Service Book of Days 12/28/09

28 12 2009

Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  it is really cold outside.  Unfortunately the cold is not my type of weather and it just makes me feel tired and unproductive.

my thoughts…are mindful.  Realizing that my emotions do not govern everyone elses actions.

Today’s Quote… It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.    James GordonM.D.

i am thankful for…warm brownies with ice cream J

From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) Nothing at the moment

From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  for my one new meal this week I think I am going to make kabobs.

i am wearing…blue jeans, black cowl neck shirt and Master’s bathrobe…lol  Did I mention that I don’t like the cold.

i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  peace and tranquility.

my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  Having the chance to serve Master and the kid this week.

Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)  I am not reading anything at the moment

i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Peace and tranquility in my house and with my children.

Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) No tunes today

One of my favorite things… warm dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar…mmmm comfort food

further plans for this week…Continuing to fix the house to sell.

Still….life(share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)

This is where I would like to be right about now…mmmmm

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Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

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Service Book of Days – 12/7/09

7 12 2009
  • Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  is a cold and chilly evening but very refreshing after the stuffiness of being inside.  Mmmmm I love the crispness in the air.
  • my thoughts…are pensive.  I crashed harder than usual from being with Master and I am not sure why.  I think it is the separation that is finally getting to me.  I know my relationship with Master is secure.  I just am so ready to be with him.
  • Today’s Quote… Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.    Erica Jong, O Magazine, February 2004

    I know I had this quote for last week but I am still feeling it.  For myself, in the past, if stuff got too hard for me emotionally or called for me to open up more than was comfortable for me, I would have bolted or shut myself off.  I was trying to preserve and protect myself but in reality I was putting myself in a cage.

    Love is really worth fighting for not just for the other person but for myself.  Freedom of expression and self…authentic life, as someone told me

  • i am thankful for…each and everyday.
  • From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) My daughter is teaching me how to crochet.    I made my first chain and half a scarf.
  • From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  I made baked chicken with ginger, cheddar cheese cornbread and mixed vegetables.
  • i am wearing…my workout clothes and I had a chance to go to the gym after work.  Doing two times a day.
  • i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  peace and tranquility and the feeling of the season for my children.  Joyous and celebratory and thankful.
  • my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  No adventures this week.
  • Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)  I am still reading Anneke Jacobs book “As She’s told”.
  • i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Peace and tranquility in my house and with my children.
  • Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) So while trying to find the song that Master and I danced to, I came across this song by Atlantic Star.  Man I love the music from this area.

  • One of my favorite things..is to read a good book.
  • further plans for this week…Continuing to fix the house to sell.
  • Still….life(share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)

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Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

Mention my blog (service savoir faire) and offer a link back to the main page of the blog. This way others can participate in the project as well!   www.servicesavoirfaire.blogspot

So now that you know how, please feel free to join me. 🙂





Service Book of Days 10/12/09

12 10 2009

Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?) is cold but the weather is nice. It feels sort of like a spring type cold and not yet a winter type cold…lol

my thoughts…are about trying to regain my equilibrium in regards to my slavery.

Today’s Quote“The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.” Emil Ludwig quotes (German Biographer and Writer who is internationally known for his many popular biographies, 1881-1948)

i am thankful for…always my family, all my moments – good and bad. I know I keep saying this but these are the things that I am most thankful for…everything else is just gravy, as the saying goes.

From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) I am learning another aspect of surrender. That Master’s rules don’t change no matter what I may think. These are his rules and my role is to accept, internalize, surrender to them. Actually the slave surrendering is the only way I can see for our relationship. Not surrendering to Master’s rules means that I am saving some part of my independence to use at a later time.

From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?) I am cooking breakfast every morning for the kids.

i am wearing…Master’s shirt. Even though his smell has long since departed from this shirt, just putting it on makes me feel all warm and cozy.

i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;) nothing new at the moment

my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?) No adventures this weekend. I am going to continue to do stuff around my house. Still trying to prepare my house for selling.

Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)…Nothing this week. I am going to search for another good book on surrendering and slavery.

i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Peace and tranquility in my house and with my children. I pray for the people around us to not take their life for granted.

Todays Melody..(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…)  No melodies today…just quiet.

One of my favorite things…I am relearning my love for cooking.  For creating my own meals.

further plans for this week…housecleaning/clearing. Continuing my workout plan. Fixing up my house.

Still….life (share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)

the beginningI chose this photo as for me I need to remember where my place is and that no matter where I am or what space I am in  (with him or away from him) this is the beginning, middle, and end for me.   His slave.  It is when I lose sight of this that my space gets to be an unhappy place.  My constant choice is to be His slave.

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Service Book of Days 9/17/09

17 09 2009
  • Outside the window of the train…it is still dark outside as I have been going into to work a bit early to make up some time.  I’m always amazed at the amount of people who are out of the house and moving and 5am.
  • my thoughts…are clear, peaceful and energetic…lol  I have a lot of stuff to do and a lot of energy to do it with.  This amazes me because I feel like for the past year of so my energy level has been non existent, my head has been cloudy and stuff has been happening around me.  Like I have been operating singular focussed.  Now I feel like I can actually participate fully in life.
  • Today’s Quote… Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus   From the Merriam Webster online dictions:  adorn implies an enhancing by something beautiful in itself.  

    I love this quote.   I love things that are simple yet effective.  I find I complicate things way more than necessary anyway.  I know I am Master’s slave and I adorn myself with His mastery, with His love,  with submission to my Master, grace, honesty, commitment, and willingness to be His fully.

