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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #980 on: January 25, 2021, 05:30:25 pm »
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Thank you my dear Forums Friends for your recent and "warm" reply comments....
Most of you are experiencing nice warm weather so far this last week.

Ahhhh, Valentine's Day is coming up in less than a month from now on February 14th.
My tooth-fairy sweetie has told me to "reserve" that day for her.   
She told me that she has plans for me and her..

I trust that all of you are doing well and doing well in your transition journey whether
it is at the beginning or toward the end....

Wishing all of you happiness and success.
Always feel quite free to post here on my thread, you are always very welcome to
talk about whatever you wish.

HUGS,
Danielle
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #981 on: January 25, 2021, 08:48:00 pm »
Sadly, it will be a lonely Valentine’s Day for me as I’ll be all alone in New York recovering from surgery. Maybe next year there will be someone? I can always dream while I’m dilating away... :P

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #982 on: January 26, 2021, 05:26:22 am »
Same for me with nobody to send one to and nobody will send me one , wishing you and the TF have a good time though.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #983 on: January 26, 2021, 10:26:23 am »

Ahhhh, Valentine's Day is coming up in less than a month from now on February 14th.
My tooth-fairy sweetie has told me to "reserve" that day for her.   
She told me that she has plans for me and her..

HUGS,
Danielle[/b][/size]

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I hope you and your sweetie have a wonderful Valentine's Day. I look forward to you telling us all about it, especially since this will be my first Valentine's Day in 40 years without my sweetie.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #984 on: January 26, 2021, 11:43:18 am »
@sarahc  @davina61  @EllenW .... and my other followers...

Please forgive me for being so insensitive.... I am so very sorry.
 
While I was rejoicing regarding celebrating Valentine's Day with my Tooth-fairy sweetie ... it is very apparent now to me that because of your personal circumstances some of you will not look at Valentine's Day as a joyous day to celebrate with a loved one.

For my insensitivity I ask your forgiveness please....
...always I am wishing you happiness in your future days.


HUGS, HUGS, HUGS 
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #985 on: January 26, 2021, 11:47:15 am »
Did not upset me, TBH better on my own at the moment. It makes me happy that you (and others) have some one to share with.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #986 on: January 26, 2021, 12:34:31 pm »
No worries...I mean, I do have the fulfillment of getting GCS done, and that is a really big deal! And I have tons of support from remote corners of the country - I definitely won’t be alone.

I wish you warm fuzzies for your Valentine’s Day with your tooth fairy.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #987 on: January 26, 2021, 01:11:59 pm »
Danielle, you should always feel free to celebrate the good things in your life, especially on your OWN thread. Many of us follow you in part because you are living the life and are such a supportive person.

You are certainly not insensitive to feel and express something as happy as your upcoming Valentine's Day. We are (mostly) adults here (laughing at myself) and capable of being happy for you even as we deal with our own setbacks. I'm happy for you and TF and I hope you'll have a fun time.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #988 on: January 26, 2021, 01:31:26 pm »
I am not one of the ones that expects to be alone this Valentine’s, so maybe my opinion on this subject isn’t something everyone will agree with, but I find encouragement and reason for hope in your positive life circumstances.  It makes me feel like maybe there is a way for me to be as happy.  It would be a loss for me to stop seeing your positive reports.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #989 on: January 26, 2021, 05:10:04 pm »


     Dear Danielle,
                      I would like to add comment since I'm on your list of Forum Friends....
                      In no way am I offering my forgiveness,.....as none is necessary.
                     Thank you for wishing me and the others happiness in the future days. You always do.
                      I personally enjoy reading what you write.  :)
                      Could go on about how lonely I am, but more importantly.....
                      Will we be seeing any cookies?


                                     ...............................Ann     

                   
Roedd y byd yn symud roedd hi'n iawn yno

 ac yr oedd hi


Ymlaen rydyn ni'n mynd!


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #990 on: January 26, 2021, 10:13:20 pm »
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Many thanks to all of you forums friends for your most kind words.....
 
I always appreciate seeing and reading your posts and comments on my
thread and wherever else you feel inclined to share your thoughts.

I trust that all of you have a great night tonight and a good day tomorrow.
If it is cold where you live.... stay warm and dry.


HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle
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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #991 on: January 26, 2021, 10:38:53 pm »
UPDATE:  Tuesday evening 7:30PM Alaska Time
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Well, I just had dinner at the home of my Tooth-fairy sweetie.
We had originally planned to be dusting off the snow from her
BBQ Grill and making cheese burgers... but it is just too darn cold
and windy to do anything outside so she made Meatloaf instead....

I brought along a Pasta Salad that I made this morning.
         

Typical of the month of January here where I live it has been bitter cold
this last few days with more bitter cold coming.
Early this morning it was minus -29 degrees (f) below Zero and
right now just after dinner it is minus -31 degrees (f) below Zero.

Right now we are sitting on her sofa couch in front of her fireplace sipping
on a little wine before I finally decide to bundle up and go home soon.

Stay warm where you are my friends... 
....I will post more tomorrow on Wednesday.

HUGS,
Danielle



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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #992 on: January 26, 2021, 10:47:16 pm »
Danielle, You stay warm too. Being in front of that fireplace sounds cozy. Jamie and I might travel to northern Arizona around Christmas time next year in hopes of spending some time in front of a fireplace and enjoying the winter for a few days up there. It has been cool for us lately to getting down in to the 30's. Glad you got a chance to spend time with your Tooth-fairy sweetie. Hugs
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #993 on: January 26, 2021, 11:24:22 pm »
UPDATE:  Tuesday evening 7:30PM Alaska Time
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Well, I just had dinner at the home of my Tooth-fairy sweetie.
We had originally planned to be dusting off the snow from her
BBQ Grill and making cheese burgers... but it is just too darn cold
and windy to do anything outside so she made Meatloaf instead....

