Saturday, June 23, 2018

One For The Ages

Things had been brewing all day. I was testy and grouchy. We had been away and Jack was so ready for a reset. Re-entry is not for the faint of heart. Hotel spankings are rare for us, so upon getting home, he was ready to tan my hide. I was not so ready. Finally, he had had enough and called me upstairs and there was that paddle on the bed again. 

That paddle has lived in his sweater drawer undisrupted and nestled in all that wool. Cozy and comfortable! Now he has brought it out several times and I am not sure why when he had been quite thorough using his hand. He took off my robe and over I went. His hand was used ever so briefly and then he began with the paddle talking as he spanked. Who can possibly listen at that point? Not me! I tried to hold still, and there were no socks to dance off. Along about the 12th spank, I was so done. I stood right up and began rubbing. He stared and asked me what I thought I was doing. I stayed mute, truly thinking he was done. He pushed me right back into place and continued with that paddle. Boy howdy! 

For the very first time, I was not teary, but actually crying. I was so hoping he was done. I had stopped squirming and there was no dance left in me. He brought me up to his arms and said that his idea of a reset was now complete. He wanted his sweet Mere, no sass and lip coming from me. Did I understand and I nodded and breathed deeply leaning against his chest as I continued to rub. 

Getting back into our chosen roles........ Jack leading and my leaning in....... really gets off track when we are away. I am not sure why the paddle is making an appearance each time there is a spanking lately, but it is here to stay. I do not ask that question about why. We have been at this ttwd for over five years, and my Jack is the best and is most comfortable spanking to get that reset accomplished. 


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sleepless Night and Jesus

I do not know about you but I am not sleeping well knowing what is happening at our southern border. 

What would your Jesus do?

This needs to stop and now.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot

No, I am not referring to good loving! I am talking about the annual blogger meet-up when the beach sisters all come together to talk, laugh and share. 

This year we used Uber to take up to many interesting places and restaurants. We viewed the Chihuly glass exhibit at the museum and shopped the big sales at a nearby mall. We ate in fabulous restaurants and enjoyed the beach. 

The beach has just been awarded the best beach award and this gorgeous place lived up to its reputation. This year the beach was just too hot. We spent a lot of time in the water.......... talking! We spent mornings there, but the thunder clouds gathered in the early afternoon and we would pack up and head back to the hotel to play cards. 

So let me give you a few snapshots of our "convention":

We begin the first night with a small gift exchange. Once the gifts were more of a ttwd nature, but we have stepped away from that giving small treasures to tuck away for home. 

One blogger was an Uber wizard and had us easily going to many different places in short order. Very impressive! 

One blogger's sweet husband treated us to a very sweet, delicious and expensive French champagne. What fun! 

One blogger brought her famous card game, but forgot the deck of cards needed to play. That was easily fixed. 

One blogger loved her ice cream more than the beach itself and a walk back from the beach meant a guaranteed stop at her favorite shop 

One blogger loved purchasing new clothes for her next vacation coming up soon. She went back to the cash wrap four times and her blogger friends patiently waited. 

Other bloggers were not present, but were welcomed to come. They were missed terribly as they each attended to other responsibilities. 

The late night talking was intimate, funny and oh, so very special. We were honest, truthful and sincere when we each took a turn at sharing. 

We are already dreaming of another "convention", but must wait until next year for now. 


Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Importance of a Heart-To-Heart Talk

Isn't this the sweetest photo? What are those two talking about? 

A heart-to-heart talk with a good friend is so valuable. More importantly, a heart-to-heart with a ttwd friend is worth its weight in gold. Sometimes the talk must be accomplished in the exchange of emails done at lightning speed back and forth across many time zones. 

I am forever grateful to the readers of this blog who email me. Bloggers and readers alike, we do have interesting conversations about many things. I am thankful and consider your presence. in my life golden. No kidding!

Late night talking is especially delicious when away with good friends. Here is hoping that you have a time away with those close to you and have plenty of those heart-to-heart talks. I am sure enjoying those talks. The conversations sustain me for a whole year.


