I've been a terrible blogger lately. School is back in session for all three of us so it's been a bit hectic around here, especially since Steve is still working long hours which means I'm having to pick up a lot of the slack.
I'm registered for five classes this semester. Thankfully two of those are short-semester classes that don't start yet so I'm only having to focus on three right now. Steve is registered for four classes, but like me, two of them aren't starting yet. Considering how labor-intensive the two that have started are, that's probably a good thing. Between keeping up with my schoolwork, helping Steve with his and doing all the beginning of the school year stuff for our daughter, I've barely had time to breathe.
Between Steve's crazy work schedule and all of us in school, DD has been moved firmly to the backseat. Actually, it's more like the trunk. You think it's there, but until you actually go poking around looking for it, you can't really see it to be sure.
I'm more than a bit frustrated right now. The whole point of doing boot camp was to reconnect and get back on track. We did reconnect on an amazing level, but I feel like we're so far from on track right now that the track isn't anywhere in sight.
Frustration combined with hormones led to some poking the bear one day last week. About the time I pushed too far, I realized that it wasn't going to do anything productive. Yes, it would get me spanked, but it was going to leave us both frustrated. Him because I'm bratting and me because it's not really the spanking I crave, but the feeling of his dominance and knowing he's got us.
So we ended up talking instead. I'd like to say it fixed things, but the fact is it just gave me a safe avenue to vent my frustration. Until he's put on a regular schedule (and left on it), we're just not going to have the time. So we're stuck with just getting by with whatever stolen moments we can manage. The work schedule is supposed to let up in another week so I guess we'll see.
In other news, Steve went through orientation this past week and is now officially an employee. He brought home a ton of orientation material, including a book that explains the benefits package. It's even better than I had hoped. Seriously, it's awesome.
I'm really excited about the medical coverage. I was already looking forward to being able to go to the doctor again, but as I was reading through the coverage details, I realized that it covers infertility treatment, at least up to a certain point. If you've been following our journey for a while, you're aware that we've been trying unsuccessfully to conceive another child for several years now. With this insurance, I'll finally be able to go see a fertility doctor.
And now for Meredith's questions. If you missed them, be sure to head over to her blog to do them.
Do your eyes light up when he comes to you?
What sports do you watch together?
Neither of us are really into sports. Every once in a while we'll watch some racing, but that's about it.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is lingerie when it usually ends up in the floor?
10. It may not stay on very long, but it has a very positive effect for the brief time it is on.
Do you watch Netflix' House of Cards?
No, I rarely watch any TV.
What outdoor activity do you do together?
Hiking to waterfalls, although we haven't had much chance to go lately.
What is his dream vacation?
Getting away from it all in a cabin up in the mountains.
What is your dream vacation?
It would be hard to pick just one. Having him to myself in that cabin in the mountains would be amazing though.
What is your favorite book?
There's no way I could pick just one. I love books.
What was your last argument about?
It's been so long since we've had a real argument that I don't even remember any more.
Are there any words that you use that he does not like?
The word no in certain circumstances.
Do you have any restrictions about internet time?
No, but I pay all our bills and do my classes online so it would be hard for him to restrict my time.
Do you have a phobia?
I'm terrified of snakes and somewhat claustrophobic.
When do you melt into his arms?
After a spanking, when he does or says something sweet, after making love, when I've had a bad day and he just wraps his arms around me and holds me...I could go on like this for days.
Are you watching Outlander?
Does your HoH have a motto?
Yes. I've heard "Almost doesn't count." more than once from him.
What question would you ask me (Meredith)?
Would you ever recommend DD/TTWD to another couple?