I brought along a Pasta Salad that I made this morning.
         

Typical of the month of January here where I live it has been bitter cold
this last few days with more bitter cold coming.
Early this morning it was minus -29 degrees (f) below Zero and
right now just after dinner it is minus -31 degrees (f) below Zero.

Right now we are sitting on her sofa couch in front of her fireplace sipping
on a little wine before I finally decide to bundle up and go home soon.

Stay warm where you are my friends... 
....I will post more tomorrow on Wednesday.

HUGS,
Danielle


Danielle-

It warms my heart to read your story.  I hope some day that my sweetie and I can find the space to just sit around- and not have a special night- but just a regular warm up the junk food night! Stay warm, and I hope you chose a good wine to sit around and be warmed by!!

Hugs!!

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #994 on: January 27, 2021, 05:01:32 am »
Wait a minute...you said that you all were considering grilling outside when you knew the temperature was 20 below?  ??? ???  You do realize that even considering this possibility is not normal in the other 49 states, yes?  ;D

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #995 on: January 27, 2021, 10:40:02 am »
I can’t post a link, so use a search engine to find this:

Charcoal Companion CC4132 KitchenQue Indoor Stovetop Smoker, 13.5" x 12.5" x 9.5", Black

I haven’t used that one, we have an indoor gas Kitchenaid grill with vent hood), but if I lived somewhere as cold as Alaska, I’d want an indoor grill (even if it was just George Foreman’s).

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #996 on: January 27, 2021, 11:44:32 am »
@Rachel Montgomery   @sarahc
Dear Rachel and Sarah:
I had owned and had  used the indoor grills and indoor smokers in the past.... and the George Foreman cooker too....
I prefer the real thing outdoors....  if it were slightly warmer without the wind and all the deep snow we would have done the outdoor grilling..... but on the positive side, the Meatloaf was terrific!!!
HUGS,
Danielle

I can’t post a link, so use a search engine to find this:

Charcoal Companion CC4132 KitchenQue Indoor Stovetop Smoker, 13.5" x 12.5" x 9.5", Black

I haven’t used that one, we have an indoor gas Kitchenaid grill with vent hood), but if I lived somewhere as cold as Alaska, I’d want an indoor grill (even if it was just George Foreman’s).
Wait a minute...you said that you all were considering grilling outside when you knew the temperature was 20 below?  ??? ???  You do realize that even considering this possibility is not normal in the other 49 states, yes?  ;D

Sarah
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The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #997 on: January 27, 2021, 12:06:19 pm »
Wednesday morning, at work now.   8:30AM   January 27, 2021

OK now.... it has been bitter cold this last week
but right now this morning it is ridiculously  C-O-L-D ....   
...minus -41 degrees(f) below Zero and with the
wind chill it feels like minus -55 degrees(f)


By the way:  For my friends and followers that utilize the
temperature scale of Celsius instead of Fahrenheit....
    -40 C   =   -40 F


It's a good thing (and a necessity here) that I have an AC plug-in engine block heater
and battery heater wrap in my vehicle... otherwise starting it in the morning could
be a problem...  at these very low temperatures the engine oil turns into sludge and the
battery can lose more than 75% of it's power.. and to make matters worse the
engine needs about twice the normal battery power to turn it over in the extreme
cold temperatures....  Winter tires rated for extreme low temperatures are a must because
regular tires will get still and even crack.   

In the parking areas of most businesses here they often provide
AC receptacles so I can plug-in while I am at work all day.


All of this is why Electric Vehicles are not utilized up here.. .

The good news is that my office is toasty warm.   Just after I got into my office
the Barista from the next door coffee shop brought over a large hot espresso and
some of their homemade cranberry/walnut shortbread cookies  ...
.... (the Barista there is a sweet woman... a couple years ago she was my female suitor #5)

.... and the much coveted PINK LID for my espresso.


     

I hope and trust that all of my forums friends and followers have a wonderful day today.

HUGS,
Danielle



« Last Edit: January 27, 2021, 02:50:43 pm by Northern Star Girl »
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #998 on: January 27, 2021, 12:55:46 pm »
@Rachel Montgomery   @sarahc
Dear Rachel and Sarah:
I had owned and had  used the indoor grills and indoor smokers in the past.... and the George Foreman cooker too....
I prefer the real thing outdoors....
HUGS,
Danielle


OK, but if you like the outdoor grill because you like charcoal flavors, the grill I suggested that you look into is a charcoal grill/smoker made for indoors.  You’d need a good vent hood. 

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #999 on: January 27, 2021, 02:18:28 pm »
OK, but if you like the outdoor grill because you like charcoal flavors, the grill I suggested that you look into is a charcoal grill/smoker made for indoors.  You’d need a good vent hood.
@Rachel Montgomery
Dear Rachel:
That is the problem...
....in my home there is no vent/hood and I don't want to have a hole punched in the ceiling...

Thank you for the tip regarding the indoor grills.... I looked at the pictures and they would work
if I did have a good vent hood.

I have grilled outside in the winter many times (I am a hardy Alaska girl) but last night the wind was blowing hard and the temperatures were quite cold...  usually that doesn't stop me from grilling outside but there is a limit.

Thank you very much for posting your suggestions.... and for your message with the photo.
HUGS,
Danielle
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The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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