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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Celebrating Year One with Steve in Boot Camp

I can't believe it's been a whole year since Steve and I met for the first time. I was floundering around, feeling left adrift after things ended with ST, and Steve quietly slipped in and offered me a lifeboat. Granted, it was a lifeboat filled with all kinds of nasty oars, but still. ;-)

Yesterday was the day we'd designated as our celebration. He showed up, surprising me with pretty flowers and a card... and a new toy. Apparently, he'd been shopping around on Sunday, and happened to come across a large, thin wooden paddle, with one side covered with a rubber tread that looked exactly like the bottom of a man's boot. It was marked half-price, because they said it wasn't selling. Gee, I wonder why! Horrible @#$%ing thing that is! He told me I was going to be the first to experience it. Lucky, lucky me. OK, technically, the second, because he tested it on himself. Just a couple of strokes, though.

So we started the evening with a long OTK hand warm-up. Despite my joy over our special date, I was also dealing with a lot of vulnerable feelings and some insecurity issues, which I won't go into here. So I broke down and cried, just from the hand spanking. He paused briefly, but I wept, "Don't stop! Please don't stop." I wanted to feel. I wanted that sweet, cleansing pain, given with kindness and compassion. He delivered.

We decided to break there and go to dinner, since it was around 9:00. "And then," he said ominously, "we're going to Boot Camp." (gulp)

Dinner was lovely; we went to a local Japanese restaurant and had some nice treats. We were yapping so much that Steve got distracted. He was animatedly describing something, and as he did, he reached for the soy sauce to pour more into his dipping dish -- and he poured it into his glass of beer instead. I laughed so hard, the sushi chef across the room was looking over at us and grinning. (I do not have an indoor laugh, I'm afraid.) Our server got into it too, saying that's what happens when you drink too much. I said, "No, he's like this when he's sober, too." All through dinner, he kept giving me The Look and growling how he couldn't wait until Boot Camp. 

Back at my place, it was time. We agreed that, in the interest of getting a good picture of the paddle treads, we were going to do something similar to "thigh turkeys" -- one hard swat on each cheek, straight away. I thought, OK. It will be measured, it will be slow. I'll be prepared. I can do this.

"Let's take a before picture," he suggested, so here's that:

"Ready?" he said. I took a deep breath. "Yes."

Oh, @#$%ing ouch.

But of course, it didn't end with just two swats. Hardly. He alternated the sides, striking with the wooden side as well as the tread side. Because the paddle was thin, it didn't feel thuddy like those heavy frat paddles I hate, but man, did it sting and burn. He didn't do too much of it, going back to his hand for a while, then picking it up again for brief periods. That's all he used -- his hand and the Boot Camp. That was enough. I was literally biting the pillow at the end. But again, I welcomed it. I needed it.

He got a little artistic with a Sharpie, too:

 And here I am, messy haired and blissful, with my beautiful flowers:

Thank you, my wonderful top. Thank you for the emotional balance you bring to me, for the firm hand and the loving heart. For putting up with the yo-yo that is a spanking bottom sometimes. For having what's best for me at the center of all you do.

For not going away.


  1. Congrats on your anniversary!

    BTW, I got that very same paddle to bring with me to SL.

  2. Erica, congratulations on your first anniversary with Steverino. Also please keep us up to-date on how your new KINDLE book is doing. Will you do likewise with your authorship of LATE BLOOMER. Erica, may your bouquet of flowers always be as bright as the variety of bloomer's that you wear, upon that well-spanked bare bottom. XXX luv ya.

  3. OOOOOHH I love your flowers! :)

    Congratulations to you both on your anniversary. I wish many many more for your dynamic duo pairing, I mean spanking! :)

  4. Craig -- oh, good! May Lizzie enjoy it. :-)

    Six -- they're both doing OK, I guess. I won't get rich on either of them, certainly.

    Kelly -- aren't they cheerful? He's thoughtful, too -- he knew that roses are John's domain.

