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Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: V M on May 17, 2019, 03:26:13 pm
On your marks...

Get set...

Get Happy!!!   :eusa_clap: :eusa_dance: :icon_biggrin: :icon_bumdance-nerd: :icon_dance: :icon_joy: :icon_cute: :icon_rockon: :icon_yes: :icon_woowoo: :icon_walk: :icon_lol: :icon_wink: :icon_geekdance: :icon_giggle: :icon_pelvic_thrust: :icon_pelvic_thrust2: :icon_wave:

Hugs

V M
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 17, 2019, 04:16:56 pm
a girl friend called me this afternoon out of the blue and we chatted for about an hour, it was great to catch up with her, it was uplifting....

Cynthia -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: islandgirl on May 17, 2019, 05:37:39 pm
I practiced the pieces our new Lesbian Ukulele band is going to pay in our upcoming Pride Parade! Our band is called the LUKULELES! There are about 36 in the group!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 17, 2019, 08:23:48 pm
My right breast is looking about the same as my left one now.
Why the girls have taken a few years to even out, I do not know.

I am grateful!   :)  :)


Hugs!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 18, 2019, 04:33:25 am
My right breast is looking about the same as my left one now.
Why the girls have taken a few years to even out, I do not know.

I am grateful!   :)  :)


Hugs!

Chrissy
Congratulations!  I have the feeling that I may have uneven sized girls for the rest of my life.  The left side is clearly in the lead!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on May 18, 2019, 07:16:20 am
Speaking of boobs, I think I might be getting some new growth. :icon_dance:  Since I started on cypro a couple of weeks ago, they feel and look fuller, and my arms bump into them more often when doing stuff.  Who knows, maybe I'll make it to an actual A soon?  (The only reason they didn't call me an AA when they measured me at the store is because there's no such thing as a 38AA!)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 18, 2019, 07:45:35 am
Congratulations!  I have the feeling that I may have uneven sized girls for the rest of my life.  The left side is clearly in the lead!

+1 above

as the left side leads, the right has needs  :)

@KathyLauren

The boob fairy flies and flutters about

Scattering her magic dust, leaving no doubt

That in the next morning, you will awake to see

A new silhouette, that fills you with glee

C -


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on May 18, 2019, 08:10:41 am
+1 above

as the left side leads, the right has needs  :)

@KathyLauren

The boob fairy flies and flutters about

Scattering her magic dust, leaving no doubt

That in the next morning, you will awake to see

A new silhouette, that fills you with glee

C -

Burma Shave


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: emma-f on May 18, 2019, 08:16:14 am
Having last week being asked to be maid of honour, today another friend asked me to be a bridesmaid.

I am so honoured, as a boy I was never asked to be anything and it makes me feel so accepted. Although I’ve had a few up and down, this really put a smile on my face xx
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on May 18, 2019, 08:20:16 am
Having last week being asked to be maid of honour, today another friend asked me to be a bridesmaid.

I am so honoured, as a boy I was never asked to be anything and it makes me feel so accepted. Although I’ve had a few up and down, this really put a smile on my face xx

Jealous jealous jealous!!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on May 18, 2019, 09:01:51 am
My right breast is looking about the same as my left one now.
Why the girls have taken a few years to even out, I do not know.

I am grateful!   :)  :)


Hugs!

Chrissy
hormonal magic works in strange ways
Congratulations!  I have the feeling that I may have uneven sized girls for the rest of my life.  The left side is clearly in the lead!
You would be normal then.  Most women don't have a perfectly matched pair.
Speaking of boobs, I think I might be getting some new growth. :icon_dance:  Since I started on cypro a couple of weeks ago, they feel and look fuller, and my arms bump into them more often when doing stuff.  Who knows, maybe I'll make it to an actual A soon?  (The only reason they didn't call me an AA when they measured me at the store is because there's no such thing as a 38AA!)
Just cause they don't make 38AA bras doesn't mean the size doesn't exist. Same goes for my 42AA......
+1 above

as the left side leads, the right has needs  :)

@KathyLauren

The boob fairy flies and flutters about

Scattering her magic dust, leaving no doubt

That in the next morning, you will awake to see

A new silhouette, that fills you with glee

C -
The boob fairy must have gotten a new supply of magic dust to spread for the trans ladies as I can also report some recent development.  My formerly 42AA is approaching B cup. They need to fill out some for that to be an actual B. They're pretty firm and not fatty so I'm guessing after 6 months progesterone is showing some effects.
 

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 18, 2019, 12:27:37 pm
Speaking of boobs, I think I might be getting some new growth. :icon_dance:  Since I started on cypro a couple of weeks ago, they feel and look fuller, and my arms bump into them more often when doing stuff.  Who knows, maybe I'll make it to an actual A soon?  (The only reason they didn't call me an AA when they measured me at the store is because there's no such thing as a 38AA!)


That is nice!  Yay!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 18, 2019, 12:28:45 pm
The boob fairy must have gotten a new supply of magic dust to spread for the trans ladies as I can also report some recent development.  My formerly 42AA is approaching B cup. They need to fill out some for that to be an actual B. They're pretty firm and not fatty so I'm guessing after 6 months progesterone is showing some effects.


Tonya,

That is good news!  Terrific!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Vethrvolnir on May 18, 2019, 01:18:51 pm
Today a random thug on a scooter tried to insult me by shouting "gay !" (male gay in my language) at me . I passed !
It made me grin. It made me shout YES! It made me laugh out loud. It made me accidentally "come out  "spontaneously to my daughter. ( who said she doesn't care in a charachteristic i don't care young adult way ... hahaha)

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Bea1968 on May 19, 2019, 04:17:56 am
This is a few days late, but Friday the receptionist at my doctors office had trouble recognizing me.  Kept asking me questions s about when I was born and how to spell my name.  Said that I look at least 10 years younger than the picture they have in my file.  The picture is at least 10 years old so that is pretty darn cool!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 19, 2019, 09:32:58 pm
I am grateful for friends.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 19, 2019, 10:14:31 pm
I am grateful for friends.   :)

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Exactly correct....   money can not buy good and true friends, and good friends are those that will be by your side even when either one fails the other. 
Thanks for sharing,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 20, 2019, 09:03:30 am
I am grateful for friends.   :)

Chrissy

+1

Me too

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 20, 2019, 10:28:46 pm
+1

Me too

C -


Hi CynthiaAnn,

@CynthiaAnn

What does +1 mean?   Does it mean "me too?"  Or a shorthand for "count me in with that thought too?"


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 20, 2019, 10:39:45 pm
As of today I am on micronized progesterone.  I have capsules for 90 days on hand, and can refill the 90 day amount three more times!

Big boobs, where are you?   >:-)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 20, 2019, 10:50:01 pm
As of today I am on micronized progesterone.  I have capsules for 90 days on hand, and can refill the 90 day amount three more times!

Big boobs, where are you?   >:-)


Perhaps you will see more development!   :)  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 20, 2019, 11:07:26 pm

Perhaps you will see more development!   :)  :)

Chrissy
I have a 40 B now, and would be very happy with a 40 C.  I don't need much more than that, because it would make shopping for tops harder.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on May 20, 2019, 11:25:50 pm
Big boobs, where are you?   >:-)

In Congress?

Oops. I said that out loud, didn’t I?


Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lexxi on May 20, 2019, 11:59:31 pm
I'm extremely happy that I found this site!! It's exhilarating!! :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 21, 2019, 07:02:57 pm
My right breast is looking about the same as my left one now.
Why the girls have taken a few years to even out, I do not know.

I am grateful!   :)  :)


Hugs!

Chrissy


I am not sure why but Renee on the right sure has been tingling and feels warmer than Linda on the left today and yesterday.  Earlier today Renee's nipple hurt if I bumped it against my arm that reached across it.  Maybe this has something to do with Renee filling out.  I have not noticed much change on the left this past year or so. 

