Friday, May 31, 2013

Forty Sexy Questions


I can't think of anything to post. My mind is somewhere in the clouds so if you see it in there, grab it and send it back okay.  

Thankfully, Hermione. combined this meme from two that were posted on Angel Brat's blog and I am borrowing. Thank you ladies.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror this morning, what was the first thing you  thought.  OMG, who is that?
2. How much cash do you have on you?  None at the moment.
 3.Name a word that rhymes with door?  more
 4.Name your favorite planet?  Earth, haven't visited the others.
 5.Do you own more than 100 cd’s?  No
 6.Have you ever finished a bag of popcorn and ate the junk from the bottom? Never finish the bag.
 7.What kind of top are you wearing?  I'm wearing a sundress
 8.Have you ever labeled yourself?  Was I supposed to?
 9.Name the brand of shoes you are currently wearing? Sanuk yoga mat flip flops
10.Bright or dark room? Bright
 11 .Have you ever been pooped on from the sky?  Yes
 12.What does your watch look like?  Don't wear one
 13.What were you doing at midnight last nite?  sleeping
  1. Have you ever dated someone a decade older than you?  yes
  2. Have you ever listened to a song and cried? Don't recall
  3. Who last told you he/she loved you? hubby  
  4. What was the last furry thing you touched?  You're kidding, right? 
  5. How many drugs have you taken within the last three days? Not enough 
  6. Favorite age so far? The one I'll be next year because then I'll still be alive  
  7. Have you ever had a secret crush on a teacher?  Don't think so  
  8. What was the last thing you said to someone? See ya  
  9. Have you ever been found sleep walking?  No  
  10. What was the last song you sang? Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher.  I sang along with the radio and everyone else left the room.
  11. What’s your favorite number? 8  
  12. Where did you live in 1987? Colorado  
  13. What do you do when the vending machines eats your money? kick it. 
  14. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed? Depends on who I'm kissing
  15. What was the last song you heard?  Home performed by Blake Shelton & Usher 
  16. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?  I'm thinking French
  17. Have you ever seen a ghost? Many times 
  18. When was the last time you ever wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? Does a thank you note count?  If so, yesterday.
  19. Can you change the oil in a car? You mean it has to be changed.
  20. How far back do you know about your ancestry?  Two generations
  21. When showering do you start the water and then get it, or get in and then start the water? The former
  22. Have you ever crashed a car? Yes
  23. Does every family have a crazy relative? Yes and I may be it.
  24. Have you ever sent or made a crank call? Does "is your refrigerator running" ring a bell.
  25. How old do you look? Older than I want to be
  26. Should guys wear pink?  Why not?
  27. Have you ever done anything for which you could be arrested?  yes
Okay, so they're not sexy, but gotcha.  :)  Don't you just love how blogger rearranges the spacing.  It looked so even and uniform in the draft, same font, all the numbers lined up. Oh well it's free. 

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Story

Callie’s husband was a captain in the Marines.  His last two assignments had been overseas but he was now stationed stateside. It would be his last assignment because he told her he was going to retire after this current enlistment was finished. 

Long ago, they had decided to retire to the San Diego area.  With that in mind and Barry’s announcement of taking retirement, she began house hunting.  She found the cutest cottage.  It was just perfect.  It had a great wrap around porch, with a deck that extended out to the sand. It would need renovation but the price was reasonable.  At least she thought it was.  She took Barry to see it and he thought it was overpriced and needed too much work.  Callie didn’t like that answer and kept pursuing the house.  She put in an offer that was a lot less than the asking price and was very surprised when it was accepted.  That was a problem.  She had to tell Barry she had overridden his decision and purchased the house.

Coincidentally, they were invited to a block party in the same area as the cottage on Memorial Day Weekend.  Callie thought this would be the perfect time to tell him.  She suggested they drive by the cottage just so he could have another look and maybe have a change of heart. There on the front lawn was a big SOLD pasted over the sign.  He breathed a sigh of relief, at least Callie would get off his back. 

Because he was in the service and away much of the time, Callie ran their house, finances and life. If possible, they would discuss life changing decisions but unless he was adamant about something, her decision was fine with him. He was content with this arrangement because he felt safe knowing that if anything should happen to him she would be able to take care of herself.  He was beginning to see it was going to cause a problem once he was around all the time.  It was already starting.  Callie was a strong independent woman and had her heart set on this house.  He knew she had not given up so he was surprised when she had no reaction to the SOLD sign.  Now that he felt he was in the clear he said she had done a good job as far as location and maybe they could find something else in the area.  Callie couldn’t seem to spit out the words.  Maybe later, she thought to herself.

The party was great fun with lots of food, liquid refreshments and games.  There was volleyball, kite flying, even a couple of wind surfers for those adventurous souls.  Around sundown, everyone was winding down and feeling the effects of hours of sun and fun.  Callie and Barry were talking to the host and hostess telling them how much fun they had when Mari made a comment they should look for a place in the area.  Without a thought, Callie blurted out they purchased a place.  The minute it was out of her mouth she wanted to dig a hole,  jump in and bury herself. 

Callie was afraid to look at Barry.  She knew the look that would be on his face and it wasn’t one she wanted to see.  Without a word he took her arm and propelled her out of there and to the car.  She started to explain and he said he didn’t want to hear her voice until they got home. She was already squirming.  He was a captain in the military for pete’s sake and he could deliver a dressing down like no other.  That would be the beginning but she knew it would end with the ass warming of her life.  He didn’t discipline spank her often but when he did it was memorable and this was the worst thing she had done to date.  

When they got home, Barry told her to go to the bedroom and stay there.  She tried to explain and he just pointed his arm toward the bedroom.

“You know the drill”.  The order was issued in his military tone and she quickly moved. 