  5. Hi Erica -- Happy one year anniversary,to you and Steve :-) Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL.I don't have an indoor laugh either LOL :-) I am so happy that you and Steve, had a nice celebration.I can't stop laughing about Steve putting soy sauce in his beer,hehehe LOL.Wishing you both many more year's together as top and bottom :-) Much Love and hugs from naughty girl Jade

  6. What a nice celebration you had. And I see the mysterious red dots, again in the shape of a V, made their appearance. No tag was showing in these photos, either!

  7. Yes, I noticed Erica's Weird Recurring Red Dots as well...I love a blog with a mystery! And you have quite the celebrity bottom - I'm looking forward to seeing it soon in an advertisement for Vibram soles :)

  8. Jade -- I am hoping we'll have many more years too!

    Anonymous #1 and 2 -- yeah, it seems I'm stuck with those damn dots! :-)

  9. Hey Erica! Happy anniversary to you and Steve, and may there be many more! OWwwwwww that paddle sounds EVIL! (And I'm not sure if its the good kind of evil or not.)

    Do me a huge favour would you, please? Get Late Bloomer and the CHoS book published in iTunes. I don't have a kindle, and my stupid eyes mean I can't read print media, but I really want to read both.

  10. The flowers are lovely. Nice and bright to match your smile. I am happy for you and Steve to be able to have fun. It is so nice to have a caring top, too. It makes all the difference.

  11. Hello Erica, I have read some of your Blog before but never added a comment! So I wanted to do so on the this anniversary and add my congratulations to you both! The bouquet was beutiful and shows he clearly loves you despite spanking your lovely bottom on the day!. The red dots are a puzzle but are they a message in morse code!!?
    Best wishes, Kent Boy

  12. Terri -- I don't know how to get my books on iTunes. However, there's a free reader you can use in your computer browser, called Kindle Cloud Reader, from Amazon. When you buy Kindle books, you can open them in the reader. Google "Kindle Cloud Reader." It works; I have it (I used it to download a free e-book about Kindle formatting!).

    Bobbie Jo -- yes, it really does.

    Kent -- welcome! Morse code? Eh... maybe some sort of top code. Which, of course, is gibberish. :-)

    1. Never Too Old To Spank and that handbook you contributed to are both on iTunes, so I thought you would know. But its good to know I can buy Kindle books without owning a Kindle. *grins* I shall do so

    2. Oy! I can't edit, so the book of stories you wrote about romance spankings etc is What Happens To Naughty Girls...but its on iTunes. The first book I mentioned isn't anything to do with you, sorry! My brain sometimes doesn't work, and sometimes I get books mixed up!

    3. Terri -- well, actually I'm mentioned and have a picture in Never Too Old to Spank, so it does sort of connect to me, even though I didn't write it. :-)

  13. Erica
    Well done and nice post.....congratulations

    Sorry have elder care issues so have been tied up.

    Thanks always

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    1. You are too sweet and yes must comment I love the flowers, such a heart warming post and bottom warming too!

      It is what it is but we were just hit with what Medicaid will do to all involved relating to money and life insurance and other things....just horrible but working daily to make his days happy as can be, at 94, he has lived a long life.

      You are the best and just love your blog,

  15. Happy Anniversary. I've said this in other comments -- I'm so glad that the two of you found each other. I hope that this is the first of many anniversaries. :)


  16. Mike -- thank you! I certainly hope so too.

  17. Erica.

    I have been following you for a few years now, I think it's been, and I must say ... congratulations on your one year anniversary with your top, Steve. We all need emotional balance and release in our lives. Anyone can be attracted physically. When the mental and emotional states that mesh? It's wonderful. Add in that spicy ingredient, spanking, and viola! Perfection! Thanks for such a sincere, down to earth blog. You're a peach!


  18. Vince -- thank you so much! Glad you decided to say hello. :-D

  19. Happy belated anniversary! What would we do without these great tops? I'm happy for you that you found Steve. I can't believe it's been a year already! What a great night and here's to many more.

  20. Lea -- I don't know what we would do! I'm so grateful Steve is in my life.