Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

Stopping to feel

It has been a whirlwind week, nonstop activity. At the beginning of the week, my client sent me four books to work on. So I’ve been busy with work, and that’s been interspersed with having my car serviced, a dermatology appointment, various chores and errands, workouts. Yesterday I spent all afternoon with Alex and SpankCake, having some girly time, which was much needed. I’m appreciating in-person friends so much more lately. Then back home and right back onto the computer, after stopping off to get my bangs trimmed, since they were hanging in my eyes and going all flippy at the sides, and my hairdresser is there only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Tuesday, Steve couldn’t make it; the poor man had been up most of the night with a migraine and was still feeling it. John gets those as well and I know how debilitating they are. And this week, it seemed like good timing. I used the opened-up Tuesday to work all day and make a serious dent in my proofreading.

But today, I’m finally winding down. I’m nearly finished with the third book of the four, so I’m on schedule. The appointments and other things are done, and I’m ready to head out to be with John. He has an appointment with a cardiac specialist today, trying to determine if he qualifies for microsurgery on his heart. He’s been feeling stable lately, has gotten back into walking and exercising, and his mood has improved. It’s been a relief.

However… as my mind and schedule clear, I’m slowing down long enough for feelings to catch up with me. And I find myself missing my top. Fiercely and ferociously, hungrily. I crave his special attention. I crave his hands, his voice. I crave the release.

Holiday weekend be damned; I’m working on Monday anyway. I can’t wait for next Tuesday.

Have a great weekend, y’all. Happy barbecues and so forth.

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18 thoughts on “Stopping to feel

  1. In-person friends really are irreplaceable especially when you need a hug…LOL, I guess that means I need to make time and meet up with one of my friends and go have some girl time. It’s been a hell of a long time since I’ve done that (probably sometime last year).

    I hope everything goes well with John’s doctor’s appointment. I’m sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs your way!


  2. Jay — I highly recommend it. We sat for over four hours, talking and laughing and gorging on chocolate peanut-butter cake. Girlfriends are special. 🙂


  3. This is a post so full of lie that I can sense it across the ocean.
    Whirlwind week; friends-in-person;
    ” I'm slowing down long enough for feelings to catch up with me.”


  4. MrJ — I'm going to assume that you meant “life.” 😉


  5. Erica,

    Have a great, relaxing weekend. Give my best to John. If he needs surgery, I hope it goes well and he recovers quickly.

    Take care


  6. AP — thanks. At this point, it's not if, but when, and how extensive. *sigh*


  7. I'm sorry to hear that. Your being there for him will make the difference. I speak from experience when I say that heart issues are scary. Your love for John will help him through the surgery and recovery.


  8. I love my time with girlfriends; it really refreshes me. Good luck with John's appointment. The fact that he exercises and has such a positive outlook and your support will make a huge difference in his recovery.

    I am glad you figured out MrJ meant life because I kept rereading his comment thinking, that's like like him to say anything mean. Must be your editing skills.


  9. oops – it'a good thing you're such a smart girl


  10. Kelly on said:

    It's great that you noticed marked improvement with John's strength. After the recovery time from the eventual surgery he may morph into the Bionic Man. Watch out Erica! 🙂


  11. Anonymous on said:

    Just know that your Top anxiously awaits Tuesday as well. My hands that know you, my voice that calms you and that release that awaits you. Until then…


  12. Kaki — nobody knows the typos I seen. 🙂

    Kelly — nice thought, I agree… but we have a long way to go for that, I'm afraid.

    Steve — I can't wait. 🙂


  13. Hi Erica — I am so glad that you spent some time with your friends 🙂 That's always fun. So sorry that Steve couldn't make it 😦 I am looking forward to reading about you both next week 🙂 I hope John's doctor's appointment went well. I still have a long road ahead of me with my health problems.Much Love and hugs from naughty girl Jade


  14. Jade — unfortunately, the appointment didn't go well. But we're still moving forward.


  15. Anonymous on said:

    Erica, I am sorry the appt. didn't go well/ That is too bad. Hoping lots of work gets done, today


  16. Jean — it's OK. Thanks. Today will be a busy day of gym, work and folding laundry. No barbecues for me!


  17. Anonymous on said:

    Hi Erica…..Tell your guy to have the micro surgery. It will change his life. Recovery is like 1-2 weeks and then you're back to full speed. I know I went through it and was back on the bike and over the lap before you could say…. you're in big trouble.

    All the best W


  18. W — believe me, that is exactly what he wants. But his HMO is fighting him on it. They want to do the same old heart surgery they've been doing since the 1950s. I am hoping he can switch plans, but we'll see how it goes with the second opinion. He may not qualify for the microsurgery.


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