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Title: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 23, 2019, 11:02:15 am
Hello Susan's place MTF forum....

 Have not started many topics since joining in late 2010 here at Susan's place, usually have answered other's topics and enjoy adding something to the conversations when possible. This topic I am creating will be only my 6th since joining, and it will be my personal diary of a mostly post transition life. I say mostly, because even though I've taken many steps physically and socially to transition to female, there are areas of female life where I feel I am still exploring and learning in, they fascinate me and I am one to believe in "life long learning". When I joined these forums I quickly realized that many here have created their own personal topics, and I've been starting to read and post in some of them, some are many years in the running, how fun and useful ! I've answered most of the polls here already, I've answered in many of the transition related topics that I can relate to, so here it goes my personal topic,

  My wife is working now and so am I as I type this, we mostly work today because we are helping our 20 somethings have a better life. Our oldest daughter is a FAA licensed commercial pilot, working on increasing her marketability in the aviation field. I personally have everything in life I could ever want, a happy marriage and a family that loves me, stable employment, home ownership, and my health and well being is the best ever. Thankfully I've solved many of the dysphoria related issues I suffered with over the past decade. I look forward to moving on from my day job sometime soon, and hopefully traveling more (we are cruising the inside passage this summer), playing more music, and enjoying many of the crafts and sewing I like to do.

  So today real life includes 5 miles of exercise soon, it's a cool showery morning here in the Puget Sound region. Getting our RV ready today for a Puget sound island trip and beautiful waterfront location to ride my bicycle, hike in the coastal forests there and be with family, here is what it looked like there last year.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-230419110050.jpeg)

Real life awaits this topic.....

Thanks for reading

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 23, 2019, 11:42:51 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear CynthiaAnn:
Thank you for starting  your new personal diary of your "mostly post transition life" ...   as you already know, I am in the same kind of life stage that you are regarding having the big life changing transition events behind me and now like you are, I am just living day by day doing everyday normal things that people do without continual and total focus on our past initial transition journey life changing endeavors.
 
Still, I am continuing to learn about living my new life but I am very fortunate to have the acceptance of many acquaintances,  good friends, and some romantic encounters too,  that helps me to start each day with a positive attitude, always trying to make the next day better than the last.

I am very happy to read how you are "helping" your 20 something kids and encouraging them... and reading about your happy marriage and family makes me smile and be glad for you.   

Oh yeah, enjoy doing some traveling... you will certainly enjoy the "inside passage" cruise this summer...  think of me when you get close to Alaska. 
I love the picture that you posted of your spring season beautiful green grass and water and mountain view of the Cascades or Olympics... and either the Straits of Juan de Fuca or of Puget Sound....   
***I think that I may be guessing correctly about all of that.???

The weather you are having their is making me envious for sure.   As I reported in my thread, I woke up this morning to a foot of new snow and it will be snowing all day and into tomorrow...  temps in the mid to high 20's (F) at night and today staying the low 30's (F)

For me, as it probably was for you, it has be quite an exciting ride, this transition journey, and looking back it was well worth the trials, tribulations, disappointments, failures and all of those things that threatened to sidetrack our journeys.

Thank you for starting your new "everyday life" thread, I will be eagerly following it as you feel so led to post your updates.
Hugs and best wishes as always, 
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 23, 2019, 08:03:12 pm
@Alaskan Danielle thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful reply to my diary post, you are correct the image above was taken from Marrowstone Island bluff looking north toward you, and that's point Wilson in the left foreground and the straight of Juan de Fuca. It's beautiful to have spring again here and all of the bulbs and flowering trees are in bloom. I will be thinking of you as we head up that coast this summer and I look forward to updating this thread. There are many twists and turns life can take, I plan on writing about some of them as we move into the future....

Our oldest daughter just came home excited this afternoon, as she met her new "Multi Engine" flight instructor today and has the next lessons scheduled now, she needs about 15 hours of training to complete this endorsement. Her S.E.S (special endorsement sea) training begins in Sept now at Kenmore air.

For the sake of this thread here she is having fun posing on a T 6 (texan) at Paine field a few years back before she flew this plane with the museum pilot.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-270319072229.jpeg)

Have wonderful day !

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 25, 2019, 08:58:30 am
Update 7 am PDT, it's cool this morning at 39f, sunny and bright here. Look forward to exercise out after my meeting with Cisco today and planning their big technical conference later this spring. Clothes shopping has been fruitful this spring, several new tops and skirts, and I have a wonderful new dress and sandals for a trip to CA this year. Out on exercise yesterday and this 30 something woman waves at me from her car, I seem to notice this a lot from women in our neighborhood, they are just being friendly and it's great to be on the receiving end of some of that...I learned a new song this past week, and it's always fun to go through the motions, I love ELP songs....Oldest daughter showed me her new Ruby ring from her boyfriend in Edmonton from her last trip there, we are getting closer I believe to being empty nesters it seems. Dual citizenship is in her future. I really like this guy she met, and he is perfectly at ease with me....Thoughts of what I'd wear at their wedding.....

Have a great day....

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 25, 2019, 09:20:21 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear CynthiaAnn:
The springtime is always my favorite season of the year... new life, new blossoms, and a nice change of pace from the long darkness and cold of winter... although I do love the winter season, in spite of the weather and darkness it has it's own type of beauty and up here we do lots of things indoors when it gets really nasty outside, plus it gives me lots of time to read a good book in front of my fireplace in the evenings.

Ahhh.... springtime is a wonderful time for changing over your wardrobe to new colorful and light summer clothes... even showing a little more skin if you dare.  Lots of fun.  Lots of fun dresses, tops, shorts and skorts... and capris.... and shoes.... etc.   

This year, my gym-gals group and I did not get to do our big overnight annual shopping trip to the big city (Anchorage) as we did last year in early Spring.  That was when I shared a hotel room with my Tooth Fairy Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 ....   I was so very nervous but that has all worked out very nicely as I have been reporting in my thread.
Hopefully we will get that trip arranged before summer starts.

Oh yeah, as you mentioned it is so affirming and such a good feeling to get the friendly waves and looks from other women... and men too.   As a married woman I am sure that you are more careful with how you respond to men flirting with you...  I assure you that it is a wonderful feeling and as you know from my threads, I have dated several men and gotten into some romantic endeavors with a few nice guys in the recent past.  (i.e. past Suitor#1 and also ShyGuy Suitor #3)

Thank you for your posting, and for sharing....
HUGS, 
Danielle


Update 7 am PDT, it's cool this morning at 39f, sunny however look forward to exercise out after my meeting with Cisco today, planning their big technical conference later this spring. Clothes shopping has been fruitful this spring, several new tops and skirts, and I have a wonderful new dress and sandals for my trip to CA this year. Out on exercise yesterday and this 30 something woman waves at me from her car, I seem to notice this a lot from women in our neighborhood, they are just being friendly and it's great to be on the receiving end of some of that...

Have a great day all

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 25, 2019, 09:31:52 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear CynthiaAnn:
This year, my gym-gals group and I did not get to do our big overnight annual shopping trip to the big city (Anchorage) as we did last year in early Spring.  That was when I shared a hotel room with my Tooth Fairy Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 ....   I was so very nervous but that has all worked out very nicely as I have been reporting in my thread.
Hopefully we will get that trip arranged before summer starts.

That's so awesome your "Tooth Fairy" friend, I am so happy for you Danielle ! Anchorage is the "Big City" for your neck of the woods. Been there several times over the years, had a friend that lived in Chugiack. I remember being stuck in Anchorage back in '89 when Mt Redoubt blew her top and they closed the airport there for several days. That was an interesting trip.

Yes reading by the fire, I enjoy that as well. I am sure you are quite ready for Spring / Summer there, you are gaining precious minutes of day light each day

Yes attention from guys is a whole topic in it's self, and an adjustment as a married woman...


Hugs and have a wonderful day Danielle !!

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 02, 2019, 09:23:12 pm
5/2 evening update with coffee, the trip to Marrowstone island was fantastic and it's good to be back, I'll simply say what great family time, we caught fantastic weather, and all the equipment worked, except for the having to clean and repair the connection to the trailer. Just doing our laundry now.

Here is #2 daughter and me visiting the lighthouse...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020519200826.jpeg)

and sunset 4/29

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020519205023.jpeg)

Have a great day !

Cynthia -



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 03, 2019, 09:25:40 am
  Good morning, just sipping my coffee and getting caught up on many threads here. All the laundry is done and everything pretty much put away. Reflecting on going out with daughter and my soul mate shopping in Port Townsend this week, and how it's taken years since transition for all of us to be comfortable doing routine things out in public together. I can recall many awkward moments in the past, and now it's just 3 ladies out shopping and dining. I found a nice skort in the consignment shop there, only 4 dollars, and such bright colors, I did not need it, but it was too good to pass up, this girl loves a bargain. Really thinking about opening a 401 k roll over account, my investments are doing very well with stock market at or near record highs, and it's making this girl really nervous. When do I cash my chips in, I've earned in the big casino ? I am practicing being retired today and it feels great, no deadlines, no emails, just gonna get 5 miles of exercise in, it's core training day. I like planks and hula hoop among other things. Tonight it's dinner with friends, I have a new dress and cardigan to wear over at their place. Life is really good when gender fades into the background, thanks for reading and have a great day !

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020519221450.jpeg)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 03, 2019, 09:30:21 am
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cynthia"
Great photos.
Looks like that the weatherman cooperated and that you had a wonderful day-trip with your daughter...
I was happy to read that you repaired the trailer issues...
...one thing about RVs, there is often something to fix every time you use it.

Here the weather turned to winter again...  the temperatures are hovering around 30 deg F and it started snowing sometime overnight...  it is 6:30 am here and there already is over an inch of snow on the ground.

I hope that this is the last blast of winter.

Thank you for sharing your day and your pictures on your thread.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 04, 2019, 10:31:15 am
Saturday morning update - Dinner last night with friends was great, she made jambalaya, so spicy, lovely. We are all pretty much on the same page politically, so we all can vent, it's the one group of friends I hang with where I can actually talk about that stuff, and we mostly come to similar conclusions. I purposely avoid religion and politics, and divisiveness topics here for good reason, it's simply not worth any emotional investment typing that stuff. My good friend said she purposely removed herself from social media because of the divisiveness recently. I never joined social media myself, so I keep going to her "told you so". It felt nice to be complimented on my new dress and sandals  :)

Today the sun is out, it's beautiful here, gonna take care of my yard / property. I was fun to catch up on some of the threads here with coffee. Put the SPF 55 on today !

Have a great day !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on May 04, 2019, 11:24:08 pm
Hi Cynthia Ann, I ran across your thread here and had to tell you it's nice to get an periodic update on what you've been up to.

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I purposely avoid religion and politics, and divisiveness topics here for good reason, it's simply not worth any emotional investment typing that stuff. My good friend said she purposely removed herself from social media because of the divisiveness recently.

I used to enjoy a good chat about politics and religion but 'something' changed a few years ago and things can become too explosive too quickly to delve into such hostile territory.  Like your good friend, I'm not on any mainstream social network or platform.

Well, that's all.  Just thought I'd say, Hi! :)

Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 04, 2019, 11:39:19 pm
Hi Cynthia Ann, I ran across your thread here and had to tell you it's nice to get an periodic update on what you've been up to.

I used to enjoy a good chat about politics and religion but 'something' changed a few years ago and things can become too explosive too quickly to delve into such hostile territory.  Like your good friend, I'm not on any mainstream social network or platform.

Well, that's all.  Just thought I'd say, Hi! :)

Susan R🌷

Hi Susan, glad to have you stop by here  :), yes I just started this online diary a little while back for those that want to keep up with my "real life" and small happenings. Chime in anytime ! I read your update on coming out to daughters.

Yes, the climate has gotten so toxic, that it's just not worth it. Yeah, social media has essentially created this "alternate consciousnesses", that seems manipulative, so yeah I avoid it, here at Susan's place is essentially the closest thing to "social media" I participate in, but I don't engage in certain topics.

Hope life is treating you well Susan

Hugs

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KimOct on May 05, 2019, 12:44:20 am
Hi Susan, glad to have you stop by here  :), yes I just started this online diary a little while back for those that want to keep up with my "real life" and small happenings. Chime in anytime ! I read your update on coming out to daughters.

Yes, the climate has gotten so toxic, that it's just not worth it. Yeah, social media has essentially created this "alternate consciousnesses", that seems manipulative, so yeah I avoid it, here at Susan's place is essentially the closest thing to "social media" I participate in, but I don't engage in certain topics.

Hope life is treating you well Susan

Hugs

Cynthia -

Hi Cynthia I like the idea of a post transition woman just talking about her life here.  I tend to focus my posts and replies toward those struggling with the prospect of transition or those early on in that journey.

What I think is great about your thread is it is the story of someone living their life as just a normal life.  Which really is the goal of all of this.  It's nice for those that are following us on this path to see that the turmoil can come to a conclusion.

As for the social media references that you and Susan mentioned it is a very toxic environment, sadly.  I keep very abreast of current events and politics but I tend not to engage with those that disagree with me.  I don't need the aggravation and most of us are so deeply rooted in our beliefs few of us change our minds anyway.

I had an interesting discussion in another thread with Ann W.  I strongly disagreed with most of her points but we had a lively and interesting discussion and thanked each other in PM for keeping it civil.  Sadly that is the exception and not the norm these days.

Lastly I enjoyed reading that you are still learning.  I fear sometimes I come across in my comments as thinking I have this all figured out.  Far from it.  I am very confident in my insight into transitioning and living authentically however I still am struggling with my body dysphoria and sexuality.  So while I MAY have an area of expertise I am still learning as well.

Thanks for a change of pace topic.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: BrigitteMichelle on May 05, 2019, 06:50:17 am
Hi Susan, glad to have you stop by here  :), yes I just started this online diary a little while back for those that want to keep up with my "real life" and small happenings. Chime in anytime ! I read your update on coming out to daughters.
Hugs
Cynthia -

Hi girls, Greetings from the Southern Shores of the beautiful Salish Sea.. In the shadows of Mt. Tahoma.... I've been following this a couple weeks now, and thought I'd finally toss in my ten cents worth.. (due to inflation, a penny for ones thoughts is now up to a Nickle, and your two cents worth? is now up to ten cents)… Anyway, a couple of random comments...
1) Kim, Like you I also keep very abreast of current events... but I learned many years ago, that as an Amateur (ham) Radio Operator?? (The original form of international social media) to never discuss religion or politics... That it is always best to be an ambassador of good will. Every one stays much happier that way.... especially since the whole world can listen to you conversation... giggle..
2) Susan, since I am unable to look at profiles, or use the search function on this site (I guess admin has to "approve me" or something).... and my wife and I are planning a trip back East to see our newest grand baby later this summer.... It's time to finally have the discussion with Daughter #2 about my transition... and thought your article on the subject might be a great read, along with any other info on the subject..... Since discussing anything with daughter #1 went down in flames a few years back.....
3)and of course Cynthia Ann... it's always a pleasure to meet another "girl" living on the Shores of the Salish Sea...
loves and kisses
Brigitte
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: BrigitteMichelle on May 05, 2019, 07:47:43 am
Hello Susan's place MTF forum....

 Our oldest daughter is a FAA licensed commercial pilot, working on increasing her marketability in the aviation field.
Thanks for reading
Cynthia -

Cynthia Ann.... I was talking to my wife, and we were kind of wondering who your daughter is flying for??? We're both ex airline folks here... Although we both hold A&P licenses.. My wife also holds her Flight Engineer license with both a Recip., and heavy jet ratings, as well as her her Advanced Ground Instructor rating... Before retiring (due to medical issues), we worked for United I as a mechanic/radio/avionics, and her as a mechanic/avionics tech., then as a Flight Engineer on B747, B727, B707, DC10's and others, then (as her MS got worse) as a ground instructor. Before finally coming home and spending a few years before retiring as a maintenance training instructor for Alaska Airlines.... She worked about 15 years longer than I did... as I effectively retired back when I was 39.... because not only was I born XXY? and all the stuff that came with that?? (as I found out much later, due to a tremor, and several falls that started back when I was 16yrs old, the final blow being a nasty fall at work, that entailed falling off the top of a B777, all the way down to the hanger floor, and no, I didn't bounce.. giggle),That I also was blessed with a little gift that runs in the female line of my moms family.. Here's the crazy part, I was Dx'd when I was 50, with Juvenile Onset Parkinson's Disease... (Yup, the 6th person(girl) over 4 generations on my mom's side of the family DX'd with PD, all women), and because Juvenile onset is the only type that's genetic, affecting the 1% of the 1% of those with Parkinson's?? my Neurologist had my DNA sequenced, as well as the chromosome work-up to see where the genetic defect was, on which specific gene?....We also found that out that gee, I was also XXY... giving me the final piece to not just my Parkinson's issues, but also to all my gender issues, and dysphoria over the years as well... Talk about a serious weight off my shoulders..... WHEW
Brigette   
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 05, 2019, 09:38:51 am
Hi Cynthia I like the idea of a post transition woman just talking about her life here.  I tend to focus my posts and replies toward those struggling with the prospect of transition or those early on in that journey.

What I think is great about your thread is it is the story of someone living their life as just a normal life.  Which really is the goal of all of this.  It's nice for those that are following us on this path to see that the turmoil can come to a conclusion.

As for the social media references that you and Susan mentioned it is a very toxic environment, sadly.  I keep very abreast of current events and politics but I tend not to engage with those that disagree with me.  I don't need the aggravation and most of us are so deeply rooted in our beliefs few of us change our minds anyway.

I had an interesting discussion in another thread with Ann W.  I strongly disagreed with most of her points but we had a lively and interesting discussion and thanked each other in PM for keeping it civil.  Sadly that is the exception and not the norm these days.

Lastly I enjoyed reading that you are still learning.  I fear sometimes I come across in my comments as thinking I have this all figured out.  Far from it.  I am very confident in my insight into transitioning and living authentically however I still am struggling with my body dysphoria and sexuality.  So while I MAY have an area of expertise I am still learning as well.

Thanks for a change of pace topic.

Hi Kim, I've enjoyed reading your posts and answering when I feel I can add something. You write some great responses to others I might add ! I recall the Ann W "smacks the hornets nest" post was one example of a civil disagreement here on our moderated board. I am glad it did not devolve into flames, although she had to close out the topic, it seems the angry hornets were buzzing around  :). Keeping a positive attitude about things here online, brings much enjoyment, I can tell you enjoy yourself here Kim, you project great vibes into our forum, I like to try and emulate that as well  :)

Real life gives us experiences and chances to grow. I for one enjoy new learning and experiences, I am glad you chimed into my topic Kim  8) It's been great walking along side you sister on this road of life it is.

Hugs

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 05, 2019, 09:58:36 am
Cynthia Ann.... I was talking to my wife, and we were kind of wondering who your daughter is flying for??? We're both ex airline folks here... Although we both hold A&P licenses.. My wife also holds her Flight Engineer license with both a Recip., and heavy jet ratings, as well as her her Advanced Ground Instructor rating... Before retiring (due to medical issues), we worked for United I as a mechanic/radio/avionics, and her as a mechanic/avionics tech., then as a Flight Engineer on B747, B727, B707, DC10's and others, then (as her MS got worse) as a ground instructor. Before finally coming home and spending a few years before retiring as a maintenance training instructor for Alaska Airlines.... She worked about 15 years longer than I did... as I effectively retired back when I was 39.... because not only was I born XXY? and all the stuff that came with that?? (as I found out much later, due to a tremor, and several falls that started back when I was 16yrs old, the final blow being a nasty fall at work, that entailed falling off the top of a B777, all the way down to the hanger floor, and no, I didn't bounce.. giggle),That I also was blessed with a little gift that runs in the female line of my moms family.. Here's the crazy part, I was Dx'd when I was 50, with Juvenile Onset Parkinson's Disease... (Yup, the 6th person(girl) over 4 generations on my mom's side of the family DX'd with PD, all women), and because Juvenile onset is the only type that's genetic, affecting the 1% of the 1% of those with Parkinson's?? my Neurologist had my DNA sequenced, as well as the chromosome work-up to see where the genetic defect was, on which specific gene?....We also found that out that gee, I was also XXY... giving me the final piece to not just my Parkinson's issues, but also to all my gender issues, and dysphoria over the years as well... Talk about a serious weight off my shoulders..... WHEW
Brigette

Hi Brigette, and thanks for introducing yourself here in my "real life" topic also in the shadow of Big Tahoma here, where it's a beautiful morning as I type this, sipping coffee, it's currently 49f with bright sunshine here, going to be a great day here, thinking about getting out on my bicycle a bit later  :)

Our daughter is currently up this morning in a twin engine getting her 2nd multi engine lesson. She is still in training, and earning her wings, we hope soon that she can find some work in the field at some point. She now has her BS aviation science, and ~ 500 hours total, with several endorsements. She hopes to complete "multi engine" FAA endorsement next, then SES this fall. We are very proud of her.

That's terrible to read of your falls and your medical situation. Glad you are getting the dysphoria pieces worked out, it can be very debilitating. Best wishes with coming out to your # 2 daughter, I hope it goes better this time.

I came out to both our daughters when they were teen aged (13, 16) back then, thankfully all is well with our relationships today, way better in many ways !

I hope you have a wonderful day Brigette  :)

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: EllenJ2003 on May 05, 2019, 02:57:27 pm
Hello Susan's place MTF forum....

 Have not started many topics since joining in late 2010 here at Susan's place, usually have answered other's topics and enjoy adding something to the conversations when possible. This topic I am creating will be only my 6th since joining, and it will be my personal diary of a mostly post transition life. I say mostly, because even though I've taken many steps physically and socially to transition to female, there are areas of female life where I feel I am still exploring and learning in, they fascinate me and I am one to believe in "life long learning". When I joined these forums I quickly realized that many here have created their own personal topics, and I've been starting to read and post in some of them, some are many years in the running, how fun and useful ! I've answered most of the polls here already, I've answered in many of the transition related topics that I can relate to, so here it goes my personal topic,

  My wife is working now and so am I as I type this, we mostly work today because we are helping our 20 somethings have a better life. Our oldest daughter is a FAA licensed commercial pilot, working on increasing her marketability in the aviation field. I personally have everything in life I could ever want, a happy marriage and a family that loves me, stable employment, home ownership, and my health and well being is the best ever. Thankfully I've solved many of the dysphoria related issues I suffered with over the past decade. I look forward to moving on from my day job sometime soon, and hopefully traveling more (we are cruising the inside passage this summer), playing more music, and enjoying many of the crafts and sewing I like to do.

  So today real life includes 5 miles of exercise soon, it's a cool showery morning here in the Puget Sound region. Getting our RV ready today for a Puget sound island trip and beautiful waterfront location to ride my bicycle, hike in the coastal forests there and be with family, here is what it looked like there last year.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-230419110050.jpeg)

Real life awaits this topic.....

Thanks for reading

Cynthia -

Hi Cynthia, I just found this thread - Oooh!  Noice scenery from your property!

I miss the water! :(  For most of my life I lived less than a mile from Lake Michigan.  When I was upset I used to walk along the shoreline to think about things, look out over The Lake (due to its size, it's more of a small inland sea - you cannot see the shore on the opposite side), and listen to the soothing sound of the waves.  Unfortunately, I live 10 miles west of the Lake Michigan shore, so it's a bit more of a hassle to go for a walk along The Lake.

Ellen - On a Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 05, 2019, 07:34:33 pm
Hi Ellen, very nice on growing up near lake Michigan. That bluff picture is from Marrowstone Island and belongs to the State of WA. Can you picture a phased vertical array like a 4 square diamond on that bluff for 160 ?, with just this super low angle take off, and salt water Fresnel in the near field ! I dream about locations such as this for that purpose, to be electro - magnetically quiet for listening, no urban RF pollution, just imagine the possibilities !

I know you are into guitars Ellen, so I'll invite you to have a look at the "show us your Axe ?" topic here at Susan's

You can see a few of my Basses there

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,245844.0.html

Have a wonderful day !

C-
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: EllenJ2003 on May 05, 2019, 10:49:20 pm
Hi Ellen, very nice on growing up near lake Michigan. That bluff picture is from Marrowstone Island and belongs to the State of WA. Can you picture a phased vertical array like a 4 square diamond on that bluff for 160 ?, with just this super low angle take off, and salt water Fresnel in the near field ! I dream about locations such as this for that purpose, to be electro - magnetically quiet for listening, no urban RF pollution, just imagine the possibilities !

I know you are into guitars Ellen, so I'll invite you to have a look at the "show us your Axe ?" topic here at Susan's

You can see a few of my Basses there

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,245844.0.html

Have a wonderful day !

C-

Ooh!! You're giving me Amateur Radio pain!!!!  The ultimate ground plane salt water!!!  BTW, where I grew up and lived on the Lake Michigan shoreline, had 150 foot tall bluffs.  I used to climb them during my rock climbing days, to the worry and chagrin of my parents.

Hmm, I'll check out the guitar thread, thanks for letting me know.

Ellen
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 07, 2019, 01:24:17 pm
Tuesday morning update - 5/7 beautiful sunny day here, heading into the 70's and perhaps even 80's later this week. My 5 miles was good this morning, ran into a rather large construction crew redoing a whole section of sidewalk and I was not trying to look their way as I passed, however I could feel their eyes, you know when the gaze is on...

This morning was new E patch day, and I think I was running a little low before putting it on, heard some music and just so easily into tears, good tears, but still that usually tells me I need more E.

Just doing my computer work here, updating the corporate firewalls, such is life on the Internet....

Have a wonderful day !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 07, 2019, 01:40:13 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
YES, as you can, I can feel eyes gazing at me.   Since I am full-time it is not a bad feeling... it is a nice feeling to know that I am able to pass without question... . but when I was in the initial phases of transitioning and not always feeling confident about my passing ability, I could feel people staring at me and perhaps making comments about me to themselves....  I am glad that those days are past.   

Well, your temperatures are running 25 to 35  degrees (F)  warmer than mine... just last weekend the latest snow finally melted off of my yard.   I am running out of reasons why I can't do my spring cleanup yard work.

It was below freezing temperatures early this morning and I bundled up and walked to work.   Later today it is supposed to get above 40 deg, perhaps well into the 50's  (F)

I am glad that you got a new E patch today... your mood will hopefully pick up now.

Enjoy your day.
Thank you for sharing,
HUGS,
Danielle


Tuesday morning update - 5/7 beautiful sunny day here, heading into the 70's and perhaps even 80's later this week. My 5 miles was good this morning, ran into a rather large construction crew redoing a whole section of sidewalk and I was not trying to look their way as I passed, however I could feel their eyes, you know when the gaze is on...

This morning was new E patch day, and I think I was running a little low before putting it on, heard some music and just so easily into tears, good tears, but still that usually tells me I need more E.

Just doing my computer work here, updating the corporate firewalls, such is life on the Internet....

Have a wonderful day !

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 08, 2019, 12:41:05 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
YES, as you can, I can feel eyes gazing at me.   Since I am full-time it is not a bad feeling... it is a nice feeling

@Alaskan Danielle - I agree with this above, it does feel good to be noticed (in the right ways). There was nothing off about the encounter yesterday, I suppose just another woman out for exercise...

Wednesday update - 58 f partly cloudy (mid level clouds), beautiful morning out and it was 5 miles of assimilation smiles. It starts with my next door neighbor she waves at me, and we exchange good mornings, next a random encounter with a 30 something girl coming out to her car in the driveway as I am passing by on the sidewalk, she starts just the most pleasant conversation and small talk with me, it was so relaxed, I felt so comfortable chatting with her, next it was the cemetery lady that works in the front office ( a regular ), she waves at me and we exchange smiles, and finally it was with some young deer next to the woods about 20 feet away I ran into, they felt completely at ease with me in close proximity, and did not distance themselves at all. Just another woman out for exercise in the morning, I do feel good about myself "down there"  :)

Have a wonderful day

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 08, 2019, 12:49:00 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Another great report and a terrific picture of how you appear to those walking behind you!!! 
You are doing well developing those curves and and showing them off in your leggings and form-fitting top.

Keep your updates coming!
Hugs,
Danielle


 
@Alaskan Danielle - I agree with this above, it does feel good to be noticed (in the right ways). There was nothing off about the encounter yesterday, I suppose just another woman out for exercise...

Wednesday update - 58 f partly cloudy (mid level clouds), beautiful morning out and it was 5 miles of assimilation smiles. It starts with my next door neighbor she waves at me, and we exchange good mornings, next a random encounter with a 30 something girl coming out to her car in the driveway as I am passing by on the sidewalk, she starts just the most pleasant conversation and small talk with me, it was so relaxed, I felt so comfortable chatting with her, next it was the cemetery lady that works in the front office ( a regular ), she waves at me and we exchange smiles, and finally it was with some young deer next to the woods about 20 feet away I ran into, they felt completely at ease with me in close proximity, and did not distance themselves at all. Just another woman out for exercise in the morning, here is a shot of the my lower body from last week, I feel good about myself "down there"  :)

Have a wonderful day

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020519161209.jpeg)

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 08, 2019, 11:43:27 pm
Cynthia,
Glad to find this thread of yours!
I feel a positive vibe from your posts here and elsewhere. 
"Bookmarked"
Please enjoy this day in your life :)

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 09, 2019, 08:12:17 am
Cynthia,
Glad to find this thread of yours!
I feel a positive vibe from your posts here and elsewhere. 
"Bookmarked"
Please enjoy this day in your life :)

@Maddie - Good Morning Maddie from here, I am glad you found my diary topic and chimed in. It's nice to have other musicians join in here, wonderful ! Your HRT appointment is getting closer... I am watching your topic as well !

Have a great day !

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on May 09, 2019, 08:42:20 am
Hi, Cynthia Ann.  I was just getting caught up on your thread.  Thanks for letting us peek into your regular life.

Now I feel homesick for the Salish Sea!  I used to live on Denman Island, off the inner coast of Vancouver Island.  I loved that area.  Denman Island was populated mostly by hippies, not just the neo- variety, but still a lot of the old, original hippies.  With exorbitant ferry fares, everyone learned to be self-sufficient.

My wife and I have talked about going back for a vacation.  It would be fun to drop in on some of our old neighbours, and let them meet Kathy for the first time.  And there is a cruise we'd love to do again on the outer coast of Vancouver Island. 

The big stumbling block is dogsitting.  Unless we can find a place where the hound would be happy for a couple of weeks, any trip is out of the question.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 09, 2019, 09:12:52 am
Hi, Cynthia Ann.  I was just getting caught up on your thread.  Thanks for letting us peek into your regular life.

Now I feel homesick for the Salish Sea!  I used to live on Denman Island, off the inner coast of Vancouver Island.  I loved that area.  Denman Island was populated mostly by hippies, not just the neo- variety, but still a lot of the old, original hippies.  With exorbitant ferry fares, everyone learned to be self-sufficient.

My wife and I have talked about going back for a vacation.  It would be fun to drop in on some of our old neighbours, and let them meet Kathy for the first time.  And there is a cruise we'd love to do again on the outer coast of Vancouver Island. 

The big stumbling block is dogsitting.  Unless we can find a place where the hound would be happy for a couple of weeks, any trip is out of the question.

@KathyLauren - good morning Kathy and nice to have you chime in to my diary thread. I am intrigued by Denman island, I had no idea. Port Townsend, WA where we were last week, also has a reputation of being an "old hippie" town, and there is evidence of that all around. I hope your well water situation is now settled and all is good, I did see your last comments in your thread, so here is a "wooo hooo" for you and getting things restored (no fun). Pet sitting is a thing, and really is a need. Our youngest daughter when she lived at home had a pet sitting business in our neighborhood (neighborhood facebook page) and was very successful at it. She would make good $$ during the summer vacation months. I hope you are able to visit out west again, the entire area is simply beautiful.

Have a wonderful day Kathy !

Hugs

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 10, 2019, 12:36:13 pm
Friday morning update - already 70 f out heading into the lower 80's, the air was still and big Tahoma was out in a little haze, the Rhodies are in full bloom now. It was a quiet morning, the energy is always seems a bit more subdued on Friday's mornings, everyone is some place else, and only ran into one "regular" the nice lady that collects cans for the women's shelter (we always save our cans for her), the rest were guys, I've noted in the past some day's encounters are more female, today it was lopsided male, I smiled a lot, they hardly noticed me. The construction crew was out today again and the traffic control lady was bossy telling me to go around a certain way, she says "honey you have to go over this way"... 

Mother's day weekend is special for us, our #2 daughter and her boyfriend have 2 new kittens in their townhouse, so we plan to go and cuddle them, and hang out at their place.

Our 34th anniversary also this week, we have been together now going on 37 years, love her so much, that gets bundled into Mother's day as well....

Have a wonderful Mother's day weekend all !

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 12, 2019, 08:03:17 am
Mothers day update 2019 - My thoughts are with her this morning, she was so young (teenager) when I was born. She knew of my true self, reluctant to acknowledge my femininity, yet indulging me at the same time, she knew. She made me a doll (hand sewn) when I was 4, I loved it, she made me a nurses dress outfit for Halloween when I was 8, she knew even if it was unthinkable then. We were so poor growing up, by the time I was 7, she was tasked with raising 4 kids alone as my Dad up and left us. She then bettered herself after my parents separated, she earned her teaching degree. There were many times were left alone with no baby sitting (she could not afford it), when she was off at college. I learned to take care of myself and my sisters being the oldest. I became quite self reliant because of my upbringing and life's circumstances. I came out to her 3 times in life once at 8, then at 22, and finally at age 51 the last time being the most significant. She left us in 2014, after battling complications from diabetes and other things. So this is my small tribute to you Mom, I hope you are smiling now and can see "all of me".

I love you Mom always.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-120519074935.jpeg)

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 12, 2019, 08:34:03 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for sharing your lovely tribute and posting honoring your mother...
...and the picture that you posted was truly wonderful for all of us to see.

It was great to read that you were able to come out to your mother several times and the last time when you were 51 years old.   I hope that you found acceptance from her ...   that is something that we all desire, acceptance from our parents.

I trust that your day will be filled with pleasant memories.
Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 12, 2019, 10:52:28 am
What a lovely piece about your mother.  She sounds like a wonderful woman.  I can certainly see the connection in the photo to your avatar. 

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 12, 2019, 11:25:23 am
What a lovely piece about your mother.  She sounds like a wonderful woman.  I can certainly see the connection in the photo to your avatar. 

Hugs, Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - awww thanks and hugs dear sister. Hope you have a wonderful day !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 12, 2019, 11:27:35 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for sharing your lovely tribute and posting honoring your mother...
...and the picture that you posted was truly wonderful for all of us to see.

It was great to read that you were able to come out to your mother several times and the last time when you were 51 years old.   I hope that you found acceptance from her ...   that is something that we all desire, acceptance from our parents.

I trust that your day will be filled with pleasant memories.
Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - Thanks so much, I am honored to know such a warm and beautiful woman.

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on May 12, 2019, 04:44:12 pm
Cynthia, what a nice story about your mother!  Thank you for sharing the photo of you and her.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 12, 2019, 07:57:08 pm
Cynthia, what a nice story about your mother!  Thank you for sharing the photo of you and her.

@KathyLauren - Thanks for posting your picture of you and your Mom, seeing it earlier inspired me to write a small paragraph and picture here (great idea !). We are just back from daughter's place and their kittens are just adorable (more later)

Hugs !

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 13, 2019, 08:46:31 am
Monday morning update - 48f some overcast going to stay dry here, although rain moves in later in the week. Had a great Mom's day over at our daughters place yesterday. Their new kittens are so playful and fun to be with, they cuddled right up to me. We rode the WA state ferry back to the mainland, I wore a knee length skirt yesterday and was reminded when I stepped out on the deck that the wind can quite quickly lift my skirt ! I had to hold my skirt down a bit being out on the front deck  ;) Today it's back at work and exercise later, here is a picture of the Seattle Skyline as we approached Coleman docks with the "Norwegian Bliss" cruise ship docked there, this ship is massive, and infusing the city with tourists. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day !

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-130519083503.jpeg)

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 13, 2019, 09:00:03 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for sharing your update this morning.
Here it is not quite 6:00AM and it is 36 deg F outside and today is supposed to get into the 50's and even high 50's.

Wow, a great picture that you posted of the Seattle Skyline, I always enjoyed seeing the ferries and the large ships in the harbor against the background of the city buildings and (of course) the famous Space Needle.

Yep, it can be a problem staying modest... keep your skirt under control in the wind.  :o :o ;) ;)

I am so glad that you had a good weekend and visit with your daughters.

Thanks again for your good report this morning.
Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 15, 2019, 12:20:42 pm
Mid week update, Wednesday morning - started off with coffee and catching up on threads from here, and was quite the surprise to see an old topic I started from over 8 years ago answered here at Susan's  :) :) It was blast from the past, so I've answered the blast from the past with a picture, and have reached many like minds here on these forums, really amazing. I really appreciated the nice post I read this morning from her. My 5 miles out was nice, ran into several folksees, the old guy with his little dog says good morning with a nice smile, a nice 30 something Asian girl waves as she jogs by on the other side of the street, I smile and return the waves (she was buff), the retired school administrator that lives down the street says good morning. Did my planks and stretching. The Rhodies and other flowering plants and trees are simply beautiful today. 60 f now as I type this and partly cloudy, expecting rain. Here is picture of me some 42 years ago, lifting the front tire in the desert of So Cal, never forget where I came from, I still enjoy a ride today...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-150519073521.jpeg)

Thanks for reading and have a rockin' day

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on May 15, 2019, 12:24:04 pm
motorbikes .. scary. I rode one just once in my life, passenger. I leave all that adventurous stuff to my wife, she's better suited for it. As with you it is for her, once a biker/rider always a biker/rider.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 15, 2019, 12:33:06 pm
As with you it is for her, once a biker/rider always a biker/rider.

Cool ! My soul mate rides too.

Do have a rockin' day !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 15, 2019, 09:24:17 pm
I love bikes but have given them up as I'm not as nimble as I used to be.  :(  My partner enjoyed riding too.

Rock on Cynthia!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 16, 2019, 07:34:23 am
I love bikes but have given them up as I'm not as nimble as I used to be.  :(  My partner enjoyed riding too.

Rock on Cynthia!

I get this Judi, and I don't take chances when I do go out like I used to  :)

Woke up with Vertigo this morning, the room keeps spinning, hang on, focus eyes ahead. Maybe going out for exercise later will help, I can't stand this nausea.

Life throws you curve balls sometimes.

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 16, 2019, 09:12:30 am
@CynthiaAnn   @JudiBlueEyes
Dear Cythia and Judi:
I am not 40 years old yet but lately I am not doing as many things that I once did that are possibly dangerous and life threatening... on my hiking up in the mountains I am more careful about the path that I take and the high ledges that I stand on... etc.

I find that I am doing more things like cruises, road trips, visits to museums, etc.   Life and good health is too precious.

This all reminds me of a poem, song lyrics, and a scripture fount in the Bible....

             Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

     To every thing there is a season,
     and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
     A time to be born, a time to die;
     a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
     A time to kill, and a time to heal;
     a time to break down, and a time to build up;
     A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
     a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
     A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
     a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
     A time to get, and a time to lose;
     a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
     A time to rend, and a time to sew;
     a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
     A time to love, and a time to hate;
     A time of war, and a time of peace.


Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Danielle


I get this Judi, and I don't take chances when I do go out like I used to  :)

Woke up with Vertigo this morning, the room keeps spinning, hang on, focus eyes ahead. Maybe going out for exercise later will help, I can't stand this nausea.

Life throws you curve balls sometimes.

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 16, 2019, 09:36:34 am
@CynthiaAnn   @JudiBlueEyes
Dear Cynthia and Judi:
I am not 40 years old yet but lately I am not doing as many things that I once did that are possibly dangerous and life threatening... on my hiking up in the mountains I am more careful about the path that I take and the high ledges that I stand on... etc.

I find that I am doing more things like cruises, road trips, visits to museums, etc.   Life and good health is too precious.

This all reminds me of a poem, song lyrics, and a scripture fount in the Bible....

             Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

     To every thing there is a season,
     and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
     A time to be born, a time to die;
     a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
     A time to kill, and a time to heal;
     a time to break down, and a time to build up;
     A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
     a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
     A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
     a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
     A time to get, and a time to lose;
     a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
     A time to rend, and a time to sew;
     a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
     A time to love, and a time to hate;
     A time of war, and a time of peace.


Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Danielle


Thank you sharing this Danielle, I appreciate these thoughts, and would add that after transition, I have most certainly acquired a new appreciation for the life we are given, and how much each single day is worth to us. Before it was so dysfunctional, so wrong, so boxed in, so depressing, yet today I can enjoy life anew and yes being in the correct gender is quite meaningful and removes so much tension. We are given this life and it's incumbent upon us to make the most of this time, including fixing what's wrong and moving on. To intersect others and feel the meaning of relationships today is so powerful. In that previous life, it seemed more focused on things, objects, yet today, I am definitely more focused on relationships, and not so much things anymore. I hope I can use what time I have left to make a difference for others, I hope to be remembered for the good.....

Have a wonderful day dear friend...

