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Offline Julia1996

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What did you get for Christmas?
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:30:44 am »
What gifts did you get for Christmas?  I got an iPod touch in pink from my dad. Tyler gave me a kindle paperwhite. I got a Pandora bracelet from Tristan, a really pretty skirt and sweater from his parents, a gift basket of bath and bodywork stuff from one of his brothers and perfume from his other brother.

Then I got an inappropriate gift from my great aunt. She lives in Florida but always sends us presents. I just wait until Christmas morning and open them with the others. Her gift to me was a norelco men's razor and expensive after shave. She gave Tyler the same thing. The razors looked like expensive models. I gave it to Tristan. Lol.  I should add that my great aunt wasn't trying to be mean. She has dementia and forgets things and gets confused. Half the time she forgets I transitioned. At least this year her gifts are age appropriate. Last year she gave Tyler and I Lego sets. I guess she forgot we were grown up now. But even if she goofs up the gifts it's the thought that counts and no matter what she gives me I always send her a thank you note.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 10:41:45 am »
I'm at an awkward moment transition wise so couldn't get the stuff I really wanted unfortunately. ;D Would have been interesting to open up presents around people I'm not out to and get like... makeup or a dress. So what I did get was a few practical things like a new lantern and standing fan (I have been using a lantern as a light for years when I get up in the middle of the night and have to have the white noise of a good fan, but the ones I had were ridiculously old and about to both fall apart) or my favorite gift of a set of cast iron pans. Also netted 3 games I want to play, which I will definitely make use of with the added free time I am about to have. Maybe distract me from transition woes for a few hours. ;D

My birthday is in February though fortunately so don't have to wait too long to shift the presents more towards stuff that I need transition wise. I'm going to really drop hints about something like money towards hair removal.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 10:45:49 am »
I got what I wanted- money  ;D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 10:52:49 am »
Our gifts from our son was early. We (Wife and I) got 1hr full body massages ... felt great.
Our daughters fight to get things for their family, they are off the hook. Just having them show up at our house with the grandchildren to spend the day is enough for us.

My wife got me three sun hats,  because I mentioned that I should wear something when outside (I have some suspicious skin coloring on my cheek bones :( ). Pink, light green, and blue. I took the pink straight away. Not that I don't like the other colors, it just happened to perfectly match the blouse that I was wearing.

She thought I might be embarrassed opening it in front of everyone .. nope, I mean, come on .. I was already wearing a pink blouse ;D



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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 02:37:30 pm »
I got a really nice gift from the boob fairy.  A weekend growth spurt that gave me an additional 1/2"!  Maybe soon, I'll be an actual numbered size.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 03:58:05 pm »
So, it was my first Christmas since I told the family.

Got some nice earrings from my wife, which was very cool and unexpected. She also gendered me correctly and did not use my male name for the most part .  That's been hard for her and also old habits can die hard,  so it was quite nice.

As usual,  got gift cards from my kids, though a different mix this year.  Golf Galaxy and ULTA beauty.  Both will be used. 

And also that after we finished a 90 minute, 6 connection family Skype session, I did not recall hearing anyone use my male name, even an inadvertent slip up.

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 04:04:54 pm »
A 43" Sony Bravia 4k smart TV with wi-fi.

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 04:15:20 pm »
My girlfriend gave me some earrings.
One niece gave me a coffee cup
But the real treat came from another niece: a 25 pack of snack size bags of Takis chips (imagine spicy tortilla chips that are rolled up on themselves, they're pretty good and this kid is addicted to them).  But she ate one package, kept another for a snack, and individually wrapped every single one of the remainder, placed them back in the outer package, then wrapped the package.  This evil little brat is going places.   ;D

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 04:25:32 pm »
I was spoiled rotten by my wife and two daughers...totally....I got 3 different perfumes, a dress, Top, nightie, robe earrings, nail manicure stuff, a beautiful solid silver bracelet, a new PC game and a fancy water bottle to take with me to electrolysis.

