Friday, November 28, 2008

A change of focus

I have a lot I need to say today. First I want to say that I am married to the most incredible, sexy, gorgeous, intelligent man on the face of the earth. He is everything in the world to me. He talks to me; he has always talked to me. He has, by his insistence, helped me to live the last nearly 40 years as a lady – at least in public! He brought so many things into my life that had never been there before – consistency, friendship, discipline, and love. Always love. At the beginning I had no idea spanking would be so much a part of my marriage. But it has been a staple. And now I wouldn’t have it any other way. Yes of course there is still discipline but far more are just for the fun, the connection and the erotic pleasure it brings.

There is happy news, although I can imagine some of you will be shaking your heads at this. Sue and Steve have decided they are moving east. The cost of living in our area of the world is a great deal more reasonable than their area. We have also done much talking during this visit and we discussed at length that we are family to each other. Sue and Steve have no children either. Our other close friends have children and grandchildren but Sue and Steve have no more extended family than we do. Even with all the trouble Sue and I could potentially get into we are all comforted that we will all be near one another. There are several houses in our neighborhood for sale and they are already looking on line. You don’t know what this means to me. Tom is happy too, although he fully realizes our potential for getting into troub... umm, interesting situations! Now don’t worry, you know I am going to be as good as gold!

On a less happy note Tom is going to be working a bit longer than he had originally planned. I am not happy about this but it is something he wants very much. He has always given me everything I have ever wanted and now it is my turn to let him have this without excessive fussing – provided I get plenty of his attention too! I know it won’t be smooth sailing but we have talked about it at length and I agreed with his decision.

Of course this means I am going back to work too. Oh my, the corporate wife again. Not my favorite roll but one I know well. Do you see where this is going? While I am not giving up my blog you can see that I will not be here much. Just as it has been these past few weeks my time is going to be taken up with helping Sue and Steve find a house and get moved and settled, giving my lovely Willow the attention she needs and being there for Tom whenever he needs me.

I may be popping in and out but please don’t worry if I am not here often. I just wanted you all to know that I am fine and happy, just putting my energies in other directions.

I hope that those who come by will enjoy my archives (I’ll remind you that regardless of how old the post is you can comment on it and I will get it – I will try to reply too as I have time) but as you do read the old post please remember something. This blog has been my creation. Many of you have teased saying that ‘You want to be me when you grow up’. You realize, I hope, that I write looking at my life through rose colored glasses. I tell you the fun, funny parts of our lives from my point of view because I enjoy the stories and I enjoy sharing them. We are not some perfect couple and we don’t have everything right but why would I write about the negatives? When I first began writing all I ever wanted to do was share some stories here because there was certainly no where else to ever tell them. This is not a place to learn about how a DD marriage works or how it should be done. It is just a place to read about a crazy old lady’s love of life.

But there are two things I would like everyone to take away from here. First there is nothing wrong with an old fashion marriage where the husband is the guide and protector of the wife. There is nothing wrong with him being in charge. There is nothing wrong with him giving the occasional spanking to make sure his wife is fully aware of who is in charge. (And there is nothing wrong with the wife trying to get away with as much as possible!)

But the second, and most important thing, I have wanted this blog to point out is that love and passion are not the sole property of the young. Love and passion grow and change with age. But while aging bring on diminished eye sight, hearing problems, stiffness in joints and a smorgasbord of aches and pains – the love and passion between two people only grows stronger and better. Always remember that.

To all my reader – my friends and family,

I love you,


Sunday, November 16, 2008


I’m serious – like a child, I am ‘not to leave my room’. LOL if I wasn’t so exhausted I would fight him on it or just slip out but I am too warn out to argue. Sue and Annie and I have been busy these past few weeks. Doing nothing really wrong you understand but not always being on Tom’s time line, not always answering our cells (if we were having too much fun to stop), drinking more than he things I should, spending too much money and in general running wild.

I have been enjoying my freedom I will have to admit. Tom has had to work many days and even came back east for a few days. I didn’t like that but as I said we girls have managed to keep ourselves occupied. But I said something I really shouldn’t have this morning, I didn’t mean it, and I never meant for Tom to hear me but his uncannily timing was again my undoing.

He seemed to wake in lecture mode this morning. And since he and the boys were planning to golf all day he wanted to tell me how I was to act at brunch and at a tea I was to attend this afternoon. I was still in bed, trying to ignore him (in a loving manor of course) but he was just going on about how I had been acting and how a lady should act I was getting aggravated! If there is one thing I know after 38 years of marriage is how Tom thinks a lady should act!

So as he kept talking as he walked into the bathroom I said very quietly (yet unfortunately aloud) into my pillow “Kiss my ass”. Tom heard – he had walked back into the room – and suddenly lecture mode was gone!

He grabbed up the ivory brush and lit into me before I even realized he had heard! He hasn’t spanked with the brush in a long time but absence does not make my heart grow fonder in this case! He was pretty mad and he did a thorough job before he stopped. He said – still not letting me up – “I don’t know what has gotten into you lately but I am not going to put up with it. You are not to leave this room today for any reason. You may not call or text anyone except for me and yes ma’am I’ll check!”

I couldn’t stop myself from saying “But I have a brunch and a tea today. They are expecting me.” Tom gave me another half dozen hard swats as he said “Then perhaps your friends will be disappointed just as I am. You need a day to get hold of yourself and your behavior or so help me Cassie, this will have just been a warm up.” I was on fire and in no way did I want that to be a warm up!

Tom let me up and held me as I was snubbing. I finally asked “What will I tell Sue, she is expecting me to go with her. You know she’ll come up here.”

That won’t be a problem he said dryly and he called Sue from his phone. Now Sue knows I get spanked of course but I still don’t want it advertised and I was hissing at Tom, “Just tell her I don’t feel well. Don’t tell her you won’t let me.” I might as well have been talking to the wind!

The conversation went something like this “Sue I’m afraid Cassie won’t be joining you today she is not feeling well.” I was slightly surprised that he was going along with my request when he went on “She has a raging fever when she sits. I don’t want you coming up or talking with her today or I can promise you it will be contagious!” I really was annoyed at him but couldn’t help laughing in my head. Tom is so Tom and I do love him to death!

Deep down I know he’s right I have been a little wild on this trip and part of it is that I am very tired but I just keep going anyway. Tom brought me up a picnic basket for the day with plenty of food for breakfast and lunch a thermos of coffee and the paper. But he was dead serious about me staying put. He didn’t mention the computer possibly because he didn’t know I had brought it into the room last night. He has been keeping it in the room he is using for an office and once I am a free woman I may just put it back before he notices it! But I slept for 4 hours after Tom left so I know I really was tired. And I have played on here and watched old movies all afternoon.

I expect I’ll be behaving, mostly because I can tell Tom is not going to put up with much more. I don’t want to have to leave before Thanksgiving as he has threatened. So wish me luck! And I’ll go see if I packed my halo – it must be around here somewhere.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I want to thank every one who came by today. I will be answering my comments very soon because I want to talk to each and every one of you.

Welcome to love our lurker’s day! I guess we hope that by seeing heartfelt invitations everywhere you will take the plunge and leave a comment. My readers are very, very special to me. If you have read here often you know how much I love my husband, but Tom is my only family. Through this blog I have made amazing friends, many of whom are like family. I wish I knew everyone who has ever read one of my posts. I wish I could personally thank every one of you for taking time out of your day to read my stories. You just don’t know how proud that makes me.

And in case you didn’t realize it if you go back and read old posts you can comment on them. It comes straight to my mailbox with a link back to that post. So even if the post is several years old I will get the comment.