He needed time and space to process what he had learned.  He was upset on many levels – the fact that she went ahead and made a life changing purchase without his approval was the thing that bothered him the most. She was just doing what she had always done, taken charge. Callie was a capable woman to whom he had allowed control over their life for years.  Maybe it was because, in the past, life changing decisions were made together.  They talked about the house, he told her how he felt, that was the end of it as far as he was concerned.   Obviously, he was wrong.  He was used to giving orders and not having them questioned.  True, it wasn’t an order.  He went on and on in this manner for well over an hour.  When he finally realized Callie was still waiting for him, he trooped into the bedroom to find her fast asleep on the bed.  She was naked.  Lust took over at the site of that luscious body just laying there waiting for him.

He removed his clothes and lay down next to her.  She issued a soft moan and curled into him.  He loved this woman so. She had made his life whole again after his devastating divorce.  It was hard to realize that was over twenty years ago.  During that time she had graciously put up with the travails of a military wife, living in base housing when it was available, moving to new assignments regularly, all with a smile on her face and love in her heart. She was the true “soldier” He decided right then and there that although they would have a long “talk” about her decision, he would be happy with the “beach cottage” if that was what she wanted.  She deserved it.  Decision made, he finally was able to drift off to sleep.

When Callie woke she was surprised to be wrapped around Barry.  She remembered him ordering her to the bedroom.  She had fully expected to get her tush toasted. Instead, here she was wrapped in her husband’s arms.  Thank you Lord was her first thought. She tried to disentangle herself because Mother Nature was calling.  Her lips brushed his cheek and he released her. When she came back from the bathroom, he was lying on his back, hands behind his head waiting for her.

“Come here you”

She came over to him not knowing what to expect.  He pulled her down onto the bed and hugged her close.  His fingers began tracing circles on her back and whispering sweet nothings in her ear.  She inched away from him and slowly moved down the bed until she found just the right spot and began licking and sucking.  His hands cupped her breast and teased.  The more he teased the more attention she gave him.  He couldn’t take any more so he rolled her over and found his pot of cream.  They were soon dancing their dance and the music ended with a very loud crescendo.

They continued to lie there basking in the afterglow when Callie told him she was sorry she had gone against his wishes. Barry said he was sorry too but after giving it a lot of thought he decided he was more upset in the way he found out than in the actual discovery.  He was hurt that she felt she couldn’t tell him how much she really wanted that property and then didn’t tell him she purchased it.

“How long did you think you were going to be able to hide that?” he asked her.

“I was going to tell you yesterday.  That was why I wanted to drive by yesterday but then I couldn’t get the words out”.

He gave her one of those looks that told her it was going to be okay and then said:

“After breakfast, we are going to have a long talk about the details and then before we head downtown for the parade I am going to help you get into the spirit of the day.  I plan on giving you some red stripes and maybe even a couple of blue bruises, something memorable to honor this Memorial Day”

She looked at him and pouted. “Oooooh.  I thought I was home free”

“I don’t think so, I’m sure there’s a  mortgage involved and the first payment is coming out of your hide”

She laughed and said she could handle that just as long as she didn’t have to keep paying interest.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Happy Sunday everyone.  We're in the middle day of a three day weekend, at least here in the US. It's the official kick-off of the summer season.  So I'm sure there are a lot of barbecues, beaches and fun in the sun happening all over.  

We're off this weekend to East Texas.  Supposedly Lake Fork is the best bass fishing around.  Hubby, Brother and his friend will be partaking.  Have no idea what us gals will be doing but I can assure you it will not be fishing.  Tried that a couple of times, for me it is BORING.

Anyway, hope you are enjoying doing whatever it is you are doing. Sometime during this holiday though let's all take a moment to remember what the holiday is all about. Take time to publicly or privately thank those who made and make our freedoms possible.

Come by tomorrow for this week's story.  It kind of mimics what lots of us are doing this weekend.

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013


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Have a great day everyone.  To me this weekend was always the kick-off to the summer season, even if sometimes it was just too cold to go to the beach.  Enjoy.

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spankee Doodle Dandy



For those in the northern hemisphere, summer is here! What better way to celebrate summer vacations than to give (or receive) a sizzling hot spanking? After the rousing success of Love Spanks and Spank or Treat, Anastasia Vitsky and her team of spanking fiction authors have returned to bring you a collective Spankee Doodle Dandy story extravaganza.  It’s love and kisses for adults, and we do mean adults

Want to become a Spankee Doodle Dandy ambassador and earn an extra prize entry? See below!

Even better, participation could earn you a GRAND PRIZE!

Many authors will also be offering a contest on their individual blogs.  Your comment on their blogs automatically enters you in both the main contest and the individual contests! 

What’s the catch?  Absolutely nothing!  We love writing for you and want to thank you for your readership.  Perhaps someone might get a spanking or two, but that’s a reward rather than a catch, right?  ;)

Here are the rules:
  1. Visit each blog between the Thursday, June 20th and Sunday, June 23rd to read the posted stories and excerpts.
  2. Leave a comment answering the story question on each blog.  You will receive one entry per blog for the grand prize drawing.  You will also be automatically entered in that author’s individual contest, if he or she has one.
  3. If you have visited all of the blogs, visit Ana’s blog to sign up for FIVE bonus entries to the grand prize.
    Deadline is midnight EDT (UTC -4) on June 23rd!!
  4. If you successfully completed the Love Spanks or Spank or Treat challenge and visited all of the blogs for either challenge, you may add "VIP" to your comments.  You will earn THREE bonus entries toward the grand prize.  (Yes, we will be doing this again.  Yes, if you successfully complete the Spankee Doodle Dandy challenge you can become a VIP for our next activity!)
  5. Visit any of the participating blogs on Thursday, June 27th to find out the lucky winners.  Will it be you?

Like these events? Want to support your friendly spanking fiction authors? Become a Spankee Doodle Ambassador! In exchange for promoting this event, you will receive one extra prize entry, AND you are still eligible to participate and win prizes! To find out the details, send an email to ana_stasia2007 at yahoo dot com, with the subject line “Spankee Doodle Ambassador”.

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit:

Don't forget, mark you calendars.  You won't be disappointed.  

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Words to Ponder

Thank you everyone for all your good thoughts yesterday.  It turned out to be a non event for us here in the Dallas metroplex area.  Thank you Lord.

