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
12.What does your watch look like? Don't wear one
13.What were you doing at last nite? sleeping
Have you ever dated someone a decade
older than you? yes
Have you ever listened to a song and
cried? Don't recall
Who last told you he/she loved you? hubby
What was the last furry thing you
touched? You're kidding, right?
How many drugs have you taken within
the last three days? Not enough
Favorite age so far? The one I'll be next year because then I'll still be alive
Have you ever had a secret crush on a
teacher? Don't think so
What was the last thing you said to
someone? See ya
Have you ever been found sleep walking? No
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.
What’s your favorite number? 8
Where did you live in 1987? Colorado
What do you do when the vending
machines eats your money? kick it.
Do you kiss with your eyes open or
closed? Depends on who I'm kissing
What was the last song you heard? Home performed by Blake Shelton & Usher
If you could be fluent in any other
language, what would it be? I'm thinking French
Have you ever seen a ghost? Many times
When was the last time you ever wrote a
letter to someone and mailed it? Does a thank you note count? If so, yesterday.
Can you change the oil in a car? You mean it has to be changed.
How far back do you know about your
ancestry? Two generations
When showering do you start the water
and then get it, or get in and then start the water? The former
Have you ever crashed a car? Yes
Does every family have a crazy
relative? Yes and I may be it.
Have you ever sent or made a crank
call? Does "is your refrigerator running" ring a bell.
How old do you look? Older than I want to be
Should guys wear pink? Why not?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
STEPPING UP TO THE MIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ANNUAL
GREAT FUN SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND BE
PREPARED FOR SOME GREAT STORIES
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:
Visit each blog between the Thursday, June 20th and Sunday, June 23rd to read the posted stories and excerpts.
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.
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!!
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!)
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”.
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.
is Sexually Transmitted
health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die
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
nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospitals, dying of
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to
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.
Make it a great day and see you later for more Aimless Ramblings.
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.
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.
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.
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)
(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 .
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.
Nomination…The 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.
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.
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
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
“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
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
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
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
“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
“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
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
“I guess I best be on my best behavior from now on then” she
“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
“Maybe so” she said and laid her head back on the seat as he
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.
OF ALL THE TIMES KIDS CHOOSE TO LISTEN
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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”
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
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”.
SIX MONTHS LATER
Ginny settled down in the living room of her new condo in Tucson,
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
“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 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 .
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.
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
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
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 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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
FOUR MONTHS LATER
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
“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.
ONE MONTH LATER 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.