Time seems to be picking up speed as it usually does this time of year. I’m nearly ready with gifts and wrapping and such. Less ready with decorations. Since we keep them up through the first week or two in January for the boys to come for Christmas, I hate to get them up too early.
Things are peaceful here. But Nick and I don’t seem to see much of one another. Many days he is taking supper up to his dad. On the days he’s home at supper time, I’m often visiting with his mom. By the time we’re both home and settled he’s snoozing in his chair. It’s not going to be better any time soon. One of sister is having surgery in early January and the other, an accountant, begins her pre-tax working until 8 or 9 every day. But we plug on. MIL will be 93 this month. FIL is 96 and his brother turned 100 last month. Longevity lives!
Now one thing did happen you might be interested in. My ultra-busy schedule (of sitting on my butt for long stretched doing nothing) kept me from getting my laundry put away in my 24-hour window. Nick noticed. Bringing Blondie’s paddle into the living room with him he suggested I might remember better if I bent over and took hold of the laundry basket and stared at it to help get my transgression in my mind.
Fine, fine, I went along willingly. But as the spanking progressed I had a strong urge to say something. Gratefully we have been doing this long enough for me to have the sense to wait until he finished. But once I was up and the paddle down I had to tell him the truth (honesty is the best policy). So, I said,
“Thank you, honey. I'll get this put away right now. And by the way, you are shitty at warm-ups!”
I realize not many participating in TTWD could get away with a statement like that. But it was 100% truthful! Nick laughed and offered to start over, but I declined. I guess the poor man can’t be good at everything.
Don’t get so wound up in holiday preparations and forget to take care of yourselves. If you do I hope your HOH turns you up and paddles you good! Maybe you should read a good book, I have some I could suggest…