As ridiculous as these sound, they are so very true.

Life is Sexually Transmitted

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

Some people are like a Slinky - not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Why does a slight tax increase cost you $800, and a substantial tax cut saves you $30?

In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers--what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.

- - - and as someone recently said to me:"Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long.

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Make it a great day and see you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Warnings Ahead

Seeing the destruction wreaked by the Mother Nature in Oklahoma, my heart and prayers go out to those who lost their homes and to those families who lost the lives of those precious to them. It's hard to imagine how you absorb those losses and move forward.

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Today, severe storms are forecasted with possible hail and tornadic activity here in the Dallas Metroplex area.  We've spent the morning battening down the hatches, removing flyable objects and placing cars in covered shelter.  The motor home is at the mercy of Mother Nature as are we.  Now we sit and wait.

Those of you who may be in these warning areas today, stay alert and take the precautions necessary to insure your safety.

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reverie on a Saturday Night

I am writing this post late Saturday evening.  The wind is blowing at 1000 mph but it is a warm wind and if I close my eyes I can pretend I am near water.  As my husband pointed out we are near water - he's right, but it is only a pond. The bull frogs are chirping and the cicadas are playing their tune.  So peaceful. It really is beautiful here, very pastoral, lots of green pastures, grazing horses, hawks, coyotes, bluebirds and within five minutes there is every store you could ever imagine.  It's an oasis.  Anyway, the evening reminds me of a tropical night.

Speaking of pond, there are about twelve Canadian Geese that have rented a space in the bottom pasture close to the pond. One of them had babies, four but now there are only three.  They are about two weeks old now and are getting so big.  Just love watching them.  They seem to know we are not about to hurt them are getting braver and closer to us every day.   Now Mr. and Mrs. Duck are joining them regularly.

Today, was a burn day and hubby and my brother managed to get rid of a pile that has been building for years. Mama Goose just herded the children out of harm's way and kept them away until the pile was reduced to burning embers. Such a good caregiver and protector.

Here's a little funny :

Sam walks into his boss's office. "Sir, I'll be straight with you, I know the economy isn't great, but I have over three companies very interested in me - they're constantly calling, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise." After a few minutes of haggling the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave.
"By the way," asks the boss as Sam is getting up, "which three companies keep calling you?" "If you must know," says Sam, "It's the electric company, water company, and phone company."

Anyway, enough of this.  Hope you have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for a story.  It's a continuing chapter in the life of Ken and Melody.

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sunshine Award

Minelle and Ami were kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Award. Thank you for the nominations, ladies.  Not sure I deserve them but I love getting them.  Minelle is full of sunshine, always peppy and spreading her sunshine over blogland and (I am quite sure) the world. Ami is so sweet and is so concerned about my health she keeps posting these delicious recipes that I virtually consume thereby not adding to my caloric intake. (I guess I can't blame her for my inability to keep to my diet)

The rules:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post. (check)

(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post. (check)

(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.  (check)

Favorite Color:    I love yellow 

Favorite Animal:   Animals  

Favorite Number:  Eight

Favorite Non-alcoholic Drink: Water

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook although I'm not much of a participant.  Don't do Twitter .

Your Passion: Life

Giving or getting presents: Giving.  Love finding just the right present and then watching the reaction as it is opened by the recipient.

Favorite Day:  Everyday I wake up.

Favorite Flowers: Iris and gardenias.

NominationThe thing is I think everybody I visit here in our little corner of blogland is pretty special and it would be very difficult for me to pick just twelve. So I'm taking a page out of Minelle's book and not following the rules. ( I can blame it on her can't I?

PS:  Bob over at Thoughts on TTWDD has also nominated me for this award.  Thank you.  He really posts some thought provoking helpful information for people practicing DD.  He also writes great stories that he shares with PK for Fantasy Friday.

See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We're Landlocked Again

We had a wonderful time in Galveston.  It is the first time either of us had been there.  It really reminded me of the Jersey shore back in the day.  It's very laid back and the water is like a tonic for hubby and I.  We miss it when we are away too long.  Luckily, we have California to look forward to in a couple of months. We really didn't do any sightseeing because we enjoyed the area so much we decided to spend a couple of months there next year. Plenty of time for sightseeing then.  The place is right on the water so I will be able to walk on the beach every day.  That's exercise I can do, no problem.  

Back IRL things have been quiet - unfortunately. Haven't done very well with the weight loss contest, it seems to be sabotaged every week.  Every week I start out great and it goes to blazes on the weekend. Must do better. I guess I need more incentive than I have at this time.  Maybe I could get PK's Nick to give hubby some lessons, unfortunately though his weapon of choice seems to be the cane and I am allergic to that.  lol.

I want to let go of those extra pounds so I'm letting go.  Wish me luck.


That's it for now.  See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Aussie Exchange

Kristy was the youngest of three sisters in a blended family.  She was the most rebellious of the three and provided her parents with many a sleepless night and most of their grey hairs.  When she was thirteen she sneaked out of her bedroom window and bicycled 30 miles to visit her boyfriend.  They moved her to an upstairs bedroom.  When she was sixteen she skipped school and went to San Francisco for the weekend with a bunch of her friends.  Her parents grounded her for months.  So when she was 18 and told them she was taking off for Australia, it was no big surprise.  They did everything they could think of to dissuade her to no avail.  She was going and that was that. 

She met some people at a hostel and they knew about this place near Adelaide that provided room and board for young people in return for work on their ranch.  Kristy thought this sounded like a lark. It was the seventies and communes were a big thing. The hippie lifestyle appealed to her.  Fortunately, it was not a commune but an actual hard working ranch that was low on funds but high on resources.  Kristy loved her time there.  She met lots of people and one of them was a policeman from Sydney who happened to be traveling through the area.  They made a connection and spent all of his two week vacation together.  He left with promises to be in touch.  Kristy kept thinking about Grant and two months later said goodbye to her friends and left for Sydney. 