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Shay9999 on May 21, 2019, 07:17:23 pm
A lovely girl in my chemistry class who is monotone and logical and serious invited our study group to her final in her singing class. She sang Je Veux Vivre from Romeo and Juliet, and she was freaking AMAZING. That little chemistry girl sings like an angel.

There was also a very elderly gentleman who sang What a Wonderful World and it made me cry. He had so much emotion behind his words.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 21, 2019, 07:48:45 pm
A lovely girl in my chemistry class who is monotone and logical and serious invited our study group to her final in her singing class. She sang Je Veux Vivre from Romeo and Juliet, and she was freaking AMAZING. That little chemistry girl sings like an angel.

There was also a very elderly gentleman who sang What a Wonderful World and it made me cry. He had so much emotion behind his words.
@Shay9999
Dear Shay
Thank you for your "feel-good" posting.   Singing and using one's voice for that sort of thing is so amazing and stirs passion in the listeners.
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 21, 2019, 07:56:44 pm
Found a mechanic who is willing to come out to my place and try to fix the generator of my motorhome.  My drive up north will start pretty soon, and I better have a working generator to keep the air conditioning going!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Vethrvolnir on May 22, 2019, 10:37:15 am
A lovely girl in my chemistry class who is monotone and logical and serious invited our study group to her final in her singing class. She sang Je Veux Vivre from Romeo and Juliet, and she was freaking AMAZING. That little chemistry girl sings like an angel.

There was also a very elderly gentleman who sang What a Wonderful World and it made me cry. He had so much emotion behind his words.

Wow!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Vethrvolnir on May 22, 2019, 10:40:47 am

I am not sure why but Renee on the right sure has been tingling and feels warmer than Linda on the left today and yesterday.  Earlier today Renee's nipple hurt if I bumped it against my arm that reached across it.  Maybe this has something to do with Renee filling out.  I have not noticed much change on the left this past year or so. 

Chrissy

^  ^  they have names. Cute! 
Mine never became the same size.  And the biggest one didn't work properly even . Lazy thing. :)

I heard having asymmetrical boob like one bigger than  the other  is very common.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Vethrvolnir on May 22, 2019, 10:43:46 am
Found a mechanic who is willing to come out to my place and try to fix the generator of my motorhome.  My drive up north will start pretty soon, and I better have a working generator to keep the air conditioning going!

What a great thing to have a mobile house. Can you just park and live anywhere you like? Like in a nice forest?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Haley Conner on May 22, 2019, 11:01:37 am
"What made you happy today"? : Coming here and feeling appreciated and understood.  ^-^
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 22, 2019, 12:00:19 pm
"What made you happy today"? : Coming here and feeling appreciated and understood.  ^-^

@Haley Conner
Dear Haley:
Yes indeed, that is one of the key features and great advantages of being involved in the Susan's Place Forums... this is where members can find support, encouragement and a place to safely exchange thoughts and questions in a friendly and accepting atmosphere....  and eventually perhaps develop like-minded friends as the exchange of comments and replies continue on.

I fondly recall Welcoming you as a new member here back at the end of March, almost 2 months ago.   I have been very pleased to see that you have become quite involved in the various threads and have posted frequently with cordial, helpful and kind replies.   

I will be looking forward to getting to know you better as time goes on here on the forums.

Thank you for all the posting and sharing that you do.
HUGS and best wishes as always,
Danielle


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Haley Conner on May 22, 2019, 12:25:12 pm
Thank you, Danielle, and I appreciate all the effort you put forth making new members such as myself feel welcomed and helping them get their bearings.  And EVERYone here seems very nice.   Where are all the "mean girls"?   :laugh:
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on May 22, 2019, 12:32:11 pm
Thank you, Danielle, and I appreciate all the effort you put forth making new members such as myself feel welcomed and helping them get their bearings.  And EVERYone here seems very nice.   Where are all the "mean girls"?   :laugh:

I won’t mention the place where I’ve heard most of them are, since I’ve never read it. They aren’t here, anyway!

Welcome Haley! It’s nice to have another new sister in our flock!


Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on May 22, 2019, 12:36:33 pm
@Haley Conner @Alaskan Danielle

Thank you, Danielle, and I appreciate all the effort you put forth making new members such as myself feel welcomed and helping them get their bearings.  And EVERYone here seems very nice.   Where are all the "mean girls"?   :laugh:

Yes Haley, Danielle is a Northern Star*Girl that shines her light on everyone she meets, and very much cherished here.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Haley Conner on May 22, 2019, 12:52:18 pm
@Steph Thank you, I will certainly avoid that place.  Hopefully they stay there.  :laugh:
@Jessica Absolutely!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 22, 2019, 03:13:02 pm
What a great thing to have a mobile house. Can you just park and live anywhere you like? Like in a nice forest?
Yes, I can boone dock!  I have a water tank big enough for about 4 days of use water, and holding tanks big enough for a bout 7 days (if on does a 1/2 second shower).  The unit has a build in generator and everything a small home needs.
When i had my house for sale up north, the dog and I lived in it for 3 month, and now this summer e will go up north and plan to live in it about 3 months again.  It has a full queen size bed in the back and a flip couch in the font.

It depends on the local laws where you can park.  You can park in any areas that are under the federal BML.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 22, 2019, 03:17:19 pm
I think that I am heavily on the path to SRS.  I just was called by the Mayo Clinic in Mn, that I will have a nurse interview with the transgender department end of July, and will meet with a social worker and the surgeon early August!
I am in the system and the ball is rolling!
I did my annual checkups and health maintenance with them for almost 40 years, and they pulled my file and felt there should not be any problem for me for the surgery!

This is a pretty good day for me!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 22, 2019, 03:22:34 pm
I think that I am heavily on the path to SRS.  I just was called by the Mayo Clinic in Mn, that I will have a nurse interview with the transgender department end of July, and will meet with a social worker and the surgeon early August!
I am in the system and the ball is rolling!
I did my annual checkups and health maintenance with them for almost 40 years, and they pulled my file and felt there should not be any problem for me for the surgery!

This is a pretty good day for me!

Very nice Linde, you are on your way it seems  :)

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 22, 2019, 04:03:39 pm

Hi CynthiaAnn,

@CynthiaAnn

What does +1 mean?   Does it mean "me too?"  Or a shorthand for "count me in with that thought too?"


Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan - I just found your question here, and yes you have the meaning of it, it means I agree or 2nd the thought above (+1), It's like forum shorthand  :)

Have a wonderful day

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 22, 2019, 04:06:00 pm
@ChrissyRyan - I just found your question here, and yes you have the meaning of it, it means I agree or 2nd the thought above (+1), It's like forum shorthand  :)

Have a wonderful day

C -

   @CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Then I could postulate that  (-1) might mean that I do not agree or count me out? ???   
I am just having fun here!!!   :) :) :)
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 22, 2019, 04:07:22 pm
I think that I am heavily on the path to SRS.  I just was called by the Mayo Clinic in Mn, that I will have a nurse interview with the transgender department end of July, and will meet with a social worker and the surgeon early August!
I am in the system and the ball is rolling!
I did my annual checkups and health maintenance with them for almost 40 years, and they pulled my file and felt there should not be any problem for me for the surgery!

This is a pretty good day for me!


@Linde


I am so happy for you to hear of this development Linde!

I am still taking things slowly... But that is okay.

Ahhh, some of the ladies here are so inspirational, and very determined.  That is wonderful. :)

I sit in admiration.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 22, 2019, 04:11:04 pm
@ChrissyRyan - I just found your question here, and yes you have the meaning of it, it means I agree or 2nd the thought above (+1), It's like forum shorthand  :)

Have a wonderful day

C -

@CynthiaAnn

Thank you so much for letting me know.  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 22, 2019, 04:12:32 pm
   @CynthiaAnn
Dear Cynthia:
Then I could postulate that  (-1) might mean that I do not agree or count me out? ???   
I am just having fun here!!!   :) :) :)
Danielle

I will interject that is usually more useful to think Positively +1 than Negatively -1. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 22, 2019, 04:14:02 pm

@Linde


I am so happy for you to hear of this development Linde!

