Happy New Year 2014!

Christmas cookies on the stove.

Master Michael:

The holidays have come and gone at our home, but we had a blast this season. For different reasons, the holidays always seem to be either feast or famine – the source of a wonderful time together or the source of a lot of stress and tension. Fortunately, this year, we had a lot to celebrate (still can’t believe how wonderful GLLA was!) and we had some much needed downtime with our family and friends. This season, the baking/cooking bug hit me and I ended up making the traditional fantasy fudge, gingerbread men, lollipop sugar cookies and these little treats – peanut butter cookies w/sugar coating and a kiss on top.

For New Years Eve, we decided to throw open our doors and invite all our friends over. Drop on it, come and go as you like. We are blessed with wonderful friends and we wanted to share the evening with them. We made sure that we had plenty of spirits and munchies and finger foods. Several showed up, including our Illinois title Sir, Jeff, his husband and their new boy. Our club brother Steve came and his friend SB. We spent the evening yakking, watching silly TV and the ball drop and the Chicago fireworks. What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year.



Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to remind us who’s in charge and a heavy snow storm hit us about 4pm on New Years Eve. The snow continued heavy through the night and this is the view we woke up to on New Year’s morning. Our New Year’s day was quiet as we watched the snow pile up, and up… about 4pm, I ended up starting the snow blowing/shoveling. I’m feeling it this morning for sure!

As we sat and talked about the coming year, angie and I realized that in NINE EIGHT weeks, we will be in Dallas for Southplains Leather Fest and the International Master/slave competition. Our preparations have been slowed up for the holidays, so now is the time for the putting of the pedal to the metal. Can’t wait!

For 2014…

  • More love, more hugs and more of the journey, step by step. That’s our 2014 resolutions.
  • We will take the lessons of those that left in 2013 and try to live up to them in 2014. That’s our 2014 promise.
  • To dare to do things, to not give up, to leave nothing behind and put it all out there. Those are our 2014 goals.
  • May you have love, peace, joy, health and prosperity, and may you discover the power in you and your mind. That’s our 2014 wish to you all.

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Master Michael S

International Master 2014. Member of: Chicago Leather Club, Chicago Leathermen Group, MAsT: Greater Chicago. Longtime leatherman. One of the Four Horsemen.

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