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 16, 2019, 12:58:02 pm
Cynthia I agree that transitioning presents us with a new appreciation of life.  For me (being of a certain age) getting older also can do this too if we let it.  I believe we must make the most of life.  I also now focus on relationships and experiences rather than things, leaving each place and person better than when I met them.  I am slowly letting go the things I have accumulated throughout life.  It's getting easier day by day. 

Thank you Danielle for a great post!

Judi 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2019, 12:01:46 pm
I am slowly letting go the things I have accumulated throughout life.  It's getting easier day by day. 

Good for you @JudiBlueEyes ! and I agree with above and have been moving in that direction myself.

Friday morning update 58f and showers, just back from 5 miles out, several friendly waves from folks out today, just felt the good relaxed vibes out there on a Friday morning. The nice lady that collects cans for the woman's shelter was out and had a nice chat, one my other neighbor's wife broke her leg, so I was sympathetic ear for him. A guy I did not recognize waved at me from his car, just friendly folks. The vertigo I had yesterday morning has abated, thankfully, but still have some pressure in my left ear. E patch morning, feeling pretty good now !

Regarding my friend Judi's comments above, removing all the camping gear from our RV trailer and storing it this weekend, preparing to sell it, we have a buyer, just one less thing to insure and pay tabs on. Gotta go to bank vault and get title. We've had many family trips when the girls were younger, but time to part ways with this unit after 14 years...Maybe get a smaller lighter one later ?

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 18, 2019, 10:34:28 am
Cynthia I am glad to hear your vertigo has left. I've had it once or twice and its can be horrible.  After 14 years selling your RV will bring back a flood of memories.  Cherish them!  Time to move on to a new phase of life.  Maybe prepare for when grandkids eventually join you camping!

Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 18, 2019, 02:47:56 pm
Love the old motorbike photo, Cynthia, and the one of your mother. She was a beautiful woman!

I'm also originally from So Cal, but have been just a little south of Canada for a long while.  I've been bicycling a lot myself since its gotten warmer up here (50F+, I'll go, 49F or colder, I'd rather walk :)

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 18, 2019, 03:40:44 pm
CynthiaAnn,


I look forward to reading your thread, I am catching up!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on May 18, 2019, 05:28:35 pm
motorbikes .. scary. I rode one just once in my life, passenger. I leave all that adventurous stuff to my wife, she's better suited for it. As with you it is for her, once a biker/rider always a biker/rider.

Cool ! My soul mate rides too.
Do have a rockin' day !

C -

These pre-date her own bike, it's the only photos I ever got her to pose for.
(https://i.imgur.com/QWMM1gp.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/rcgTpsd.jpg)

This was her dirt bike with my grandson sitting on it (he's 15 now, almost 16)
(https://i.imgur.com/pFJcpj9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/L83enps.jpg)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 18, 2019, 09:25:14 pm
@Faith - those pictures are wonderful !! your soul mate looks right at home on the dirt machine, and the grandson is soooo cute ! It's awesome fun, I always like being off road better myself...


see ya in the work week...

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 18, 2019, 09:29:01 pm
Cynthia I am glad to hear your vertigo has left. I've had it once or twice and its can be horrible.  After 14 years selling your RV will bring back a flood of memories.  Cherish them!  Time to move on to a new phase of life.  Maybe prepare for when grandkids eventually join you camping!

Judi

Thanks @JudiBlueEyes !, grandkids, ya never know, not happening just yet...

Did all my chores today and running around, been away from here except for a quick word game post or two. Such fun, those word combos are hilarious sometimes !

Hugs, and have a wonderful rest of the weekend....

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 18, 2019, 09:33:25 pm
CynthiaAnn,


I look forward to reading your thread, I am catching up!

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks for joining me and others over in my "diary topic"  :) :)

I am recalling your two word game topic a few weeks, this combo came up that still has me giggling a few weeks later. Danielle goes "Clock Lock", I reply with "Time Chime"  ;D ;D and then you replied afterwards about a mouse running down the clock, Sheer madness that topic, thanks for the smiles !

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 18, 2019, 09:46:44 pm
Love the old motorbike photo, Cynthia, and the one of your mother. She was a beautiful woman!

I'm also originally from So Cal, but have been just a little south of Canada for a long while.  I've been bicycling a lot myself since its gotten warmer up here (50F+, I'll go, 49F or colder, I'd rather walk :)

@Maddie - Thanks for nice comments about my Mom and my picture of "real life" back in dusty So Cal. Back then the air quality was not the best in the LA city basin (60,70's), so we would escape out to the desert to go riding. LA air quality has vastly improved now days compared to then....

Your new avatar pix is adorable Maddie  :) Very nice on the bicycling, I enjoy as well, and glad it's warming up your way. Mild day here, in the 60's, finished my chores and visited a friend for a few hours at their place. I saw your update posted over in your topic and answered, good luck with HRT, your boobs should be fine !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 19, 2019, 08:18:12 am
Sunday morning update - It's raining here and 54f, glad I did the yard work yesterday, this time of year the plants will get ahead of you. The neighbors kids had a sleep over last night, lot's of happy kids to be heard well into the night, did not bother me. The trip to the bank vault yesterday, was nice, always appreciate being referred to as "Ms" XXXXX when going there. I spent yesterday afternoon over at girlfriend's house, chatting, sipping coffee, and getting caught up with each other's lives. Today it's store runs with my dearest and just being at home mostly. It was good to read other's threads this morning and answer in a few. I enjoy getting caught up on the forums with coffee in the morning. The word game here at Susan's that I post in is good fun and quite enjoyable, I enjoy bouncing words off friends here... :)

See you "out there"

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 19, 2019, 08:57:48 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:SET
Not even 6:00AM here yet... beautiful SUNRISE early this morning at a little after 4:00AM  and tonight the
SUN will SET around 11:30PM   .....   no rain today.... very cold  this morning, getting foggy now but will be partly sunny later today with temps creeping upward into the 50's and 60's.   

Usually when the daylight hours are very long this time of year, it can get quite warm in the early evenings.

***Yes indeed, lots of fun playing the word games with you as I sip on my morning coffee... but soon I will have to get ready and dressed for church.


Thank you for sharing.....

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 21, 2019, 12:42:58 pm
Tuesday morning update - 58 f partly sunny, very nice and mild out for 5 miles of exercise, very quiet out people wise. It's E patch Tuesday, and last night's lavender salt bath was lovely, and part of my post op care I indulge in....

  My thoughts are with daughter # 1 today up in Canada visiting with her boyfriend. She goes up there a lot now, they are getting serious and it won't be long she will be moving there to live with him we expect. She is quite proud of her ruby ring and is working on her dual citizenship. Our kitty misses her when she goes away, she is our kitty's favorite human, and I only qualify as 2nd best, but when she is away kitty is so friendly, and wants the human attention, I am all too happy to give it to her.

  I have enjoyed the forums and catching up with and reading other's threads and topics. I've answered in several and found a few "classic topics" to bump in the TS forums during the busy work day. Work is full of endless upgrade projects to attend to right now....

Song of the week is Jethro Tull's "back to family" a little ditty I've enjoyed getting the bass parts for...Musing about finding a new band after our summer cruise, the timing might be right then.....

I'm like pretty sentimental about certain things, so when I travel I like to take a travel friend or two with me...One of the girl's "beany babys" it's so 90's, awwww

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-210519123659.jpeg)

Thanks for reading and have a smiling day !

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 21, 2019, 01:19:52 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for posting your "happy" update.   Your current temperature this morning is only a few degrees warmer than it is here....  today I expect it may get into the mid to high 60's... summer is just around the corner.
My lawn is waking up and needs mowing soon, my flowers around my home are all starting to bloom and starting to look beautiful. 

Well now, it sounds like you might be attending a wedding in Canada soon for your #1 daughter.  It will be a grand day for you and for her.

Yes indeed, I too enjoy the forums and when I log in in the morning I make a point to visit the ongoing threads of those that I regularly follow, plus I am always looking to greet new members and to offer encouragement and support to other members that I come across on the various threads.

As you have been doing, I am enjoying the give and take with you and with others on the word game threads created by @ChrissyRyan ... lots of fun for sure, plus it is a good way to keep my mind sharp while I am drinking my morning coffee.

Well now, I do need to get back to my work on my desk...  I need to be careful that I don't get too addicted to the forums...  I do have a job to do and I do need and do enjoy the income that I derive from my little business.   It's a good thing that I don't have a boss looking over my shoulder during the day, I would certainly be reprimanded and/or fired for spending personal time on the Forums instead of tending to business.

Thank you again for your "happy" Tuesday UPDATE.
Hugs, and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 22, 2019, 09:47:40 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Good morning to you.... it is a great morning to rise and shine, get your morning coffee and get your mind sharpened on the Word games with me.  ;) ;) ;) :o

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 22, 2019, 09:59:42 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Good morning to you.... it is a great morning to rise and shine, get your morning coffee and get your mind sharpened on the Word games with me.  ;) ;) ;) :o

HUGS,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - Yes good morning to you, your combo yesterday in the 2 word "Colonel kernel" was classic ! I was just giggling endlessly, there were some really funny combos in there yesterday, it's great to see others jump in and mix it up. Now the occupation topic that got bumped from long ago has taken on a life of it's own  :) that makes me smile to see others realize value and interest from a long dormant topic. Nice on the flowers at your place. You are ahead of us now in the hours of sunlight realized, I have to mow our grass now weekly or fall behind.

Partly sunny here as I type this and 55 f.

I hugged our # 1 daughter when she got home yesterday from Edmonton.

Have a wonderful and enjoyable day your way Danielle,

Hugs

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 22, 2019, 10:31:31 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Yes indeed, as you have been doing, I have much enjoyed the give and take on those word games... and as you stated, some of the responses are quite classic and humorous also.

As you hinted at,  this time of year mowing the lawn is like  painting the Golden Gate bridge, once the painting is completed at one end it is then time to start at the other end again.   You can just about watch it grow ... then sometime in June it will slow down thankfully.

I was happy to see that you recently resurrected the "Occupation" thread... it has become quite eye opening and satisfying to find out about the wide variety and scope of the training and skills that our forums members have. 
Thank you very much for bringing it back to life.

Well..... time for me to get out of my office and to the next door coffee shop.   It is going to be a warm day today, no rain as previously forecast.... might get near 70 degrees maybe???   These longer days of daylight and bright sunlight can make the late afternoons and evenings quite pleasant.
HUGS,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - Yes good morning to you, your combo yesterday in the 2 word "Colonel kernel" was classic ! I was just giggling endlessly, there were some really funny combos in there yesterday, it's great to see others jump in and mix it up. Now the occupation topic that got bumped from long ago has taken on a life of it's own  :) that makes me smile to see others realize value and interest from a long dormant topic. Nice on the flowers at your place. You are ahead of us now in the hours of sunlight realized, I have to mow our grass now weekly or fall behind.

Partly sunny here as I type this and 55 f.

I hugged our # 1 daughter when she got home yesterday from Edmonton.

Have a wonderful and enjoyable day your way Danielle,

Hugs

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 23, 2019, 12:36:34 pm
Thursday morning update - 61f with some overcast heading into the upper 70's later today. Back at work now, my 5 miles out had friendly encounters (all guys), the vibe was pretty relaxed today...Reflective mood going on as I type this, my intuition is telling me to be cautious, watching for signs or indicators, feelings of others in my head, it's all metaphysical noise I seem to be picking up on, and it's a sensitivity. The world is hurting in many ways, yet I am surviving and even thriving having insulated myself fairly well, just keep moving forward always...

Answered a few other's questions today on the forum, it's been fairly quiet on my end. The word games were great yesterday. 

I hope you all have a positive day, think of the good in life and your special others...

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 24, 2019, 06:18:08 am
Friday morning, the last 24 hours has my mind all over the place (it's not hormones), I found myself even changing my profile here, numerous times over the course of my time in front of this computer yesterday (why ?), only to return to my "standard selfie". I am not really looking for replies, but simply documenting a state a mind, and awaking with the feeling of profound awe of all the events that intersected my life. It's really weird what the sub-conscience mind can come up with, not like dreaming, but more analyzing thoughts and experiences, and then feelings. I think about my actions 40 even 50 years ago, and how those sequence of events, has brought me to this moment here in 2019 at a computer keyboard typing messages into a thing called the Internet, and more specifically a forum of transsexuals and others, explaining my sex change experience in hindsight and then others with similar experiences answer, like wow. In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined this. It's the Talking Heads song asking the existential question "well how did I get here ?". The choices in life made, we are the sum of our actions, experiences, and how we intersect others is so profound, yes even here on this forum, I find myself feeling a sense of "deja vu", like I've been here before, I've seen their faces here, I've heard their words perhaps in another time, but the time frame is different now. My actions affected an outcome, the outcome I see before me, and gives me purpose to affect an outcome of the future, however unimportant or insignificant it might be. That's why kindness and caring is so important, I put a message of kindness in my signature, because I feel that way, kindness will make our world better, I truly believe kindness is love nurturing your soul.....

if you made it this far, congratulations.

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 24, 2019, 08:49:13 am
Congratulations for making it this far, Cynthia 😊

In my biking news, I've also been getting more friendly waves and honks out there, but thank goodness not real interactions for me yet.
I think its because of spring. Or possibly the T treatments i see on billboards that more men take now.
One was a man on a tractor working his field. 

I am also cautious.


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 24, 2019, 09:02:01 am
Congratulations for making it this far, Cynthia 😊

In my biking news, I've also been getting more friendly waves and honks out there, but thank goodness not real interactions for me yet.
I think its because of spring. Or possibly the T treatments i see on billboards that more men take now.
One was a man on a tractor working his field. 

I am also cautious.

That's an awesome feeling @Maddie, and I agree with you, in that there is definitely a seasonal component to the guys noticing and reacting, they must be "feelin' their oats" as the old expression goes  :)

Yeah, you get an enhanced situational awareness, i have like this internal "creepo meter" that reads each situation, some encounters are quite pleasant and validating, while others can get "creepy", beware of guys in groups of 3, I heard this from another sister once, and I believe her, there is something about this dynamic....

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 26, 2019, 07:54:01 am
Sunday Morning - 52f overcast, slept with the window open the cool fresh air made for a nice deep sleep. Got my coffee and read the forums, found the cat barf in the kitchen, at least she hit the foot rug with it  ::) Yesterday I was the homebody after my exercise, doing our chores, today it's the yard, supposed to be warmer today and dryer today. Yesterday's trip to the grocery store was just reminder of how much better things are today, several folks initiated pleasant small talk with me, they felt comfortable just starting random conversations, I enjoyed this, I could feel that they were gentle souls, a kindness came back to me in this way...

A smile is a woman's best curve.....

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 26, 2019, 09:36:25 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thanks for posting your update....  I had to chuckle a little when you mentioned the cat barf in the kitchen... the good news is that you didn't step in it in your bare feet when going to get your coffee!!!   Eweeee! :o :o :o

It is always nice to read about how things are getting better day by day.....
    I love your statement:  "A smile is a woman's best curve"
So very true, a big smile will disarm most people that you come across and reactions to you will be softer, kinder more friendly and better.

Well, it is now 6:30AM here,  a little overcast but today should be a warmish day.  I am getting cleaned up and dressed, soon ready to go to church this morning....   I have had my coffee and have looked at a lot of the new postings here on the forums.... and I have even exchanged a few word game posts with you this morning.... lots of fun for sure.

Thanks for your update.
HUGS,
Danielle



Sunday Morning - 52f overcast, slept with the window open the cool fresh air made for a nice deep sleep. Got my coffee and read the forums, found the cat barf in the kitchen, at least she hit the foot rug with it  ::) Yesterday I was the homebody after my exercise, doing our chores, today it's the yard, supposed to be warmer today and dryer today. Yesterday's trip to the grocery store was just reminder of how much better things are today, several folks initiated pleasant small talk with me, they felt comfortable just starting random conversations, I enjoyed this, I could feel that they were gentle souls, a kindness came back to me in this way...

A smile is a woman's best curve.....

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 28, 2019, 08:44:21 am
Tuesday morning update - overcast 56f, expecting sunshine 70's again (beautiful weather). #2 daughter and her boyfriend came over yesterday and we had a nice BBQ dinner and family time. We planning our side trips for the AK cruise this summer, everyone had their preferences. Our RV is now gone from our driveway ! The buyer came yesterday and took it away, so nice to have that space back, we really were ready to "let it go". #2 took some comforters and other stuff so we really feel like we are making progress in our spring cleaning effort (downsizing). Washed #1 daughter's car yesterday and found her tires low in pressure, only 15 lbs in one front tire, took care of that for her, she hugged me. Today it's back at work and exercise later.

Have a wonderful week all !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 28, 2019, 08:48:30 am
Tuesday morning update - overcast 56f, expecting sunshine 70's again (beautiful weather). #2 daughter and her boyfriend came over yesterday and we had a nice BBQ dinner and family time. We planning our side trips for the AK cruise this summer, everyone had their preferences. Our RV is now gone from our driveway ! The buyer came yesterday and took it away, so nice to have that space back, we really were ready to "let it go". #2 took some comforters and other stuff so we really feel like we are making progress in our spring cleaning effort (downsizing). Washed #1 daughter's car yesterday and found her tires low in pressure, only 15 lbs in one front tire, took care of that for her, she hugged me. Today it's back at work and exercise later.

Have a wonderful week all !

Cynthia -


You have a great week too!

I am going to relax and have a fun day. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 31, 2019, 12:08:20 pm
Friday morning update – 58f  overcast, heading up to perhaps 70 this evening. Deep conversations with my mate last night, she is a health room assistant at one of the local high schools here, she deals with trans kids there. She was telling me how much they change and how fluid some of their expressions are. This conversation lead to deeper conversations about our relationship, needless to say she demonstrated deep understanding for this hideous condition, and what we’ve been through, OMG I love her so. Work has been brutally busy the past several days, I’ve only had a few minutes to read other’s posts and answer in only a few lately. I will make the last student loan payment for daughter # 2 next month, she will be free and clear, her 4 years college experience paid for, yeah ! I just felt so good this morning, was called “ma’am” repeatedly on the phone today with my work phone calls, it’s like yeah my reward for years of voice training, it never grows old. I ran into the nice lady collecting cans for the women’s shelter, she had our cans with her already, pleasant to talk to her. The nice lady at the cemetery waves, and had nice encounter with an older gentleman in the neighborhood asked me how I was doing, and made pleasant small talk, leaving the conversation with “have a nice day dear”. I just have to say, I was just blown away looking at myself in the mirror naked this morning (I know TMI), but my gosh I am a GD survivor, and I can really love my body today, and that’s saying something, it gives me deep personal satisfaction for the effort. Transition fixes GD and places me firmly among the living. The song of the week is "Circle" by Big Head Todd and Monsters, live Monsters album (1998), gotta love the vibe in this little ditty.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend all

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Lexxi on May 31, 2019, 12:23:30 pm
Hi Cynthia Ann,

I just wanted to tell you that I've really enjoyed reading your thread. You give me hope that I'll be able to find true  happiness one day (hopefully sooner rather than later). You really should keep this thread going. I know I'm not the only one who likes it.  :) :) :)

xoxo
Lexxi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 31, 2019, 12:29:26 pm
Hi Cynthia Ann,

I just wanted to tell you that I've really enjoyed reading your thread. You give me hope that I'll be able to find true  happiness one day (hopefully sooner rather than later). You really should keep this thread going. I know I'm not the only one who likes it.  :) :) :)

xoxo
Lexxi

@Lexxi - Hi Lexxi, I've enjoyed reading and seeing your posts as well, thanks for chiming in here and glad you like my updates. It's not easy this path sister, if I can offer a ray of sunshine for others, that makes my day to hear such nice vibes come back.

Enjoy your weekend !!

Hugs

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 04, 2019, 08:59:46 pm
Tuesday evening update - Redding CA , it's over 100 f outside as I type this, wow, had In N Out burger for dinner, it's like my California treat, so I sat outside on their bench in the shade eating my goodies, thinking awww this is authentic CA in June, so hot, so nice, just like the old days ! ;) Check in at the hotel here was nice being addressed as Ma'am only wearing jeans / T shirt (no makeup today), I felt kinda trampy for the road, but who cares... Will be in So Cal tomorrow with any luck and looking forward to having lunch with some good friends (sisters) there. Then it's on to San Diego, for the big techie conference our company participates there. Here is a few pics from the road I quickly snapped the picture of Mt Shasta as I drove by. Have my favorite beany baby watching the road unfold...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204825.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204748.jpeg)

Have a great evening !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 04, 2019, 09:42:36 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Wishing you safe travels on the interstate going south.   Oh yes, the Redding heat can be oppressive... and as you continue South and pass through the Central Valley and Bakersfield, make sure your air conditioner is working well.   
Then as you know San Diego can be much more habitable with the more mild temperatures there.

Good news about being gendered correctly at the hotel.. very affirming for sure.
Thanks for checking in, safe travels.   

I love your picture of Mt Shasta.... and of course your shotgun driver beany baby!!! ;)
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


Tuesday evening update - Redding CA , it's over 100 f outside as I type this, wow, had In N Out burger for dinner, it's like my California treat, so I sat outside on their bench in the shade eating my goodies, thinking awww this is authentic CA in June, so hot, so nice, just like the old days ! ;) Check in at the hotel here was nice being addressed as Ma'am only wearing jeans / T shirt (no makeup today), I felt kinda trampy for the road, but who cares... Will be in So Cal tomorrow with any luck and looking forward to having lunch with some good friends (sisters) there. Then it's on to San Diego, for the big techie conference our company participates there. Here is a few pics from the road I quickly snapped the picture of Mt Shasta as I drove by. Have my favorite beany baby watching the road unfold...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204825.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204748.jpeg)

Have a great evening !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 05, 2019, 09:34:33 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
If you are back on the road today, please be careful....    so what is you next major overnight stop???  ... or are you going all the way to San Diego today?

Drive safe and make sure that your beany baby watches out for you!!!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Lexxi on June 05, 2019, 09:42:28 am
Hi Cynthia,

I love that picture of Mt. Shasta--it's absolutely gorgeous!! It kinda looks like it's floating on a dark cloud.

I try to put smiles on people's faces too...every single day.

Glad you're having fun on your trip. Stay safe out there,

xoxo
Lexxi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 05, 2019, 05:08:32 pm
@Alaskan Danielle - I made it to Glendale CA this afternoon, and pulled up in a hotel here. I will head on to San Diego tomorrow after having lunch with 2 of my dear friends (sisters) tomorrow here in the LA area. It was brutally hot in the CA central valley today, I made it over the "grape vine" (long upgrade Mt pass, that eats lesser vehicles for lunch, you always see people broken down there) before it got over 100, it was 97f when I got there about noon. Yes "Lurky" and "Gulliver" were with me watching over things. Rocks were bouncing off my windshield, kicked up by the big trucks, thankfully no cracks.

@Lexxi - Glad you liked the pictures and thanks for the well wishes, driving in LA is not for the faint of heart, you really have to keep your wits about you. I grew up driving here, so I am used to it (somewhat).

I will post more pictures from San Diego, and the "Cisco live" conference. I have a room right at the marina on the waterfront. Cisco hired the band "foo fighters" this year for their big party, they spare no expense....

Cheers

C -


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 05, 2019, 06:35:02 pm
Glad you had a safe trip and are settling in. Have fun tomorrow.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: GinaG on June 06, 2019, 07:35:13 am
Tuesday evening update - Redding CA , it's over 100 f outside as I type this, wow, had In N Out burger for dinner, it's like my California treat, so I sat outside on their bench in the shade eating my goodies, thinking awww this is authentic CA in June, so hot, so nice, just like the old days ! ;) Check in at the hotel here was nice being addressed as Ma'am only wearing jeans / T shirt (no makeup today), I felt kinda trampy for the road, but who cares... Will be in So Cal tomorrow with any luck and looking forward to having lunch with some good friends (sisters) there. Then it's on to San Diego, for the big techie conference our company participates there. Here is a few pics from the road I quickly snapped the picture of Mt Shasta as I drove by. Have my favorite beany baby watching the road unfold...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204825.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040619204748.jpeg)

Have a great evening !



Wow you keep mking me nostolgic withyour pics.  First my college yers in Olympia, nw The mountain

In the 70s. My climbing buddies ndi did a Annual Memorial day climb on Shasta.  I was in Berkeley thn where I m from.n I know that highway well.   Thanks for your great positive posts.  I got a big smile.  Enjoy the trip.

Jenny
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 06, 2019, 07:59:02 am
@GinaG - Good Morning Jenny ! That is some climb to get to the summit, I bet the view was fantastic from there. Berkeley in the 70's cool !! Today it still holding up it's reputation for being socially forward, the protesters still go there to be heard. Glad you liked the images and posts.

I hope you have a wonderful day !!

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 06, 2019, 08:04:16 am
Glad you had a safe trip and are settling in. Have fun tomorrow.

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy  :) I see the single word game already turned over (fast), you've started some really fun word games here, and it's great to see many folks jumping in spinning the word machine all over the place, such great fun !

I hope you have a wonderful day !

Hugs

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: GinaG on June 06, 2019, 08:39:06 am
Yes the climb took a long day.  Was glorious.  I dd Ranier much in school.  And others...evn St. Helen's befre it blew its top.

Berkeley still rocks.  My son lives there now., though he is looking at Seattle.  I might be out there again!   I know the South, my parents grew up in Pasadena.  Spnt much time with family there.

I live outside Cleveland now.  With my soul mate whohas been so incredible as I transiion. Soundslike yours really.  Enjoy the conference.  Sounds fun.

Jenny
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 06, 2019, 07:07:14 pm
Yes the climb took a long day.  Was glorious.  I dd Ranier much in school.  And others...evn St. Helen's befre it blew its top.

Berkeley still rocks.  My son lives there now., though he is looking at Seattle.  I might be out there again!   I know the South, my parents grew up in Pasadena.  Spnt much time with family there.

I live outside Cleveland now.  With my soul mate whohas been so incredible as I transiion. Soundslike yours really.  Enjoy the conference.  Sounds fun.

Jenny

@GinaG - I am glad to read your mate is supportive as you transition Jenny, consider yourself blessed, and yes my soul mate has been with me all the way, it's not easy, but doable with a lot of love and kindness. That's great about your son looking at Seattle area, the recreation opportunities are simply wonderful as you know.

Have a nice evening !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 06, 2019, 07:12:01 pm
Thursday evening update - San Diego, CA it's 67 f and overcast currently. Had a nice lunch with my friends up in LA, and now checked into my hotel here on the water front. It's hard to call this work, but they do pay me to do this  :) This is the view from my hotel room, that's Coronado island in the background with the navy ships parked there, resort and marina in the foreground.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-060619190958.jpeg)

Have a nice evening !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 06, 2019, 08:08:36 pm
Have a good time while you are there!


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 08, 2019, 07:55:57 am
Saturday morning update - 55 f and overcast, the sun is just rising now. We finished building the network, our systems will use. We had great help from Cisco and the event team, I was very pleased with our progress, only a few technical hurdles to overcome. Compared to years past, this was significant. Today it's applications testing before we go live on Sunday for the event. It's just so much fun to be here and work with people face to face. So much of my regular job is over the phone or Internet these days, leading to a feeling of pseudo isolation. I really enjoy the interaction with people in real life. Joining in the "girl talk" with my other female co-workers is very gratifying, I can turn up the gab and get chatty, it's like expressing myself and getting real time feed back from the other girls, just awesome.

Have a wonderful day

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on June 08, 2019, 08:22:03 am
Enjoy! I know, you are already. Now you have no choice because I said so 😁
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 08, 2019, 11:00:26 am
Enjoy! I know, you are already. Now you have no choice because I said so 😁

@Faith - Thanks ! it's really great to be in a circle of 5 or 6 women and the chatter gets going round, the topics flying all over the place. I really like your latest avatar pix !

Have a great day yourself

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 08, 2019, 11:05:56 am
A few pictures from my work location, this is the testing room, that will be full of test takers starting tomorrow. I will put on the pencil skirt, tights, and our corporate polo shirt, to meet and greet 1000's of Cisco minds, as we test their knowledge.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-080619105742.jpeg)

@ the job site this morning

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-080619105645.jpeg)

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 08, 2019, 12:08:37 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Great update and very nice pictures of a beautiful woman sitting in front of the computer keyboard.

I will be looking forward to viewing your pictures of you in your corporate attire...

Best Wishes to you as you do your presentation.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 09, 2019, 09:12:09 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Good early morning to you....   I imagine that you are getting ready for your big day at work today....   
Please know that I am waiting for your photo of you all dressed in your work outfit...

... and as you stated in your previous post:
"....  this is the testing room, that will be full of test takers starting tomorrow. I will put on the pencil skirt, tights, and our corporate polo shirt, to meet and greet 1000's of Cisco minds, as we test their knowledge."

Have a great day today...
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 09, 2019, 09:27:04 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Good early morning to you....   I imagine that you are getting ready for your big day at work today....   
Please know that I am waiting for your photo of you all dressed in your work outfit...

... and as you stated in your previous post:
"....  this is the testing room, that will be full of test takers starting tomorrow. I will put on the pencil skirt, tights, and our corporate polo shirt, to meet and greet 1000's of Cisco minds, as we test their knowledge."

Have a great day today...
HUGS,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - Good morning to you too and thanks for your nice comments above ! It's a great day, weather is overcast again here 56 f (So Cal "june gloom"), last night's team dinner at this posh waterfront restaurant was just fab, the sun came out yesterday here and it was gorgeous sunset. Yep I've got the pencil skirt, tights and corporate logo'ed polo shirt, and a black cardigan to go over it (it's cold in the test room), just getting that all together now (pictures will be taken, once the madness settles down), I start at 8:30, the test takers will be at our test center starting at noon. I've done this gig for years for our company now, and the anticipation builds as we open the doors, did we check everything ? Is it going to work as planned ?, we won't know for sure till the systems get loaded down with real world activity, then usually a few hours later we are into our groove.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday

Hugs and smiles  :)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 09, 2019, 10:41:38 am
Checks and planning pay off to increase the likeness of success.

Have a great day!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 09, 2019, 11:45:13 am
Checks and planning pay off to increase the likeness of success.

Have a great day!

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy ! I've checked the WAN, I've checked the LAN (we have 10 Gbps port switches here, they rock !), all the servers check out, all 188 testing workstations have been checked and certified. So far it looks great, the temps we hired are here and getting their training now. We have layers of great support teams here, with tons of experience ! It's all first class IT to the max, after all this is Cisco's biggest party !

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 09, 2019, 06:27:24 pm

Please know that I am waiting for your photo of you all dressed in your work outfit...


@Alaskan Danielle - Yes, we had a great day of testing, our network totally rocked and performed very well, our prep work payed off, and we had very little problems the first day of production. As promised here is a quick pix taken of me at the server table in the testing room, in my prescribed corporate attire (yes there are dress code standards for this event  ;))

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-090619123545.jpeg)

Have a nice week !

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 09, 2019, 06:32:06 pm
@CynthiaAnn


That is nice, professional attire. 

I am glad that the testing center is working well.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 10, 2019, 01:59:05 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
.... LOOKING GOOD !!!!   ;) :) :icon_smile: :icon_yes:

thank you for sharing your work outfit picture!!!!

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 10, 2019, 07:26:14 pm
@CynthiaAnn


Cynthia Ann,


I hope your Monday is progressing well.  Do have a wonderful evening!


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 10, 2019, 08:09:24 pm
@CynthiaAnn


Cynthia Ann,


I hope your Monday is progressing well.  Do have a wonderful evening!


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - awww thanks ! It's very nice to see your message when I logged back in  :) I just came back from dinner, all our meals are provided here onsite, now I am back in the test room, as we go late tonight and tomorrow. I just sat there at the table and started to day dream, I've been on the road now for about a week, and was thinking of home, then the nice lady came to my table and said "ma'am are you finished with your plate ?", and I awoke from my daydream, and back to the present moment. My mother in law lives near here about 60 miles, so I've arranged to be with her Friday night after this is over on my way home. It was a lot of fun in the word games today, I was giggling a bit, and my coworker noticed, here at the server table  :D I hope you are having a nice evening Chrissy.

Hugs and smiles

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 10, 2019, 08:22:06 pm
Hi Cynthia, I know you've been terribly busy but it appears the work has paid off for you and your team.  You look great! 
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 10, 2019, 08:25:08 pm
Hi Cynthia, I know you've been terribly busy but it appears the work has paid off for you and your team.  You look great! 
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Awww thanks ! It's nice to see you here, I've been on the road a while and really appreciate chatting with friends here ! your message brings a smile to my face as I sit here at the server table. Hope all is well your way, chime in anytime, never too busy for dear friends !!

Hugs and smiles  :)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 11, 2019, 05:45:29 pm
Tuesday afternoon update - Busy day at the test center, but good exercise going back and forth in here, feeling the gentle sway of my hips in the slightly restrictive pencil skirt, as it seemingly enhances the motion  :) Random lady starts up pleasant conversation in the ladies room with me at the sink, as I'm doing my hair and lip stick  :) Report from home, OMG daughter #1 is actually doing our lawn (rare image included), I'm impressed.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-110619173609.jpeg)

Wi fi free zone here in the test room btw, no cheating !! It's all wired ethernet.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-110619173647.jpeg)

Lot's of fun combos in the word games today, keeping me giggling here, my mood is playful today...

C -




Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 11, 2019, 06:04:24 pm
@CynthiaAnn


Nice picture Cynthia Ann!

I am glad there is no cheating, at least, efforts to not make it easy to cheat, as some people do cheat.

Have a nice evening!

Chrissy


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 13, 2019, 06:44:10 am
@CynthiaAnn


Nice picture Cynthia Ann!

I am glad there is no cheating, at least, efforts to not make it easy to cheat, as some people do cheat.

Have a nice evening!

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks for your post ! Regarding cheating we caught a guy yesterday, it was low tech cheating. He had answers and technical information written on the inside of his hand. He was acting really strange, when I called him out on it, he started to protest, and I tell him "please don't make a scene in front of your colleagues" as there were about 120 other test takers in there at the time (we try and maintain quiet environment). I took him outside the test room and the gal I work with took pictures of his hand and the information written on it. We turned him over to Cisco to face professional judgement. We must maintain the integrity of the certification process, many employers rely on them.

Had a nice walk along the San Diego water front last evening at sunset. Lot's of groovy people about, street vendors, joggers, etc.. It's a people place, there was these 2 40 something guys sitting on a bench, that were calling out to me as I felt the gaze,  "hey lady", or "what ya doing mamma ?" type comments were coming my way, oh my smile and keep going, it's like chicks rule, guys drool  ;D Foo Fighters performed last night at Petco park here for the Cisco party.

Best news of all my #1 daughter texted me last night and she has been accepted into Canada !! Her dual citizenship status is becoming a reality. She has had to jump through a lot of hoops to immigrate to Canada, to be with her boy friend (fiance). I am so happy for her !!

Have a great day !

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on June 13, 2019, 06:53:13 am
Cynthia, I thought that I should chime in. I've been quietly reading.

It is good to see your photos. And the testing .. maybe I will someday. I've been the network admin here for 10 years now. Plenty of RL experience, no certs. Ah well, I'm getting too old to worry about it now
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 13, 2019, 06:59:25 am
Cynthia, I thought that I should chime in. I've been quietly reading.

It is good to see your photos. And the testing .. maybe I will someday. I've been the network admin here for 10 years now. Plenty of RL experience, no certs. Ah well, I'm getting too old to worry about it now

Good Morning @Faith, fantastic, sounds like we do similar work  :) I did the certifications a lot in the 90's and they did help my career. Today, it's like, they would not buy me anymore advancement, we have enough work already, it's endless....

Hope your day is going well

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on June 13, 2019, 07:03:19 am
Good Morning @Faith, fantastic, sounds like we do similar work  :) I did the certifications a lot in the 90's and they did help my career. Today, it's like, they would not buy me anymore advancement, we have enough work already, it's endless....

Hope your day is going well

C -

I'm alone here in my server and network duties, pretty secure. If I left, or got fired, they'd have to spend a lot more money replacing me. Or even multiple people. It's hard to find broad backgrounds in Linux, windows, Windows server, apple, and Cisco in one body .. ;D
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 13, 2019, 10:44:56 am
Wonderful news about your daughter Cynthia.  I hope you and mom get to visit often.
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 13, 2019, 02:16:23 pm
Tuesday afternoon update - Busy day at the test center, but good exercise going back and forth in here, feeling the gentle sway of my hips in the slightly restrictive pencil skirt, as it seemingly enhances the motion  :) Random lady starts up pleasant conversation in the ladies room with me at the sink, as I'm doing my hair and lip stick

These are really neat things to share Cynthia.  The news about daughters, lawns, and Canada are cool too ;)
Congrats
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 14, 2019, 09:16:18 am
@Faith - Having those skills, means you have as much work as you can tolerate :)

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi ! The trip to Edmonton from home is a beautiful drive in the summer / fall.

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie ! I appreciate your nice comments, I hope you are having a great day !

Friday morning update - 56 f and overcast, quite the typical June morning in San Diego. It's E patch Friday, last one I have on hand, should last me till I get home. The event is over, I am heading to a beach somewhere (I have a few favorites to visit) to be disconnected for a while. We were very successful this time and delivered almost record testing volume. I have fond memories of this business trip already, hugging many of my co-workers as we parted ways. I go see my Mom in law tonight, then make my way north along the coast.

Have a nice weekend all

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 14, 2019, 10:51:59 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
It is great to see your recent updates regarding your successful and enjoyable business trip in San Diego.
You have posted so very many affirming things that you are personally experiencing.

Have a good time at the beach and with your visit with your mom.   
Drive carefully, be safe.

HUGS,
Danielle


@Faith - Having those skills, means you have as much work as you can tolerate :)

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi ! The trip to Edmonton from home is a beautiful drive in the summer / fall.

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie ! I appreciate your nice comments, I hope you are having a great day !

Friday morning update - 56 f and overcast, quite the typical June morning in San Diego. It's E patch Friday, last one I have on hand, should last me till I get home. The event is over, I am heading to a beach somewhere (I have a few favorites to visit) to be disconnected for a while. We were very successful this time and delivered almost record testing volume. I have fond memories of this business trip already, hugging many of my co-workers as we parted ways. I go see my Mom in law tonight, then make my way north along the coast.

Have a nice weekend all

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 14, 2019, 11:43:24 pm
Thanks for your nice post @Alaskan Danielle ! It was very nice to log in tonight at the hotel and see your message  :) I hope you've had a nice Friday. I ended up going to South Carlsbad beach today, the sun came out and the water was inviting (not too cold), beautiful day there. I just lounged about soaking it up. The visit with my Mom in law this evening was special, she gave me some nice things to take to #2 daughter when I get home. Tomorrow it's Hwy 101 through SF and then across the Golden Gate Bridge to the wine country north of SF, where I stop for the night.

Here is a quick image of how it looked at the beach today.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-140619233946.jpeg)

Hugs and smiles  :)

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 14, 2019, 11:49:16 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thanks for updating....  I love the beach photo. 
Please be careful on the road tomorrow... it's a jungle out there!!!
HUGS,
Danielle

Thanks for your nice post @Alaskan Danielle ! It was very nice to log in tonight at the hotel and see your message  :) I hope you've had a nice Friday. I ended up going to South Carlsbad beach today, the sun came out and the water was inviting (not too cold), beautiful day there. I just lounged about soaking it up. The visit with my Mom in law this evening was special, she gave me some nice things to take to #2 daughter when I get home. Tomorrow it's Hwy 101 through SF and then across the Golden Gate Bridge to the wine country north of SF, where I stop for the night.

Here is a quick image of how it looked at the beach today.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-140619233946.jpeg)

Hugs and smiles  :)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 15, 2019, 09:20:18 am
I'm happy your visit with your mother in law was good.  Looks like the beach was inviting!  Please drive carefully when heading home.  hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 15, 2019, 09:43:10 am
Safe travels Cynthia!
I will be in wine country (Santa Rosa) to pick up a car from my surfer/rocker uncle sometime in the next few weeks. Hopefully not 100 degrees then, but I will take whatever we get  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 07:26:38 pm
@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi  :) I left N San Diego County at 5 am, made it through LA unscathed, 101 N was kind to me, it even drizzled a bit in Santa Barbara, the WX was mild. SF was it's usual messy traffic self, not too bad getting thru town, lot of construction on the 101 N path in the city.

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie :) I stopped in Santa Rosa for a bit and took a break (it's nice there), now at the hotel about 20 miles north, I am done driving for the day, whew...The weather is real mild right now perhaps 72 f right here near the Russian River, hope it stays like this for your trip, should be nice, good luck with the car !

Here is a quick pix as I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. It's time to put my feet up and get a good nights rest, before doing the OR coast tomorrow.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-150619191700.jpeg)

Have a wonderful weekend girlfriends

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 15, 2019, 08:23:28 pm
The Oregon coastline, and the California coastline north of San Francisco, has very nice vistas.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 15, 2019, 08:57:20 pm
I haven't seen that view of the Golden Gate since the early 70's when my family lived in the area.  I didn't have my own car then, but could take mom or dads if I wanted to. 