I am still taking things slowly... But that is okay.

Ahhh, some of the ladies here are so inspirational, and very determined.  That is wonderful. :)

I sit in admiration.   :)

Chrissy
Thank you Chrissy!  I understand fully that you are taking it slowly, but you are quite a bit younger than I, and I have to push, because I want to have a few years left with my very own vagina!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 22, 2019, 06:24:45 pm
Got a nice little hairstyling trim to keep everything looking good.  Been so busy.  I would love to have longer, attractive hair; however, having less time needed to take care of the shorter hair as compared to longer hair is a trade off.  But for longer hair, that is where the one wig I have comes in handy!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 22, 2019, 06:33:21 pm
Got a nice little hairstyling trim to keep everything looking good.  Been so busy.  I would love to have longer, attractive hair; however, having less time to take care of the shorter hair is a trade off.  But for longer hair, that is where the one wig I have comes in handy!

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Last winter a year ago I had below shoulder length hair....  I love how it looked but it did take quite a bit of time to keep it looking good, especially on windy days and when wearing winter hats (in the winter we always wear winter hats)

Then last summer I had my hair cut and styled, kind of a pixie cut well above my shoulders but below my ears.
I had tons of compliments on how it looked on me.   Lately I have been growing it our again but it is still above my shoulders for now.

Long hair in women's styles was something that I always wanted, I though it made me look more feminine... BUT, I am not thinking that as much now....  there are so many cute and easy to care for shorter styles of women's hair.....

I think it is always best to do for yourself what makes you happy and make you feel feminine.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 22, 2019, 06:47:59 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Last winter a year ago I had below shoulder length hair....  I love how it looked but it did take quite a bit of time to keep it looking good, especially on windy days and when wearing winter hats (in the winter we always wear winter hats)

Then last summer I had my hair cut and styled, kind of a pixie cut well above my shoulders but below my ears.
I had tons of compliments on how it looked on me.   Lately I have been growing it our again but it is still above my shoulders for now.

Long hair in women's styles was something that I always wanted, I though it made me look more feminine... BUT, I am not thinking that as much now....  there are so many cute and easy to care for shorter styles of women's hair.....

I think it is always best to do for yourself what makes you happy and make you feel feminine.

Hugs,
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle

Well you do look feminine in your hairstyle (as I remember in pictures that you have used as your avatar), that is for sure.  I think a nice same-length all around hairstyle down to about my chin would be nice for me to have and maintain.

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 22, 2019, 08:19:33 pm

Then last summer I had my hair cut and styled, kind of a pixie cut well above my shoulders but below my ears.
I had tons of compliments on how it looked on me.   Lately I have been growing it our again but it is still above my shoulders for now.

Hugs,
Danielle[/b]
I currently have something like a pixie cut.  But I am also growing it out more.  I want my hair to be about shoulder long.
I think that is a good compromise between to much work to keep it looking good (we don't wear heads here in the winter, we wear those wide rimmed ones in the summer), and looking feminin.  I have to do everything I can, to hide my ears, I think I have the largest ears of any person in mankind!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LordKAT on May 23, 2019, 05:55:45 am
I finally got this site to recognize me again. Had some issues with a virus that messed up a number of things, still have some issues but hope  I can resolve those also.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Cindy on May 23, 2019, 06:10:00 am
I finally got this site to recognize me again. Had some issues with a virus that messed up a number of things, still have some issues but hope  I can resolve those also.

You are always welcome  :-*
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LordKAT on May 23, 2019, 06:29:13 am
Thanks Cindy. My life would be a much more horrible thing if it  hadn't been for me meeting you here.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Shay9999 on May 23, 2019, 10:02:10 am
This happened yesterday, but before my first chemistry final, my study group came together and we took a picture of us all in our study group shirts! It was so much fun.

(https://i.imgur.com/5nBjfXD.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 23, 2019, 12:23:25 pm
This happened yesterday, but before my first chemistry final, my study group came together and we took a picture of us all in our study group shirts! It was so much fun.

(https://i.imgur.com/5nBjfXD.jpg)
@Shay9999
A happy looking study group that will surely end up with good grades!!!   The tongue sticking out is a sign of intense thought for sure!!!! ;) :o

I am curious, what is the message on the Red T-shirts? ???

Thank you for sharing your fun picture, wishing you all well with your studies.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Shay9999 on May 23, 2019, 01:46:06 pm
Just the shirt below. It says, "Team Flower Power." It's the Mario Fire Flower inside a Benzene ring.

(https://i.imgur.com/JqcuuAQ.png)

Unfortunately this semester I got my first B in 8 years, and it was in this chemistry class.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: V M on May 23, 2019, 09:28:04 pm
I finally got this site to recognize me again. Had some issues with a virus that messed up a number of things, still have some issues but hope  I can resolve those also.

You are always welcome  :-*

Hecks Yeah LordKAT!!! Darn good to see you again!!!

Hugs

V M
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LordKAT on May 25, 2019, 06:50:46 pm
You too VM, I've missed some of our chats. Real good to see you .
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 25, 2019, 07:02:29 pm
Was for the first time ever in my life in a gay and lesbian bar today!
I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot (was there with one of my cis friends).  Everybody was very friendly and non challenging!  We plan to go back!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 25, 2019, 07:05:34 pm
Was for the first time ever in my life in a gay and lesbian bar today!
I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot (was there with one of my cis friends).  Everybody was very friendly and non challenging!  We plan to go back!


Linde,

That sounds positive!  Great!  I am glad you liked the place and had a good time.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on May 25, 2019, 07:44:58 pm
At the pool today, I was spinning my granddaughter (7) around in a circle. She hollered over at my wife and said, "Grandma, make her stop".  She didn't really want me to stop, you know how kids are.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 25, 2019, 08:12:55 pm
Exercised more and got a lot accomplished too.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 25, 2019, 08:17:34 pm
Exercised more and got a lot accomplished too.

Chrissy

Good for you Chrissy, I got my 5 miles in, plus grocery shopping, and home chores are done

@Faith - very nice on proper context from loved ones, that's special
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 25, 2019, 09:52:59 pm

Linde,

That sounds positive!  Great!  I am glad you liked the place and had a good time.


Chrissy
Yes, it was very comfy.  I wished there would have been more females (the two of us an two others were the only one among probably 50 guys), but it was a Saturday afternoon, and it might be different in the evening.  Next time we go later.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on May 25, 2019, 10:04:41 pm
At the pool today, I was spinning my granddaughter (7) around in a circle. She hollered over at my wife and said, "Grandma, make her stop".  She didn't really want me to stop, you know how kids are.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Shay9999 on May 25, 2019, 11:14:28 pm
I got a bunch of new artist recommendations today, and a lot of new music to enjoy for finals week! <3
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on May 31, 2019, 06:45:53 pm
I got a JOB!!!

EEEEEEEE!!!!

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on May 31, 2019, 06:49:17 pm
I got a JOB!!!

EEEEEEEE!!!!

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Nice !!  8)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: V M on May 31, 2019, 08:08:42 pm
I got a JOB!!!

EEEEEEEE!!!!

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Congrats  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on May 31, 2019, 09:25:09 pm
Found two more SRS surgeons who take my health insurance~!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Shay9999 on June 02, 2019, 11:39:32 pm
I got a JOB!!!

EEEEEEEE!!!!

Congratulations!!!! Oh my gosh, that's awesome!

Found two more SRS surgeons who take my health insurance~!

