Monday, February 27, 2012

Morningwood Monday

What a weekend!

I am still recovering from a chest infection and follow-up cold so I spent a large portion of the weekend in bed. Relaxing, I swear!
Somedays its more than the coffee
that really gets me going...
The husband worked hard and got all sweaty moving stones and hand tilling the garden. It was lovely. (wink)

Which brings us to today...lascivious thoughts starting out my workweek. Good thing I usually sit behind a desk!
I want to trim his hair, but the come
hither face wins points for me.
Something about BG...he is usally cute,
but now and then he hits the HOT
meter like something dangerous. Mmph.
I want to trace that treasure trail with my tongue cause I
know there is a prize waiting for my efforts!
Perhaps for a new houseboy? The Mistress keeps
taking them back when they follow me home.
He looks big and dumb, just how
I like them...

Off I go, to that lovely place I call work.

Drop by, keep me company! I promise stimulating conversations....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fruitcake Friday!

Ah Friday! It has been a pretty good week, so I am in a perky mood.

Perky moods call for fruitcake!

A dear friend's husband wears kilts daily. He is definitely
fruitcake material, even if he is straight. ish.
The Santa Speedo run draws fruitcakes
from all over. These boys are nuts.
Circus people creep me out. If it weren't
for the fact that they are funny too,
I would think they are too creepy
to be fruitcake.
I love furry men and men in fur, but
this pic qualifies as fruitcake for sure.
Props to the artist that 'shopped the costume on this guy.
One of my favorite actors and definitely a fruitcake.
If you have never seen him conversing about
his cock ring under his kilt, you are
seriously missing out.

Do you recognize him in this outfit?

I do so hope your Friday is splendid!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Bumpday!

Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

When you can see your lover's need
and his eyes say crawl a little closer
when he pouts because the office is calling
and tells you he will smolder here waiting for your return

Monday, February 20, 2012

Morningwood Monday

Oh I do so love a three day weekend.

One day for serious chores, one day for relaxing and one day for playing hard!

Guess which day today is?

J@v@ - that all important morning fuel!
He has a rocket in his pocket for me!
Being a man means a built in
towel rack in the morning
He tried to sleep in, but after I pulled the covers off,
I reminded him why it would be fun to wake up...
Hunger games - taken to a whole new level.
His PJs can barely contain his piece of morning wood.
I think he should let it out and bounce it on my lips.
Have a great Monday - I know I will!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sundays are for Worship...

Most Christians do it Sunday. Most Jews do it Saturday.

What day do you do it? Do you even do it? Do you worship?

LOLOL I can just imagine the stonemasons
face when he was told what he was going
to carve!

I worship many things, at least as far as worship can be defined as the reverent attention or regard of something.

Humanity, nature, men, women, my husband if the mood is right...all are things I worship and revere.

Worship comes in many flavors and sizes. If you have been paying attention to the blog over time, it will come as no surprise for me to state I am not a religious person. This doesn't mean I do not hold some things in reverence. I just do it my own way :)

I made a conscious decision last October that I was going to recapture the parts of my spirituality that I had abandoned. I had become a little calloused towards honest heart-felt spirituality and I realized this had stopped some parts of my growth as a human being.

So, three things I have brought back into my life lately - important enough that I wish to share them...

Spending time in nature, preferably unclothed,
is as close as I can come to truly feeling
at one with the world around me.
I can spend long hours doing nothing but contemplate trees.
Listening to nature as it lives and moves around you,
trying to see with your hands and ears,
feeling the breeze lick your face.
Touching or holding another human, and not in a sexual way,
can be an incredibly profound spiritual experience.
recently my husband described for me how safe he felt
when another man half snuggled and napped with
him on a couch during a break this past weekend.
Non-sexual touch is something I missed painfully
without recognizing the source of the pain.
Meditation - a practice I turned away from in favor of a busy life 20
years ago, is once again becoming a part of my daily experiences.

There was a time in my life where I could mediate for upwards of
45 minutes at a time. Not long by the standard of monks,
but for me, at that time, it was huge.
Today, as I reteach myself this skill I am finding it
difficult to meditate for more than 10 minutes at a time.
To me this says I definitely need more practice.

If you don't worship anything, and I don't mean religion, ask yourself why not?
Atheism isn't an excuse - I know many atheists who revere things - science, nature, freedom of thought.
Think about it.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday is Housecleaning day....

Author and blogger-friend Eric Arvin has started a new posting game at his blog... Song & Man.

It has inspired me to listen to fun music while I clean today. I am rounding up the houseboys and its about time to get to work!
Houseboys taking care of last minute business
before I put them to work
My floors need scrubbing,
I am going to enjoy him on his knees.
He is supposed to be taking the spring furniture
out of the garden shed, not lounging!
My bookshelves are out of order, so I
acquired a part time librarian.
He is helping me change the bedding...yeah that's it.
Thank god he is moving the hay to the garden beds!
My back hurts just looking at hay bales.
After chores, he is going to help me touch up my roots....
and after my hair is done, he is going to help
me with a new exercise regimen...