She did not contact Grant ahead of time - just showed up on his doorstep.  He was surprised but pleased. Grant lived with two other chaps and they weren’t as thrilled.  Grant managed to convince his sister, who lived nearby, to take Kristy in.  This arrangement lasted six months.  Grant was in love with Kristy but Kristy being Kristy didn’t want to give up her freedom.  They decided to go their separate ways and Kristy moved back to the states.

Kristy got married on the rebound but the marriage was not successful. Youth and too many drugs led to the downfall after a year.  After the divorce she got in touch with Grant and he made arrangements to come to the US that summer.  He stayed for three months and once again he proposed.  Kristy did not want to live in Australia.  Her friends and family were in the US and although she liked traveling she didn’t want to be that far away all the time.  That was a deal breaker for Grant.  He went back to Australia without Kristy.

She floated for a couple of years and met Ryan.  She fell deep in love with Ryan and now wanted what Grant had offered.  Ryan, however, was fifteen years older than Kristy and had already raised one family and was adamant he wanted no more children.  Ryan thought it would be better if they ended the relationship because she was young enough to find someone who could give her what she wanted.  Once again Grant entered the picture.  He made arrangements to come to the United States on a temporary work visa, an exchange program at the Los Angeles Police Department whereby he would learn their tactics and share the tactics employed the Sydney Police Force.

Karen moved in with Grant.  She continued to live her life as a single woman which did not set well with Grant.  After he found out she had been with Ryan he went ballistic.  When he confronted her she told him they weren’t married and until she had a ring on her finger she could see and do what she wanted.  He told her he offered her a ring many times and her answer was always no.

“Well, it’s now or never, little girl.  I am not putting up with this anymore” he told her.

“I guess it’s over then” and went into the bedroom to collect her things.   He followed her and told her if she was leaving he was going to give her something she desperately needed and it would be something she could remember him by in the years to come. With that he took her over his knee and spanked her behind.  She was kicking and screaming and threatening assault charges. He was so frustrated with her behavior he didn’t care.  He continued to spank her until his hand was tired. He literally rolled her off his lap and onto the floor and told her to do what she felt she had to but he was done. She told him she never wanted to see him again.

Kristy gathered her things, threw them in the suitcase and walked out the door and back into her parent’s house once again. This time her parents told her she could stay until she found a place of her own and they gave her a month to do so.  Kristy, being Kristy, contacted Ryan and within two days she had moved in with him. 

She and Ryan lived together for two years.  Ryan did not put up with Kristy’s histrionics and she often found herself with a sore behind.  During this time she really came into her own.  Maybe it was the spankings, maybe it was because she finally found someone she couldn’t push around, but whatever it was it was working.  This may have been what changed Ryan’s mind because they married and a year later Kristy was pregnant.

They lived an interesting life.  Ryan worked for a company that transferred him to the far east where they lived for many years. They thrived. When their son was six, Ryan was transferred back to the states.   They settled in and bought a home.  All was bliss until the company decided to pare down and let go many of their older, higher paid employees.  He was given a nice package and for all outward purposes they didn’t seem to be too effected.  Kristy went back to school and completed her degree. She was able to find gainful employment and Ryan became Mr. Mom.  He tried his hand at writing, he did some consulting work but more and more he was bored.  Their son was in school all day, Kristy was at work and with time on his hands his eyes wandered and one day Kristy came home early in the day and found Ryan with one of their neighbors.  They weren’t having coffee.   Ryan insisted it didn’t mean anything; Kristy tried to accept that but found that too many things couldn’t be resolved.  They continued to live together as roommates and when that became too confusing for Mitch, Ryan found an apartment nearby.  Mitch chose to live with Ryan and visit his mom on the weekends.  Kristy was heartsick over this but Mitch was old enough to make his own decision. 

Now Kristy was the one with time on her hands because more and more Mitch was involved with his circle of friends and the many school activities that kept him busy.  He was sixteen and had a car of his own so he didn’t even need to be chauffeured everywhere anymore.

Then a funny thing happened.  Kristy’s oldest sister had kept in touch with Grant over the years and she mentioned to him that Kristy was divorcing.  He wanted to know if Kristy might still be interested.  Judy gave him her sister’s email address and told her she didn’t want to be the middleman. 

Grant sent an email and Kristy responded.  They began exchanging emails and eventually telephone calls. It was as if no time had transpired between them.  He had never married and still held a torch for Kristy.  He was retired now and suggested he come to the states and see if they could rekindle their relationship.  Kristy was both thrilled and frightened.  Did Grant expect her to make an immediate decision?  If so, it would be a problem. She decided to throw caution to the wind and see where this new path would take them.

Kristy told him to come ahead.  He did.  Kristy was as bossy as ever.  She had a great job with lots of people under her, the majority of them men, so she could show no weakness or hesitation in her decisions. This carried over in her personal life. Grant glossed it over the first week.  By the second week though, he was tired of walking on eggshells.   He warned her he was his own person and didn’t enjoy being ordered around. As usual, Kristy waved him off with a shrug of her shoulders, turned and walked away.  Before she got too far he caught up with her hauled her over his hip and gave her three hard smacks on her backside.  He let her go and she rubbed her bottom.

“That’s just a reminder of what’s going to happen if you keep behaving like you’re in charge of me” he told her.

“You still have a hard hand”, she told him.  “Ryan used to spank me too but he never spanked as hard as you.  I guess I’m destined to be with men that spank”

“Maybe it’s because you just seem to be a woman who needs to be spanked”, he told her.

She giggled, wiggled her butt as she left the room saying “I’ll try to keep my bossiness in check”.

He laughed and said then he would try to keep his itchy palm in check.

Sometime during the third week they decided to take a road trip to see Judy and her family.  He jumped at the chance as it was his chance to see some more of the country rather than flying over it in an airplane. The second day out they stopped for lunch in this small town.  It was a warm day and they sat outside to enjoy the day.  They had a couple of beers with their lunch and when Kristy ordered another,  Grant said he had enough and maybe she shouldn’t have another either.  She ordered one anyway.
 “Okay”,  he said.  “I’ll drive when we get back on the road”

“No, I’ll be fine, besides you want to see the scenery” she said.