Yay! I'm happy for you! Finding SRS surgeons is hard work.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 04, 2019, 08:05:14 pm
After 4 weeks of almost daily calling, my Medicare and Social Security files both show me finally as FEMALE!

No more being called  MR.XXX in a Dr's waiting room, because the entire health insurance stuff is based on the Medicare info!

Actually, I have a second happy report to make, after my electrolysis session today, I have no stray eyebrow hairs anymore (no plugging them anymore), and my upper lip seems to be done for god!

That eyebrow stuff really hurt!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 04, 2019, 08:07:57 pm
After 4 weeks of almost daily calling, my Medicare and Social Security files both show me finally as FEMALE!

No more being called  MR.XXX in a Dr's waiting room, because the entire health insurance stuff is based on the Medicare info!

Actually, I have a second happy report to make, after my electrolysis session today, I have no stray eyebrow hairs anymore (no plugging them anymore), and my upper lip seems to be done for god!

That eyebrow stuff really hurt!!!!!!!!


Congratulations Linde!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: OhAmanda on June 08, 2019, 08:21:16 pm
I was going about my Saturday morning errands and was overcome with joy - not a common experience!  I have a good friend, actually two, helping me transition and they have both been so helpful.  I messaged one and asked if I could do anything for her, I suggested I could make a website, or buy her first bitcoin. 

I did both!  No humble brag here, it was a Wix website, an hour tops.  And only twenty dollars in bitcoin.  Nevertheless, it was nice to help but even better:  be able to help in a meaningful way and add value to someone's life.  Doing nice things really is part of the feminine experience as well. 

What caused me to be overcome with joy was how (relatively) well my day to day life is going.  Might as well share the happiness! 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on June 09, 2019, 07:52:38 am
Got an email back from a private  Psychotherapy office that they can do my second assessment for srs June 26
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 09, 2019, 08:47:42 am
Got an email back from a private  Psychotherapy office that they can do my second assessment for srs June 26

@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
That is certainly wonderful news....
When are you hoping to get the surgery scheduled? ???
 Please continue to keep us posted.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 09, 2019, 10:14:23 am
Got this email:

DoNotReply@state.gov
   
Sat, Jun 8, 8:51 PM (14 hours ago)
   
to XXXXXXX
Thank you for submitting your application for a U.S. passport book! It is currently being processed.

Your passport application locator number is

This means that in the very near future I will have a US passport with my female name and the gender marker  Female!

This brings me petty close to the end of my journey to become a woman!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on June 09, 2019, 10:34:10 am
@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
That is certainly wonderful news....
When are you hoping to get the surgery scheduled? ???
 Please continue to keep us posted.

Hugs,
Danielle




Thank you Danielle , I after the assignment  is done it will take 4 to 6 weeks to go through  (ohip) provincial  government  health  insurance for approval  than after that of to the Brassard  in Montreal  and than it is be his schedule. I cant wait 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: RandyL on June 09, 2019, 02:27:30 pm
I don't post much here except replies, but I'm thinking I should start my own thread. The following will go in it.

I just spent the week at a Roots Music camp with about 80 people. People know me as male Randy, I'm not on HRT, and I didn't wear makeup to hide my whiskers. In other words unmistakably male. Yet I wore nice femme clothes nearly the whole time. I also wrote a song about my experience and performed it at the final concert while wearing a long skirt, nice top, sandals with painted toenails and floppy hat. It got a standing ovation, and people were congratulating me the rest of the evening. What wonderful support for putting myself out there! It still brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it 2 days later. Happy for sure!

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 09, 2019, 03:38:43 pm
I don't post much here except replies, but I'm thinking I should start my own thread. The following will go in it.

I just spent the week at a Roots Music camp with about 80 people. People know me as male Randy, I'm not on HRT, and I didn't wear makeup to hide my whiskers. In other words unmistakably male. Yet I wore nice femme clothes nearly the whole time. I also wrote a song about my experience and performed it at the final concert while wearing a long skirt, nice top, sandals with painted toenails and floppy hat. It got a standing ovation, and people were congratulating me the rest of the evening. What wonderful support for putting myself out there! It still brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it 2 days later. Happy for sure!

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wow how cool !

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sabrina Hope on June 10, 2019, 11:35:43 am
My gf and me are now taking prometrium un addition to injectable estradiol. Our butt and breast are changing pretty fast (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190610/a4d97439bc3346126a14ce2af63583ef.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 10, 2019, 07:41:07 pm
I don't post much here except replies, but I'm thinking I should start my own thread. The following will go in it.

I just spent the week at a Roots Music camp with about 80 people. People know me as male Randy, I'm not on HRT, and I didn't wear makeup to hide my whiskers. In other words unmistakably male. Yet I wore nice femme clothes nearly the whole time. I also wrote a song about my experience and performed it at the final concert while wearing a long skirt, nice top, sandals with painted toenails and floppy hat. It got a standing ovation, and people were congratulating me the rest of the evening. What wonderful support for putting myself out there! It still brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it 2 days later. Happy for sure!

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Wow, that is terrific!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lexxi on June 10, 2019, 07:51:29 pm
I got my recommendation referral letter for HRT!!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 10, 2019, 08:18:51 pm
Just got my experimental gene analysis test result back.  The test sample identified me as a female without a know risk of cancer.

They were not able to detect my intersex condition, but could not find any male identifier!
I was imputed into the system as female, and f the depth of chrY markers was great enough, it would have triggered a male call but in this case, it did not trigger a warning.
Which means the female as input was confirmed by the chromosome Y markers!

Another confirmation that I never in my life was male!  I am probably not even XXY but probably a XX chromosome mosaic!  I was the perfect cross-dresser!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 10, 2019, 08:34:27 pm
Hearing from my friends here at Susan's while out on the road, just brightens my day immensely.

 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lexxi on June 10, 2019, 08:39:39 pm
Just got my experimental gene analysis test result back.  The test sample identified me as a female without a know risk of cancer.
Another confirmation that I never in my life was male!  I am probably not even XXY but probably a XX chromosome mosaic!  I was the perfect cross-dresser!

Hey Linde,

That's fantastic news!! Congratulations!! You must be ecstatic!!  :)

xoxo
Lexxi
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 10, 2019, 10:29:37 pm
Hey Linde,

That's fantastic news!! Congratulations!! You must be ecstatic!!  :)

xoxo
Lexxi
Well, I am excited that I seem not to be pron for any cancer.  But the gene test result disturbs me a little, because it means that my entire life as a male was a lie.
I am not really sure if I like this.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lexxi on June 10, 2019, 10:45:26 pm
Awww...I'm so sorry. But try not to think about something that is impossible to change. You're a fantastic, amazing, brilliant, super nice, world traveling, beautiful lady now. Try to keep your focus on that if you can.

Big hugs and lots o' kisses,

Lexxi
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 11, 2019, 12:34:31 am
Awww...I'm so sorry. But try not to think about something that is impossible to change. You're a fantastic, amazing, brilliant, super nice, world traveling, beautiful lady now. Try to keep your focus on that if you can.

Big hugs and lots o' kisses,

Lexxi
Thank you so much Lexxi!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MollyPants on June 12, 2019, 05:51:47 am
I had my prosthetic testicle removed. It’s obviously doesn’t solve all the issues but tucking is a heck of a lot easier and more comfortable now!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 12, 2019, 07:38:21 pm
Wore some nice stretchy jeans today.  Not too tight but they were more snug than what I usually wear.

I felt good all day.  Loved the fit and look. Now, if I had some more hips and no "package" in the front, that would be nicer. 

We usually do need to be content with our current situation though, and when it improves, there will be even more to enjoy. This compared to bemoaning now what we do not currently have.  At least, that contentment attitude helps me.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 12, 2019, 07:47:30 pm
Wore some nice stretchy jeans today.  Not too tight but they were more snug than what I usually wear.