Rest well and safe travels on Sunday.
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 15, 2019, 09:27:43 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for checking and letting us know that you arrived safely at your overnight stop.
Get a good rest and be ready for another 14 or 15 hours on the road.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Rachel on June 15, 2019, 09:30:16 pm
Thanks for sharing the pics of the beach and Golden Gate bridge. I am 90 miles inland on the east coast and love the sea.

It is awesome you mother in law fully accepts you.

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 15, 2019, 09:37:21 pm
Port Orford, OR has interesting vistas.

Maybe you can drive through that area on the coastal highway...


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 09:56:27 pm
Thanks for sharing the pics of the beach and Golden Gate bridge. I am 90 miles inland on the east coast and love the sea.

It is awesome you mother in law fully accepts you.

Thank you @Rachel - It was special to visit her, she is 83 now, still getting around with difficulty, and has an assistant come to her home now 3 days a week. She appreciated the visit, and loves to gab that woman. Yes indeed having my Mom in law with me is great ! Glad you liked the pix, the coasts are the most  ;)

Best

Cynthia
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 09:58:47 pm
Port Orford, OR has interesting vistas.

Maybe you can drive through that area on the coastal highway...


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Yes I will go by there tomorrow (with luck), it's beautiful the whole area, i won't have too much time for much, I really wanna get home, but will pick and choose my stops for breaks !

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 10:02:03 pm
I haven't seen that view of the Golden Gate since the early 70's when my family lived in the area.  I didn't have my own car then, but could take mom or dads if I wanted to. 

Rest well and safe travels on Sunday.
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks ! The Northbound direction is not tolled, but the southbound direction is, they installed camera technology that images your license plate at the old toll plaza. A few years ago, I came across in the southbound direction and they mailed me the toll charge. That's great your family lived in the area !

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 10:04:48 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for checking and letting us know that you arrived safely at your overnight stop.
Get a good rest and be ready for another 14 or 15 hours on the road.
Hugs,
Danielle

Yes I will be resting soon @Alaskan Danielle, it was a long day today in some slow traffic (bay area), my hopes are for smoother sailing through the Redwoods and the coast, pictures will be taken, when possible. Hope the overcast clears a bit, for sunset ?

Hugs and smiles

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 15, 2019, 10:09:50 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am aware that Hwy 101 is a more pleasant and scenic drive but wouldn't Interstate 5 be much quicker??
Either way you go please be safe.
Hugs,
Danielle
Yes I will be resting soon @Alaskan Danielle, it was a long day today in some slow traffic (bay area), my hopes are for smoother sailing through the Redwoods and the coast, pictures will be taken, when possible. Hope the overcast clears a bit, for sunset ?

Hugs and smiles

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 10:13:56 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am aware that Hwy 101 is a more pleasant and scenic drive but wouldn't Interstate 5 be much quicker??
Either way you go please be safe.
Hugs,
Danielle

Yes you are correct @Alaskan Danielle - it's much faster on I 5 (except) the Lake Shasta bridge is currently all torn up for resurfacing , and reduced to one lane in each direction, causing massive backups in both directions. I guess I am taking my time on the way home, and making it about quality of travel vs speed of travel, my miles are paid for, might as well enjoy them...

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Dena on June 15, 2019, 10:25:20 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am aware that Hwy 101 is a more pleasant and scenic drive but wouldn't Interstate 5 be much quicker??
Either way you go please be safe.
Hugs,
Danielle
I5 is much faster but it's a boring drive. The coast highway is just one beautiful view after another. If you have the time, you should drive the coast highway at least once in your life. Just make sure your car handles well because the coast highway is one curve after another.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 15, 2019, 10:29:22 pm
I5 is much faster but it's a boring drive. The coast highway is just one beautiful view after another. If you have the time, you should drive the coast highway at least once in your life. Just make sure your car handles well because the coast highway is one curve after another.

It is boring ! @Dena - and it's also really hot this time of year inland, the coast is cooler.

Best

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 15, 2019, 10:35:24 pm
The coastal highway is slower but more interesting, at least to me.

The Redwoods are amazing.

Lighthouses are fun to stop by.

Some bridges are interesting too.

Non-chain restaurants to stop to eat at.

Parks.

Vistas.

The ocean.

I-5 may provide views of mountains at times but is boring compared to the coastal highway.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 15, 2019, 10:38:07 pm
I fully agree... I also liked going old hey 99... small towns, stop and go traffic ... etc

The coastal highway is slower but more interesting, at least to me.

The Redwoods are amazing.

Lighthouses are fun to stop by.

Some bridges are interesting too.

Non-chain restaurants to stop to eat.

Parks.

Vistas.

The ocean.

I-5 may provide view of mountains at times but is boring compared to the coastal highway.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 17, 2019, 11:41:46 am
Monday morning update - HOME !! overcast and 59f. Spent almost 19 hours in the drivers seat (with breaks) yesterday, but glad to be safely home. The weather for the drive through the Redwoods and Oregon coast was favorable with occasional fog and drizzle, mixed with brilliant sunshine. I got in about 1:30 this morning, my body aching a bit from the atrophy of sitting so long. I will be out for exercise today for sure ! Laundry is going now and the coffee tastes great this morning, just relishing a successful business / pleasure road trip. I put on 2600 + miles saw family, friends, and dear work colleagues along the way. Attached is random picture from Oregon coast and hwy 101.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170619113540.jpeg)

Have a great week all !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 17, 2019, 11:46:38 am
Monday morning update - HOME !! overcast and 59f. Spent almost 19 hours in the drivers seat (with breaks) yesterday, but glad to be safely home. The weather for the drive through the Redwoods and Oregon coast was favorable with occasional fog and drizzle, mixed with brilliant sunshine. I got in about 1:30 this morning, my body aching a bit from the atrophy of sitting so long. I will be out for exercise today for sure ! Laundry is going now and the coffee tastes great this morning, just relishing a successful business / pleasure road trip. I put on 2600 + miles saw family, friends, and dear work colleagues along the way. Attached is random picture from Oregon coast and hwy 101.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170619113540.jpeg)

Have a great week all !

C -


I am glad you made it safely home.   :)

Thank you for the pictures.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 17, 2019, 11:52:21 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Welcome back home...  certainly a long and exhausting 2 day drive for you.
 
I am glad that you are safe and sound...   enjoy your morning coffee....   
Ahhh, laundry, unpacking, etc.... all the things that need to be done after a road trip.

... and exercise sounds like a good thing, especially after sitting in your car and driving for so long.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 17, 2019, 05:48:53 pm
I reach a personal milestone this week (3rd week of June 2013) - 6 years full time living as my true self. It was this week that I changed my legal name at court, and female gender with state and federal ID's. Completed transitioning at work. All my documents would be updated during this time. In retrospect I've really enjoyed working my job as female, and just completed a wonderful business trip, full of validation and success.  :) Next month will be 8 years of HRT. I am so grateful for my transition, the enjoyment of life it brings, and enhanced well being.

Being June, sharing a random Pride flag spotted in downtown SF as I approached the GG bridge.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170619174744.jpeg)

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 17, 2019, 06:13:34 pm
I reach a personal milestone this week (3rd week of June 2013) - 6 years full time living as my true self. It was this week that I changed my legal name at court, and female gender with state and federal ID's. Completed transitioning at work. All my documents would be updated during this time. In retrospect I've really enjoyed working my job as female, and just completed a wonderful business trip, full of validation and success.  :) Next month will be 8 years of HRT. I am so grateful for my transition, the enjoyment of life it brings, and enhanced well being.

Being June, sharing a random Pride flag spotted in downtown SF as I approached the GG bridge.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170619174744.jpeg)

C -



 :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 18, 2019, 02:38:29 am
Thank you for sharing your gratitude Cynthia.
Congratulations on your personal milestone this week :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 18, 2019, 06:38:39 am
@Maddie - Thanks !

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks !

Have a wonderful week

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 18, 2019, 09:30:15 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
              WOWzers !!!
Congratulations to you for your transition successes....  and sticking with it all this time...
   8 years of HRT...    and 6 years of living as a full-time woman !

As we all know, the transition road can be full of potholes to be overcome one at a time.
Never give up, never surrender!!!


I am always looking forward to coming to your thread and following your life events whenever I login to the Forums.
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Jessica on June 18, 2019, 09:36:10 am
I reach a personal milestone this week (3rd week of June 2013) - 6 years full time living as my true self. It was this week that I changed my legal name at court, and female gender with state and federal ID's. Completed transitioning at work. All my documents would be updated during this time. In retrospect I've really enjoyed working my job as female, and just completed a wonderful business trip, full of validation and success.  :) Next month will be 8 years of HRT. I am so grateful for my transition, the enjoyment of life it brings, and enhanced well being.

Being June, sharing a random Pride flag spotted in downtown SF as I approached the GG bridge.

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C -

Congratulations Cynthia Ann!  Quite the accomplishment.
I gather that you live in the SF Bay Area like I do.  Maybe someday we can have a visit!

Hugs and smiles from another California girl
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 18, 2019, 09:53:52 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
              WOWzers !!!
Congratulations to you for your transition successes....  and sticking with it all this time...
   8 years of HRT...    and 6 years of living as a full-time woman !

As we all know, the transition road can be full of potholes to be overcome one at a time.
Never give up, never surrender!!!


I am always looking forward to coming to your thread and following your life events whenever I login to the Forums.
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - You are correct there are many ups and downs to transitioning and assimilating into the role. It's quite the learning experience and takes quite a bit of dedication, especially the more established in life you are. I really appreciate your nice comments, you've been wonderful to interact and post with on our forums  :) I wanted to document some of my milestones in this thread.

Hugs and smiles  :)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 18, 2019, 09:59:02 am
Congratulations Cynthia Ann!  Quite the accomplishment.
I gather that you live in the SF Bay Area like I do.  Maybe someday we can have a visit!

Hugs and smiles from another California girl

@Jessica - Thanks Jessica for your nice comments  :) I live in the Puget Sound area, but was traveling through SF on Saturday on my way home from a business trip when I snapped that pix.

Hugs and smiles

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Jessica on June 18, 2019, 10:15:10 am


@Jessica - Thanks Jessica for your nice comments  :) I live in the Puget Sound area, but was traveling through SF on Sunday on my way home from a business trip when I snapped that pix.

Hugs and smiles

Cynthia -

We may have crossed paths on Sunday.  I was there at the Foreign Cinema restaurant.

I was also raised in my early years in Lake City, just north of downtown Seattle.
Loved it there, but the California sun is wonderful!

Hugs and smiles 🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 18, 2019, 10:20:39 am

We may have crossed paths on Sunday.  I was there at the Foreign Cinema restaurant.

I was also raised in my early years in Lake City, just north of downtown Seattle.
Loved it there, but the California sun is wonderful!

Hugs and smiles 🌸🌸🌸

Oh wow that is something @Jessica, I went across the Golden Gate Bridge so I was right downtown as you can see, I just snapped that pix of a random pride flag spotted while stuck in traffic. I was born in CA and grew up in the LA area. We've lived here in the Puget sound area now for ~34 years almost. Glad we moved, as I could not afford CA property ownership on my salary back then, so moving here allowed us to buy a house and own it outright today !

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 21, 2019, 06:23:11 am
Summer Solstice !! 8:54 AM PDT will begin summer 2019  :) My body clock seems reset again, nice to be home and back in my biorhythm early rising mode again. I like to get up early. Made the last payment on daughter # 2's student loan yesterday, she is now completely debt free, and her 4 years at state university paid for, something I never got as a young person (I barely finished HS). I get real satisfaction knowing I was able to help her with this. Daughter #1 had a nice flight training yesterday in a 2 engine. She is getting ever closer to her multi engine FAA endorsement. The instructor kept testing her with failing one engine and having her recover yesterday. Go see my friends on Saturday (I miss 'em) as we plan our next hiking and biking trips this summer  :) Soul mate received notice they want her back at the school district next year, and they have a medical plan available there. I could possibly sign up for that would allow me a graceful exit and be covered. So many things to consider with retirement, it makes my head spin, but for now my work has never been busier, keep on keeping on.

Welcome summer, it's finally here  8)

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Sophiaprincess2019 on June 21, 2019, 06:31:31 am
CynthiaAnn, I spent 18 years working with Commercial Airlines in my past life and helped many young aspiring pilots get started. How exciting Daughter # 1 is working on her multi rating. If she's bound for the airlines where are many challenges and also many rewards in an airline career.

I've enjoyed reading along.

Sophia
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 21, 2019, 06:40:08 am
CynthiaAnn, I spent 18 years working with Commercial Airlines in my past life and helped many young aspiring pilots get started. How exciting Daughter # 1 is working on her multi rating. If she's bound for the airlines where are many challenges and also many rewards in an airline career.

I've enjoyed reading along.

Sophia

Good Morning @Sophiaprincess2019, nice to see you chiming in here Sophia, pop in anytime, replies encouraged and enjoyed ! Thanks for your encouragement for our daughter  :) Yes indeed she is aspiring to make a career out of flying. She has her commercial FAA license already and is adding on the endorsements ! As you know it's the hours accumulated as PIC that counts. I hope you have a wonderful day !!

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 21, 2019, 05:01:11 pm
Summer Solstice !! 8:54 AM PDT will begin summer 2019  :) My body clock seems reset again, nice to be home and back in my biorhythm early rising mode again. I like to get up early. Made the last payment on daughter # 2's student loan yesterday, she is now completely debt free, and her 4 years at state university paid for, something I never got as a young person (I barely finished HS). I get real satisfaction knowing I was able to help her with this. Daughter #1 had a nice flight training yesterday in a 2 engine. She is getting ever closer to her multi engine FAA endorsement. The instructor kept testing her with failing one engine and having her recover yesterday. Go see my friends on Saturday (I miss 'em) as we plan our next hiking and biking trips this summer  :) Soul mate received notice they want her back at the school district next year, and they have a medical plan available there. I could possibly sign up for that would allow me a graceful exit and be covered. So many things to consider with retirement, it makes my head spin, but for now my work has never been busier, keep on keeping on.

Welcome summer, it's finally here  8)

C -


It is all good!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 23, 2019, 11:49:57 am
Thank you for sharing all the good news Cynthia!
Congratulations on the place you have gotten to. Future looks bright for you and your family.
It is  healthy and wonderful  that you are in tune with your biorhythms.
I like your latest avatar pic where you're seated, it appears to show you at work, yes?
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 23, 2019, 05:02:37 pm
Thank you for sharing all the good news Cynthia!
Congratulations on the place you have gotten to. Future looks bright for you and your family.
It is  healthy and wonderful  that you are in tune with your biorhythms.
I like your latest avatar pic where you're seated, it appears to show you at work, yes?

Thanks @Maddie, yes this current pic was me at a job site recently  :) It is nice to be in a groove as far as waking, sleeping, eating, exercising, that consistency is a healthy habit.

Hope your weekend has been a good one.

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 23, 2019, 05:55:17 pm
I like the outfit!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on June 24, 2019, 03:29:09 pm
I reach a personal milestone this week (3rd week of June 2013) - 6 years full time living as my true self. It was this week that I changed my legal name at court, and female gender with state and federal ID's. Completed transitioning at work. All my documents would be updated during this time. In retrospect I've really enjoyed working my job as female, and just completed a wonderful business trip, full of validation and success.  :) Next month will be 8 years of HRT. I am so grateful for my transition, the enjoyment of life it brings, and enhanced well being.

CynthiaAnn, I just read that you had reached another huge milestone on your journey.  You are one of those people I aspire to be.  I know you have helped so many others along their journeys too and that is a milestone you'll likely never share openly.  Congrats to you and thank you for all you've done for me this past year.

Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 24, 2019, 03:39:36 pm
@Susan R - HUGS  :)

Congratulations on your social transition Susan, it's been a pleasure seeing you pass those important milestones  :)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 27, 2019, 06:54:24 am
Thursday morning update - Work has been very busy, in the midst of upgrading systems project at many of our facilities, I have not had much time to post and answer others lately, but I have logged on from time to time in between work tasks and answer a few folks here as well as throw in a few words into our word games here at Susan's. Feeling quite content these days, not in any significant way, just really in a good life groove, I have been more focused on others and their needs. This weekend is my soul mate and daughter #2 birthdays celebrations (only 1 day apart). We have family time planned and get a together for food and cake, I've planned an Alaskan king crab and filet mignon surf and turf. Being early summer, my mammogram is coming due again. I have done one each year now for 5 years, this would be my 6th. I also do breast self exams often, and so far the girls seem healthy visually and they feel great. I am grateful for my boobage, they are all mine and are quite pleasurable. When I saw Jessica's home improvement pictures recently, I thought it was getting time for getting new windows for our house, I've been saving for new windows lately, would be nice to have upgrades before next winter. Now is the time to get more firewood for the wood stove and winter (yes I think of these things in summer).

Have a wonderful day out there my friends at Susan's place and beyond. Smile at a stranger today, do some small act of kindness.

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 27, 2019, 07:39:06 am
Cynthia Ann,


Do enjoy time with family.  Have a great workday and enjoy the summer...
Thank you for your update.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 27, 2019, 11:08:12 am
I'm glad to read things are going well Cynthia.  The upcoming birthday dinner sounds delicious!  All my best for your upcoming mammogram.  Thats good that you routinely do self examination, its important.

Have a great day!
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 27, 2019, 11:35:58 am
@Cynthia Ann
Dear Cynthia:
I always look forward to reading your frequent daily updates....   I love following the goings-on of those member's that I regularly follow here on the forums.

It is good to be very busy at work... it can be very rewarding and keeps your mind sharp!!!! 
Similar to how WE are keeping our minds sharp on the Word Games!!!

I am very happy to read that you are doing well and feeling "quite content" with how things are going in your life.
I trust that you will have a mutually enjoyable time with your soul-mate and #2 daughter celebrating their birthdays...
... and family time is always a priority.

Regarding your comment regarding being focused on others and their needs.....  it is always good to put personal feelings to the side and to help and encourage others...  for me, that is always good personal therapy.  Reminds me of an old Bible verse regarding "It is better to give than to receive"   ....   frankly the personal blessing that we can get from helping others is most rewarding.

Hmmm, Alaskan King Crab and Filet Mignon...  surf and turf is always a wonderful combination.   Talking about "surf"... as I mentioned in my thread, I will be taking this afternoon and Friday off to go Salmon Fishing with a group of guys and a few gals that I know from my next door coffee shop...  I hope to entice my followers on my thread with a photo of me and my catch!!!  Wish me luck.

ahhhh.... the infamous Mammogram, I have had about a half dozen myself... and I have always been gendered correctly, HRT did a nice job with my breasts and everything else.
"Enjoy" your feminine moment with the "titty-squisher" machine...  I trust that the results of the annual test will come out "normal"...

Yes indeed, I also saw the home improvement pictures that  @Jessica  posts occassionally....   very nice work ... and like you, I find myself desiring to do some home improvement and remodeling tasks at my place.   

I don't need much wood, except for my outdoor fire-pit....   I just push a button and my propane fireplace lights right up and burns nicely without soot or ashes....  it costs a little more but sure is nice.

Thank you for posting your update and sharing some insight into your life.
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 27, 2019, 08:56:53 pm
Hi Cynthia. Thanks for the insights to your life and boobage :)
A sense of gratitude you share in the updates you continue to post and share here even after reaching the hard-fought freedom you have.
Maybe its rubbing off a little. I have been making it a practice to smile at strangers and greet them first, as you and Alaskan Danielle describe often.
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 29, 2019, 07:31:58 am
@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, I hope you're having a nice weekend, lot's of fun in the word games here (when I've had a little time), and looks like the single word game is about to turn over again, nice participation  ;)

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi, keeping an eye on the girls and their health is important, we go through quite the effort to grow them, we certainly want them healthy to enjoy for the rest of lives.

@Alaskan Danielle - You are probably sleeping in the RV with your friends near the river as I type this, and I want to wish you good luck with the fishing and enjoying being out in such a beautiful place. Glad to read your hired help at your business is taking care of things for you now, giving you the additional flexibility. Thanks for your wonderful reply Danielle, a pleasure to read and is appreciated  :)

@Maddie - I've answered you in the garden thread this morning, I read your recent posts and enjoy your topic you've started ! Good luck with your upcoming Dr appointment !

Brief update - I am on call this morning for work, so I am near the keyboard for now, so far it's quiet but could erupt at anytime. Plan to get my 5 miles out in a bit, weather looks nice and mild this weekend here. For those that follow me in the ham radio world, I updated my FCC records this week to my real name. This was one of the last areas of my social transition to attend to since my legal name change over 6 years ago. I will be completely "out" to my ham radio friends now, no more dead name in that realm, as the db entries are refreshed.

Life is good, have a great weekend  :)

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 29, 2019, 07:39:36 am
Enjoy your day Cynthia...

And also enjoy Alaskan Crab and filet, and your company of your daughters and wife.
I think those birthday celebrations were this weekend, if I remember correctly.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 29, 2019, 07:44:07 am
Enjoy your day Cynthia...

And also enjoy Alaskan Crab and filret, and your company of your daughters and wife.
I think those birthday celebrations were this weekend, if I remember correctly.

Chrissy

Thanks @ChrissyRyan ! yes the get together with family and friends is tomorrow, we have to do a little shopping today !

C -

I thought I would mention we have a black bear roaming our neighborhood lately, spotted by neighbors the past few weeks, including pictures of the bruin sitting on someone's back fence, all within a few blocks of here. I have been watchful out on my exercise outings lately  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 01, 2019, 07:25:40 am
Half way point 2019 - It's the beginning of the 2nd half 2019, a time to gather my thoughts and prepare for the time ahead, this has been a good year so far, successful in many ways. Yesterday's family celebrations here were wonderful, I just adore my youngest daughter's boyfriend, he is just so mellow and pleasant to have around. We all ate very well, celebrated the 2 birthdays in style. It was wonderful to see my youngest daughter receive the wonderful gifts my mother in law sent home with me, when I was down in CA. Oh how the time goes by, we have been parents now for almost 29 years, oh my.

 I was reading the topic here this morning about what cis women think of us, and the several times this thought came up "why would you want to be a woman ?". Reading this made me reflect a bit this morning with coffee and how grateful I am for my life today, it's way different, in someways harder, but it's very much what I needed. I have the clarity of hindsight to realize I had to do this. There were trade off's in transitioning, but what I've gained today, has far surpassed what I may have lost in the process. Work is harder today, make no mistake about it, being a "working woman" is no cake walk in a male dominated line of work. I gave up the previous "status" I had within our organization, I am no longer invited to the "planning meetings", those strategic functions within our organization have been delegated elsewhere. I still make the same $$ and my title is the same as before transition, but what I do day to day and how I fit into the organization is different today. Being a woman has meant I am far more in tune with my emotions and internal feelings, the sensitivity and processing of emotions are seemingly far more complex today. How I feel about others matters far more, things or objects matter less. I have been reducing "things" around here, it's been wonderful reclaiming the space, where "objects" once resided. For those considering this path for themselves, my answer is "be careful what you wish for", it's an eye opener. I was meant to be this way, that's all there is too it, it's not simply "wanting to be a woman", it's more I needed to be a woman, it's healthier, it's reality, my life has far more meaning today, and that I can be sure of. I am right where I need to be in life, so purposeful, so grateful for the opportunities to intersect others, it's life as it "should be".

Have a wonderful 2nd half of 2019

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 01, 2019, 07:50:57 am
Cynthia,

I am glad that you all had a great time this weekend.

Your reflection of being the woman you are shows how at times there are things that we simply must do, and that there are consequences that include some losses and some gains, with the balance for you tipping overall onto the positive side of complex emotions and quality of life.

Transitioning is not something to take lightly.  You have completed it, many others here have not.  A lot of contemplating, planning, and preparation, as well as expenses, trials, and joys are in the path for those on their journey. 

I am happy that you have a supportive family and soul mate.   Regardless if one transitions or not, a lonely life is not what we should have.  We should have wonderful people in our lives.  I am glad that you do, that is a blessing.  Focusing on them and others takes our minds off our difficulties that we eventually usually work through, with the help of them and others.  It is the gift of love that you give and is shown to you that works wonders, all in reciprocal non-selfish ways. 

Have a wonderful 2nd half of 2019, and in the years beyond.  I know you will.

Make it so.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 03, 2019, 08:21:13 am
Wednesday morning - raining 56 f. I have downloaded my new updated FCC license for my radio hobby. This was a multi step process in updating my records with the feds and now it's done. This sets the stage for many of my acquaintances and friends in the radio world to discover my true self and that I've transitioned, I have not announced anything and won't. I look forward to getting new QSL cards printed to exchange with others that will have my real name on them. I will simply be operating on the air as I always do, and all my records are in alignment now. This removes the embarrassment I felt having my "dead name" still registered with FCC. Having my real name on my license now, has given me a mental boost, and I feel good about it, and no doubt a few questions coming my way, ham radio is like a social media before the Internet, and it still is today, this feels like coming out, how fun  :) You will find me in the CW bands mostly, I love telegraphy, a lost art, the music of the code....

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 03, 2019, 08:48:14 am
Cynthia,
Congratulations on updating your name on the licence and what that means for you.

I think the electronic gear in your photo looks so cool. 

Whenever people  describe ham radio to me, I fall into a cloudy mental space....
Still enjoy listening about it though😊

 



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 03, 2019, 08:54:49 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thanks for your posting.....
.....and the picture of your "shack" is terrific to view.

Hmmmm, and a Hammarlund HQ-100 receiver I believe, and a Viking Ranger transmitter (one 6146)....   great equipment of years gone by and in some ways much better and more reliable that the new microprocessor based stuff, particularly if you are primarily on CW.

Thank you for sharing your affirming moments of official name and gender change with the FCC.

So sorry to read about your rainy and cool weather, just in time for July 4th picnics... but that is the way it can usually be in the Pacific Northwest and Western Washington State in mid-summer.
Here up north, today it is partly cloudy... or partly sunny... (aren't those the SAME????) with temps right now in the mid 50's and eventually in the high 60's in the late afternoon.   It is the very long daylight in the summer here that allows the warmer temperatures near dinner tme.

Again, thank you for your posting and sharing your photo and happy moments.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 03, 2019, 09:14:40 am
@Maddie - Thanks ! it's a lot of fun, and signalling Morse code is like playing the bass in many ways, recalling Getty Lee and Rush's YYZ rhythms  :)

@Alaskan Danielle - Wow , your post is impressive, you are telling me that you know of this stuff. You are correct this is classic tube gear of a by gone era (post WWII American). More specially the receiver is Hammarlund HQ 140 - X (crystal filters), and yes the E.F. Johnson Ranger transmitter has a single 6146b RF output tube, and very ample audio stage in which to reproduce AM (ancient modulation  ;)). I do have modern gear as well, but the classic stuff shown here on my desk is a lot of fun to light up on some dark rainy nights.

That's sounds great your weather for the holiday, I think we are supposed to clear out by tomorrow, the forecast is for drier and warming.

Have a wonderful holiday all

Hugs

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on July 03, 2019, 12:17:08 pm
Congratulations on getting your radio license updated!  So nice to be yourself when talking to the whole world.

I like your gear.  I have great respect for old tube radios.  My first car was a 1938 Packard Super-8 with a Zenith tube AM radio.  The radio was non-functional when I bought the car.  I wrote to Zenith and asked if they had any schematics.  They dug a whole pile of information out of their archives, and I was able to get the radio running.  Fortunately, all the tubes were okay: it was some little component like a resistor or capacitor that needed replacing.  I'd drive around with the windows down and the radio blasting rock & roll!  The sound was great!

I also have great respect for people who still use CW.  I had to learn Morse Code when I was in the air force.  I learned it just well enough to pass the test and promptly forgot it.  The only Morse I remember is that ..- -- .--- is UMJ, the call sign of the Moose Jaw TACAN transmitter.  Must have heard that 10,000 times!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 03, 2019, 03:59:28 pm
@KathyLauren - that's awesome fixing the old car radio, it's a great feeling bringing something back to life, and that's quite the classic car  :)

Aviation and radio do intersect in many places, UMJ how cool  :)

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 03, 2019, 04:26:30 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
So, regarding your Ham Radio hobby....
....you have gone from being called an  OM  to being called a XYL !!!
Congratulations!!!!   

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 03, 2019, 04:32:21 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
So, regarding your Ham Radio hobby....
....you have gone from being called an  OM  to being called a XYL !!!
Congratulations!!!!   

HUGS,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - That is correct the OM is long gone  ;D the official records are simply catching up, long live the YL (or XYL, I'm taken  ;))

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Hugs ! - - - . . - - - . .

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 05, 2019, 09:29:10 pm

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Love that graphic!
Maybe even more than the miller girl on the moon
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 07, 2019, 08:39:57 am
Sunday morning update - 58f overcast, expecting a little more sunshine later. Going out for exercise soon and spend a relaxing day at home. Someone was asking this morning about how life is "post op", on our message board, so I responded with a short post, and in doing so I relived some of the moments of my GCS surgery trip 3 years ago this month. All the preparations, all the paper work, the phone calls, the insurance, the Dr's letters, the appointments, the travel arrangements, what a whirlwind it was. It's all very personal and I would spare the reader TMI in this post. I will simply express being so grateful to have made it to the other side, and I can love my body today.

Thanks Dr Marci !

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 07, 2019, 08:59:43 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Waking up this morning to your upbeat and positive update is a good start to my morning mood.
Thank you for sharing that part of your life with me and the rest of your followers.

It is just before 6:00AM here, partly sunny (or is it partly cloudy?)  and the temp here is almost he same as yours, 57 deg F here.

HUGS,

Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 09, 2019, 07:55:34 am
Tuesday morning update - 56f and sunshine beaming into the office window. Yesterday I was down in the dumps, I mean like what happened ? I was cranky and my wife sensed I was having an off day, she told me. I think it's the darn patches, I feel like I am running low on E some days and yesterday was like that, moody, melancholy for no apparent reason. So yesterday I removed the patch (it looked spent) and broke out my Estradiol Valerate bottle popped the top on a fresh one and gave myself an injection. I feel much better today, it's amazing how much a little E can help. I am going to keep receiving patches, they are easy to use, but I have a few bottles of E that are good through next year, I think I am going back to injections for a little while and I'll save up the patches they send me, those are good out to 2021. Sigh hormones  :P

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 09, 2019, 08:12:43 am
Good morning Cynthia!
Its nice to know you have options for keeping your E right.
Hope the sun keeps shining today!!
 And thanks for stopping by my garden before, it was nice to have company:)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 09, 2019, 10:43:58 am
Good morning @CynthiaAnn  and  @Maddie
YES, it is a new day, and the sun is shining bright in the sky and today
up here in the North the temps will creep into the 80's !!!

Cynthia, I am glad that you are having a better day so far this morning...  sometimes a good night's sleep and a new day will erase the bad days that we previously have had.  You can blame everything on hormones!!!!

Maddie, I love your "Garden Thread" ... it is one of my "go to" places to visit whenever I log in to the forums.
Thank you for starting your own personal thread and sharing as you do from your heart.   

So, anyway ladies, I have a busy day today, my full-time employ will be here in my office soon and then I can spend some needed time talking to my really big clients, but more important is that I am having lunch with my sweetie (Dental Hygienist) to firm up our plans to go visit her parents in Montana this month, she wants me to meet her family....   (very nervous I am)

HUGS and best wishes to both of you.... have a glorious and happy day today.

Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 09, 2019, 12:29:48 pm
@Maddie - Like Danielle, I enjoy your "meta prose" and writing style in the garden thread. The company is excellent over at the garden  :) I'll stop by with some new seeds and growing tonic, from time to time....

@Alaskan Danielle - I am quite happy to hear of your progress with your new hire and allowing you to work with important clients more. Also giving you more free time to have lunch today with your sweetheart and planning that awesome summer trip to MT, I think it'll be great. Hormones ain't everything but they sure let you know  ;)

Work is busy today, but have enough time to jump in here and answer.

Wishing you ladies a successful and enjoyable day

Hugs

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 10, 2019, 04:12:18 pm
@CynthiaAnn    cc: @ChrissyRyan

Lots of fun and fast and furious activity on the Word Games today... 
....definitely keeps our minds sharp....
... ... but I need to get back tending to my office work!!!! ;) ;) ;)

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 10, 2019, 04:31:04 pm
@CynthiaAnn    cc: @ChrissyRyan

Lots of fun and fast and furious activity on the Word Games today... 
....definitely keeps our minds sharp....
... ... but I need to get back tending to my office work!!!! ;) ;) ;)

HUGS,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle @ChrissyRyan

witty combos, and many themes, how fun those star trek adventures...

It's raining and refreshing 67 f , I've already did my 5 miles outside...

Work is about done for the day, and I can log off...

Have a great evening friends

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 10, 2019, 10:36:56 pm
Cynthia, inspired by you, I am considering getting into a 5 mile biking mindset.
Seems like a good amount of exercise, especially if done with some intensity.  Would fit better into a busy schedule than longer rides, and leave more energy available in other directions.
I've been going 16-20 miles daily on my mountain-ish bike, but this is only possible because I'm not working much these days.
My pattern has been to get busy working and leave zero time for exercise, or spend many hours per week exercising, leaving time & energy depleted for anything else.

That pattern might not work well with probable physical changes on the path I'm heading. 

Looking to plot out a 5 mile route nearby. Maybe somewhere away from the honking pickups and quarry trucks that have gotten used to seeing me..  ;)

Thanks for just sharing about doing your thing.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 11, 2019, 07:39:50 am
@Maddie - Good Morning, that's wonderful getting that much biking in. We live in a area with lot's of hills, not very big ones, but still several hundred feet high, those climbs provide a nice heart rate increase. I spend a fair amount of time in front of computers, so HAVE to get away each day and get out, I do planks, hula hoop, brisk walking, biking, etc.... Sitting is probably the worst thing you can do on a long term basis, I find myself standing here a lot at the desk, combating the sitting. I dance to music here at the keyboard, how crazy, but the stretching and moving really help.

You mention "physical changes" in your headed path, yes before starting any HRT getting into the best possible shape, will really make a difference in your results and outcome, no secret there, just plain hard work, the HRT will work it's magic even better in a fit body. Estrogen generally programs your body to store fat, it's an adjustment for sure.

Best

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 12, 2019, 07:39:39 am
Friday morning update - The sun is just rising here, it's a balmy 58f and suppose to be partly sunny and near 80 later. So grateful for the recent rains, in our area we are "drier" than normal, and the forest fires of the past 2 summers with terrible smoky air is hopefully something that does not repeat this summer. Daughter #1 left for Canada yesterday to be with her sweetheart, this quiets the house a bit. Living in a household of 3 women has it's own dynamic, occasionally there are resource conflicts. I've been accused of hogging the facial scrub, while daughter just helps herself to the non acetone nail polish remover here in my office, and looks at me like she is in retribution mode. I love her, but still my perceived estrogen deficit earlier this week, seemed to amplify things a bit, I have to be mindful of her cycles, it's an ocean of emotion  ;) Her flight training in multi engine plane has gone really well this summer and she is getting closer to certifying with FAA in multi engine. Our inside passage cruise later this summer is all set, thanks to soul mate she is just so organized. Putting together a cruise for 6 is no small feat, and all the side trips and such is a lot. Daughter #2 boyfriend finally has his passport in hand, that was the last small detail outstanding, so we are all set it appears. I really look forward to this, I've never been on a cruise ship before, we booked a nice suite with it's own balcony on the aft. Was invited to dinner over at friends tomorrow, looking forward to that and catching up. Out on my exercise, I've been running into this same woman almost everyday for the past few weeks, it's like she is outside in her yard at the times I pass by. This has been interesting because she seems to have taken an interest in me, very friendly neighbor, and I like making small talk with her. Earlier this week a loose dog followed me all around, she was friendly, but everyone I passed by asked me "is that your dog ?", "irresponsible pet owners", sigh. Work here is busy most days, why do M$ patches seem to grow larger and more unwieldy with each passing year, talk about code bloat ? I've had a little time to answer a few folks here on our message board in between and those zanny word games here have me giggling. @Jessica gets the prize for recognizing "seven eleven" in the two word combo, she gets the free slurpie. The exchanges on page 44 of the two word game yesterday were "classic"...

Have a wonderful summer weekend friends

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 12, 2019, 08:51:44 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
GOOD MORNING to you Cynthia !!!! :) :icon_flower: :icon_flower: :icon_flower:.

Sounds like you are going to have nice warm and sunny day today... have an enjoyable time outside or whatever your plans are.
         
*****My weather situation here for me today is much different.

       THUNDERSTORMS & LIGHTNING ALERT Level #4  through midnight
        Temperature now at 6:00AM    60 deg F  up to  64 deg F later today
         Heavy Rain from 9:00AM - all day
         WIND GUSTS up to 30 mph

Oh yes, I trust that your wild-fire and smokey air situation is not a repeat from last year.   The Pacific Northwest has always been famous for clear, clean fresh air.

Ah ha!!!  Living in your household with 3 other women....   estrogen overload for sure !!!

I am glad to read that your daughter's multi-engine flight training is going so well for her.  You must be very proud of your daughter for sure

Your upcoming Inside Passage Cruise up toward Alaska sounds like a wonderful family event.   It will be very beautiful for sure and hopefully a good and rewarding family time together.   A balcony suite will be nice accommodations...   you will have great scenic views.   Are you going up as far as Skagway or further?   ... and will the ship be going into Glacier Bay too?   
Have a great time... and if you have never been on a cruise ship before, be ready for non-stop food... ..the good news is that  you can walk the decks and hit the onboard gym to offset any over-indulgence.

About the time you are on getting on your cruise I will be in Montana or coming back from Montana on my trip with my Sweetie to "meet the parents" and in August we are also planning a 2 week vacation together.

I am glad that you are busy at your work....  it makes the work day go by faster.... "busy people are happy people" as I always say.

Ah, yes, the zany word games do have some wonderful entrees from all of the participants... lots of fun for sure.  I do have to be careful however that I get so caught up in the word games that I can easily neglect important office work that I should be doing!!!   Do you experience the same issue? ???

Thank you for sharing, I trust that you will have a wonderful day today.
HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 12, 2019, 09:20:41 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
GOOD MORNING to you Cynthia !!!! :) :icon_flower: :icon_flower: :icon_flower:.

 Do you experience the same issue? ???



Good Morning to you @Alaskan Danielle ! what pretty flowers you posted ! Sounds like you have squalls coming today, hope they are not destructive, be safe with lightning. Yes we are going through Juneau, Skagway, Ketchican, Glacier bay, and Victoria. Should be fantastic, I've been to mainland AK many times, but not SE AK, so it will be all new places for me.

Yes, I have to manage my attention here on the screens, and I do get caught up in the word games during working hours  ;D such fun, but still have to force myself back to work  ;) Thanks to @ChrissyRyan for her great games and distractions here at Susan's place, I enjoy trading words with everyone in those games, great participation of late !

I was recalling saying how "quiet" the earth has been here in previous posts, and now I've learned we had a 4.1 earthquake here in the area earlier this morning, I did not feel anything an apparently slept right through it.

Rockin' and rollin' here in Puget sound

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 12, 2019, 09:22:14 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Just saw this on the internet NEWS.....   
I am glad that you are OK... I guess that you did not feel the earthquake... 
it was at 4:30AM early this morning.
HUGS,
Danielle


4.6 magnitude earthquake near Seattle (up toward Bellingham and Monroe north of Seattle) caused no injuries or damage ...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/46-magnitude-earthquake-seattle-caused-injuries.../story?id...
35 mins ago - California residents felt another earthquake Friday morning, with a 4.9-magnitude quake registering Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ... In what appears to be the latest aftershock, Friday morning's quake in Ridgecrest comes just days after a 6.4-magnitude ...
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on July 12, 2019, 11:30:22 am
Hi, Cynthia.  I am looking forward to hearing about your Inside Passage cruise.  My brother and his partner did a cruise to Alaska on the Queen Elizabeth recently, and their pictures were fantastic.

A couple of hours out of Vancouver, look to your left.  One of the little islands there, between the ship route and Vancouver Island was my home for eight years: Denman Island.  Unfortunately, you might not see much, as the cruise ships traditionally went by after dark.  We used to sit on the beach and watch their lights go by.

I hope you have an enjoyable vacation.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 12, 2019, 03:21:40 pm
Hi, Cynthia.  I am looking forward to hearing about your Inside Passage cruise.  My brother and his partner did a cruise to Alaska on the Queen Elizabeth recently, and their pictures were fantastic.

A couple of hours out of Vancouver, look to your left.  One of the little islands there, between the ship route and Vancouver Island was my home for eight years: Denman Island.  Unfortunately, you might not see much, as the cruise ships traditionally went by after dark.  We used to sit on the beach and watch their lights go by.

I hope you have an enjoyable vacation.

Thanks @KathyLauren ! I've read up a bit about Denman island since you've mentioned it, and I have to say how fortunate you were to have lived there and what a unique experience ! It's an "artsy place" according to Wikipedia. The pictures I've seen are beautiful, as is the entire region. How often did you leave the island to go to the mainland ? or perhaps to Vancouver island ?

