Saturday, April 8, 2017

Very Late With My Answers ~~~ Katie's Up First


We have just returned from sunshine and warm temperatures. Jack says I am the most tan I have ever been. He says my blue eyes pop when I glow from the sun. Always very careful, I use more sunscreen than you can imagine. It has been wonderful. We were in two states. Baseball and golf were the pastimes and meeting famous author Leigh/Sunny Girl and her tall, sweet husband was the highlight. That's us at the spring training game. It was a grand time. Then we moved on to more sunshine and just soaked up the sun. We enjoyed golfing friends in their new home and explored the desert at a desert arboretum.


I did not bring my laptop. Hard to believe........ I know. I did bring my small iPad which holds all my books and my large iPad. We leave tomorrow for home. We are flying this time and I decided to attempt a post even though blogger and iPads do not get along as a rule. At least I can get started. Right?

I was asked great questions and here come the answers in a series of posts. Katie is first up.

Katie wants to know what behaviors ttwd brought out and how have I improved those behaviors? She also wants to know my favorite ttwd memory.

Katie, I did much soul searching when we began ttwd. I cringed when I saw myself being so bossy and controlling. I did not like what I saw. I could hear myself being unkind and disrespectful to the best man in the world and I would see the way it made him feel. I felt awful. We decided that those behaviors would be tackled first. I worked on stopping the commands and disrespect. I certainly had help with that as Jack took to spanking with the greatest of ease. He never gave me more than I could handle, with a little more to help me get the message. Inch by inch, or spank by spank, I learned to step back and follow this highly capable husband. Yes, there are setbacks, but my behavior has really changed. I lean into what he asks and support his decisions after we talk things over. He likes what he sees and his praise is wonderful. I am a more careful listener and I choose to please him as he pleases me. He has peace in that valley of his.

There have been several "doozy" spankings, and some very fun, sexy ones. However, when I hear the words favorite ttwd memory, I think of the ttwd women I have met. I have met both bloggers and readers. I have had both bloggers and readers to my home. I have been to their homes. I have vacationed with both bloggers and readers and treasure every single moment. These women and a few of their husbands are very important to me. The memory of those meetings is to be cherished.

Meredith


9 comments:

  1. Hi Meredith, glad you have had such good holidays, nice answers
    love Jan, xx

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  2. Lovely vacation...lovely post. Can't wait to see you in person again someday.
    SSB

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  3. Meredith, loved reading your answers. What a fun holiday you have had. Wish we could see how tanned you are and how it makes your eyes pop.

    Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. meeting friends is a special memory indeed :-)

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  5. Happy you've had a lovely holiday, Mere. Thanks for sharing. I agree, meeting all the lovely people in blogland is wonderful...so happy you started ttwd and blogging.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  6. Hi Meredith, glad you had a wonderful time away and that you got to meet Sunny and Ray. I love your answers. The friendships made here are truly amazing :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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  7. I loved meeting your handsome guy too. It was great and can't wait to do it again.

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  8. Hi Meredith, :) Thank you for the lovely answers to my questions. I think that the changes that you made are wonderful, and I am guessing that your spanky fella made some too. I am so happy that you are living a life with Jack that you love! Good for you!

    Oh I agree about the benefit of getting to know like-minded people here in the land, as well as developing close friendships! It can't be beat! It is truly special and something that I had not expected when I first started blogging. Amazing!

    So glad that you got to meet up with Sunny and her Ray, as part of your fun travels. Sounds like you four had a great day! Awesome! Thanks for answering my questions! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  9. This is a beautiful answer to a wonderful question Meredith. I love when I read that our quality of life has improved because of ttwd. That validation is so very sweet! Thank you!

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