I felt good all day.  Loved the fit and look. Now, if I had some more hips and no "package" in the front, that would be nicer. 

We usually do need to be content with our current situation though, and when it improves, there will be even more to enjoy. This compared to bemoaning now what we do not currently have.  At least, that contentment attitude helps me.

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
A wonderful "Happy" report, thank you for sharing.
Yes, while a may take some time to get accustomed to the snug fit and tapered fit clothing, it sure gives your body curves a chance to be seen.... and the fit does offer comfort as well.

I loved your last sentence:
At least, that contentment attitude helps me.

A wonderful and positive approach for our lives.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 12, 2019, 08:53:37 pm
I am still able to do men stuff.

I was out with my hammer drill and all kinds of tools to install my Ring door bell.  I ws not really dressed like a guy working with power tools, I wonder what the people thought driving by? :o

Anyway, I love the Ring thing!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on June 13, 2019, 12:45:47 pm
8 months ago, I started changing my name at work. Literally today, I saw the last location switch to Kate.

One would think it would be an easy thing to change one's name, but it turns out that in large companies, there are dozens and dozens of "authoritative" systems holding names. Finding them and making them consistent turned out to be a HUGE job for our internal IT department. I am eternally indebted to them for their huge effort.

But as of today, at work, there is ONLY KATE!

 ;D

Kate
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 13, 2019, 03:43:30 pm
8 months ago, I started changing my name at work. Literally today, I saw the last location switch to Kate.

One would think it would be an easy thing to change one's name, but it turns out that in large companies, there are dozens and dozens of "authoritative" systems holding names. Finding them and making them consistent turned out to be a HUGE job for our internal IT department. I am eternally indebted to them for their huge effort.

But as of today, at work, there is ONLY KATE!

 ;D

Kate
Are you sure?  I was told I was, but I still get once in a while company stuff with my dead name on
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 13, 2019, 03:46:37 pm
8 months ago, I started changing my name at work. Literally today, I saw the last location switch to Kate.

One would think it would be an easy thing to change one's name, but it turns out that in large companies, there are dozens and dozens of "authoritative" systems holding names. Finding them and making them consistent turned out to be a HUGE job for our internal IT department. I am eternally indebted to them for their huge effort.

But as of today, at work, there is ONLY KATE!

 ;D

Kate

Congrats Kate, I know what you mean about changing all internal systems within a large company, it's a huge effort, took a long time to erase my previous references in our organization, the more systems you touch, the more complex the task.

No more dead name at work, wooo hooo  :)

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on June 13, 2019, 08:23:07 pm
Applied for a Job as (Cupe) Canadian union of public employees National Rep, (Labour relations officer) with my current union, I was recommended to apply by the LRO that I have now as President of the local, I have all the qualifications to do the job, and the job pays almost 3 times what I make now plus perks.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 13, 2019, 08:32:45 pm
Applied for a Job as (Cupe) Canadian union of public employees National Rep, (Labour relations officer) with my current union, I was recommended to apply by the LRO that I have now as President of the local, I have all the qualifications to do the job, and the job pays almost 3 times what I make now plus perks.


I hope you get the job.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 13, 2019, 09:58:51 pm
Applied for a Job as (Cupe) Canadian union of public employees National Rep, (Labour relations officer) with my current union, I was recommended to apply by the LRO that I have now as President of the local, I have all the qualifications to do the job, and the job pays almost 3 times what I make now plus perks.
I wish you all the luck in the world that they will decide that you are the one who is perfect for the job!
Good luck
Linde
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on June 22, 2019, 06:15:47 am
Yesterday, I was addressed by a server as "Miss".  :D  I've been addressed as "ma'am" before, and my wife and I together are often addressed as "ladies".  But it was the first time I've ever been called "Miss".   ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 22, 2019, 06:50:37 am
Yesterday, I was addressed by a server as "Miss".  :D  I've been addressed as "ma'am" before, and my wife and I together are often addressed as "ladies".  But it was the first time I've ever been called "Miss".   ;D

That's great Kathy, hearing "Miss" makes my internal clock run backward...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: mouseish on June 22, 2019, 06:56:12 am
I started a new job, and while some coworkers are misgendering me, none of my customers have.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 22, 2019, 10:18:27 am
Yesterday, I was addressed by a server as "Miss".  :D  I've been addressed as "ma'am" before, and my wife and I together are often addressed as "ladies".  But it was the first time I've ever been called "Miss".   ;D
That's proof for the theory that trans women look way younger than their biological age!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on June 22, 2019, 11:38:40 am
That's proof for the theory that trans women look way younger than their biological age!

Fact or fiction

I vaguely recall a story of long term coma survivors and/or amnesia victims looking younger due to, apparently, mental age.

This, imo, would be similar in concept.

Or we just start looking more awesome because we feel more awesome 😁
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 22, 2019, 12:13:56 pm
Fact or fiction

I vaguely recall a story of long term coma survivors and/or amnesia victims looking younger due to, apparently, mental age.

This, imo, would be similar in concept.

Or we just start looking more awesome because we feel more awesome 😁

@Faith
Dear Faith:
Yes indeed, what we think of ourselves translates into how we feel about ourselves and if positive, we then can relate to others with a more positive and joyful outlook on life, and as a result others will want to be around us!

Thank you for sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 22, 2019, 12:18:28 pm
Fact or fiction

I vaguely recall a story of long term coma survivors and/or amnesia victims looking younger due to, apparently, mental age.

This, imo, would be similar in concept.

Or we just start looking more awesome because we feel more awesome 😁
It is a fact that we trans women take way more care of ourselves and of our facial skin, than men of our age even dream of doing.  Facial care pays off in a younger looking face/skin, and that is a fact and not a fiction!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 22, 2019, 12:23:44 pm
It is a fact that we trans women take way more care of ourselves and of our facial skin, than men of our age even dream of doing.  Facial care pays off in a younger looking face/skin, and that is a fact and not a fiction!

I like the Neutrogenia face scrub. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 22, 2019, 01:50:20 pm
I like the Neutrogenia face scrub. 

Chrissy
I can't use any over the counter products because of my baby skin.   need to use the expensive medical grade stuff, otherwise I will be scratching my skin off!
My ex is constantly warning me about this, and tells me always to remember that I have this super sensitive skin.  She, of course, knows me best after 36 years of marriage!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on June 24, 2019, 07:55:54 am
Made the Dean's list!!!  That's going to help my prospects in getting into a doctorate program.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 09:10:37 am
Made the Dean's list!!!  That's going to help my prospects in getting into a doctorate program.
Congratulations!  I have a faint memory how that feels!
And you now plan to work the next few years for nothing with the title research/teaching assistant, doing all the icky work the prof does not like to do?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2019, 11:12:22 am
I want to wish you all to have a VERY HAPPY DAY!   :) :)

Think positively, show caring, enjoy the company of others, have a great time at the office, or a wonderful day relaxing... Whatever you do, may it be a HAPPY day for each of you!

Make it so.   :)

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 24, 2019, 11:20:51 am
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:   
Oh, another reply to your comment:

I love your last sentence "Make it so"...,.   now you are quoting Jean-Luc Picard .....   also "ENGAGE"  ;)
HUGS, and best wishes as always...
Danielle


I want to wish you all to have a VERY HAPPY DAY!   :) :)

Think positively, show caring, enjoy the company of others, have a great time at the office, or a wonderful day relaxing... Whatever you do, may it be a HAPPY day for each of you!

Make it so.   :)

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 11:40:41 am
I decided to give me a gift today!  After ging for 6 or so weeks without a bra, I will have to attend an event later this week that requires me to wear one.
Later this afternoon I will go to the nearest Soma store and will get the first bra fitting in my life.  I wonder what size they come up with?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2019, 11:43:12 am
I decided to give me a gift today!  After ging for 6 or so weeks without a bra, I will have to attend an event later this week that requires me to wear one.
Later this afternoon I will go to the nearest Soma store and will get the first bra fitting in my life.  I wonder what size they come up with?