Absolutely 100% spoiled rotten  ;D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 04:26:44 pm »
my best friend and I got eachother gifts from the same place and that made me really happy lol, there's a really cute local giftshop that has gourmet coffee beans and locally made sauces and salsas and they have lots of jewelry and some dresses too. I got her a gift card and she got me some coffee and mini-bottles of baileys to sneak in it hehe. there was some other stuff in the bag too but I can't recall what it was, oops. I saw her today though and she gave me a homemade coffeecake that she said was part of my present too :)

My sister gave me a $50 giftcard to JC Penneys, my dad gave me $100, and my mom gave me $50 plus some socks and slip on shoes for when I run out to grab the mail or check on my grill. She's always yelling at me to put shoes on and I never want to do it  :D I'm the kind of person who would rather take my socks off and go out barefoot instead of putting shoes on lol, but I'll actually probably use these.

My aunt and uncle gave me a giftcard to a gas station. A little odd but useful I guess
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 04:37:49 pm »
Since we decided to give both of us a major gift next year (I'll report later on that one), we only did a few small things directly for Christmas: I did get some professional makeup tools which was a very nice surprise. My wife very carefully watches out for my looks to make sure I blend in the best I can so some new tools will be awesome!


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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 04:41:06 pm »
Some neat new headphones, kind of a nerdy mug, and a piano chair/stool. Someone of course sent me some obligatory socks with hearts on. And lots of things I shouldn't be eating. 

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 04:46:03 pm »
My wife has one functional arm but she knitted me this lovely scarf with one hand. It took her all year.

It is gorgeous and so is she


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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 04:48:24 pm »
My cousin gave me a framed picture of Snow White as a zombie.  I also have a painting of the queen of hearts with a chainsaw in one hand and bloody heart on the other, so they belong in the same room:)  my dad gave me a music player (think iPod only nicer).  I've turned to music three times in my life, so this is significant for me.  The first two times were to escape dysphoria.  This new time though it's for pleasure, feels great.  My mom gave me a gender neutral purse, and scarf.  I use both, but can already see eye rolls from my dad.  My sister gave me a coach purse that is girly.  It will be my rle level purse.  I'm not ready for that yet.

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 07:39:18 pm »
I got a self help book from my mom....... I get she wants to help me but I'm just mad she brought her nagging to Christmas.  Now I need to figure out how or if I should tell her why it's totally inappropriate and that it says she thinks I'm a failure which I already knew but was hoping she would leave it for a day. *Sigh* probably not going to say anything just don't want to fight anymore and I have less and less reason to try and help her understand. Guess that gap is getting wider.

In good news I got myself some cute earings! But I set a goal to get my ears peirced as a reward for finally getting my driver's license. Not quite there yet so they sit in a box for a little while longer.

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2017, 08:09:57 pm »
Lets see.. socks, slippers, a belt, work trousers, the only 1/2 decent thing was one of them basic dove gift sets with shower gel and moiustriser. .... at least ill use that on me. Its dove for men but being dove it prob wont smell

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2017, 08:12:52 pm »
A great meal with my daughter. Hugs and kisses from my Granddaughter. Breakfast from my wife who only has one leg due to diabetes. A season clinching win from the Rams. A day with all the family. Good wishes from friends. New skinny jeans and a pretty purple blouse. One more year beating the odds. We are up to 21 now,
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2017, 08:29:52 pm »
My wife has one functional arm but she knitted me this lovely scarf with one hand. It took her all year.

It is gorgeous and so is she



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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2017, 08:57:21 pm »
From my mother, I received an 18" pearl necklace. My brother gave me a salt lamp (supposedly, it helps with my allergies). My sister gave me an echo dot and a smart plug. My husband showered me with so many gifts, I don't even know where to start.
Then, there is my late step dad's family. I got coffee mugs (and I don't even drink coffee), and a shower gel set (I always thought it means "you stink").
With the exception of what my hubby gave me, what I spent on gifts comes close to equalling the value of what I received. For once, I wasn't on the short end of the stick.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 08:59:26 pm »
I got a nail dryer, an electric nail kit of some kind(haven't figured it out yet) , a build a bear boba fett(which I knew I was getting) , a fitness counting wrist band thing, candy, A Star Wars optical illusion toy, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.
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