C -



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on July 12, 2019, 04:32:56 pm
Thanks @KathyLauren ! I've read up a bit about Denman island since you've mentioned it, and I have to say how fortunate you were to have lived there and what a unique experience ! It's an "artsy place" according to Wikipedia. The pictures I've seen are beautiful, as is the entire region. How often did you leave the island to go to the mainland ? or perhaps to Vancouver island ?

C -

Yes, it's a very artsy place.  Lots of original and neo hippies.

Because of exhorbitant ferry fares, we used to go to Vancouver Island once every three weeks for grocery, hardware, and miscellaneous shopping.  We got good at keeping lists so we could get all our errands done in one day.  The mainland was an expensive, two-ferry, all-day excursion, each way.  We'd only do that once or twice a year to visit family.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 14, 2019, 09:02:35 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I trust that your day in the great Pacific Northwest will be a good one.
Hopefully your weather will be nice and enjoyable for you.

What are your plans today?   Bike riding?   Family time?   ??? ???

I have HUGS as always for you.

Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 14, 2019, 09:29:16 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I trust that your day in the great Pacific Northwest will be a good one.
Hopefully your weather will be nice and enjoyable for you.

What are your plans today?   Bike riding?   Family time?   ??? ???

I have HUGS as always for you.

Danielle

Good Morning Danielle  :icon_flower: :icon_flower: The weather report from the shadows of big Tahoma is glorious, the sun is beaming into the office window here, it's a balmy 62 now, heading up to 80'ish later. Had a wonderful dinner and visit with dear friends (hint - someone on my profile friends list from here) last night, still reflecting. Today soul mate and I do a little shopping and then I am going out bicycling, my yard work was finished yesterday.....

I trust you will have nice run today Danielle, as I've been reading your thread as well as getting caught up with other's happening here with coffee.

Hugs and flowers...

Cynthia -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 16, 2019, 08:45:27 am
Tuesday morning update - Showers, cool, refreshing, comfortable 63 f right now. I like how this summer is going so far, this moisture is welcomed here, please help our forests this summer. My roses out front love this ! Daughter # 1 back from Edmonton last night, her hair blower going upstairs. A sister friend of mine just let me know she has her ham license now updated with FCC also, I was very happy for her and congratulated her this morning. I still find it amazing how many of us are into the radio hobby. I started at a young age (first licensed at 14). it was a hobby that turned out to help me in my career in many ways. I did not have much of a social life when I was a teen, certainly not like most others, I was different, the radio hobby allowed me to meet others though, there was a social aspect to it (nerdy for sure). I would build circuits and things in my basement room, soldering sometimes while wearing my Mom's and sister's clothes. I used to be embarrassed by this, and hid myself away, later in life I learned that many others did similar things. Since starting back up with injections of my E, I feel much better, today is an "E bliss" day, I've got the glow on (2 days since shot). Just patching servers here for my job and getting caught up with others on the message board. I enjoy visiting the various personal threads going here, and answering when I can. I made the mistake of turning on the "news" yesterday, did not take me long to turn it off and snuggle into a nice summer book I'm reading by Elin Hilderbrand, she writes wonderful fiction usually situated on Nantucket island, a woman's book about other women, that's where my head escapes to, not the stupid news. Song stuck in my head playing over and over "Tangerine" by Led Zepplin "living reflection from a dream"... The deja-vu is strong today, I feel it. My mind is in a really good place, I like this, I am where I need to be....

Zen and now

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 16, 2019, 09:30:25 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I enjoyed your upbeat report for your day...
It is so nice to read of the day to day "normal" happenings and activities of our members here.   

So many times, as transitioners, we get stuck in the potholes of our sometimes difficult journeys, and for sure many members here are going down a rough road right now and it is good and beneficial for them to write out details about their experiences.  Support and encouragement will surely come their way from our other members here.

As you do, I love the wetter weather... keeps things green and beautiful, and reduces the fire dangers.

I am touched regarding your story about your ham radio hobby and your social setting in your youth.  For sure our hobbies as young people can transform into enjoyable and respectable job skills that are very marketable.

YES, except for when I first wake up and getting my coffee I keep the NEWS turned OFF for the most of the day.   Things will happen as they will and me worrying and fretting about it does me no good... but I do like to keep up to date with the happenings.

If you feel so led I would like you to talk more about the book that you are enjoying....
.... by Elin Hilderbrand, writing about the wonderful fiction usually situated on Nantucket island
        If you wish, you can post on my following thread:
                     "Susans Writers and Book Readers" (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,237827.0.html)

Thanks for sharing and posting and telling us about your day.....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 18, 2019, 07:39:29 am
Thursday morning update - overcast and 57 currently, it rained yesterday, and this made me very happy. Out in the field yesterday was not around here (very much). Yesterday was a day full of hearing "Ma'ams, Ms, and she. On the phone by call center strangers, just lets me know my voice is working and vital asset. Met a new employee at one of our facilities last night while visiting for the maintenance I needed to do. She was very nice and I love meeting new people, she gave me many nice words in the proper context, feels great, reminds me that I really do love living as female, the benefits are real. It's one thing to hear ma'am on the phone, it's another to hear it in person from someone you've just met  :) Being out in the world yesterday, made me feel a bit sorry for all those people that have to use our roads to get to work daily, OMG it's sooo bad here, one little thing goes wrong and it's a traffic meltdown in Seattle. I can run the enterprise from the comfy confines of a home office, and that's a good thing.....

Have a great day !

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on July 18, 2019, 08:38:05 am
That sounds like a really good day, Cynthia.  Being gendered correctly on the phone is quite an accomplishment.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 18, 2019, 09:24:32 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
It is wonderful for me to read your positive report about your day yesterday.
Being gendered correctly with your voice on the phone and obviously being gendered correctly when meeting someone is always a very affirming experience.

Oh yeah, being in the RUSH of the big city with the heavy traffic and travel delays on the roads is something that I do no have... 
....there are only a few stoplights in town, two lane roads only, my office is less than 5 minutes from my home...  and there is no rush hour here.   There can be travel delays because of animals on the roads but that is more pleasant than cars blasting their horns and near collisions with other vehicles.

Thank you for sharing your happy and rewarding moments with me and the rest of your followers.
Your thread and daily updates are always one of my first stops when I log-in to the Forums.


HUGS and well wishes,
Danielle

Thursday morning update - overcast and 57 currently, it rained yesterday, and this made me very happy. Out in the field yesterday was not around here (very much). Yesterday was a day full of hearing "Ma'ams, Ms, and she. On the phone by call center strangers, just lets me know my voice is working and vital asset. Met a new employee at one of our facilities last night while visiting for the maintenance I needed to do. She was very nice and I love meeting new people, she gave me many nice words in the proper context, feels great, reminds me that I really do love living as female, the benefits are real. It's one thing to hear ma'am on the phone, it's another to hear it in person from someone you've just met  :) Being out in the world yesterday, made me feel a bit sorry for all those people that have to use our roads to get to work daily, OMG it's sooo bad here, one little thing goes wrong and it's a traffic meltdown in Seattle. I can run the enterprise from the comfy confines of a home office, and that's a good thing.....

Have a great day !

C -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 18, 2019, 09:56:22 am
Thank you Ma'am for the vision of young Cynthia Ann tinkering with ham radio wearing her moms and sisters clothes!
Awesome +2 = voice passing you on the phone and as a vital asset with in-person interaction.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 25, 2019, 09:01:30 am
Thursday morning update - 56 f and sunny, going to be another beautiful day here. Work has taken a lot of my keyboard time here, I have had a few times in the last week, where I could join the word games, or answer a few others with short messages here, but mostly focused on the needs of our organization, today seems I have a little more breathing room to update here. I see the messages about donating here, and I can say I did my part this month. Life is going really well for us, daughter #1 had more lessons in the twin engine, and they are pre checking her now prepping for the FAA exam. Had interesting encounter with 3 black 20 something girls on my walk (feisty). They are heading up the hill, I am coming down, I greet the first girl with smile and simple "hello", she just gives me the biggest smile and goes "ma'am", then the jive talks starts up, it was quite entertaining to interact with them, they were asking me to vote for some person, I said "no politics please" as we parted ways... It's local elections going on here, the political signs are up in our neighborhood. I just know my property taxes are going up, that I can count on.....Real life is good here, no drama, no complaints, no gender issues, no financial issues, no health issues, no family issues, no job issues, just in a groove....and that's my short update from here.

Live life, get outside, enjoy yourself this summer, I am....

Cynthia -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 25, 2019, 09:18:26 am

Glad you have found some breathing room Cynthia :) 

Its easier for me also to interact and have fun with people if politics can be left out.  Even when there is agreement, it's often upsetting.  Wish you continued peace on your bike route.

Its 73F here now and I will be outside today:)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 25, 2019, 09:24:01 am
snippe:
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Real life is good here, no drama, no complaints, no gender issues, no financial issues, no health issues, no family issues, no job issues, just in a groove....and that's my short update from here.

Live life, get outside, enjoy yourself this summer, I am....

Cynthia -
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I love the beautiful, mild temperature, summer days that are common where you live... sure beats the way-too-hot temperatures and high humidity in the other parts of the USA.

I have also been busy at my office, and like you I have to be careful that my postings on the Forums and especially the "FUN" word games don't sidetrack me too much and take my focus off of doing my work so I can pay my bills.

Good news that you reported regarding your daughter and twin engine flying lessons.

Funny report that you made about your encounter with "jive talk"  ....   I usually can not understand a word of that... but one of them addressed you as "ma'am"  ... so that is good news!!!

The weather here is very similar to yours except it is supposed to rain tonight...  I don't mind the rain (unless I am hiking or camping) .... it makes everything beautifully green and keeps the fire dangers low.

Now....  I need to get going on my way to work, it is a little after 6:00AM here and I need to get going... first stop, the Coffee Shop to hob-knob with my friends and then a few steps over to my office....  I need to work, I have bills to pay.
...  "Work is the yeast that raises the dough."

Thank you for posting and sharing.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 08, 2019, 10:07:43 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Hmmm, I am going through major withdrawals because I have not been able read your personal thread updates.   
Your last post here on your thread was on July 25th ...
2 Weeks ago !!!

I have now "BookMarked" your thread so I can find it easier now.

I will tell you that I very much miss your previously daily and/or frequent updates which always included your local weather reports, your planned upcoming activities, and your posted pictures which are always a treat for me to see.

I trust that all is OK with your in your neck of the woods.

Many HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on August 08, 2019, 11:53:53 am
Yeah!
What she said
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 08, 2019, 11:56:20 am
Thursday morning update - it's a cool misty morning here, the yard is all wet and 63f as I type this, just back from my 5 miles out, and good morning ladies. All is well here, thanks Danielle, and Maddie for asking. I've been working quite a bit (had a little time to answer here), traveling a bit, and riding my bike most evenings after work here. The summer has been gorgeous here so far, there are some fires burning now in E WA but the smoke has stayed away. I trust you will have a wonderful trip Danielle to MT, do enjoy your summer everyone  :) Stopped here at the Naches river last weekend dipped my toes in the cool water

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-080819114729.jpeg)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 08, 2019, 12:41:13 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am so very happy now to read your update today and to see your beautiful picture.

Please forgive me if I kinda "forced" you to post your update,
and please, only post when you feel so led.

The summer here has been a mix of warm and dry weather a few weeks ago and lately it has been cool and wet... which is much better that many parts of the country are doing in this Summer season.

Hugs and best wishes as always... thank you for posting and sharing.
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Jessica on August 08, 2019, 12:46:43 pm
Thursday morning update - it's a cool misty morning here, the yard is all wet and 63f as I type this, just back from my 5 miles out, and good morning ladies. All is well here, thanks Danielle, and Maddie for asking. I've been working quite a bit (had a little time to answer here), traveling a bit, and riding my bike most evenings after work here. The summer has been gorgeous here so far, there are some fires burning now in E WA but the smoke has stayed away. I trust you will have a wonderful trip Danielle to MT, do enjoy your summer everyone  :) Stopped here at the Naches river last weekend dipped my toes in the cool water

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-080819114729.jpeg)

C -

I have family in Yakima and always loved the view of Tahoma from that side.
Glad the smoke is keeping clear!

🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 08, 2019, 02:15:08 pm
I have family in Yakima and always loved the view of Tahoma from that side.
Glad the smoke is keeping clear!

🌸🌸🌸

@Jessica, that's awesome, you know this area well  :). We came over Chinook pass that day, it was really crowded up there at the top on such a prime weekend, we came back via White Pass and circled the mountain that day, it was gorgeous. "first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is"

@Alaskan Danielle - Thanks, and no of course no pressure to post here, I am glad you bumped this thread, it was like way back on the 3rd page I think of MTF  ;D Have a great time at your sweeties parents, we all await your posts in your thread, and enjoy following it  :)

Enjoy and hugs !

Cynthia
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on August 08, 2019, 03:04:00 pm
That looks like a lovely place to sit and a great photo .
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on August 08, 2019, 03:07:10 pm

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-080819114729.jpeg)


Pretty lady in a pretty spot!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on August 08, 2019, 09:40:00 pm
Yes beautiful photo Cynthia.
Glad you are finding moments like that in your busy summer schedule.
My usual bike route takes me past 2 small rivers.  Scenic.
I may have to stop and dip my toes in them :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 10, 2019, 06:36:07 am
@Davina61 @KathyLauren @Maddie

Thanks Ladies for stopping by

I hope you all have a lovely day.

Hugs

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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 15, 2019, 09:47:34 am
thursday morning update - 59f overcast here in Ketchikan AK, just docking now, the sailing to Alaska has been fabulous so far. This post made with my phone browser, basic :-) I love Alaska just as Danielle ! Look forward to posting more when home. Have a lovely day ladies ! C -
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Post by: Maddie on August 15, 2019, 02:30:18 pm
Hi Cynthia!  Wow
Enjoy the fabulous Alaska cruising :)
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 17, 2019, 03:35:50 pm
Hi Cynthia!  Wow
Enjoy the fabulous Alaska cruising :)

@Maddie - Thanks :-)

Saturday Afternoon update - 73f and partly sunny, we are back home, from a fabulous family vacation. This was planned over 18 months ago, and it went off without a hitch. Kudos to my sweetie for her awesome organizational skills  :) :)...Just doing the laundry and catching up here. A few quick uploads from last week...

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How suite it was....

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Post by: davina61 on August 17, 2019, 04:22:07 pm
What fun, looks like you had a wonderful break.
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 17, 2019, 04:28:34 pm
Cynthia,


I am glad that you enjoyed your fabulous cruise.  I think it is good to relax, be in wonderful places, and share good times.

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 17, 2019, 04:29:25 pm
@Maddie - Thanks :-)

Saturday Afternoon update - 73f and partly sunny, we are back home, from a fabulous family vacation. This was planned over 18 months ago, and it went off without a hitch. Kudos to my sweetie for her awesome organizational skills  :) :)...Just doing the laundry and catching up here. A few quick uploads from last week...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170819144209.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-170819150544.jpeg)

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How suite it was....

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Simply lovely photographs!  I am glad your cruise was wonderful!  :)

Chrissy
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Post by: KathyLauren on August 17, 2019, 04:50:06 pm
I love the photos of your cruise, @CynthiaAnn!
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 17, 2019, 05:01:51 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am convinced that it is very difficult to not enjoy an Alaskan Cruise and the great scenery.  I am glad to see that you were able to cruise into Glacier Bay... a wonderful experience for sure.

I obviously love Alaska

Thank you for sharing,
Hugs,
Danielle
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 17, 2019, 09:32:14 pm
@Davina61 @ChrissyRyan @KathyLauren @Alaskan Danielle

Thanks Ladies, it's great to be home. The weather we encountered was just cracker the whole week, an amazingly cherry picked week in August  ;D 

Danielle is correct it's hard to beat Alaska for natural scenic beauty. We encountered such friendly folks there. We saw all manners of wild life, dozens of humpback whales, eagles, Dall's porpoise, seals, otters, even some black bear spotted on a beach...Glacier bay is a tell tale of our receding glaciers, so glad to have seen it ! We rode the "Ruby" Princess  a very nice, well run, classy vessel.

A few more images from some of the side excursions...

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Hugs and smiles  :D :D

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on August 17, 2019, 10:47:48 pm
Breathtaking scenery.
I love your cute knit cap.

Dozens of whales...is that even legal?
How many pods is that?
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on August 18, 2019, 11:11:35 am
Wow, looks like you and your family had a great time.  I need to look into that too!!
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 18, 2019, 06:36:18 pm
@Maddie - Thanks Maddie, that knit cap I bought in an old hippie haunt called Port Townsend  :) A pod of humpback whales may consist of 10 or more loosely swimming together, we encountered several groups of them in many places along the way.

@JudiBlueEyes - We certainly did, thanks Judi  :)

Have a lovely day ladies

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 20, 2019, 01:28:46 pm

I am glad there is no cheating, at least, efforts to not make it easy to cheat, as some people do cheat.

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - That cheater we caught last June, I've learned today was banned for life from Cisco certifications.

I am glad they take their professional certification program seriously, this was not a hoax or security "test" of our procedures, this was genuine stupidity  :)

Tuesday morning update - Beautiful morning out, expecting upper 70's and clouding up ahead of tomorrow's expected rain. Like Danielle, I felt the nip the early morning air, as we enter the last month or so of our summer here in the Northern half. Motorcycle guys passing I hear the toot toot of a bike horn as they go by. Ran into a sister's ex, it was nice to say hello to her. The cemetery front office lady waved. Gorgeous day out for exercise. Life is back to the routine here, daughter 1 is up in the twin engine this morning, and apparently there was a small plane crash there earlier today, a news chopper was flying over the scene, she took off fine with her instructor however. Just another working and productive day for me....

Smiles and sunshine today

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Post by: Jessica on August 20, 2019, 07:41:48 pm
@CynthiaAnn

@ChrissyRyan - That cheater we caught last June, I've learned today was banned for life from Cisco certifications.

I am glad they take their professional certification program seriously, this was not a hoax or security "test" of our procedures, this was genuine stupidity  :)

Tuesday morning update - Beautiful morning out, expecting upper 70's and clouding up ahead of tomorrow's expected rain. Like Danielle, I felt the nip the early morning air, as we enter the last month or so of our summer here in the Northern half. Motorcycle guys passing I hear the toot toot of a bike horn as they go by. Ran into a sister's ex, it was nice to say hello to her. The cemetery front office lady waved. Gorgeous day out for exercise. Life is back to the routine here, daughter 1 is up in the twin engine this morning, and apparently there was a small plane crash there earlier today, a news chopper was flying over the scene, she took off fine with her instructor however. Just another working and productive day for me....

Smiles and sunshine today

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Thank you for the update Cynthia Ann .
Productive days that are enjoyable are the best!

Hugs and smiles, Jess
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 21, 2019, 09:23:30 am
@Jessica - Thanks ! I hope you have a fabulous day.

A musical entry for my post, I want to mark this song as THE song of the month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQ-UewCcB0

Summer dreams are real....

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Post by: Maddie on August 21, 2019, 12:03:46 pm
Yumm I had a tangerine yesterday...

Nice scenic shot Cynthia!
The background mountains really come through clear
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 27, 2019, 09:19:16 am
Tuesday morning update - Sunny  :) 55f now going up to upper 80's today, about 90 f expected tomorrow. A nice dry north wind is sending temps climbing here, hey it's summer still, and it's supposed to stay dry to the weekend here, thinking it's time to head to the mountains again, i'll see if my friends are up for a day trip, it's gorgeous here this time of year. The fall colors are here now  :) It began several weeks ago actually, it's subtle but quite noticeable I see the changes all over our neighborhood in the plants and trees. Had a family of raccoon (6) mosey through our back yard yesterday, like they just owned the place. Daughter 1 is back up in the twin engine today, she has great weather today for flying !

Snapped this pic of some early fall foliage in our neighborhood out on my exercise yesterday, a sign of the seasons, I love this time of year here  :D

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 27, 2019, 09:50:48 am
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cynthia:
Definitely "Fall" is in the air.... here where I live, much cooler weather, shorter and shorter days and longer and longer nights.   Leaves have been turning and falling, etc.   I always enjoy the changes in seasons.

Wow, officially "Fall" begins in a month on September 23... where did the Summer go, here it seemed that it is was a short and cool summer as compared to previous years.

Thank you for posting your "postcard" quality photo of your scenery.

HUGS and best wishes,

Danielle[/b]
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 31, 2019, 07:21:39 pm
Saturday evening update - 75f with intermittent showers, was up early to reach a popular hiking spot before it got too busy on a holiday weekend. The weather out was fabulous for a visit to big Tahoma (Mt Rainer) up close and personal. We hiked 12 miles today and were treated to late summer beauty, flowers and clear alpine vistas. Opened my mailbox and 3 months worth of patches waiting for me, I think I'll give myself an injection soon, I'm due.

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Life is lovely @ 7000'

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Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 31, 2019, 07:31:09 pm
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for treating us to your beautiful pictures and sharing your wonderful hiking adventure.
.
Wow, you had a very nice sunny and warm day to go out and enjoy your surroundings....
.....Here in my neck of the woods, the temps got nowhere near your warm day, it got up to only 63 deg (f) here... and overcast.

Again, thank you for posting and sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 31, 2019, 07:47:10 pm
Cynthia,


It sounds as if you had a nice time today with the hiking and enjoying the weather.

Those pictures are very nice.

Chrissy
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 31, 2019, 07:59:35 pm
@Alaskan Danielle - your frequent visible aurora is something I envy about living in Alaska. We don't see it nearly as much down here, when it is visible it's a treat, this is the time of year when we have good chances to see it. Your pictures are spectacular of the visible aurora, shared here......

@ChrissyRyan - it started out cool 52f @ 8 am, but by 2 pm it was close to 70 there, never needed a wind breaker....

Hugs and smiles  :)

Cynthia -
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Post by: Maddie on September 02, 2019, 01:07:55 am
Thank you always for breathtaking scenic photos Cynthia.
12 miles sounds like a darn good hike in the mountains.

I believe your temperatures matched the highs and lows in my area.
And also think  that it is cute and kool that you hike in a skirt :)
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 02, 2019, 07:51:20 am
Thank you always for breathtaking scenic photos Cynthia.
12 miles sounds like a darn good hike in the mountains.

I believe your temperatures matched the highs and lows in my area.
And also think  that it is cute and kool that you hike in a skirt :)

@Maddie - Thanks, I am glad you like the scenery, I try and provide some visual enhancements in my thread  :) When getting ready in the morning for hiking, there becomes the question of weather to go legging or to go skirt, and that jean skirt has been winning lately. Leggings are great, when it gets cooler...

Hugs

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Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 02, 2019, 07:54:38 am
@Maddie - Thanks, I am glad you like the scenery, I try and provide some visual enhancements in my thread  :) When getting ready in the morning for hiking, there becomes the question of weather to go legging or to go skirt, and that jean skirt has been winning lately. Leggings are great, when it gets cooler...

Hugs

C -


Cynthia,

I enjoy seeing your avatars.

Chrissy
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 02, 2019, 08:00:44 am

Cynthia,

I enjoy seeing your avatars.

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - your comments give me encouragement to share here  :)

Do enjoy your holiday Chrissy and HUGS  :)

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Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 04, 2019, 07:17:08 am
Wednesday morning update - overcast and misting, 61f. Had my mammogram taken yesterday, I had not gotten to it this summer and I was falling behind. Glad to have this done now, my PCP will be asking about it when I see her later this year. There were new questions this time, and I paused a little when I was asked about my periods, like when they started and stopped. I could have "outed" myself at this moment, but decided against it, the lady was just reading these questions from a script, so I just went with the flow, and did not upset the apple cart, with "trans"  :D It's like why ruin a passing moment  :) Most all medical situations I am just fine with my medical past.....  Had a nice visit afterwards with my friends, and was given a thumb drive of more hiking pictures from last weekend that were taken with her new camera. An image from her camera that day, we rounded this ridge in the foreground @7150'. Thanks @Megan Rose, so many great memories with you dear friend !

Have a lovely day

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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 04, 2019, 09:41:50 am
I had a mammagram earlier this year and I didn't feel the need to out myself either.  I just enjoyed the moment, as much as one could!

That's a great pic! 
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 04, 2019, 10:00:59 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Thank you for sharing that terrific and beautiful photo taken on your hiking trip last week.
I always enjoy seeing nature's beauty in this world.  We are both fortunate to be living in areas of the world that have lots of beautiful things to view.

Regarding your Mammogram yesterday... I trust that the doctor's report will be a good one for you.
You handled the "trans" thing perfectly as there is no need to add information that the nurse/tech does not need to know, plus it is so affirming to be asked those female specific questions.

Thank you for sharing and posting,


HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: Maddie on September 04, 2019, 07:04:29 pm

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I think I can make out a UFO in the cloud crown.

Good you were able to catch up with your health screening with so much going on!
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Post by: Megan Rose on September 05, 2019, 08:04:17 pm
Wednesday morning update - overcast and misting, 61f. Had my mammogram taken yesterday, I had not gotten to it this summer and I was falling behind. Glad to have this done now, my PCP will be asking about it when I see her later this year. There were new questions this time, and I paused a little when I was asked about my periods, like when they started and stopped. I could have "outed" myself at this moment, but decided against it, the lady was just reading these questions from a script, so I just went with the flow, and did not upset the apple cart, with "trans"  :D It's like why ruin a passing moment  :) Most all medical situations I am just fine with my medical past.....  Had a nice visit afterwards with my friends, and was given a thumb drive of more hiking pictures from last weekend that were taken with her new camera. An image from her camera that day, we rounded this ridge in the foreground @7150'. Thanks @Megan Rose, so many great memories with you dear friend !

Have a lovely day

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C -

Hi Cyndi,  I hope we can enjoy many more of these magical days! 

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Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 08, 2019, 09:28:34 am
Hi Cyndi,  I hope we can enjoy many more of these magical days!

Thanks Meg, you're the best. Quite the light show here last night, intense thunderstorms, I had my antennas disconnected for this one.

This is the song of the week, for we did indeed dance on the volcano  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBcnjx05a1s

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Post by: Maddie on September 08, 2019, 04:51:46 pm
Love Phil Collins on drums
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 09, 2019, 07:35:15 pm
@CynthiaAnn

Regarding your Mammogram yesterday... I trust that the doctor's report will be a good one for you.


@Alaskan Danielle

Thanks Danielle, I received the written report back from the imaging facility, and it's normal. Nice to have this peace of mind after 8 years of HRT.

Lot's of fun combos in the word games today  :) I hope your day has been a good one.

Hugs

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Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 12, 2019, 08:46:31 am
Thursday morning update - 55f and clear skies this morning expecting upper 70's this afternoon. This looks like one of the last fully dry days here for the foreseeable future, the grey curtain is lowering, I can feel it, I am sure we will get some "Indian summer" days, it's a lovely time of year here. Daughter 1 was told she is ready for FAA check ride in twin engine, we are excited for her. She works hard on her studies, and is currently prepping for the Canadian written exams she will be taking to get her flying license up there as well. A cord of firewood will be delivered here soon, in years past I would go and fetch my own, we live in a very wooded area, but nowadays I help support the small businesses that deliver seasoned firewood, yes I have a chain saw and 4x4 pickup, but after over 8 years of HRT, it's not the same, I'd rather pay someone to deliver it right to my driveway  :) Work has been very busy, we have many our of facilities upgrading computers, so it's a constant stream of work, never ending. I will be going out in the field next week, it's always fun to work with my colleagues and vendors in person. I have been answering folks here on the forums during my work day, it's enjoyable to read of other's transition progress. I have been following the "Galaxy girl" and her trip to Dr Bowers vagina land. It's a wonderful place and they treat you so well there, such an experience to get there. I am so happy for her, it's an awesome experience being post op, kinda reliving the moments as I read her wonderful updates. And then there is Ms @Maddie getting her name changed in court this week, I await her updates. That is one of the premier events in transition the legal name change. Life is really good here, no complaints  :)

Have a lovely day.....

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Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 12, 2019, 09:22:21 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
As is always the case, I enjoy reading your morning updates.
Still very early here, just 6:00AM, 36 degrees (f)  ,,,, burrrr,,,, this morning... overcast and maybe a little sun later today and temps getting into the high 50's and maybe low 60's.  My vegetable garden harvest bounty will be coming to an end sooner than expected this year.

You are correct regarding  "Indian Summer" weather that September may bring but it seems to me that colder Fall weather is coming very fast this year.

Good news regarding your daughter.... I wish her well with the Canadian aviation exams.
 
Awwweee... you are stocking up on your winter firewood.   I gave up on wood burning in my home, no more mess of wood and ashes.   I converted to a propane fireplace insert and it is so clean and nice, I just push a button and "presto" ...clean fire and warmth

Good news about you being very busy with work... much better than the alternative.
As you do, I am on the Forums a lot during the work day.  Fortunately I am self-employed, and I have a couple computers going at my office day long and I have a dedicated laptop always online with the Forums.... while my other computers and my "new" guy employ help to keep my business rolling along.   This week has been very busy with the September 16th deadline for 3rd Qtr Estimated IRS taxes due... lots of action in my office with paperwork and clients.

Yes indeed, the legal name change event coming up for @Maddie is a big, big step in her transition journey.

Oh yes, and Galaxy Girl @steph2.0 and her surgery adventure is another big, big step in her journey....   I have likewise been closely following her updates.

I need to get dressed and get ready to go to work soon.... 
... as I always say  "busy people are happy people" !!!!

Thank you for posting your update this Thursday morning.  I trust that your day will be a good one!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on September 12, 2019, 11:39:22 am
Hi, Cynthia.  Congratulations on your clean mammogram!  And good luck to your daughter on her FAA multi-engine check ride and upcoming Canadian exams!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 14, 2019, 08:19:01 am
@KathyLauren - Thanks and I hope your weekend is fab ! I was listening to her audio tape instructor telling us what the differences were in the Canadian exam content vs US. Noting the differences in air space regulations  ;)

@Alaskan Danielle - Thanks for sharing the picture of your fenced raised garden beds, you are definitely producing some wonderful looking home grown food, excellent ! Yes your gas heat fireplace sounds nice and cozy, and convenient  :) A nice place to be near with a good book. Do have a fantastic weekend.

For myself it's yard and home today, stacking the firewood

Hugs

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 14, 2019, 08:21:28 am
Love Phil Collins on drums

@Maddie - he is awesome, and not too bad of a singer either...

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 14, 2019, 08:24:07 am


For myself it's yard and home today, stacking the firewood

Hugs

Cyndi -


Have fun stacking the wood.  How far away from structures should wood stacks be, so as to not attract bugs to the house and potentially causing damage to the house?

I have several big piles of recently split wood that is awaiting my attention to move.  I might buy a storage rack but if I just elevate the woods off the ground a tad, that may be enough.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on September 14, 2019, 04:16:07 pm
How far away from structures should wood stacks be, so as to not attract bugs to the house and potentially causing damage to the house?

I have several big piles of recently split wood that is awaiting my attention to move.  I might buy a storage rack but if I just elevate the woods off the ground a tad, that may be enough.

My thought is that the wood should be stored no more than 10 steps from the entrance of the house that will be used to bring it in. 

When we moved here, the woodshed was a couple of hundred feet away, behind another building.  And since there is only room for two days' worth of wood in the house, you'd have to make that trek every other day in the winter. :(  So I built a new woodshed 10 steps from the back door.  The best thing about a woodshed or a rack is that you don't have to build "towers" of logs at each end of the rows.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 14, 2019, 05:06:46 pm
My thought is that the wood should be stored no more than 10 steps from the entrance of the house that will be used to bring it in. 

When we moved here, the woodshed was a couple of hundred feet away, behind another building.  And since there is only room for two days' worth of wood in the house, you'd have to make that trek every other day in the winter. :(  So I built a new woodshed 10 steps from the back door.  The best thing about a woodshed or a rack is that you don't have to build "towers" of logs at each end of the rows.


Thank you Kathy.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 14, 2019, 05:55:08 pm
Up here we can burn a lot of wood in a short time so before I had the propane fireplace insert installed, I had to deal with the ashes and mess... and sparks on the floor ... and bringing in frozen wood to burn, I inadvertently brought dormant bugs and insects with it... and with the warmth of the house they WOKE UP !!!!
 
Now I just push a button and/or use the thermostat... and no mess... plus the flue temperature with propane is much, much cooler than that of a wood fire.... no cleaning chimneys and no danger of a chimney fire.  I think it is safer all the way around.   

I have a propane forced air furnace so I just use the fireplace insert as auxiliary heat and a way to
take and post my "toasty toes" pictures.

A lot of homes here use propane for heat.

Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 14, 2019, 10:24:01 pm


A lot of homes here use propane for heat.

Danielle

@KathyLauren - Those steps in the winter months add up ! Sounds like a safe distance and convenient for your new woodshed from the house.

@Alaskan Danielle - that's a great way to go, and agree with all your points above. We do have natural gas supplied here (central forced air). I've considered adding a gas flame "fireplace" on the middle level of the house in the living room. Our wood burner is an older Lopi insert, but wow is it efficient and burns the wood clean, gets the bricks glowing. I love to sit downstairs during the rainy season and read there. I might use a cord or so, in an average winter here. I agree with your assessment the change of seasons seems early by several weeks this year. The wood delivery guy was this strapping young man (a cutie) might have been all of 28, was right on time and friendly, happy to give them my business.

@ChrissyRyan - Our wood storage is about 60 feet from the house at our back fence, and it's sheltered there. The delivery guy drove into our back yard and dropped it off right at my wood pile  ;) No wheelbarrow needed.....

Hugs and warmth  :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Lexxi on September 15, 2019, 12:13:26 am
I inadvertently brought dormant bugs and insects with it... and with the warmth of the house they WOKE UP !!!!
 Danielle

Hey Danielle, @Alaskan Danielle

One winter my dad found this really beautiful hornet's nest out in the woods. You know one of those great big ones like Winnie the Pooh had trouble with. It was the dead of winter and freezing out. So dad climbed up the tree with a saw and cut it down, and took it back to my grandma's house and set it on this cabinet in her kitchen.

Grandma, granddad, my mom, dad, and a couple of my aunts and uncles were all sitting around talking when they heard furious buzzing start up inside that nest. Before dad could get up and take it back outside some of the hornets flew out and caused a ruckus in the house.  :laugh: :laugh:

I'm sure you've heard the term madder than a hornet. Well that's exactly what my grandma was. She was so mad at my dad for bringing that nest in her kitchen. I'll never forget it that story. lol

My dad thought that since it was so cold out the hornet went off to hibernate somewhere. Obviously those didn't.  :laugh:

Lexxi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 15, 2019, 12:34:35 am
@Lexxi
Dear Lexxi:
A great story and no doubt very true.... those bugs and insects, even when frozen for months in sub-zero temperatures will not die and will live another day to sting you.
Thanks for sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle


Hey Danielle, @Alaskan Danielle

One winter my dad found this really beautiful hornet's nest out in the woods. You know one of those great big ones like Winnie the Pooh had trouble with. It was the dead of winter and freezing out. So dad climbed up the tree with a saw and cut it down, and took it back to my grandma's house and set it on this cabinet in her kitchen.

Grandma, granddad, my mom, dad, and a couple of my aunts and uncles were all sitting around talking when they heard furious buzzing start up inside that nest. Before dad could get up and take it back outside some of the hornets flew out and caused a ruckus in the house.  :laugh: :laugh:

I'm sure you've heard the term madder than a hornet. Well that's exactly what my grandma was. She was so mad at my dad for bringing that nest in her kitchen. I'll never forget it that story. lol

My dad thought that since it was so cold out the hornet went off to hibernate somewhere. Obviously those didn't.  :laugh:

Lexxi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Lexxi on September 15, 2019, 12:48:45 am
It was my pleasure. I love not only telling stories, but I LOVE hearing them too. So feel free to tell as many stories as you'd like to.  :)

It's probably a good thing you got rid of your wood burner. I had one in my old house and I too brought in some bugs. I used to stack about half a day's worth of wood in my garage on cold days (which was real close to my wood stove). I ended up getting my garage infested with post-powder beetles. I discovered them one day when I saw all these tiny little holes in the overhead floor joists. I also started seeing little piles of sawdust on the floor.

So I called an exterminator and he did an inspection. He only had to do one thing and it told him what kind of bugs I had. He just took a hammer and smacked the floor joist...and little puffs of sawdust shot out of about a million holes. I was flabbergasted. To get rid of them he just sprayed them with some poison one time and it apparently killed them all. He told me he'd seen houses totally destroyed by those little things and that I was very lucky I caught them early.

xoxo
Lexxi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 17, 2019, 11:39:37 am
@Lexxi - thanks for sharing your story  :)

Tuesday morning update - 58 f raining, onsite at one of our facilities today and the facility manager who knew me from before transition introduces me to a visiting technical team and uses proper pronouns, how nice, just makes me smile :) It's the people that knew you from before that need to make the adjustments, I consider this a small victory when they do.

Have a lovely day

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 17, 2019, 12:52:40 pm
@Lexxi - thanks for sharing your story  :)

Tuesday morning update - 58 f raining, onsite at one of our facilities today and the facility manager who knew me from before transition introduces me to a visiting technical team and uses proper pronouns, how nice, just makes me smile :) It's the people that knew you from before that need to make the adjustments, I consider this a small victory when they do.

Have a lovely day

Cyndi -
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Definitely NOT A SMALL VICTORY ... it is HUGE !!! what you reported is so very affirming, very confidence building, and a wonderfully good and satisfying feeling for you....   please don't dismiss this as just a "small victory"  !!!
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 17, 2019, 06:00:30 pm
@Lexxi - thanks for sharing your story  :)

Tuesday morning update - 58 f raining, onsite at one of our facilities today and the facility manager who knew me from before transition introduces me to a visiting technical team and uses proper pronouns, how nice, just makes me smile :) It's the people that knew you from before that need to make the adjustments, I consider this a small victory when they do.

Have a lovely day

Cyndi -

Yay!  That is nice.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 22, 2019, 06:15:46 pm
Sunday afternoon update - Last full day of summer 2019, it's raining (all day) and 62f right now. Just back from WA state fair, it was the last day they were open. Daughter 1, sweetie, and I had scones, looked at the prize animals, and enjoyed the sites, tastes, and smells. A nice way to finish out the summer here. Heard the magic word "ladies" as we were called out to from the vendors. I can recall in years past how dysphoria would darken a fair visit, not anymore. New appliances in our home and I was the laundry queen this weekend, getting caught up from having our machine offline for a bit. I like our new machines, and should make my domestic chores a bit easier. Now looking forward to fall, changes are everywhere, maybe a fall hike in the offing, bicycling for sure. Have some nice books I've yet to read, that are waiting for me on the table downstairs, near the wood burner. I have some beading to do, and perhaps a little sewing to occupy my indoor time. This past summer was very enjoyable here and it was a bit milder on the whole compared to years past. The forest fire smoke of the previous years did not repeat this summer, for that I am very grateful. A new season awaits, life is change, that is constant.

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 22, 2019, 07:12:57 pm
Sunday afternoon update - Last full day of summer 2019, it's raining (all day) and 62f right now. Just back from WA state fair, it was the last day they were open. Daughter 1, sweetie, and I had scones, looked at the prize animals, and enjoyed the sites, tastes, and smells. A nice way to finish out the summer here. Heard the magic word "ladies" as we were called out to from the vendors. I can recall in years past how dysphoria would darken a fair visit, not anymore. New appliances in our home and I was the laundry queen this weekend, getting caught up from having our machine offline for a bit. I like our new machines, and should make my domestic chores a bit easier. Now looking forward to fall, changes are everywhere, maybe a fall hike in the offing, bicycling for sure. Have some nice books I've yet to read, that are waiting for me on the table downstairs, near the wood burner. I have some beading to do, and perhaps a little sewing to occupy my indoor time. This past summer was very enjoyable here and it was a bit milder on the whole compared to years past. The forest fire smoke of the previous years did not repeat this summer, for that I am very grateful. A new season awaits, life is change, that is constant.

Cyndi -

@CynthiaAnn

I hope you and your family have a wonderful autumn.
I think I may take some time off my schedule soon.  I do need to get a respite from a breakneck pace of late.  I did have an easy weekend this weekend in that I did not have anything urgent to do.  In retrospect, I realize that if I did do some more this weekend I would be that much more ready for the weeks ahead but as I am not behind, I think I will be okay.

I did get my exercise in this weekend and did get to be with friends. One can not really ask for anything more for a nice weekend. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 22, 2019, 07:27:13 pm
I hope you and your family have a wonderful autumn.

Thanks ! I look forward to the changes, and embrace them.

@ChrissyRyan - Yes take some time for yourself Chrissy, work and chores will always be there  :) Glad you are getting ahead. You sound a like a very proactive person, somebody that does not wait and react, but takes action anticipating ahead and looking forward, good qualities to have. 