Whether you are a regular reader or just drop by once in a while please talk to me. I adore comments, this is where I can talk to friends I have actually made on my own. You are all special to me. If you are not comfortable leaving a comment for some reason you could email me at
Much love,

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Meme's from Carye and Daisy

My dear friend Carye who is a loyal reader and commenter sent me her meme also. I think her's is very, very interesting.


1) I played Trombone from fourth grade on and still enjoy playing. When I first went to college, I majored in music ed and elementary ed.

2) I graduated from college with a botany degree, and chemistry and math minors. I never have used any of them. I got a temp job and loved it. They sent me through for my masters in business.

3) I've managed a 250 million dollar environmental budget for the government. I prefer managing data to people and now do programming development for a software company! Some day I may figure out what I want to do when I grow up!

4) I am a weather junkie! I have a Davis Weather station in my back yard and have been a weather spotter. My husband made me stop when we had kids. something about not wanting me to be out in a car searching for tornados....

5) I was on a waiting list having been completely approved for the peace corps when i met my husband. If there had been a job open in the countries I was interested in immediately, I never would have met him.

6) I have traveled to 6 countries outside of the US. Can you guess what they are? All except one are in the western Hemisphere. I'll give you a hint on #6 -- I spent 2 weeks in the amazon jungle with a bunch of botany and zoology students when I was a botany student and loved it!

7) I am an extra class Amateur radio operator. I passed 21 word per minute moris code translation to get my licence. Me:-)

Dasiy has also been kind enough to send me here meme and I am delighted to learn more about her and to share that with all of you.


1. I was married at 20 to my first bf, we started dating when I was 16, he proposed on our first date! I thought he was drunk!

2. I was devastated when he walked out after a 24year honeymoon, for an 18year old girl....

3. I have been a trampoline instructor for 32 years.

4. I am undertall. If I were 8'3", I would be delightfully slim.

5. I am now honoured to be engaged to the most wonderful man, who happens to be american. I never would have thought it possible to beat being proposed to on the first date; however, he proposed before we had ever met in person!!!!!! (and, yes, he is my second ever bf!!!)

6. I will become a grandparent sometime around christmas, for the first time....YAYYYYYYY

7. I have learned more about myself in the past 5 years than in the previous 45.... (for the mathematicians amongst us, yes, I was 50 this year!!! )

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My brother Paul and my chicks

7 Things Meme
by Paul

As requested by my baby sister.

1) I was a stubborn child; I have been known to spend the night at the table when told not to leave before I finished what was on my plate.
I also requested the meal be sent to the starving children in Hungary , Poland or Czechoslovakia, when reminded of them if I had no appetite.

2) As a child I was frightened of Moths, while I no longer fear them, I will remove them from any room I am in, I just don’t like them, possibly for the same reason that I don’t like peaches.

3) I technically lost my virginity at twelve to a red headed fourteen-year old; I believe it was curiosity rather than passion that drove her. Fortunately for me I was unable to ejaculate, I hesitate to think what might have happened if I had been able to, in hindsight that is.

4) By the time I was fourteen I was a keen Archer, at sixteen I had made my own longbow it had a 90lb pull.

5) When Mel and I first met, Mel collected figures of Wolves and I of Owls, strange as the Owl is her symbolic animal and the wolf mine, I now have over eight hundred figures of anything from gold through clay.

6) I have been a dedicated spanko for as long as I can remember, I discovered that I was a Dom at around fourteen.

7) I have had two serious accidents in my life both motorcycle accidents, they taught me to be extra careful. I take a dim view of bad and careless driving.


1.Married for 26 years to David..been with him for 33..he's a pretty good kinky guy..!!

2 managed the family business for 14 years.

3 Have been taking care of little ones for 16 now watching over our precious god daughter.

4 David is 4 years older me.

5 Love spooky stuff ..halloween..trick or treaters.. christmas..autumn colors..snow..

6 We have 2 boys 25 and almost 17..a choc.lab..6 cats..a snake and a fish tank

7. was born and raised where i live.. which we affectionately call Mayberry.
Realistically it's a small southern democratic town in Virgina.Between Wash DC and the shenandoah valley in the foothills of the blue ridge mtns.. That's about it.. I'm seeing this Meme everywhere so i think it's already making it's rounds..


1. I love being kinky to my wife but I hope my dad is not looking down on us. He was Southern Baptist minister for over 35 years.

2. I have been in the office supply business for over 34 years and drive 63 miles to work and takes two hours to do it.

3.I was born in West Va. but grew up at Va. Beach Va. two blocks from the ocean on 35th street. The town we live in now has one traffic light.

4.I am a diehard Washington Redskin fan and don't talk to me about that team from Dallas.

5. I am a weather spotter for the National Weather Service and love it when we are buried in snow

6. I live for turning Mthc's butt different shades of purple.

7. There are six people in blog land I wish I could really meet and give a big hug to.

Mom you are at the top of that list.

I thank my brother and my chicks and I will be happy to post for any of you that do not have your own site. You can email your 7 facts to me at

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cowgirl, since you asked...

The Rules-
* Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I can’t imagine what I can tell you that I haven’t already told you about myself but since Cowgirl was kind enough to tag me so I am going to give it a try.

1. I have been married twice. One was pure hell, the other has become my heaven.

2. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 25 years old.

3. I have my very own prostitution’s license (I know this is old news to long-time readers but maybe some of you are new. It you are new check out here and here before you think me too terrible!)

4. I am taking a deep breath before this one, other that a few close friends out here no one knows this – I am older than Tom by nearly two and a half years.

5. I ran away from home when I was 8 years old. I was gone about 9 or 10 hours before I came home. No one noticed I was gone.

6. Tom’s wedding gift to me was a matching ivory hair brush and comb. The comb has disappeared over the years. Why couldn’t it have been the damn brush?

7. I was not always the angelic, obedient wife that I am today. Tom once told me to wait for him in the bedroom when he was really upset about something I had done. While he was trying to cool down I climbed out the window and took off.

Enough about me I would love to hear all about


If Paul, Carye, Mthc or David would like to just give us the 7 facts I will be happy to post for them. And yes I can count to 7 but I went over.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Healthy and happy

I’ve been away from any real writing for so long I fear I have forgotten how. I don’t know how many of you are still checking in but I wanted to let you know we are still around. We have had a bit of trouble over Tom’s working but we survive. Tom is really not gone all that much and truly I’m getting all the attention I can stand.

Willow – what can I say about this sweet baby? Actually Willow and I have a lot in common. She is a free spirit, she loves to slip off and get into things she should leave alone, she enjoys staying up all night, and every now and then she just likes to howl at the moon! She is not too bad to chew things that do not belong to her although she did manage to destroy one of Tom’s slippers. At first I was secretly happy to see it go since sometime Tom has used it for an alternate purpose but once he explained to me its mate now could be used for the alternate purpose exclusively my amusement waned. I surely hope the ivory brush doesn’t accidentally fall into Willow’s clutches and disappear!

If you are in the mood for another story I suppose I can share what has been going on here lately. Let me begin by saying all is well now!! Please remember that as you are reading.

I haven’t been too pleased with Tom working. He was gone for 5 days at first and I hated it. Since he has been home he seems to live in his study and on the phone. That’s not really true but I am used to having all his attention and I was trying not to feel neglected but I was losing the battle. One day I was feeling sad, mad, neglected and just generally upset. He had been in his study all day and finally came out around dinner time. We decided to go out to eat. And would you know it he got a call at dinner! He didn’t take it of course but told me he would have to get on a conference call once we got home.

