Why Do Walruses Go To Tupperware Parties?
Posted on March 9th, 2010 in Body Mods, LARP, Made In Ontario, Mating And Relating, Polyamory, Reading Is Sexy
I wish I had something fantastic to write, but last week was primarily spent doing my best to get over a sinus/chest cold, which I have now passed on to Aiden it seems. Jack was away on business during the end of the week, and spent the weekend in Banff with P. They had a lovely time by the sounds of it, and I am so glad that he had the chance to get away and relax, if only for a couple of days. That man works WAY too hard, and he deserves a little vacation where he can get it.
I didn’t feel any weirdness while he was with P. Ok maybe a twinge on Sunday, but I was also feeling generally over-sensitive because I was tired and my period is due immediately, so my hormones are out of whack, and I had to miss LARP while Aiden went with our friend Dex. Still, when I thought of him and her together, particularly the thought of them having sex, I felt…nothing. No angst, no guts turning over in my stomach. If anything I was just happy that the two of them were able to spend some time together, since it’s difficult with the distance.
I’m not going to pretend that having Aiden here doesn’t make sharing Jack far easier for me. While I do believe that I have grown as a person, particularly in poly, and that I have worked though much of my jealousy and insecurity in relation to Jack, it’s more fun to share when one still has a warm body to curl up with at night.
As an added benefit, Jack found it easier to relax and enjoy his time with P knowing that I had Aiden here to keep me company, and to help me work through any uncomfortable feelings that may have cropped up. It’s all win
The lovely P is already booking a trip out here (hopefully for Easter, for two weeks!!!) and I.CANNOT.WAIT to see her It has been far, far too long since she and I were able to hang out. Maybe we can collectively lure her into moving out to Ontario once she is finished school There is still an extra bedroom in the house, hee hee.
This week and the coming weekend promises to be quite busy. This afternoon I had a blood donation appointment, my fourth successful donation. Afterwards I stopped by my favorite tattoo studio and booked an appointment for some new ink at the beginning of April. It’s been almost three years since my last tattoo and I’ve been itching for a third for ages. I’m pretty excited about it
Aiden and I are planning on attending the kink munch in our city this evening, which will be a nice opportunity to catch up with everyone.
This weekend we have plans with G and S of Horny Geek, which I am looking forward to. I assume a lot of our conversation will revolve around LARP or kink (or both at the same time!) but I’m sure you expected as much. At some point we are going to visit Aiden’s mum and dad as well, and tidy up the house, and likely work on some other projects.
I’m currently plowing my way through a copy of “His Needs, Her Needs: Building An Affair-Proof Marriage” and while the subtitle does seem a tad laughable, all things considered, it’s actually filled with fantastic advice about negotiating your respective needs with a partner. Most of the conflicts that occur between Jack and I, and Aiden and I, center around one or more of our individual needs not being met, and even if this particular book is heavy on the monogamy, they at least acknowledge that it is totally possible and not unexpected to fall in love with more than one person at a time. The copy I am reading actually belongs to Aiden’s mum, whom had lent it to him at some juncture in the past. I want to return it to her this weekend, so that she can pass it on to someone else she knows that needs it, but I am thinking of picking up a copy of my own. In case I don’t have time to cajole the boys into doing some of the writing and conversation exercises it recommends before Sunday.
More on the book, and some thoughts on getting your needs met while meeting the needs of multiple partners in poly relationships. Even if some of the suggestions don’t work for our arrangement, at least they have inspired some thoughtful pondering that will hopefully result in a good post or two!