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{February 2, 2014}   Roommate? Check!

I got myself a roommate. He’s gay. I love him.
Soon we are headed to Boston and I’m psyched!
That is all πŸ™‚



{September 4, 2013}   I’m With The Band

Steel Pans

This evening I went and did something crazy… I tried out for a Steel Drum Band and was chosen! Mind you I’d never touched a Steel Drum, let alone seen one in real life, before tonight. They showed me a few things, I banged them out with no problem and perfect rhythm and BANG! I’m in! It’s pretty exciting and gives me something to look forward to. And it’s sooo much fun! It doesn’t do any miracles for my shoulder and back pain but the emotional benefits seem to outweigh the negative physical effects. We’re going to get together every Tuesday night from now until May, when we will participate in a Steel Drum Festival. I’m already nervous but I’m excited at the same time. I love music, I love playing music and I’m thrilled to be a part of a musical group once again. It’s also a plus that I’m learning a new instrument πŸ™‚

Man, it’s been much too long since I’ve been this excited about something.



Day number two with my long-lost nephew.

He’s a good kid. We went to my Uncle’s house today for a family barbeque and it went very well. Okay, so it was really boring. Anyway, my nephew seems to be enjoying himself. He’s really taken to me especially. After we got home this afternoon I laid down for a quick nap that ended up lasting three hours. When I got up I didn’t even make it to the bottom of the stairway when he came running, β€œYou’re finally up!”. Haha. I sat outside with my parents for a little bit and they told me that while I was napping my nephew kept saying, β€œShe’s still sleeping?”, β€œShe’s not up yet?”, β€œHow long is she going to sleep?”. Apparently he was very anxious for me to be up and about.
I watched the two National Treasure movies with him tonight. He says they’re his favorite movies. I think it’s going to work out with him. All He needs and desperately wants is to be lived and cared for. Fortunately if there’s anything my family knows how to do, it’s making people feel as though they’ve always been an important part if this family.
I’m kind of looking forward to my nephew officially moving in Friday. It feels good to be doing something for someone, and it’s amazing how he came back to us. We thought we’d never see him again, but here he is, almost fifteen years later. It’s amazing!



This is exactly what my face looks like right now. No kidding.

This is exactly what my face looks like right now. No kidding.

I feel so good! A weekend (or five days) away has done me a world of good. Physical pain aside, I haven’t felt this good in a really, really, really long time. I’m already planning on returning next month.

Ahhh, to be FREE! I’ve been day dreaming about what it would be like to move there. Obviously it would be different than vacationing there. I couldn’t get drunk and party every night like we did this past weekend. It’s too expensive. But down there no one cares that I’m gay. No one cares that I’m a female but wear men’s clothes. Everyone loves everyone else, just the way they are. It’s really kind of sad when I think about it: I can’t get that from my own family.

For now I’m going to hold onto this good feeling that still remains from my little mini-vaca.

At least I’ve had some time to rest. There hasn’t been a single medical or fire call since I’ve been home. That’s a very good thing because I’m not sure my body could handle that right now. I might even take my Valium and turn my pager off tonight, for just one more night.



{June 12, 2013}   Comfort Zone Vacated

There’s nothing like being dressed like a boy and being dragged into Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret to shop for fragrances. I’m still not sure what the difference is between body spray, perfume and spritz. But that’s how my last day of vacation was spent. I did get a few spray bottles of stink-good (I don’t know what type it is) because I like to mist my pillows with it so it smells good when I go to bed πŸ™‚Β  It smells like a woman πŸ˜€

I can’t say it enough: this past weekend was amazing! Good friends, good food, good music, good times and good-good-goodness I can’t wait to go back!

We went straight to our Brazilian friend’s apartment in Boston Friday, got shit-faced and danced til five in the morning. We got up at ten Saturday morning and I spent the day riding around Boston doing errands with the woman I’ve been crushing on since I was fifteen (AHHH! <in a high-pitch opera voice>). Saturday night she cooked us some Brazilian food (yum!) and we had a few drinks and just talked and laughed until late. Sunday we got up and went to an amusement park all day and had a blast. We left her apartment Monday afternoon around three and drove to my friend’s parents’ apartment in the suburbs where we got Chinese take-out and watched Final Destination 5 in 3D (awesome!). And today (see above, first paragraph) we went to the mall and did a little shopping. We left around six and got home at ten-thirty tonight. I’m ready to turn around and head back already!

