Hey, my 50th post!!
This post is being done “under orders.” You’ll read why in a bit. Not that I need orders to allow me to post, but this is the first time he has required that I post something. I’ll get to that in a bit.
The evolution of our DD has moved rapidly over the last week. Even that sentence illustrates the evolution as previously I would have called it “my” Domestic Discipline. Mike has assumed a more Dominant role and instead of just following the prescription of DD that I created, he is starting to assert his own – in earnest! While it may not fully be “my” DD anymore, this still remains the level of service and submission that I want to give him.
One nuance of my new found Service and Submission is that I am not just doing what I am told. I am more focused on anticipating Mike’s needs. This became clear to me as he was talking to me about what he expected of me. He said it is simply impractical to make up lists of duties and obligations and I needed to start thinking of ways to anticipate what he wants. The way he put it was, “You know all my preferences and pet peeves, so now it was time for you to accommodate all of them.” ‘Nuf said.
I’ve been able to immediately do that. There is a lot of, “Would you like this, Sir,” Would you like that, Sir,” “What service would you like from me now, Sir?” Right now it is fun because it is new and novel, I hope I feel that way a month from now.
Mike told me to come up with FIVE THINGS THAT I FEEL WOULD BETTER SERVE HIM. He didn’t want me to tell him what they were, just that I should start doing them and blog what the five things are.
Thus, his order for me to blog this!
Here’s the challenge –
At our Maintenance Session on Sunday he will name 5 things that he noticed me doing that he found the most meaningful and memorable to him. He said the key is to come up with 5 mind-blowing things that would differentiate themselves from the many other new things I am doing to serve him. My challenge was to understand that of all the new things I was doing for him, which 5 would make him feel the most served. My service to him in this task is to show that I understand what 5 things would mean the most to him. If I fail in that service, I will be punished.
On Sunday he will name me the five things he felt were the most meaningful. He will then pull up this post and see if they match to the five things I noted.
The threat of punishment really wasn’t necessary, but definitely an added incentive, as this sounded like a fun challenge. We’ll see just how fun if I fail to get the 5 right. Anyway, it will hopefully illustrate how well I know him and not just his needs, but which needs he will most appreciate me fulfilling.
– and one caveat, the 5 acts of service can’t include sex. He said those acts are already a given, and he is looking for new, non-sexual ways for me to serve.
Coming up with Five
His biggest pet peeves have to do with organization. He isn’t exactly a neat freak, but close enough. He is definitely much neater than I am and will take time to put things away organized and orderly. I tend (until now) to just put away something in the first space I can find and as long as I can close the drawer or shut the door, that’s neat enough for me – out of sight, out of mind. That’s not Mike. So, my belief is that by focusing on five uber-cleanliness ideas, he is certain to take notice of these things above all else I am doing to serve him in new ways. Here’s what I came up with:
- Closet and Dresser
I reorganized his dresser so socks, undies, shirts, etc., are all neatly organized, insanely well folded, and meticulously sorted. For instance, blacks next to dark grays next to light grays, next to blues next to whites. In the closet I hung all his shirts the same direction and even set the hangers equally spaced apart from one another. It looks really cool, and yes, perhaps a bit creepy as if the closet belongs to one of those perfectionist-germophobe-anal retentive-serial killer types. Anyway, it looks really cool. Mike already commented that this looked phenomenal. I think I got this one down for sure!
- Picking out his Clothes
I pick out two things from which he can choose to wear the next day and have them hanging on nice wooden hangers where he can easily see them when he walks into the closet. This includes pants, shirt, socks, and tie. (He normally doesn’t have to wear a tie to work, but sometimes he does if there are client meetings). I did get a “thank you” each day this week when I did this. I think this one is pretty solid in the “memorable” column.
- Ironed and Polished
I polished his shoes and each night before I get in bed I give them a quick buff. I ironed all his shirts, even his t-shirts and his shorts. I’ve never done that before – neither has he. We’ve ironed his work shirts before, but never ironed his casual clothes as well. This is a major thing for me to take on as it could be very time consuming to maintain. I hope I am not taking on too much with this one. Funny, but ironing is one of those iconic 1950’s wifely things to do and now I am doing it. He definitely noticed this one and I even got a “Wow” from him. That’s three down, I am sure.