Once we got home I got a quick kiss and the promise that he would not be long. I was fuming then but when I was still sitting alone 45 minutes later I was livid! I was simply not going to stay home alone and twiddle my thumbs. I know what I did was foolish but I was so mad my head was pounding and I just didn’t care. I took the boat and left. I did take the phone but I turned it off. If he didn’t want to talk to me at home he didn’t need to talk to me anywhere!

I just drove around for a while and finally headed to a little bar and grill on the water where we like to eat. The temperature was pleasant so I sat outside and ordered a drink. I hadn’t been there long when a waitress came and asked me if my name was Cassie and gave me a phone. Good grief, if I had my phone off it seems as though he could take a hint!

Three guesses as to what he said first. You’re right, he said “Cassie Jane I am going to wear you out!” He went on to say “You stay right there. Andrew and I will come get you I don’t want you driving the boat.” That flew all over me! I told him had gotten there by myself and when I got ready to come home I could get myself back.

I could tell he was angry but I was angrier! I said “You come if you want to but I won’t be here!” With that I hung up, quickly paid my bill and took off once again. Only by now I was so tired. I was getting cold and I wanted to go home but I was still mad. I remembered that some of our neighbor’s were on vacation so I headed to their dock and tied up. I crawled out of the boat to sit on the dock. I was exhausted and my head hurt, I suddenly felt like I was too tired to get back in the boat. I didn’t sit their long until I called Tom.

“I’m at the Davis’ will you come get me?”

Within minutes Tom and Andrew pulled up. Andrew is so good. He just asked if I was okay and then he left us alone. I must have looked somewhat pitiful because Tom gave me a hug me and whispered in my ear “Girl, you messed up.” Then he helped me into the boat. I knew what was coming I just hoped he would wait.

It only took a minute to get home. I think it was walking from the boat to the house that it gradually began dawning on me that there was something wrong, I was sick. Tom walked me to the bedroom and told me to get ready for bed while he fed Willow. But I couldn’t. I just lay down on the bed and wrapped up in the comforter.

When Tom came back he found me all curled and freezing. A quick check showed I was running a fever. Tom brought me medicine and helped me into a nightgown. Around 2:00 AM he checked my temperature again and it had gone up. He ended up taking me to the hospital. I was pretty much out of it. Tom says that the worse thing about me being sick is that I don’t talk. As much as he sometimes teases me about chattering on he hates it when I am not talking.

It turns out I had a UTI. They kept me long enough to give me some fluids and then sent us home. I slept the rest of the day and all that night. By the next morning I felt much more like myself. Tom was glad to hear I was hungry and told me he was going to fix breakfast and we would talk later.

Talk? I didn’t really want to talk.

The evening started coming back to me – taking the boat, drinking without Tom (a big no-no in his book), hanging up on him, leaving the grill when he had told me to stay…

Tom brought me my breakfast in bed and sat watching me as I ate. “You’re feeling better aren’t you honey” he asked me.

“That depends” I told him, “are you still mad at me?”

“Yes.” He stated emphatically “I am. You had no business taking the boat off at night by yourself. You deserve a good spanking and you know it.

“Tom I’m really sorry. I just don’t know what came over me that night.” I started.

“I do,” he countered “you didn’t get your way and ended up having a temper tantrum. Taking off in the boat - at night - with out a word, going to a bar and drinking by yourself, hanging up on me and running off when I told you to stay put. Oh I know what happened that night. The question is what am I going to do about it.

He does have a way of making things sound so bad! He had me squirming. He seemed so calm but if he got to scolding me he could easily get himself all worked up about it again.

“Well Cassie” Tom asked again, “How do you think I should handle this?

“I … I think we should both be grateful that nothing worse happened while I was wandering around in a fever induced haze!” He had to give me credit for trying! But this is the part you are not going to believe – it worked!! Tom started laughing and came away from the dresser (and the ivory brush) to sit with me on the bed. He must have been way more worried about me while I was so sick than I had thought.

“Girl, what am I going to do with you?”

He sat on the bed and just held me for a minute before he said. “I’m not going to spank you. I believe you knew exactly what you were doing – but the doctor did say that having a UTI could alter your thinking and judgment. But you are not getting off scott free! You are to do everything I say until I think you are well from this thing and” he added as he saw me start to grin “I will be keeping your keys for the time being and…

“Oh Tom, NO! You can’t do that!” I protested.

“Cassie Jane the keys are mine for now.” He told me sternly “If you want to fuss I can change my mind and wear you out and then keep your keys – your choice.” The man is a bully!

But honestly I knew I had dodged a bullet so I hushed. I got up and took a shower and I was surprised to find out that it just exhausted me. I took another nap and after lunch I got up and Tom and I went out and threw the ball with Willow for a while. I was tired again and so I came in and went to the computer to check on everyone. Tom said “Not right now I want you back in bed.”

“Tom I just want to check my email then I’ll lie down.”

But Tom was firm, “I need do some work myself and I want you in bed. I know if you get on that computer you will be on it for hours if I don’t come run you off. Get some sleep.”

So I went on to bed. But I couldn’t get back to sleep. I tossed and turned for a while but I just wasn’t sleepy so I got up and headed back to the computer. I knew if Tom got wrapped up in his work he would be up there for hours. But he double crossed and came back down. Now why when I am perfectly healthy he works forever leaving me all alone, but now he was back down in 20 minutes. He was not happy with me! I can’t say he wore me out but he had a pretty good sting going by the time he marched me back to the bedroom.

“Cassie Jane I just told you, you are going to mind me until you get your strength back. Do I need to tie you to the bed when I’m working?” I thought it was a nice offer but I really wasn’t up to it. LOL! But when I got back up the lap top was gone!! I had told Tom it was acting up and taking forever to get from place to place so he had taken it to Andrew to look it over for us. He told Andrew he was in no hurry to have it returned!! We have it back now but Tom is keeping it in his study. For the time being I have to go there to check emails, read my blogs and do any writing.

So all of this is what I have been up to lately. I am perfectly well now although I don’t have my full strength back I am in fine health. Willow and I are back to our walks. I still don’t have my keys back and I will probably never see the boat keys again. Tom is being stubborn about the laptop but I’ll eventually get it back if I behave myself. Sorry I am not around as much, I do miss talking to everyone. I will be here as often as I can.


I am getting a bit frustrated. I have been trying to write a post and put it up for several days but there is a great big obstacle in my way. Don't get me wrong, I love this obstacle dearly but you can't write a good post in 15 minute intervals. I did want to pop in and tell you that I miss you all and that I should have a post up very soon.

Much love,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Happy Birthday sweet brother!! I want you to know I stole out of bed to write and post this because I couldn’t get to the computer any earlier today. And I was not going to let your birthday come and not tell you how special you truly are! What more could a girl ask for in a brother? You give support, comfort, and advice. You scold and tease – you are a true brother in every sense! I love you dear Paul, I hope your day is very special

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm still here

I don’t know how much I am going to be around in the near future. I cannot get the laptop working so I guess we will have to take it in for a check up. The other computer is in Tom’s study and I really don’t like to mess with his things in there. I try to get to it at least once a day and check my email but it is not very convent.

So friends I am not ignoring your emails. We are fine and Willow is growing like a weed. I think she has doubled in size since I got her! I’ll be in touch.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Chicks

Hey everyone I have a request to make. My dear friends, my chicks – Mthc and David could use some prayers and warm thought sent their way. David is really not feeling too well and you all know when the person you love is under the weather your worry and stress level go way up so I know Mthc could use some relief too. David will be fine because his ‘Mom’ told him to get well on the double but I would like to see him back on his feet even faster that that!!

