Fun and Frolic With Long-Term Love

Bluebird

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I am very tired right now. I came home early this morning from SirGawain’s to take DarkKnight to work. I then went straight to the storage unit and loaded up 6 totes full of coats, along with 2 bags. I brought those home, climbed onto the couch and then matched up a donor who had a set of bunk beds with a mom who just got custody of a four year little girl who has been snuggled up with her daughter. It was great to be able to be the bridge to help them out!

We gave away a TON of coats and winter gear this afternoon, as I had five more totes in the shed. I also chatted with a ton of people - I had lots of moms snagging coats for their little ones, and also seniors dropping off letters.

I had some drama today from an ex of someone we are sponsoring - she contacted me to slander his name, saying he is an addict and actively using and missing work. Only, she didn’t actually know where he worked, and he just got out of rehab and was tested this week. When I thanked her for her message but said that we were going to continue to assist him in getting tools for his new job (he’s a mechanic) she went nuts and started posting all over Facebook that I am a scammer. Sigh. Almost all of the pages where she was posting (free yard sale sites) took down her diatribe. Her point was that by helping me help “junkies,” people were taking support from those who deserved it.

This went over not so well. For her. The end was result was that the ENTIRE wish list for this gentleman was covered in full, and many people reached out, thanking me for helping those struggling with recovery.

I’m not even sure what she was hoping to achieve.

Anyway, it was a great day and I accomplished a lot. It was tiring though. I am going to be taking the day off tomorrow, as I usually do on Fridays, but I will be working on the Senior Santa letters, as tomorrow is the sign up deadline. I’ve so far matched up 45 letters with 60 sponsors (some letters asked for a lot and I split those up), and I have around 65 sponsors still to match up! They’re all waiting patiently, thank goodness. I have letters to input into the spreadsheet still, but I’m only one person. Lol
 

Bluebird

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So excited for more rope! Unfortunately, it seems like every time MisterMoonbeam starts to tie knots, I get sleepy! I guess it could be just that it’s late, but I honestly never feel so tired and relaxed, so very quickly. MisterMoonbeam says when we go to the Outer Banks next weekend, he will have had more practice tying by then, so he’ll strap some toys onto me. Squeeeeeeeee!

I’m always a little nervous because all of the photos online with Shibari are of super thin girls, or sexy fat women. I am neither, so I am anxious that maybe MisterMoonbeam will suddenly be all, “we should try something else because you look like a hideous mogbeast caught in a trap, and at this point, chewing your arm off to escape might actually improve things.” But he hasn’t yet so idk. Also at the time he is doing the ties, I always have taken my bra off loads earlier, so my boobs aren’t pushed up where they belong.

Oh well. I thought I would share anyway. I absolutely love being a rope bunny!
 
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Bluebird

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So I have a flare. What’s funny is that I have been randomly reading sections of my blog, and this particular point first happened at the end of December in 2017. I didn’t have to have surgery then, thank goodness. I am pretty confident that this is the third time I have had issues in my groin from this fucker.

It hurts horrifically. I apparently got it to burst by taking a hot bath the first time, and I think I am going to try that today. It is so fucking painful - it woke me up around 5 am this morning. I’ve been washing it with hibiclens but I don’t know if it’s really doing anything, to be honest.

I hate Hidradenitis.
 

Bluebird

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I had a nice bath today and I’ve spent the afternoon so far re-reading Dune. I watched the new movie last night with MisterMoonbeam and DarkKnight. This book I’ve read twice before as a teen, and I never liked it. I’m not sure why. I’m hoping this third time through it will open my eyes to some deeper meaning or something. It cost me $10 to put onto my kindle app, so it better be fucking amazing. Lol

I have this undercurrent of anxiety today. I’m supposed to work on laundry since there are like 4 loads of it unfolded. I also have a huge number of Senior letters to put into the spreadsheet and match them up with donors. That last bit has a physical presence along the back of my neck and on my shoulders. I don’t wanna mess with it today, but I need to get it done before tomorrow. Sigh. I also had 20 boxes of produce delivered this morning and people have been stopping to pick it up, but that’s a real positive. What else? I have a stack of boxes to open, left here by Amazon. MisterMoonbeam’s Stitch Fix arrived!

Tomorrow I have to go see BugGirl’s ex in Baltimore. I forget what I named him here. He did a very long stint in a rehab facility but in his second to last day he got into a fight with someone and got expelled. So he is back with his mom. I have like 5-6 boxes of his belongings in my basement, so I am taking them there. I am also hiking someplace with MisterMoonbeam - I need to look at my map and figure out where exactly! We will be on our way to Fredericksburg to stay over with his friends there for a pumpkin-carving party on Sunday. That’s pretty much my weekend.
 

Bluebird

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BugGirl just called. Her recovery house graduation was just set for next Friday at 3 pm. To say I’m upset is putting it mildly. DarkKnight has to burn a vacation day to attend, and LittleMichigan now can’t work that day either. (She’s been picking up overtime on Fridays.) MisterMoonbeam and I will be in the Outer Banks. Just having it be on Friday is a pain in the ass, but there’s no way we can attend with it being that late in the day. I’m really upset.
 

Bluebird

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MisterMoonbeam and I are in Virginia this weekend, visiting his old metamour’s polycule. We went hiking yesterday in another state park, and visited a “Hallowed Harvest” jack o’lantern experience. Today we are attending a pumpkin carving party!
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Bluebird

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I’ve been very busy with Senior Santa, but tomorrow is my unofficial last day for letters. I say unofficial because I “officially” closed last Friday. However, I have a small local nursing home sending a list tomorrow of about 10 seniors, and a social worker sending another 5. Plus, another organization in town made up a flyer and gave it to all of their clients, with my personal phone number on it! I’ve been fielding calls from seniors all hours of the day. I’m not upset, but I am kinda like, wtf. Lol Especially since it says on the flyer that they should call with a list of 3 items they want as gifts. I’ve definitely never put a limit on things. I haven’t seen the flyer myself, but this is what the people calling me are telling me! Also, none of those people have cars so we will be delivering to them. Sigh.

