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Me: (giving Master titty hugs from his office hair and touching him all over)
Him: “Feel these,” indicating his biceps,” they get bigger everyday.”
Me: “oh my yes, they are so nice!”
Him: “I’m going to use them to beat you tonight.”
Me: ” I can’t wait!”
Today I felt a lot of stress with this new routine. Wednesdays are grocery shopping and errand days so I know I’m going to be away from home for a few hours. And realizing that my chores awaited me at home and that all the time away was eating away at the time I needed to do them was taxing. I got home grumpy and Master made note of it. When I told him I felt stressed that I still had so much to do and had just spent 2 hours away he told me I’d get some leniency for that and perhaps I should amend the grocery day expectations so that I felt less stress. He’s right of course.
So tonight I’m trying to figure out how I want to handle errand days and the chores I have marked for daily. Can they wait a day without much consequence for how Master wants his home kept? Perhaps. Do I need to realize that there’s only one of me and I have to accept the time as it comes. Yes, of course.
It may seem odd that I feel pressed for time when it’s just the two of us in an apartment, but that’s just the way it goes. I have things to do every single day, and I have subguide work to do too. It’s not a hard life, but it is a busy one.
I’m no where near any closer to unpacking the toys and the itch is growing. I must get them unpacked tomorrow so that we can play this weekend. That twinkle in his eye is getting more devious and I need to feed it. Ah yes I do!
On to the cats, because you know I talk about them, I’m trying to feed them in separate rooms to control how much Loki is eating and so that he’s not eating Max’s food. This is the first day of that so it’s hard to say, but both of them haven’t figured out that they now only have 30 mins to eat their meal and then it’s picked up. I think Loki feels he’s being secluded and punished but I think he’ll adjust. The door will be opened after a week and hopefully he’ll learn that his food is just served there and he needs to eat it before he leaves. Who knows. I just know he needs to lose like 6 lbs and Max can’t afford to lose any more.
Took a walk tonight with Master. Slow progress is being made on the healthy front. I am going to prepare a few veggie dishes tomorrow so that they are available options.
Today has been all about checking off the to do list and keeping track of foods eaten, staying on task and getting it all done. As much as possible.
With with the amount I still have left to do I realize that the free time I had before will now be far less. It’s a lot more work to keep a home in order and work and develop better eating and exercise habits! I’m actually squeezing in a bit of time right now just to write this post. Thankfully I can type pretty quickly.
It does feel good to get things done that should have been done a long time ago. I still have a bit of a learning curve as far as time management and I’m certain that the amount of housework I’m currently doing will subside a bit when I get into a groove. It should just fly!
The healthy body part is slower but I know that I will learn to get that under control also. I weighed in today, first time in a long time, just 10 lbs above my starting weight in 2005 when I lost weight for graduation from college. This means I’ve lost 17 lbs from my all time high. All without trying. I attribute it to stress in moving first and then being happy with the new place second. Now with proper eating and movement I should be reaching my goals in no time. The first one is 10 lbs in 2 months. This will put me in the next dress size down too, if my measurements follow the weight loss. That would make me feel amazing!
Master and I are itching to get back into playtime which means I need to unpack the toys! I’ll be working on that this week so that perhaps by the weekend he can just grab me and go to town
On the work front I’m considering whether I can do Nanowrimo this year. I’m having a hell of a time coming up with topics and then inspiration to write at the moment so the idea of pressure to perform for an entire month is scaring me. Then again, maybe that’s the push I need. I have a bit of time to decide yet but I hope to make a decision by the end of next month.
Today was a busy day punctuated by minutes logged in my new productivity stream that I’m keeping to make sure I’m getting everything done that I want to get done. I’m writing down a timestamp and notes every time I change tasks during the “work day”. This is to help keep me focused and force out the distractions that have been wasting away my time. It’s quite interesting for me to note that it only takes 5 mins to change the laundry, 10 mins to vacuum and just 8 mins to unload and load the dishwasher. I could swear these things sucked my whole day away!
It took me 2 hours to grocery shop today. That’s insane! The grocery stores around here are not set up as efficiently as where I came from and force you to wander around to find things that logically should be somewhere else. I’m sure of it. Of course, not finding the same brands, and having to read labels on new ones to know if I can eat it isn’t exactly speedy. Oh and the cost of groceries has gone up too. Not what I wanted at all!
The diet is going to have to progress slowly, with costs being what they are. My first step is to not eat white potatoes, white rice or sugary beverages. I’ve picked out a few low carb lunch options that will last me all week too. Snacks are another challenge though that I’ll have to work on. I weigh on Monday so I’ll know where I’m starting out at.