David you listen to me now! And Mthc I know you are caring for him but you take care of yourself too! Love to you both!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I have been an angel!

Well that is not really true but if I even get the chance to meet my big brother Paul, I do not want it to be at the business end of a tawse! So I thought he might like this title better. I haven't done anything wrong - okay there have probably been things Tom would not have approved. But most husbands wouldn't find fault. I am in one piece and my beloved is coming home tomorrow and that is all that matters!! He has warned me that he may have to leave again but he is coming to spend the weekend with me!

You really can't imagine how much I have missed him. I can't wait to be in his arms, I want to feel him, I want to look into his eyes, I want to smell his scent, I want to hear his voice, I want to hold his hand as we walk Willow, I want to have him curl around my back in the bed after other fun activities. And I want it all NOW!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tom's gone

My husband has left me. That’s not really a joke, he gone. Tom took a job. We didn’t discuss it before hand he just took it without telling me. I have known about it for a while now but I didn’t want to believe it was true. Don’t tell me he wants to feel he is supporting his family – he has taken the position for 6 months but has refused a salary. I don’t care about that, I would care if they paid him tons, I still don’t want him working. He won’t be going off every day but there will be some trips and those long conference calls and days of him hold up in his study, working and preoccupied. I hate it!

I’ve pitch my fits, I’ve yelled, I cussed some, slammed a few doors. It got Tom’s attention but it did not get me my way. He says they need him and it’s important that he try to help out right now. I know he is telling me the truth but every time he tells me this is important I feel like he is telling me I’m not.

He flew out this morning and I don’t know how long he will be gone. He said he is going to be very busy on this trip and that I would be better off staying home. We made up before he left – I couldn’t stand having coldness between us with him away but I am hurt. I hate sleeping alone and I haven't had to for a long time. I just want my husband with me. I want retirement to mean retirement. I want to be enough for him.

Now don’t worry about me I just came on here for a small pity party. I just needed to unload. I’ll survive. I have a lot of support here in our neighborhood. My home wraps around me like a comforter and my dear Willow is wonderful company along with the cats. I have often told you that Tom’s plays dirty. This was no exception. When he first told me I was so angry and I was yelling. Tom let me yell for a few minutes and then he said quietly “You’re frightening Willow”. I had indeed; she had run from the room and was hiding in the bedroom. I imagine that snapped me back quicker than anything else he could have said. I did the rest of my yelling while she was out in her newly fenced side yard.

Hopefully Tom will be home in a few days. I am trying to be a supportive wife. Tom only lets me complain so much before he takes care of it in his own way, I hope you don’t mind me coming here to complain. Please don’t take me too seriously. I do know how much Tom loves me, that is not in doubt. I just really miss him.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another meme

I found this over at PK’s place. I love doing meme. Maybe if I had grandchildren asking me questions I might not feel the need to be such an open book out here. But if I don’t tell you folks who will ever know? It makes me feel like we are just visiting when you come here to read.

If your ex REALLY needed you at 3 am, would you go to his/her house?
If my ex was alive the only reason I would go to his house at 3 AM would be if I were an assassin.

When was the last time you wanted to punch someone in their face?
It was last year when I last saw Peabrain.

What are the last three things you spent money on?
A puppy life jacket, a puppy seat belt, a name tag for Willow’s collar. See any pattern here?

What was the last thing you cried about?
When I read about Sar beloved dog Panda passing away.

Could you go a day without eating?
I guess I could but I do like to eat.

Have you ever kissed anyone whose name started with a J?
Folks I have kiss enough people to work my way through the whole alphabet.

Do you smoke weed regularly?
Ummm… have I ever mentioned that I am married? I would have to say no to this. However if you had asked me this question 40 years ago I just might have given you a different answer!

Has anyone ever told you they're in love with you?
Yes, many people have told me that. One person was telling me the truth.

When was the last time you were disappointed?
A few day ago. But that is another post (or several).

Has a girl ever seriously punched you?
You better believe it! But when the fight was over I was the one standing! Obviously this was pre-Tom.

What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Now you are getting personal! Oh I’m sorry that was tacky! Actually we had shrimp and grits for dinner.

Have you kissed two different people in one night?
I had another terrible tacky answer to this one but I will restrain myself and say ‘yes’.

How easy is it for others to make you feel awkward?
It is not very easy at all these days.

Are you taller than 5'4"?
No I am 5’2”, Tom is 6’2”- see, I told you he is a big bully.

In the past week have you felt stupid?
Well no more than usual.

What's the age difference between you and the last person you kissed?
Two years.

Have you ever been outside completely naked?
You better believe it!! And if I can get away with it I plan to be again!

What would happen if you had a baby with the last person you kissed?
Would a puppy count?

Who did you text the most yesterday?
I don’t know how to text.

What were you doing at 10pm Friday night?
My goodness that was 4 days ago. How am I supposed to remember?

What are your plans for today?
Well today I will play on the computer a while longer then take Willow out one last time. Tom will go with us.

Could you go the rest of your life without smoking cigarette?
I certainly plan to. Should I change my mind Tom would pitch a fit. He has always said that was the one bad habit I never took up.

What was the last reason you went to the doctor?
Because I have a bossy, overprotective husband who will not take no for an answer!

What is the last thing you yelled aloud?
I will address that in the post about why I am disappointed.

What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Mina’s blog.

Do you have any gay/lesbian friends?
Yes I do and they are very dear friends.

Have you ever kissed the last person you text?
No text for me.

What's one action you do when you're really nervous?
Start telling Tom ‘I didn’t do it’!

Would you rather give up the computer or the TV?
Oh the TV in a heart beat. Although I do like TV!

Do you find yourself saying mean things to people over the internet that you wouldn't say to their face?
I hope I have never said anything mean on the internet.

One word that explains perfectly how you feel at the moment?
Sorry one word couldn’t handle it.

Do you care if people hate you for no reason?
I hope no one does but I would certainly care!

How hard is your life right now?
My life is delightful!

Have you ever taken anyone for granted?
I have. I try not to now.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lovely weekend

I have been having a wonderful time with my new baby. She is a little ball of energy, as Dave warned me she would be! But I have plenty of energy too. Willow goes with Tom on his morning runs (which he has shortened a bit for her) and she and I play the rest of the day. We walk, play ball, swim and bike! I just love being with her!

Tom has some rules (what a surprise!) Willow is not allowed on the furniture especially our bed! I have been spending a lot of time on the floor. Tom has hired a nice young man to help train Willow. One of the first things he told Tom was that he was really here to train me rather that the dog. That devil Tom laughed and told him he had been trying to accomplish that for nearly 40 years and if he managed that little task there would be a major bonus in it for him!

I am a big fan of the Dog Whisper so truly I want Willow to be dog. A very happy dog, but a dog just the same. And I want her to be well behaved enough to be able to travel with us. We are trying to use many things we have seen Cesar do. When we leave she must let us go out the door first. She must sit like a lady before she gets her supper. I always walk her before we have a training session to drain some of her abundant energy. Perhaps with work she will turn into the lovely, obedient lady Tom always wanted in his house. Heaven knows he is not likely to ever get me to that point! BTW he suggested naming her Lady but I told him absolutely not! I heard that word enough (usually to tell me what I am NOT acting like) and I would not be calling my baby by that name!

I know many of you are dog lovers and can give me tips on ‘child’ rearing. So Paul, Dave I am counting on help. Having never been a mother before I certainly do not want to mess this little one up. I’m listening!

