congestion and over-population around here. Small town living with big city benefits, the best of both worlds.

Now it's time to wash clothes and settle back in, spend time catching up with the 16 year old who stayed home with the pets by himself for the week. That was his vacation, and while I know he enjoyed it, I think he's secretly happy to have U/us home. And W/we're happy to be back home with the dog, cats, and son.

Hope all have been well during the past week, and hope to catch up with everyone soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.

It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain.
~ Mildred W. Struven


Carrots, Eggs, & Coffee.

Upon hearing him complain about how difficult his life was, she put three pots of water on the stove. When the water came to a boil, she placed carrots in the first pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third. After boiling for 20 minutes, she asked him what he saw.

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," he replied.

She brought him closer and asked him to feel the carrots (they were soft), the eggs (they were hard), and to taste the coffee (it was good!)

She explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water.

Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique: after they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

~ condensed from unknown source


Saturday, July 14, 2007


These steel shot filled gloves of leather are wonderful!

Perhaps my new favorite toy, and yet I have so many favorite toys; the violet wand, the floggers, the stick-ball bat.

But these delivered completely different feelings from everything else, and Master used them oh so beautifully. He has a way of making music, and my body just hums!

Don't mind me, I'll be the one in the corner with the goofy grin on her face!


Friday, July 13, 2007

Simple Pleasure?

Sometimes we take things for granted, especially the little things that seem insignificant. Master has an allergy to all things dairy - that is the stuff that comes from cows milk. Master becomes ill whenever he eats cows milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and anything you can think of that's made from milk, or has milk in it.

Given that this is true, and me being who I am - a fixer and a pleaser - I first eliminated from his diet all cows milk products. Let me tell you, this turned out to be a challenging task. I was amazed how many foods contain "Whey". Whey is the leftover liquid once milk has curdled, and apparently it is added to a multiple of foods in order to add vitamins and minerals and even flavor.

So, I've pretty much settled on his diet, which includes soy milk, soy and goat cheeses, goat milk, goat butter, and, well, you get the point. Modern day products like the soy-based "dairy" items, and traditional products such as goat-products, have made this a lot easier. Add making more foods from scratch, using whole foods more and processed foods less, and Master is consuming very little cow products at all - and these only when eating out.

So imagine if you can, my delight - I mean DELIGHT!! at the pleasure Master felt and expressed from a simple grilled cheese sandwich I made for him. :) This slave lives for Master's pleasure and happiness, and this simple food gave Him great enjoyment, and gave me abundant fulfillment!

It was not that difficult to prepare a safely-edible goat butter, bread, and soy cheese sandwich, and yet, Master had not eaten a grilled cheese sandwich in such a long time. Loving someone and caring for their well-being means (to me) making a little extra effort to please them. I think of this as "Love in action". I don't just say the words, I live the words. I often refer to the "Happy Bunny" phrase, "It's all about me!" And yet for me, for any slave, it's all about Master. If Master is happy, then all is well in my world. And that, is my simple pleasure.