I spanked Lion early yesterday afternoon for five minutes. That took care of the punishment swats. The football game didn’t start until 1:30 and we record it so we’re not beholden to that time. We also had to figure out when to start cooking our Thanksgiving feast. I wasn’t feeling great, but I wasn’t feeling bad either. I don’t know if I got the intestinal bug Lion had, but it didn’t seem to be as bad as his. It was just annoying. I was fine continuing on as usual, albeit with breaks here and there when necessary.

It was around 2:30 when we started watching football. I grabbed the first paddle I saw, which was a bloodwood paddle with stair tread on one side. Before any points were scored, our quarterback got sacked. That didn’t bode well for Lion’s backside. However, despite all the injuries, our team was holding their own. More importantly, the score was low and close. At halftime, we put our turkey breast in the oven. And then our team went downhill. The opponent scored two unanswered touchdowns, and I switched to a leather paddle. Bloodwood was too much for this many swats (six per point). By the middle of the fourth quarter, I didn’t even bother to spank him when our quarterback was sacked. And I didn’t spank him for the last score, either. The team was done. I was done. Lion was certainly done.

When the food was cooked and I was finishing up with the sides, I started feeling dizzy. Then it felt like a migraine coming. What the hell? I still felt the bug, but it wasn’t bad. I just don’t know what starts this stupid dizziness. I have to look up the maneuver/exercise that helped before. I optimistically threw the directions away. Who knew I’d need them again? I was able to eat dinner, and I was determined not to overeat because I still wanted to play with Lion. He said he was horny. I didn’t want to disappoint him. But the dizziness was too much. If I stay still or maintain verticalness, I’m okay. As soon as I move too much or stray from vertical, not so much.

I hope the exercise will help alleviate some of the dizziness. I really do want to play with Lion.

I have been going through mind-numbing training videos for a day and a half. My new boss has me reading some processes. So far, it looks like someone threw a bunch of letters at a Word document. There are lots of acronyms and abbreviations. This, of course, is all part of the what-did-I-get-myself-into phase of a new job. In a few months (I hope it’s that short) I’ll be more comfortable with the gobbledygook.

Lion wasn’t feeling well yesterday so I didn’t spank him. I don’t really think he’s all better yet. He’s under the covers watching TV right now. He set up the coffee pot already, so there’s no risk of being punished for that. I’m more concerned that he’ll keep getting sick. If he does, we’ll need to get to the bottom of it.

Tonight is scheduled as sex night. I’ve been having heartburn since lunch, and I’m not convinced Lion is 100% yet. We may wind up snuggling again. That’s fine by me. I love snuggling with him. I can do a drive by to see if Mr. Weenie reacts. If he does, I can pump up the tires again. I don’t know about riding the bike. Tomorrow is also a sex night. I don’t think there’s any rush to do more tonight.

I took the turkey out of the freezer today. We both love turkey dinners. I’m worried about Lion feeling well enough to enjoy it. I’d much rather put it off for a day or two if he won’t. Of course, we can also back off on the amount of food we make so neither of us is tempted to overeat. I’ll be happy if he can eat it at all.

Lion had a very rough night. He’s been in a lot of pain and that makes it difficult to sleep. Of course, he still snoozes while watching TV, but real sleep is difficult. He’s been afraid to eat or drink even though he knows he needs to. So far today, things are staying put.

I’ve been teasing him that he just wanted to get out of his punishment swats yesterday. Today, we won’t play the football spanking game. If he miraculously recovers tomorrow, it will look quite suspicious. Of course, I’m teasing him again. Digestive issues are horrible. I’m worried about his being sick so close to his last digestive problems. Is it coincidence or is there some underlying thing going on?

I start my new job tomorrow. Luckily, I’m still working from home, so I can take care of Lion to a certain extent. Apparently, the first three days are all onboarding meetings and training. I work for three days and then get Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving. The following week, training kicks into full gear. That’s when I’m likely to have my what-the-hell-have-I-gotten-myself-into panic. I think that’s normal when you start a new job. There’s a lot to learn even if you know what you’re doing. From what I’ve heard, I’ll be trained on one thing, practice that for a while, and then have another thing added in. I’m hoping it won’t be quite so overwhelming.

Tomorrow is also punishment day again. It’s possible Lion won’t feel well enough to be spanked. We’ll take it as it comes. We can’t do more than that. It’s more important that he feel better than be spanked. When I go to the store in a little while, I’ll try to get some calm foods to nurse him back to health.

As I wrote yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well. I did the vertigo exercise and researched a little more. There’s another exercise for a different kind of vertigo. It’s similar, so maybe I’ll try that one too. I rested in bed in the afternoon and snoozed a little. It helped, but I didn’t want to take any chances by moving too much. When I hugged the dog, the room started spinning. I just have to figure out what triggers it.

This morning, so far, I’m feeling a little better. I have to return some equipment to my former employers by Wednesday. Lion has a dentist appointment tomorrow, so today looks like the day to return the equipment. One foray out into the world at a time. I just need to figure out how to manage the dizziness so I can make it to job interviews. Someone suggested motion sickness drugs. I’ll have to get some to see if they help.

Obviously, Lion did not get spanked last night. I can probably do it at some point today. I may still have to break it into two sessions. It all depends on how I feel as I swat him. Sometimes, bending over slightly makes me dizzy. Other times it doesn’t. Maybe it’s the amount I bend over. Grabbing something out of the dryer didn’t bother me but reaching into the fridge did. That suggests a slight bend is worse than a more severe angle. Weird. I do bend slightly when I swat Lion. We’ll have to try it and see if I can do it.

I may be able to manage jerking him off too. I’d much rather give him a blow job, but that might have been the thing that did me in. It might have been too much movement. That’s another reason to get rid of this dizziness. For now, the massage table might be the way to go for hand jobs.