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Pussy Bondage

I’m buried in preparations for my upcoming trip, but I thought I’d post a photo I came across a while back that made me chuckle — I’m sure that it will do the same for you…

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Rainy Day Afternoon Tea

Lilac Blooms

I am enjoying a serene and peaceful break outside on my porch this afternoon; with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea, a croissant and a ripe juicy summer peach. There is a quiet rain falling and the air smells fresh and clean. There is an occasional deep rumble of thunder in the distance.

The lilacs are just finishing their run, while the little tree in my yard is heavy with blushing pink blooms that will continue to darken into deep pink flowers over the next few days. The neighbourhood morning doves are cooing from their nearby perch, while a few robins are hopping across the lawn, searching for worms. My cat Tigger sits contentedly on the stone parapet, watching the wildlife with amusement.

There are times like this that I truly love being able to work from my home studio and to be able to take time out to enjoy quiet moments such as these…

Capuccino in the Afternoon

Frothy capuccino

What a gorgeous late spring afternoon — it’s a balmy 25°C in the shade. I’m comfortably set up on my wifi Apple laptop on my lounge chair overlooking my yard and enjoying some light classical music, with the sounds of the neighbourhood birds in the background. I’m enjoying the luxury of a frothy french vanilla capuccino, along with a pair of sinfully delicious imported biscotti – in double chocolate and orange cranberry flavours. Yum!

My oldest cat, Tigger, has decided to keep me company and is amusing herself watching the birds and the local wild suburban bunny that visits my lawn from time to time. All in all, a wonderful way to relax and catch up on my blog for my faithful readers…

Let’s see, on the evening of Wednesday May 2nd, I had a personal interview scheduled with a potential submissive. I was interested in him because he was a fan of chastity and even had his own chastity device. Unfortunately, he was not much of a social person and it didn’t look like it would be a good fit, compatibility-wise. Which is a shame, because I was looking forward to locking up some poor unfortunate sub or slave and having control over his cock and balls… especially one who cannot control his masturbation habits!

On Thursday May 3rd, I was also lucky enough to enjoy a delightful dinner with Kate & Jeanne of Halfway Creations, from the Maritimes, as they were travelling through Montreal on their way to Ontario. They are also well-known from their appearance on the fifth season of Showcase’s Kink TV show. It was wonderful to finally meet them in person, as I had been looking forward to doing so when I was supposed to go to the Maritimes back in March; but that had to be cancelled when I got sick. (I picked up a few toys from them, but will discuss that further in another blog posting.) I am looking forward to visiting their place the next time I drive out to Nova Scotia.

On Friday May 4th, several of my kinky friends and I were planning on going to see the new Spiderman 3 movie. Unfortunately, things got delayed and some had to drop out, and by the time we got the movie theater, the night’s screenings were already sold out. So a change of plans was in order; Sir Michael, myself and my submissive boy toriko drove downtown to check out the launch of the new Fétiche Store. This is a new enterprise by Isabeau, the lovely lady who organizes some of the best Fetish Balls the city of Montreal has ever seen (see some of my previous reviews).

There was quite the crowd in attendance at the store launch, and we were treated to some mango martinis as we arrived. We perused the store and checked out the wonderful variety of kinky toys, implements and leather and latex clothing that were for sale.

Sir Michael and I spent quite some time in the back of the store, checking out some of the floggers and paddles — he finally decided on a smaller and more portable leather flogger to add to his personal collection. My eye was caught by some of the gorgeous toys in the glass display case and succumbed to the temptation — again, I’ll be doing a special post on my newest kinky toy acquisitions in the very near future.

The next morning, I came down with a really nasty cold — just as I was getting significantly better from my original virus attack. My submissive toriko also caught the same bug and it showed up the same morning, so we spent the rest of the weekend taking it easy. Closest I can figure is that we must have caught it the last time we were together at that wild playparty in late April — however I seemed to have caught it much worse, since my immune system is still not up to par. Again, spent the better part of the week in bed, stuffed up and coughing again.

By Friday May 11th, I was feeling a tiny bit better, so I ventured out for a casual quiet picnic lunch in the park with submissive “r”, the one I spent a bit of time with at last month’s play party. As I mentioned before, he was recently let go by his previous Owner and has been having a difficult time coping with it all; and I had offered a friendly ear for him to talk some of it out his system. It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon in the park and we watched the many pigeons and squirrels, as well as the many people walking all sizes and shapes of dogs. We caught sight of a rare white albino squirrel and laughed when we saw a “subbie squirrel” who seemed to have a soft hair scrunchie around his neck — because it looked like a tiny collar!

We finally wrapped things up as the sun was going down, as it was starting to get quite a bit cooler. My toes and feet were quite chilled, so “r” rubbed my feet to warm them up before putting my sandals back on for me. We talked about many things that afternoon and I quite enjoyed his company. I hope that we will be able to have many more discussions in the future, as I believe that he could use a little bit of gentle guidance as he gets back on his life path.