Stress free. Care free. I could be myself. I was in an apartment full of lesbians. I danced. I laughed. I talked. I learned a bit of a new language. I touched, I got touched. I ate. I drank. I relaxed. I didn’t care what anyone thought of me because everyone is so fun-loving. I haven’t felt that good in sooo long. ❀



{June 10, 2013}   Wonderfully Rough Weekend
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My good friend Denyse (left) and myself (right).

What a great weekend!!! This is what we looked like this morning after spending the entire weekend with some crazy-ass Brazillians. We drank (a lot), we dirty danced (too much), we ate (a lot) and we went to an amusement park. Rollercoasters and spinning rides. Fried dough and water slides. Lots of fun, tons of happiness and even more love and hugs. I lived β€œThe L Word” all weekend and I’m sad to leave it.

This evening we’re in the suburbs taking it easy and relaxing. Chinese food and movies on the 3D TV. I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed and just happy, care-free. I could care less if I go home or when.

One thing I could do without is the pain. My back and shoulder are killing me from all of the activities. Home tomorrow and then physical therapy on Wednesday, if I can handle it. As you can see from the photo above, I’m wrecked, exhausted.



{June 10, 2013}   Quick Update From Boston

I’m literally stuck in Boston. I lost my car keys and my extra set is back home, about three hours away. Amazingly enough though, I’m not stressing about it. I’m so stress-free, content and happy right now. I don’t want to go home. Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could just disappear from my “life” and start all over again here? Ahh, the dreams!

I didn’t make it to any gay Pride events, but I have a very good excuse. I spent the day riding around in a fancy Cadillac Escalade with a woman I’ve been crushing on since I was fifteen years old. I had an amazing time πŸ™‚

Oh how I wish I didn’t have to leave!!!



I should be on the road headed for Boston in ten minutes, however my friend is running at least an hour late. That means we’re going to get caught up in rush hour traffic going into Boston.
I’m impatient. I wanted to leave last night!!!!!

Thankfully my physical therapist squeezed me in for this morning so I won’t be so sore for my road trip.

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Let the good times roll Bean Town!!!



After coming home from the hospital this morning I took a nap for a few hours. My day actually began around 12:30pm. Here’s how it’s gone:

I went outside to drink my coffee and have a smoke and I met a new friend. From the looks of his plump belly he'd had a hearty breakfast. I had to pick him up and take him away from the property before my Mother had a heart attack. He was a big boy, about 18" long. Gigantic for this part of the woods.

I went outside to drink my coffee and have a smoke and I met a new friend. From the looks of his plump belly he’d had a hearty breakfast. I had to pick him up and take him away from the property before my Mother had a heart attack. He was a big boy, about 18″ long. Gigantic for this part of the woods.

 

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When I went in for my shower Ken and his ladies greeted my from the edge of the tub. Looks like he had a good night. Sorry Ken, you have to go. You’re not my type πŸ˜‰

Then while at the playground my niece climbs atop the fire engine and states that she "wants to ride in big firetrucks when I get big like you Auntie". Awww!

Then while at the playground my niece climbs atop the fire engine and states that she “wants to ride in big firetrucks when I get big like you Auntie”. Awww!

 

This evening as I tried my dress on for one last time before the wedding to make sure I didn’t have to do any touch-ups my niece came waltzing into my room. Her jaw dropped to the floor and she said, “Auntie! You don’t wear dresses!”. Haha. She was only a year old when I last wore a dress at my graduation. She then went on to inform me that I can’t wear my camo hat and my work boots with the dress ’cause “it just doesn’t work”. God love her!



{May 28, 2013}   Obsession

I have a new sickness… an obsession…
I found a piano/keyboard game (okay, two) for my tablet and I can’t stop playing! It’s almost four in the morning and I’ve been playing it since about midnight. It’s worse than my Words With Friends or BINGO addiction!
I suppose there are much worse things that I could be doing. I think everyone should give this piano/keyboard game a try!



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