Tom is using her as an excuse to warm my seat daily. Beginning the first day we had her he said he wanted her to know it is part of the routine in this house. LOL, now what excuse do you think he will come up with next?

Yesterday was our 38 wedding anniversary. Can you imagine? During the early years of our marriage no one could have convinced me it would possible last this long. Tom seemed certain it would last but I always believed he would leave me eventually. Oh my, do you know how happy I am that he was right and I was wrong!!

I cooked his dinner last night. I didn’t want to go out. So I told him I would be in charge of dinner. I wish you could have heard him laugh! I acted highly insulted, I told him to take Willow to the dog park and to be home precisely at 7. While he was gone I not only cooked I set the table on the deck with our best – linen table cloth, china and silver – the works! It looked beautiful. When Tom came home I even served him like any good housewife should. I had fixed my specialty. Now can any of you tell me what wine goes best with tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Oh my!

Thank you, thank you to everyone who has sent me birthday wishes. I will be answering my emails soon. My day had been incredible. Tom was true to his word. My gift surpasses anything he has ever given me – including the house! But to show you just what a brat I can be I am not going to tell you what it is until I can tell you about the whole day!! I might be pretty busy for a while but I won’t forget you! You are hearing from the happiest women in the world!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

What a storm!

Hannah left us in one piece but she sure packed a good wind and tons of rain. We have had some flooding and it is still raining but we had moved everything loose from the yard so except for some limbs down I think we have fared pretty well.

Now while I have total respect for hurricanes and of course I never want anyone hurt or their property damaged, but you just can’t beat a storm like this for the sheer thrill and power of it. This was the first major storm we have had since moving to the river. I loved it.

Tom had to be in town all yesterday afternoon. I was putting away chairs and our plants. I went to the dock to put those chairs in the boat house and secure things there and I just couldn’t help it – the wind was already strong but the rain had not started yet – I just had to take the boat out for a little while. I knew that Tom was going to take the boat out of the water when he got home and he had said he would probably leave it in the garage during the winter so I wasn’t sure he would put it back in the water this season or not.

It was wonderful!! The water was choppy the wind was whipping and I was flying! Don’t worry, I always wear my life jacket when I am on the boat alone. That was as fine a boat ride as I have ever had! One of the first bands of rain hit as I was on my way back and honestly the whole experience was simply thrilling!

I made it back in plenty of time and the only one who saw me was Kate who met me coming across the yard soaking wet. “Cassie don’t tell me you took the boat out! What’s the matter with you?” Is it my destiny in live to be surrounded by mother hens?

“Yes I took the boat out and I loved it! Now don’t you dare tell Tom or he will pitch a fit and it will land on me!”

Kate was laughing at me and said “I have never known a woman who has her husband wrapped around her little finger tighter than you have. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. I’ve never even heard him raise his voice to you.”

“Kate I am serious” I told her “he has his moments when he is upset with me so you just keep my secret, promise now!” She promise and I got changed and was sitting serenely reading when he came home. He let me help him get the boat out of the water – although he did say something about hating having me out it the wind! Bless that man’s heart! What he doesn’t know won’t hurt me!

We were all safe and snug inside soon enough and it was a great night listening to the wind and the rain. We haven’t been out this morning to see if there is any damage in the neighborhood but there none right around here. I hope with several storms at this time everyone out there fairs as well as we did.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I want it now!

Tom has new hobby – tormenting me! I made a comment a while back that I wondered what he would give me for my birthday this year. I laughed and told him I didn’t believe he could top the past two year, first a sports car and next our beloved home on the river. He gave me a small smile and said “So you don’t think I can top your past gifts? You don’t have much faith in me do you?”


I had just been kidding but what could possible top the house? I love this place and have never been happier anywhere. But now he spends part of each day teasing me about my gift and how much I am going to love it. I can honestly say that I do not have a clue! And I am tired of waiting! I want it now!! I have gone through his drawers and even through his study – nothing! We have already taken our trip; the cruise was a birthday gift itself.

I would pout and pitch a fit if I thought it would do any good! But somehow I don’t think it would get me the desired results. But if that man does not stop teasing me … well, he may find his socks tied in a knot, and the sprayer taped down and if I put my mind to it I am sure I can come up with another trick or two!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Getting started

As I told you we did make it home. Our trip was wonderful. I loved seeing and spending time with everyone. The food was great, the entertainment was great and I was nearly an angel! Nearly. Tom may beg to differ but if so he can get his own blog! You know I am just teasing. Tom has been wonderful and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more!

On our first night away from home we were to meet Sue and Steve in Florida I had still been grumbling on and off about being mad at Steve (for that phone call that got me an unfair spanking) but Tom told me to drop it. Well I thought I could drop it, until Steve walked into our room. He came to hug me but I stepped away and said “Don’t you try to make up to me, I am mad at you!”

I got a sharp “Cassie, I told you…” from Tom but I ignored him as I went on. “Even if I had been doing something wrong, which I wasn’t, you had no business calling Tom and tattling. I would think that being in our 60’s we are a little old for that!” Now I wasn’t really mad and everyone knew that but I wasn’t letting him off scott free.

Steve grabbed me and hugged me tight. “Cassie you’re right! I blew it and I am very sorry. You have got to let me make it up to you!” “Great” I said “see that Tom gives me a free pass on the cruise. Since I was spanked unjustly I shouldn’t have to worry about getting another on this trip!”

“Oh Cassie I can’t help you on that one darlin’ but I will buy dinner for you and Tom tonight, will that help any?

“I don’t know” I told him “You should never…”

“Dinner would be very nice Steve, we would appreciate it. Wouldn’t we Cassie” Tom cut in with one of his ‘stern’ looks.

“Well yes, of course” I agreed, but I couldn’t help adding “You wouldn’t believe how hungry I am!”

We made plans to meet later and they left. Tom fixed me with an evil eye “Girl you better plan on minding your manners, and me, better that that or you are going to be over my knee right quick. You hear me?” Blah, blah, blah I was in the right!

Dinner was wonderful. And I did make Steve pay but good. I had stuffed shrimp as an appetizer, steak and lobster as my entree along with a baked potato with all the trimmings, two expensive bottles of wine and cheesecake to round off the evening!

Tom was less than thrilled with me, thinking I went a little over board and when I teased about ordering a third bottle of wine Tom said “Cassie Jane, that’s enough.” And he was not talking about wine!

Steve caught the ‘Cassie Jane’ too and said “For goodness sakes Tom don’t get on to her for this! If I have to apologize to her again I’ll have to declare bankruptcy!

Sue and I finished off the wine. By the end of the second bottle I will admit I was feeling no pain. And Sue and I were still fussing a bit about the unfairness of our treatment about the last trip. Tom said no more and let me ramble. It was getting late and we headed to our rooms.

I was so tired I barely remember my head hitting the pillow. I woke the next morning feeling a bit groggy but excited about the trip. I was coming out of the bathroom when Tom was coming into the bedroom to bring me a cup of coffee. We sat in bed and talked for a while. He asked me if I was feeling alright and although I have a slight headache I told him I was fine – wrong answer!! Not that telling him I wasn’t up to par would have helped any either.

He pulled me over his lap and just about tore me up! For some reason he saw the evening before as a clear warning that I needed a major attitude adjustment! (I didn’t) We have really had a very calm summer and while there have been many good girls, he hasn’t felt he had to be serious in a long time. He was quite serious that morning. He seemed to feel the need to remind me exactly who was in charge in our household! (He evidently thinks he is.) He had already talked to Steve and they had discussed that Steve had been wrong in the situation and Tom felt that I said too much about it after Steve apologized sincerely. He also felt that I had ignored his ‘that’s enough’ and that I had way more that I needed to drink.

