No Nookie for Lion

Lion got some good news yesterday. Wonderful news, actually. Barring any bizarre hiccup with references or background check, he will be an employed Lion. I suspect he won’t start before the end of July, but still, it’s a weight off our minds. I think Lion is still in shock. Still in it’s-too-good-to-be-true mode. Until he has an actual signed job offer in hand, he will not feel comfortable. But at this stage of the game, I don’t see them changing their minds. He’s in. And then, of course, he’s worried about how long he can keep this job. His confidence is pretty beat up at this point.

Needless to say, he wasn’t wholeheartedly in the mood for much last night. Plus, when we went to celebrate, he had some alcohol that made him itchy. To counter the itching he took a Benadryl, which he swears makes him stupid. It definitely made him sleepy. All of that translates into no nookie for Lion.

By this morning, I think he was coming to terms with full time employment. He’s getting used to the idea. It took him a little bit to wrap his head around being a jobless Lion, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking a beat to absorb having a job. Knowing it’s a job with a wonderful company with amazing benefits is another perk. And I know he’ll have a lot of fun too. That’s actually one of the biggest reasons I wanted him to get this job. I want him to enjoy what he does.

I was actually debating whether or not to leave Lion wild for another night. I thought maybe we’ll play tonight so he can just stay wild. But it didn’t seem to serve any purpose. I can just as easily unlock him tonight if we play. Or even if we don’t. So right now, as Lion stares at his inbox for word from his new employer, he is securely caged.

I’m hoping he will be more in the mood tonight. It’s been quite a while since we played or did anything other than snuggle. Does that mean I miss it? Maybe. I definitely want Lion to have his fun. Maybe I’m done making excuses for why we aren’t playing. Now that the biggest excuse has been solved, we can get back to normal.