I took the last of my antiviral drugs this morning. I feel mostly better, but I know if I try to do too much too soon, I’ll be right back on my butt. There are a few things that need to be done, so I’m spreading them out throughout the day so I can rest in between. Lion is feeling a lot better, but he’s sticking close to bed too. I think he has three more days of antiviral drugs left to take. I haven’t retested yet. I may do it tomorrow. I’m still working from home no matter what, but once I test negative, I’ll be able to go out in society if I need to.

We haven’t wanted to do much, but it is a holiday weekend. It’s raining so that puts a damper on anything we might have planned anyway. Neither of us has really been hungry. I guess that’s good because I haven’t wanted, or been able, to cook for a few days. I’ve basically been boiling water and throwing things in the oven. I’m hoping the weather will clear and we’ll actually want to have hamburgers from the grill tomorrow. Not that it’s such a big deal. I just have a few tomatoes I’m trying to use before they go bad. Lion likes tomatoes on his burgers. I was also thinking of grilled cheese for lunch today. It may be a bit too much in the outlay of energy and the hunger department, but it will be another option to use the tomatoes.

At the moment, both of us are vertical and at our desks. I have no idea how long that will last. It’s not strenuous, but we obviously feel better in bed. Who doesn’t? But it can get boring being stuck in bed all day, even with the TV full of movies and shows. Lion was watching tennis for a while. That’s what prompted me to get up. No, I had to pee and do a few things. But tennis does bore me. I find some of it interesting enough to hold my attention for a minute or two. A good volley or an amazing serve is fun. And I realize how athletic the players are. It’s just like gymnastics. I know how much strength and flexibility it takes and that amazes me. However, I don’t want to watch it for any length of time. Lion doesn’t like soccer. He tends to be more vocal about how much he doesn’t like it when I try to watch it, so I don’t watch it. I follow the Sounders on Facebook and I watch highlights on there.

Anyway, we’re feeling better. Not 100%, but better. We’re hoping we don’t get rebound symptoms. I’ll have to be more careful when I go out in public in the future. I don’t want to drag this monster home with me again. We can’t push our luck.

As you probably read, Lion has COVID too. I don’t know who gave it to me, but I most certainly gave it to Lion. It wasn’t intentional, of course. I spent a day or two feeling like garbage, but that may be because I was still doing quite a bit between the sale of the truck and camper and keeping the house running. Yesterday wasn’t so bad until I had to get Lion’s antiviral drugs. I just took it easy for the rest of the day and I’m feeling less sick every day.

Lion was certain he was dying last night. He’s always certain he’s dying when he has a cold or the flu. I’m not sure if COVID or the antiviral made him feel worse. Today, he’s still tired but he’s not dying. I told him to stay in bed, but he ventured into his office for a little while this morning. Once I do a few things, I’m heading back to lie down. There’s no reason either of us has to be up and about. Of course, we’ll need to pee and get food and drinks from time to time, but we should relax for the most part.

Every time I look at the backyard, I am reminded that the truck and camper are gone. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. We are no longer under pressure to pay for the camper, and we saved more because we don’t have to insure them. And, this is my bonus, I don’t have to drive them anymore. I didn’t mind driving the truck. It wasn’t my favorite, but it was okay. I didn’t even mind towing the camper. It was parking it in our narrow little driveway that annoyed me. Anyway, it’s nice not to worry about that anymore.

I haven’t heard about Lion being horny for a few days. It makes perfect sense. He shouldn’t be if he’s sick, but you never know with him. He’s a lot better today. For all I know, he’ll be looking for love tonight. He has a punishment waiting for him for leaving the shower door open. I was willing to overlook it, but he said I could just postpone it until we feel better. He “helpfully” moved the magnet over on the whiteboard. I’m still willing to forget it. The truth is, he’ll probably do something else before I punish him for the shower door. If that happens, I won’t add five minutes. It will be like the shower door never happened. As if, oh I don’t know, I overlooked it to begin with, which is what I wanted to do in the first place. Sometimes Lion can be stubborn. I think he forgets I can be stubborn too.

