In Nature – IndianapolisPosted: May 28, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Uncategorized | Tags: BDSM, Birds, boat ride, conservation, D/s, dievca, Life, Love, peaceful, Photos, travel, USA Leave a comment
Fleet Week NYC 2023Posted: May 24, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Fleet Week 2023, Life, Love, Memorial Day Weekend, Military, NYC, photo, submissive Leave a comment
dievca finished her swim this morning and caught sight of the Fleet Week ships entering into NYC on the Hudson River. Note the haze from the wildfires out west. If you would like to watch a timelapse of the Fighter Planes, Helicopters, and Ships – https://www.fox5ny.com/video/1225154
Caffeine at the pool on a Monday morning~Posted: May 22, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, submissive | Tags: apartment, BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, Early Bird, Hudson River, Life, Monday, Morning, NYC, Sunrise, swimming Leave a comment
Forward Crawl and Backstroke doing well. The dolphin kick was a bit of a mess. Not using the quads enough to match the top and bottom kicks – working on it.
Today dievca’s building is shutting down the elevators from 5 am to 7 am for a full fire inspection. dievca has a plan for coffee on the sundeck to watch the sunrise and an early swim. How packed are the elevators going to be at 4:45 am? Who knows – worst case scenario, dievca has coffee at home and she cancels the swim reservation.
Good Morning! have a lovely week.
A little help from sciencePosted: May 12, 2023 Filed under: Body Type, Discussion, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, body awareness, D/s, diet, dievca, Food, Health, hormone replacement therapy, Life, submissive Leave a comment
dievca ran track through high school (sprinter, high jump) and the school trainer was a very kind man who assisted injured athletes from various sports. He had a pat answer for the tricky question female athletes would ask about dieting in the 1980’s —>
This comment came back into dievca’s mind as she cruised through perimenopause and into menopause, she felt like she was eating everything she saw – like a seagull.
Now, dievca is ending her second week of Estradiol (HRT) and her appetite has dropped and is much more under control. Yes, her breasts may get larger, hopefully her weight may shift out of her belly – but its the feeling that her joints are moving more freely (#1) and her overwhelming desire for food has diminished (#2) that is making her feel very
Note: the addition of progesterone will happen in 2 weeks. (helps protect from breast cancer and helps with sleep)
Is this a placebo effect? Who knows, who cares – its a positive change in dievca’s life.
Illustration by “Beast Flaps” a UK artist who has books available on the Amazon UK site.
Well, someone likes the weather we’ve been having!Posted: May 10, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, Color, D/s, dievca, Flowers, Hudson River, Joy, Life, NYC, photo, Spring, submissive 1 Comment
The azaleas are gorgeous this Spring. An explosion of Joy!
Photo: dievca azaleas Hudson River 05/2023
Good Morning, Sexy!Posted: May 8, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, erotic, Life, Love, Monday, Morning, Sexy, submissive Leave a comment
Have a good week!
dawn coffeePosted: May 1, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, disaster, Life, Monday, Morning, Rain, Spring, Weather Leave a comment
After two days of non-stop rain and dievca having to travel in it all weekend; subway delays, wild-a** bus rides, a flat bicycle tire in Times Square where the tourists walk 5 abreast with umbrellas, and wearing full rain gear…the sun has appeared. dievca is enjoying her coffee in its lovely rays. Have a good week.
Reason for the RhymePosted: April 29, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Poetry | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, History, Life, Rain, rhyme, Spanish Armada, Spring, Weather, work Leave a comment
Rain, rain, go awayCome again some other day We want to go outside and play Come again some other day
The rhyme remembers the fiasco of the Armada from the English point of view. A version very like the one we know was written about by a famous diarist called John Aubrey in 1687. He said little children used it to charm away rain so they could play outdoors.
Its thought the song dates back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, over 450 years ago. At the time, there was a rivalry between England and Spain, and the Spanish planned to invade England with an enormous fleet of ships.
In 1588, the Spanish set off with over 130 huge ships called galleons. Each galleon needed 2,000 oak trees to build, cost the equivalent of several million pounds and needed a crew of more than 200 men. It was a huge investment for Spain.
The Armada ran into the English, who had faster ships, and then a terrible storm that scattered the galleons. Only 65 made it home. The rhyme remembers the fiasco of the Armada from the English point of view.
dievca just has to get through the workday and PT – the rain is going to be a pain-in-the neck…will it please go away?!?!
Coffee and a strange sight~Posted: April 24, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: art, BDSM, Chelsea, coffee, D/s, dievca, High Line, Life, Monday, Morning, NYC, Photos Leave a comment
What’s with the pink tree on the High Line and 10th Avenue?
A 25-foot-tall fluorescent pink tree, a sculpture by the Swiss conceptual artist Pamela Rosenkranz, will land on New York’s High Line next April like a synthetic being, rising amid its budding-green brethren where the elevated park bridges 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. Reading as a tree (but obviously artificial), this rendition will have visceral qualities, with branches tapering into blood vessels and roots reaching over the earthen-clad plinth as though poised for flight.