I got my housework done, my other tasks completed and I’m going for a walk later with Master to cover my exercise for the day. I’m drained and worn out but I’ll make it.
Tomorrow night is my first submissive forum in this area and I’m hoping the group that turns up is friendly and inviting. We don’t have a topic this first one, but I hope people will come with suggested topics and an interest in exploring D/s.
That’s it for me tonight. See ya Friday folks.
Today I started working on the rules and requirements that I’m supposed to be keeping up with. To be honest, it’s going to be a lot of work but I feel I’m ready. When my chore list arrived in my email (something I set up years ago) I actually opened it and planned to get it done.
I started cleaning the apartment at 9am and finished at 11am. I got sidetracked at least 3 times by the cats, twitter and TV. So I need to work on the distractions but I did cross off all of my chores on the list in every room except the bathroom. The bathroom didn’t get touched. I blame the distractions. So tomorrow my goal is to start with the bathroom since it didn’t get addressed today.
I have other goals to help progress with other things like my knitting and crafts, cooking from scratch preparation. I’ve not accomplished anything on that today. I want to get 30 minutes of knitting everyday. I have a blanket to finish in the next 3 months and I’m barely 25%. The potatoes I wanted to mash and then freeze in portions are still sitting on the counter waiting to be peeled. If I feel motivated I can do it this evening. I must feel motivated
Also, I want to get back into reading every day. I really enjoyed it when I was doing it and I have 2 sets of books. First is the Game of Thrones set that Master gave me for our Anniversary this year. The other is a book I need to read to restart reviews on Submissive Guide. It’s been far too long since I’ve done ‘work reading’.
Master has been working hard and I think he likes his new office space. Other than it’s really warm in there due to all the computers running. Which, let me complain a bit about. He has to have the AC up really high and I’m constantly cold now. Ergh. So much for walking around naked. It’s too cold for that nonsense!
Period is kicking my ass this month and has completely screwed up my concentration for much writing for work. I have so much to do this week too. I want to find somewhere else to work away from home and give it a shot this week too. I sometimes need that time away and be productive.
Tomorrow is more of the same and then Wednesday I start exercising again. If I remember I want to post on Wednesday, so see you then!
I didn’t mean to neglect this space for so long. But as with anything, your priorities shuffle around and obviously mine has been unpacking and adjusting to a new home, new sounds, new places and new people.
It’s not all been easy but things are coming together. Most of the boxes are unpacked, I’ve got plans of where to put most things long term, others are just stuffed in closets to deal with when I get to them. My wish list for decorating and what not is long and we’ll buy things in batches as available money comes in.
I love the balcony. It’s 8 ft by 10 ft so there’s decent space for flower gardening, a seating area and a grill eventually. We might be able to pick,a few things up at summer blow outs and clearance events for next year and my hopes are to be able to make it a place I want to sit from Spring through Fall.
The apartment layout makes it feel roomier and I know in time I’ll be able to make it feel cozy and welcoming. The kitties have both found their favorite spots to nap and also how to get into trouble! I’m child-proofing the bathroom cabinets this weekend to prevent the constant thump thump from little paws open and closing them all night long. They seem less interested in the kitchen cabinets but I might do the one under the sink anyway.
Grocery shopping is difficult. The prices here are quite a bit higher and there is less variety for specific GF items, especially at Aldi where I prefer to start my shopping trips. It’s always frustrating as you get used to new stores anyway since they all have different layouts and food choices. I’m planning to get back into more stockpiling and cooking from scratch to try and trim the budget.
Before we moved here Master and I had a talk about all the things that we’ve let slide in our dynamic and my rules that will have to be picked back up again and Wednesday is the day many of those things have to be up to par. Things like my exercise routine and the cleaning schedule need to return. I agree! I’m also going to get more serious about the food I’m eating and work to reduce carbs again – as that works best for me as a diet program.
I used to be really good at food tracking back in 2005 when I lost 40 lbs before college graduation. I want to pick that back up again now so that I can monitor daily what I’m eating and remind myself just what a portion size is. With any luck I could be down 40 lbs by the end of the year if I work hard at it.
Another change that will happen probably today or tomorrow is that I want a new theme for this blog and I’m going to start writing here more often again. I think it will help me stay on track for the things I need to maintain and improve upon and just talking to myself (and of course you) aides me in this.
So, that’s what’s been going on and the plans thus far.
Just a short note to say we are here and unpacking boxes almost constantly! I just might share pictures as the place comes together. We’ll see.