I tested positive for COVID on Friday morning. That’s not very surprising. Mrs. Lion and I share everything. It’s almost certainly omicron, and, like Mrs. Lion, I’ve had all four shots. Before we get more noise from anti-vaxers, this isn’t unexpected. The vaccines don’t offer complete protection from this variant. I had a video doctor visit and am starting the same anti-COVID pills that Mrs. Lion is taking. The good news is that vaccinated patients get much milder symptoms and get better faster. The anti-viral pills can reduce symptoms even further. Mrs. Lion has been on hers for three days and reports she is feeling better.

It’s unlikely that we will be doing anything sexual in the next several days. We’ll spend the long weekend in bed and in front of our computers. Not very hot reading for you. I did a bunch of research about COVID when Mrs. Lion tested positive. A very large percentage of Americans have gotten it. People misunderstand what immunity means. According to healthline.com, immunity from vaccines or from having had a disease doesn’t mean you can’t get it again. This is particularly true of Coronavirus, which is very difficult for the body to attain and keep full immunity.

This doesn’t mean that getting vaccinated isn’t useful. My body has proteins that the vaccine helped it create. These proteins work with my immune system to fight COVID. It doesn’t mean I won’t get sick. Based on my age and health, this infection would have given me more than a fifty percent chance of being hospitalized. Since I’m vaccinated, even without the anti-viral meds, I will almost certainly avoid being hospitalized. This is major. This is similar to the flu shots most of us get each year. They don’t guarantee we won’t get sick, but they reduce an infection’s severity.

Enough COVID talk. Sex and play are not on either of our minds. I’m very grateful to my lioness. Even though she is sick, she is helping me. We will get through this together.

Mrs. Lion reports that she feels better today (Thursday). She says that part of the reason may be that she was very active yesterday. We had to go to the bank to sign papers to sell our camper. She also helped the new owners get it ready to take home. That was too much activity for her. When the camper was gone, she went to bed and rested. She’s working today. Don’t worry. She works from home.

I’m not feeling great but as of yesterday, I still tested negative for COVID. I have a prescription for a PCR test, but to take it, Mrs. Lion will have to drive me to a testing location. I need to feel a lot worse before I ask her to do that. I can’t be very sick. I’m still horny.

Last night, Mrs. Lion caught me leaving the shower door open. Damn! Initially, she said that she was too sick to spank me. Stupid me reminded her that she can put the spanking reminder magnet on her whiteboard and spank me when she feels up to it. I thought about not reminding her. After all, why look a gift lioness in the mouth? That didn’t feel honest, so I suggested the magnet. This morning I moved it for her. Once she’s better, I’ll be punished.

Hopefully, I won’t get into any more trouble. Each additional offense adds five minutes to my spanking. My base punishment is ten minutes after warmup swats. That feels like forever to me. I’ve only gotten two fifteen-minute spankings. I don’t want another one.

What if i don’t want to be punished?

This brings up a topic that I’ve meant to discuss for a while. My desire for domestic discipline and spanking is why we started to do it. Over time, Mrs. Lion has grown accustomed to punishing me for infractions. I suspect that she would stop if I told her that I am tired of it and want it to end. To be clear, that doesn’t mean that I am withdrawing my consent. I would be saying that I’m no longer interested in being punished.

I hope that she would smile and tell me that she was glad I was unhappy about being punished and I could avoid being spanked if I behave. That sort of response requires a strong commitment to domestic discipline on her part. I have no idea if she is willing to assert herself enough to do this. I hope she understands that consent and willingness are very different things.

That’s the main point. A disciplinary relationship can have periods when the disciplined partner doesn’t want to deal with being punished. Sounds to me a bit like being a petulant child. His partner has a perfect answer for this sort of complaint. Behave and you won’t be punished. Mrs. Lion, how do you feel about this?