A Cry in the Dark

Saturday, December 23, 2006

i don't know where the time has gone....

How is it that we are already so close the Christmas? Where did the month go? I remember thinking it was going to be busy when I got back from vacation, but I never expected the days to slip by so quickly....

My holiday wish for all of you is that you have time to spend with your loved ones over the holidays. Give someone close to you a hug or a kiss. Let them know the meaning they have in your life. Loved ones are the greatest gift any of us can be blessed with receiving....

Posted by WistfulWench :: 8:20 AM :: 4 comments

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Monday, December 18, 2006

so, so many thoughts running around in my head.....

I’ve had so many great conversations this past month with people I truly respect. There are so many snippets and remarks that continue to run around in my head. Defining a BDSM relationship was a subject that brought out some great statements. While we all agreed that each relationship is different, we also recognized that there are some things that just ARE. Whether the relationship is M/s, D/s, Top/bottom, or called something else, the real crux of it comes down to an acceptance of a role. The definition of that role is agreed upon by the parties within the relationship.

There’s a part of me that wonders if attempts to explain a personal definition to others only leads to more confusion overall. Or does it create an environment where all the participants are on the same page?

More thoughts to come....

Posted by WistfulWench :: 5:32 PM :: 2 comments

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

attempting to get back into the groove....

Last week was really rough. There were some wonderful moments, but being away from home so much is starting to wear on me....

I got to have dinner with the kitty kat on Tuesday and our own beautiful SNN on Wednesday. (Shall I say it again? Who’s luckier than me?) Let me tell you, SNN is even better in person! Actually, everyone I have met through blogging turns out to be so much better than I could imagine. Maybe it’s that I tend to read blogs of those who share little tidbits from all aspects of their lives. We’re given a glimpse of their day, of how their mind works, and it’s so wonderful to meet the person who captured me with their words.

I ended up staying an extra day due to flight cancellations. That wasn’t bad, actually. But it was exhausting. After spending several hours at O’Hare on Thursday, I got to call a co-worker to come get me, attend a group dinner, then back to the hotel I had just checked out of that morning. I whined enough at the counter Thursday night to get one of those travel over-night bags from the air carrier, so I at least had a toothbrush for Friday. A leisurely breakfast, an extra cup of coffee, and USA today helped me start the day off.

I tend to skip the front page, but Friday’s edition had an amazing story that drew me in. You can view it here:
Gift of wreaths touches nation. In fact, it touched me so much, I started crying. Right there in the hotel lobby. (Not a pretty sight, actually....) These are the types of stories I wish ALL papers would run on the front page more often.

Back to the airport and more delays. Instead of getting home in the early afternoon, I managed to arrive just in time to be right ahead of rush hour traffic. Unfortunately, my bag had come in on an earlier flight and there was only one person manning the ticketing area for two carriers. No one was at the baggage claim area, so about 15 of us had to wait in line until the poor woman could get to us. It was only 45 minutes or so.... (And it wasn’t her fault. I felt so sorry for her!) So, I got to get onto 287 to cross the Tappan Zee during rush hour on a Friday during the holiday season. I was so happy to finally pull into my parking space!

I’m home through the holidays. And that’s a GOOD thing! There are several others who have another trip to make next week, so I am counting my blessings for this one. I also got my grade for my final paper this week, so classes are out until the beginning of January. What am I going to do with all that extra time on my hands? lol I might actually be able to get caught up with everyone!

Posted by WistfulWench :: 7:48 AM :: 4 comments

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

the crown is up for grabs....

OK. The pretty little kitty kat and I decided last night that we had to share the "luckiest girl alive" crown. That means that we each get to have it two nights during the week and every other weekend.

So... Who wants to wear the crown on the remaining day?

Posted by WistfulWench :: 6:58 PM :: 3 comments

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

i'm back.....

Well, I'm kind of back, anyway! lol

The trip was fabulous! Lots of great things to share and I had a wonderful time with my friends in England! Thank you all for giving me such a magical time....

I think I'm finally caught up at work. Good thing, as I'm going back to Chicago next week! I'll be glad when these trips are over, but I also know it's going to be like this for another two or three months at the least.

I'm so behind on blogging and reading blogs! I do promise to find some time to catch up with everyone. Hope you all are doing well!

Posted by WistfulWench :: 4:19 AM :: 8 comments

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