New Year’s Eve

31 Dec

i’ve spent a lot of New Year’s Eves at home, some of them home alone.  

There’s no whine in that statement.  i don’t like to be out and about on what i consider the worst “amateur night” of all – topped only by Mardi Gras and the Kentucky Derby.  

So i’m quite content this year ~ ok, more than content, i’m delighted ~ to be spending the evening at home with Sir X.

i’m fixing us dinner, salad, which He likes a lot, and some chocolate covered strawberries for dessert, which He also really likes.  

i don’t know what else is on our agenda, but i’m sure He does.  {Smiling…} i don’t need to know yet.

i’ve been thinking about resolutions too.  There are so many things i need to do, and want to do.  Hard to know where to start.  Looking for fb quotes today, i found this by Julia Cameron, who was a photographer and a writer.

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step. “

She also said:

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.” 

Those both resonated with me, and i have to think some more about where i am and where i want to head, with my “beginner’s” approach.

This year, i want to develop a more formal spiritual practice.

i want to put more energy into writing vanilla things.  i want to finish the book i started years ago.

i want to figure out what my best career move is, and do that.  

And really, that’s plenty.  There are other things i want ~

i want to build my relationship with Sir X into whatever it needs to be, whatever it can be.  Whatever He wants it to be.

i want to be a good grandmother.  

But those don’t require resolutions, you know?  The other stuff does.

O, and food.  i want to develop a new relationship with food.  One that doesn’t involve eating excessively.  


A relationship with food that is kind to my body.  That only feeds physical hunger.  That doesn’t involve stuffing myself with cookies like the cookie train was gonna end tomorrow.

Hope youall have a wonderful, safe New Year’s Eve.  See ya next year!


21 Responses to “New Year’s Eve”

  1. Sky December 31, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    I love those two quotes Aisha. Thank you for sharing them.

    Your New Year plans tonight just being with your Sir sound lovely. 🙂

    I’m sure you will accomplish your New Years resolutions :).

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Aisha!! I hope 2012 brings you good health and much happiness xx


    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #

      Thank you, Sky, I’m glad you liked the quotes. And thanks for the vote of confidence.

      I hope 2012 brings you positive change in your life that’s so wonderful you can’t even imagine it now.



  2. Andi December 31, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Happy new year to you and your budding relationship! I hope the two of you can ring in 2012 in fantastic style. (in defense of Mardi GRAS, in the right areas of my lovely state, we do it right 😊) sending you lots of love

    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:27 am #


      Happy New Year back to you! Thanks for the good wishes.

      And yeah, no offense to Mardi Gras meant, the Kentucky Derby is quite the party too, in its own way! laughing…

      Hugs and love to you,


  3. thesubmissivebf December 31, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    Happy New Year!

    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:28 am #

      Happy New Year, Butterfly! Wishing you all the best in 2012.


  4. Striving for Peace December 31, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Happy New Year Sis

    and you do make an AWESOME salad

    2011 was quite a journey for you
    2012 will hold just as many adventures I’m sure

    I don’t know about you

    but I’m excited to step into the fray


    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:29 am #

      Dear Sfp,

      Happy New Year!

      Yeah, 2011 was huge for both of us, and i know 2012 will be too. i’m excited, and glad to have you to talk to, commiserate with and just generally celebrate life with.

      Kinky blogger’s convention? lol….


  5. sin December 31, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I want to come for salad now.

    Happy New Year Aisha.

    Btw, I am a great proofreader and editor (really, she says modestly), and would be honoured to proof your book, either in progress or when it’s done. Do you have a more specific time frame than “this year”?


    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:36 am #

      Sin, you are just a tease, you and your “i want to come for salad now.” Well, just come on, right?

      Um, kinky bloggers’ convention?

      As for editing and proofing – you know, yes, that would be pretty cool. I don’t have a more specific time frame. Here’s where i am currently. What I have written so far is on the hard drive of an old computer and needs to be transferred to this one, and I think I have to make an appt at the Apple store to do that before I can do anything else.

      And who knows when I’ll get that done.

      However. Maybe I’ll develop a time line. Thanks for the support!


  6. vanillamom December 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm #


    oh, i could hear you saying all that in your voice…and it made me smile. we don’t stay up late …but every year we choose a country that celebrates new years ahead of us..(time zones) …we learn the traditions of the country, games or ceremonies, foods…and work towards understanding another culture.

    this year we are doing Germany…and we have chocolate (and sauerkraut…!). we’ll do noodles and vegetarian meatballs too. and play games and learn a German phrase that isn’t gushintight (or however its spelled!)…later we’ll watch a movie, the wife and i, and i’ll head up to bed and text or call my master and wish him happy new year…and go to sleep and dream of the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead…

    your quotes so resonated with me…we don’t need to do a ‘grand thing’…just do some-thing…

    i wish you and your Sir the best of the best in the new year…

    hugs and much love


    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:38 am #

      Dear ‘Nilla,

      I think that’s brilliant, the thing you do with your kids. You are the coolest mother, I admire that about you so much.

      I went to a party once where we celebrated with a different country’s tradition every hour ~ that was lots of fun.

      And i’m glad you liked the quotes. Yes… just do some-thing.

      Thanks for the good wishes ~ i wish you and your Master the same, and much more…

      hugs and love,


  7. littlemonkey December 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Both those quotes resonated with me.Thank you.

    Happy New Years, aisha.

    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:39 am #

      Thank you, LM – glad you liked them.

      i’m looking forward to another year of adventures with you too! Happy New Year!


  8. Bob December 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    the cookie train was gonna end tomorrow.

    WHAT???!!! WHAT??? The cookie train’s gonna end??? Say it ain’t so!!!

    • sin January 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      giggle – I thought the cookie train was funny too.

    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:39 am #


      LOL – yeah, exactly how i felt! i thought, better eat now while i still can!!


      Happy New Year to you – hope your travels and adventures are fun and exciting!


  9. lil December 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    Happy New Year.

    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:40 am #

      Happy New Year, Lil! i’m so glad to have met your this year, looking forward to more.


  10. Mick January 1, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Happy New Year, Aisha.


    • aisha January 2, 2012 at 5:41 am #

      Happy New Year Mick! Hugs to you and Molly.


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