Linde,

The nearly perfect 34c or 36b,c perhaps (or similar with a proportional figure?)   :)  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 12:37:32 pm
Linde,

The nearly perfect 34c or 36b,c perhaps (or similar with a proportional figure?)   :)  :)

Chrissy
Yeah, make that 42 or 44, but with that bandwidth no C cup!  The figure stays proportional, just much larger proportions!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on June 24, 2019, 08:36:27 pm
Congratulations!  I have a faint memory how that feels!
And you now plan to work the next few years for nothing with the title research/teaching assistant, doing all the icky work the prof does not like to do?

I will receive my Bachelor's degree early next year.  Then the thankless work begins.  This is my third time on the Dean's list since I started.  Each time is a bonus for applying for doctoral programs.  My current job has a program that I can work through them and the will precept my clinical work.  So, I may actually get paid, depending on how that works.

My current job is at a facility for children with mental health issues.  We have some sexual assault survivors and one transgirl, but most are only autistic.  They all have multiple issues.  The sexual assault survivors are my main focus in the available population.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 09:07:19 pm
I will receive my Bachelor's degree early next year.  Then the thankless work begins.  This is my third time on the Dean's list since I started.  Each time is a bonus for applying for doctoral programs.  My current job has a program that I can work through them and the will precept my clinical work.  So, I may actually get paid, depending on how that works.

My current job is at a facility for children with mental health issues.  We have some sexual assault survivors and one transgirl, but most are only autistic.  They all have multiple issues.  The sexual assault survivors are my main focus in the available population.
What would be your focus for the doctoral program?  I have mine in Biomedical Sciences,  with orientation towards surgical stuff.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 09:12:39 pm
I decided to give me a gift today!  After ging for 6 or so weeks without a bra, I will have to attend an event later this week that requires me to wear one.
Later this afternoon I will go to the nearest Soma store and will get the first bra fitting in my life.  I wonder what size they come up with?
That gift was not that grand!  I went to Soma and Victoria Secrets, both measured me as a 40 B, with the recommendation to use a bandwidth extender.  The problem, neither store carries size 40 B.  I am back to Amazon, ad have to see what I can find!  At least I can safe money that way.  But I new for a while already that my bandwidth is between 40 and 42, and that my cup is around  B to C, depending on the brand!
First time in my life in a Victoria Secrets store and I came out empty handed!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2019, 09:55:09 pm
That gift was not that grand!  I went to Soma and Victoria Secrets, both measured me as a 40 B, with the recommendation to use a bandwidth extender.  The problem, neither store carries size 40 B.  I am back to Amazon, ad have to see what I can find!  At least I can safe money that way.  But I new for a while already that my bandwidth is between 40 and 42, and that my cup is around  B to C, depending on the brand!
First time in my life in a Victoria Secrets store and I came out empty handed!


Linde,

You might want to try one of the several Bali Comfort Revolution bras, the shaping model has lightly padded foam cups.  If you look at the sizing chart, they come in sizes, such as L, XL, etc. 

Each of these sizes correspond to a range of bandwidth and cup sizes.  You may wish to try the L or XL size.  The larger size may cause you to not need an extender, but they are bigger in other ways too.  But extenders are inexpensive regardless.  If you want to fill up the bra more now, the smaller size with an extender makes sense. 

I do not think any of them have underwires. 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 10:16:15 pm

Linde,

You might want to try one of the several Bali Comfort Revolution bras, the shaping model has lightly padded foam cups.  If you look at the sizing chart, they come in sizes, such as L, XL, etc. 

Each of these sizes correspond to a range of bandwidth and cup sizes.  You may wish to try the L or XL size.  The larger size may cause you to not need an extender, but they are bigger in other ways too.  But extenders are inexpensive regardless.  If you want to fill up the bra more now, the smaller size with an extender makes sense. 

I do not think any of them have underwires. 

Chrissy
Tanks, I am looking at them on Amazon.  Some do have wires, but wires don't really bother me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2019, 10:45:35 pm
Tanks, I am looking at them on Amazon.  Some do have wires, but wires don't really bother me.


If you do buy from there and have Prime, do not forget you can try Prime Wardrobe, at least for some clothes, or buy outright.  See their Web site for details on Prime Wardrobe. 


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 10:55:27 pm

If you do buy from there and have Prime, do not forget you can try Prime Wardrobe, at least for some clothes, or buy outright.  See their Web site for details on Prime Wardrobe. 


Chrissy
Thanks.  To be really honest, I might go braless again.  I really does not bother me, and my breasts seem to be solid enough that they hardly bounce.  If I get one or two sises larger, it would be way easier to find bras with my bandwidth.
Going without such a contraption, feels most comfortable to me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 24, 2019, 11:03:26 pm
Thanks.  To be really honest, I might go braless again.  I really does not bother me, and my breasts seem to be solid enough that they hardly bounce.  If I get one or two sises larger, it would be way easier to find bras with my bandwidth.
Going without such a contraption, feels most comfortable to me.


At times bras are appropriate, and at times if you do not wear one, you may receive some extra attention by others to you upper region!  I also do understand the heat of Florida and how that impacts your wardrobe decisions.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 24, 2019, 11:10:07 pm

At times bras are appropriate, and at times if you do not wear one, you may receive some extra attention by others to you upper region!  I also do understand the heat of Florida and how that impacts your wardrobe decisions.

Chrissy
One can always wear a camisole or something like this.  But some attention to my upper region does not bother me that much anyway.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on June 25, 2019, 07:20:44 am
In my misery of the past little while, I left out a bit of sunshine. Sat (22nd) for most of the day I felt great, laughing joking, weight of my world was gone. late afternoon my mood crashed I barely functioned enough to get home.

Besides having a great day (most of) with my family, we also ended up going out to listen to some music. Granted, it was the plan all along it's just that my mood swing made us go home first. By the time I settled a little bit we had missed 2 of the 3 hours. On the way in the band members were on break, a couple outside whom I gave hugs and hellos to (I used to play with them .. PLAYED MUSIC !!). The wife of one I had not seen in a long time, only briefly early in transition.

Why is that a happy moment? Well, she took one look, smiled and went straight for a hug. She told me how great I looked. She also stated how much better I looked than her. I couldn't disabuse her, the only words in my head were that she will always have something I lack .. the familiar comfort of being who you were meant to be.

As there was only an hour left we didn't get much dancing in. I only danced once in fact. Lori also had a headache (we should have stayed home) .. oh well.

All in all Sat was a good day. A happy time, thus the post here.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 25, 2019, 07:32:36 am
@Faith - nice to read your upbeat and happy post  :) Sounds like a great time out....
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 25, 2019, 07:41:34 am
. I couldn't disabuse her, the only words in my head were that she will always have something I lack .. the familiar comfort of being who you were meant to be.

Now I have to disagree with you my dear, you are a woman, nobody should doubt that, and to be a woman is what you were meant to be.  Your path to become a woman was a little longer, and way more complicated than a cis woman had to go, but you are there now, you are a woman!  And that is what you were meant to be!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on June 25, 2019, 08:04:31 am
My wife hugged me this morning before she left for work, and we had quiet discussions about our days, it's these little moments that continue to make life so enjoyable  :) I like to invest in a little typing here to "tell the world", I'm happy and content in life :) and it's not taken for granted. I was also happy to see this web site meeting it's financial goal this month, I am happy for Susan and all the staff that make this place hummm.

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on June 25, 2019, 09:40:24 am
What would be your focus for the doctoral program?  I have mine in Biomedical Sciences,  with orientation towards surgical stuff.