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 24, 2019, 08:43:32 am
Tuesday morning update - 59f cloudy. I went for my teeth cleaning and dental check up visit yesterday. I've been going to this dentist office for decades, they all know my past, and my medical info there. Again I have to celebrate a little, because it was all the right pronouns and words. Especially when the hygienist is talking to the dentist about me, and she was using all the right words. I really like this hygienist, the girl chit chat is just lovely to engage in with her, I love it ! The people that knew you from before using all the right words is so very nice, but it's not a given, it's earned  :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on September 24, 2019, 11:21:43 am
It is nice when that happens, gives you a good feeling. I have decided to "train" a few old acutance's !!!!!!!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on September 27, 2019, 10:17:55 am
Pronouns and chit chat :)  :)

Hope they found your teeth in fine order as well!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 28, 2019, 07:49:29 pm
@Maddie - hugs and healing, your current avatar says it all.

Saturday afternoon update - 57f brrr it never got above 60 here today and it's going down to perhaps the upper 30's tonight, snow level dropping to ~3000' in the mountains already, it's only September (last I'd checked). When I was out for exercise, I could smell some wood smoke from my neighbors already burning, I might just light the season's first fire this weekend in our wood burner. My mood this morning was like in the dumps and I knew I was due for a shot, and there is nothing wrong in life, yet I could feel the drag of low E, it's a like my emotions were playing tricks on me, a sadness, when there is no sadness, reflective, when nothing is wrong. So I took a nice hot Lavender Epson salt bath, and then gave myself an E shot and viola it's a few hours later and my mood has already picked up quite noticeably. That's right I'm addicted to Estradiol, the lack of it plays with my head, it's subtle, but quite noticeable. The Chinese government is having their big pow wow, and our facilities in that country were told by the ISP there (gov controlled), that we had to turn off VPN encryption, the request came in yesterday, so I modified the facility routers (giving myself a back door of course), it has to be like this for a couple of weeks, so they can "inspect" your traffic for subversiveness, and when the people's congress is over, we can turn IPSEC back on (that's the world we live in now). Just being a domestic today, and one of my favorite skirts had the annoying tendency to "turn up" on the edges, so here I was ironing my skirt to straighten out the edges, and it occurred to me, "you are ironing your skirt" and it seemed so routine. I had dreamed of this like 50 years ago, and it's real today. I dreamed of a life as a woman, doing routine things as female, and what it might entail, so many little things that added up over the years. It's a sense of being exactly where you need to be, and it's correct....

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 28, 2019, 07:57:01 pm
@Maddie - hugs and healing, your current avatar says it all.

Saturday afternoon update - 57f brrr it never got above 60 here today and it's going down to perhaps the upper 30's tonight, snow level dropping to ~3000' in the mountains already, it's only September (last I'd checked). When I was out for exercise, I could smell some wood smoke from my neighbors already burning, I might just light the season's first fire this weekend in our wood burner. My mood this morning was like in the dumps and I knew I was due for a shot, and there is nothing wrong in life, yet I could feel the drag of low E, it's a like my emotions were playing tricks on me, a sadness, when there is no sadness, reflective, when nothing is wrong. So I took a nice hot Lavender Epson salt bath, and then gave myself an E shot and viola it's a few hours later and my mood has already picked up quite noticeably. That's right I'm addicted to Estradiol, the lack of it plays with my head, it's subtle, but quite noticeable. The Chinese government is having their big pow wow, and our facilities in that country were told by the ISP there (gov controlled), that we had to turn off VPN encryption, the request came in yesterday, so I modified the facility routers (giving myself a back door of course), it has to be like this for a couple of weeks, so they can "inspect" your traffic for subversiveness, and when the people's congress is over, we can turn IPSEC back on (that's the world we live in now). Just being a domestic today, and one of my favorite skirts had the annoying tendency to "turn up" on the edges, so here I was ironing my skirt to straighten out the edges, and it occurred to me, "you are ironing your skirt" and it seemed so routine. I had dreamed of this like 50 years ago, and it's real today. I dreamed of a life as a woman, doing routine things as female, and what it might entail, so many little things that added up over the years. It's a sense of being exactly where you need to be, and it's correct....

Cyndi -

That is so nice for you.  I can understand that it feels so right for you. 

Chrissy

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on September 28, 2019, 08:39:36 pm
You say there was nothing wrong in life, save the drag of low E.

But the Chinese encryption scenario you describe sounds maddening, like it could drive one to harmful escapes!
Glad you know how to care for yourself, ala hot lavender bath :)

I need an ironing board, and my skirts plainly show it.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 28, 2019, 08:44:10 pm
I like to use lavender body wash, it smells nice.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 28, 2019, 08:47:31 pm
"I need an ironing board, and my skirts plainly show it."

That's funny.  I often wonder how many women have "transitioned" to taking better care of their clothing as men generally aren't too fussy, and if there is a Cleaners nearby!   My ironing board is up in the spare BR.  My partner hates to do it.  I don't mind really; its all about the results, which I am fussy about. 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 28, 2019, 09:05:49 pm
"I need an ironing board, and my skirts plainly show it."

That's funny.  I often wonder how many women have "transitioned" to taking better care of their clothing as men generally aren't too fussy, and if there is a Cleaners nearby!   My ironing board is up in the spare BR.  My partner hates to do it.  I don't mind really; its all about the results, which I am fussy about.

I am much more careful with washer settings and dryer heat settings. I hang up blouses, skirts, shirts, and pants right out of the dryer shortly after it stops nowadays, before I would often let clothes sit in the dryer.  I do not like ironing but if makes me looks better to do so, I will.

Yes, it sounds silly, but I used to think that drying clothes at a higher heat setting would make them dry quicker, so why not?  While that is true, it is not good for some clothing.

I think that ladies clothing tends to shrink more than much of the guy's clothing with too much heat, but that is likely just because of the materials. I air dry my bras.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 28, 2019, 09:08:00 pm
"I need an ironing board, and my skirts plainly show it."

That's funny.  I often wonder how many women have "transitioned" to taking better care of their clothing as men generally aren't too fussy, and if there is a Cleaners nearby!   My ironing board is up in the spare BR.  My partner hates to do it.  I don't mind really; its all about the results, which I am fussy about.

Me too @JudiBlueEyes, I was chided by my sweetie once for having the edge of my skirt turning up, so now I fix it, she has trained me well.....

@ChrissyRyan - Lavender is magic, and so soothing.... It grows very well around these parts, we have a plant out back that produces wonderful seeds....

@MAddie - Yes, it's like you get used to certain levels and while I've forgone E for several weeks before surgery, I can notice it when it's low, and so does my sweetie, she will actually engage me and ask "are you having an estrogen event ?"  :D

Have a wonderful weekend Ladies  :)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 28, 2019, 09:10:53 pm
I air dry my bras.

Chrissy

Me too @ChrissyRyan, I just let them dry hanging, the elastic does not last as long if you use a dryer and heat, me thinks....
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 28, 2019, 09:16:00 pm
Me too @ChrissyRyan, I just let them dry hanging, the elastic does not last as long if you use a dryer and heat, me thinks....

I now have three bras, it used to be two.  But I learned the hard way about the elastic and messing up a $30-$40 bra as I did with the heat was utterly stupid on my part.  The only good that came out of that was to never heat dry them again.  I guess two good things came out of that fiasco:  I tried other bras, not simply a different color of one that worked well for me.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 29, 2019, 09:45:23 am
I wash my bras in a mesh bag so they don't get all tangled up, then I air dry them.  My partner likes to hand wash hers, but they are more expensive than mine.  I also get to the dryer as soon as it stops so I can hang things up to avoid excess wrinkling. 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on September 29, 2019, 11:25:16 am
I wash my bras in a mesh bag so they don't get all tangled up, then I air dry them.  My partner likes to hand wash hers, but they are more expensive than mine.  I also get to the dryer as soon as it stops so I can hang things up to avoid excess wrinkling.
I'm going to try this and see how they handle it.  Been hand washing my 2 bras, which are simple and not expensive ones.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 05, 2019, 08:15:33 am
Have a nice weekend Cyndi!   :)

Your updates are always interesting.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 05, 2019, 08:45:37 am
Have a nice weekend Cyndi!   :)

Your updates are always interesting.   :)

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, I hope you have a great weekend yourself  :)

@Maddie - That's what I do with my bras, they are all hand washed and hung to dry.

Saturday morning update - 51f partly cloudy, going up to perhaps the lower 60's. I had typed out a reply already but for some reason my original post did not make it to my thread. I was expressing that I am a bit optimistic, because my sweetie's health plan at her work just got a whole lot better and lot less expensive. This has me thinking about carrying dual health policies for next year, possibly paving the way for me to gracefully exit my day job. For now I will stay the course, still helping to pay for daughter 1's flight lessons and her tuition, that's the priority for us. It's not about me...

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 05, 2019, 03:10:40 pm
Similar weather here in Wisco

Glad to hear that you are feeling optimistic!
Your family relation and life says good things about you.
(I haven't actually talked with them, hope you know what I mean...)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 07, 2019, 09:10:49 am
Similar weather here in Wisco

Glad to hear that you are feeling optimistic!
Your family relation and life says good things about you.
(I haven't actually talked with them, hope you know what I mean...)

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie, some days I just want to finish my work life like now, and be done with it !! Frustrating Monday morning here, ugggg. Chaos, that's what it is, totally friggin' chaos....

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 07, 2019, 09:29:33 am
@Maddie - Thanks Maddie, some days I just want to finish my work life like now, and be done with it !! Frustrating Monday morning here, ugggg. Chaos, that's what it is, totally friggin' chaos....

C -

@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Ahhh, I agree with you regarding MONDAYS.....   I am not a fan of Mondays ughhhh.   After a hopefully relaxing weekend it is always a shock to get back into the groove to face new problems and new issues. 

I am just 39 years old, so the thought of retirement is not in the picture for me yet, but the good news is that my business has always been booming and that I have a full time employee to handle many of my day to day business tasks. 

The other good news is that both my Tooth-Fairy sweetie and I have always kept our heads well above water with our finances and as a result we are able to take some time OFF to do some traveling together and to frequently enjoy activities together.   At times, as a self-employed business owner I do end up working 6 days a week and am at my office for some long hours particularly around important tax dates but it is financial work that I enjoy doing. 

Wishing your the best with your Monday.... mine has not started yet, it is not even 6:30AM here yet.... still getting dressed after my shower and first cup of coffee.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 11, 2019, 07:55:13 am
@Alaskan Danielle - Thanks Danielle for your supportive posts, much appreciated ! I am thinking of you this morning, I've seen your updates on the other threads and the picture of the road conditions on your travels to the "big city". Wishing you the best during the procedure and the results later. Safe travels back to your home town !

Friday Morning update - 37f and clear skies, we have had frost several mornings here this week already, brrr early frosts for October. This week has been extremely busy at work and IRL. My blood tests and physical went well this week, I am in great health according to my Dr and she upped my patch script. I was at 119 pg / ml of E in the last tests, that's not too bad, I should get a little higher readings with 2 patches, one would think. I still have my E injection supplies as a back up. I had a trip to the dentist this week to get a new crown, ugggg. Nothing like having over the ear head phones with hard rock cranked up to drown out the drill, it's the perfect antidote to dentistry  :D Daughter 1 is heading back to Edmonton today to be with her sweetie. She completed several flights in the twin engine again this week, she also kept her Instrument rating current this week. Life is good here, although really busy at work, it's endless, glad I have a few minutes to type here.

Smiling and happy girl this morning...

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2019, 03:53:43 pm
Cyndi,


It sounds as if things are going nicely for you and your family as we progress into the fall season.
That's great!  I am going to try to relax this weekend.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 11, 2019, 06:41:55 pm
Glad to here that the Dr says you're in good health!

The part about the dentist using hard rocks and cranking the drill....sounded brutal!!  Had to read it again to get it straoght ;)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 13, 2019, 08:40:04 am
CynthiaAnn,           @CynthiaAnn


I was just thinking how it is very nice to have you here posting and sharing your life with all of us.  You seem to be a happy, successful, sensible woman and I just know that many of us here look forward to reading your next update.  You represent the image of a thoughtful, considerate woman who made the tough transition to your genuine self.  Enjoy each day as it arrives.   :)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Hugs,   :)  :)

Christine

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 14, 2019, 07:46:23 am
@Maddie - Thanks, hope your healing is going well from the recent procedure. For me loud music is very effective in nullifying the effects of a dentist's drill, which I've always struggled with. I don't know how I got along without it....

@ChrissyRyan - What a sweet thing to say, you are such a dear. I enjoy posting updates of routine life, the ups and downs, the smiles and tears. I am glad to read your responses here.

Monday morning update - 42f and cloudy, expecting rain on and off this week. Had a nice warm fire going in our wood stove insert yesterday and enjoyed reading several chapters of this story about 3 women and how they hire this 20 something guy to baby sit for them on Nantucket island. The nuances of older woman / younger guy attactions on display in this read, oh and the jealousies between them. I like to immerse myself in female literature. Had daughter #2 back home spending the night this past weekend, she was here helping with the neighbors pet sitting, and it was lovely to cook her dinner and bake some cookies. Lot's of enjoyable conversations with her, just the two of us. Back at work this morning, I am on call this week, so I don't think I will be able to venture far. At least most of our business locations are closed today, so I can catch up on needed maintenance items, and read / post a little on the forums. It's a nice distraction here, as long as work not too busy. Daughter #1 comes home from Edmonton today, so things will get back to routine here in our house later. She crashed our new washing machine computer last week, and we had to reboot to clear the fault code, oh the drama "I can't get my things out of the locked door". My sweetie and I have concert tickets for a show we've both wanted to see, look forward to date night out just the 2 of us, rockin' out.....

Have a great week readers....

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 14, 2019, 08:06:01 am
Cyndi,

Wow, that seems like some great times at home with family.  Good for you!
I planned to have a busy day with taking care of a lot of things today as I blocked this day off.

But...after I awoke this morning, I realized that I do not have to do any of it, and it can wait.  So why not simply stay home, exercise, do some reading, do some of the chores I started on at home last evening, try to relax, and maybe do some online shopping.  I kept my calendar very light this week, so who knows, maybe I will take a real break.  I could use it.

Hugs,

Chrissy

@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 14, 2019, 09:58:30 pm
If the washer or dryer door locked up with my stuff in it, I might be dramatic ;)

What might you wear to rocking-out concert date night??
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 15, 2019, 06:40:59 am

What might you wear to rocking-out concert date night??

@Maddie - Nice smile in your new Avatar pic Maddie, it's nice to see variety of images, I try and do the same here. It is supposed to rain here, but I was thinking I'd wear dark camo leggings and tight fitting "Alaska scene" stretch top that has such cool colors, black ankle boots, but may adjust depending on the last minute...
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 15, 2019, 11:07:21 pm
Nice plan!
Last minute adjustments are a given :)

and thank you, I like to smile now
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 17, 2019, 09:10:23 am
Thursday morning update - 48f and periods of rain, very typical mid October weather. The night out with my sweetie, was wonderful in several ways. To reach this point of going out together as two women to dinner and a concert, and have it be "normal" and enjoyable is a personal relationship achievement in my eyes. This was not a given when I started transition some 9 years ago, we have been through many large scale changes, over the years. Changes that have required the most delicate care and nurturing of our relationship, our friendship. I had to become her best friend all over again, I had to win that friendship as a woman, not an easy task, given my wife is not attracted to women (as a mate). It was pouring rain last night (@Maddie - I ended up switching leggings for boot cut jeans, as it was too wet out), we went to dinner close by the arena, and then as we approached the security checkpoints, (metal wands, bag checks), I was sent to the female line and the security lady called me "ma'am", and she checked my purse, all was good, she was nice about her job. There were 3 bands we saw "Lady of Peace", "Bush", and "Live". All hard rock, it was loud, I brought ear protection and I needed it. The performance was in a hockey arena, I thought it was a bit "booming" for the bass notes, but overall a great sound and good vibes from the bands, they loved being here, and expressed that over and over again, about how they were glad to be in the Seattle area. The best part was when we got home in our driveway, she thanked me for the evening and expressed appreciation for the night out !! Made me feel really good inside and we agreed we'd like to see another concert soon, it's something we both like to do.

Have a great day

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 17, 2019, 09:59:11 am
...Changes that have required the most delicate care and nurturing of our relationship, our friendship. I had to become her best friend all over again, I had to win that friendship as a woman, not an easy task, given my wife is not attracted to women (as a mate).

Cyndi, I agree with you.  After the upheaval of our transition we do need to rekindle this friendship with our spouse and best friend.  Gaining a new, deeper level of trust and love was so important to me.  We also go to shows and concerts and totally enjoy ourselves.  We just saw a production of Kinky Boots and will see Acoustic Alchemy (one of my favorite groups) in a week.  Sharing dinner and conversation is so enjoyable now. 

I hope your day is going well!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2019, 03:57:19 pm
Thursday morning update - 48f and periods of rain, very typical mid October weather. The night out with my sweetie, was wonderful in several ways. To reach this point of going out together as two women to dinner and a concert, and have it be "normal" and enjoyable is a personal relationship achievement in my eyes. This was not a given when I started transition some 9 years ago, we have been through many large scale changes, over the years. Changes that have required the most delicate care and nurturing of our relationship, our friendship. I had to become her best friend all over again, I had to win that friendship as a woman, not an easy task, given my wife is not attracted to women (as a mate). It was pouring rain last night (@Maddie - I ended up switching leggings for boot cut jeans, as it was too wet out), we went to dinner close by the arena, and then as we approached the security checkpoints, (metal wands, bag checks), I was sent to the female line and the security lady called me "ma'am", and she checked my purse, all was good, she was nice about her job. There were 3 bands we saw "Lady of Peace", "Bush", and "Live". All hard rock, it was loud, I brought ear protection and I needed it. The performance was in a hockey arena, I thought it was a bit "booming" for the bass notes, but overall a great sound and good vibes from the bands, they loved being here, and expressed that over and over again, about how they were glad to be in the Seattle area. The best part was when we got home in our driveway, she thanked me for the evening and expressed appreciation for the night out !! Made me feel really good inside and we agreed we'd like to see another concert soon, it's something we both like to do.

Have a great day

Cyndi -

Well, other than the rain, it sure sounds like you had a wonderful time! Yay!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 21, 2019, 09:46:04 am
Hi Cyndi :)
have a nice day in the life
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 23, 2019, 09:11:44 am
@JudiBlueEyes - Your post is awesome above ! I am so happy for you and your wife. It can take a long time to normalize things again. True love can survive this, however takes real effort, it's give and take, striking a balance, thinking of the big picture. Your post speaks to your character Judi, exemplary.

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks dear ! I've been reading your thigh / hip development thread you started and the responses, I would say my development "down there" was a slow process at my age, but after over 8 years of HRT, I am very happy with my results (you've seen my recent pictures, in leggings posted here no need to duplicate).

@Maddie - Awesome on your updated measurements after 3 months of HRT, you are making great progress, keep it up, and I will be cheering you  :)

Have a great day friends !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 23, 2019, 09:18:01 am
Wednesday morning update - 41f and clear. I have next week off from work ! I can practice being retired. I have some home projects to work on, and may even sleep in. Everything is just about set for daughter #1 to immigrate to Canada, this is a slow process, all of her paper work and applications and test results have been completed, we now await the Canadian governments response and issuing her a "green card" to move in with her sweetie in Edmonton. That means we inching ever closer to being empty nesters. I have not been on here for several days, as work and real life have taken me elsewhere, this is the first morning I have to post again. I've been using 2 patches now, and I feel really good, so I think the extra E is helping. I've been watching the want ads for bass players here in the Seattle area for a few months now, so far nothing has seemed even remotely interesting, there was this one girl band looking but they were to far away. What band on earth would want a 60 year old transwoman bass player, with 1000's of hours of gigging and recording experience ? I know they are out there, just need to hook up someday, or perhaps I am deluding myself  ;D Real life no complaints here, still playing, still working with my sweetie and her bass playing.

Thanks for reading and have a great day

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on October 23, 2019, 09:40:52 am
Cool that your sweetie is playing bass too!
A scary long while back, I was teaching my ladyfriend bass.  She joined a band with 2 transwomen in it, who swiftly kicked her out for not playing well.  They were the first trans I had met, and eventually ended up playing in a steady band for 10 years with one of them.
Good luck with your band hunt.  You are near such a large market for those opportunities, or so I would assume...

And ++ for your emigrating daughter.  Some people are barely tolerated in one country, and she will soon be proudly claimed by two  :)

I've been bassing and singing with some people, getting ready for a set at someone's recovery group event in a few weeks.  They're treating me like a rock star; so I'm trying not to act like one.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 23, 2019, 04:08:55 pm
C:

I continue to enjoy the great variety of your avatars.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 23, 2019, 04:11:50 pm
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@ChrissyRyan - Thanks dear ! I've been reading your thigh / hip development thread you started and the responses, I would say my development "down there" was a slow process at my age, but after over 8 years of HRT, I am very happy with my results (you've seen my recent pictures, in leggings posted here no need to duplicate)...

Cyndi -

I am glad you are pleased with your results!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 23, 2019, 04:12:48 pm
"I have next week off from work ! I can practice being retired."

Its a great gig!  I think you'll dig it. 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 26, 2019, 09:30:25 am
"I have next week off from work ! I can practice being retired."

Its a great gig!  I think you'll dig it.

i've only been off a few hours now, but I'm already digging it  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 26, 2019, 09:31:27 am
Sounds nice!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Faith on October 26, 2019, 09:34:30 am
I always enjoyed practicing for retirement. What's not to like? .. oh, the end, going back to work .. ick .. don't think about that.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 26, 2019, 09:49:09 am
Good luck with your band hunt.  You are near such a large market for those opportunities, or so I would assume...

@Maddie - thanks for your encouragement ! A brief history follows. When I first came here in the mid 80's before the Internet, there was an Artsy free paper here called the "Rocket". I answered an ad in that paper and never looked back after that. I played in several bands, and the club scene was vibrant back when. Today the want ads come in several places, all online. You are correct this area is art/culture/music rich. There a zillion opportunities to play in. The thing is I have become quite choosy and particular in what I might pursue at this stage of life. I skip over the ads for the 40-50 somethings (mostly male) that want to play "classic rock", those are everywhere. I skip over the ads where it's death metal and 20 somethings, those are everywhere. I am looking for a band that wants to perform mostly original material. I am looking for a band that allows for improvisational passages. The last band I was in before my surgery was a "Jam Band" with a long history in this town (30 years). I enjoyed that band immensely, I had total creative freedom, as long as I held it down (you what I mean). I like R&B and Jazz, in addition to progressive rock. I see ads for "progressive rock" again appearing, those perk my interest. Girl bands perk my interest. I am no hurry to rush out and join a band. A band is like family, you put up with scheduling head aches, and other member's life variables, that ultimately affect the time spent pursuing this artistic craft. It's something you want to choose wisely, I am sure you've been in playing situations where the people "flake out". Nothing more frustrating that doing your homework, coming to rehearsal totally prepared and something comes up and you have to cancel (for what ever reason).

Sounds like you are having a good time getting ready for your upcoming performance  :)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 26, 2019, 09:50:07 am
Retirement is sort of like when your kids get older and you don't have to whisper at night (when they're in bed).  You can do what you want; stay up late, sleep in, eat when you want, on and on.  Have a great weekend!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 31, 2019, 08:09:14 am
@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks for your comments here and in the wonderful PM's we've exchanged over the past week ! I hope to make it where you are someday, I appreaciate your encouragement , hugs !!

Thusday morning update - 32f clear, east winds have been blowing off the Cascades this week. A massive high pressure area to our east is also driving high winds into California. My thoughts with those in the CA fire areas this morning. I grew up down there, we lived right at the edge of civilization, and have experienced first hand an 80 MPH wind driven fire storm right to our front door once. I am transitioning again, that's right I am transitioning my life to retirement from 43 + years of working career. It's a multi-step layering process, much like a gender transition I performed in my 50's, laying the all the ground work to allow for transition. This week i applied for medical insurance coverage with my wife's medical plan, in addition to my own. It's complicated trying to have 2 policies, but if accepted would be one more incremental step toward my goals, I am not old enough for Medicare, and don't want to wait that long. This week has been lovely having the time to think and ponder things, not the constant interruptions from requests for help with systems. I bundled up and rode my KLR yesterday, the beautiful fall vistas on along the river road unfolding, the fallen leaves scattering under my tires. I've worked around the house on things I've had to put off. I've had a nice warm fire each evening in our wood stove insert. I've strung some necklaces and bracelets, by the fire, so relaxing I enjoy beading. I've learned some new songs, keeping my musical mind active, so nice to have the free time to play  :). Daughter #1 was up in the twin engine yesterday, it was gorgeous clear skies for her flights this week. Attached is a picture of the Beechcraft "Duchess" she is currently training in and will take her FAA check ride in soon !

Have a great day !

Cyndi -

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 31, 2019, 08:40:49 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Thank you for sharing your wonderful update...
Winter is finding it's way to you, but clear, cold and crisp winter days can be so beautiful , what a great day to go flying with your daughter#1.

Ahhhh.... you are on the cusp of retirement, and as you stated it is a transition for sure and if one is prepared for it be a wonderful time of your life with your soulmate, your adult children and their families.
In my business I have a lot of clients that I help prepare them for their financial future and in their retirement plans.

In front of your nice warm fire in your fireplace have you done the toasty toes thing that I frequently do in front of my own fireplace?   It is a great thing to do when reading a good book on a cold winter night,  perhaps surfing the forums, reading my various personal journals, and especially spending time with my sweetie.

Again Cindi, thank you for sharing these times in your life, and thank you for posting that photo of your daughter's plane.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 31, 2019, 10:50:33 am
I always enjoyed practicing for retirement. What's not to like? .. oh, the end, going back to work .. ick .. don't think about that.

@Faith - You are right, and it's so nice, I wish I could stretch this out even longer, reality comes soon enough.

Have a great Halloween and weekend upcoming !

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 31, 2019, 10:56:15 am

Ahhhh.... you are on the cusp of retirement, and as you stated it is a transition for sure and if one is prepared for it be a wonderful time of your life with your soulmate, your adult children and their families.
In my business I have a lot of clients that I help prepare them for their financial future and in their retirement plans.


@Alaskan Danielle - I enjoyed reading your post here with breakfast Danielle, I may ask you a stray question or two related to your sentence above someday, thanks ! yessss toastie toes  :D ideas for future pictures here on the forums someday  :) Time for exercise out soon....

I really liked your pumpkin face (with pink bow) avatar picture a few days ago, sooooo cute..... Have a great Halloween and HUGS !

Cyndi -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 31, 2019, 11:03:48 am
Sounds nice!

Chrissy

Thanks @ChrissyRyan !  :) It's been wonderful so far. I was chuckling in the word games yesterday, thanks for the smiles. I see you have been quite active posting in threads of late.

Do have a great Halloween and upcoming weekend !

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 31, 2019, 04:05:14 pm
Thanks @ChrissyRyan !  :) It's been wonderful so far. I was chuckling in the word games yesterday, thanks for the smiles. I see you have been quite active posting in threads of late.

Do have a great Halloween and upcoming weekend !

Hugs

Cyndi -

@CynthiaAnn

I have been a busy girl since my vacation out east.  Been posting in spurts as I can.  Winter is coming, some chores to do outside to prepare, lots of wood has been split, there are leaves to take care of, and plenty of work to do. 

I enjoy all of your avatars.  Maybe I will shuffle up some scenery ones of my own.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on November 01, 2019, 12:34:20 pm
Thx for the band background. I can see where you're coming from.

I think I'd be cool with playing or singing classic rock with a bunch of 40-50s guys. I'm definiterly used to that, and it's what I have coming up next week. I am not used to being in groups with women, though working closely with music females helped push my life in the direction I walk now.  It's like the straw that broke my back.
Your week of retirement practice sounds productive.  Happy for you.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on November 01, 2019, 01:18:48 pm
Retirement practice, I could do with a bit of that!! Enjoy.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 04, 2019, 09:48:07 am
@Maddie - Thanks ! I get what you say, and I've been in a number of cover bands that played classic rock (I love classic rock, btw !). The whole approach to performing was "male oriented" in those bands however. That's where my social role dysphoria really kicked in. I've been in bands with females as well, but not an "all girl band", I hope to find one someday, or certainly a female lead band with female oriented music. I approach performing much differently after transition, and won't allow for social dysphoria to rear it's ugly head, it's just not worth it. Best to you in your upcoming gig !!

@Davina61 - Thanks, it was grand, but came to end today, I am back at the grind, oh well at least I have a little time to type here, thankfully it's not a melt down Monday

Monday update - 39f partly cloudy - Back at work now, the week off was lovely, and got a lot done. Enjoyed another ride on the KLR on Saturday, it was fab. Daughter #1 had more hours this past week in the twin engine and she leaves for Edmonton this weekend to be with her sweetie....

Have a great day !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 04, 2019, 09:57:29 am
Sad to hear your vacation has ended but it is a taste of things to come!  The actual date won't be too far in the offing I trust.  I recall when a program manager friend at work noted I seemed happier, wondering if I had had a birthday.  He was about my age and knew I would be retirement eligible at that certain point.  I had and knowing I was that much closer was something to smile about.  I hope your week back to work is stress free and you can smile!
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 04, 2019, 10:08:54 am
Sad to hear your vacation has ended but it is a taste of things to come!  The actual date won't be too far in the offing I trust.  I recall when a program manager friend at work noted I seemed happier, wondering if I had had a birthday.  He was about my age and knew I would be retirement eligible at that certain point.  I had and knowing I was that much closer was something to smile about.  I hope your week back to work is stress free and you can smile!
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks ! I agreed with your comment to Davina over in her thread, it gets harder the closer you get  ;)
Hope you are feeling a little better soon, I know it's a several week process.

Hugs and wellness Judi !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 04, 2019, 10:26:28 am
Thank you Cyndi.  My response was for both you and Davina as you are running seemingly parallel tracks.   Oddly its like coming out, you know you're going to do it but just can't say anything for fear of upsetting the apple cart.  Its all about timing!  Its funny how life works.

I ate a big breakfast (not something I normally do) and took my meds throughout to mix them in.  So far so good.  Its a sunny day here so I think I'll go outside to enjoy it and soak up some vitamin D. There's a chance of snow later in the week.  Got to find the strength to mount the winter tires on the car.  I'll probably bring it in and do it on the lift before packing away the toys since there's lots of space in the shop now.  Another sign of pending cold weather is the delivery of propane for the furnace.  They came by to top off the tank last week. 
As Joe Walsh sang,
"I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far…".

Hugs, Judi         
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 07, 2019, 02:11:16 am
Cyndi,                @CynthiaAnn


I was thinking again on how it is so nice to have you here and sharing your life with all of us. 
You come across as a happy, successful, sensible woman and I know that many of us here look forward to reading your next update.  Your frequent changes of avatars provides many interesting pictures too.

Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead!

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 07, 2019, 08:32:53 am
@JudiBlueEyes - You are so right, timing is crucial. I can't mention how close I am or upset the apple cart like you say ! It's painful at times, just like the old Cream tune said "my mind wants to cry out loud". Oh you get propane like Danielle for your heating, just curious how long does a tank full last you in a typical winter ? I like that Joe Walsh tune, and agree "life's been good to me so far"  :)

@ChrissyRyan - What a sweet post to find when I logged on this morning from you. I enjoy posting a variety of images in my avatars, most all are real places I've visited, is'nt digital photography great ? I enjoy your company here at Susan's Chrissy and your posts tell me what a nice and thoughtful person you must be. I hope your weekend is enjoyable as well.

Thursday morning update - 33f and clear skies here at sunrise, there is fog in the valleys, this has been quite a dry spell here in late Oct to early Nov, the only hint of rain might be this weekend, with some showers expected. My job ramped up this week, as expected, thankfully I was not slammed Monday morning. Attached is a picture I snapped real quick in the ladies at one of our offices I visited recently, go go go. Tonight it's Thai take out for dinner and a nice time for daughter #1, my wife and I to sit down and actually have dinner together, as all of our schedules align for such. Tomorrow daughter #1 flies out to be with her sweetie over the long holiday weekend. Daughter #2 visits on Monday, I have not seen her in a few weeks now. She hopfully will be baking my favorite birthday cake next month, she makes the most delightful lemon blueberry cake from scratch, I just love it, and I am anticipating.

Have a lovely day !

Cyndi -

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 07, 2019, 10:04:42 am
Great legs Cyndi!!

I fully understand about wanting to cry out.  But all things in in their time.   

I only snap on the heat when I go out to spend some time there and since the company knows its for a shop and not my home (we have FHA oil heat) they only come around every couple months to top off the tank.  I don't have a good estimate of seasonal cost since it is so variable.  It is more costly than oil IMO.  I went with propane since I received a great deal on the furnace years ago, plus I wouldn't need to buy an oil tank.  I do close off upstairs and the side where I store my cars so its only a 24x28 area to heat.  It comes up to temp quickly.  Life has been good indeed!

Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 08, 2019, 08:24:58 am

I only snap on the heat when I go out to spend some time there and since the company knows its for a shop and not my home (we have FHA oil heat) they only come around every couple months to top off the tank.  I don't have a good estimate of seasonal cost since it is so variable.  It is more costly than oil IMO.  I went with propane since I received a great deal on the furnace years ago, plus I wouldn't need to buy an oil tank.  I do close off upstairs and the side where I store my cars so its only a 24x28 area to heat.  It comes up to temp quickly.  Life has been good indeed!

Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Ok Judi, that makes sense then having your shop / outbuilding heated with propane, interesting that heating oil is less cost. Many folks use heating oil here in our community as well, I see the oil truck around. We do have natural gas piped into our particular neighborhood, so that's nice. I love to have a wood fire it's just nice to have the bricks all glowing. I've enjoyed some of the pictures of your vehicles shared over the years online. Hope you are feeling better, and have a fabulous weekend Judi !

Friday morning update - 36f and clear. Just hugged daughter #1 on her way out the door to the airport, again we will be empty nesters for the next several days, less dishes to wash ;) Work is kind to me this morning (so far), I actually have a little time to type here and read other's threads and posts.

Speaking of legs, one can dream ! Love the guitar solo over dubs in the end, massive groove...."dig those moves".....Eddie's band was a local favorite where I grew up, I remember the "Mammoth" days, and their rise to fame in '78.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJKUV-0vqQ

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 09, 2019, 12:40:43 pm
Saturday morning update - Rain 50f, glad to see the rain return after several week absence. It's a great day to be relaxing at home, I'm baking bread, and cookies. I'm feeding the fireplace, keeping the house warm for my sweetie and I, she has a slight cold caught last week and she got to finally sleep in after a go go week. It's just us 2 this weekend. Daughter #1 and her sweet heart went to the Edmonton Oilers hockey game last night up there, and they won. Alberta has some of the coldest temps on planet earth this weekend (according to one report) -30c expected in places up there, brrrrr.

Life is good here, and why complain.... :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 09, 2019, 02:21:35 pm
Saturday morning update - Rain 50f, glad to see the rain return after several week absence. It's a great day to be relaxing at home, I'm baking bread, and cookies. I'm feeding the fireplace, keeping the house warm for my sweetie and I, she has a slight cold caught last week and she got to finally sleep in after a go go week. It's just us 2 this weekend. Daughter #1 and her sweet heart went to the Edmonton Oilers hockey game last night up there, and they won. Alberta has some of the coldest temps on planet earth this weekend (according to one report) -30c expected in places up there, brrrrr.

Life is good here, and why complain.... :)

Cyndi -


Enjoy the simple pleasures of life.  :)

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 11, 2019, 01:15:31 pm
@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, it was a nice relaxing weekend and the baking cookies and bread was a lot of fun. I hope you had a nice weekend yourself !

Monday morning update - sunny 55f, just counting my lucky stars here, back from a hasty unplanned trip to the dentist office. I lost a crown when eating lunch on Saturday, and the jagged edge left by the gaping hole was a real pain to eat around, fortunately was not sensitive but sure was a mess in my mouth without it. It could have been much worse ! Met a new dental assistant there (morning shift), she was really nice and she used all the right words to the others when referring me, that was nice to hear, I made a good impression it seems, and sent the right signals. My dental records can out me easily there (20 year history), but my voice was working well today. Dentist complimented me on my shoes even, wow.... Daughter #2 comes for dinner tonight, it will be nice to see her after a few weeks now. Sweetie and her are going to the mall, my sweetie is picking me up a replacement foundation supply (just love her  :)).

Have a great day !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Jessica on November 11, 2019, 01:20:48 pm
@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, it was a nice relaxing weekend and the baking cookies and bread was a lot of fun. I hope you had a nice weekend yourself !

Monday morning update - sunny 55f, just counting my lucky stars here, back from a hasty unplanned trip to the dentist office. I lost a crown when eating lunch on Saturday, and the jagged edge left by the gaping hole was a real pain to eat around, fortunately was not sensitive but sure was a mess in my mouth without it. It could have been much worse ! Met a new dental assistant there (morning shift), she was really nice and she used all the right words to the others when referring me, that was nice to hear, I made a good impression it seems, and sent the right signals. My dental records can out me easily there (20 year history), but my voice was working well today. Dentist complimented me on my shoes even, wow.... Daughter #2 comes for dinner tonight, it will be nice to see here after a few weeks now ! Sweetie and her going to the mall, sweetie picking me up a replacement foundation when there. (just love her).

Have a great day !

Cyndi -

I’m glad your unplanned Dental appointment was a positive experience!
My Dental group is very supportive as well, they all use proper pronouns and proper name.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 11, 2019, 01:46:41 pm
I’m glad your unplanned Dental appointment was a positive experience!
My Dental group is very supportive as well, they all use proper pronouns and proper name.

@Jessica - Thanks ! I am glad to read you have a nice and supportive dental group to visit. Congrats to you Jessica, as it's not a given that proper words will be used, you earn them by sending the correct signals (as I call it), that includes mannerisms, dress, voice, and other subtle ques, especially when in an environment where your history is known, or they knew you from before.

Have a lovely day  :)

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 15, 2019, 08:26:10 am
Friday morning update - 46f and rain. My immune system has dealt with the cold I've had this week, and feel much better this morning. Work has been very busy and demanding this week, lot's of international support. Out on exercise yesterday, I run into a neighbor we've known for decades, and she was walking her dog. The dog gets excited to see me as I approach, it's just the cutest little dachshund, and I hear her say talking to the excited dog "don't jump on her". It's these little things that matter in daily life  :) Moments I treasure and document here, to have a neighbor that's known me for so long (our kids went to school with their kids) use proper words without hesitation naturally, makes me feel good. My personal assimilation into our community as female is a long process, and so worth it.....

Have a nice weekend

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 15, 2019, 09:09:00 am
Friday morning update - 46f and rain. My immune system has dealt with the cold I've had this week, and feel much better this morning. Work has been very busy and demanding this week, lot's of international support. Out on exercise yesterday, I run into a neighbor we've known for decades, and she was walking her dog. The dog gets excited to see me as I approach, it's just the cutest little dachshund, and I hear her say talking to the excited dog "don't jump on her". It's these little things that matter in daily life  :) Moments I treasure and document here, to have a neighbor that's known me for so long (our kids went to school with their kids) use proper words without hesitation naturally, makes me feel good. My personal assimilation into our community as female is a long process, and so worth it.....

Have a nice weekend

Cyndi -


Cyndi,


You are a wonderful woman.    :)

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 22, 2019, 08:22:17 am
Friday morning update - 31f a foggy freeze underway, although stepped out and could see a few stars above mixed with the fog, it might be sunny here in the afternoon. I was accepted on my sweetie's medical plan, she brought me the letter confirming our dual coverage for 2020. We did have to provide proof of our marriage to qualify. My birth cert was updated years ago and other documentation, so it was nice to know a large insurance company found no issue with our records and our applications (she was a little nervous about this), and she was in a great mood as we hugged on her way out the door this morning, bless her for doing this. I've been looking ahead and planning for next year, my employment prospects seem quite good as major equipment upgrades are planned at 100's of our facilities (route to the cloud  :)) Next year will be the last year I can support daughter #2 for her medical coverage on my plan thanks to the ACA rules, so I plan on continuing work well into next year and carry dual medical policies for her sake as well. Have a 3 day weekend and some time to type in my thread, work and life in general has been very busy and quite productive. Daughter #1 flies out to Edmonton this afternoon to be with her sweetie up there, she is on track to live up there in 2020 (all the Canadian immigration steps completed, and accepted), that means a new kitty for our house is necessary. Our thanksgiving meal will be at daughter #2 and her boyfriend's place this year. I go see Meg and her soul mate this weekend, been a while Meg ! Now is the time to plan and prepare, the time to be grateful for our family and friends, looking ahead, be healthy, be happy and well....

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on November 22, 2019, 08:26:13 am
It sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for!  Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 22, 2019, 08:39:20 am
It sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for!  Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family.

@KathyLauren

Thanks Kathy, and to you and your family as well this Thanksgiving  :)

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 22, 2019, 10:09:06 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
I am so very glad to read your busy and good report and update....
I will be going to Montana with my sweetie Tooth-Fairy for the Thanksgiving Holiday to be with her parents and family.

I am wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.... and if I overstay my welcome there, I also want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. 

HUGS,
Danielle



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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 22, 2019, 01:55:56 pm

I am wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.... and if I overstay my welcome there, I also want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. 