When he finally let me up he seemed to enjoy the ‘just spanked’ dance. Yes this calm summer has left my old butt out of shape! He gave me a hug and helped me with rubbing the sting, which he had just caused, away. He laid me over the bed again and soothed me with my favorite lotion as he talked to me.

“Cassie I want this to be a wonderful trip for all of us. I don’t want you running wild and looking for ways to get yourself in trouble. I am not going to spend this whole trip worrying when we are not together. You are going to have to act like a grown up even if you are with Sue and the other girls. Have I made myself clear?

Owww! And yes! He doesn’t like to worry about me and evidently had been thinking about all of us girls being together. Now what would make him think we were going to get in trouble I would like to know? Well I won’t give you anymore details now but I will say again that it was a wonderful trip!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Home Again

Tom and I made it home safe and sound and even though the trip was just wonderful I am very happy to be back home. I hope to make some time to write soon but I am not sure when. Tom is talking about adding a bit more onto the house. Kate started back to work Monday and we are helping out with the children until they get back in school.

They do not need much looking after but I like being with them. I took them both school shopping, with Kate’s permission, and a spending limit too dog-gone-it!! I think they had a good time but I loved every minute or it! I have never gotten to take children out and shop with them before. I would have bought them everything in the store if I hadn’t known Kate and Andrew would have skinned me alive!

I have been doing my reading and catching up out here and I do know what all is going on. I will be back to writing soon. Lots happen on the trip but you all know I was as good as gold! Much love to you all!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Don't forget me!

I wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed the party and I thank all of your for coming! It was wonderful to hear from so many of you.

We are headed out tomorrow afternoon and I am so excited I could pop! Tom spends half his time laughing at me and the other half warning me! How silly I know exactly how to conduct myself! I have packed my cast iron panties and I am good to go. I will pass up the casino but I plan to take part in everything else that can be done on a cruise – drinking, dining, shopping, shows, swimming, wall climbing, surfing, snorkeling, para-sailing, and anything else they offer. Of course I will be an angel as usual!

I need to tell you about part of a conversation I overheard the other day. I have told you that Tom and Ryan have become even closer over this summer. They often sit on the deck when Ryan takes a break and talk. I was starting out the door the other day and I heard Tom say “It’s our job to keep them safe. We have to protect them, even from themselves at times.” They saw me then and Tom got up to get me a chair and the conversation was dropped.

But I confronted Tom late “Just want are you telling that boy?” I wanted to know.

Tom was very patronizing as he told me it had just been ‘man talk’. That wasn’t good enough. “Tom don’t you dare tell that child that you spank me!”

“Cassie” he countered “I am not the one telling the world that I spank you.” That took me back a little bit, but this is completely different!! He told me to relax he was just answering the questions Ryan asked him. I would surely like to set in on those talks. I love watching him and Allie together. They seem to adore each other. But they will have to do their adoring over at her house while we are gone. They are both good kids and Kate and Andrew are good parents but I think ‘Trust, but verify’ is probably their motto.

We will be gone a couple of weeks. Please don’t forget me. I will be checking my email once and a while and if I can get away from Tom for a bit I will check some blogs too!!

Love you friends,

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mthc!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

It is my sweet Mthc’s birthday!! Well actually it isn’t until Monday but we are partying all weekend! PK, Eva and I are throwing her a party! The house is opened for your use; there are 2 speed boats and several jet skis. The children have given us use of the trampoline and any of their other toys – but they will be away so we have our privacy! Sorry I have hidden the ivory brush (from Tom) because I don’t want it out for our lovely party! Now remember David the boats have motors – no boat paddles are needed!! Paul I will send in a different lovely young lady to massage your shoulder every hour. Remember you are the dom, don’t let the women begging for spankings take all your time!! You do have to eat my brother!

So come one, come all! Food is laid out ands the bar is opened! We will be partying until Sunday evening! Love you Mthc!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sailing the high seas

We have a wonderful trip in the works. We are going on another cruise. But this won’t just be another trip. All five couples that are such good friends are going – the same five couples that were on the first cruise I wrote about. LOL! If you are fairly new to my blog you might want to go here and read about that trip. We five have been together many times since but we have not been able to go on a cruise together. Now there will be no repeat of some of the activities on the last cruise – I ma not in a gambling mood!! But I am so very excited! It will also give me a chance to give Steve a piece of my mind! I am still mad at him!

This is a ten day cruise but we will be gone at least two weeks. I love cruises! I love everything about them, the food, the drinks, the shows, the shopping – you can get facials, massages – you are waited on hand and foot. These are all wonderful things. So I get all of that plus time with Tom and time with Sue and the other girls. And I do plan to cut lose and do what I want!

Ryan is house-sitting for us. He will be looking after the cats and the yard too. I have a feeling he will be doing a lot of looking at Allie too. We check this plan out with Kate and Andrew before we asked Ryan. Tom gave Ryan some rules about guests. He can had one friend (male) come visit if he likes, and the friend would be welcomed to stay here too. Allie is welcomed to visit on the deck but no females under the age of 40 are to be visiting inside the house.

We are leaving next Thursday. I may have access to the internet some from the ship so I may be checking my email while we are gone. I’ll be back before we go. If any of you have ideas for Sue and I let me know. If I have to behave around the children I need to get the misbehaving out of my system somewhere!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Being a grown up

My life seems so full these days. I never really thought of myself as lonely before but suddenly my life is full of people. I love our community. We couldn’t ask for better neighbors. Beside Kate and Andrew and their children right next door there are may other we have gotten to know from young married folks to several couples near our age.

There are several of us who bike together and some of these ladies often invite us/me over for coffee in the morning or drinks in the afternoon. But the most fun of all are the children in my life! Ryan comes and helps with the yard. He does such good work that several neighbors wanted to hire him too. So for the past few weekends he has come and spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with us.

Yard work is not the only thing bringing Ryan here. He and Allie are an item. They are very cute together and I think it is so sweet. They are both such nice kids. I really love spending time with them and also with Drew and his buddies. I have gotten in a few more games of paint ball on the sly. And a few rides on his scooter.

But there is a little trouble that I have to work through. I was out on the boat with the children. We got back about a quarter to 3, a bit later than we said we would. Everyone was on the dock as we came back in, Kate, Ryan and Tom. They were a quiet bunch as we tied up.

That didn’t last long. “You’re late.” Tom began. “You said you would be back at 2!” Kate chimed in right behind him. Then Ryan starts in as he helped Allie from the boat “You really had your mother worried. Why didn’t any of you take your phones?” It was really Ryan that got my attention. I swear I am going to start calling the boy ‘Tom Jr.’! They had identical looks on their faces.

“I’m so sorry.” I began, “It’s all my fault. We…” Tom cut me off with “I didn’t doubt that for a minute.” As I shot him a dirty look Allie said “Mom you knew we were with Cassie, we were alright!”

Kate was kind enough to pretend that that was not a ridicules statement. I think the eye rolling by both Tom and Ryan in unison was a bit much. Tom said “Come on up to the house Cassie I want to talk to you.” Talk my butt! But I didn’t need him saying any more there so I told the children that I had had a wonderful time and that I was very sorry to have gotten them home late.

