December 2007

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Resolutions 3

My domestic goals are short and sweet.

  1. Do not go to bed with dirty dishes piled in the sink. Dishes are to be washed before bedtime.
  2. Pick up all rooms on a daily basis so that weekend cleaning does not take hours.
  3. Make the bed daily when I get home from work.
  4. Prepare more meals that left overs can be frozen for additional meals later.
  5. Learn about canning.

New Year's Meme

I’ve seen this floating around and thought I’d add my own thoughts:

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

Went to a porn shop. I’ve not been afraid to, just never had the desire. Now I think Master and I go just as frequently as any other specialty store.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No, I didn’t keep last year’s resolutions and there are more set for this year. Hopefully these will be easier to keep.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No.

5. What countries did you visit?

None, we didn’t even leave the state for more than 10 minutes when I took a wrong turn in Dubuque and ended up in Illinois.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?

A new apartment.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

January 27th — Master gave me the honor of his collar

March 1st — I achieved full time status at work

May 28 — Our first public play party where Master played

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Hmmm. I don’t know.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Never failure, there is always a way out.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I had a 3 day migraine in June, had a root canal this summer, but otherwise I’ve been well.

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?

Material things were not important this year.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize. I watched Inconvenient Truth and it scared me to death!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

George Bush is getting on my nerves big time.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Eating out sadly. We need to change that this next year and enjoy good food at home.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Our anniversary trip to Iowa City when we stayed in a whirlpool suite :)

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?

I don’t think a song will encapsulate the entire year.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

  • happier or sadder? happier
  • thinner or fatter? fatter
  • richer or poorer? richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Crafting. I miss the calm I get by creating items.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Whining about my weight, and lack of weight loss. It’s my own fault and this year I take ownership of that fact.

20. How did spend Christmas?

At home watching Lord of the Rings and eating turkey… lots of turkey.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?

Over and over again. Master continues to amaze me.

22. How many one night stands?

None.

23. What was your favorite TV program?

Mythbusters!

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No.

25. What was the best book you read?

The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Acoustic versions of awesome rock tracks. Thank goodness or MTV unplugged.

27. What did you want and get?

I wanted a new computer, I got a laptop.

28. What did you want and not get?

I wanted to move this year, but alas that fell through.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets! We went to see it on Friday and I’d recommend it if you loved the first one.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 30 this year and I don’t think I did anything special. Master made my birthday cake though. That was so sweet.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Losing more weight.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

Uniforms or nakedness, take your pick.

33. What kept you sane?

Master and St. John’s Wart

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Johnny Depp. He is such a chameleon actor. I love that he can play any role so very well!

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

Anti-immigration crap. We are all immigrants for crying out loud.

36. Who do you miss?

My best friend, L.

37. Who was the best new person you met?

Selena, her husband and her Master! Love you hon.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007?

Patience can only win out if you let it.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

I don’t have one.

Topping

From My Bottom Smarts

What do you believe constitutes “topping from the bottom?” Have you or your partner ever done this? If so, how was the situation handled? Are there occasions where “topping from the bottom” is acceptable or even desirable?

My definition of topping from the bottom is when the submissive begins to instruct the dominant during an exchange. It could be as simple as overriding instructions to take the next exit to declining to do something sexual.

Sadly I do this a lot and it gets very frustrating for Master. Usually this involves a very stern look, but it could lead to more punishment for bad behavior. I do have to do my proper apology also. It’s very humiliating to have to do this in public places.

There could be occasions where topping from the bottom is acceptable and those are times where the submissive is more experienced than the dominant and he has asked for instructions on how to do something. Also in rare occasions where the dominant is the masochist, it is almost always needed to top from the bottom so that the dominant gets what they need from the submissive who would be causing the desired pain.

–luna

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Resolutions 2

My submission resolutions are going to be where my hardest work is I think. Master has noted that he wants to be more strict and to get the rules I have adhered to better. I’ve been slacking and so has he. So my first goal is to improve my obedience to the rules he has set.

My next goal is to seek learning and training that will benefit my Master. This could be learning a bit of massage, table service, practicing oral sex techniques and maybe learning about historical service like geisha, English maid service or courtesan lifestyles. It could provide and enhance the ritual and routine that Master is seeking.

Lastly I have a goal of making sure the purpose of this blog does not go too far off course. Master wants this journal to be personal, about my submission and struggles with training and less about the meme’s and general chit chat that seems to take over on occasion. It’s going to be hard, but I know that I can be more introspective than I have of late.

–luna

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Resolutions 1

Master suggested that I think about some resolutions for next year, some goals I’d like to set for myself. I’ve been giving it some serious thought. I am hoping to have more desire to reach these goals than I did with last years. They kinda just fell away and I forgot them. Definitely not what I want to do this year.

I’ve divided my resolutions into 3 different groups; personal, submission and domestic. Today I’d like to talk about the personal goals I’d like to set.

My diet is an obvious one. I’m still continuing on trying to lose the excess weight that affects almost everything I do and how I feel about myself. My main purpose is to eat healthier and to become more active. I know that I will lose weight if I can achieve these two.

I’d like to learn to take more time for personal grooming. If I care more about myself then I think I’ll have a better outlook on life, be encouraged by changes in my body and enjoy caring for Master’s property.

Finally, I’d like to pick up crafting again. I’m more at peace when I’m creating things; whether it be poetry or stitching or kinky crafts. I’d like to ultimately set aside time every week to create.

So, these are the beginning of what I’d like to have successfully achieved by next year. Master has said that he is going to be doing some changing as well, so I have to be prepared to shift with him. He wants a more strict house and I will have to learn to be more obedient or face the consequences. It’s not going to be easy but I know we can continue to develop and grow together to our ultimate dream.

–luna

Day 26

Awesome Christmas Lights Displays

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