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Friday, September 28, 2012

What a Long Strange Trip Its Been

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. -- Jane Austen

For several years now, mouse has thought of this place as our kitchen table. You are our guests, and mouse imagines that we chat often over coffee where she shares some of her deep successes and failures. The highs and lows of life as a consenual slave are freely expressed. There have been posts that mouse has giggled while writing and has shed more than a few tears while writing others.


We have a baby who is fast on the verge of graduating from babyhood to toddlerhood and we're happy -- Oh so very happy! We have a busy life now -- so much more so than before. Lately it's been hard to write, not only there isn't enough time to properly clean the house or some days shower.


The thing is we're also communicating better than ever, there's nothing that she doesn't go in here, he now hasn't heard about first. Maybe the writing's been on the wall since we shifted from the five day a week format to the current one of three posts a week. We really don't know. The underlying point is our communication is so much better our walls are down and we speak honestly. But what's even better than that mouse feels safe to talk to him about anything.


We're not really saying goodbye. The blog will remain as it is now. It might be added to on occasion, but the need to blog just isn't there. Just think of it as we're drawing the curtain on our lives. We thank every one of our readers for companioning us on this incredible journey. Please rest assured, from time to time we might open the curtains a crack, especially if we feel we have something to say. Who knows maybe a week will go by and mouse will realize she misses blogging and return full of fresh ideas.


We welcome comments on this post, plus any previous ones.


“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again”

-- Jimi Hendrix

Song Selection: Trucking; The Grateful Dead



  1. Everything for a season. Wish you and yours the very best possible! The window may close but our hearts remain open.

    Hugs and Kisses

  2. I get this and I support it. Also, you ARE about to enter one of the most exhausting periods of parenting ever, so it is wise to bulk up.

    Hopefully it will help you to know that blogging not only helped you, but it helped many other people as well.

    See you soon!

  3. Sometimes it IS so hard to find the time to write - so I totally understand.

    If nothing else, look at the amazing archive and the connections you have generated over the years. Job well done, I say.

  4. It's been quite the journey! I wish you the best of luck, and hope to hear from you from time to time! <3

  5. This breaks my heart to hear. :( Earlier this year I started reading your blog from the very beginning and now look forward to all your current posts. Admittedly, I will miss getting my mouse and Omega fix. But it sounds like you're stepping away from your blog for all the right reasons and your relationship is continuing to progress beautifully. I wish you (and your little ones) well and hope you won't be too much of a stranger! :)

    xo Lil

  6. Omega and mouse - thank you both for letting us share your lives. Mouse, you have great insights and wonderful stories. I wish you all luck, laughter and many wonderful adventures!

  7. It is great to hear to so happy and that you are comminucation so well. You will be sorely missed as I learned about myself while readu about you.

    Thank you for all time you have given to us here.

  8. Ahhhh, mouse, they're all being so unsselfish and understanding, am i the only one who wants to stamp my feet and say "Nooooooooo, don't leave....puh-leeeeeeze?"

    i know i'm not, they're just too nice to say it. And i admire that, and am going to get to that place of acceptance myself.

    It's been such an honor to get to share your journey ~ i can't possibly thank you and Omega enough. i've learned so much, been touched in so many ways...

    Stay in touch a little bit, ok?

    much love,


  9. You both have given (me) so much. I will be forever grateful. Hope we can still hear a tweet now and them.

    Forever hugs,
    monkey girl

  10. I get it, ... but I don't have to like it!
    (If I hugged you, would you come back to visit sometime?)


  11. Thank you so much for sharing so many details of your life with us. I'll miss your blog so please check in once in awhile if just to say hello and give up date on babygirl and kiddo.
    Take care and enjoy life


  12. I'll miss you both! I'm so happy for you, and thank you for sharing your life with us.


  13. I so get this.
    there have been times where I needed to blog
    and times when blogging was done

    don't stay away forever
    but more importantly
    be happy

    much love


  14. Sad day... Thank you for sharing your lives and journey. It has been inspiring to me. Silver lining...I haven't read your archived posts, I can go to the beginning and start...and keep getting my mouse & omega adventures for a while...

  15. i admit that while i wish you and Your Sir the best, Your leaving will leave a big hole. i have learned so much from your posts... hugs..i'll miss you!