Three guesses of the position I was in during our ‘talk’. Strangely enough Tom actually seemed more into talking than spanking. I think putting me over his lap to talk has become a force of habit! He fussed about being late but that wasn’t his focus. “Cassie our neighbors are raising fine children. They listen to their parents and do as they are asked and YOU are not going to be a bad influence on them! You are an adult and when you indicate it is alright to stay out longer than their parents say then they think they can listen to you and I won’t have you getting them into trouble.”

Unfortunately the fact that he was probably right hurt more than the spanking. Although he built up some pretty good intensity as he discussed the lack of cell phone on the excursion. But when he let me up and gave me a hug I guess he said something I really needed to hear “Honey, Allie is not Sue. I know you enjoy spending time with her but you HAVE to be the grown up. Now I am telling you if you cause her to get in trouble with her parents I will wear you out! Do you understand me??” I do understand. I love that girl and it would kill me if something I did backfired on her. I will behave. Well only around Allie, but you know what I mean!

There is another trip in the works. I’ll tell you all about it soon.

Friday, July 11, 2008

For my friend

I had to take this opportunity to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE to one of my dearest friends and finest writers I know. Eva you are a true delight to everyone who knows you. I loved your very first post and I have loved everything you have posted since. I owe you and your persuasiveness this very blog! You are a friend, a supporter, and a joy to all your readers. I am so happy that you are posting more these days. Adam, you are one lucky man!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Home again

We all made it home in one piece. There were no arrests, as some of you I am sure were expecting. I hate to disappoint but we really got into no trouble at all. Not I am not saying Tom would have approved of every thing we did but as I have said before what he doesn’t know won’t hurt me!

I went swimming with my swimsuit on! I drank as much as I liked with a designated driver when necessary. I cussed when I felt like it. I ate junk food by the ton – twice we went for ice cream after midnight. But honestly that was as wild as we got.

I had a wonderful time but getting back to Tom was the best part. He and Steve supervised the moving of much of the furniture we decided to bring from the other house. And Tom has a wonderful compromise for the other house. He has arranged to lease it on a long term basis to the company he used to work for. They often bring people in for several weeks at the time and they will be using the house rather than a hotel. They have also agreed to hire a couple who used to help us with the cleaning and some maintenance. They will be living in the ‘mother-in-law’ suite in the basement. They are wonderful people and I am thrilled that they will be caring for our house.

We are busy with a few more moving details but I feel we will be settled soon. We are leasing the house with the furniture we will not need here but there are still items I am unsure what I want to do with. But it is time to make those final decisions. I want to get them done so I can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Out the door...

I have loved having Sue and Steve here and introducing them around. They have been here before but always in a crowd. This has been fun. We have been so good. We always are right before a trip – this is not the time to get into trouble. Enough time for that after the car is out of the driveway and we are on our way! But despite what you all think we do not go on these trips to get in trouble. We just go to have fun and it is the ultra fussiness of our husbands that supplies the trouble, not what we do. Really for those of you that have read here a long time you have to see that if anyone else did the exact same things I do your husbands wouldn’t mind a bit! Tom is too strict!! That is not a complaint, merely an observation. Anyway we have nothing planned that Tom should find out about – that will get us in trouble!

I want to take the toy but Tom insists I take the larger car. Grrrrr… the toy is so much more fun to drive! He has kept up the lectures and spanking this whole week. Goodness does he think for a minute that I can remember all these rules he is throwing out? Maybe he should blog – at least then I could go back and read it if I chose to.

Honestly we have nothing wild planned but as much as I will miss him there is a relaxation in a day or so with out Tom over my shoulder. I tend to cuss a little more, drink a little more, get caught up on gossip (of the cruder nature), hear and tell more dirty jokes and in general drop the ladylike fa├žade for just a bit. But I promise it will all be done safely!

Everyone take care and I will be back to reading and writing before you know it!

Saturday, June 07, 2008


School is out and I am dancing with all my teaching friends! I have never felt such freedom! I did celebrate the last day of school in my own special way which also had me doing the ouchie bottom just got spanked dance! But, oh my, it was fun! I have done things of this nature in the past when Tom would complete a big project but I hadn’t tried it in several years.

I got a few things done the night before when Ton was not paying attention but the second he was out the door for his run Thursday morning I was in action. Our bathroom first, I very sweetly laid out a towel for his shower and hung his robe on the hook of the door. Then I removed all other towels from the linen closet. Next I lay out his clothes for the day – not something I do every day but it is not unusual.

Next I tore down stairs to bring in the paper for my sweetie. I carefully unfolded it and cut out half of each interesting story on the front page of each section. Then I folded it back and placed it by his plate. I replaced the salt in the 2 shakers with sugar.

Time was running short as I raced back upstairs to finish getting ready for school. As I finished brushing my teeth I put a tiny bead of super glue on the inside of the cap and replaced it. I heard Tom coming up the stairs and nearly panicked. For my plan to work Tom had to suspect nothing until I was gone!

“You leaving so early?” he asked.

“Yes honey, I have to get out of here in just a minute. Give me a kiss before you take your shower.”

Tom kissed me and told me to enjoy my last day at school and headed on to the shower. I let him get in and then stepped back into the bathroom just long enough to grab the towel I had laid out and his bathrobe. I quickly hid them in the spare room closet and rushed down the stairs and out of the house just stopping long enough to tape the handle on the sink sprayer! Then I was out in a flash and gone!

My phone rang just before I got to school. I didn’t answer since he really didn’t know if I was in class yet or not but I listened to the message he left before I went in. “Cassie Jane I want you to know I will be thinking of you all day and I will be very anxious for you to get home.”

I did have a wonderful last day but Tom was not far from my mind. And I was still happy to get home to him. He came out to greet me as I drove in. He opened my car door and helped me out and gave me a big hug. I asked “Is it safe for me to come in or should I run for the hills?”

Tom had a firm grip on my hand and just said “I’ve got you now.” He led me right to the master bath first. “I was in the shower this morning thinking about having my wife back all to myself when I got out no towel, no robe, no towels to be found anywhere. I was dripping wet as I headed to the other bathroom.” (Did I mention that I locked the other bathroom door?) I was giggling helpless into his chest by this time. “I can see your remorse for leaving me in that situation girl.”

Almost before I could see it coming he had my pants down and I was over the counter. He gave me a few good swats before he stopped and said “I did mention I was dripping wet didn’t I?” and then wet down my behind before continuing. Alright that kicked up the sting! He stopped and rubbed for a minute only to start up again harder than before, "And that is for ruining a perfectly good tube of tooth paste!

When he finished there it was on to the bedroom. “I finally managed to get dressed Cassie, I timed myself and that is how long I am going to spank! You see I hid all his underwear except the shorts I had laid out for him and those had the top, legs and crotch sewed closed. I didn’t hide his socks; I just tied each pair in a hard knot! He started on my behind with the school paddle and I finally yelled "Stop! It wouldn’t have taken my granny that long to pull out a couple of stitches and untie one little knot!" Don’t really think that sped him up any! When he let me up I was rubbing and doing the spanking two-step for sure but I still couldn’t stop laughing at he picture he was painting.

“Down stairs” he ordered after I had stopped rubbing. “Tom, I can’t go down with out any pants on!” I got a withering look as he said and what do you think I had to do while looking for a towel this morning?” Well that idea got me laughing again as he escorted me to the kitchen.

On the table was an uneaten plate of eggs and a holey news paper. Tom led me to the counter to stand with him as he chose the meanest looking wooden spoon we have. I was soon bent over the table. “I saved the eggs Cassie because I know what a sweet tooth you have and I was wondering if you would like to read the paper.” My goodness that spoon is nothing to be played with. “Are you over you giggles yet girl?”

