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In a state of shock. Good shock!

Those of you who know me well will be aware that I have struggled financially for many years, my only personal income being some meagre pensions which I had to draw out many years too early in order to survive after my accident almost 13 years ago.

That is about to change.

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Finding the good in the bad

Even though it’s been very mild on the whole, it has been a very long and lonely winter. Severe bouts of depression have been interrupted by our transgender group meetings, visits to my nephew’s place afterwards, and the occasional coffee with friends. For all of these things I am particularly grateful.

The past week to ten days has been a complete roller-coaster of emotions, for various reasons, but this past weekend I managed to feel a blessing on the edge of calamity and it has given me a new perspective.

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Desperate for the knife, but not where you’d think

Well here’s a blog post I didn’t expect to be writing during this lifetime.

I went for a coffee with some friends yesterday evening, and during the conversation I showed them the problems I have with my feet. These are numerous, (the problems, not my feet), but the main non-medical issue is the size of them.

In order to be able to get ANY footwear on I need to buy a UK size 13, (EU 47, US 14, CM 31.5) and, because of the high instep and circulatory problems I have, a wide fitting is also needed.

This makes buying Men’s shoes really difficult, and women’s shoes virtually impossible, something which really jerks up the dysphoria rating.

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Yo da girl, Berni

I guess it’s just about now that my oldest t-girl friend Berni (Sindy) will be going in to theatre for her gender confirmation surgery.

It’s been a heck of a journey since we first met, but so good to know that her dreams will be realised at last.

Love you hunny. Be safe, and I’m thinking of you all the way.

So many …

So many people at Fife Pride 2018 having a great time.

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So many excuses to have fun.

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So many times I wanted to have a chance to sit down!!

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So many times I forgot to take pictures.

So many old friends met.

So many new friends made.

So many times I wished Jenny could do my makeup every day.

So many times people said I looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

So many times other people looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

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So many of the acts I’d have liked to have a chance to see.

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So many kind and generous people stopping by the stall and donating.

So many times I looked at my nails and fell even more in love with them.

So many times I wished I could be like this every day.

So many times I admired/envied the clothes other women were wearing.

So many times my feet said “Get off us!”.

So many times I ignored my feet.

So many times I wished it would rain Blue Lagoon.

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So many times I wished every day could be like this. 😀

Fife Pride preparation

I almost can’t believe that Fife Pride has finally arrived again but tomorrow is the day, and it’s going to be a scorcher!!

I’ll be getting my make-up done by Jenny again in the morning, and I did something a bit special today too …

Yep, I got my nails painted professionally for the first time ever!! … Trans Flag on my fingernails, with added glitter. 😀

Wifey wasn’t too pleased. LMAO

And those are my own nails too. 😛

Hey, check out those boobs too, and they’re all mine with no bra! 😀

Partay, partay, partay!!!!!!

 

Made up before being made up

I had an appointment at the Gender Identity Clinic in Edinburgh earlier and things didn’t start well as I had got the time wrong and arrived an hour late.

Fortunately I was still seen, and just as I was leaving the clinician said to me “You’re looking really super anyway.”  Given how stressed out I was feeling this was so good to hear, and it gave me a boost.

I hadn’t had time to put any lippy on before going in to see him, and had no makeup on at all, so before I left I headed for the little girls room, put some my favourite lippy on, and generally checked that all was in order. I also had a new pair of sunglasses with me that I had bought recently and, with it being such a bright and sunny day, I slipped those on as well.

I had only just left the building and turned the next corner when a voice from just behind me said “You’re looking nice!”.

I turned to look at who had spoken, and a hippyish woman of indeterminate age between 20 and 50 was smiling at me as she crossed the road.

“Thank you!” I beamed at her. “Thank you!”

That’s the first time a stranger has said that to me in public and it totally made my day!

I’m seeing Jenny at 4:30 to get my makeup done for tonight, (see the previous post), but I’m already well made up!! 😀

This is a good day!