I was briefly out of town. It created a ripple for sure.
What is it about homecomings. I was away for only two days and got home and it felt like a gulf between us. Sparkles just didn't want to really connect. And hardly any cuddling. Plus we talked and she said she really likes to just kind of be on her own. It was "Day 14" talk but we're well past that.
Woke up this morning and cuddled and kissed. At first Sparkles didn't really want to kiss but then she got into it and we had long kisses. Then I entered her and it was sublime. Very still. And then she got on top. I could have lingered there for a very long time. She wanted to get up so we did.
She likes to get up and have her tea and go to exercise class, so morning connect time can seem rushed to me but I don' t say anything and I never try to slow her down. So she feels her freedom to be herself and get up if she wants although I get up much earlier and I'd sooner spend more time cuddling and having intercourse. She's not there that way, at least not yet.
I think there is something about breaking the ongoing snuggle bond that even a few days away can cause. I will consciously make an effort to really hug and connect next time I am away and come home as soon as I can when I get home.