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Well, the sun is setting now, with delicate drifting clouds of pale blue and pink — and the evening air is slowly cooling off, so I really should be heading inside before I get too chilled and have something to eat as well. I hope you’ve enjoyed the afternoon’s account of this month’s kinky adventures so far, as much as I enjoyed the time I spent writing them.

More black leather… Ummmmm!

Black leather couch

I kinda strained my back yesterday, as my neighbour’s hedge was really starting to crowd our driveway, and so I trimmed our side of it — as he had already given me permission to do so if it ever bothered me.

While I was at it, I also trimmed the cedar bushes on either side of my front entry, as well as the mock orange bushes in front of the house. Then I got inspired to use the weed-wacker to trim underneath the edge of the hedge, as it was becoming overgrown as well. So between all of that and then raking all the debris up, I overdid things a bit and was feeling rather achy last night; so I needed to dig out my heating pad to soothe some strained back muscles.

Today consists mainly of trying to clean out the living room, to make way for a new black leather couch, which is due to arrive tomorrow. I got my existing couch secondhand and I had it for a good 8-9 years. The couch was supremely comfy but had a very ugly fabric upholstery; which was remedied with the use of a nice golden velvet cover and some gold and black cushions. However, some of it’s coils and webbing finally bit the dust and caused a major sinkhole in one end — so it’s time to say a final “adieu” to it.

I already have two black leather rocking Captain’s style chairs with matching rocking footrests, so at least everything should meld together relatively well. I was originally looking at this other couch that was on sale at the same store, but when I checked it out in person, I realize it was covered in microfiber — very nice, but deadly in a house with three cats. It would be like having a giant lintbrush in my living room…. not a good idea. The leather should discourage any major furry deposits and I’m not worried about them scratching it, as I have the cats well trained to use their scratching posts.

The new leather couch is extremely comfy — which is an absolute *must* for me. I need to be able to sink into it and Michael needs to be able to stretch out on it, as he occasionally falls asleep watching TV. The armrests have built in pillow-like cushions, as I detest straight sided ones, as they do not lend themselves to curling up in the corner with a good book.

So, anyway — back to work on clearing out a path to the living room for the delivery guys… Better put on some good music to get me moving!

~ Mistress Jade

Two days — and such a contrast between them…

Afternoon Tea

June 6th would have been my Dad’s 85th birthday. I miss him so much…

The loss of Michael’s Dad has brought many of the same feelings of loss from when my own Dad passed away, a little over two years ago. So many things remind me of them both…

I busied my mind with many little things during the day, to try and keep it occupied, so that I would not be dragged down and feel miserable.

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My sleep cycle is screwed up again, so in an attempt to reverse it, I stayed up all night and all day.

When dawn arrived on June 7th, I was reminded that it was the 10th anniversary of my most famous and award-winning website. (I’d mention it, but it would be a dead give-away and I still have to be careful of my vanilla identity, however some of my local kink friends are aware of it.)

For the longest time, I had wanted this day to be a real celebration of that achievement, however, after how melancholy I was feeling the day before, I decided that I needed time for me; and that it was only a website, and a day here or there was not going to be a big thing in the big scheme of things. Concentrate on the “here and now” is how I get by sometimes nowaday…

I was feeling rather energetic as the dawn arose and I got some small tasks out of the way. The front lawn was getting rather tall and I decided that I would rather do it myself rather than wait forever for a certain someone else to maybe get around to doing it.

Of course, I had to wait until a more reasonable hour to start mowing, so I wouldn’t freak the neighbours. Luckily it wasn’t too warm out and I had my iPod and my speacial sound-cancelling headphones to make it slightly more enjoyable. At least I got a good work-out from it.

Afterwards, I gave my Saturn a good washing-down, as it had been overdue, then hosed the driveway down of dust and grass trimmings that had been blown over by the breeze. I also hosed down my front patio of some of the leftover potting soil from when I did some transplanting last week.

I then went on to improving the little corner I had set up for myself — installing a bigger and more comfy cushion on my chaise longue and bringing out a tall stool to act as a small tabletop. I brought out my new iPod, this time with my tiny black Sony speakers and chose one of my classical music playlists. I also prepared myself an early light brunch composed of a sandwich, a delicate imported Italian chocolate croissant and a big mug of Earl Grey tea. Last, but not least was my camp hat and my new paperback.

For the longest time, I just enjoyed the sounds of the myriad of songbirds that frequent my neighbourhood, with my sunhat drawn down to shade my eyes, since the sun was now starting to come over the house into the front yard. My oldest cat, Tigger, kept me company — she’s been enjoying being allowed outside a lot more this year, since she has been really good at sticking close to the house. (She was raised as an indoor cat and I’ve never wanted to take chances with her safety.)

After resting for a while, I decided to start on my new book, which I had recently bought on sale – “The DaVinci Code”. I had wanted to read it quite a while ago, but wasn’t prepared to pay hardcover prices for it. I spent the rest of the afternoon reading through the first half of the book, with a background of light classical music, until I was too exhausted to stay awake any longer.