He wasn’t about to argue.  Once they got to the car, he would take the keys and it would be the end of the discussion.   Or so he thought.  When lunch was over and they were on the way to the car, he took the keys off her purse where they were clipped.

“What do you think you’re doing? She asked.

“I told you I’m driving, you’ve had three beers.  You’ll be riding shotgun”

“Don’t tell me what to do, I’m fine, now give me the damn keys” she said.

Grant told her “I may not be a cop anymore but I still think like a cop and you won’t be driving and that’s final”.

She reached over and tried to grab for the keys.  When he held his arm up she kicked him in the shins.

“Okay, that does it.”  He pulled her over to a nearby bench and hauled her over his knee.  The short skirt she was wearing afforded no protection and his hard hand pummeled her bottom. When another couple walked by and was witness to this event, he let her up. 

“Are you going to behave now?” he asked her.  She shook her head yes and ran to the car.  
She was so embarrassed.When he got in the car she told him she couldn’t believe he spanked her in public.  He told her that she kicked him in public and from now on she could expect to get exactly what she gave.

“I guess I best be on my best behavior from now on then” she replied.

“I guess so”, he replied with a grin.  “I will be more than happy to spank that pretty ass whenever you’re naughty.  I should have done it years ago and then maybe we would have been together all these years”.

“Maybe so” she said and laid her head back on the seat as he drove away.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This is the day to remember and honor "mother's" everywhere.  Where would we be without them ?  So take time to make this day special for them and you.

 A  pastor was presenting a children's sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.  Afterward,  the pastor asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand.  The pastor called on him and the little boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."

 It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough from their laughter for the worship service to be continued.


Enjoy the day and come back tomorrow for another new story.  See you later for more Aimless Ramblings.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Ginny was playing cards with her usual group of friends.  All of a sudden she was hit with a flash   She saw herself ten years from now. She had been doing this same thing with these same people for longer than she could remember.  It’s not that she didn’t enjoy the people or the activity but she was BORED senseless and decided some changes had to be made before it was too late. 

Once home, she poured a glass of wine, sat in her favorite chair and thought about what she wanted to do with the remainder of her life.  Her husband Steve had passed away two years ago and since then she had just continued to do the things she had always done.  Their son, Adam was married and had two sons. He had a successful insurance business and between that and his own family he didn’t have very much free time for me.  Their daughter had moved to California four years ago and was not coming back to Castle Pines except for the infrequent visits.  So the very first thing she decided was that the house was going up for sale.  She wasn’t sure what she would do after that but it was a start.

Three days later the For Sale sign was posted in the front yard.  The realtor suggested decluttering and repainting some of the rooms for a quick sale.  She wasn’t sure that’s what she wanted because; some major decisions had to be made about what to do with the rest of her life.  But, whatever she decided thirty years worth of accumulated possessions had to be dealt with now.   Thirty years, it didn’t seem possible that she had lived in this house that long.  So many memories occurred here.  She remembered the first time she had seen it.  Driving by on her way to some club meeting and noticed the for sale sign.  She called Steve and told him to call the realtor and make an appointment to see the house. They saw the house that very afternoon and fell in love.  It was just the kind of house in which they wanted to raise their family.   And that they did.  Adam was born ten months after they moved in and Carolyn was born eighteen months after that. 

When Ginny called Adam and Carolyn to tell them of her decision to sell the house she got mixed reactions.  Adam thought of himself as her protector – a job he assumed when his dad has passed away. He thought his mother was making a very foolish decision.  Carolyn, on the other hand, was thrilled and gave her mom  lots of encouragement to start living again.  She even volunteered to come and help sort through the thirty years worth of accumulation.  Ginny took her up on her offer and to come whenever she could make arrangements to do so. 

Carolyn arrived the next week.  By then, Ginny had been through the closets in her bedroom, the spare bedrooms, the kitchen pantry, and the linen closets in the three bathrooms. The local charitable organization was the recipient of a truckload of recyclable goods that was no longer of use to her.  The first night Carolyn arrived; they were invited to Adam’s for dinner.  Up to this point neither Carolyn nor Adam had asked their mother’s plans once the house was sold.  Ginny figured they both thought she would just move to one of the new condo’s being built just outside of town.  But that wasn’t Ginny’s intention so when her daughter in law Cathy said:

“So Mom what are your plans once the house is sold?”

“I’m moving to Arizona” said Ginny.

Both of her children were stunned.  Adam was the first to recover:

“What”, Adam said.  “You mean to tell me you are moving two thousand miles from here to a place you’ve never lived and only visited a couple of times”. “Why”
 “It’s just something I have always wanted to do.  Your father and I talked about it when he was alive but then he got sick and plans changed.  I just decided I’m going to do it before I get any older.  It’s an adventure and I need to shake up my life.  I’m too stagnant here and if I wait much longer, I will never do it”. 

Carolyn said “Good for you Mom”.  She understood her mother’s reasoning.  She had felt the same way when she decided to move to California.  It was the best thing she had done to date.  Although she loved Castle Pines, it was a small town and nothing much changed from one year to another.  Carolyn knew she wanted something more.  She was happy for her mother and gave her a lot of credit for being willing to take the chance and move forward with her life.

Adam continued to grouse that he thought Ginny was being foolhardy.  “You will be so far away”.  “When will we see you”?

“Well, said Ginny, “Arizona is not that far from California.  And, Adam, you live across town and we see each other about once a month.  That’s not a slam against you.  You have your own life and it’s a busy one.  Look at it this way, when you come to visit, we will be spending quality time because you will have carved that time out of your schedule.  Arizona has some great golf courses.  California has the beach and all those resort/amusement parks the kids would enjoy”.

Ginny settled down in the living room of her new condo in Tucson, Arizona.  It had been a busy six months. The house and all of her furniture had been either sold or donated to Goodwill.   Adam and Carolyn had gone  through the house and taken whatever they wanted because the only thing that Ginny was going to take to Arizona was her clothes and very few of those.  She wanted a completely fresh start.

