I feel better today than I have in a few weeks. I have had the energy to get up early for breakfast with Remus, to make the guest bed (that’s taken almost 3 weeks), make our bed, gather the laundry, sort it, wash most of it so far today, clean the kitchen, fill the dishwasher and run it, make lunch and put some detritus of living away where it belongs. I might even get out to get a few groceries, but I already have plans for dinner and hope to finish the laundry and put it all away.

Remus and I had this really lovely day last weekend that’s been on my mind. We got up for a retreat Saturday am. We love to sit with our friends and meditate. It was a great way to start the day. We came back and enjoyed a lunch together. After that we got going into town for a tea date with another couple. I think I mentioned this a few days ago. We had a good talk but the subject of playing together was never really broached beyond making a play date some time after my surgery. A Valentines dinner party was also mentioned. We had a very nice visit otherwise. After this, the four of us went to a party. We have a great time catching up with old friends and meeting some new folk too. It was a lively social gathering. We had music, food, games…it was a fun night for me. It was even great to see Remus’s ex and her new partner there. Neither acknowledged me, nor Remus that I saw, but she seemed pretty relaxed and the night seemed relatively tension free. No radiating rage and hatred, just a little tension. I was happy about that and happy to let her set the pace of being in a social setting together. If she didn’t want to acknowledge us, then I just let it be without any discomfort. It would be nice for the communities we share to be even more relaxed together…hopefully that will come in time, but this is the first time in over a year we’ve shared a social event. I was relieved it went well and I don’t think it was particularly noticeable to anyone that there was any elephant in the room beyond the four of us. We went home feeling happy with our day.

This weekend should prove just as fun. We’ve got a special event planned for lunch. It’s a surprise, so I’ll say no more about it until afterward…but it will involve seeing my friends, some of whom I’ve not had time to see in months. It will be great to see them all! Afterward, Remus and I have to scoot right back home because we are hosting a kinky party. Got my garb picked out, have the furniture lay out planned, and my potluck item planned. I am really looking forward to it. I am even enjoying the process of getting the house in order for our company.

The only thing weighing on my mind is course work…but otherwise, my whole week to come is full of fun, enjoyable things to do.


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