I am pinching an idea from Meredith who wrote a touching post about the secret ways in which we embrace our lives as ttwd wives. It was so true, and I find it so joyous to be one of this secret gang.
I love lots of aspects of this life, our togetherness and my absolute joy in being with my husband. We are newly retired and loving it. Every morning we wake with this expression
We count ourselves to be so lucky to have got to this stage of our lives, so many of our real life friends don't seem to be truly happy. I find myself wanting to tell people, spill the beans as it were. I haven't and I won't but oh gosh don't any of you want to tell everyone the secret?
We have always held hands, but now we really mean it!
I love his stern looks, whatever they precede ;) I love calling him
I will admit to forgetting this is a secret phrase, by now everyone we know has heard me call him it, it pops out more often than not.
My favourite phrase, not so secretly said, but with it's own special meaning.
Like Meredith I relish the secret touches, the odd swat here and there, that special whisper.
Who would have thought that at our age we would all begin to lead these double lives , me and my band of merry friends in Blogland. I feel like a secret agent, lol.
How lucky we are, to have each other to share with and our amazing husbands and partners to live this lifestyle with. Long may it continue.
And then there is
There are times of course when the secret is not quite so secret as quite ably demonstrated by my darling daughter in law to be. Last night we were out at one of my son's gigs. Did I mention what a brilliant Guitarist he is? Oops, I digress...
We were chatting and dil was wearing a new dress.
"Look at you, all dressed up in your new dress with it's own little bondage belt" I said. "It's really cute"
( Not exactly like this, but similar)
"Well" she replied. "At least I don't wear a necklace with "Spank me " written on it!"
Yes I do and yes she has seen it and giggled about it. I wasn't wearing it last night though.
"Ssh" I said, "Keep your voice down, don't tell the whole pub"
She just laughed, the cheeky girl.
"Anyway" I said " I love your belt, I like a bit of bondage, handcuffs and leather and stuff you know..." I trailed off, and at last she was rendered speechless.
So my friends, are you sure your lovely secret life is really and truly as secret as you think?
I hope you all have a great week,