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Another Island, in Pictures

Dec 9, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 2

Grand Cayman There were six ships in port the day we spent in Grand Cayman, but it didn’t feel crowded or hectic to me as Cozumel did (we’d visit Cozumel the next day.) It’s a lovely little island, but, because of its position as a British territory, it is vastly different than Jamaica or the islands off Mexico. More like “home” – whether that’s a good or bad thing I don’t know. We had scheduled a horseback riding excursion with a woman that had lived on the island her entire life, raising and riding horses for most of it. As usual, click thru for commentary if you’re interested. And these last two images I had to post together. Adam and his horse were particularly well-suited. Both big-boned, sweet-natured, slow and steady, and always with an eye out for a snack or a nap.  

Aaaand it’s already Friday.

Dec 7, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 2

Days are so short when you have nothing that you have to do. I go to sleep each night thinking, “tomorrow I will post some pictures and words about our trip,” and every morning I’m already off and running before I take the time to sit and write. It’s not like I’m not relaxing – I’m doing a lot of that too. But our days are curiously filled with activities as well. Three islands in three days has kept us moving for sure. But we’ve been busy on the ship too, following around our favorite musical acts: a female vocalist/guitarist with a voice like an angel, a string trio from Bellarus playing classical music that is absolutely divine, and a jazz trio that we’ve stayed up later than we should just to listen to. “Later than we should.” Hah. What a couple of old people we are! But it’s beenRead more …

A Sea Day

Dec 4, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 1

I don’t have a lot of pictures today…or maybe any…? No wait, there are a few. Fun ones, silly ones, not pretty scenery or anything, because we’ve spent the day at sea. Though to me, the sea, simple, unending, impossibly blue, stretching as far as the eye can see without a cloud or spit of land in sight, is as beautiful as any scenery anywhere. But no, I won’t bore ya’ll with a dozen images of blue Caribbean water. We started the day by spending an hour or so in the firness center. I would never have thought that I’d be someone that would spend a MINUTE of vacation in a gym, but…hell, it’s at the top of the ship, looking out over the sea… Also, in a week of 24/7 couplehood – as much as I enjoy time with Adam – I needed an hour or so in myRead more …

Two Weeks-at-a-Glance

Jul 28, 2018 | Posted by in Being Poly, Everyday Jade, Kinky Stuff, Relationship Stuff | 2

I started using a daily journaling app on my phone so I can quickly jot down what I do each day. Not journaling like here, but more bullet points to jog my memory. Or that I can refer back to when I’m struggling to remember what the heck I did last Thursday, or what happened on a certain play date (“Was that the time you made me push the ball around on the floor, or the time I had to roll the dice to see what implement you were going to use next?”) The cool thing is that it connects with my calendar, the gps on my phone, with Facebook and my photos app automatically. It has an activity feed that shows where I was when, and pulls in any FB posts or pictures I took, and then I review it, decide if I want to keep it, or atRead more …

Jun 8, 2018 | Posted by in Every Damn Day in June, Everyday Jade | 0

I actually managed to get up and stay up at 6am this morning. Now, I was at V’s, and his alarm goes off at 5:15 or 5:30, and we lay there and snuggle and slowly wake up until he leaves the the bed between 5:45 and 6, so it’s a bit different than when I’m home alone at my house. When I try to do that “wake up slow” routine when I’m alone, I just fall back to sleep. At his house, for some reason, it’s easier. But still. This is the first time in months that I’ve actually got up and done my whole morning routine: Drink water. Do stretches. Practice mindfulness/do my devotion. Take my pills. Start my day. With this writing challenge, I want to add morning writing to that as well. Today I left V’s early so I could get in to my office and write,Read more …

Unexpected

Every damn day, right? I think I have more “profound” thoughts first thing in the AM, but my morning was spent making breakfast for V, getting a little whacking-at-my-request from him, and then seeing him off while I went outside to work in the yard before it got too hot. That was five hours and four garbage bins full of weeds ago. The backyard looks neater, if not green, because it’s never really had grass growing in it. But we have tiger lilies and I planted hostas, and now I have a raised bed full of vegetables that are actually growing. Like CRAZY. So I’m happy with my day’s labor. If a bit sore. Adam just got here with soaker hoses, a splitter and a timer, too, to automate the watering process. And now we are looking at sod for a small, square piece of the yard. I’m not aRead more …

Primaries and Hierarchical Poly

May 25, 2018 | Posted by in Being Poly, Everyday Jade | 1

I’ve been doing a lot of painting lately, which lends itself to a lot of rumination. And what I’ve been pondering the last few weeks is the notion of “primaries,” in relationship structure. In particular, my relationship structure with Adam. Adam and I have been living apart for some time now (a little over a year.) And as I’ve noted, I really enjoy my solo life – and in addition, I enjoy the time I do spend with him a lot more. I’ve finally structured my life in a way that works for me: I see V twice a week, with him over at my house 2 Mondays a month and one weekend night (I’d like this to be more flexible, with some daytime activities or additional time thrown in there, but for now I am okay with things); I see Adam one weekend night and one weekend day, plusRead more …

And finally, Z

May 24, 2018 | Posted by in A-Z Blogging Challenge, Everyday Jade | 1

I know, I know, it’s been so long that ya’ll forgot I was still doing the alphabet. Sorry about that. Had a little technical difficulty with the photo upload. BUT! Here they are, at last, and here we are, at last, at the letter Z. Z is for Zion Zion National Park, that is. This park has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, I think since I lived in Salt Lake City, when my eldest was a toddler. I never got to go (got back together with his father and so of course my whole life fell apart again, but that’s an old, boring tale.) This tale has a lot more going for it. I am so sad we only had one day there, but eternally grateful that Adam knows me so damn well that he single-handedly made this little side jaunt from VegasRead more …

Moving along in the alphabet…

Sooo…I got as far as “U” before life intervened again and blogging fell by the wayside. I had actually written words up to “X” but just couldn’t find the time to edit images to go with them and actually get them posted. By now they feel outdated. So, maybe I will just do a wrap-up and leave it at that… But seriously. This has been my life: 7 am – wake 8 – 5 am – work 6 – whenever – work on O & E’s house 9 or 10 pm – home to bed This is the first evening I took off to do the things I need to do: plant my garden, spend time with Adam, think about something other than tasks and projects at O & E’s. It’s weird being this involved in the renovation, sale and purchase of homes that aren’t mine…that have been made veryRead more …

S, T, U…

OMG I have been running non-stop since the Thursday before last. The last update I made, as I sat poolside in Vegas, may have been the last moment I had to just sit and contemplate things until now, and even now I am sneaking in this writing while I am at work. So yeah, the #AtoZBloggingChallenge fell by the wayside — though I kept up (more or less) with my daily orgasms, which effort may be chronicled here in future if I ever get time to do so. BUT…since I still have one day left in April, I thought I’d try to fill in the alphabet gaps between the letter R and the letter Z in one extended blog post. Just because. Author’s note: I only got through to U before I had to take a break. Sooo…there will be more to come, because I’m stubborn like that! S isRead more …