“The whole tree might remind us of an organ,” said the artist, 43, who is based in Zurich and is the winner of the third High Line Plinth commission, a rotating program for monumental public artworks on view for 18 months at a time. (The first artists were Simone Leigh and Sam Durant.) Rosenkranz’s work, “Old Tree,” was selected from 80 proposals solicited from artists in 40 countries, nominated by international advisers and posted on the High Line’s website in 2020 for public feedback.
Digitally merging scans of actual trees with those of human circulatory systems and muscles, Rosenkranz fabricated an armature in metal on which she is sculpting layers of tactile polymer, tinted with pigments of vivid reddish pinks. “This color has a history of being quite attractive,” she said in an interview, “but I’m looking for a dissonance, something that also awakes or repulses.”
She was inspired by Louise Bourgeois’s monumental sculptures of spiders when designing her tree’s animated roots that appear to be scrambling from the plinth. “There’s a bit of a humoristic aspect,” she said, “as if the tree would like to leave its planter.”
From a NYT Article from Hilarie M. Sheets
Photos: dievca NYC High Line 04/2023
View of the Earth via NYCPosted: April 22, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: Chelsea, D/s, dievca, Earth Day 2023, Hudson River, Life, Love, NYC, Photos Leave a comment
Photos: dievca – NYC and th Hudson River 04/2023
87F (30.6C) in April … whew!Posted: April 15, 2023 Filed under: Accessories, Clothing, Discussion, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, dressing, hot weather, Life, Master, Outfits, Spring, submissive Leave a comment
There wasn’t much of a Winter in New York City, now Spring seems to be hijacked by Summer temperatures. It’s a bit crazy – Master broke out the fan!
They say that the temperature will drop to a high of 67 F (19C) today, so dievca’s plans to wear a light cotton dress to a birthday dinner will have to be revamped…
Here’s what she was planning to wear:
Now she’s moving on to something else:
Just poured and ready to go!Posted: April 10, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, Blue Monday, coffee, D/s, dievca, good wishes, Life, Love, Morning, submissive Leave a comment
Good Morning – have a good week.
Happy Easter!Posted: April 9, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, Bunny, Cosplay, D/s, dievca, Easter, retro, Spring, submissive Leave a comment
Hop, Hop, Hop!
It’s gone now~Posted: March 26, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Relationships | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Family, fun, Humor, kids, Life, Love, Midwest, snow, Spring, travel Leave a comment
But it made for a GREAT snowball fight when needed.
Photo: dievca, Midwest Snow 03/2023
Heading back to Wet SnowPosted: March 24, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Relationships | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, elderly parents, Family, fun, kids, Life, Love, Midwest, Photos, snow, travel, vintage Leave a comment
dievca’s flying back Midwest to watch and sort “slides!’ from her Parents. Should be an interesting time as the slides are from before she was born. Her oldest brother will be helping and she asked some cousins to be “on call” for identification help. Doesn’t matter – there will be 6 “rugrats” running around and that, plus wet snow, will make for a good time. dievca’s got her snow boots and snow pants at the ready. Have a good weekend!
Finished! How is your Monday?Posted: March 20, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, exhausted, Life, Monday, Morning, project management, relieved, submissive, time Leave a comment
Project deadline: COMPLETE and ON TIME!
Re-Post: Lips Like Sugar: Kissable LipsPosted: March 19, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, beauty, body awareness, D/s, dievca, Life, Lips, music videos, self-care, Spring, Spring Cleaning, submissive Leave a comment
‘Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.’
Spring Cleaning: Kissable Lips
Honey and Sugar Lip Exfoliating paste:
-A tablespoon of brown sugar or white sugar
-A dash of honey (just enough to make the sugar really stick together) OR a bit of olive oil/coconut oil
-A teeny tiny little drop of vanilla (to make the paste smell yummy.)
-Rub a small amount on your lips in a vigorous circular motion to remove dead skin.
-Apply lip balm.
-Ask your Sir if you may Kiss Him.
Oh, and if you are wearing any of the outfits that Siouxsie Sioux is wearing in the video ~
dievca knows that your Sir will kiss you back.
And the wind knocked dievca off her bikePosted: March 8, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, cycling, D/s, dievca, Humor, Life, March, Wednesday, Wide Awake, wind Leave a comment
An eye-opener, for sure~
Running a bit late this Monday morningPosted: March 6, 2023 Filed under: Accessories, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, Home Decor, Humor, Life, Monday, Morning, Shopping Leave a comment
BUT FIRST COFFEE pillow from Amazon $21.99
Signs of NYC Spring – 2023Posted: March 5, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Flowers, Hudson River Greenway, Life, Love, renewal, Spring, Weather 2 Comments
Well, it wasn’t much~Posted: February 28, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: baking, BDSM, D/s, dievca, disappointment, elderly parents, Humor, Life, snow, submissive, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
The Snow wasn’t very impressive at 10 pm, last night.
dievca doesn’t think it will be a problem this morning on the bike…
Carrying the cake will be tricky.
