Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Best of 2014

I realize that it's terrible to forget a post one spent a year compiling, and throw it up at the last minute, but here you have it...
I'm honestly not positive that all of the posts on this list are still accessible, or in existence. But they were awesome!

So here's this year's roundup of my favorite posts. They weren't all written this year, but I read them this year, so I'm willing to bend my self-imposed the rules a bit.

It Wanders, written by the ever eloquent Her Liege.

Presence , another post by Her Liege.

Dear Submissives, by SirStompsalot

Faith, from Blood Sex Crimson.

I Have Da Powuh! from Rabbit in Chains.

I Am... By Misty, from A Submission to Submissiveness

What's it like?...its...  from tori, at Pain's Pleasure

Resentment, by mc kitten at Pillow Talk

On the rise from Master'sPiece at Down the Rabbit Hole

Mine, written by greengirl at Whatiwonder

Forgive and...? By Jz at A Reluctant Bitch

The Fear of Fantasies from Dauntless Vitality, at A Dauntless Journey

Losing the Edge...or Neglecting to Hurt the One You Love written by Master Obsidian at House of Obsidian

Perfectionist slave syndrome, by Master Obsidian's namaste at House of Obsidian

I am, by ancilla_ksst from A slave to Master

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Still Alive

Okay, so maybe it wasn't so terribly soon...But ya know...

The move was a bitch. How could driving 22 straight hours with two dogs, two cats, and two kids be anything else?
My car didn't like it. As in desperate need of repair didn't like it. But that's okay...Nice thing about a regular paycheck is being able to afford to fix your transportation to work. Lol.

Just thought I'd drop by and say that I'm still alive, and thank you all for the comments on my last post. It's nice to know that this little corner with all of its awesome people is still here. No matter where I am.

Now I'm off on the desperate search for somebody to fix my neck so that I can ditch this constant headache. The whole eeny meeny miny moe the yellow pages thing sounds so dangerous when looking for people to crack your neck...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza--Mocha Pecan Pie

It is officially the day of the 2014 Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza! Following my recipe, is a link list of participating blogs. Please do go check them out--there are sure to be some great goodies.

So this is another one of grandma's secret recipes (shh) from what is left of one of her old cookbooks. It is great made a day ahead of time, quite simple, and absolutely delicious!

Mocha Pecan Pie:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ingredients:

Crust:
1/3 cup butter
1 cup flour
3 TBS. water
Cut butter into flour until combined. Stir in water until dough forms a ball. Roll out, and place in pie dish.

Filling:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 TBS. strong coffee
2TBS. butter
2 TBS. flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted pecans
Melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat. Cool to room temperature. Combine with all ingredients except for the pecans. Pour mixture over pecans, and stir just enough to coat the pecans. Pour into your unbaked pie shell, and bake @ 400 degrees Fahrenheit for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for another 30 minutes, or until filling is set but still moist. Cool completely before cutting, and serve with a large dollop of whipped cream.

Participating blogs:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We Could Be Nothing Else...

There hasn't really been any kink around here for some time. There also hasn't been a whole lot of submission, if I'm gonna be honest...Because life, not taking my medicine, grandma, life, kids, and more friggin ridiculously stressful beautiful life.

Having spent the day on the couch attempting, somewhat unsuccessfully, to recuperate from being assaulted by books and bed frames yesterday, I had some time to think (mind you, it's a terrible time to "Take a day to think". There simply isn't time for it. I wanted to. That's my story and I'm sticking to it).
But I have once again tripped my way into the pitfalls of digression...

The way we are is not something that I have ever seen reflected in the vanilla couples we have known. Not just the way we have been since consciously shifting our dynamic to one of dominance and submission, but the way that we have always been.

He takes those big steps out, he makes things happen and forges the trail for me to follow.

I have never rented a post office box, opened a bank account, lived alone, registered a car, set up voice mail, or done a myriad of things that most humans consider part of experiencing daily life.

While I am very much a "Do whatever needs to be done" kind of person, the ultimate responsibility for the movement of our lives falls to him (mind you, there are many thing such as scheduling and anything whatsoever to do with doctor which do not fall under this heading).
He has always been the final line of responsibility for our family.

Anyways...

Sometimes I resent the things he expects of me, especially when he's not showing what I think of as "active" dominance (gods know, I do need that). But I think there are many things he does, the way we have always been and lived, and for him those are very much what being a dominant is about.

Looking beyond the kink, beyond  the things we often think of as being D/s, beyond the conscious choices of power exchange, it is still clear that we could be nothing else. Because it is there in the very fabric of how and who we are.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

It's that time of year again! Time for the annual online cookie exchange extravaganza, hosted by the lovely Jz.

The cookie exchange extravaganza will be on December 10th this year!

How it works:

Before Tuesday, December 9th, (this is important, she compiles a list of all the participants so that we can all post the links on our blogs, late submissions create more work for her, and may result in your blog not being on the list. We don't want to miss any goodies!) send Jz your name, and the link to your blog.
Jz will use that information to compile a list of blog links that we can put in our recipe posts (you will receive the list via email). That way, everyone will be able to hop around and find all of the awesome recipes.
On December 10th, you post your goody recipe, (anything sweet, not just cookies) with the list of links from Jz, and we all get to spend the day increasing our stash of treat recipes!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment, and I'll do my best to answer!

Edited to add: Good recipes of all kinds are welcomed, not just sweets! Thank the gods, because after this one I'll have used up my best desserts...