Yesterday, we got our flu shots and the latest booster shots for COVID. We don’t normally have reactions to either shot aside from some soreness at the injection site or general achiness. For some reason, the flu shot made my arm itch for a little while. By the time we made it home, the itchiness was gone. I woke up at 5:30 this morning to pee, and I was very achy. It was nothing Tylenol couldn’t fix, and I went back to sleep. The achiness returned a little while ago. I have a telephone interview at noon, so I took more Tylenol.

We watched our football team actually win a game. The quarterback hurt his ankle, and then the backup quarterback got hurt too. I hope neither is serious. It was toward the end of the game, so it had little effect on the outcome. It’s the first time in something like 17 years they’ve started the season at 3-1. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but maybe we’ll have a winning season. The Seahawks won 48-45. Lion said it was a good thing we weren’t playing our spanking football game. I hadn’t even thought about it. We can do it for next week’s game.

Lion was hunkered under the covers while we watched TV last night. I wasn’t cold, but I wasn’t really up for anything anyway. I guess I was already starting to get achy from the shots without realizing it. I’ll take achiness that can be knocked out with Tylenol over the flu or COVID any day. A few friends have recently had COVID, and it knocked them on their butts for over a week. Yes, they were fully vaccinated. No, it’s not a perfect vaccine. But I will point out that if it was that bad with the vaccines, you can imagine how bad it would have been without them.

Tonight, or maybe even this afternoon, I hope we’re both in the mood for Lion fun. I don’t have anything planned, but it won’t take any time at all to whip out some clothespins or IcyHot. Yes, Lion still has that damn IcyHot Pro hanging over his head, ummm balls.

Lion finished his book, but he’s not happy with the ending. He’s been working on it and hasn’t been in the write-a-male-chastity-post mode. Yesterday, I was on the phone with recruiters, so I missed posting too. Today, aside from looking at job listings, I’ve been trying to take care of a few things around here and just realized how late in the day it is.

I think I’ve done more around here since I haven’t been working. Lion will probably disagree. I don’t think he sees crawling around on the floor, trying to fix our TV’s audio system as work. He just sees the growing pile of things on the kitchen table and wonders why it hasn’t been put away yet. The one thing I haven’t been doing is cooking. I start out thinking I have plenty of time to figure out dinner, and then it’s dinnertime, and I have no idea what to make, much less the energy to make it. We did, however, have a nice dinner last night, and we should again tonight.

This morning, Lion asked if we could play earlier in the day. Then he asked why we haven’t been playing lately. I know one of the nights I was tired and achy. Last night, I was a little achy from crawling around on the floor trying to fix the audio part of our TV setup. As I said, he’s been working on his book. I’ve been reading his book to give him feedback. It’s not like we’re both sitting around all day doing nothing. That said, we can certainly play earlier. Name a time. I can be ready when he is.

Of course, if he wants to play, he can always ask me. And he’ll say he doesn’t want to ask. Right. It’s on me. Okay. I will assume he wants to play until I am told otherwise. [Lion — It’s safe to assume that most any time.]

I don’t think I’ve been sleeping well. We’ve been going to bed late. The dog wakes me to go out in the middle of the night and stays out for a while. I think I need to start her training again. She doesn’t listen, won’t come when called, and has been jumping on us again. For the past few days, Lion has been getting up first and the dog wakes me up either by barking or jumping on me. Lastly, I think I’ve been tensing up when I sleep. I don’t know why. It happens from time to time. Obviously, this does not lead to restful sleep.

When Lion came into the bedroom, we were talking, and I tried to tell him about the dog waking me up again, but he interrupted me. We finished that conversation, and I tried again to tell him about the dog, but he interrupted me again. We were having that conversation, and he interrupted me again. Forget it. Done. Later on, he said something about being glad the dog didn’t wake me in the middle of the night, and I said I’d been trying to tell him, but he interrupted me. He didn’t realize he did it. Uh huh.

I know he has tons on his mind. He’s been thinking about his book. He didn’t want to play last night. I assume he was preoccupied with his storyline. He’s worried about money, with me being out of work too. Clearly, he’s worried about getting waxed since he mentioned it again this morning. “When you get around to it…” is a favorite phrase of his lately. But then he also says he doesn’t want me to do too much. Lots of mixed signals.

No, I didn’t tell him he was in trouble for interrupting. Yes, I know I should have. No, I’m not going to punish him. Yes, I know I should. I’ve got a lot on my mind, too, and I didn’t want to deal with punishing him. Maybe if I wasn’t persistently tired, I might have snarled at him when it happened. Next time I probably will.

[Lion — She’s right. I’m very worried. Tomorrow, I begin a workshop on getting an agent. I need my story finished enough to produce a synopsis. I haven’t been posting. I’m in the middle of a crisis of confidence. If my writing isn’t good enough to sell, I don’t know what we will do. A lot of pressure.]

My fingers are crossed. I hope my vertigo is gone. I still have a stuffy head, but nothing is spinning anymore. I still don’t feel 100%. I’m just cautiously optimistic that I don’t have to worry about keeling over. Not that I was ever in any real danger of falling over. Most of the dizziness happened while I was in bed or when changing position rapidly. I’m still giving myself more time to move around. Slow and steady wins the race.

Our timing is all off lately. I turned off my alarm since I don’t need to be up at any specific time. We eat lunch late or not at all. We eat dinner late. We’re experimenting with streaming most things with hopes of eliminating DirecTV at some point, so we’re recording Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy from the east coast. We can watch it earlier if we want to. Suddenly, we’ve been watching hours of streamed shows and it’s only 9pm. It’s weird. Plus, I haven’t been doing the dishes right after Jeopardy is done, which throws me off even more. It just proves what a creature of habit I am.

Now that I’m feeling a little better, I need to get back in the swing of things. I keep thinking I have more time so I should plan dinner. And then dinner time rolls around, and I haven’t thought of a thing. I need to do chores that I’ve been putting off for lack of time. I have plenty of time now. And, of course, I need to keep looking for a job. Most importantly, I need to start teasing and playing with Lion again. The spanking bench is easier to pull out now. I can play with him in the middle of the day if I want to. He’s been pretty diligent about getting back to work after lunch, but perhaps I could lure him away with the promise of fun. For a good time, call Lioness. [Lion — Oh, Lioness!]