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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Projects and DD

I fit the second section into the bottom window this morning!

As you know from a previous post, I've been working on this window project for the last few weeks and it is finally done. I am pretty pleased with the results......but I also know where the mistakes are. I enjoy glass work, but I do not consider myself a pro at it. Just Google to see what some people do! Some of it can make you cry.

The thing about a glass window though, is that the very charm of the light and color makes up for a lot of the imperfections......unless you are really looking for them.

DD can be like that.

I feel like my two "honeys," who have the power to decree a punishment, have been very lenient with me over some outbursts of attitude lately, because in the midst of it all, I have been doing several major projects that have benefited them both. Ana passed me again for last week and Rosa has not punished me for anything since we ended the 2016/2017 marathon over a month ago.

But I also know I have not exactly been an angel.......more like a very productive, but impatient and irritable contractor. And on one hand I appreciate their balance and apparent 'mercy'.....but I also wonder if maybe a different approach would be better? Maybe instead of good and bad cancelling each other out, maybe issuing both an award and a punishment would send me a better message? ( for example: Rosa: "Honey, that window looks great, I think you have a treat coming......but you also snapped at me last night, so we do have some 'attitude adjustment'to take care of first." )

Depending on how its handled, I think I would not resent the punishment......but I think that's what Rosa (and maybe Ana too) are concerned about. And it is a legitimate concern. My feelings get hurt easily when I feel I'm trying hard to please and get called out for an impatient response. And I know the effort I put forth in trying to make things nice for my loved ones is high. BUT....deep down, I AM a DD-oriented person and those occasional trips over a lap DO help keep me balanced. So I don't know what the answer is.

For now, I am just going to see what happens. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

St. Patrick's follow-up

Well, everything went well......and I mean EVERYTHING! I hope you all had as good a time as we did. 

Just to share, here's what our table looked like before we sat down to dinner:


Undeniably "Irish" ..........without resorting to green plastic leprechauns or glittery shamrocks. To keep things simple, we blend old and new.....plain white dishes atop sliver chargers, all mixed with green Depression glass accents. The arrangement, alas, is not real but silk, and features green roses and white accent flowers.

Here is Marta's authentic Irish dessert of Blackberry 'soup' with custard. It is HEAVEN! The cordial glass is technically an antique Italian sherry glass with actual silver scrollwork (which I found at a thrift shop for $.75 each!)......but it looks Irish enough to fit in with the theme......and admirably holds a portion of Irish creme liqueur or 16-year-old Bushmill's single malt Irish whiskey. The pint glass (the one that has obviously been partially emptied, LOL) is holding a very nice Milk Stout out of Lancaster PA. ....much richer than the brown water they dump into Guinness bottles.

The potato/leek soup was a huge hit and surprisingly easy to make. And of course the corned beef prompted a lot of 'second-helpings'! I am sorry it had to end.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

(In this case they'd have to change the moons to pink, instead of the hearts.)


Rosa and I love St. Patrick's Day! In fact, we are suckers for "all things Irish"......even though neither of us is the least bit Irish. Maybe it's the appeal of rooting for the underdog? Anyway, we make a big deal out of the day......although you won't catch us in any corny hats or kitschy crap like that. So, because I will be busy Friday cooking for guests, I am posting now late Thursday night. 

In addition to the usual 'corned beef & cabbage' (which I make with stout .....NO, not Guiness!) I will be serving Potato & Leek soup, colcannon, and soda bread with seasoned soft butter. Marta is making an Irish dessert of custard and blackberries.....all atop a very green and white table! The beer refrigerator is stocked with various stouts, porters, and other sundry ales. There's also some Paddy for the strong o' heart.

We own various CDs of Irish music.....from traditional jigs and reels going back to the 1800's, through harp, dulcimer, and bagpipe music, all the way to the Pogues (and Flogging Molly, if my daughter brings it).

Later we will enjoy a few rounds of pool while "Boondock Saints" plays in the background. 

I love Irish movies. We started off the week with a re-watch of "Miller's Crossing".  But there are several gems that we rotate around watching. In my opinion, the top Irish movies are (not ranked):

"In the Name of the Father"
"The Wind that Shakes the Barley"
"Miller's Crossing"
"The Field"
"Straw Dogs"
"The Informer"
"The Departed"

There are also a lot of very fine movies, which are not perfect......but still a lot of fun to watch:

"Boondock Saints 1&2"
"Waking Ned Devine"
"The Crying Game"
parts of "Gangs of New York" (the parts with Daniel Day Lewis as 'Billy the Butcher')
parts of "The Quiet Man" (the parts with Barry Fitzgerald or Victor McLaglen)

And I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch more.....but enough for now. 