Ginny was glad that part was over.  Now she just wanted to just sit back and relax for the next couple of days before the next phase of her life began.  The doorbell rang. Dang, who could that be?  Ginny wasn’t sure she had the energy to get up to answer it right now. The only person she really knew was the realtor who sold her the condo.
She looked through the peephole and standing there was this gorgeous man.  Because this was a secured complex she didn’t hesitate to open the door.  The gentleman said hello and handed her a card while introducing himself as Ken Vandenberg.  Looking at the card she noticed he was an insurance agent.  She explained that her son was an insurance agent and he took care of all her needs.  He laughed and said he wasn’t there to sell her insurance but it was good to know her insurance needs were being met.  He said he lived three condos down and was looking for his kitty.  Princess had run out the door when a delivery was being made and he was canvassing the neighbors to see if anyone had seen her.  Ginny introduced herself and explained she had just moved in a few days ago and hadn’t seen any kitty. 

Ken said “Well, Welcome to the neighborhood”. 

“Thank you and I will be sure to keep an eye out for a kitty” Ginny said and started closing her door. Going back to her recliner she thought about the handsome man just leaving her door.  He was about 6 ft tall with silver hair which was set off by his deeply tanned face.  She couldn’t help but notice his muscular build.  Wow, I wonder if he’s married. 
Ginny picked up her e-reader and must have nodded off because the next thing she knew she was hearing a noise from the storage area off her patio.  She got up to investigate and when she opened the door a tortoise colored kitty came running out.  The kitty must have gotten in there while she was putting away some of her recent purchases.  The kitty ran into the house and Ginny immediately closed the door to prevent further escape.  This had to be Ken’s kitty.  Picking up the card off the counter she called his number.  He answered right away.  Ginny explained who she was and told him that she thought she may have found his kitty.

“Great” he said.  “I’ll be right over if that’s okay with you”.

Ginny said that was fine with her.  It seemed like only seconds went by when the doorbell rang.  She closed the kitty in the bedroom so it couldn’t run out the door when Ken arrived.  She answered the door and thought Lord, he was a good looking guy, and she actually had butterflies in her tummy and thought she was too old to be feeling like this.

“Come on in”   “I heard a strange noise in the storage closet and went to investigate.  I was in there earlier and the kitty must have gotten in then.  I didn’t even see her”,
“Her name is Princess and she is a little stinker.  Quick as a flash of light.   I didn’t even see her get out of my place.  Princess is always finding hiding places so I didn’t think anything of it until a couple of hours ago.  When she didn't come out of hiding at the sound of the can opener, I knew she wasn’t anywhere in the condo.  Thank you so much for finding her.”

 ” I didn’t find her, she found me.  I closed her in the bedroom so she couldn’t run out the door.  Do you want to go get her?”

“Are you asking me into your bedroom”   He chuckled and his eyes twinkled. 

“Yes, as a matter of fact I am”.  Ginny couldn’t believe she was being so bold.

“Well, then let’s go”

Ginny led the way down the hall and opened the door.  There was Princess all curled up in the middle of the bed.  Ken went to scoop her up. While doing so he noticed this was a pretty feminine bedroom – no signs of a man.  Good, he thought.  I would like to get to know this lady better and Princess might have just provided the perfect opportunity.
“I would love to take you to dinner as a thank you for rescuing Princess”  “I realize you just moved in and are probably tired, so how about if we do it tomorrow.  “Would that be okay with you?”

“Yes, I would like that”  

“Good.  I’ll see you tomorrow at 7:00.

Ken and Princess left.  Ginny just leaned against the door.  Was this dinner an actual date? I hope so: I’m practically drooling over this man and I don’t even know him.  

7:00 the next evening couldn’t come soon enough.  All day long, Ginny couldn’t get her mind off of how taken she was with Ken. She hadn’t had feelings like this since Steve all those years ago.  Now at 65 I am feeling and acting like a young girl.

 At sixty five, Ginny still was attractive.  Her salt and pepper hair was cut in a stylish way that flattered her face.  There were wrinkles, of course, but not so many that it was the only thing you saw.   She was neither thin nor heavy, but of course gravity had taken over and things were rearranged differently than they were in her twenties and thirties.     All in all, not too bad. 

Not being sure of what to wear because Ken had not mentioned where he would be taking her to dinner, she decided on a casual pair of white pants and a long turquoise tunic.  With white heeled sandals and her silver jewelry it wouldn’t matter if the place was casual or a little more formal.  The closer it got to 7:00 the more nervous she became.  My last first date was forty years ago.  – Things had changed a lot during that time.  What were Ken’s expectations?  He invited me as a thank you so she knew they wouldn’t be splitting the bill.  Did he expect to get any return on his investment?                    
When the doorbell rang, Ken stood there in white slacks and a turquoise golf shirt.  They laughed and it really broke the ice.  Ginny invited him in and asked if he would like to have a glass of wine before heading out.

“No”, let’s save the cocktails for the restaurant.  The place we’re going is not far and we can sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful October in Tucson weather”.

“Great, I’ll just get my purse and we can be off.

Ken had a white BMW convertible and the top was down.  “Do you mind”, he asked. “If so, I can put the top up but it’s such a beautiful evening it seems a shame to waste it.”

“No, I love a convertible and why own one if you don’t put the top down. Actually, I have the same car.  I bought it when I knew I was moving here.  I wanted one my whole life so now seemed the perfect time to indulge my fantasy”.

He laughed and said “you’re kidding”.  Not only do we dress alike but we have the same car”  “Is there a message in here somewhere?”

When they arrived at the restaurant they were seated out on the patio.  The waitress came to take their order and Ginny ordered a Lemon Drop Martini.  Ken wasn’t familiar with that drink and asked what it was.  Ginny answered,”that her daughter had suggested she try one and she loved them.  However, to date my limit had been two.  I’m not sure if I could handle more than that.”

Ken ordered a Vodka Martini and said “he knew his limit was two, especially if he was the designated driver”.  Ginny giggled and her eyes crinkled up.  He was enjoying her company.   He was really glad that Princess had escaped yesterday. 