I am a little worried about this one. Not sure it is memorable enough and that he would think to categorize all of these as a “bathroom” experience. He may look at each thing as separate. I hope he doesn’t pick two of these things and count them separately, and then he missed the next one? If he does, that’s his call and I’ll accept it.I reorganize the medicine cabinet and sink cabinets and insanely cleaned the entire bathroom. I even used an old toothbrush to scrub the nooks and crannies. It sparkles! While a clean bathroom is nice, (our’s is now immaculate), I am not sure it rises to the level of memorable. So I tied this in with an overall “bathroom experience.”I put the little fold on the toilet paper like they do at hotels. Also, when he gets in the shower I take the towels and run them in the dryer for a few minutes and then stand outside the shower, on my knees and naked, holding out the warm towel and I’ll ask him if he would like me to dry him off. This didn’t work one night because I had already fallen asleep by the time he took his shower and I didn’t wake up when he came into the room. It’s a bit of a challenge when you are given an early bedtime and he decides to shower late! I also leave notes on our mirror for him as well. When he gets home from work the note he sees is a tame love note, but the one he sees at night (when our son is already in bed and not likely to find reason to come into or bathroom), is erotic and steamy.
- His Car
After he gets home I check his car and not only pick up any trash, but vacuum if needed, clean the windows and tires, and I give the interior a shot of air freshener. In the mornings, I go out and give his car another shot of air freshener as well. I’ll check to make sure his car doesn’t need gas and if so, offer to go fill it up for him, and if dirty, take it to the car wash. Luckily his car was dirty so I got to take it to a car wash for him and I topped off the tank. Now that it is clean, it is typically just a quick wipe of the windows and tires, pick up anything inside, give a quick shot of air freshener, and I am done, all in just a few minutes. I feel pretty good about this one being memorable. We’ll see!
As of this writing, I already completed all 5 and are now just maintaining them each day! I’ve been very busy this last few days!
In addition I’ve been doing some other things that are new and service oriented. My concern is that he might value one or more of those new things over the five I listed above.
Wave of Energy!
I am in constant motion every day! Other than sitting down to blog and journal, I haven’t had a moment of idle time. But the thing is, instead of feeling wiped out, I feel energized. The day seems to zip past. Despite the chores, I am excited, enthusiastic, and, I know it isn’t dragging me down because I am also extra horny.
Approaching a Wall?
I have this sense that at some point I may hit a wall. I shared this thought with Mike. He said he will be on the lookout for that and wants me to say something the moment I begin to lose this boost of steam I’ve found. I believe this steam comes from this initial thrill I am getting with amping up my Service to Mike, but it also comes from the fact I am getting really good rest. Mike has kept me on a strict bedtime!
I am so glad I shared with Mike that I am concerned that I am riding a high and could crash at some point. Sharing my thoughts and feelings are a requirement of our DD, and this is a great example of where it pays off to do so. Mike said he will give me a specific task for the day and sometimes those tasks are pampering treats. For instance, today he wanted me to get a manicure and pedicure tomorrow. Oh darn, I guess I will have to figure out how to fit that in. For today he asked me to go purchase some hanging flower baskets to freshen up our back patio. Darn again! I get to go shopping, and I love gardening activities. HOWEVER, there is a catch – I have to either wear my butt plug, nipple clamps, or breast binder whenever I go out on a “pampering treat.”
I don’t think I mentioned the breast thingy before. Perhaps “halter” is a better name for it? Not sure what they call it. It was something Mike got some time ago. I’ve worn it at home as part of punishments, but never wore it out until now. I can have a bra on over it. It is worn like a bra and has straps that encircle my breasts that you can tighten, given them a tight squeeze. It can get very tight where my tits can start getting pink/purple. Mike wants to make sure there is some reminder of my service to him even when I am getting pampered. I found if I wear the right baggy t-shirt, I can have it on and it not be too noticeable. Kinda’ the same thing with the nipple clamps. I have one pair that is very small and easily hides as long as I am not wearing anything too tight.
Until this Service honeymoon euphoria wears off, I am sure enjoying myself. It almost doesn’t feel right for it to feel this good and rewarding to serve and submit him – but no one said you have to be miserable in order to Serve.
I am joyful!