My biggest problem is getting over the sexual rejection. There's a lot of hurt still lurking under the surface. I'm terrified to initiate sex because what if I get rejected? I have it so built up in my head that it would be in the end of the world, but I need to learn to separate my past from what's happening now, in the present. Maybe someday I will be a sex kitten. But for now, I'm just a girl who had her first orgasm from oral sex at the age of 28.
What could be more romantic than sharing with your Honey a bowl of thick and creamy blushing seafood chowder on Valentines? Because I’ve been told that a way to your Lover’s heart is through his stomach; or more precisely through his taste-buds!...more
He and I don't feel cherished because of the flowers he sends, the meals he makes or the little gifts that I get him. It's about the time we spend arranging those flowers in a vase, sharing those meals, and playing with those little gifts. Valentine's Day isn't about stuff and it shouldn't be. It should be about reminding ourselves that our relationships matter.
Without a doubt money can’t buy love, and money certainly didn’t buy our 30 years of marriage. We’ve seen our share of good times and bad times. We’ve seen each other through health and sickness. We’ve seen money just-enough to sustain us and poverty enough to ensure devotion and humility. For our relationship to have lasted this long, we needed to quickly adapt a short memory and increase an endless supply of compassion and forgiveness. We also discovered that friendship is just as important as being lovers!...more
Weekends are a bittersweet time for me. On one hand they are a welcome respite to the weekday schedule. I can tackle larger projects around the home, catch up on reading, and take time to assess scheduling and family management strategies that are in place during the week. On the other hand, because we are a two household family and my daughters go to their dads on the weekends, I feel an underlying sadness due to missing my girls....more
Any occasion to cook is an opportunity to create something new, something wild and wonderful; to fashion a meal such as one you’ve never done before; to sample a delicacy of the likes you’ve never tasted. And that is what building a dish like this one offers—tastes and textures—flavors that tease your taste-buds and happily dance on your palette like a five-string orchestra....more