 So many things to do today, so little time. Thank goodness the boys are back....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Humpday Fun!

I ignored the red day yesterday (and Mistress Maddie did a lovely post) - you see, I don't celebrate V-Day, except to encourage HIV testing in our community...

Go get tested! Today!

K, that's outta the way...on to the Humps...

This one is nice, and I picked it for its similarity to a
Staff's hump this past weekend. Every time that
man walked by me I wanted to
rip his jeans off and bite down on that ass.
It was just that fantastic.
I love the group showers at the camp we were at.
Bathing with other men is so pleasant.
And I do not mean anything at all
naughty about that - it is just one of
those things that if the atmosphere is
right, it is safe feeling and natural.
This fella looks like he could use some help staying balanced -
say a finger or three in the right place...
The house boy is testing out the new shower bench.
Isn't it sweet of him to get it ready for me?
Oh em gee. I think he needs to check my pulse
after looking at this pic for a minute or three.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I'm Back!

So, I mentioned I was away supporting a men's retreat this past weekend.

Wow am I tired. Wow was it worth it.

The Mankind Project (MKP), which I was supporting, is one of those organizations that developed during the men's movement in the '70s & '80s in the US. When men began to realize there was more to life than corporate clones and mimicking the unhealthy behavior their fathers and father's fathers had passed down.

I was working as a part of the support team called Men of Service (MOS). MOS men are behind the scenes of the initiation weekend and do not interact with the men attending the retreat until late in the day on the final day of the experience. MOS cook, clean, nurture and support the staff men who are facilitating the workshop. It is a seriously important part of the work, it is very taxing, and it feels amazing to know your team has helped 100 men heal by removing the distractions of food prep/self care from the minds of the participants and staff. This past weekend, my husband was participating as a staff facilitator - which made my MOS experience even more intense for me.

I am staffing, as in helping in the facilitating, a weekend coming up in March, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. This will be my first staffing experience through MKP, though I have over 25 years of experience in facilitating workshops, men's retreats and social support groups.

The March Tucson weekend is what MKP calls a Gateway New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA). Gateways are for specific populations of men - men of color, gay/bi/questioning/trans ftm, Spanish Speaking, Younger Men, etc. I attended a Gateway for gay/bi/questioning/trans ftm men in October 2011.

Understand, all false modesty aside, I consider myself an evolved, empowered and emotionally developed man, who has spent decades on self awareness and self development, and this is a focus of my professional life - community development from a community member transformational participatory level ('grass roots').

I was still transformed and changed in ways I did not anticipate; I communicated things that I had not brought to light in 30 years; I grew tremendously over that weekend.

There were all ranges of ages, sizes, colors and physical types on my weekend, in staff and in initiates. Gateways are designed such that the standard ratios in the community at large are reversed - so for my weekend, 90% of the staff were gay/bi/trans men and 10% were hetero allies of the gay community. This will be true in March in Tucson as well.

My husband attended a standard NWTA, not a gateway and his experience was just as transformational for him - he has said in some ways he is glad he went through with a lot of straight men, it helped heal old wounds and it helped him see that straight men are not always the threat they seem.

I encourage any man who finds self development and spiritual growth an important part of his life to attend a NWTA. It is not a cult - it is simply a step along the path for any man in his transformational journey through life.

This excerpt from the Norcal MKP website says some of it well...
What Is The New Warrior?
Men have been warriors since the beginning of time and every man has his warrior side. But social forces pressure many to repress this part of themselves. They unconsciously substitute a distorted shadow for the healthy warrior energy so essential to sustaining individual and communal balance.

The New Warrior is a man who has confronted this destructive "shadow" form and has achieved hard-won ownership of the highly focused, aggressive energy that empowers and shapes the inner masculine self. Sustained by this new energy, the New Warrior is at once tough and loving, wild and gentle, fierce and tolerant. He lives passionately and compassionately, because he has learned to live his mission with integrity, and without apology.

Our Statement of Purpose
"We are an order of men called to reclaim the sacred masculine for our time through initiation, training, and action in the world."

Like a stone dropping into a pond, the New Warrior Training sends ripples through the lives of men, their families, and their communities.
If you are interested in finding out more, go here (the community to which I belong) or here (the National website), and look for a community near you.

While there are detractors out there (like the nutter Throckmorten) who have less than pleasant things to say about MKP, the vast majority of information out there is positive. I encourage you to look into it.

There are communities of MKP all over the US and abroad - there is probably a NWTA somewhere near you - and if you are interested in the March Gay/Bi Gateway NWTA here is a link; there are several Gateways held every year.

Talk at you again soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sexy Chef Saturday!

Sexy Chef Saturday!

While I am slaving away cooking for men and supporting the staff and attendees at this retreat, I offer up to you a delicious selection of four sexy chefs for your consideration!  All four of these men are hot looking and hot in the kitchen! I wouldn't mind trading recipes with any of them!