  • i am thankful for…the small things in life and the clarity to see how important they are.
  • From my service training…I am sinking fully into my space with Master and learning how more and more my submission to him changes my entire life.  The skills I learn in speaking, cooking, presenting myself, accountability,  and relating to him transfer to every part of my life in dealing with kids, family, co-workers.  Feels really good to “live life wide awake”.
  • From the kitchen… tonight I would like to try something different to cook so I will be searching for a quick but delicious recipe to fix for the kiddies
  • i am wearing…black pants, black boots, black shirt with a white shrug
  • i am creating…order and clarity.  I am looking to find a cleansing ritual for my house.  I think I will stop by the local shop that sells stones and such to see if they can help me find something
  • my adventures this week… starting back to the gym…today…Thursday
  • Becoming well read…A dragonfly in Amber…The Compleat Slave by Jack Rinella…listening slowly to the Four Agreements (again)
  • Today’s Melody… And I gave my Love to you…by Sonja Marie  (Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack)  I wasn’t to enthused about the movie but I love, love the soundtrack.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqOYlSZujA
  • One of my favorite things…is to decompress with my kids after their day at school.  Just chatting about stuff that happened to them that day and hanging.
  • Still….life… mmmmmmm ice

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Service Book of Days 9-7-9

7 09 2009
  • Outside my window…is a lot of noise going on as I have not been outside all day.  I have been hibernating.  Must be my pre-winter isolation coming on
  • my thoughts…are jumbled at the moment.  Keeping myself steadfast on the decisions that I made but trying not to give in to my need to not have anyone hurt.
  • Today’s Quote…telling someone you love them should never wait until the morning.
  • i am thankful for…my family, my health and the chances I get to see every day.
  • From my service training…i am continuing to learn how to appreciate myself and to not feel bogged down in the “what ifs”
  • From the kitchen… fried chicken, corn on the cob with a pinot grigio
  • i am wearing…luxuriating in my Master’s shirt.  He left it for me to wear when I miss him 🙂
  • i am creating… nothing…i am letting my Father’s universe guide me
  • my adventures this week… starting back to the gym and the kid’s first day of school
  • Becoming well read…A dragonfly in Amber…listening slowly to the Four Agreements (again)
  • Today’s Melody… Theme from Mahogany sung by Diana Ross “Do You Know Where your Going to”
  • One of my favorite things…is to hang out in my room with the peace of my own thoughts.  Sometimes it gets tough to interact with people.
  • Still….life…

bluebells

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Book of Days – July 28, 2009

28 07 2009

Feel free to join me and share your experiences in remember your days:

  • Outside my windowor on the train today, a bit earlier than usual, and I saw the sun and a beautiful collage of colors surrounding it 🙂

  • my thoughts…are about intensity and desire and my Master

  • Today’s Quote… “What does that do to you“…Master

  • i am thankful for…this moment, my family, my Master, being able to feel hurt and happiness

  • From my service training… I am going to be serving in high protocol

  • From the kitchen… I am planning on smaller, planned meals

  • i am wearing…a black t-shirt and cut up blue jeans.

  • i am creating… I am creating myself with acceptance and peace

  • my adventures this week… I will be flying to sunny and hella hot NC to be with my hot, hot Master.

  • Becoming well read… I am reading a historical romance series by Diana Gabaldon. The current book in the series is called Dragonfly in Amber..

  • i manifest and co-create… speak good and positive thoughts into existence.  I pray for peace and acceptance and clarity.

  • Todays Melody… I was listening to a fast, thumping house mix…could barely contain my soul.

  • One of my favorite things… is to sit quietly at my Master’s feet.

  • further plans for this week…planning dinner and making a list for shopping

  • Still….life (share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)

Colors

 

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Book of Days – 7/6/09

6 07 2009

A few posts back I wrote about a new blog spot called Service Savoire Faire started by a friend.  One of the blogs was about a book of days.  This is a way to remember the “now” moments of life and is something that is done every Monday or more if you like.  Today is my first Monday, feel free to join in with me.  Master has so graciously shown me how to create my own blog spot so I think I will post my other days there but start my week off here.

Read the following prompts:

  • Outside my windowit’s green trees and lush grass.  The sky is a baby blue with white clouds.  Peace and beauty
  • my thoughts…are introspective.  Releasing and trying to relax into the uncontrollable moments of life
  • Today’s Quote…taken from the daily mantra…I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.  Delicious ambiguity. (Gilda Radner)
  • i am thankful for…this moment, my family, my Master, being able to feel hurt and happiness
  • From my service training… decorating with a limited budget.  Master passed along this link that talked about creating roman shades from regular blinds
  • From the kitchen… hmmm guess I should plan something
  • i am wearing…royal blue silk blouse, baby blue pants, natural hair twists, my silver collar, and silver earrings
  • i am creating… nothing at the moment
  • my adventures this week… no adventures planned for this week.
  • Becoming well read…  Listening to an audio book on the Four Agreements and contemplating getting a book called Waiting for Autumn by Scott Blum http://www.scottblum.net/books/downloads/wfa-first3chapters.pdf
  • i manifest and co-create… speak good and positive thoughts into existence.  I pray for peace and acceptance and clarity.
  • Todays Melody Listening to the soundtrack from “Waiting to Exhale”  It is fabulous…although I think the movie could have been better but love the premise.
  • One of my favorite things is to listen to music and sing
  • further plans for this week…pay bills, go shopping for the clothes for the kids, pray
  • Still….life (share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)  Freedom
Freedom

Freedom

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