YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Not much time to blog, so here's the rundown of events:
Yesterday we went to Delia
's therapist for the first time (and kind of mine, too, since we're doing a lot of it as a couple, so I guess she is OUR therapist, which is very cool). I'm really excited about her and looking forward to Delia's next appointment next week. The biggest coolest thing about Dr. P is her sex positivity, and her positivity in general; she doesn't approach things in a "let's figure out what's wrong and broken with you and try to fix it" but more of a "let's figure out what you want to celebrate about yourselves and in life and make that happen". That's a cheesy and shallow sounding summary, but I'm really happy to be seeing her and EXTREMELY RELIEVED that she's not only okay with sex work, but seems to think it's fucking awesome. She's a little unconventional as a counselor in her willingness to express congratulations and "good for you" messages, but that coachy/mentor vibe is something I really like. I came away from the first visit with lots of blog fodder, so I hope to follow up on a few of those ideas later.
After the appointment with Dr. P we brought a jar of change to a store with a Coinstar machine that does a straight no-fee exchange if you get an Amazon gift certificate instead of cash (thanks, Matisse
, for letting your readers know about that; fyi everyone: not every coinstar machine has that capability so you should look it up on their site before you get too excited). We got exactly enough money to buy exactly what we need: an electric water kettle
(and thanks to MY readers who tipped me off that such things exist and are splendid). Now that Delia stopped drinking coffee and switched to green tea it will benefit both of us. Anyway, I had WAY too much fun feeding the coins into the machine and listening to them being sorted in its guts. It felt like Christmas with the best new toy in the world -- I totally love shit like that.
Today we went to Delia's first laser hair removal appointment and did a little bit of book shopping. We've been cleaning house since we got home and really enjoying it; we are gradually improving our housekeeping habits and I'm starting to love it. The washer and dryer help a lot, and tonight the coolest part about cleaning up has been using it as a time to really look at and appreciate the things we have. Since we're not in a hurry for visitors to come over and are just tidying for fun, I am really SEEING the things I'm touching, and I'm feeling blessed noticing how much cool stuff I have. I have pretty socks and pretty dresses and pretty colors and pretty books and interesting magazines and pretty jewelry and things that smell good and pretty shiny things. In a tiny red box we have our wedding rings from our previous marriages nestled next to each other. They are pretty and special.
Anyway, it's been a long couple of days with a lot of time spent on the road so we're going to watch some television and have some quiet time before I come back into my office to work on my update for members.
Labels: mundane, sex work, shopping, thanksgiving, therapy