Over dinner they talked about their lives and how they had ended up in Tucson.  He had been born and raised in California and moved to Tucson after his wife passed away fifteen years ago.  Much like Ginny he wanted a fresh start.  During that time, he had dated off and on but nothing serious.  He had two children also, a boy and a girl.  But in his case, the girl was the first born.  Heather was married and had children and still lived in northern California.  Josh was married and divorced and had a place in Phoenix but traveled extensively for his job so Ken didn’t get to see either of his children much. 
After dinner, they retired to the lounge area where they had coffee and an after dinner drink.  The piano player had started to play as they entered and Ken asked if Ginny would be willing to take a chance on his two left feet.  Ginny couldn’t imagine Ken being anything but a great dancer.  She was completely mesmerized by this man.  There must be something wrong with him but if there was she hadn’t discovered it.  Along with being drop dead gorgeous, he had courtly manners which Ginny thought had gone out of style.   He loved animals, had been devoted to his wife. Ginny heard the love in his voice when he mentioned her. He seemed to have a great self deprecating sense of humor. Nobody could be that perfect and not have been snatched up before now. While they were on the dance floor, Ginny couldn’t help but ask:

“So Ken why hasn’t some lovely lady  laid claim to you yet? 

He actually blushed and responded that “I could say the same thing to you”. 

Ginny replied, “I don’t usually attract ladies”. 

He laughed and said “touché”

He loved the repartee they exchanged all evening and decided he wanted to spend more time with this woman.  “What are you doing this weekend”, he asked.

Ginny replied that she had planned on taking a drive to Tubac.  Her realtor told her it was a growing artist colony and had a nice inn not too far out of town.  Ginny thought it might be fun and she would be getting to know something of her new surroundings.  Ken replied “well, if I am not being too presumptuous, I would love to join you.”  I think I know the inn you are referring to and it has a great two bedroom casita that might be available.  Are you game? “

Ginny thought it sounded great but she was a little hesitant.  After all, she had just met this man and now he was asking her to spend the weekend with him. Her mind wandered to what Adam would say if he should find out about this.  Oh hell, she thought. She liked this man and she wanted a fresh start on life so why not take a chance.

“Okay, Ken.  I am game.

  Shall I call the inn or will you?

Ginny and Ken were spending a great deal of time together.  Ginny loved their relationship except that Ken could be a little over protective at times.  She thought that he and Adam would get along just great.   She didn’t like being told what she could and couldn’t do.  Ken was used to making decisions in his business life and from what she gathered he had made all of the decisions in his married life.  He could be a little overbearing at times.  She was beginning to understand why he was still single.  The word “submissive” was not in her dictionary.  She and Steve had always shared everything and if they had a difference of opinion they talked it out until a final decision was made. 

Last weekend was a great example of Ken’s attitude. Her daughter, Carolyn, planned on driving over and spending the weekend with Ginny.  At the last minute something came up and she was unable to make it.  Ken was apoplectic that she would cancel at the last minute without a thought of how her change of plans might affect her mother.  Ginny said to relax; it wasn’t that big a deal.  Ken thought it was and carried on until Ginny said enough and went back to her condo. 

A couple of hours later, Ken was knocking at her door and offering an apology for his behavior.  Ginny accepted but told him they were going to have to come to an understanding if their relationship was to continue.  She took pride in her independence and was not willing to give that up to a man at this stage of her life.   Ken listened to what Ginny had to say.  He understood her position and said he could live with it. There were only two things he insisted upon – complete honesty and her safety.  He would not give in on those.  They were too important to him.

Ginny understood the honesty part.  A relationship could not thrive and succeed without it.  As far as she was concerned safety was also something she could live with.  After all, she was always careful. Having been a mother, it was something that was second nature to her.  Most safety issues were just common sense and after sixty five years there weren’t many things she hadn’t encountered and dealt with successfully.  

Tonight was going to be a big night.  Adam, Cathy and the kids were coming to visit.  They would be staying with Ginny.  This would be the first time that Adam would be meeting Ken.  Ginny had spent most of the week getting ready for the visit.  She wanted everything to be perfect.  To that end she made dinner reservations at the place she and Ken frequented.  Ginny asked Ken to meet them there rather than getting together at the house.  Her theory was it would be better for the men to meet on neutral territory and in the more casual atmosphere of a restaurant.  Ginny knew that Adam would be on “protective alert” and wanted the meeting to go smoothly. 

Her family arrived about 2:00.  Ginny had wanted to pick them up at the airport but Adam said not to bother.  He was going to have to rent a car anyway so they would just pick one up at the airport and drive to the condo.  The children had grown in the time since she had last seen them.  They were now 8 and 10.  She hadn’t realized how much she had missed them.  They “skyped” now and then but their lives were filled with school, friends and sports and they didn’t have much time for telephone conversations with Grammy.  She was thrilled to have them here even if it was for too short a time.

They were meeting for dinner at 5:30.   Early but then considering the time zone difference it would be better for the kids.  Ken was already there when the rest of them arrived.  He looked a little nervous, but she was sure she would be the only one to notice.  He stood and shook hands with Adam and gave Cathy a quick kiss on the cheek.  He shook hands with the children and gave them each a small goodie bag. Ginny was thrilled with his thoughtfulness.  Once everyone settled in, Ken and Adam started talking about insurance giving Cathy time to talk to Ginny.  Cathy thought Ken was very handsome and seemed to really care for Ginny.  Cathy asked if their relationship was going to end up being permanent.  Ginny said “like in marry”.  “Yes”, said Cathy.  Ginny said that “No, she didn’t think so.  She liked Ken immensely and might even love him, but she liked having her own place and the freedom to come and go as she pleased”.  Ken didn’t mean to eavesdrop but when he heard that he was dumbstruck.  During Adam’s visit, he planned on telling him he was going to ask his mother to marry him.

