Lion is (justifiably) yelling at someone on the phone. He’s been trying to get his account fixed for days and they keep telling him to do the same things over and over again. He’s been incredibly patient with them. I hear him explain the situation, then I hear him sigh and explain he’s tried that many times. I am proud of him for not going ballistic. Perhaps I had something to do with that. Has the don’t-be-rude rule had an effect on him?

I’ve been trying to clean up a little more around here. Lion would like me to get rid of things still in boxes from our move. He theorizes that, unless it’s a keepsake, if we haven’t used it in three years we are not likely to need it. I had the living room all cleaned up and then brought things in from the camper when we sold it. That stuff has been parked all over the place, but a lot of is in the living room. I’d like to clear out the living room even though I doubt we’ll ever sit in there. A lot of the stuff can be tossed and some of it can go to Goodwill. No matter what I concentrate on cleaning, Lion will be able to move around the house more easily.

I decided to give Lion another night to recover. He’s reminded me today is punishment day. I wonder if he’s up for swats. I found the camper paddle while sorting through things. It’s the paddle that shows which end is his and which end is mine. I hung it on the refrigerator in case I need it in a pinch. I don’t normally swat him in the kitchen unless it’s a love tap. The paddle is more symbolic than anything. It’s just a reminder to keep him in line.

I decided before we sat down to watch football that I didn’t want to play our football game. It’s a good thing. The Giants lost. They looked horrible. Not only that, but the quarterback was sacked a few times. Spanking on top of the loss would have added insult to injury. I guess that’s always a risk. Did I have some premonition about the game? Nope. Based on the win-loss record, our team should have won. However, I did think it was going to be a struggle. Most of the other teams they’ve played have had worse records, and our team barely won. I don’t know what made me not want to play the game, but I bet Lion is happy about it. [Lion — Yes I am!]

I spent the morning trying to figure out flights, hotel, and rental car for a trip in December to see my son graduate as a physician’s assistant. He’s in the army, and he’ll almost immediately be shipped off to Hawaii for the remainder of his training. I know. The sacrifices he has to make. Sunshine. Surfing. It’s terrible, but he and his wife are strong. They can handle it.

Yesterday, I wrote about Lion’s new rule. I haven’t figured out exactly how to apply it. Do all comments count? There was a lady on The Price is Right whose boobs bounced when she ran down from her seat. It looked like she’d knock herself out. Was I wrong to say that? Would Lion be wrong to say it? These kinds of rules bother me. It’s a judgment call. Who am I to judge? If I wait for Lion to really piss me off, then I tend to be too pissed off to want to do anything about it. It’s stupid, I know. Of course, this means he goes unpunished. I may be better off with the rule about leaving the kitchen light on. That requires less judgment. It’s either on or off.

[Lion — Is the kitchen light a rule? Yes, it’s easier to enforce. The other rule is more challenging but also more useful for both of us. My answer to Mrs. Lion’s question about how to enforce any rule is to punish any infraction no matter how small. There’s no other way either of us will learn.]

Lion has been waiting for me to make new rules for a long time. Of course, he doesn’t like when I actually make them. Lately, he’s been doing something that drives me crazy. When he sees people on TV shows, usually regular people on games shows, he makes remarks about them being stupid or looking silly. When he gets an answer right that everyone got wrong, he says, “Everybody knows that.” Sometimes I don’t. Am I stupid too? This last example falls under the know-it-all rule, but the others don’t. The person isn’t stupid just because of the way they talk or what they say in an interview. They don’t look silly just because they have tattoos or green hair. If he’s not allowed to be rude to people in person, he shouldn’t be rude to people on TV.

Technically, I guess this is just an extension of the previous rule of not being rude. He wasn’t too happy when I brought it up yesterday. I don’t really expect him to be happy about any rule that could end with a paddle meeting his rear end. He shouldn’t jump for joy if I tell him he’ll be punished if he leaves the kitchen light on. Again. However, he does want me to make rules. I’m sure a tiny part of him is happy I’m expanding my authority. His posterior may be small, but it’s not the part that will be happy. Anyway, that’s the new rule or extension of an old rule, whichever way you want to think about it.

He announced he was horny last night. Thank you, my pet. That’s always good to know. My plan for having an early play time faded away, though. We went out to buy a lottery ticket, then picked up food for dinner. We figured we could heat it up when we were ready. Unfortunately, we didn’t eat lunch, and the food smelled so good on the way home we were hungry earlier. However, since we ate earlier, we did have sexy time earlier than a normal after dinner sexy time.

Lion wasn’t making his usual noises. When I suck him, I can’t see his face, and it can be difficult to figure out where he is on the edging indicator. I thought he was close a few times, but I just interrupted things. In the end, I decided to give him an orgasm. It was easier than trying to figure out if I was getting him at the actual edge or too soon. Plus, I wanted to see if I could get some yummy cream filling. I think he had a nice orgasm, and I got a nice reward. Win-win.

If I didn’t know better, I’d think Lion was doing things on purpose. Saturday night he left the shower door open. Sunday night he forgot the coffee pot. Is he trying to make me spank him so things will get back to normal around here?

I did feel a little better yesterday as far as the dizziness goes. I managed to work on the garden, change the bed, put the garbage out, and even provide Lion with a little sucking pleasure. Today, however, I feel dizzy again. I don’t think I overdid it yesterday. I just think it will come and go for a while. I was going to go to the store today, but I think that can wait for another day.

I’ll have to see how I feel later to know if Lion will get his spanking today or not. I know he’s hoping he won’t. Not that he wants me to feel bad. He just doesn’t want his butt to feel bad. Two offenses in two days? Hmmm…that will require more than ten minutes. I could do multiple days if I can’t manage the whole ten minutes at once. Assuming I’ll feel better tomorrow, I’d probably be hitting harder and/or longer. I bet that would be especially painful on an already sore tush. That sounds like a good idea.

Of course, there’s no rush to spank him. It’s not like I’ll be busy with work. I’m just fixing my resume and searching for jobs. I can interrupt that anytime for punishment. For that matter, Lion’s request for earlier play is possible now too. Maybe we can test that evil new IcyHot he got the other day. I could be a full-time Lion dominant until I find a new job. I don’t think he’d like that any more than I would.