My major is psychology.  I'm aiming to be a clinical psychologist.  My focus will be helping the LGBTQ community and their families; and therapeutic techniques for dealing with the PTSD caused by sexual assault trauma.  There's some overlap between the two.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 25, 2019, 10:20:20 am
My major is psychology.  I'm aiming to be a clinical psychologist.  My focus will be helping the LGBTQ community and their families; and therapeutic techniques for dealing with the PTSD caused by sexual assault trauma.  There's some overlap between the two.
That is great and is needed!  Good luck for you to get in!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LordKAT on June 25, 2019, 11:48:55 am
I can wear shoes again!  at least for a couple hours.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: mouseish on June 25, 2019, 11:50:39 am
Asked for a promotion @ work today & got it.  I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

And it all is thanks to a women's lib book from the 70's I picked up called "The Assertive Woman"
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LordKAT on June 25, 2019, 12:28:57 pm
Asked for a promotion @ work today & got it.  I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

And it all is thanks to a women's lib book from the 70's I picked up called "The Assertive Woman"
Sounds like you got a little less mousish. Good for you.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 25, 2019, 01:03:12 pm
Had my video session with my psychologist.  And she said that my letter to Dr. Kim will go out today, together with the letter of my therapist.  Both required letters to Dr. Kim of the University of Minnesota will be on their way now!  Now I just need to be put on the surgical table and everything will be fine. It took sure a long enough time for me to get my original parts back!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 25, 2019, 07:46:40 pm
My thighs seem to look better, more feminine.  A nice slightly rounded curve on top of them.

Whoo-Hoo!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 25, 2019, 08:08:36 pm
My thighs seem to look better, more feminine.  A nice slightly rounded curve on top of them.

Whoo-Hoo!


Chrissy
Good! The other day,  I wanted to wear a pair of my old male shorts to mow lawn.  I could not get those things over my butt anymore, They must have shrunk from just laying there for a while!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 25, 2019, 08:12:52 pm
Good! The other day,  I wanted to wear a pair of my old male shorts to mow lawn.  I could not get those things over my butt anymore, They must have shrunk from just laying there for a while!

They may have shrunk if they were left on the lawn!   :)

i am sure you found girl shorts to fit.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on June 25, 2019, 09:00:21 pm
They may have shrunk if they were left on the lawn!   :)

i am sure you found girl shorts to fit.   :)


Chrissy
Yes, funny enough, they seemed not to have shrunk!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Kaymeelynn on June 27, 2019, 04:09:36 pm
Just had a funny exchange with a co-worker. He asked why I wasn’t going to eat some cookies I had and I said, “I’m trying to maintain my girlish figure” he said “getting in touch with your feminine side?” I said “oh yeah” I wonder if he’ll remember that conversation when/if I transition. I was dead serious. It felt good to tell the truth even if he thought it was a joke.

It was all in my head and I just felt the need to share with someone.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on June 27, 2019, 05:35:37 pm
Just had a funny exchange with a co-worker. He asked why I wasn’t going to eat some cookies I had and I said, “I’m trying to maintain my girlish figure” he said “getting in touch with your feminine side?” I said “oh yeah” I wonder if he’ll remember that conversation when/if I transition. I was dead serious. It felt good to tell the truth even if he thought it was a joke.

It was all in my head and I just felt the need to share with someone.

Haha!  That's good.  Nothing like telling the truth to mess with people's heads.  :D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 27, 2019, 07:07:39 pm
I bought some really nice T shirts this week that have some great built-in UV sun protection (UV50).  They are very pretty and are for ladies.  Yes, they have men's versions too.  I do not think I should post brand names or links, so I will not here. 

So cute!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on June 28, 2019, 02:31:58 pm
 A got my first real job since transitioning, hired by someone who knew me in the before-times!


Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on June 28, 2019, 03:05:57 pm
A got my first real job since transitioning, hired by someone who knew me in the before-times!


Stephanie

Woo-hoo!  Congratulations, Stephanie!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 28, 2019, 03:14:37 pm
A got my first real job since transitioning, hired by someone who knew me in the before-times!


Stephanie



Stephanie,


That is great news!  Super!  Congratulations!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on June 30, 2019, 02:50:44 am
I finally found a bra that's big enough around to fit me (I have a very broad chest). God that felt good, both figuratively & literally! Never knew just how important proper, non-constricting support was! :o

Also found out that I've grown to a B cup.  ;D


I've also finally progressed to a point where I can see myself in the mirror, & find myself pretty. It's been hard fought, and came largely from giving up on trying to match any stereotypes & just embracing my out-there, trans-tomboy self. It's a pervasive thought process, striving for some 'cis' ideal, instead of just relaxing, letting the guard down & being my truest self. I was so afraid of looking like "some weird, giant man in makeup" that I refused to go for my own style, out of fear of it being too masculine.

Then last night I had a "screw it" moment; I'm a tomboy. I'm never going to be pretty in pink. I mean, my idols were Linda Perry, Joan Jett & Pink growing up, for god's sake  ;D

So, I went for broke. Hardcore makeup, full metal-head outfit, including stuff I bought when I was still trying to pass as cis-male (again, "screw it, I like it") And for the first time, I truly liked what I saw in the mirror. It felt like me, not me trying to be me It was me, 100%, and that was a magic moment.

Another milestone, I'm so excited right now, I can't wait to see where this journey takes me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Kaymeelynn on June 30, 2019, 12:41:46 pm
That’s wonderful LaRae! I’m so happy for you.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 30, 2019, 01:00:32 pm
I am making bits of forward progress each month and that is encouraging.
My voice is a little better, a tad more in the feminine range, and with continued practice it may evolve to what I need it to be, then what I want it to be.

I am grateful.  I am taking each day as it comes....  Slowly but surely.

Hugs,    :)

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on July 02, 2019, 03:13:11 am
So I guess you could say I officially "came out" yesterday.


I just realized it was time. As my transition & HRT has progressed, it's become more & more difficult & stressful to keep everything under wraps, & I had no reason t keep hiding it other than fear.

But I was finally feeling good about myself, & this whole process, so I decided it was time to be brave, and made a 'coming out' post on Facebook. I was met with support on all sides, even from many I didn't expect to care one way or the other. That was definitely nice.


The odd thing is, I don't feel quite like how I thought I would: no euphoria or added fear, just something off the checklist. Maybe a bit unburdened, but otherwise business as usual. I'm sure it's just gonna take time to fully sink in.

Definitely something to be happy about, though. ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 02, 2019, 08:39:06 am

Definitely something to be happy about, though. ;D

nice  :) next.....
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 03, 2019, 07:57:59 am
I feel so feminine today.

Some days I look and see myself as obviously a woman in the mirror.  Other days are downers, where all I see as a woman is me trapped in my S-curveless AMAB body. 

But I take each day one day at a time.  I keep my spirits and chin up, that gets me through the bad days when gender dysphoria is high.

We will call this a good day.   :)

I hope that you will have a good day today too.

Hugs,

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 03, 2019, 08:04:13 am
I feel so feminine today.

Some days I look and see myself as obviously a woman in the mirror.  Other days are downers, where all I see as a woman is me trapped in my S-curveless AMAB body. 

But I take each day one day at a time.  I keep my spirits and chin up, that gets me through the bad days when gender dysphoria is high.

We will call this a good day.   :)

I hope that you will have a good day today too.

Hugs,

Chrissy

I am glad to read you are having a good day Chrissy !

I am looking forward to the long holiday weekend, I also have Monday off too, so that makes me happy today

Hugs

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Kaymeelynn on July 03, 2019, 05:43:36 pm
I got the job! Today I was offered the job I wanted. The first step to figuring this all out. I got more money than I hoped for too. I don’t know if the healthcare plan is trans friendly but I can at least afford a therapist. I’m just so excited! 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 03, 2019, 05:46:56 pm
I got the job! Today I was offered the job I wanted. The first step to figuring this all out. I got more money than I hoped for too. I don’t know if the healthcare plan is trans friendly but I can at least afford a therapist. I’m just so excited!