So enjoy the day! Be authentic. Be real. Or, if you really can't resist the urge to dye your hair green and don a giant floppy top hat or glittery shamrock antennas...


...at least wear one of these (whichever pertains):



OR








Mothers-in-Law

( It seems that the disciplinary Mother-in -Law is a popular notion.)

Regulars here know how much I detest non seXquiturs, and since any post on any topic seems to always attract a "Spanking Mother-in-Law" comment from someone, I figured my best alternative was simply to post about the topic itself. Now any M.I.L. comments will fit right in appropriately and allow all M.I.L. afficionados to get their comments out of their systems so we can move on to other topics. (Brilliant eh?)

I have to admit, I myself did harbor a "disciplinary M.I.L." wishful thought in my previous marriage. I even wrote a story about it, but I discarded it eventually as self-indulgent and trite, and not up to what I like to think of as my usual standard. And now? If you ever met Rosa's mother, you'd see that such a thought is absurdly inappropriate. 

To highlight this, I can tell of the time we were visiting Peru and staying with Rosa's Mom. Although we are pretty "out" with our DD, Rosa never felt comfortable discussing it openly with her mother. However, being a bit hopeful......or just trying to get me to blush.....she showed her mother this traditional Peruvian 3-thonged whip we picked up while souvenir shopping and told her she intended to use it on me if I was bad.

(Ours looks just like this, but since it is made from some sort of gut or rawhide, the tied ends are actually sharp and would cut a bare bottom to pieces. Once home, I  repeatedly dipped the ends in a clear epoxy polymer until they were utterly sealed  and smooth. Even still, though now usable (and stingy), it rarely sees action in favor of our other, more traditional tools of correction. We do both have a mini key-chain version on our key rings though....as yet another 'sign' to the outside world of what we are all about.)

Rather than wink and approve, Rosa's Mom got all protective and said that "arguments should be settled with kisses and not hitting". She was very serious too. (It was really very sweet.) So you can see how there won't be any M.I.L. discipline going on here. And I'm cool with that. Disciplinarians need to have an 'edge' to be effective......and Rosa's Mom simply is too sweet and traditional to fall into that category.

As for the frequency of disciplinary M.I.L. comments here and at Dan's...and elsewhere, I wonder just how truly common this situation actually is? I'm sure it happens. Hell, ANYTHING can happen! I'm sure people think I'm making up some of what I write about concerning my own situation, and yet it is all true. So....who knows?  Maybe disciplinary wife-apples don't fall far from their mother-trees? I can't imagine it is rampant though.


(Although it is rampant within the professional Spanking Film Industry!)

And now......finally, and without fear of "Non seXquitur Reprisal," tell us your M.I.L. stories, and understand that after this, all comments need to pertain to the post they follow.....or risk deletion.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Projects

Truth be told, I am not in a particularly "DD" frame of mind. I have been absorbed in a stained glass project where I just recently completed and mounted one of what will ultimately be a two-window set:

This is the top half.

I am more than halfway through the second window, which will feature beer glasses in the reversed half of the two semi-circles (making the final design a complete circle each containing an alcohol-related still life). So my mind is absorbed in all this and even thinking ahead to two more unrelated projects to follow! So, 'sorry' to you horny little kinksters looking for titillation. Perhaps the mood will return soon.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Multiple what?

The question on my mind today is: which scenario resonates more with you?

Being the sole focus of multiple discplinarians ?

Or being one of several recipients of discipline from a sole disciplinarian?

In looking for images, I can say that the second scenario seems MUCH more popular with artists! These multiple-victim pictures outnumber multiple disciplinarian images by a huge margin. And yet, this situation does not have a lot of appeal for me.  The shared fate situation puts me on equal footing with several others in the same boat, dissipating my submission and making my own turn over the lap seem more normal

No, I much prefer the idea of being the sole 'submissive in disgrace' among others who will not share my fate but rather bring about a worse fate through their involvement. Being a solitary submissive emphasizes the embarrassing uniqueness of being an adult subject to spanking by others with authority over me.

What about you? (I suppose f you can't decide you can always go with this:)

Being among multiple recipients of discipline from multiple disciplinarians!
Though it just seems like a factory assembly line of spanking to me.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Today is:

International Women's Day! Support the day.....love a woman.....


.... each in your own special way, of course!