Friday, June 8, 2018

"It's Not Rocket Science, But It Gets Results "

We are away right now and I decided to post something I wrote awhile ago. Oh, sweet summer, I love it and want it to last for a long, long time.

We are having a very warm summer. We have security screen doors on both the front and back doors. These screen doors are very attractive and allow the flow of fresh air keeping the house cool and pleasant. Windows are open and I love it. 

Several times Jack found me right in his path as he makes his way to the garden, or wherever. Each time I was in his arms and held tight as he spanked in fun. I asked him what he thought he was doing as I back away, rubbing and smiling. He said that spanking was not rocket science, but it sure made things smooth and easy. He so appreciates the results of a spanking. He says it just simply works and he so values the outcome.

These just for fun spankings are a definite part of our day. These are the days Jack doesn't play golf. Rocket science sounds tough to understand. Ttwd is very easy to understand. Right? 


Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Takeaways

What are the thoughts or ideas you would most like readers to take away from your blog? That question was posed by blogger PK on her first Throw Back Thursday. She listed thoughts she wished readers to take away from reading her blog. 

I loved this idea for my blog. I asked a dear ttwd friend for her thoughts and late that night, she sent these five takeaways. I gasped when I read just how she had pinpointed my thoughts about the reader takeaways I would want. She gave her permission to use them as she had sent them. Am I a lucky blogger! 

According to a long time ttwd reader, here are the takeaways for New Twist as told to Meredith:

1. Know that there are ups and downs in anything in life and ttwd will have its share. Keep the faith that you have an amazing tool that will help you turn things around at any point. Lean in and trust it.

2. Cut yourself some slack and know that your ttwd isn't going to be like anyone else's. You may read blogs of how others live and it all may sound wonderful, but know that in every house ttwd works differently. You both have to put the time and commitment into it for you both reap the rewards and it all to run smoothly.

3. I want readers to know that New Twist is a blog that has always strived to be inviting and welcoming. It was created to meet friends who were interested in ttwd or just interested in reading about it. I'm thrilled that so many have taken the plunge and emailed me for help, advice, friendship, or just with the odd question, and I'm grateful that our exchanges have always been positive and enriching. Thank you for this.

4. Know that ttwd works best when someone steps back and someone steps up. There can be only one leader in this type of relationship. I think it allows you to be who you naturally are.

5. New Twist has 400+ posts about my life and my marriage. All have been written from the heart, with sincerity and as openly as I possibly could write. My home was to reach others and offer an honest account of what sort of transformation a marriage could undertake when one partner says yes to the other when asked to spank. Who would have thought that spanking would make such a difference. Well it does, but honestly spanking is only part of what ttwd entails. It's like the gateway to an amazing level of communication, love, sex etc. Before living this way I would read the blogs and each one said the same thing about what spanking did for their marriage, it was almost hard to believe. We were both skeptical until we took the leap, and it's been life altering in the best way possible.

I guess what needs to be said here is that I could not have said it better myself. So I didn't even try. Thank you, dear friend.

Thank you, PK, for a great blog idea........ the takeaways!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary To Us

I have been saving this photograph for ages and then when the anniversary rolls around, things happen. We are away or I don't remember that I wanted to share it. The anniversary passes and we move on. 

Happy Anniversary this month to the two of us!

Our wedding was so sweet and a long time ago. I remember one of the best moments. I had changed from my wedding dress into a baby blue dress and matching coat. I had shooed everyone out of the bride's changing room as I wanted a few minutes alone with my sweet Grandmother. She was teary and I held her hand. She commented on how happy she was for both of us. She adored Jack. She wished us much happiness and many babies. Then there was a knock at the door and the words "Is my wife in there?" came through the closed door. We looked at one another and started to giggle. Jack's voice inquiring about his wife was the first time I had been addressed as this new person I had just become. Grandmother and Granddaughter hugged and she opened the door for my good-looking husband wanting his new bride at his side. Out the door of the church, we went in a shower of rice, cheering and happiness on a lovely summer evening.

That little story was a favorite with my Grandmother. We often referred to that moment as "the knock" when family stories were told.

Do you have a memorable wedding day story to share? 

Thanks, L.