“Yes” I gasped “Oh Tom let me up!” I begged “I’ll behave myself, I promise!!”

“That will be the day” I heard Tom muttered. He put down that awful spoon and started rubbing. But then he said, “So after my problems getting dressed, my sweet eggs and no paper to read I simply tried to rinse out my coffee cup only to find myself back to where I started – soaking wet!!

By that time Tom was laughing too. “And now what are you going to do to get back into my good graces?” Now I knew the answer to that one so we headed back upstairs. I was a very good girl and yes, I am back in Tom’s good graces. Truly I think he is almost as happy as I am that we can spend our days together again. So I know I might have been a bit of a brat but I did want Tom to realize he had his wife back!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Long ago...

I hope some of you remember the late 60’s and early 70’s. It makes me sound not so bad if you can really remember what it was like (I am sure Grace would remember, she was probably in the process of being potty trained at the time LOL!). Back then hippies were all the rage and the troubles of the world were blamed on them and their drug use. Not much was said about we fully grown women who took prescription drugs as if it were candy.

In the years right before Tom I was party girl! I was young, single and sleeping around had recently become acceptable. I wanted to party day and night! It was fairly easy at the time – just a quick trip to the doctor , explain that you are feeling run down and need some energy. Suddenly you have pep pills buy the fist full! Doctors seemed so trusting back then.

Of course when you were pepped up that high coming down enough to sleep was nearly impossible. Easily remedied however, just go to a different doctor and tell him about your sleeping problems and presto – a bottle full of sleeping pills. And you know me; if one was good two had to be better. If you have seen or read The Valley of the Dolls you get the picture.

I had been on this particular roller coaster for about 6 or 7 months when Tom came into my life. He didn’t know I was taking pills when we got married. I wasn’t really trying to hide it. All I was doing was taking what the doctor (or doctors) had prescribed. But I suppose that I knew on some level he wouldn’t like it because I did not take them in front of him. And truly I took less once we were married. Our routine was more structured. We did party but we were home more and I could sleep with Tom there.

I hid my minor use for several more months until Tom was finishing upon one of his big projects. He was gone so much. I just couldn’t sleep with out him so I began using more sleeping pills. One morning, after working all night, Tom came home and couldn’t really wake me. I had gotten up during the night and when he wasn’t home I took a few more pills to get back to sleep. I was mumbling something to him but wasn’t really awake and I had left the pills out so Tom didn’t have any trouble realizing what I had done.

An ice cold shower and a pot of coffee later we talked. He wanted to know what was going on and how long it had been going on. I was honest with him because I really saw nothing wrong with what I was doing. Tom had different views.

He got me in to see his doctor that afternoon, who – surprise, surprise – agreed with Tom. He said I was young and healthy and I had no business using stimulants or depressants. Let me tell you cold turkey is not my friend but that is what happened. There was no spanking at that time, just help and encouragement. But about 6 weeks later, when Tom was on an extended trip, I had wandered the house alone at the wee hours too long. When a friend offered me a little help I eagerly accepted.

It was about 3 days after he got home when he found my hidden stash – 5 lousy capsules! Let me tell you that man flat wore me out and I don’t mean maybe! I think even the ivory brush was red when he finished. Laws were laid down that day that put the strictest guidelines on medications I could and could not take. That was as upset as I had see Tom up to that point and I didn’t care to test how serious he was about my pill taking.

At least I didn’t care to test it for a long time. But years later as Tom’s career really took off everyone wanted his time and attention. At that time an old friend with bad habits and extra prescriptions came back into my life, more about that soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Questions and Answers

I want everyone to know that I love receiving emails! I get such delightful ones. Many ask questions and I find that so flattering that people want to know about Tom and me. I think this is always the way I thought it would be to have grandchildren, someone who actually wanted to know about us. Of course some of the questions asked are not what one would usually expect to be asked in a conversation with grandma – but this is a unique situation and group!

Often the questions trigger memories and stories I could to tell that I would have never thought about. I am working on one now. But I still write slowly so please be patient.

The girls and I are planning a trip for June (without the fellows) we are planning it but I haven’t asked Tom yet. I think he will say yes. We have gone on a girl’s trip most years for the last 8 or so but Tom never likes it and occasionally he will say no. But I have been an angel lately (mostly because I have been too tired to think of trouble) so cross your fingers for me.

I am still writing so you all please keep emailing.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Still around

I just wanted everyone to know I am still alive and kicking! Tomorrow is officially my last day at work. I will probably go on in each day to help out but my responsibilities will be over!! I miss blogging and getting to visit with everyone so I hope to be around here a bit more in the near future. I just hope you will still come around.

I am working on an old story. One of my friends asked me a question in an email and I think I will just write a post to answer it. But it always seem to take me a while to get anything written so I wanted to pop out of my hole and wave!

Much love to all,


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Two wonderful women!

Two wonderful women out here are celebrating birthdays! I am a little late on Theresa but my birthday wishes are very sincere! I think the birthday wish she made last year has come true more completely than even she imagined! So Theresa this is for you!

And today is Graces’ birthday and a special birthday it is too. She is young and beautiful with a fine husband and two fantastic children. I really cannot imagine what she could have to wish for but what ever her wish is I hope it comes true! So Grace this is for you!

Happy Birthday! And much love to you both!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Off we go...

We are heading out on Wednesday on our trip and although you may be shocked at this, I am sick and tired of behaving myself! I am ready to cut loose. I am sure Tom is bored to death with me. I have been good as gold and I am sick of it. I want to see Sue and Annie and go off and do our own thing. Of course I know he will pack the ivory brush for tradition if nothing else. What do you think, do I have the nerve to sneak it out before we go? I honestly haven’t ever done that before. I have no reason to think he would use it but if he noticed it was missing would he be annoyed or amused? Shall we find out?

We will be home in about a week and a half. I hope everyone is will be well and happy while we are gone. I don’t expect to be on the computer but there might be the chance to check emails. I will miss you all! Take care of each other!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Paul's Meme

I know we always want to know more about the finest man out here among us! I am so proud to claim Paul as my big brother. He has been kind enough to do this meme for us and I am honored to post it for us all.

21 Meme

1. What is your occupation?

I'm retired, but twenty years ago I was a I T Consultant.

2. What colour are your socks right now?


3. What are you listening to right now?

The Boyen Ensemble of Kiev.

4. Last thing you ate?

One chocolate biscuit with a cup of coffee.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?

Yes, but I haven't for a while.

6. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?


7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?

My S I L

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?

Oh yes, she is my sister.

9. How old are you?

72 years 4 months and 18 days. :)

10. Favourite drink?

Water, honestly.

11. What is your favourite sport to watch?

Gymnastics and Skating.

12. Have you ever dyed your hair?

Come on, do men do that, Chuckle.

13. Pets?

Two dogs and a cat.

14. Favourite food?

Apart from chocolate? Vienna Schnitzel with spinach and new potatoes.

15. What was the last movie you watched?

The Lord of the Ring.

16. What was the last book you read?

The Shelters of Stone by Jean M Auel.

I highly recommend this book and Author.

17. What do you do to vent anger?

I don't get angry any more, it's a waste of energy.

18. What was your favourite toy as a child?

A Dinky model, a Jeep if I remember.

19. What is your favourite season?

They all have their points, but Autumn.

20. Hugs or kisses?

I have to have both.

21. Cherries, Blueberries or Strawberries?

Apricots, ripe Greengages or
Strawberries marinated in brandy
with lots of sugar and whipped double Cream.