As they were leaving the restaurant, Ken asked Ginny to drive home with him.  Adam could follow if he wasn’t sure of how to get back to the condo.  When they were alone in the car, Ken told Ginny he had heard what she had said to Cathy.  He then put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a small package and handed it to Ginny.  She opened and was awe struck.  Inside was a beautiful diamond engagement ring.  “Does that change your mind?” asked Ken.  Ginny was speechless – she just continued to hold the box in her hand. 

“Oh Ken I didn’t see this coming”.  “I know we have been seeing lot of each other and I certainly enjoy your company but I never imagined you were this serious.  I just wanted a fresh start and a new life. I never thought about getting married again.  I love the freedom of knowing when I get up in the morning with the whole day ahead of me that I have no obligations whatsoever.”  “Can you understand that?”

Yes I can.  I may not like it but I understand it.  Is it because I’m overprotective?

“That is something that makes me a little uncomfortable but that’s not the only reason”

Well, I can’t help who I am.  I have given you more latitude than I ever gave my wife.  You know I loved my wife dearly but what you don’t know was that I would spank her when she overstepped the boundaries I set.  We had a wonderful marriage and when she passed I wasn’t sure I would ever find someone I would be willing to share my life with.  Then I met you.  You are a wonderful free spirited woman and I love that about you and that is why I have tried very hard to curtail my dominant attitudes. But I’m not sure I could change after all these years.” 

“Ken I am just not ready to commit to a full-time all encompassing relationship right now.  I know it’s been two years since Steven passed but I really only started really being myself when I moved here to Arizona.  I would like to enjoy that for a while longer.  I am not saying I will never be ready but I am definitely not ready now”

“Do you think we could continue to see each other”, said Ken.  “I am not willing to give up so easily”

Ginny said she thought they could continue to see each other.  She liked him very much and for the most part was very comfortable with him.  What he just shared about spanking his wife didn’t really surprise her.  He had hinted about being in charge in his marriage and once, way back in the beginning of their relationship, they had a little argument and he told her that if she didn’t stop yelling at him he would spank her bottom. She wasn’t sure how that issue was resolved but she knew he didn’t spank her.

“Okay then” said Ken.  They had just pulled into the condo garage.  Ken asked if they could continue with their plans they had made.  She thought that was fine.  He kissed her good night and took her to her door.  Adam was just coming out the door to get something out of the car so the kiss was a quickie. I’ll see you all tomorrow. And off he went.


Ginny loved her new life – she had been living in Tucson for less than a year but she was right at home. Sometimes she got a little whimsical for Castle Pines but it never lasted long.  She had a very active life and was doing worthwhile things - not just playing cards with the girls.  She had become a Friend of the Library and was also involved with the local food bank.  

She and Ken still dated.  He had asked her to marry him several times over the last four months and she always told him that she was just not ready.  He was becoming less and less enamored of her refusals. One of these days she was going to have to either give in and accept his engagement ring or just let him go.  She wasn’t being fair to him by stringing him along.  She would give him her decision soon.

That weekend she and Ken were attending a charity function for the local food bank.  It was the biggest fund raising event of their year.  One of the features was a silent auction.  Ginny decided to donate a weekend at the Inn in Tubac.  She knew that Ken would be bidding on several of the items and was sure he would pick the Tubac weekend.  She was going to arrange to slip in a little surprise if he won the auction. 

When it was announced that Ken Vandenberg was the highest bidder for the Tubac weekend, Ginny silently started planning the weekend.   To her great chagrin, Ken turned the weekend over to the couple that had made the next highest bid. 

When they left the event, Ginny started sputtering about how he could have given up that weekend.      She went on and on.  He told her there was no sense in recreating a special weekend when he was no longer waiting for her to decide that she wanted him to be a permanent part of her life.  This was the last time he was going to be her “Ken Doll” to take out and use when it suited her.  From now on, he was either in her life or out of her life.  He had danced to her tune for the last time.  Now he was the one leading the dance.

She was furious even though she had decided that she was going to tell Ken that she would be honored to be his wife. Actually that was why she had donated that item for bid.  She thought it would be perfect time to tell him then that she had made her decision. How dare he throw down a gauntlet?  It wasn’t his place to tell her when she was ready.  She was the one that would be making that decision.  There were definitely some items that needed to be clarified before that ring was placed on her finger.

She was still giving him a piece of her mind when they arrived at her doorway.  He opened the door and followed her in.   Ginny finally realized he had stopped speaking some time back.  His face was a mass of chiseled stone.  He very resolutely took her arm and led her to the nearest chair.  He sat down and pulled her down across his knee and proceeded to give her the spanking she had coming for a very long time. 

 “You stop this immediately” cried Ginny as he gave her the first smacks.
 “owwwwwww,  “stop I said”
 “I am going to call the police when you let me up”

“Then I better make this good honey” said Ken. “This is it.   I’ve wanted to do this for months.  I’ve been patient and waited as long as I am going to for you to decide to marry me.  I am not going to stand by and watch you throw away our happiness any longer.  When I am finished spanking you, I am going to kiss you good night and walk away.  If you decide you want me, you know where I am.  Until you do, we won’t be seeing each other socially anymore and I am telling you I won’t wait long.  Enough is enough.”

He gave her two final licks and let her up.  He tried to hug her and give her a kiss, but she pushed him away and told him to “get out”.  He walked to the door and closed it behind him. 

“Make sure to lock the door, Ginny”, Ken said thrWillough the door. Ginny picked up a figurine and threw it at the closed door.  She heard him chuckle.


Adam and his family, and Carolyn along with Ken’s daughter Heather and her children, and his son Josh were awaiting the arrival of the newlyweds.  Ken and Ginny were married in the judge’s chambers and their wedding dinner was being held at the Inn in Tubac.  Their children weren’t sure why their respective parents had chosen this particular site and when they asked, Ken and Ginny looked at each other and smiled.

  “It’s a place of great beginnings and happy endings."

They didn't rent the two bedroom casita.

The word 'obey' was not part of the marriage vows.

Will be back with my regularly scheduled programming by the weekend (lol). Thanks for dropping by and see you later for more Aimless Ramblngs.