Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Honeymooner Myth

Words to Live By

I remember when I was younger and my mother used to say, "A man can work from Sun to Sun, but a woman's work is never done."  I thought she was so clever to come up with such a saying (although I was young and was probably more impressed at the time with the way she made it rhyme as opposed to the actual message).  Later, the words would sink in as I watched her juggle a full-time job and everything else that life encompassed - a marriage, a house, three kids and a dog, to mention a few.

Then one day she sat me down and wanted me to watch a show on TV that she said was a favorite of hers - The Honeymooners.  It was in black and white and at first I thought that our television had broken.  Where was the color?

It was during that show that I heard that famous rhyme again, this time spoken by someone else.  It was one of those "heeeey" moments that made me laugh.  Still, I was always so impressed with her and her energy that I convinced myself that those TV people must have stolen that line from my mom and not the other way around. 

Not a Myth - More Like a Legend
She was an inspiration to me and part of the reason why I think I've not only developed a good work ethic, but a good sense of humor - even through the not-so-great moments that life can often throw our way.  She gave me strength - an inner strength that enables me to weather storms gracefully, to persevere through difficulties with a smile and to not be so hard on myself when things don't go exactly as I had planned.  An invaluable lesson. 

The reason I mention this is because this past week I was so busy and I found it really difficult to juggle and keep up with all of my various obligations, not to mention having to swallow my pride a few times.  We all have those moments when we don't feel completely in control of our lives, but even those moments are only temporary - nothing stays exactly the same forever.  And now I'm back with a vengeance. 

My schedule and my dedication are back on track.  I'll be posting a schedule this Monday - some mornings and some evenings (Sun to Sun).  They'll be time for writing, working, studying as well as time for fun, relaxation and some naughty pleasures as well.

One of my pursuits will also be making time to enjoy the local pool where I plan on finishing up my latest short story, "Tan Lines," which I'll be posting soon.  If you're a VIP, you'll be getting a sneak peak in your email box soon (part of the perks of VIP status).

As for now, it's a semi-sunny Sunday morning that's cool and a bit breezy (weird for July in Jersey) and I'm going to just sit back, finish my morning coffee and enjoy the sound of my wind chimes jingling in the wind - all while I sit and wait for the phone to ring.  Life is good.

xxo Ashley

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Week - New Schedule - and Super Hot Weather

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!  But just because the Fourth has passed doesn't mean the fireworks have to stop.  The weather this week is hot, hot, hot - which means that aside from a quick trip to the local pool, I'll be staying inside in the AC. 

It's not that I don't like hot weather, but this week is going to be BH - beyond hot - and since there are storms on the way it's also muggy, and if I'm going to work up a sweat, I'd much rather do it indoors in the vertical position (or other positions come to mind too).

While I'm trying to juggle jobs, obligations and various projects I have in the works, I've really tried to make time for NF - at least 6 days a week and sometimes 7.  I try to accommodate everyone's schedules - so there are some morning hours and some evening hours - and then of course weekend morning ('cause who doesn't want to wake up and get busy on the weekends - duh!).

If you'd like to check out my schedule for this week, click here, and hopefully you'll find a day/time that works with your schedule.  Of course, you can always email me on NF to see if I'll be around on a specific day/time - if it works for me, then I'll email you back and we'll have a date!

Well, it's a bit slow this morning - I'm sure that a lot of people are on vacation this week, but I'm hoping that enough of you are around to keep me busy.   For some reason I'm so much more playful in summer - must be the lack of clothes.  In a fashion sense, clothes can be fun, but when it comes to playing I want to be naked so I can feel every inch of you on every inch of me - yum!   That is of course when I'm not indulging in my favorite fetish - feeling your probing hands caress my body through some soft, silky or lacy clothes (tee hee).

Well I'm off to the other half of my computer to write more and check emails and do all that fun stuff.  I hope you call to "distract" me :).

xxo Ashley

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Slow Thunderous Night

It's a shame you know ... there's nothing hotter (to me anyway) than getting frisky during a good thunder and lightning storm, especially when the lights get knocked out (i bet that's where the term knocked-up came from ... well maybe not).

But I guess that's just me, 'cause (cricket, cricket, cricket) it's been pretty damn quite on NF tonight.  Then again, I know it's Fourth of July week (didn't it start out as just a day?) and people are on vacation because technically they only have to use four days of vacation.  Yes, I do remember the 9-to-5 life. 

Anyway, I'm signing off a little early today - think I'll sit back and enjoy the thunderous sound of my buzzy toy ... in bed ... all alone. 

Hopefully, someone will get bored on vacation (like Thursday morning) and decide they need a little "Kink."  Well, you know where to find me.

Ciao for now.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Got Time for a Few Fireworks?

Ah, the Fourth of July

I'm sure a lot of you (myself included) have plans for swimming, sunning, barbequing and doing all the fun things associated with summer and Independence Day, but I'm also sure that when you're relaxed and kicking back you're thinking of sex.  I know I am.

Sex is a great stress reliever and certainly it can get your mind off of any pressing problems, but did you know that when you're already relaxed, sex can be even more enjoyable?  I'm sure you knew that already, but I just thought I'd remind you that I'm here for you whenever you have the urge to purge that stress or enhance your relaxed you're feeling.  So let's make a few fireworks together.

While I'm here, I'd like to take the time to thank all of my birthday well-wishers.  Between my birthday and the Fourth of July - this is absolutely one of my favorite weeks of the year - the only thing that could make it better is if I get to celebrate with you.

xxo  Ashley