Life is a series of ripple effects. It’s amazing how much individuals can touch our lives, without us having to do a thing in particular.
Life has been somewhat chaotic since my old employer passed away. My schedule has changed dramatically, so my leisure time has been thwarted, much to my chagrin.
And, can we talk about technology. That has been a pain in the ass, too. Upgrading my wi-fi device and then being prompted by multiple sources to change and/or authenticate my passwords, making for more bottlenecks and log-jams in my already busy life. Never mind when the wi-fi connection is slow or just plain dead.
When I want to blog, I never have the time and by the time I find it, my enthusiasm and motivation for writing anything more than one-liners is dulled.
But, there comes a time when determination must overcome adversity and obstacles and today was one of those days where I was, indeed, determined, not to let these annoying work-related or technical obstacles get in my way.
That same determination still thrives in my FLR. And, in fact, things are going quite well.
My Pet still has the occasional tantrum, but they are more like quick flashes of anger that pass almost as quickly as they arrive.
Seriously, when he gets upset, he sticks out his tongue and bites it, crosses his arms (and his legs, if he is sitting), and harumphs, just like a five-year old. I usually have to stifle a laugh, but most often, I speak more sternly and encourage him to “watch his attitude”. He’ll continue to do what it is that I have told him to do or he’ll sit quietly, if I am speaking. But, we have not needed to have any more “heart to heart” talks about his attitude or behaviors.
I do try to compliment My Pet when he does things well. I might even tease him for having his tantrums and thank him for being patient and understanding of my leadership. I still occasionally use Please and Thank You, because that is how I was raised, but I try to give requests more sternly, so that he understands that they are commands and not favors.
Now that he has found a second job (and another income that will be submitted to the household account that only I manage), he will have a little less time to see to my needs, but it seems that he will have a reasonable schedule, that will give me plenty of time to myself, and thus to write and will give him less time, alone, at home, to get into trouble, if he ever has a mind to do so.
I haven’t had to dictate sentences for quite some time. He does what he is told and rarely repeats any infractions after he is corrected.
Our sex life is neither better or worse, but that is because our lives have been so stressed with work and family (children) issues, that sex has not been a priority. He no longer complains about the lack of sexual activity and I only command his attention when I am in the mood, which, these days, is rarely. I still indulge in my bubble baths, at least twice a week, depending on my schedule and he regularly and several times a day indulges me with kisses and kisses my feet, as instructed, whenever he leaves my presence. We cuddle, every single night, so we are still quite intimate; just not sexual.
It seems that we have settled into a comfortable routine that works for us and that’s a good thing. It’s a far cry from the way things were about three or four months ago.
Trust me, you’ll hear from me, again, before the next three or four months pass.