This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. In general, teachers tend to love November. We get several short weeks and I do all I can to stretch it out. I'm taking tomorrow off – a (hopefully) quick doctor visit and then it’s off Christmas shopping. To rest up from all that, we have Tuesday off. Our school is used as a polling place. So I plan to enjoy my four-day weekend!
Only problem is that I’m not feeling the Christmas shopping vibe yet. I usually do by now, I hate to shop after Thanksgiving because I don’t like crowds. But I got nothing! Christmas is different once the kids are grown. I still love it don’t get me wrong. But LJ and Colin won’t come until early in Jan. And this year my niece also moved to NYC and works as assistant stage manager for a current production so she won’t be home either. This is sad for Mollie since she will be the only ‘child’ at the Christmas gathering. I know everyone goes through these adjustments as your kids grow up, but for me it’s a little harder to get into the sprit, maybe doing a little shopping Monday will help.
No spanking news to report. A few swats, and quick hand spankings, but no real ones. And while I miss it, I’m just fine. I really do go in cycles; I get totally obsessed and can think of nothing else. I get mad a Nick for not spanking enough, I come here and bitch and complain and feel sorry for myself until I just want to quit. Then Nick finally steps in and does something and all is well again.
I’m in my 'quite content' stage at the moment. I mean I always want more spanking, but I’m fine. And I really think when I begin to feel that downward spiral I’ll ask Nick for another intense session. It helped enormously! My only complaint is that if we don’t do some spanking regularly I don’t know if I’ll be able to take all I need to get it out of my system. Oh well, not really a major life problem, so I won’t worry much.
And now for one of my favorite parts of a long weekend, I’m going to settle back and see if Cassie will talk to me. I honestly never know, if she’s out having a good time there’s no telling when she’ll check in!