  16. Hello,
    I'am both sad and happy at this post. Sad at thought that I won't be able to read about your lives anymore. It has been a joy to find out about the both of you and your journey. It was great of you to share such intimate moments of your lives with us and those moments have all been a pleasure to read and they will be much missed. But, I'm happy for you because this post marks how far the two of you have came and how strong your relationship is at the moment. That outweighs the sadness of you not blogging anymore :)
    I wish you both, kiddo and babygirl all the best for the future and ask that maybe we see the odd post from you just to keep us updated on the tale of mouse and omega :)
    Ruby xxxx

  17. I just resumed reading your blog iand you stop! Anyway, have fun with your babe. Sometimes I wish I still had a young child to have fun with.

  18. as a lurker my heart hurts..I will miss you both and your words...Omega is amazing( So are you) hold him close!
    take care

    lots and lots of love,

    long time Lurker

  19. mouse,
    I can't help but hope to see you here next week. Failing that, I hope to see you around blogland--your comments are always thoughtful and lovely.

    This is one of the first blogs I started reading, and has remained among my favorites over the years.
    I'll be waiting for that occasional peek through the curtains!

  20. Dear mouse- thank you for a peek into a beautiful life, a brave and insightful soul, and for giving me hope that things can be better and a dream to strive for. Jeez, that sounds like a lot! LOL But I have appreciated your blog, your writing, very much and wish you all the best with your life to come! And thank you Omega for allowing her to blog and for your insight as well. Wishing you and your family much continued happiness.

  21. Inasmuch as the blogging has been about the life you are living, the writing has been a gift and a sharing. But, it has always been the life and the living of it that were, rightfully, the priority. As your life grows more full and more fulfilling, this place will, of course, change too. That is a good thing. I will miss your voice, but I'll know that you are out there, and I will always wish you the very best,

    hugs, swan

  22. Dear Mouse,
    I love reading your blog and only regret the weeks and months I have drifted away from blogging. I do hope you continue to write and don't abandon us completely.

  23. mouse,

    I wish you and Omega the very best. Thank you for giving us such a beautiful gift of your stories. I hope you will update your blog periodically. It will be hard to go without reading your posts.
    You both will be in my thoughts.

    Love and many hugs from afar,

  24. mouse,

    Thank you for allowing us to share in your many experiences. I hope you update your blog periodically to let us know you and your family are doing well. I will miss reading your posts dearly and will keep you and Omega in my thoughts. May happiness and love follow you always.

    Love and hugs from afar,

    Jen <3

  25. Oh. You will be missed, i wont say goodbye thats just to final, but rather thankyou.

    Its just nice that your all so settled and its been a privilage to read about your journey and its made me question, think, reflect and learn.

    sincerely wishing you all the best...and hopefully you will miss all us crazies and be compelled to visit us or welcome us into your kitchen again.


  26. Awww :(
    But as sad as it is to see you go i am happy to see where you are going _to_. You sound very content!
    I hope you will still do some blog hopping tho! :)
    And Omega thank you as well.

    Hugs and best of luck wishes,

  27. Well... you know me. I'm always waiting at your kitchen table, stealing a cup of coffee until you find the time to join me. :)



  28. Oh mouse...
    As a Mother myself, with two new little ones, I totally understand BUT - I am so sad!
    I'll miss your bloggings so much. I'm glad you are at a happy place though.
    Thank you for sharing all that you have, hope you do stop by and blog again even if just for small updates.

    -Emi J

  29. For a moment I forgot and came looking for your usual monday post :( xx

  30. I'll miss reading you blog and hope from time to time you'll still visit. Happy times to you and your family.


  31. I will miss you and hope you still post from time to time. You may not know it but you both helped Wolf immensely on his journey over the years, especially Omega. I owe you a debt of gratitude for that, for your wisdom and willingness to share it.

    love, squirrel

  32. Mouse and Omega,
    Thank you for sharing a genuine example of being truly Master/slave as well as truly husband/wife. And thank you for the nudges about wrong thinking and for examples of broader perspectives. I am so thrilled for you both for your joy.

  33. Oh goodness, mouse, we'll miss you. I hope that doesn't mean you won't be around to chat. Hope we see you around from time to time. (((hugs)))

  34. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. Your posts have had a powerful impact and i wish you all many many blessings.



  35. I just started reading your blog and have loved keeping up with your posts. I'm sad to see it go, but glad you took the time to write so much. I wish you the best of luck with everything!

  36. I'll miss stopping by but I want to wish you and Omega the very best.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    Love and hugs,


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