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!