I slept for at least 12 hours and awoke early this morning, at around 6am. I decided to finish reading the rest of my book, which turned out to be a fairly interesting and fast-paced mystery novel. (I’m really not into traditional religions, so the book’s basic premise did not cause me any major spiritual contentions.)

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I got an email from my “babyboi” sub today, he’s recently finished school and might be available this weekend. That would be nice, it’s been too long since we’ve spent time together and it would do us both some good. Besides, the back lawn still needs mowing!

~ Mistress Jade

Life must go on…

My Powerbook Laptop

Beverage of the moment: Peach Apricot Honeybush Tea

Seems like I can never find a peaceful moment to catch up with my blogging lately; but I’ve finally carved out a hour’s time for myself, so here goes…

Once again, here I sit at my laptop, sipping my Peach Apricot Honeybush tea and nibbling on fresh clementines, while listening to some calming classical music (Delibes’ Flower Duet), putting my thoughts in digital form. The oldest of my cats, Tigger, has seen me settling in and has decided to join me, hoping for the occasional scritchie as I pause to collect my thoughts.

The past two weeks have had an undercurrent of tension, as my partner’s father has been in the hospital. He’s even undergone surgery, but is suffering from various complications and infections. He can’t really even speak since he is now hooked up to a respirator and has various tubes and such, so one can’t even hold a conversation with him. Michael has been visiting him every evening, tag-teaming with his mother who spends the majority of the day with him. His oldest brother is even flying in from the States this evening to spend the weekend here, so that he can see his Dad himself. He will be coming back up around Christmas, but wanted to see the situation for himself.

I have been hesitant to visit the hospital too much, as it still reminds me too much of my own father’s loss — one that is still rather fresh in my memories. I am fearful for Michael’s father, as his parents have been so very close and supportive to me over the years. I was also worried that I might be coming down with a cold, and since he was in isolation, and now in ICU, I didn’t want to take any chances, even with all visitors being gowned, gloved and masked…

On another note; I did enjoy a wonderful long phone conversation with one of my long-time best friend, Lady Katana, last night. I called her earlier in the evening, but she was on the line with her boyfriend and said she would call me back. Of course, that was more like 1:30am, but knowing me well enough, she was pretty positive that I would still be up — and she was right. We talked for more than 3 hours about all kinds of stuff in our lives, and it did me *so* much good to catch up with her. She has always been such a good friend with whom I can share so many secrets and have heart-to-heart talks with — I can’t imagine how my life would be without her…

Lady Katana and I hope to spend some time again together this coming week; but this time in person. Possibly to go shopping at the local big Chapters bookstore, so she can pick up some Christmas gifts for her extensive family. I haven’t been there in several months, so it will be nice to peruse the shelves once again. Bookstores can be so *dangerous* for me; I always want to bring so many of them home with me, but I have to watch my budget this year, as I still have half of my new laptop to pay off.

Speaking of which, the laptop that I ordered for myself as a combination birthday and Christmas present arrived on November 18th. It is a top-of-the-line custom-configured Apple laptop; with a processor speed of 1.67 Mgz, with 100 GB hard drive and 512 MB of RAM (I’ll be adding more RAM later); it also has a built-in CD and DVD burner. I’ve been happily playing around with it since; loading up all my various software applications, games and such; I haven’t even got around to transferring all my data yet as I’ve been so busy with web work. I’ve also loaned it several times for Michael to bring to the hospital with him, so that he could pass time more easily rather than trying to read old magazines.

The other day, as a treat, Michael loaded up Diablo II on the new laptop and networked the two laptops together, so that we could play for a few hours. (I think it’s been something like over 2 years since we last got to play a networked game together.) We propped ourselves up side-by-side, with tons of pillows in the waterbed and I stocked us up with some Glosette peanuts and mini Oh Henrys for nibbling. It was a wonderful evening of fun where we could just forget all our cares for a little while…

Well, I must be going for now; I still have so much web work to do. I still plan on reviewing my last weekend’s activities, when I have a bit more free time…

~ Mistress Jade Dragon

Choosing Zen over fetish…

Zen Moon

A quiet night.
Full moon.
Gentle summer rain.
The relaxing sound of crickets.

All the ingredients to take time out to enjoy a Zen evening for myself. I could have gone to the regular fetish event tonight, but decided against it; and now I know why…

This moment in time.

It is refreshingly cool out this evening; a welcome change after weeks of muggy summer weather. I take the time to bring out my luxuries; a curly sheepskin hide to throw over my lounge chair, a golden faux fur throw blanket, a half dozen candles to read by, and lastly, one of my oriental dragon mugs full of jasmine green tea.

The candles illuminate the pages of my book, as I slowly savour the taste of the tea as it warms my throat and it’s delicate jasmine scent fills my senses.

Two of my cats join me, sitting like mirror images of each other on both sides of the stone parapet — like ancient Egyptian guards, with their eyes reflecting both the candles and the moonlight.

I stop reading and put my book down on my lap.

The air smells so sweet after the rain.

I hear lone raindrops as they drip from the cedar and the pine trees. Wet diamonds sparkle among the grass in the moonlight.

Serenity.