HUGS,
Danielle



@Alaskan Danielle

Just back from exercise and see your post, Thanks Danielle ! Best wishes to you and your sweet heart, and may both your travel's to MT be safe, enjoyable, and relaxing. Happy Thanksgiving !

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 22, 2019, 04:34:39 pm
Cyndi,

            Have a wonderful weekend!    :)

Hugs,
Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on November 23, 2019, 07:07:56 am
Cyndi,

            Have a wonderful weekend!    :)

Hugs,
Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan

Hi Chrissy - Thanks, I hope you have a great weekend yourself  :) and do have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 23, 2019, 08:12:30 am
@ChrissyRyan

Hi Chrissy - Thanks, I hope you have a great weekend yourself  :) and do have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Hugs

Cyndi -


Thanks Cyndi!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 04, 2019, 07:39:38 pm
Cyndi,                @CynthiaAnn


I think you must be pretty busy as of late as you have not been here as often this past few weeks  as compared to this summer and fall.  But please note that it is wonderful to have you here and sharing your life with all of us.  Each new post and each new avatar are nice to see.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 07, 2019, 08:58:06 am
@ChrissyRyan - Thanks, I hope your day is going well by the time you read this here and you are correct, I've had a very busy last 2 weeks, but saw your message this morning and wanted to respond and give you a quick update here in my thread. I am glad you like my avatar pictures, and your comments give me incentive to share different images (variety).

Saturday morning update - Rain heavy at times and 45 f currently. Had a wonderful dinner over at friends house last
night, and we watched a great movie "Bohemian Rhapsody", I've saw it in the theater when it was released, but it was great to see it a 2nd time (it won 4 academy awards) and catch a few things missed. @Megan Rose if you happen to see this here, your roast beef dinner was soooooo yummy last night ! Dear friends she and her mate cooked for hours and went to much fuss over this dinner, for that I am truly grateful. "Don't surround yourself with yourself, move on back a square". Lyrics and words to live by, as I've been cleaning house and reducing clutter these past few weeks and just astonished at the "things" accumulated. Our 12 year old water heater is now in need of replacement here in 2019 so that is on the agenda this morning, our current unit is shut off awaiting replacement, no hot shower this morning. Daughter #2 and her boyfriend come over today to visit with us and she is baking her most delicious from scratch lemon blueberry cake today. As I update my avatar picture again, I happen to notice I've been a member of Susan's 9 years this week, I dunno I keep coming back on here, at times I feel I have nothing to say except to perhaps throw a word or two into our wacky word games here (lot's of fun, and giggles) and take a break from posting, posting requires some form of inspiration it has to feel right, and so it feels right this morning, so like the Beatles said "I've got nothing to say, but it's OK, good morning"

Hugs and smiles friends  :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 07, 2019, 09:01:38 am
You make nice contributions to the site here Cynthia with your messages, words, and pictures.

Your tenure here has been long, a few more days than long time member @Devlyn


Have a nice day!

Chrissy

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on December 07, 2019, 10:31:43 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Please accept my apology for not coming to your thread to post my comments as frequently as I usually did.   As you know, I have been going through some trials an tribulations regarding some of my life endeavors and with my profiles and member name change from  Alaskan Danielle  to  Northern Star Girl.

I have always enjoyed following your daily life happenings and your local weather reports.  Please keep treating me and the rest of your followers to your life events as you feel comfortable sharing.

If you have been following my old and new threads you will be aware that for the Thanksgiving holiday that my Sweetie ToothFairy and I went to visit her family at their ranch/home in Montana for a week.  This morning we have started our road trip back to the Seattle (SeaTac) Airport to eventually fly back home to Alaska so that we can return to our jobs.

The temperature here in McLeod, MT is right around freezing with snow expected this afternoon.   We just got onto Interstate 90  about  85 miles west of Billings.  Snow and ice will be our experience on most of the return road trip over numerous mountain passes including HomeStake Pass going over the Rocky Mountains near Butte, MT.  (Continental Divide at an elevation of 6,329 feet at the summit of the pass)

Fortunately and intelligently we rented a 4WD SUV with winter tires and we are both good drivers in the snow covered roads, after-all, we are Alaskan Girls.

We have several stops to make to visit friends along the way before flying back home.

Again, thank you for keeping your thread lively with your interesting updates and occasional photos.

HUGS and best wishes as always,
Danielle

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on December 09, 2019, 10:22:24 pm
Hugs and smiles Cyndi. 


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 18, 2019, 09:30:41 am
@ChrissyRyan @Northern Star Girl @Maddie - Thanks for your nice comments in my thread, you are all welcome here anytime  :) Hugs and smiles !

Wednesday morning update - 39f cloudy, expecting rain today and then heavy rain later this week. These are the darkest days, I go for my exercise out at 3:30 pm yesterday and it's getting dark already. #1 daughter passed her FAA multi-engine FAA check ride yesterday !! We are so proud of her, she will take her written Canadian pilot's license exam soon, perhaps on her next trip up there over the holidays and into early next year. I have been busy with reducing clutter and unneeded things around our house these past few weeks. Making some home repairs, including a new water heater and a new furnace air blower assembly, the existing air blower motor was telling us it was time to replace it. Received an unexpected surprise, the pharmacy I use for mail order E sent me more Estradiol bottles and renewed the script for next year ? It's odd because I have an active script for E Patches, but nice to get fresh backup E supplies, I am good now well into 2021 with stocks on hand ! Daughter #2 comes over tonight and it will be nice to see her again, we will celebrate daughter #1 birthday a little early since she will be Canada this year on her birthday. Asking myself the question as I go through stuff here, "have I used this in the last 5 years ?", if the answer is no, it goes  :D

Have a great day !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 18, 2019, 07:33:02 pm
Dear Cyndi,
Congratulations are in order for your daughter, Bravo! 

Home heating appliances seem to always go kerput at the worse possible time of the year.  I hope you get them resolved quickly!  That is a good test for whether to hold on to something any longer.  Despite any perceived value, if we don't use it, its time to lose it!

Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on December 18, 2019, 07:51:43 pm
Congratulations to your daughter on getting her multi-engine rating!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 19, 2019, 08:07:38 am
@Judiblueeyes - You are correct, things will fail when you need them the most it seems. Fortunately we have lot's of firewood and have been using the alternate during the repairs of the furnace, it's all better now. If we don't exchange any new messages by then, I want to wish you and your loved ones the very best this holiday season.

@KathyLauren - Thanks for your nice comments, it's been difficult for her to get all of the pieces lined up this time of year, it's the scheduling of the FAA examiner, the weather, the availability of the twin engine "Duchess", her work schedule and more, it's seemingly so complicated to get it done. She never tells us ahead of time when she has all the pieces lined up for a check ride, we always hear about it when completed, she likes it that way and not putting undue pressure on herself. I want to wish you and your loved ones Kathy a very enjoyable holiday season.

You are both welcome in my thread anytime - HUGS !

Thursday morning update - 42f RAIN and more RAIN, it's so soggy and dark here. Out for exercise walk yesterday encounter a city crew working on the road and sidewalks on my path, the flagger in the road smiles at me as I approach the scene and I wave at him as he tells all his coworkers to "let her go through", I smiled and greeted all the road crew as I passed by  :) Earthquake felt here last night 3.5, a reminder of where we live.

Have a lovely day !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on December 19, 2019, 01:49:27 pm
Rain here as well, road I take to work flooded again so its an extra 10 mins to detour .
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 20, 2019, 08:13:44 am
Rain here as well, road I take to work flooded again so its an extra 10 mins to detour .

@Davina61 - stay dry there, here we have what is called an "atmospheric river" pointing right at us. It was just pouring  last night, and it continues, some flooding expected in the next few days....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-201219081101.jpeg)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on December 20, 2019, 09:04:29 am
@davina61 - stay dry there, here we have what is called an "atmospheric river" pointing right at us. It was just pouring  last night, and it continues, some flooding expected in the next few days....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-201219081101.jpeg)

C -

That looks like the "Pineapple Express"!  I remember those from when we lived on Denman Island, in the Strait of Georgia.  We had 4500 gallons of rainwater storage to see the garden through the dry summers.  I could fill all the tanks in 24 hours during a Pineapple Express.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 20, 2019, 09:16:13 am
Thank you Cyndi!  I hope you and your loved ones have an enjoyable and peaceful day.
Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 21, 2019, 07:24:23 am
Be careful with all the water Cyndi!

Do you live in a tropical rainforest part of NW USA?  Or is that primarily south of you in Oregon?
There I hear it rains a lot.  But I also heard that in rains a lot near Seattle.

At least you do not suffer water shortages, something that plagues parts of the world.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 21, 2019, 07:24:53 am
That looks like the "Pineapple Express"!  I remember those from when we lived on Denman Island, in the Strait of Georgia.  We had 4500 gallons of rainwater storage to see the garden through the dry summers.  I could fill all the tanks in 24 hours during a Pineapple Express.

@KathyLauren - you are correct, you can feel the moist tropical air when this happens, like pineapples dropping out of the sky  :D That's impressive rain water storage you had Kathy. We had near record 2 day rain totals here at the airport from this last system, pictures of local flooding last night on the news.

Have a great day !

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 21, 2019, 07:32:04 am
Be careful with all the water Cyndi!

Do you live in a tropical rainforest part of NW USA?  Or is that primarily south of you in Oregon?
There I hear it rains a lot.  But I also heard that in rains a lot near Seattle.

At least you do not suffer water shortages, something that plagues parts of the world.

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - The rain forests are on the coast (Olympic temperate rain forest for example), I am closer to Puget sound (inland waterway). According to one source Seattle receives on average 38 " of rain per year. There is a persistent belief that it rains here a lot, we do have our gray days for sure, and it sure gets dark here this time of year. At least it is generally mild climate here and not extreme.

Have a wonderful weekend !

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 22, 2019, 08:12:28 am
Sunday Morning it's playin, because it's just so California...

Love that west coast blues....

"walks like a lady"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCwOJq_NYu4

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on December 22, 2019, 08:27:19 am
Well, good mornin Cyndi. 
That not-often-heard live track is appropro to this venue, no? ;)
Love Greg Rolie on the hammond
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 24, 2019, 11:35:11 am
Tuesday morning update - 33f and sunny with a little fog at times. Daughter #1 messaged us from Canada, she has just passed her written commercial pilot's exam in Canada ! She has her license now in 2 countries !! Such a nice surprise just before Christmas, made my day hearing this !! She spent her birthday in Banff with her boyfriend, that was really nice of him to treat her to a nice mini vacation. Work is done now, and I can log off the computers, gonna head out for exercise soon.

Too everyone that answered in my thread this year

Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2020  :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on December 24, 2019, 11:53:59 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi
Wow, it is hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner....  hang on tight, enjoy your family times... and all the terrific food.

I have been reading all about the heavy rains that you have been experiencing lately, but the rain is what makes everything green and beautiful down there in the Pacific Northwest.

Here where I live it still continues to be Bitter Cold....   minus 30 degrees right now.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and blessings for your and your family in the new year 2020.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on December 24, 2019, 02:04:33 pm
Not that I ventured out but it was mostly sunny today ("stuck" in kitchen) , tomorrow is sunny but cold with a possible frost first thing . Have a good Christmas XXXXX
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 26, 2019, 07:59:57 am
@Davina61 - Thanks Davina ! I hope your Christmas was fab !

@Northern Star Girl - Thanks Danielle ! Was thinking of your extreme cold there somewhere east of Fairbanks along the arctic circle, OMG. I know you are equipped well there, thinking of your small town and community you have and how people help each other there. I enjoy reading your stories and have gotten to know you a little from your posting this year here. Your contributions to our forum are most appreciated.

To everyone here at Susan's all the best for 2020, it's right the corner, just around the corner ! This would be the future, as viewed from this 60 something  :)

Thursday morning update - 32f and partly cloudy. Our Christmas holiday was very peaceful and relaxing, daughter #2 and her boyfriend came to our house and we enjoyed their company and exchanged gifts. I got some new blue tooth headphones to rock out with and low and behold they paired right up with my phone the first time, no fuss ! Today it's back at work now, but work is slow, just watching the monitors and will go out for exercise a bit later. Daughter #1 up in Edmonton, will be taking her "Instrument rating" Canadian exam next, she is blowing thru these steps to become a contributing member of Canadian society. We have hopes she will find employment in her field up there someday soon. Our kitty misses her so much and we have a lonely cat on our hands, but she will play with me.

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 26, 2019, 08:25:40 am
Cyndi,

              What a nice avatar picture of you to see early this morning!   :)  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 26, 2019, 08:38:50 am
@ChrissyRyan - glad you like it, this was snapped real quick last June as I headed out for work one day in CA.

Hope you had a nice Christmas holiday Chrissy, and do have a lovely day today.

Hugs !

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 26, 2019, 09:14:01 am
Thank you Cyndi.


I started off the day with an early bath soak with lavender.
Shaved.... all smooth, shiny, soft, and smelling nice.   :)

Have a wonderful day!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 26, 2019, 09:16:54 am
Thank you Cyndi.


I started off the day with an early bath soak with lavender.
Shaved.... all smooth, shiny, soft, and smelling nice.   :)

Have a wonderful day!

Chrissy

I love Lavender Chrissy  :) :), it's just soooo good, have some new special Lavender hand cream (locally made) from such a wonderful lady I know (Thanks Megan !)

The spunkster....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-261219091313.jpeg)

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on December 26, 2019, 01:18:28 pm
Heyyy kittykittykitty

Also like your standing  mirror avatar pic!

Happy holidays Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 26, 2019, 02:21:33 pm
I love Lavender Chrissy  :) :), it's just soooo good, have some new special Lavender hand cream (locally made) from such a wonderful lady I know (Thanks Megan !)

The spunkster....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-261219091313.jpeg)

C -

It is interesting how the cat’s eyes can look in some photographs.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 31, 2019, 08:36:51 am
Last day of the decade today it's currently 43f with light rain. Just another working day for me, plan to go out for exercise a bit later. This a good time to reflect a bit on accomplishments achieved over the last 10 years here.

2010 was the year I came to the realization my gender issues were not going away and they were affecting my general well being. My health was suffering, this was the year I finally got honest with myself and sought professional help with a gender therapist, I mapped out my transition which at that time seemed daunting and darn right scarry. Joined Susan's place :-)

2011 - Payed off my mortgage and began debt free living. Started HRT, voice training, attending gender support meetings.

2012 - 2018 Facial hair electrolysis, I would need well over 300 hours in the chair over 6 + years to rid myself of this scourge.

2013 - Living full time ! Changed my legal name / gender on all documents, came out at work, came out in my working bands. Performed in front of hundreds as the girl I am, this was a life long dream achieved this year. Traveled to our corprate headquarters and met Sr Mananagement after transition.

2016 - Completed my GCS with Dr Bowers in CA. This was a decision that was pretty easy to make. Arranged all insurance and authorization letters. I live today with a great outcome from "the sugery" I love my body, it's great not to think about it !!

2019 - Payed off my youngest daughter's student debt, cruised to Alaska with family and the girl's boyfriends. Preparing for retirement, got signed up for medical insurance through my sweeties job to provide a back up or transitional medical plan. Moved investments to more conservative assets. Sold our RV, and got serious about downsizing. Simplifying one's life, which means less stuff ! Still helping to pay for oldest daughter's flight training costs, a nice investment in her professional development. She has pilot's licenses and endorsements in 2 countries now. Becoming an "empty nester", yes finally having both kids move on with their lives is a family and personal milestone !


I close out this decade in far better physical and mental health compared to 10 years ago. I've solved my gender issues over this past decade. I have far more resources to dedicate elsewhere without them. I am in much better financial health today, as I've saved and invested wisely over decades, financial freedom is something I've worked at and could be a reality. My relationships are strong with family and friends, and I've removed a few toxic relationships from my life over this decade. I lost both my parents this decade and a younger sister. Looking forward to retiring sometime in the near future, can't say exactly when that will be, but I've put the framework in place to allow that to happen. This decade was very productive and meaningful in my life. I hope the next decade is healthy, full of travel, music, and good times in our natural beauty here.

Best in the new year to you

Cyndi -
 

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on December 31, 2019, 10:04:04 am
Cyndi, there is nothing better than a plan fulfilled!  I'm happy for you as it appears you are in a good place for future years.  I wish the next decades (yes many!) are filled with all the joys you can experience, and that you and your spouse enjoy life doing whatever please you.

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 31, 2019, 10:56:01 am
Cyndi, there is nothing better than a plan fulfilled!  I'm happy for you as it appears you are in a good place for future years.  I wish the next decades (yes many!) are filled with all the joys you can experience, and that you and your spouse enjoy life doing whatever please you.

Hugs, Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Hugs  :) I've enjoyed getting to know you a bit here online over the years Judi. You have done quite well yourself, and I enjoy your outlook on things, you are such a positive person, perhaps someday we could get the opportunity to meet up in real life. I think I'd like to visit your part of the country someday. Best to you and your family in the coming year, have fun at the rocky horror show tonight !!

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 31, 2019, 11:24:34 am
Last day of the decade today it's currently 43f with light rain. Just another working day for me, plan to go out for exercise a bit later. This a good time to reflect a bit on accomplishments achieved over the last 10 years here.

2010 was the year I came to the realization my gender issues were not going away and they were affecting my general well being. My health was suffering, this was the year I finally got honest with myself and sought professional help with a gender therapist, I mapped out my transition which at that time seemed daunting and darn right scarry. Joined Susan's place :-)

2011 - Payed off my mortgage and began debt free living. Started HRT, voice training, attending gender support meetings.

2012 - 2018 Facial hair electrolysis, I would need well over 300 hours in the chair over 6 + years to rid myself of this scourge.

2013 - Living full time ! Changed my legal name / gender on all documents, came out at work, came out in my working bands. Performed in front of hundreds as the girl I am, this was a life long dream achieved this year. Traveled to our corprate headquarters and met Sr Mananagement after transition.

2016 - Completed my GCS with Dr Bowers in CA. This was a decision that was pretty easy to make. Arranged all insurance and authorization letters. I live today with a great outcome from "the sugery" I love my body, it's great not to think about it !!

2019 - Payed off my youngest daughter's student debt, cruised to Alaska with family and the girl's boyfriends. Preparing for retirement, got signed up for medical insurance through my sweeties job to provide a back up or transitional medical plan. Moved investments to more conservative assets. Sold our RV, and got serious about downsizing. Simplifying one's life, which means less stuff ! Still helping to pay for oldest daughter's flight training costs, a nice investment in her professional development. She has pilot's licenses and endorsements in 2 countries now. Becoming an "empty nester", yes finally having both kids move on with their lives is a family and personal milestone !


I close out this decade in far better physical and mental health compared to 10 years ago. I've solved my gender issues over this past decade. I have far more resources to dedicate elsewhere without them. I am in much better financial health today, as I've saved and invested wisely over decades, financial freedom is something I've worked at and could be a reality. My relationships are strong with family and friends, and I've removed a few toxic relationships from my life over this decade. I lost both my parents this decade and a younger sister. Looking forward to retiring sometime in the near future, can't say exactly when that will be, but I've put the framework in place to allow that to happen. This decade was very productive and meaningful in my life. I hope the next decade is healthy, full of travel, music, and good times in our natural beauty here.

Best in the new year to you

Cyndi -


Thanks for sharing!  May the next ten years be more fruitful and wonderful!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on December 31, 2019, 11:39:29 am

Thanks for sharing!  May the next ten years be more fruitful and wonderful!

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, and may your transition bring you happiness and well being for many years to come.

Hugs and Happy new year 2020 !

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 09, 2020, 08:17:12 am
First post in my thread for 2020, Thursday morning 33 f, expecting intermittent showers and possibly snow in the coming days. Saw my PCP yesterday for blood draw and check up yesterday, she told me I am healthy, I love to hear that and I had no complaints for her either, I feel really good these days, this is not taken for granted, I exercise daily, so grateful to have made it this far, and life is truly good these days in my 60's. She renews my scripts for 2020, I'll see the blood numbers today, always curious about my E number. I am blessed to have such a wonderful doctor and ally. I have been with her for 9 years now. Daughter #1 is back here at home from Canada for a little while, she had a nice holiday season up there with her sweet heart, and she was showing off her new ring she brought home. Her next flight exam up there is for "Instrument rating" in a few weeks. Her flight home got upgraded to first class, as one of her flight instructors was the captain of her commercial flight home, we have a nice picture of both of them in the cockpit before taking off, she has indeed been networking with aviation folks up there. Just playing with our spunkster kitty here in the office, she loves laser tag games. The simple joys of life indeed.

Be well

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on January 09, 2020, 08:54:00 am
Yea , nice when everyday life works. Have a blood test next week and I cant wait to see results to see if the increase in dose is working.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 10, 2020, 07:05:14 pm
Got my results and it's 128 pg / ml this time. Dr complimented me on my other numbers as well.

2020 has me well situated in the key of E  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 10, 2020, 07:06:12 pm
Got my results and it's 128 pg / ml this time. Dr complimented me on my other numbers as well.

2020 has me well situated in the key of E  :)

C


Super Duper!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 10, 2020, 08:44:07 pm
Very good!  I hope the rest of your year goes as well.  Stay healthy Cynthia!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on January 13, 2020, 02:52:53 pm
Key of E :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 15, 2020, 01:08:07 pm
Wednesday morning update - 33f very windy, some snow on the ground here still. Out for exercise this morning a nice older gentleman "tips his hat to me", and makes friendly small talk, nice to be on receiving end of "old fashioned chivalry"  :) The cemetery office lady waves this morning. I spot other people's mail spewed all over the place a few blocks from here. I reported it to 911, was called ma'am by the 911 dispatcher, she thanked me for reporting it. Mail theft is a real problem.

my tune for the day, there is such a coolness here, love the lyrics...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzyfcys1aLM

"i listen through the cemetery trees", echos from the 90's, a real highway tune....

C -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 15, 2020, 08:16:32 pm
Yes a cool vibe going on there!  I like the simple old school drumming with the crisp snare beat.

"There's got to be something better than in the middle" No truer words have been spoken.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 21, 2020, 08:23:10 am
Tuesday Morning - 45f rain on and off today. My sweetie, and I picked up some doughnuts at Alki Beach, West Seattle, of course it starts raining after we get out of the shop. Took the ferry across the sound to the Kitsap peninsula, and visited with our youngest before heading to Polsbo, WA. A distinctly Norwegian town with quaint shops and a nice water front. I just have to say, they had the cleanest ladies room in a public place at the waterfront  I've seen in a long time, it was unbelievably sparkling  ;) Have the day off from work again today, think I'll see if my friends would like a little company later. Life is good, current avatar picture is Alki beach looking west exactly one year ago today....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-210120081544.jpeg)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on January 21, 2020, 08:37:46 am
Early birds :)
45F sounds pretty good right now.
Enjoy your day together
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on January 21, 2020, 12:29:03 pm
I am glad that you are enjoying your days off. :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 22, 2020, 09:26:27 am
Hopefully the little bit of rain didn't spoil your time off!   Back to work today.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 23, 2020, 01:37:10 pm
Hopefully the little bit of rain didn't spoil your time off!   Back to work today.
@JudiBlueEyes    cc:  @CynthiaAnn
Dear Judi:

The way I look at the weather and the rain, is that for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest, and where I live in Alaska,  if we allowed RAIN to interfere and spoil our plans, we wouldn't have any fun and wouldn't get anything done. 
 
In addition, it is the rain that makes everything green and beautiful where Cyndi lives and where I live.

Of course New England where you are has it's own set of weather patterns,
for example the infamous Nor'easter storms that can be quite severe and violent.

HUGS, and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 23, 2020, 03:02:11 pm
@Northern Star Girl Danielle I agree.  A little rain never stopped me.  I look at it positively as it regenerates the aquifer that supplies my water.  And like the Sun, it is a sign of regrowth!

Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 23, 2020, 06:29:04 pm
@JudiBlueEyes    cc:  @CynthiaAnn
Dear Judi:

The way I look at the weather and the rain, is that for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest, and where I live in Alaska,  if we allowed RAIN to interfere and spoil our plans, we wouldn't have any fun and wouldn't get anything done. 
 
In addition, it is the rain that makes everything green and beautiful where Cyndi lives and where I live.


@Northern Star Girl

Could not agree more Danielle, the rain is really welcomed and I was out in it again today for my 5 miles  :D it's mild and moist here now, 52f outside as I type this and it's rained all day pretty much, more on the way.

Been productive at work, among other things, I made this point to point VPN using a Forti gate FT 60e (newer security device) talk to a 10 year old Cisco router on the far end  :D That makes the boss really happy...

@JudiBlueEyes - Would love to visit New England some day, and NE Canada. My sweetie and I were looking at these east coast cruise destinations there, it's on our wish lists.

Days are getting longer, it's noticeable now  :)

Hugs

Cyndi

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 23, 2020, 06:42:52 pm
I am glad that you are enjoying your days off. :)

@KathyLauren - Thanks Kathy  :) It's been back to reality today

Hope your day has been a good one

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 23, 2020, 06:46:55 pm
Early birds :)
45F sounds pretty good right now.
Enjoy your day together

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie, it was a great day out on Monday (Dr King's birthday), the toll booth lady called me "ma'am" as exchanged money for the ferry ride that day, it's great when that happens, seems to be a little more special when my sweetie hears it too....

Have a great day

Hugs

Cyndi -

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 25, 2020, 10:17:58 am
Saturday morning - RAIN 45f as the sun comes up. Important weekend for our family as our oldest daughter's boyfriend is currently driving down from Edmonton and will stay with us tonight. They are loading up boxes of her stuff and taking off tomorrow morning early. Lot's of emotions to process, it's a long time coming for her, I am so happy for her to be moving on with her life. Just chatting with my sweetie this morning, tears in her eyes as we discuss our feelings.

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 25, 2020, 10:38:22 am
Saturday morning - RAIN 45f as the sun comes up. Important weekend for our family as our oldest daughter's boyfriend is currently driving down from Edmonton and will stay with us tonight. They are loading up boxes of her stuff and taking off tomorrow morning early. Lot's of emotions to process, it's a long time coming for her, I am so happy for her to be moving on with her life. Just chatting with my sweetie this morning, tears in her eyes as we discuss our feelings.

C
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cindi

Sadness and happiness at the very same time.   Sad that your empty nest is becoming more of a reality and also happiness that your daughter has a plan that she is executing for her ongoing life.

This is all good news in my opinion but your tears are real and are justified.

Wet and relatively moderate temperatures are what the Pacific Northwest is famous for....

Here where I live.... this morning it is minus -29 (f) below ZERO .....  and overcast.... no snow today.

Thank you for keeping me and the rest of your followers updated with your life endeavors.

HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 25, 2020, 11:06:40 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cindi

Sadness and happiness at the very same time.   Sad that your empty nest is becoming more of a reality and also happiness that your daughter has a plan that she is executing for her ongoing life.

This is all good news in my opinion but your tears are real and are justified.

Wet and relatively moderate temperatures are what the Pacific Northwest is famous for....

Here where I live.... this morning it is minus -29 (f) below ZERO .....  and overcast.... no snow today.

Thank you for keeping me and the rest of your followers updated with your life endeavors.

HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle


@Northern Star Girl - Thanks Danielle  :icon_bunch: !!

It's harder on my sweetie, they are very close, so I am here to listen to her and offer my support. After almost 30 years of parenting for us, it's gratifying but also sad in a way, I get a bit wistful typing this. Our kitty will miss her, already does when she is away, but she will be taken up there in a cat carrier on a flight instead of the long drive.

Stay warm there, glad the snow is not piling up more for you. I know you mentioned your possible Dr visit drive soon to the "big city", I hope the weather cooperates for you and your sweet heart.

Hugs

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on January 25, 2020, 11:26:04 am
After almost 30 years of parenting for us, it's gratifying but also sad in a way, I get a bit wistful typing this.

It is sad but this has been the plan all along.  It will open a new phase of life for her, and for you and your sweetie too.

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 26, 2020, 07:29:19 am
It is sad but this has been the plan all along.  It will open a new phase of life for her, and for you and your sweetie too.

Hugs, Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi :icon_bunch: You are correct it has been in the plan and we see them go off in the world, their own persons, their own challenges, their own achievements, and yet there is a bit of you in them, the cycle of life continues regardless...

Hope you feeling a little better by the time you read this.

Hugs

Cyndi



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 27, 2020, 08:20:36 am
Monday Morning - 41f and intermittent showers. They made it ! Was happy to hear our daughter and her boyfriend made the journey safely in one day (800 + miles) to Edmonton. The weather was cooperative for their drive in mountain areas of the Cascades and Canadian Rockies in the dead of winter, grateful for this warmer air we were graced with in the region. I was emotionally drained yesterday crying on and off, so was my sweetie, as we went through some of the things left behind we are "authorized" to dispose of. Things no longer needed or wanted, things that were not "keep sakes". I can be just so sentimental at times, and this life event was no exception. She took her "beanie babies" collection with her, she had quite a collection, as when I would go on business trips, I would always pick the girls up a "beanie baby" each back when they were popular (it's a 90's thing) to have something to give them when I came home, many times they would meet me at the airport.

It's back to work this morning, and exercise out later, it's sinking in, we ARE empty nesters....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 27, 2020, 12:16:17 pm
@CynthiaA
Dear Cyndi:
YEP, hang on girl, you are now or very soon becoming an "Empty Nester."   Certainly an emotional moment for you.   

My nest has never had "nestlings" so I am not sure how to council you other than to support you with encouragement and the wonderful knowledge that you did a great job as a parent, raising your daughter to be independent, responsible, and a desire to move on to their own independent life.   

You will always be her parent, she will always be your daughter, so that is a good way to look at all of this...

HUGS and more HUGS....  bittersweet feelings for sure...
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 27, 2020, 12:33:35 pm
@CynthiaA
Dear Cyndi:
YEP, hang on girl, you are now or very soon becoming an "Empty Nester."   Certainly an emotional moment for you.   

My nest has never had "nestlings" so I am not sure how to council you other than to support you with encouragement and the wonderful knowledge that you did a great job as a parent, raising your daughter to be independent, responsible, and a desire to move on to their own independent life.   

You will always be her parent, she will always be your daughter, so that is a good way to look at all of this...

HUGS and more HUGS....  bittersweet feelings for sure...
Danielle
@Northern Star Girl

Hugs Danielle your kind words and support is much appreciated, indeed being a parent is for life, and the complex feelings that are experienced when they move on, it's a really good thing  :) Last I had heard the 2 love birds were going to a hockey event later today after they get rested up.

Just back from my exercise and the sun is shining now 48f, and the men folk I encountered out there were seemingly more friendly  :D I don't know what it is on certain days, it's the guys.  Ran into the "can lady" at the cemetery, she collects cans for the women's shelter, and we were both oogling at big Tahoma at the viewpoint. 

Have a lovely day

Cyndi

Such a cool vibe in this little number, from the days of my youth ('71), Paul tells quite the beautiful story, love the lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH6v9JS26xc

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 27, 2020, 01:49:49 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
IMPORTANT: 
Before you play this short video, make certain that you have a box of tissues next to you....
HUGS,
Danielle

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0oNmYcwRhQ
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on January 28, 2020, 09:37:22 am
Congulations to your family for reaching this point.
Sounds like everyone is keeping in touch and connected.  Just in different faraways.
That's good I hope
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 28, 2020, 09:48:12 am
Congulations to your family for reaching this point.
Sounds like everyone is keeping in touch and connected.  Just in different faraways.
That's good I hope

@Maddie - Thanks ! We are in touch and plan on going up there like in the summer (it's beautiful).

Hope all is well with you, your last addition to the garden was a bit concerning, you have to do what you have to do, and remembering that survival matters (said previously)

Hugs

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on January 30, 2020, 10:03:55 am
Thank you for your hugs and concern Cyndi.

Big hugs back sister.

Have a good day please
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on January 30, 2020, 10:22:38 am
Have a good day please

Thanks @Maddie, and nice to see you here this morning  :)

I'll just mention here I was called "Ma'am" on the phone by a customer about an hour ago, and it's always nice to hear that, makes the day a good day  :)

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 02, 2020, 09:33:06 am
Sunday Morning update - 31f, slight chance of a snow shower. All the chores and shopping are done, my sweetie and I gonna spend the day relaxing at home, and I lit a fire in the wood box this morning. Continuing a tradition here in 2020 I first spotted in Danielle's thread last year, Toasty Toes  :D

Have a great Sunday

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020220092824.jpeg)

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 02, 2020, 09:37:18 am
Sunday Morning update - 31f, slight chance of a snow shower. All the chores and shopping are done, my sweetie and I gonna spend the day relaxing at home, and I lit a fire in the wood box this morning. Continuing a tradition here in 2020 I first spotted in Danielle's thread last year, "Toasty Toes  :D

Have a great Sunday

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-020220092824.jpeg)

C




That is a warm post.  Nice to hear and see.   :)

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 02, 2020, 07:38:08 pm
I am just so sentimental, I see this grapefruit half left by our daughter in the refrigerator and it's triggered a flood of emotions, it seems so silly, but I've lost it crying, where did the time go ? It's only been a week since she left, I have to get this out.....

I can't even spell, my mind clouded with all these feelings, I had to come back on here, and clean up this post before the time expired.....

I'm fine really, I have to deal with this, it was like this when I dropped our youngest off at school years ago, one little thing triggers the tears, the flood.......

I am writing about these feelings. I may reference this sometime in the future, and look back at this time, when things changed, that's what happens in life, things change...

Must be able to process this, writing may help....


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on February 03, 2020, 01:48:01 pm
Yes its good to share, now tears release endorphins so that's good XXXXXX
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 03, 2020, 07:34:10 pm
Cynthia, I fully understand.  Our children will always be our children.  I remember crying the whole ride home back when we dropped our son off at college.  Writing does help. 

Big Hug! Judi 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on February 03, 2020, 08:27:23 pm
I am just so sentimental, I see this grapefruit half left by our daughter in the refrigerator and it's triggered a flood of emotions, it seems so silly, but I've lost it crying, where did the time go ? It's only been a week since she left, I have to get this out.....

Must be able to process this, writing may help....
@CynthiaAnn I feel for you. As you know, I’m an empty nester and I so miss the days coming home and having the kids around...friends and all.  I miss the sounds of family.  Visiting the grandkids helps but the years of parenting was more special than I realized until after it was over.

And I do think that writing and sharing with others the feeling you’re having is comforting for us.

My Best,
Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 03, 2020, 11:23:16 pm
Sweet and sad
Hug
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 04, 2020, 09:01:04 am
@ChrissyRyan @Davina61 @JudiBlueEyes @Susan R @Maddie

Thanks Ladies !! Work was demanding yesterday so just getting caught up here. Your comments and support were nice to see this morning, it's hard emotionally, and seeing your comments has lifted my spirits most definately. My sweetie and I had a nice 1 hour video call with our daughter from Edmonton last night, and I got the tour of her new apartment life, all is well there and she is currently practicing for her Canadian "instrument rating" pilot's license endorsement there. I think I'll have grapefruit this morning  ;D Judi, your comment to Susan a few days ago in her thread had me giggling, but I wanted to not derail her thread with my snickering about that famous Greek island  ;D

Tuesday morning update - 33f and expecting snow / rain mix today, then heavy rain and warming later this week, my thoughts with the poor folks in the flooded areas, so glad to live on a hill here, so much water, here comes the pineapple express (again). Work demands have let up just a bit today to allow me to answer here. Have 2 fresh patches to apply this morning, feel it, live it, love it....

Hope you all are having a great day and again

THANKS, HUGS  :)

Cyndi

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 07, 2020, 01:03:49 pm
Friday morning update - 50f the rain has stopped  :) Just back from 5 miles out, an Eagle was spotted soaring over the ridge at the viewpoint today, the cemetery lady waved, she was in a good mood, the can lady picked up her cans we leave out for the women's shelter. Successfully fought off a small cold that tried to get me down earlier this week, rest and some vitamin C gummies did their magic. I change my avatar here often based on my mood at the moment, I communicate through images (I have 1000's of personalized thumbnails) and words, that's my story, I'm sticking to it  :D Work kind today, I could answer a few folks in various threads....Life is good, I have time to plan, time to think ahead, preparing for our taxes now, property and income, the government does have it's hand out this time of year for sure...My sweetie and I always vote for the school levies, we support our local school district, it comes back to us in the form of a better community  :)

Channeling today's vibe in music, I had this going on my way up the hill today, because I am a "Tina" fan, she grooves.

Talking Heads - The Great curve (1980) complex vocal parts, someday "she's gonna rise up"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGsHLKyZ8H8

Have a great day !

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 07, 2020, 06:37:31 pm
Groovy

Cyndi it is difficult to keep up with your avatar photos
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 08, 2020, 05:17:12 am
Cyndi,                @CynthiaAnn


It is so wonderful to have you here and sharing your life with all of us. 
Each new post and each new avatar make for interesting reading and a visual treat. 

You are nice and you have a good life. 
I am wishing you many more happy times.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [18000]
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 08, 2020, 08:35:46 am
Ah ha! Gotcha!

Your avatar as I write this is the one I wanted to ask about yesterday, but it was gone.

Looks like a drum set and a bass with a Jackson headstock, looking out from a festival stage.

Are your dreams of getting back to this forming in any way?
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 08, 2020, 08:52:49 am
Ah ha! Gotcha!

Your avatar as I write this is the one I wanted to ask about yesterday, but it was gone.

Looks like a drum set and a bass with a Jackson headstock, looking out from a festival stage.

Are your dreams of getting back to this forming in any way?

Oh wow, you caught me in the way back machine Maddie  :) That picture was from the Port Orchard, WA water front gig 2014, and was snapped about 20 minutes before we went on. This was a time, where I had come out in this band the year before, and was one of the larger crowds, I played in front of (as my true self), I estimate at one time, there perhaps 800 - 1000 people milling about within earshot. Anyway the bass neck in the photo is my 5 string '89 Carvin facing the growing crowd, we played for about 4 hours into the evening. The last gig I played was the weekend before I left for my surgery 2016, it was awesome to be performing as my true self, I received accolades from the crowd that night as the "lady bassplayer". After that I took time away from performing to recover. Now all the contacts I had during those days have long since moved on, I still stay in touch with several of those players, but the circumstances have changed. Today, I do have long term aspirations to return to the stage one day, but I feel I am older (early 60's), trans, and the music has changed. I look casually for a new band today, but I am far more picky choosey now, I would like to return to the Jazz / Fusion / R&B world. I've been in a lot of "rock cover" bands. Maybe after my day job goes away, I will be more motivated. There are lot's of bands out there seeking, the trick is finding that "needle in the haystack". I'd like to be in a female lead band, see what happens, I never say never.

Thanks for asking and chance to share a little of my story with you Maddie. I have your email address, perhaps someday, I will send you a sample of some of our original fusion recordings I have, so you can hear my Carvin in those recordings....

Hugs and music  :)

Cyndi

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 08, 2020, 09:49:42 am
Beautiful  five string Cyndi.

Sounds like that memorable gig was a peak and a send off for you, considering what you were doing

I have also played out in 0.75 tons of bands recycling similiar material and can appreciate you wanting to be selective. 
My own tastes are still developing..

Please someday email me any of your grooves. As long as it's a file that plays on my phone ;)
Have a good day thank you
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 08, 2020, 09:52:53 am
Hi Cyndi,
I'm just catching up as I've been away for a while (not been feeling well).  I would think you will find a place in a great women led band or maybe you can initiate one yourself when you do retire.  You'll find you have more time and possibly more desire to connect with others with your music.  Although from what I've seen, you may just be too busy! 

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on February 08, 2020, 02:20:13 pm
Last Wed night at open mic there was a lady bass player playing and singing 2 Blondie songs . She was good.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 08, 2020, 07:48:53 pm
@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, I'm back to my standard selfie, that won't last  ;D

@Maddie - I will send a single file via email to make sure it actually gets through, I've had emails fail to reach their destinations using my Comcast for some reason. I think they want to "mother" or is that "smother" the Internet  ??? Very good on your tastes evolving, I think that is a natural progression as we age and branch out in listening. I listen to music daily, it's really good for the mind, my sweetie always is coming up with new things to listen to, she knows what I like, and is constantly suggesting new artists and tunes. I do channel lyrics when composing posts here sometimes, I have the head phones on a lot when on here  :)

@JudiBlueEyes - Hope things improve for you, I know you have been battling somethings, thanks for your nice comments. Yes there are occasionally ads for girl bands here in the Seattle area, they are not quite as common. As I approach retirement, one thing I do want to do is invest in more home studio equipment, editing software, etc... I want to do more of the production end of things and collaborate with others via the Internet. I met a really neat lady (talented) here on Susan's we have similar music tastes and other interests but she is 2000 miles away, it would be really cool to collaborate with others remotely.

@Davina61 - nice on the lady bass player you encountered, and yes Blonde tunes still quite popular today  :)

My sweetie and I went out to Trader Joe's, and to pickup some take out food this evening, a guy bumps into my purse in the crowded isle "excuse me Ma'am" I hear as I pass by and then it's simply wonderful to be referred to as "ladies" at the check out isle by the clerk, she was chatty and friendly :). My sweetie does not even bat an eye lash at this anymore out in public, it's taken years to make this "normal" and that what it feels like today, just two women out doing routine stuff.