It’s fun though, not gonna lie. I love hearing their voices, telling me what they want for Christmas. Our top 3 items requested this year: sweatsuits, pots and pans, and socks. Like, these are so basic. I love that I can help!
 

Bluebird

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I also wanted to update that my groin flare is gone. I washed with hibiclens for a few days in the area, and did one long soak in the tub. It subsided without bursting through the skin, thank god.

Tomorrow is supposed to be my day off, but it ain’t happening. I have to get up at the ass crack of dawn to leave SirGawain’s house to pick up DarkKnight for work, then go right after to a meeting with the economic development office of our city. We’re going to be discussing our building purchase, and what help we can get from the city! I’m excited!!!

Afterward I have to drive to Waynesboro to pick up BeanBoy. He’s got orientation for a new job later, so I have to take him shopping and buy a new pair of shoes and some work pants. We’ll have lunch together and then the shopping trip. Then, back to DarkKnight’s work to pick him up at 3 pm, as he’s having a shortened day so I can then take BeanBoy to Chambersburg for the orientation at 4 pm. Then back to Waynesboro and finally home.

Maybe I can convince one of my guys to go with me to Chambersburg so I won’t be all alone while waiting for the orientation to be over. I finished reading Dune and I’m almost done with a book called More of Us to the West. I guess I could start something else.
 

Bluebird

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I am looking forward to the weekend! Earlier in the month, MisterMoonbeam surprised me with a 4-day getaway to the Outer Banks, and it starts tomorrow! I’ve never been, and we have a house in Rodanthe, steps away from a remote beach. This is my first stayover on a beach trip since PunkRock left me, so I am a little nervous but not overly so. MisterMoonbeam says we are solid, and we are both excited to have some time to spend practicing some rope.

The room in the house that he rented is completely private with a separate bathroom. The other spaces in the house have to share a bathroom, so he snagged the one that’s just ours. There’s no kitchen though, we just have a microwave and mini fridge, so I have to plan some meals that are a little different because it’s the off season and restaurants nearby are closed. There’s a hot tub on the shared porch with hammocks too! From what we can tell, Friday night and Saturday during the day are booked but the rest of the trip we have the space to ourselves.

Right now the plan is to get a couples massage at some point, as well as visit both the aquarium and a museum featuring information on shipwrecks. I am so very excited to have this getaway!
 

Vicki82

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Funny I didn't realize it was a real place but that reminds me of the Nicholas Sparks book. Hope you have a great trip!
 

Bluebird

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Funny I didn't realize it was a real place but that reminds me of the Nicholas Sparks book. Hope you have a great trip!
Yes it is a real place! Lol
 

icesong

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Oh! the outer banks are LOVELY in the off season. I'm not going this year - N. Myrtle Beach instead for the convenience of some of the people coming - but every few years we have a beach week with a bunch of friends taking over one of those big houses.
 

Bluebird

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We had enough time in the evening though, for me to enjoy some lazy time in the porch hammock, followed up by a dip in the hot tub. It’s directly next to our bedroom, so we enjoyed a rinse in our bathtub together afterward. ❤️

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I made a black/white/purple dessert tray to devour while we played a couple of games of Timeline. (I won both mini-tournaments!) We fell asleep around midnight and I can say I slept amazingly well! (We didn’t even eat half of these snacks - we aren’t that insane!)

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This morning we both woke up around 8 am, and I made a festive breakfast fruit tray, with vanilla yogurt for dipping. I’m writing this from an Adirondack chair outside and I’m going to maybe fall asleep again because the air is divine!

Terrible news though - I got my period AN ENTIRE WEEK EARLY. Like wtf?! Ugh.
 

Bluebird

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Evie

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Damn, Bluebird, those beach photos look professional! You look so happy, too!!!!
 

Bluebird

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MisterMoonbeam has an amazing camera! The selfie is from my iPhone lol
 

Bluebird

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Nothing like sunshine to bring out my freckles!

MisterMoonbeam and I are on our way back home. I wish we had another day, because we are both exhausted! I can’t sleep in the car without getting sick, so I’m kinda dozing, kinda not. However, he’s driving, so I gotta stay awake to keep him alert.

At the moment I am writing this from a rest stop parking lot. I just looked up and saw my man across the way at a vending machine . Squeeeee! He looks fine! Glad he’s coming back to my car. Damn. If we had a hotel room I’d eat his face.
 

Bluebird

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#Home
 

Bluebird

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I’m afraid to even start writing my to-do list. I can’t sit on my couch right now because it is absolutely buried in brand new winter coats for the community, and there’s a big pile of Amazon packages between me and it, that I believe are full of board games for a local nursing home rec room. I haven’t actually opened the door to the overflow room yet because DarkKnight said there’s no way to enter, as donations have overwhelmed the table, the floor and the tops of the washer & dryer. I have a few voicemails on my phone from seniors wanting Christmas gifts, and the Facebook message folder on my app for the Blessing Box is obscene. The one at the very top is from a donor who says she has 15-20 more new winter coats and lots of toys to drop off today.

Imma just stay in bed for now. I need to shower, but I’m going to wait an hour and just pretend that there’s nothing I need to do except complete the next challenge on my Nonograms app.
 
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