(It was sweet to pull out Mom & Dad’s measuring spoons plus dievca realized that her mixer is 25 + years old and going strong)
Giving up Chocolate (for Lent)Posted: February 22, 2023 Filed under: Discussion, Home and Garden, Relationships | Tags: Ash Wednesday, BDSM, Catholic Faith, chocolate, D/s, dievca, discipline, erotic, Lent, Life, lovr, Sexy, submissive 2 Comments
Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Western Christian denominations. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent. It is observed by Catholics in the Roman Rite, Lutherans, Moravians, Anglicans, Methodists, Nazarenes, as well as by some churches in the Reformed tradition. Wikipedia
Why do people give things up until Easter Sunday? Millions of people do this during Lent as a sign of sacrifice and to test their self-discipline. Christians believe that this is to represent Jesus Christ’s sacrifice when he went into the desert to pray and fast for the 40 days before later dying on the cross. BBC
A last look~Posted: February 20, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, California, coffee, D/s, dievca, flower, Life, Love, Monday, Morning, travel Leave a comment
The final walk on the beach with coffee,
and a little bit of color to get your week started.
BaoPosted: February 18, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: Bao, BDSM, Chinese, D/s, dievca, friendship, Life, Love, Soup Dumplings, traveling Leave a comment
dievca had been introduced to soup dumplings by a friend in NYC who opened a restaurant, Bund on Broadway, just before COVID. They made it through with pick-up service and flash frozen dumplings. dievca bought a steamer just for the goodness of eating their tasty offerings.
dievca caught up with a good friend in CA and her friend wanted to hit a favorite restaurant, Din Tai Fung. It was fabulous! (Note: this is the same friend, whose elderly Mother navigates NYC Chinatown at Warp Speed.) Sometimes you feel very taken care of with the beautiful comfort food.
The word “bao” has two meanings in Chinese. One way it means “steamed bun,” and when said another way it means “treasure” or “something precious.”
Postcard from CAPosted: February 16, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, beach, California, D/s, dievca, Life, Love, Photos, poppies, submissive, superbloom, travel 2 Comments
Hello from CA,
The weather has been cooler and windy this week. But the surf has been spectacular and there is a hint of a “Superbloom” in the moist air.
Miss you lots! XO
(photos: dievca - Redondo Beach, CA 02/2023)
5:20 am and beyondPosted: February 8, 2023 Filed under: Body Type, Clothing, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, cooking, D/s, dievca, Life, pasta, practical, recipe, schedule, soup, submissive, swimming, Winter Leave a comment
Arrive at work – wearing this:
Midday – strip to this:
Head home to cook this:
one pot lasagna soup recipe
- 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
- 1 (650mL) jar marinara sauce
- 4 cups beef broth
- 10 uncooked lasagna noodles broken into approx. 1-2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- Fresh parsley or basil, for garnish
Sauté ground beef in a large pot over med-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onions and garlic, sautéing another 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
Add remaining ingredients except for cheeses and fresh herbs, stirring to combine then bringing to a boil. Place lid on pot and simmer for 20 minutes until pasta is cooked through.
Serve soup in large bowls, sprinkling mozzarella cheese overtop and topping with a dollop of ricotta. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, then serve and enjoy!
Slow cooker instructions
Brown the beef, onions and garlic in a large skillet over med-high heat for 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Top with cheeses, then serve and enjoy!
Instant Pot instructions
Brown the beef, onions and garlic using the sauté feature for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except for cheeses, pushing the pasta underneath the liquid. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, then do a quick release. Top bowls with cheeses, then serve and enjoy!
Not an auspicious start…Posted: February 6, 2023 Filed under: Accessories, Home and Garden | Tags: bad day, BDSM, Breakfast, coffee, D/s, dievca, Life, messy, Monday, Morning, submissive, tough times Leave a comment
Broken Coffee Carafe
Spilled Maple Syrup
Misplaced Eye Glasses
It’s a rough Monday morning.
Its been gridlock all day…Posted: January 31, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, frustration, Life, NYC, traffic, US President Leave a comment
even on the bike.
Thinking of you! (and your coffee)Posted: January 30, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, good wishes, Life, Love, Monday, Morning, submissive, variety Leave a comment
However you take your coffee – may it start your week on a positive note!
A sweet start to the Chinese New Year~Posted: January 23, 2023 Filed under: Accessories, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, coffee mug, D/s, dievca, Life, Monday, Morning, Rabbit, Shopping, sweet Leave a comment
The Pet Friends mugs can be found at Interismo – dievca prefers the Fox mug, but one should go with the season! XO