Have a nice evening Ladies

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 09, 2020, 09:07:28 pm
Nice day over on the Kitsap, visiting with our youngest and her boyfriend, we had pizza, went to a water front park, then we took the late afternoon ferry back to Seattle it was uncrowded, and the sunset sky was gorgeous. Nice relaxing ride watching the views unfold, we listened to music, sipped coffee, and took pictures....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-090220210640.jpeg)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 11, 2020, 08:28:55 am
Tuesday morning update - 34f partly cloudy. The farmland below our hill is flooded, completely. Terrible flooding in the area. Grateful for this dry spell. More rain coming, snow pack in the Cascades is above normal this year.

"I cannot tell you anything that, in a few minutes, will tell you how to be rich. But I can tell you how to feel rich, which is far better, let me tell you firsthand, than being rich. Be Grateful.... It's the only reliable get-rich-quick-scheme."  ;) Ben Stein - smart cookie he is.

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 11, 2020, 11:49:36 am
Mmm
Smart cookies

Flooding bad :(
I used to live in a low flooding neighborhood.  The police would have to drive around announcing "water rising evacuation". Thank God nothing tragic.  But if you didn't get right out, you'd be stuck for a while.

Do you have a kayak Cyndi?
You seem outdoorsy..i bet a dollar you do
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 11, 2020, 01:07:58 pm
Mmm
Smart cookies

Flooding bad :(
I used to live in a low flooding neighborhood.  The police would have to drive around announcing "water rising evacuation". Thank God nothing tragic.  But if you didn't get right out, you'd be stuck for a while.

Do you have a kayak Cyndi?
You seem outdoorsy..i bet a dollar you do

@Maddie - Hi Maddie, hope your day is going well. Yes grateful to live on high ground here. I don't own a kayak, but my friend has graciously offered to give me one  :)

Regarding your HRT post, i was on weekly injection schedule of Estradiol Valerate. Of course everyone is different, but here is my experiences with using this form of HRT. If my levels were too high I would experience the most emotional upheaval on like day 2 and by the time day 6 or 7 would come around I would feel the best, because I surmize my levels were dropping to near normal ranges by that time. It took a few lab result cycles for my prescribing doc and I to get the right range for a weekly schedule. The first year I had some pretty big mood swings (subjective) till that happened, ultimately I found that less is more using that method of delivery, powerful stuff. Good luck with yours and upcoming lab readings.

Thank you for your nice comments on the track I sent. I'd be interested in hearing some of your original recordings  :)

Have a lovely day

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 11, 2020, 01:17:07 pm
Thank you Cyndi
I owe you a dollar ;)

Sounds like I might be experiencing what you did.

Have a wonder full day.

Less is more
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 12, 2020, 12:38:26 pm
Wednesday morning update - 48 f partly sunny, DRY !, expecting more heavy rain here starting tomorrow. Nice 5 miles out for exercise, the cemetery office lady waved, it was quiet today out, far less car traffic for some reason. Our oldest daughter has "Permanent residence status" now in Canada, it's official and quite the process, so happy for her. Had a touch of vertigo this morning after my shower, I think I got some water in my left ear, feel better now after shaking my head a bit whilst out exercising.

Today's song and the vibe "Easy to be hard", by Three Dog Night (1969) challenges us to be kind, to care about other's, love this vibe today, sounds just as good as it did more than 50 years ago.

"especially people who care about strangers"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIffz-72B8Y

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 12, 2020, 07:44:43 pm
Sorry to hear about the vertigo but glad it was short lived. 

It certainly is "easy to be hard" and mean and callous.  But its also easy to be kind and thoughtful and caring.  Thank you for reminding us! 

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 14, 2020, 08:57:29 am

But its also easy to be kind and thoughtful and caring.


@JudiBlueEyes - totally agree, thanks Judi  :)

@Maddie - Love your new avatar picture  :)

On the phone with a call center, fixing an error in a bill we have this morning, "Ma'am" sure sounds nice to me as I work things out with the nice gentleman on the other end  :) Voice work done previously pays me back over and over again in life ! Yes I was kind and patient with him, having a musical background helps.....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-050220131327.jpeg)

Have a nice day

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on February 14, 2020, 09:18:34 am
How nice to be gendered correctly on the phone! 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 23, 2020, 09:27:01 am
Sunday morning 41f - intense squalls moving through this morning, a very large limb broke off the trees here and just missed the house (whew), one of my antennas is down (the limb hit it). I like going to music shows way better since transitioning, and I just have to say it, it feels way better. I love grooving to the music and feeling my body move and absorb the energy, it's the best. Last night my sweetie surprises me again and takes me to go see a couple of bands last night I'd never heard of until this year. Interacting with a bunch of ladies in a packed restroom at the Neptune, loads of fun, everyone was in a great mood....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 23, 2020, 09:32:19 am
Sunday morning 41f - intense squalls moving through this morning, a very large limb broke off the trees here and just missed the house (whew), one of my antennas is down (the limb hit it). I like going to music shows way better since transitioning, and I just have to say it, it feels way better. I love grooving to the music and feeling my body move and absorb the energy, it's the best. Last night my sweetie surprises me again and takes me to go see a couple of bands last night I'd never heard of until this year. Interacting with a bunch of ladies in a packed restroom at the Neptune, loads of fun, everyone was in a great mood....

C

That sounds very nice Cyndi.  Not the tree or the damage, but you having a good time last night.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 23, 2020, 09:43:05 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Stormy weather !!!!     I love listening to the wind sounds and the rain, especially when laying in bed...  all of that is OK just as long as the big branches don't hit your home, break your windows or damage your car or anything outside..

Hmmm, one of your "ham" antennas is down???   Hopefully just a VHF vertical and not an expensive 3 element HF beam.... 

Here it has been snowing all night and will be snowing all day, very beautiful to see the fresh snowfall....  the temp is minus -8 deg (f)   ... much warmer than it has been when it was -40 deg below zero or even colder.   A heat wave!!!

I was happy to read your good report about your music adventures with your sweetie... and your good experience with the other ladies in the restroom environment.   Very affirming for sure!!!

I always enjoy your updates, please continue to keep them coming...
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


Sunday morning 41f - intense squalls moving through this morning, a very large limb broke off the trees here and just missed the house (whew), one of my antennas is down (the limb hit it). I like going to music shows way better since transitioning, and I just have to say it, it feels way better. I love grooving to the music and feeling my body move and absorb the energy, it's the best. Last night my sweetie surprises me again and takes me to go see a couple of bands last night I'd never heard of until this year. Interacting with a bunch of ladies in a packed restroom at the Neptune, loads of fun, everyone was in a great mood....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 23, 2020, 10:14:46 am
I love grooving to the music and feeling my body move and absorb the energy, it's the best.

I couldn't agree more!  It is so much more enjoyable going to shows now. 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 23, 2020, 10:20:44 am
@ChrissyRyan
@Northern Star Girl
@JudiBlueEyes


A picture is worth a 1000 words  :D (I've leave up for a day or two) I can repair the 2 meter array, I have extra aluminum tubing..... what a mess to clean up, eh ?

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-230220101705.jpeg)

Music is life, dear friends  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on February 23, 2020, 10:49:28 am
On the bright side it could have been a lot worse, music is the one thing that keeps me going . I have to have the radio on , cant stand quiet.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 23, 2020, 01:31:09 pm
I don't know much about antennas but I hope they aren't damaged beyond repair.  At least there's no snow or ice to hamper the job.   
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 23, 2020, 07:02:11 pm
Music is life  :)

Sounds like a violent scary squall.

Want to hang out inside your wave photo avatar.   Neat-o
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 24, 2020, 07:01:00 am
Want to hang out inside your wave photo avatar.   Neat-o

@Maddie "it's like soooo tubular" (spoken with a Tarzanna accent, at the mall  ;)) SF Valley lingo  :D

@Davina61 - like yourself I have to have the music on daily, I work at the computer here for many hours, music makes the hours fly by.

@JudiBlueEyes - I can repair what was damaged, grateful it was not worse, we have large 100 foot firs on the property, that could become deadly in the worst of conditions. What I saw in the news from our area about those squalls yesterday they were very destructive and sent people to the hospital, one man almost died when a 200 foot fir tree split his house in two.

Going to be a nice calmer week here, maybe 60 degrees here by Friday, spring is just about here, I can feel it...

Have a lovely day

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on February 24, 2020, 10:03:07 am
Good morning Cyndi!  I'm glad the damage isn't too bad.  I also worry about the tall trees when we get high winds.  I had a tree guy come in a few years ago to trim dead limbs and branches and to remove a couple trees that were on their last legs (or is it roots?)

Yesterday was beautiful here, high 40's and today it's going for 50.  WooHoo!!  And its sunny also.  Whats not to love?  Spring is poised to bust out.  We're ready!!

Enjoy the day,
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on February 24, 2020, 04:31:10 pm
+11 C today but close to freezing tomorrow morning and the floods are returning --------
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 24, 2020, 04:40:25 pm
+11 C today but close to freezing tomorrow morning and the floods are returning --------

Good to be mobile again, and on the road before hand..

Stay warm and dry

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 24, 2020, 04:45:03 pm
A song comes to mind after posting, so here I am currently listening to an old favorite from England, so groovy, "keep me movin' yeah"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToxymSLzJeM


"Going Mobile" @Davina61
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 24, 2020, 04:52:54 pm
Cyndi,

Perhaps you like then “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" by Simon & Garfunkel?


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 24, 2020, 04:57:51 pm
Cyndi,

Perhaps you like then “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" by Simon & Garfunkel?


Chrissy

Great tune @ChrissyRyan, and part of my youth, it was on the AM radio a lot back then, thanks for suggesting, "feeling groovy  :)". Lately I've tuned in some of the Monkeys reruns on ME TV, zone out  ;D

I was just telling Davina how much music makes the work day go by so much faster and enjoyable.

Do have a rockin' day !

C

The way back machine, Just love the guitar tone and middle solo in this classic from Bad Finger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOm6Fg1IAN8

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 26, 2020, 10:18:26 am
Rain - 43f, life good, no drama...

Sharing a picture of one of my favorite places to visit here on the west coast. SF Bay jetty "wave organ", that makes cool sounds to the "pacific pulse"  ;) Antenna repaired and back up in the air, tree mess cleaned up.

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Have a lovely day

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 27, 2020, 08:51:59 am
The jetty makes musical sounds?
Can you feel it through your feet too?
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 27, 2020, 08:57:52 am
The jetty makes musical sounds?
Can you feel it through your feet too?

@Maddie - good morning Ms Maddie, nice to have you stop by  :)

Yes, the sounds that come from the "structures" there at the end of the SF Marina Jetty vary greatly with the tides and wave action. Sometimes you can feel vibrations in your feet, if it's really "sloshing" against the structures. It's a unique spot for sure, there are places to sit comfortably and enjoy the "water music", which is so relaxing to me. I seek places like this for the sounds of water and rock.

Hope your day is a good one  :)

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 11:09:43 am
Sunny (some fog burning off) - 39f.

Shelter in place, what a concept, not fun to even have to think that way  :( Went to Costco yesterday, wife introduced me to a male co worker she runs into, nice interactions with the man, it's wonderful to hear her use my name in such a way, it was not always like that. Costco traffic was brisk, we have perhaps 3 months provisions here. Buying more seeds.....

As they say in the radio world "QRV ?" , means "are you ready ?"

Be safe and healthy friends, prudence, not panic, is the mantra  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 28, 2020, 12:57:54 pm
Sunny (some fog burning off) - 39f.

Shelter in place, what a concept, not fun to even have to think that way  :( Went to Costco yesterday, wife introduced me to a male co worker she runs into, nice interactions with the man, it's wonderful to hear her use my name in such a way, it was not always like that. Costco traffic was brisk, we have perhaps 3 months provisions here. Buying more seeds.....

As they say in the radio world "QRV ?" , means "are you ready ?"

Be safe and healthy friends, prudence, not panic, is the mantra  :)

C


@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Excellent advice.  It is amazing to me how many people do not have a pantry with at least a few weeks of supplies and food.

Up here with bad weather, or other issues, we can be cut off from any of the larger cities so it is difficult for our local merchants to replenish their stock.   

Most homes here, especially mine, have many months of non-perishable food and supplies, medicines, plus extra cans of gasoline, full fuel tanks,  full propane tank for the furnace and fireplace, emergency generator, lots of tools, warm clothing and blankets, etc.

The old Boy Scout adage of  "Be Prepared"  is something that I always abide by..

YES indeed....  QRV   ....   
I am ready too.    There is even a small clinic here ....  QSQ

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 01:34:51 pm


I am ready too.    There is even a small clinic here ....  QSQ



@Northern Star Girl - QSL  :D You are so right in having basic supplies and readiness on hand for disruptions in our routine lives, just makes good sense. We hope for the best and do prepare for the worst (as best we can), knowing there are some things far out of our control. But for many things we can be ready and are.

Excellent news on having a Dr and clinic where you are Danielle !!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend !

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Pammie on February 28, 2020, 03:43:28 pm
Sunny (some fog burning off) - 39f.

Shelter in place, what a concept, not fun to even have to think that way  :( Went to Costco yesterday, wife introduced me to a male co worker she runs into, nice interactions with the man, it's wonderful to hear her use my name in such a way, it was not always like that. Costco traffic was brisk, we have perhaps 3 months provisions here. Buying more seeds.....

As they say in the radio world "QRV ?" , means "are you ready ?"

Be safe and healthy friends, prudence, not panic, is the mantra  :)

C
For what eventualities are you stocking up 3 months provisions?
Also, someone talked about shelters and I was wondering what they meant?
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on February 28, 2020, 08:02:27 pm

As they say in the radio world "QRV ?" , means "are you ready ?"

Be safe and healthy friends, prudence, not panic, is the mantra  :)
QSL
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 28, 2020, 08:17:07 pm
For what eventualities are you stocking up 3 months provisions?
Also, someone talked about shelters and I was wondering what they meant?
@Pammie
Earthquakes cutting off roads and railways
Power Grid outages
Heavy snowfall and ice limiting truck deliveries and traffic
Volcanic Eruptions
Floods

asteroids  hitting the earth? ;) :o
etc, etc

Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 08:19:44 pm
For what eventualities are you stocking up 3 months provisions?
Also, someone talked about shelters and I was wondering what they meant?

Hi Pammie, thanks for your question (s). We (my family and I) try and build an insulation layer from disruptions or supply problems to our routine lives. It's like something I invest in, along with my health, I invest in preparedness  :) Like having more than a year's supply of HRT and other medicines on hand for one example  :) Danielle @Northern Star Girl has had some great preparedness topics and discussions recently here on our board, we've shared what capabilities and supplies ideas that are prudent and desirable, she listed a few above, great stuff ! Be ready when things do go wrong, such as extreme weather events, or I happen to live in an earthquake prone area, or I also live very close to a rather large semi active volcano over 14,000 feet high  :)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-090220210640.jpeg)


 Recent events over the past few months globally suggest, that interruptions to our normal routines as we know it may be possible, I can't predict the future, but what I can do is prepare. So our last trip to the store, I shored up some things needed  :) Preparedness is ongoing.

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 08:24:31 pm

asteroids  hitting the earth? ;) :o



That was one scenario I had in mind when I said there are certain things in life far beyond our control as residents on this planet. It's not a matter of if, but when and where an asteroid strikes.  :( So live life to it's fullest I'd say, so if the asteroid does come, you'll know you've lived the best life possible  :D

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 08:28:59 pm
QSL

Hugs, cute kitty pix  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 28, 2020, 08:35:25 pm
73.   :)

I will not say 88 as that is better suited for your XYL!

Chrissy

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 28, 2020, 08:37:54 pm
73.   :)

I will not say 88 as that is better suited for your XYL!

Chrissy

Hugs and 73 Chrissy  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Pammie on February 29, 2020, 03:32:49 am
That was one scenario I had in mind when I said there are certain things in life far beyond our control as residents on this planet. It's not a matter of if, but when and where an asteroid strikes.  :( So live life to it's fullest I'd say, so if the asteroid does come, you'll know you've lived the best life possible  :D
Is that Mt Rainier? I lived in Bellevue for a year x
I see re preparations


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Pammie on February 29, 2020, 05:17:10 am
@Pammie
Earthquakes cutting off roads and railways
Power Grid outages
Heavy snowfall and ice limiting truck deliveries and traffic
Volcanic Eruptions
Floods

asteroids  hitting the earth? ;) :o
etc, etc

Danielle
In the UK I think we’re a bit less dramatic - heavy snowfall and ice etc... not like Alaska - not yet anyway. I think living in Alaska is a very different proposition and preparations make total sense


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on February 29, 2020, 12:37:56 pm
In the UK we wait till the tabloids pronounce doom and then clear the supermarket shelfs !!!!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Pammie on February 29, 2020, 12:41:44 pm
In the UK we wait till the tabloids pronounce doom and then clear the supermarket shelfs !!!!
Only some of us. Some of us stay at home and shake our heads at how dumb some people really are!


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on February 29, 2020, 02:32:53 pm
Sunny (some fog burning off) - 39f.

Shelter in place, what a concept, not fun to even have to think that way  :( Went to Costco yesterday, wife introduced me to a male co worker she runs into, nice interactions with the man, it's wonderful to hear her use my name in such a way, it was not always like that. Costco traffic was brisk, we have perhaps 3 months provisions here. Buying more seeds.....

As they say in the radio world "QRV ?" , means "are you ready ?"

Be safe and healthy friends, prudence, not panic, is the mantra  :)

C

When we lived on an island, with a very expensive ferry between us and the nearest supermarket, we rationed our trips into town.  We kept a shopping list for the next trip into town, where we marked down everything we'd used from our supplies.  Once every three weeks, when shopping day arrived, we'd do all our errands in one day.  It saved us a bundle on ferry fares, but it also meant that we always had a three-week supply of everything on hand.

We've gotten out of the habit, now that we live on the mainland and can drive to the store any time we want.  But it's a good habit to get into.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 29, 2020, 05:46:04 pm
Is that Mt Rainier? I lived in Bellevue for a year x

@Pammie - that's neat, you've lived here in the area  :) Yes, that mountain affectionately known as "Big Tahoma", looming in the background  :)

Have a lovely day

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on February 29, 2020, 05:49:07 pm
Once every three weeks, when shopping day arrived, we'd do all our errands in one day.  It saved us a bundle on ferry fares, but it also meant that we always had a three-week supply of everything on hand.


That's a good way of managing things Kathy by thinking longer cycles between provisioning runs. So when the unexpected happens, you are "QRV"  :)

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 01, 2020, 05:36:54 pm
Cyndi,                @CynthiaAnn


I hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family today!
Plus that you will have many more of these shared times too.   :)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [19000]
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 02, 2020, 05:43:07 pm
Cyndi,                @CynthiaAnn


I hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family today!
Plus that you will have many more of these shared times too.   :)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Hugs,   :)

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [19000]

Thanks @ChrissyRyan

I hope you have a fantastic week yourself.

We had a very nice relaxing family oriented Sunday, quality time for sure. The fireplace kept the house toasty (73f), the bean soup in the kettle, and corn bread was great, good left overs for tonight  :) Today it's been busy at work, but a few minutes to post here, the music kept things moving along nicely.

Cheers

Cyndi

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 02, 2020, 05:51:22 pm
Thanks @ChrissyRyan

I hope you have a fantastic week yourself.

We had a very nice relaxing family oriented Sunday, quality time for sure. The fireplace kept the house toasty (73f), the bean soup in the kettle, and corn bread was great, good left overs for tonight  :) Today it's been busy at work, but a few minutes to post here, the music kept things moving along nicely.

Cheers

Cyndi


Did you make the sixteen bean soup?  Did you put garlic in the soup?

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 02, 2020, 05:54:49 pm

Did you make the sixteen bean soup?  Did you put garlic in the soup?

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn

Yes, it was 16 bean soup, Onion, lean ham, Tomato, splash of garlic and other spices, but the lemon juice really makes it sing  ;)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 02, 2020, 06:00:24 pm
Yes, it was 16 bean soup, Onion, lean ham, Tomato, splash of garlic and other spices, but the lemon juice really makes it sing  ;)


That really sounds good.

Chrissy

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 02, 2020, 06:04:04 pm
I make a lot of various soups .... great meal on a cold evening...
Bean with Bacon is one of my favorites
Beef Barley
Cream of Chicken
.... and also Beef Stew....   
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 02, 2020, 06:07:20 pm
I make a lot of various soups .... great meal on a cold evening...
Bean with Bacon is one of my favorites
Beef Barley
Cream of Chicken
.... and also Beef Stew....

@Northern Star Girl
@ChrissyRyan

Love Bean / Bacon soups, that certain combo, just really plays well. Great cool weather food for sure !!

Have a wonderful evening

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on March 03, 2020, 09:32:41 am
Sounds tasty, just making a red lentil and garlic (from my Indian cook book) to go with oven baked chicken from the same book.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 03, 2020, 05:31:43 pm
Sounds tasty, just making a red lentil and garlic (from my Indian cook book) to go with oven baked chicken from the same book.

That does sound yummy !

52f cloudy - 5 miles out felt great, saw many of the regulars out there. My sweeties school was closed again for the 2nd day in row, due to the concerns of spreading virus in our area. It was nice to have her here with me today, though, she gets paid regardless  :) Pleasant surprise hearing from @Faith today, nice to catch up with her a bit :) Work busy, fun to trade messages with folks here, and have music playing, our kitty loves playing laser tag in the office. Video conferencing with Edmonton almost daily, our oldest has a new (used) car up there now, and got her Alberta drivers license. I miss her dearly, she is coming back to stay with us a few days next month, and has scheduled some flying hours while she is here. Works done, I think I'll grab the acoustic electric bass and learn a new song, I feel like jamming a bit....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on March 03, 2020, 10:01:22 pm
Let's learn the same song sometime, even if we never jam it together :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 04, 2020, 05:58:09 pm
Let's learn the same song sometime, even if we never jam it together :)

I think that's a wonderful idea Maddie  :) You know the Internet can remove distances, never say never  :)

Had this song going out on my exercise today, the words just seem to resonate in mind on this date ! Great Bass parts from Tiran Porter, had the chance to play a gig with him once (he was playing for Jerry Miller) we opened for Elvin Bishop, and he used my rig at the Pantages in Tacoma that night, so cool to meet those players.....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-040320180914.jpeg)

"Growin', growin', changin' ev'ry day
Knowin', showin' all my worldly ways"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcmUg9UjK3U



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 07, 2020, 12:32:41 pm
Sun came out, showers due later, back from exercise, had to keep mobile with as on call this weekend, so far all our 400 + WAN links are performing admirably, the Internet is such a fickle place, links go down, links get restored, dynamic routing. Have bread in the oven now, laundry going, cleaned house, cat happy. Think I'll make tacos tonight....
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 07, 2020, 12:34:19 pm
Sun came out, showers due later, back from exercise, had to keep mobile with as on call this weekend, so far all our 400 + WAN links are performing admirably, the Internet is such a fickle place, links go down, links get restored, dynamic routing. Have bread in the oven now, laundry going, cleaned house, cat happy. Think I'll make tacos tonight....

Enjoy the bread!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 07, 2020, 01:19:41 pm
I love fresh baked bread.  Yummy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on March 12, 2020, 01:22:58 pm
Hi Cyndi!
It's overcast and rainy here.  Made me think of you (your area) for some reason...
Hopefully no news is good news, and you are having a day in your life :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 12, 2020, 01:40:36 pm
@CynthiaAnn   @ChrissyRyan
   @JudiBlueEyes  @Maddie  @davina61 


Fresh baked breads and fresh baked pastries are so very good... and makes the house smell so good too.   
I made a couple loaves of bread one evening last week and between me an my tooth-fairy sweetie we ate almost half of the loaf of warm, just out of the oven bread....  lots of butter and jam were also involved!!!   

Temperature here early this morning was minus -27 deg (f)  ... overcast but a little later today will be Sunny and clear.

March has so far lived up to the old saying that "March comes in like a Lion and leaves like a Lamb"  but the "leaving like a Lamb" part is probably not so true up here where I live, the month of March probably won't leave like a Lamb probably until mid to late April.

Regarding the internet, it is always slow here... small town problems being far away from large population areas.  I sometimes have troubles with streaming videos and such.

HUGS,
Danielle


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on March 12, 2020, 02:10:55 pm
@CynthiaAnn
I love fresh baked bread.  Yummy
I enjoy the taste and especially the smell too...it always takes me back to a memory of 1st grade(c. 1968) when our class visited a huge Wonderbread bakery in Vancouver, WA.  The entire place smelled of the best freshly baked bread.  They served us all the Wonderbread we wanted with real butter.  It tasted so much better than the loaves bought from the store. Oh the memories...

I hope know you enjoyed the home made bread. Enjoy!
Susan R🌷



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 12, 2020, 03:06:16 pm
@Maddie
@Northern Star Girl
@Susan R
@ChrissyRyan
@Davina61
@JudiBlueEyes


Thanks Ladies for the thoughts and posts  :) I am reading as I work on the other screens at the same time, can you say multi task ? work is very busy with equipment upgrades and new facilitates being worked, and a key co-worker is taking some time off. Sun it's 48f here, perhaps some rain / snow mix this weekend here, winter hanging on a bit. Was out for exercise nice in the sun, and cars seemed a bit hurried as they went by today. Our oldest daughter is coming down from Canada to stay with us a few days soon. She received her instrument rating endorsement on her Canadian pilots license recently up there (way to go). Thinking of border crossings these days, a little iffy ?

Indeed it's so nice filling the kitchen with the warm smells of baked goods, and then eating them fresh out of the oven, one of life simple pleasures

Hugs

Cyndi  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on March 12, 2020, 03:53:07 pm
Showers here and got hailed on walking back home from shops, stayed in and did some cooking . Froze some as cooked to much!!On the G&T now.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 12, 2020, 04:21:20 pm
Showers here and got hailed on walking back home from shops, stayed in and did some cooking . Froze some as cooked to much!!On the G&T now.

@davina61
Dear Davina:
I hear you regarding making too much and having to Freeze it....   to save Freezer room here in the winter time I have a secure and safely located "box" on my deck that I put stuff in to freeze...
... after-all, it was minus -27 degrees (f) this morning and the temperatures have remained well below ZERO (f)    .... that is called a "deep freeze" and is colder than most home freezers are capable of.

I love baking and cooking on cold days.... warms the house nicely and fills it with wonderful smells!!!

HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 13, 2020, 08:32:37 am
Friday the 13th  :D update 37f cloudy, expecting the rain to start up at some point. The school district was closed for 6 weeks, among a lot of other things yesterday. Braved the grocery store (s) yesterday just as the announcement broke, Costco was completely out of TP  :P we scored on some more tissue boxes, paper towels, POM juice  :D Our timing was good, no issues finding what else we wanted, we back filled our inventory, and again well setup for up for a full 3 months if needed. Nice to hear that magic word "ladies" with my sweetie at the check out again, it never grows old. Life has changed for many in the foreseeable future, we are all well here and plan on staying that way  :) Have a 3 day weekend, think I'll bake cookies and more bread today, light a fire in the wood box, have lot's of good books waiting  :)

Today's song from 1972 it's "Stuck in the middle with you"  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMAIsqvTh7g

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 20, 2020, 07:46:29 am
Friday Morning update - 36f clear, going to be another lovely day here. I've been going out daily for my exercise and now we have a totally different set of people i run into during the day. Lot's of mom's with their kids out, most everyone is very friendly, it's quite social (from a small distance) seeing many of my neighbors I normally do not see, I feel an interconnected sense of community. My sweetie and I started a jigsaw puzzle (1000 pieces) on the dinning room table this week, good fun. I am so grateful for her love and companionship, we get along so well in these difficult times, we compliment each other so well, I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful soul mate. So grateful I have no transition issues to deal with anymore, it's long since done. Grateful for my employment and career, which continues, I can run the enterprise from my own office. So grateful our oldest daughter migrated to Canada before this mess hit, she is happier there today, living her own life. I am grateful for our health and well being today, and do not take this for granted. I am grateful for the truck drivers hauling food to our stores. I am grateful for the store workers and how quickly they can restock things. These are very uncertain and unsettled times, I feel grounded in reality and the hope we will emerge from this event and be OK. 2020 is a year like no other....

My blog entry today is about gratitude and expressing such

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: KathyLauren on March 20, 2020, 08:03:19 am
Indeed, Cynthia, we have a lot to be grateful for.  I have a wife who understands and supports me, neighbours and community who help each other in times of need.  I am grateful for good luck, when it happens, such as beating the closure of Dr. Brassard’s clinic by a couple of days.  I am grateful, too, for all the essential service workers who are staying at their jobs in these dangerous times, so that the rest of us can carry on.

Thank you for reminding us about gratitude.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 20, 2020, 08:09:50 am
I am grateful for good luck, when it happens, such as beating the closure of Dr. Brassard’s clinic by a couple of days.   

That is truly fortunate Kathy ! I am so happy for you and have been following your other postings as you recover. Regarding your question about nerve remapping, for me it was about 4 months, when numbness in the surgical areas went away and I could feel things in place (so to speak  :)) Be well,

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on March 20, 2020, 08:13:03 am
Grateful to know you here.
And for glimpses into a different life.
Hope no missing pieces (kitties trying to help with puzzle)  ;)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 20, 2020, 08:20:26 am
Grateful to know you here.
And for glimpses into a different life.
Hope no missing pieces (kitties trying to help with puzzle)  ;)

I am grateful you are here too Maddie ! I found a missing piece under something next to the table, that had slid off last night, I am grateful I found it  :) Our Kitty is doing well thanks, she loves laser tag games, I hope your furry friend is doing well.

Be well Maddie

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 20, 2020, 10:20:44 am
I'm happy to read that you and others here are well.  It's nice to be able to converse with each other in times when many of us are confined to home. 
Virtual Hugs!
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 21, 2020, 09:41:32 am
I'm happy to read that you and others here are well.  It's nice to be able to converse with each other in times when many of us are confined to home. 
Virtual Hugs!
Judi
@JudiBlueEyes

Hugs Judi, stay well  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 21, 2020, 09:42:50 am
Cyndi,


Stay safe, be well, and try to relax.  Have a nice weekend. :)  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 21, 2020, 09:52:04 am
Cyndi,


Stay safe, be well, and try to relax.  Have a nice weekend. :)  :)


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - You too Chrissy ! plan on cleaning the driveway here later, it's real quiet now....

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 24, 2020, 04:31:34 pm
Tuesday update - 47f and showers. Our governor announced last night the entire state is now on "lock down", which he has been taking an incremental approach since last month in limiting gatherings here, but now it's official statewide. Many small businesses are closed now here  :( some exceptions exist. Been getting my daily exercise out, more time playing guitar these past few weeks, feels great to feel the music and think of other things besides our day to day survival  :) Our supplies are holding up well, my sweetie and I are staying healthy and busy with our jigsaw puzzle and other past times. We have the cat's shots all caught up, and our kitty was found healthy by the vet ! Our taxes are all done and caught up, what a relief. New accountant we worked with this year genders me as female while sitting at the table with my sweetie, it's so nice to be treated as 2 women out in the real world  :)

Really been enjoying this Eric Johnson disc from 1990, that's 30 years ago now (wow)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKepxgkSP98

Stay healthy, inner peace  :)
C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on March 24, 2020, 05:12:29 pm
18C here today , nice and sunny. Worked on van again but found need new bits for rear brakes and it has 1 year only back plate that's beyond repair. Look after you and yours XXXXX
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on March 24, 2020, 06:05:59 pm
Its nice to hear all is well in your household!  You seem to be doing well.  Take care and be safe.

Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: madeleine on March 24, 2020, 07:37:21 pm
It seems like you are trying to look at things positively.  If you can do that in these times, you are doing great Cynthia Ann.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on March 25, 2020, 12:24:10 pm
Hi Cyndi
Hooray for healthy kitty!  And people...
Happy for you and your sweetie.! Hard to imagine everything it took to get where you are.

I'm a little creeped out by the guys that have shown interest in me.  It's because I'm not where I'm going yet I think.  Any guys or girls that would be good for me are not yet appearing..  No guarantee they ever will, but that's ok. Of course with the current virus situation they could come hanging in my door and I probably wouldn't let them in.

Feeling blessed to still have my kitty companion..  We are in love.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 25, 2020, 04:11:56 pm
Cyndi,                                      @CynthiaAnn


It is so wonderful to have you here and sharing your life with all of us. 
Your posts are interesting, keep making these blog entries and other posts.
Your avatars make for a really nice variety to see and enjoy!  :)

Enjoy a lot of pleasant music during this week off of yours.

Hugs, 

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [20000]
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 25, 2020, 09:32:59 pm
@Davina61 - Your Van keeps you busy, I've seen a few of your photos months back  :)
@JudiBlueEyes
@Madeleine
@Maddie - Kitty love is a blessed thing ! Guy interest is a shift in how you conduct things and an adjustment you are finding  :) Take good care
@ChrissyRyan
@Northern Star Girl
@KathyLauren

Thanks Ladies for all your posts and well wishes, these are certainly challenging times, do stay healthy, and looking forward to warmer days ahead :)

We did finish our 1st puzzle tonight, so here it is 1000 pieces of joy, assembled.... :D

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-250320212012.jpeg)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 25, 2020, 11:59:54 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
WOW... a 1000 piece puzzle !!!!   Lots of fun when you finally finish it.

Are you still able to "work" from home or is everything shut down for you??   
... I was happy to read that you have all you state and federal taxes done and filed.

Fortunately my business is considered an essential business... tax prep and financial advising...  so I am still at my office open for business Monday through Saturday... but because of the IRS tax filing deadline being extended for 3 months my "regular" procrastinators are now waiting for an additional 3 months so my business is very slow this month but I am not going to complain because I can still operate my business and keep it open.
 
Unfortunately... my tooth-fairy sweetie is not working, dental hygienists and dental offices are closed with the exception of emergencies.
   
The good news is that we both are quite frugal with our finances and we always keep up to date with our bills, vehicles are paid for and we have rainy day money, savings and retirement money if needed if this Covid19 thing goes on for a long time.

Cyndi, I pray, hope and trust that you are able to weather this "storm" without too many difficulties.

Talking about storms, here we have dumped on for 3 days now with lots of snow every day and snowing this evening.... but according to the weather forecast it will be just partly sunny and overcast for Thursday and several more days .... daytime temps around 3 to 12 deg(f) and night time temps minus -10 to -28 deg (f) Below ZERO.
.... definitely  Spring has NOT Sprung yet !!!!

I really enjoy your daily updates on your thread...  please keep them coming.
Best wishes to you and your sweetie and other family....  keep safe, keep healthy.

HUGS, HUGS, HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 27, 2020, 08:06:50 am


Are you still able to "work" from home or is everything shut down for you??   

   
The good news is that we both are quite frugal with our finances and we always keep up to date with our bills, vehicles are paid for and we have rainy day money, savings and retirement money if needed if this Covid19 thing goes on for a long time.



@Northern Star Girl - I logged in this morning and what a nice and thoughtful post to see from you Danielle in my thread, and your new avatar picture is simply adorable today :) I had to show my sweetie your wonderful post. You pour such positive energy into our board, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you do here for our online community, you're the best !

Yes I can work from home and have been setup that way for a long time now, thanks  :) I scheduled some vacation time long before this event hit, so it's been relaxing this week for me.

Like yourself we are smart with our resources, we live debt free and have savings. My sweetie and I mostly work to help our 20 somethings these days  :) It's not about me.

Speaking of 20 somethings we saw our youngest daughter yesterday, and took her to a nice "super farmers market" we know of, with all manners of organic and fresh foods and let her fill her basket. The store was relaxed, uncrowded, they have plenty of food, no shortages. They had distancing measures in place, including clear plastic shields in place at the check outs to protect the cashiers. They even had TP there for sale, although I did notice a price premium. No apocalyptic frenzy found where we went, unlike what we saw on TV 2 or 3 weeks ago at some places.

It was surreal driving out yesterday, the roads uncrowded for a regular business day, reader boards over the highways, telling everyone to "stay home, stay safe". 

Today it's relaxing at home, play and listen to more music, go for exercise out later. Start a new 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle on the dining room table and catch up on everyone's postings here

Be well

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 27, 2020, 10:38:39 am
It is nice to avoid crowds at times.  That can be peaceful.


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on March 27, 2020, 11:37:43 am
@CynthiaAnn

Popped on Susans this morning and saw your thread. Glad to hear things are well with you and your “sweetie”.  We’re also well prepared for a moderately long period of isolation.  I do still get out for about an hour a day to walk.  Let’s hope that’s able to continue.  There’s not much activity outside around here so I’m not seeing much of anyone else...even from a distance.  Thank God we have these forums.  I’m sure you’re still able to get outside for a little exercise. You and your spouse...stay healthy!

See you around,
Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 27, 2020, 02:04:00 pm
@CynthiaAnn

We’re also well prepared for a moderately long period of isolation.  I do still get out for about an hour a day to walk. 

@Susan R - Hi Susan, nice to have you drop by here  :) and glad to hear you and yours are staying well just to my north, thanks for writing ! Getting out for exercise, it's one of the things we can still do relatively safely around these parts, while keeping safe distances from others. I'm seeing many new neighbors when I do go out, moms with kids and different dog walkers, etc... Agreed nice to have these forums to stay in touch with others and keep positive and supportive messages in our online space. My sweetie has a roast going in the crock pot since this morning, we'll have lots of left overs from this, nice warm smells in our kitchen right now :) I hope you and yours have a nice relaxing upcoming weekend, stay well and I'll see you soon  :)

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 27, 2020, 02:05:43 pm
It is nice to avoid crowds at times.  That can be peaceful.


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks for your post ! yes it was nice timing yesterday  :) choosing the right store(s).

Do be well and enjoy your weekend !

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Megan Rose on March 31, 2020, 09:45:37 pm
Hi there, neighbor!   We're into week three of shelter-in-place, but I do miss getting together with you.   

A year ago, the three of us were at Penrose Point, wearing tee shirts even. 

Now, we are making our joy from what we have at our finger tips, plus a trove of wonderful memories.

Take care! 
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 01, 2020, 06:54:12 am
Hi there, neighbor!   We're into week three of shelter-in-place, but I do miss getting together with you.   

A year ago, the three of us were at Penrose Point, wearing tee shirts even. 

Now, we are making our joy from what we have at our finger tips, plus a trove of wonderful memories.

Take care!

@Megan Rose - Hi there neighbor  :) Your words bring me joy this morning  :) and you have a good memory, recalling our wonderful hiking trip back in late March 2019 out on the peninsula, it seems colder this year at this time. We saw the shelter in place coming back in Feb (see post 445 here from over a month ago  :)), and prepared as well as we could. We have plenty of HRT supplies on hand for example.  Here is a picture from our hike a year ago, and looking forward to getting together with the both of you soon !

Love

Cyndi -

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/0/13954-010420064831.jpeg)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 10, 2020, 09:49:28 am
Good Friday update - 42f and sunny, going up to the mid 60's today, its a beautiful spring like day here. The moon was very bright and big in the sky earlier this morning with coffee. This is the first I've had to update my blog in a like 10 days now. Keeping busy with my job (grateful to be working), daily exercise outside, cooking, baking, made brownies and sourdough bread yesterday afternoon. Our 2nd jigsaw puzzle on the table is about half done now. My sweetie and I went out for drive through burgers last night, this was the first first time in a quite a while, it was nice change of pace ;-) I got a chocolate shake to go with it, and half of it is waiting in the freezer for me later today  :) such a guilty pleasure. Think I'll BBQ tonight, have some asparagus, potatoes, and tri tips  :)

Have a nice and blessed Easter weekend all

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on April 10, 2020, 09:57:28 am
Its 70+ F here, wish I could join you for the barbi as fancied one my self but difficult in a 2nd floor flat!!!!Enjoy XXXX
BTW made a pineapple upside down pudding .
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 10, 2020, 10:13:55 am
@CynthiaAnn   @davina61

OK ladies... bragging about your warm weather is getting me down....   

...there is still lots of snow on the ground here....

HUGS and best wishes....
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 10, 2020, 07:40:45 pm
My sweetie and I went out for drive through burgers last night, this was the first first time in a quite a while, it was nice change of pace ;-) I got a chocolate shake to go with it, and half of it is waiting in the freezer for me later today  :) such a guilty pleasure
I am dying to go out to a restaurant for dinner.   With your post as a gentle prod, I took a moment and Googled places nearby that are open for takeout and thats what I'm doing tomorrow!  Thanks Cyndi! 

Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 07:36:19 am
Tuesday morning - 40f and clear skies, going up to the mid 60's again today. Just gorgeous outside this week and expecting perhaps 70 by the end of the week, too nice to stay inside, I took the day off yesterday, rode my bicycle out, just felt so good in the sun. I've got "dishpan hands" from all this hand washing, time for more of this lavender hand creme  :) We finished our 2nd puzzle (1000 pieces) last night, and the last 50 or so pieces goes really fast and it feels great when you finish :D

"just add water"

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140420072541.jpeg)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 14, 2020, 09:50:17 am
Tuesday morning - 40f and clear skies, going up to the mid 60's again today. Just gorgeous outside this week and expecting perhaps 70 by the end of the week, too nice to stay inside, I took the day off yesterday, rode my bicycle out, just felt so good in the sun. I've got "dishpan hands" from all this hand washing, time for more of this lavender hand creme  :) We finished our 2nd puzzle (1000 pieces) last night, and the last 50 or so pieces goes really fast and it feels great when you finish :D

"just add water"

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140420072541.jpeg)

C


Puzzles can be fascinating and fun to work on.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 10:21:23 am
@ChrissyRyan - they are fun Chrissy, just like our word games here online, sometimes I just giggle, and show my sweetie, she wonders why I'm snickering at the computer screen  :D Yesterday Davina goes "Seagull Shock" and I answered with "Mewgull rock",  ;D and what followed was hilarious, makes the day a little brighter, thanks.

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Have a lovely day

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 14, 2020, 10:43:53 am
Good morning Sunshine!!  Cool puzzle you have there.  I have a few I have yet to dig into yet.  Nice and sunny here but in the mid 50's.  I'll take it!  My hands are sooooo dry too.  Lotion only seems to do so much. 

Have a great PacWest day!!
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 10:52:33 am
Good morning Sunshine!!  Cool puzzle you have there.  I have a few I have yet to dig into yet.  Nice and sunny here but in the mid 50's.  I'll take it!  My hands are sooooo dry too.  Lotion only seems to do so much. 

Have a great PacWest day!!
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes - Thanks Judi, and hope your day is going well out east. Do enjoy your sunshine as well, we deserve a break from this cooler than avg start to spring, don't we ? I was talking with my sweetie again last night how much I want to visit New England and SE Canada someday when this crisis is all done with. Longing for leisure travel, you and a certain farmer in NJ I would like to visit someday  :)

Enjoy

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on April 14, 2020, 12:09:55 pm
I do try and keep you all on your toes with the puzzle!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 03:13:40 pm
I do try and keep you all on your toes with the puzzle!

Some of the combos in that 2 word game are quite hilarious and witty  ;)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 14, 2020, 03:20:10 pm
Some of the combos in that 2 word game are quite hilarious and witty  ;)

C
@CynthiaAnn   cc: Davina61
Yes indeed, it is amazing to me to read the many replies on both the One Word and Two Word games.   It is not only a lot of fun, but it does help to keep our minds sharp and can't help but to keep our vocabulary and word usage up to date....
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 14, 2020, 03:45:35 pm
@CynthiaAnn   cc: @davina61
Yes indeed, it is amazing to me to read the many replies on both the One Word and Two Word games.   It is not only a lot of fun, but it does help to keep our minds sharp and can't help but to keep our vocabulary and word usage up to date....
Danielle

@Northern Star Girl

Agreed Danielle, word puzzles and games can be a lot of fun, and do keep our vocabularies sharp. The single word game can be a certain fun, because you can say a lot with just one word, when given the previous  ;)

Hugs

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 24, 2020, 09:12:07 am
Have a wonderful day Cyndi!  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 24, 2020, 09:45:55 am
Friday morning update - 47f overcast, expecting sunny afternoon later. I've been reading other threads here at Susan's and on other forums about married MTF trying to come out to their wives or having to deal with all the issues surrounding a transition from essentially a "cis-hetro" relationship to a "lesbian/queer" relationship. I can't answer those other threads honestly because each circumstance is so unique, that what I did in the past has no real relevancy to their situations really. Each partner has their own ideas on what a marriage means to them. All I could offer them is mere suggestions of being kind and honest to the one they love in this world, for what they are doing is turning a loved one's ideas about a "traditional" marriage upside down. Our 35th wedding anniversary is approaching soon, I thought I would reflect a little on what my marriage means to me and how it's changed over the years. I came out to my wife in several phases over the decades, leading up to a full social / medical transition from male to female last decade. I first told my wife about myself as best as I knew then BEFORE we were married, this was over 37 years ago now. I was already quite self aware at that time I had a "need" to express some sort of femininity. That simple honesty was one of the hardest things I ever did in life, was to finally admit something that I did not fully understand at the time. She took it rather well I believe, although she thought it was "kinky" or something like that. In our early days together we would go shopping for my girl things and I would thoroughly enjoy having these things around it was no secret between us. After dealing with the oscillations of GD through the years and trying to uphold a facade for the rest of the world, I finally sought professional counseling in 2010 and began planning my transition. It was very hard over these early years of transition because I was forcing the issue (out of desperate need) of my female self out in the open and was quite visible. However with honesty, empathy, caring, and taking a very slow approach, I gradually began to become recognized in her social circles and family members as her female partner, even if some knew my past. I gradually became recognized in the neighborhood as my true self and with her friends that live close by. Our relationship has evolved over this past decade, many changes we've been through. Now we go out in public as two women, and are treated that way.  Now days she will introduce me to a co - worker we run into at the store as her partner "Cynthia", this may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but to me and my sense of self, this is absolutely huge, this took a long time to get to this point with us. I love being referred to as "ladies" when we go out, again such a small thing, means so much to me today. We do our taxes together and still file jointly, we visited the accountant together recently. We go out to concerts (remember those ?), restaurants (remember dining out ?). My sweetie is not lesbian, never was. Yet our relationship today is alive and well with much common purpose. I love her more than anything in this world. What I had to do to keep my health and well being was quite dramatic, she is strong and caring to be there for me. 35 years of marriage is a milestone I am posting about today, Love is all.

Be well

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 24, 2020, 10:02:04 am
Have a wonderful day Cyndi!  :)


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - Thanks Chrissy, I hope you have a wonderful weekend  :)

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: RandyL on April 24, 2020, 12:46:35 pm
Hi Cyndi, congratulations to you both on your 35 year marriage and its continuing success. You are an inspiration for me as my wife of 36 years and I attempt to navigate similar waters.

She too is not a lesbian, and I've been reluctant to press too hard at the risk at breaking us up. It is good to see that you have been able to stay together, although reading between the lines I'm guessing there have been changes.

All the best to you both.

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on April 24, 2020, 01:04:03 pm
congrats dear on both counts, you are very lucky. As they say around here, you got a gudun there look after her.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 24, 2020, 03:51:51 pm
Hi Cyndi, congratulations to you both on your 35 year marriage and its continuing success. You are an inspiration for me as my wife of 36 years and I attempt to navigate similar waters.

She too is not a lesbian, and I've been reluctant to press too hard at the risk at breaking us up. It is good to see that you have been able to stay together, although reading between the lines I'm guessing there have been changes.

All the best to you both.

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Hi @RandyL, nice to have you drop by, and thanks for your kind post, you are welcome here in my thread anytime  :)

  What I am posting about you already know to be difficult and treacherous waters to navigate. Many marriages do I read about that do crash on the rocks and shoals. Jennifer Boylan a well known author I once met at her book recital, said that she now sees about half the marriages survive the MTF transition, her statement then was encouraging. I really enjoyed her book "shes not there" early in my transition. She offered insights in that book that proved valuable for me, when applied in my unique circumstances, kudos to Jenny !

  I want to wish you and your loved one the very best and congratulations on your 36 years of marriage. I understand your reluctance to press too hard. I can offer this, it's a lot of "give and take", striking that unique balance with your loved one that is yours and yours alone. Character counts, I've heard it said, so true when undertaking a MTF transition within a marriage. I can only emphasize how much honesty matters, being totally transparent, vulnerable in many ways, and consistency in messaging. I know I said things I later had to take back.

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 24, 2020, 03:54:39 pm
congrats dear on both counts, you are very lucky. As they say around here, you got a gudun there look after her.

@Davina61 - Thanks Davina ! I will look after her, just as she looks after me.

Hugs

Cyndi -
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 24, 2020, 05:36:21 pm
Congratulations Cyndi.  Each of our journey's are unique as you note.  My "partner" and I are in our 45th with a special blend of relationship and friendship that has endured many ups and downs.  You both seem to be happy and that is really what matters.
Hugs, Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: madeleine on April 24, 2020, 06:42:38 pm
Congrats CynthiaAnn!  I'll also echo how lucky you are to be in a relationship strong enough to go through these changes.  Sounds like that goes for Randy and JudiBlueEyes too!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 24, 2020, 06:48:37 pm
Friday morning update - 47f overcast, expecting sunny afternoon later. I've been reading other threads here at Susan's and on other forums about married MTF trying to come out to their wives or having to deal with all the issues surrounding a transition from essentially a "cis-hetro" relationship to a "lesbian/queer" relationship. I can't answer those other threads honestly because each circumstance is so unique, that what I did in the past has no real relevancy to their situations really. Each partner has their own ideas on what a marriage means to them. All I could offer them is mere suggestions of being kind and honest to the one they love in this world, for what they are doing is turning a loved one's ideas about a "traditional" marriage upside down. Our 35th wedding anniversary is approaching soon, I thought I would reflect a little on what my marriage means to me and how it's changed over the years. I came out to my wife in several phases over the decades, leading up to a full social / medical transition from male to female last decade. I first told my wife about myself as best as I knew then BEFORE we were married, this was over 37 years ago now. I was already quite self aware at that time I had a "need" to express some sort of femininity. That simple honesty was one of the hardest things I ever did in life, was to finally admit something that I did not fully understand at the time. She took it rather well I believe, although she thought it was "kinky" or something like that. In our early days together we would go shopping for my girl things and I would thoroughly enjoy having these things around it was no secret between us. After dealing with the oscillations of GD through the years and trying to uphold a facade for the rest of the world, I finally sought professional counseling in 2010 and began planning my transition. It was very hard over these early years of transition because I was forcing the issue (out of desperate need) of my female self out in the open and was quite visible. However with honesty, empathy, caring, and taking a very slow approach, I gradually began to become recognized in her social circles and family members as her female partner, even if some knew my past. I gradually became recognized in the neighborhood as my true self and with her friends that live close by. Our relationship has evolved over this past decade, many changes we've been through. Now we go out in public as two women, and are treated that way.  Now days she will introduce me to a co - worker we run into at the store as her partner "Cynthia", this may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but to me and my sense of self, this is absolutely huge, this took a long time to get to this point with us. I love being referred to as "ladies" when we go out, again such a small thing, means so much to me today. We do our taxes together and still file jointly, we visited the accountant together recently. We go out to concerts (remember those ?), restaurants (remember dining out ?). My sweetie is not lesbian, never was. Yet our relationship today is alive and well with much common purpose. I love her more than anything in this world. What I had to do to keep my health and well being was quite dramatic, she is strong and caring to be there for me. 35 years of marriage is a milestone I am posting about today, Love is all.

Be well

C

Cyndi, that was good to read.  I will strongly emphasize that being kind and emotionally and intellectually honest is the best way to obtain the ability to relate with another, to earn respect, and to maintain love.

As I will endlessly share with those that need to hear it, the spending of lots of time, the showing of lots of consideration, and the genuine caring of another fosters and deepens emotional bonds and that maintains selfless, open, honest, and loving relationships.  You will not have many close relationships but there are some critical ones, those of the nuclear or immediate family, which absolutely must always be present. 

These take time and energy but you do give of yourself because you love.  There are too many very hurt people out there with emotional wounds and although those scars can be mitigated with prolonged excellent therapy, these individuals should have never been subjected to a lack of nurturing. 

Hugs,

Christine



@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 25, 2020, 07:40:32 am
@JudiBlueEyes - Congrats Judi on your 45 years, I know you've nurtured the relationship in the years after transition, so important.

@Madeleine - There is the element of luck as to whether things will work out. Some are really better off being apart, it's so unique to each circumstance.

@ChrissyRyan - " I will strongly emphasize that being kind and emotionally and intellectually honest is the best way to obtain the ability to relate with another, to earn respect, and to maintain love. " - Totally agree, and your character shines though with such sentences. Thanks for your thoughtful post.

This weekend we move a bed and more stuff out of the house over to the youngest's apartment, she can't run away from it. It will be nice to get together with her and boyfriend again, may BBQ if weather is nice.

Do enjoy your weekend all :)

Hugs

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on April 27, 2020, 07:41:09 am
Monday Morning 52f, rain. Had a nice visit with our youngest and her boyfriend yesterday, moved stuff to her apartment, BBQ in between (sunny yesterday), their kitty started warming up to me, and let me pet her, awwww. My F 350 needed this run, put fresh gas in truck. My sweetie went to the local target store Saturday and they were completely sold out of Jigsaw puzzles  :) So we traded our 1000 piece ones we just completed for a couple of 500 piece ones our daughter and boyfriend had about, and started working on it last night. 500 pieces seems like it will go pretty fast. Back at work today, our business is slowly opening up more locations as local conditions dictate. The traffic on the roads was noticeably busier yesterday, but still not quite back to what it was, I could still drive the speed limit  :) Our current state lock down does not end till May 4th, although they are allowing construction contractors this week to begin work. Noticed I passed the 10,000 post mark here at Susan's  :D

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 27, 2020, 09:39:40 am
Good Morning Cynthia!  It sounds like you had a good weekend.  Our governor extended the lockdown over the weekend until May 4 , so more of the same although admittedly I will be extremely cautious once things start to loosen.  10K Posts, wow!

Stay safe!
Judi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 27, 2020, 10:20:28 am
Monday Morning 52f, rain. Had a nice visit with our youngest and her boyfriend yesterday, moved stuff to her apartment, BBQ in between (sunny yesterday), their kitty started warming up to me, and let me pet her, awwww. My F 350 needed this run, put fresh gas in truck. My sweetie went to the local target store Saturday and they were completely sold out of Jigsaw puzzles  :) So we traded our 1000 piece ones we just completed for a couple of 500 piece ones our daughter and boyfriend had about, and started working on it last night. 500 pieces seems like it will go pretty fast. Back at work today, our business is slowly opening up more locations as local conditions dictate. The traffic on the roads was noticeably busier yesterday, but still not quite back to what it was, I could still drive the speed limit  :) Our current state lock down does not end till May 4th, although they are allowing construction contractors this week to begin work. Noticed I passed the 10,000 post mark here at Susan's  :D

C

Cyndi,

I am glad you had a nice time share with your daughter and BF.
Have fun with the puzzles.


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 03, 2020, 07:59:55 am
Cyndi,


Do enjoy the rest of this weekend and this wonderful spring week.

I might go bike riding after (online) church.  If not, a nice walk.  Things are greening nicely and it is a refreshing look to see all the blossoms and greenery, flowers popping up, and some warm sunshine.

Take care!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 03, 2020, 08:13:44 am
Cyndi,


Do enjoy the rest of this weekend and this wonderful spring week.

I might go bike riding after (online) church.  If not, a nice walk.  Things are greening nicely and it is a refreshing look to see all the blossoms and greenery, flowers popping up, and some warm sunshine.

Take care!

Chrissy

Good Morning Chrissy - thanks for your nice post. I've been reading the boards and sipping coffee here. Do enjoy being outside, the Rhodies are in bloom here, and Mom's day is just around the corner, a great time to be outside, except, it's raining here currently and 44f , expecting showers on and off all week. I'll be doing yard work in between showers  :) I'll find some time to ride bicycle.....

Have a lovely day

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 04, 2020, 03:30:50 pm
Monday afternoon - 63f high clouds, finished a few hours of yard work out, baked some brownies, and finished this 500 piece we swapped with our daughter  :) gonna go ride the bicycle out here in a bit....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-040520152445.jpeg)

 "Glade Creek Mill" Babcock State Park, West Virginia

C


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 04, 2020, 03:31:28 pm
Congratulations on solving the puzzle.


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 06, 2020, 09:02:26 am
Wednesday morning 49f overcast, expecting 80's this weekend for Mom's day. Practicing retirement this week and next, it's been lovely, picking and choosing when to wake up, I get 6 weeks paid vacation this year, use it or loose it. My sweetie went to her work yesterday (it's deemed essential), so broke out the bass guitar and jammed several hours. Taught myself several new tunes keeping my musical mind active and my fingers limber.  Been riding my bicycle with the warmer weather here now, and plan on going hiking soon, the parks are open here. We are in phase 1 of 4 of economic re-opening here. The grocery store yesterday was calm and relaxed, not crowded when we went, unusually good shopping conditions. Bought lots of baking supplies, so when the going gets tough, the tough start baking  :) Started a new 500 piece puzzle on the table yesterday, it's been a fun past time doing those. We are getting together with your youngest and her boyfriend this Sunday for Mom's day, should be nice. I have over 35 years with this company now, and a co worker asked me if I was going to retire. It's like the furthest thing from my mind now, it was a fantasy I cooked up last year about retiring, the world changed this year....

Have a great day

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 06, 2020, 09:11:12 am
The return to normalcy will be slow and I hope as safe as practical.

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 06, 2020, 09:18:56 am
The return to normalcy will be slow and I hope as safe as practical.

Chrissy

I hope so too Chrissy. The scientists are saying the 2nd wave is coming, and could be worse. I miss leisure travel though, maybe someday, we can go on vacation style trips again, I hope so. Keeping cautiously optimistic here, staying healthy and busy here. Having projects and things to do, keeps me going. Gotta keep moving. As @Northern Star Girl Danielle says "busy people are happy people"  :)

Have a lovely day

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: randim on May 06, 2020, 09:43:53 am
Sounds like a lovely day. I do jigsaw puzzles with a app on a tablet these days.  Kind of interesting, but this particular app cheats -- pieces are always oriented correctly.  You are lucky to be able to bake.  Apparently people are hoarding things like yeast in this area.  Stores can't keep it stocked.

I too fear "normal" is quite a ways off.  I think as a society we will slowly learn to function and live with a greatly increased level of risk in our daily lives.  It will be painful finding an equilibrium.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 08, 2020, 08:10:50 am
Sounds like a lovely day. I do jigsaw puzzles with a app on a tablet these days.  Kind of interesting, but this particular app cheats -- pieces are always oriented correctly.  You are lucky to be able to bake.  Apparently people are hoarding things like yeast in this area.  Stores can't keep it stocked.

I too fear "normal" is quite a ways off.  I think as a society we will slowly learn to function and live with a greatly increased level of risk in our daily lives.  It will be painful finding an equilibrium.

Hi @Randim - Thanks for your post  :) Was at our local Costco yesterday, it's been a few months since I've been to this store. It's changed a lot, and there was what only can be described as a "feeding frenzy" at the meat dept yesterday, OMG. I checked the dates on my yeast after you mentioned that, and I am good through next year with my yeast supplies, it does have a pretty good shelf life. Bread flour was scarce here too.

Friday morning update - 48f and sunny going up to low 80's today, just gorgeous out  :) Think I'll take my motor bike for a spin today, the farm valley road that follows the river is calling me.

Have a great day !

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: RandyL on May 08, 2020, 11:03:10 pm
I heard today that Costco is now limiting customers to 3 meats per visit. As a vegetarian I'm fine with that. Except maybe everyone will buy more yeast instead?

Our daughter gave us some sourdough starter last year, and I've been having fun baking with it every week. But yes, bread flour is in short supply.

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 09, 2020, 08:52:14 am

Our daughter gave us some sourdough starter last year, and I've been having fun baking with it every week.

@RandyL - isn't it wonderful pulling the warm Sourdough out of the oven ? Sourdough has to be my favorite as well as "Italian" bread  :) Smells so good....

Enjoy !

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 09, 2020, 12:43:16 pm
- - - - - -
    - - - - -
Friday morning update - 48f and sunny going up to low 80's today, just gorgeous out  :) Think I'll take my motor bike for a spin today, the farm valley road that follows the river is calling me.

Have a great day !

C
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Wow, you are having summer weather now, so nice.... a great time to ride your motor bike and enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.   

Early this morning it was below freezing at 28deg(f) and now it is 52deg(f) going up today to the mid 60degree(f) range.   Not quite the warm weather that you are experiencing but it is definitely looking like Springtime.

I will be going on a short hike with my tooth-fairy sweetie soon so we can also enjoy the scenery and being outdoors together.   

We are definitely doing better than the Northeastern states with their Polar Vortex, freezing temps, snow and hail.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 09, 2020, 06:40:35 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:

I will be going on a short hike with my tooth-fairy sweetie soon so we can also enjoy the scenery and being outdoors together.   



@Northern Star Girl

Hope you had a nice hike out today with your sweetie Danielle  :) It's been really nice out today it's 84f at the moment, prepping some dinner, and posting away in the wacky word games,

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 10, 2020, 01:17:04 pm
Happy mother's day Cyndi:)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 12, 2020, 08:17:25 am
Happy mother's day Cyndi:)

Thanks Maddie ! I hope you are having a nice day by the time you see this  :)

Mother's day was a very nice "family day" for us this year

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 14, 2020, 08:53:57 am
Thursday morning 52f Rain - Today has been set aside for just my sweetie and I. We might go to the state park and walk about, we might go to a "take out" place by the waterfront and eat in the car (if it's pouring). We are making time for each other, and go do something...

That's my post today, love this waking up when I want to, I could get used to this...

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 14, 2020, 09:16:13 am
Enjoy peace today Cyndi
I can tell you relish the sweetness of the freedom and companionship when you get it.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 14, 2020, 09:16:52 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi
Enjoy your special day with your sweetie.   I enjoy days like that when I have nothing else to do other than be with my own sweetie.... no matter what the weatherman brings.

The moderate temps and damp weather are something that you and your sweetie must be accustomed to living in the Pacific Northwest....   "normal" weather where you live for sure.
Be sure to bring your umbrellas and hats.

I will be looking for your update... after your "date" ...
HUGS,
Danielle

Thursday morning 52f Rain - Today has been set aside for just my sweetie and I. We might go to the state park and walk about, we might go to a "take out" place by the waterfront and eat in the car (if it's pouring). We are making time for each other, and go do something...

That's my post today, love this waking up when I want to, I could get used to this...

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 14, 2020, 09:27:53 am
Thursday morning 52f Rain - Today has been set aside for just my sweetie and I. We might go to the state park and walk about, we might go to a "take out" place by the waterfront and eat in the car (if it's pouring). We are making time for each other, and go do something...

That's my post today, love this waking up when I want to, I could get used to this...

C


Have lotsa fun!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: RandyL on May 14, 2020, 09:52:44 am
Cyndi, your sweetie and you together will provide the sunshine today Have fun!

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Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on May 14, 2020, 10:24:21 am
Today has been set aside for just my sweetie and I. We might go to the state park and walk about...

That's my post today, love this waking up when I want to, I could get used to this...
Have fun at the park with your sweetie today, Cyndi. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate with your plans. Yesterday was supposed to be gloomy and it ended up being a spectacular day. I was outside most of it.

This lack of a regular schedule is crazy. Reminds me of summer back when I was a kid. I’m already too used to it.🤪

My Best,
Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 14, 2020, 06:58:52 pm
@Maddie
@Northern Star Girl
@ChrissyRyan
@RandyL
@Susan R

Thanks Ladies for your wonderful comments, I enjoyed reading each one this afternoon. The sun did come out for us on our venture today. We ended up going to 3 different state parks, two located on the sound and one inland. We ate some really delish take out from this sea food place and took it to the park on a bench in the sun near the water. Yes Danielle, it was like a "date" and my sweetie and I can talk for hours, just chatter about things, it's so nice when we make time for each other like this, very special.

Here a few images from outside today from our stops in the area.

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140520184405.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140520184203.jpeg)

Hugs

C



Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 14, 2020, 07:00:28 pm
Wonderful to hear!

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 14, 2020, 08:12:15 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
Thank you for sharing about your day-date with your sweetie... I am glad that the weather cooperated but I am not sure that would have made much difference about the outcome of your wonderful time.

The pictures are terrific... thank you for posting them.
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on May 15, 2020, 02:32:00 am
What a beautiful place , they are just letting folk get out and about here
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 15, 2020, 04:56:17 pm

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140520184405.jpeg)

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-140520184203.jpeg)



Did you put your feet in?
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 16, 2020, 08:11:04 am
Did you put your feet in?

@Maddie Not quite yet, it was still a bit cool  :)

Saturday morning 52f some rain - Met up with some friends at the bicycle "park n' ride" near the river yesterday and we had a very nice ride, it was sunny and gorgeous out (near 70f). I have not seen them in person since February, we kept our proper distancing to be cautious. I've surely missed them, it was great to get in some face time with good friends  :)

C

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 16, 2020, 08:47:14 am
Theyre opening my state ahead of the governors original order.
As much as I want to go somewhere, I think I should stay down and low for a while longer
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2020, 02:24:15 pm
Theyre opening my state ahead of the governors original order.

@Maddie - I know, I saw that reported "restlessness" in WI, and something about the IL / WI border crossing ? Use your own best judgement Maddie  :)

Sunday afternoon 62f intermittent showers - Out for my 5 miles today, and a nice older lady from across the street (i've seen a few times before) as we are passing each other smiles and asks "is it Christie ?", I answer "no it's Cynthia", she says "I knew your name started with a C"  :) So nice to have some community, had several nice exchanges with other neighbors today.....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2020, 04:56:37 pm
Finished this 500 piece, this one went pretty fast, my sweetie bought a new 1000 piece for us next....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-170520165328.jpeg)

good fun....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 17, 2020, 04:59:00 pm
Finished this 500 piece, this one went pretty fast, my sweetie bought a new 1000 piece for us next....

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-170520165328.jpeg)

good fun....

C


It looks good.

 :)

Chrissy


Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 17, 2020, 05:07:13 pm
@CynthiaAnn   @ChrissyRyan
There are times with the mega-piece puzzles that I could be temped as follows.  ;)
Danielle


     >> left click image to enlarge:
  (https://i.imgur.com/EdnKV2U.jpg)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2020, 05:11:29 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/EdnKV2U.jpg)

@Northern Star Girl 
How fun, I also like to sort the pieces by color, that's great what you did the "horse pieces", thanks for sharing Danielle  :)

@ChrissyRyan 

Thanks Chrissy  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 24, 2020, 08:35:33 am
Sunday Morning - partly cloudy 51f, rain moves in tonight. Thinking of our daughter, her career path stalled by the pandemic, she's worked so hard for many years now building up her skills and experience. Airline industry reeling here and in Canada, sadly it's going to be a while before the opportunities pick up in the skies again, we are starting to hear a few more planes in the air locally, and that's a good sign. Lot's of general aviation yesterday in the area, a "Beaver" flew over us (radial engine sound  :)). Hearing the plane engines makes us think of her, and we miss her, our kitty misses her  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 28, 2020, 09:54:53 pm
Thursday evening 74f very nice evening weather out - Finished this 1000 piece 60's music theme puzzle, nice thick pieces, this one was a lot of fun. The best news today was our daughter has a solid job lead up in Canada, and I'm hopeful for her  :) Jobs are hard to come by these days, I'm grateful to be busy and engaged, lot's to do and life indeed goes on...

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-280520214636.jpeg)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on May 29, 2020, 02:22:57 am
Yes life scrolls on ,enjoy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 30, 2020, 07:14:01 am
Yes life scrolls on ,enjoy

@Davina61 - hope your day is a good one, thanks  :)

Saturday morning update - 56f cloudy, more rain expected today (thunderstorms here), warm air moving up from the south, very dark morning. Found the cat barf on my way to garage, yuk, at least my eyes found it before my toes  :) Our daughter landed the job in Canada yesterday and starts Monday !! So happy for her, and this takes a little pressure off us parental units  :D Of course we support her. Given the back drop of the employment situation there and here, she's doing amazingly well , best news of the week for us. I am "on call" for my work today, so have a little time to update my blog and post....

Have a nice weekend !

C

(http://www.susans.org/forums/gallery/1/13954-300520105412.jpeg)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 30, 2020, 12:28:01 pm
That is great your daughter got the job!  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 30, 2020, 01:23:25 pm
That is great your daughter got the job!  :)


Chrissy

Thanks @ChrissyRyan, she is slowing becoming established in Canadian society, and her boyfriend has been simply wonderful  :)

Have a nice weekend  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on May 31, 2020, 10:44:44 am
Congratulations for your daughter Cyndi.  That is great news!
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 01, 2020, 08:07:00 am
Congratulations for your daughter Cyndi.  That is great news!

@Maddie - Thanks Maddie for your kind post  :) I hope you have a fabulous and productive week  :)

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 01, 2020, 08:11:08 am
Monday Morning - 47f and a little overcast, going up to the mid 60's today, dry. Had a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon  my sweetie and I got some seafood take out and had a nice picnic by the water, it was gorgeous and relaxing. Ok back to work now, have a great week  :)

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 01, 2020, 09:32:26 am
Monday Morning - 47f and a little overcast, going up to the mid 60's today, dry. Had a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon  my sweetie and I got some seafood take out and had a nice picnic by the water, it was gorgeous and relaxing. Ok back to work now, have a great week  :)

C

@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cyndi:
I was so very glad to read about your daughter's employment....  certainly good news for her and you, and all of her loved ones and extended family.

Your weekend sounds a lot like mine.
Sunday was a good day.... went to church, and then went out to lunch with some of my church gal friends including my tooth-fairy sweetie (spent the rest of the day with her)

Today...  rain, rain, rain and more rain.... mid 40's temps..... and days getting much longer, and nights are shorter as we are just 3 weeks away from the coming summer solstice.   Because of the long daylight hours temperatures are on the rise.   My garden has already sprouted.   Summer here is fast, and brief and can get quite warm.
 
    today sunrise:   3:25AM
    today sunset:    12:12AM  (just after midnight)

Thank you so much for keeping me and the rest of you followers updated.

HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 04, 2020, 07:43:36 am
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cyndi:
I was so very glad to read about your daughter's employment....  certainly good news for her and you, and all of her loved ones and extended family.

Your weekend sounds a lot like mine.
Sunday was a good day.... went to church, and then went out to lunch with some of my church gal friends including my tooth-fairy sweetie (spent the rest of the day with her)

Today...  rain, rain, rain and more rain.... mid 40's temps..... and days getting much longer, and nights are shorter as we are just 3 weeks away from the coming summer solstice.   Because of the long daylight hours temperatures are on the rise.   My garden has already sprouted.   Summer here is fast, and brief and can get quite warm.
 
    today sunrise:   3:25AM
    today sunset:    12:12AM  (just after midnight)

Thank you so much for keeping me and the rest of you followers updated.

HUGS,
Danielle


@Northern Star Girl - Good morning Danielle, I enjoyed reading your post this morning, and thanks  :) Glad to read you had a nice last Sunday spent with your friends and your tooth-fairy sweet heart  :) It almost seems fairy tale there from your descriptions and posts, isolated from the all the madness here in more densely populated areas  :) You live a charmed life in many ways. Glad to read your garden is taking off, and yes the extended daylight hours are most welcome. At the summer solstice we will get ~16 hours of daylight, with extended twilight. Today my sweetie is going over to visit with our youngest, I will just be at work here, then go out later and do more yard work, this time of year, it's hard to keep up with it  :) It's been very busy at work lately, which is good, busy people are happy people. I have a few minutes this morning to post and read here on our board however. Was just checking on our investments this morning, we are ahead by quite a bit compared to this date last year, it's like the pandemic downturn never happened, if viewed through the lens of one year  :) I do wonder about long term and if this is sustainable, I wonder about the value of the currency unit we use and how it's "real value" will eventually erode, stuff you have to think about if you want to retire someday. Thanks for being there for us Danielle, your upbeat replies to the community are most welcomed. I hope you have a wonderful day  :)

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 10, 2020, 07:18:08 pm
CynthiaAnn,           @CynthiaAnn

I very much like all of your nice photographs that you share with us on your avatars.
You also post some awesome words on the word games.  You are very talented in coming up with word pairs and single word posts.

Are you and your wife about to finish another puzzle?  Someone told me that the extra challenging higher priced puzzles sometimes come with a significant number of extra pieces that are there intentionally to make the puzzle solving more challenging.  I do not think I have ever worked a puzzle that came intentionally with extra pieces.

Enjoy each day as it arrives.   :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs,   :)  :)

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [24000]
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 11, 2020, 07:34:40 am
CynthiaAnn,           @CynthiaAnn

I very much like all of your nice photographs that you share with us on your avatars.
You also post some awesome words on the word games.  You are very talented in coming up with word pairs and single word posts.

Are you and your wife about to finish another puzzle?  Someone told me that the extra challenging higher priced puzzles sometimes come with a significant number of extra pieces that are there intentionally to make the puzzle solving more challenging.  I do not think I have ever worked a puzzle that came intentionally with extra pieces.

Enjoy each day as it arrives.   :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs,   :)  :)

Chrissy

                                                                                                                                [24000]

@ChrissyRyan

Good Morning Chrissy  :) What a nice message to see as I log on this morning. I hope your day is going well by the time you may see this, as for your question.

We have finished all the puzzles we own now, but considering getting a few more, that would be maddening having "extra pieces". I do like doing puzzles, it's fun to complete them and then record an image of them in their completed state. It's kinda odd feeling as I tear them down, all the effort to put them together, and it only takes a few minutes to put it all back in the box and move on, next....

I am glad you like the pictures I post here, it's fun to add variety. Sometimes I use images from my world travels, my current avatar image is from Samoa (Tutuila Is). I hiked there on the North side of the island that day, it was beautiful and lush  :)

I hope you have a lovely day Chrissy  :)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 11, 2020, 07:50:01 am
Cyndi,


Have a wonderful day!  That is a nice picture of Samoa.


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 18, 2020, 05:46:48 pm
Thursday afternoon sunny 73f. Add our family to the millions affected by covid. My mother in law has the virus, she contracted in a nursing home a week ago, she was placed in for unrelated issues. She is 84 and her Dr today has just given my wife notice that she may only have 24 hours left. They put on her on morphine today, she has medical directives to not be put on a ventilator. I've been praying for her. Glad I saw her when I visited her in CA last year, it was a very nice visit then. We are dealing with this the best we can, but she is our kid's last surviving grandparent, so it's been really rough. I just hug my sweetie and try and keep it together. I am just venting here, nothing is simple, nothing is easy, be grateful for every day you have....

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 18, 2020, 07:26:47 pm
Thursday afternoon sunny 73f. Add our family to the millions affected by covid. My mother in law has the virus, she contracted in a nursing home a week ago, she was placed in for unrelated issues. She is 84 and her Dr today has just given my wife notice that she may only have 24 hours left. They put on her on morphine today, she has medical directives to not be put on a ventilator. I've been praying for her. Glad I saw her when I visited her in CA last year, it was a very nice visit then. We are dealing with this the best we can, but she is our kid's last surviving grandparent, so it's been really rough. I just hug my sweetie and try and keep it together. I am just venting here, no
C
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
In this day and age of modern medicine and what you reported above is absolutely inexcusable and unacceptable....
I am so very sorry to read of the situation concerning your dear mother-in-law.   

I would have thought that the "lessons" from New York and NYC would have been well known by now across the country.

Please continue to use your thread to "vent"...  and know that there will be many here thinking of you and praying for the situation.


HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: davina61 on June 19, 2020, 02:55:33 am
Thoughts are with you dear, same rubbish happening in this country. Glad my mum is still fit at 84. XXXXXXX
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on June 19, 2020, 08:57:05 am
Very sorry about your children's grandmother Cyndi.
Sad awful circumstances. 
Peace and comfort to her and your family.
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: RandyL on June 19, 2020, 11:18:18 am
I'm so sorry she contacted it in the nursing home. That's supposed to be the place of care and healing. Yes stuff happens, but...

I know you will be the rock your sweetie and children need in this time. But also take care of yourself. Hugs, Randy

Sent from my dual-floppy Victor 9000 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 20, 2020, 10:51:46 am
I am sorry to hear that she is very ill.

Hugs,


Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 20, 2020, 10:59:58 am
@Northern Star Girl
@Davina61
@Maddie
@RandyL
@ChrissyRyan

Thanks so much for your kind words and support ladies, it means a lot at this time.

She passed quietly into god's hands this morning, our children's lovely grandmother, succumbed to her illness.

I've been hugging my sweetie and giving her the space to process her feelings. I need to process mine, like before my sweetie and I were married, I was between jobs and living at a friend's garage, I was one step from homelessness at that time, my mother in law (to be) would let me shower at her place, and cook me breakfast before I went to work each morning, I'll never forget her kindness and how she supported me way back when.

Hugs from our family, we carry on, she would want it that way

Cynthia
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 20, 2020, 11:10:25 am
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi
My big hugs for you!
Danielle
(https://i.imgur.com/paezNSCh.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/paezNSCh.jpg)
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 20, 2020, 11:23:39 am
Cyndi,

My big hugs to you and your wife.

Take care,

Chrissy
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: RandyL on June 20, 2020, 11:52:43 am
Cyndi, your mother in law was loved and was a loving person. Remember her with fondness. Hugs, Randy

Sent from my dual-floppy Victor 9000 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 06, 2020, 10:11:44 am
@ChrissyRyan
@RandyL

Thanks for your posts above, it means a lot to us.



Monday Morning - partly sunny 59f. Spent the holiday weekend working around the house and property. My sweetie and I tore down an old trampoline we put up for our kids way back in 1998. It was like moving through another phase in life, seeing that old thing in pieces. So many memories of the girls and I on that trampoline in the summer time. It lasted a good long time, but was becoming dangerous to keep around, so later today it's off to the metal recycling facility with a truck load of steel parts and other things we are recycling. I am researching musical digital interfaces now, I've got the bug to start doing some track work here at home and want to increase my capabilities with building a small home recording setup. The music technology has really improved over the years and was pleasantly surprised at how affordable the equipment and software is these days as I started looking around. I remember our band having to gig enough to pay for our studio time way back when, these days you can do a lot at "home".
 
Have a lovely day

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 06, 2020, 10:49:20 am
@CynthiaAnn,

I am not blessed with a religious belief, but you are in my thoughts. Sorry for your loss.

Hugs,

Ellie
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 06, 2020, 01:09:17 pm
@Ellie_Arroway - Thanks Ellie, your post is most appreciated.

I hope your day is going well

Hugs

Cyndi
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 06, 2020, 04:26:39 pm
@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi
My big hugs for you!
Danielle
(https://i.imgur.com/paezNSCh.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/paezNSCh.jpg)

@Northern Star Girl

Thanks Danielle, your posts and encouragement are always wonderful to see.

Love life, it's all we have....

Hugs

Cyndi

Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 16, 2020, 11:34:27 am
Thursday morning - sunny 66f heading towards the upper 70's today. First update here in past 10 days, life is good. Had my first ever virtual Dr visit yesterday, I prefer to see her in person, but it was nice to meet up online. It was my 9th anniversary of starting HRT and she congratulated me, and I THANKED her for being there for me all these years. Received my digital music interface yesterday and installed the recording software that came with it. I was up and recording in about 3 hours time. I made a test recording with one of my bass guitars and a sampled drum track to test drive the software last night. I am excited about the prospects of collaborating with remote music pals now. I've made contact already with one songwriter that lives a distance away, and she wants me to do bass tracks with some of her songs, so that's really cool. We bought a new car recently (Subaru Forester) and had a nice drive in the mountains last weekend for picnic and a hike. My sweetie and I have a beach cottage rented next month, it has a full kitchen, so we plan on bringing all our own food and staying away from crowds and restaurants. Looking forward to a little coastal bliss in the summer.....

Have a lovely day

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Maddie on July 16, 2020, 12:59:18 pm
So many amazing things Cyndi!
Curious about your new musical interface.  Is there a name or site I can read about it?
Have a great day
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 16, 2020, 01:47:08 pm
So many amazing things Cyndi!
Curious about your new musical interface.  Is there a name or site I can read about it?
Have a great day

@Maddie

  Hi Maddie, nice to hear from ya, I'll send you a quick PM with some details, the really good news, it's not a lot of $$ to get started. Like I told you, "never say never"  ;D just scroll back in my blog here a few pages (page 24), you said "Let's learn the same song together", because these tools would give us the ability to collaborate remotely, all you need is a PC or MAC computer / Internet connection, and turn it into a recording studio, if you so choose...The future is now, pm coming your way...

Hugs

C
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: Susan R on July 16, 2020, 02:29:00 pm
@Cynthia Ann

Some incredible things are going on in your life right now. You’re happier than ever and able to do what you want despite this crazy world we’re in right now. This stuff couldn’t be happening to a nicer person :). Enjoy yourself at the coast this summer...looks like we’re getting the weather we’ve been waiting for...finally!

Susan R🌷
Title: Re: A day in a life of Cynthia Ann
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 16, 2020, 02:46:07 pm
@Cynthia Ann

Some incredible things are going on in your life right now. You’re happier than ever and able to do what you want despite this crazy world we’re in right now. This stuff couldn’t be happening to a nicer person :). Enjoy yourself at the coast this summer...looks like we’re getting the weather we’ve been waiting for...finally!

Susan R🌷

@Susan R
  Hi Susan, nice to hear from ya here ! you are so right it is a crazy world, and unpredictable, and darn right scary at times ! I guess we just try and make the best of things, given our circumstances. Like Maddie said this morning over coffee "focusing on what we can do", she nails it ! Your right the weather is becoming awesome, last evening around these parts was stunningly beautiful and mild. You are such a sweet heart Susan, and I will be pulling for you in the coming months, things are getting closer for you and quite exciting times indeed !

Hugs a plenty

Cyndi