Yay!  Congratulations!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on July 03, 2019, 06:42:13 pm
I took my wife's car in for a damage repair estimate, dressed in jeans, sweatshirt, and ball cap. No make up, no wig, no nothing feminine at all. When I checked in, the receptionist called me, Ma'am. Sitting in the waiting room, they called out my wife's name, and I answered. The estimator kept calling me her name, and also called me Ma'am.

And I thought: A total Male Fail, due entirely to months of voice therapy...

And, it made me very happy...

 ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 03, 2019, 07:59:22 pm
I took my wife's car in for a damage repair estimate, dressed in jeans, sweatshirt, and ball cap. No make up, no wig, no nothing feminine at all. When I checked in, the receptionist called me, Ma'am. Sitting in the waiting room, they called out my wife's name, and I answered. The estimator kept calling me her name, and also called me Ma'am.

And I thought: A total Male Fail, due entirely to months of voice therapy...

And, it made me very happy...

 ;D


Katie,

That is wonderful!  What a good experience that was!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 03, 2019, 10:46:48 pm
Am back from a trip from hell.  All airline problems possible, plus the most terrible cold I can remember I had.  Lost my voice and just can talk with rough sounding semi female/male voice.  My face looks as if a horse had kicked it, with a big, red and swollen nose.  But I was not misgendered once.  Some people asked "ma'am, what happened to you voice"  that was it.
I think I cannot go back to play a man, even if I would want to do it.  I think, I arrived for good!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 04, 2019, 06:16:58 am
Am back from a trip from hell.  All airline problems possible, plus the most terrible cold I can remember I had.  Lost my voice and just can talk with rough sounding semi female/male voice.  My face looks as if a horse had kicked it, with a big, red and swollen nose.  But I was not misgendered once.  Some people asked "ma'am, what happened to you voice"  that was it.
I think I cannot go back to play a man, even if I would want to do it.  I think, I arrived for good!


I hope that you feel better each day Linde.

Chrissy


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 04, 2019, 02:05:00 pm

I hope that you feel better each day Linde.

Chrissy
Thank you Chrissy
Chicken Noodle soup does wonders, I feel better, but still have no voice.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Kaymeelynn on July 04, 2019, 03:32:06 pm
Am back from a trip from hell.  All airline problems possible, plus the most terrible cold I can remember I had.  Lost my voice and just can talk with rough sounding semi female/male voice.  My face looks as if a horse had kicked it, with a big, red and swollen nose.  But I was not misgendered once.  Some people asked "ma'am, what happened to you voice"  that was it.
I think I cannot go back to play a man, even if I would want to do it.  I think, I arrived for good!

that's wonderful! I love this thread so much!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 04, 2019, 04:16:18 pm
that's wonderful! I love this thread so much!
And as a treat, the different faces of a sick woman.
The first one at the beginning of getting sick
(https://i.imgur.com/OyMYvWH.jpg)

And the next one sitting in the plane back, ready to die!

(https://i.imgur.com/pGSEYtw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: RandyL on July 04, 2019, 11:30:58 pm
Went with my wife to her Lady Dems (Democrats, kinda a big deal here in conservative Colorado Springs) potluck tonight to celebrate Independence Day (no we didn't watch the President's speech lol). My wife invited me to dress femme, so here I am.

One very sweet lady asked me if I was a Lady Dem or if I was married to one! I pointed to my wife and assured her I was a spouse, but it was kind of her to ask!.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190705/a370e4b6f205987a38572ef58d2c48b6.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 05, 2019, 06:47:13 am
Went with my wife to her Lady Dems (Democrats, kinda a big deal here in conservative Colorado Springs) potluck tonight to celebrate Independence Day (no we didn't watch the President's speech lol). My wife invited me to dress femme, so here I am.

One very sweet lady asked me if I was a Lady Dem or if I was married to one! I pointed to my wife and assured her I was a spouse, but it was kind of her to ask!.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190705/a370e4b6f205987a38572ef58d2c48b6.jpg)

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Randy,

Yes, it was kind of her to ask!  Cool.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on July 06, 2019, 07:49:36 am
This is actually over the course of a week or two.  There were three cool things, for me, that happened.  Thing one was that I found a Warhammer 40K group to play games with.  It was a completely random meeting as I normally don't go to the gamestore before work and it wasn't their usual day.  The second was that a coworker was an SCA (Society for Creative Anachronisms) who invited me to the group as I was a member decades ago.  This allowed me to get back into both archery and the SCA, both of which I enjoy.  The third was I stumbled across a BattleTech group, my absolute favorite game, which only recently formed.  Essentially, I now have a social life and I'm getting braver in going out on my own.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 07, 2019, 12:22:08 am
My nice US Mail carrier brought me a certified letter today.  When I opened it, I found my brand new EU passport in the envelope.
It has my new female name, and an F for gender/sex!
I am now officially a woman for all EU countries!

It took many, many years to get to this point, now I have arrived!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 07, 2019, 04:53:02 am
My nice US Mail carrier brought me a certified letter today.  When I opened it, I found my brand new EU passport in the envelope.
It has my new female name, and an F for gender/sex!
I am now officially a woman for all EU countries!

It took many, many years to get to this point, now I have arrived!

Wow, congratulations Linde! It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on July 07, 2019, 06:43:36 am
My nice US Mail carrier brought me a certified letter today.  When I opened it, I found my brand new EU passport in the envelope.
It has my new female name, and an F for gender/sex!
I am now officially a woman for all EU countries!

It took many, many years to get to this point, now I have arrived!

That's great Linde! After all these years I can imagine how much this means to you.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on July 07, 2019, 06:45:24 am
Today morning I was only 5 kgs(11 lbs) away from my target weight, I hope I can break the 70 kgs barrier tomorrow morning.
This will be the hardest part of my weight loss process but I feel motivated.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on July 07, 2019, 10:31:31 pm
I just saw myself naked in a full body mirror for the first time since starting HRT, &...it was like magic. I think that's the first time I've truly taken in how far this process has really taken me already.

I say a lot about how this process is changing me, & a lot of it' because logically, of course I know it's true. But that old dysphoria devil on my shoulder always finds ways to focus on my self-perceived "man flaws.".

But today, this was a true victory.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 08, 2019, 07:23:44 am
But today, this was a true victory.

Wonderful  :) evolving....
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 08, 2019, 02:22:27 pm
I donated all but one remaining pair of guy jeans...   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 08, 2019, 02:35:11 pm
I donated all but one remaining pair of guy jeans...   :)

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
That is good news... eventually you will donate your very last symbol of your male past...  it will be time to celebrate. 

When I made the big relocation here where I am now, I did not pack any men's clothes, shoes, underwear or other male accessories...   so very affirming for sure.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Perry on July 08, 2019, 03:32:18 pm
Received an e-mail from the surgeon's office today, everything is a go for Top Surgery tomorrow!

All my shopping, packing and home prep are all done. Will stay with a friend for the first week of recovery. Hopefully I won't be too excited preventing from from getting good sleep tonight.

Perry
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 08, 2019, 03:34:53 pm
Received an e-mail from the surgeon's office today, everything is a go for Top Surgery tomorrow!

All my shopping, packing and home prep are all done. Will stay with a friend for the first week of recovery. Hopefully I won't be too excited preventing from from getting good sleep tonight.

Perry


Great!  That is wonderful to hear about!   I hope all turns out better than expected!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 08, 2019, 03:43:00 pm
Received an e-mail from the surgeon's office today, everything is a go for Top Surgery tomorrow!

All my shopping, packing and home prep are all done. Will stay with a friend for the first week of recovery. Hopefully I won't be too excited preventing from from getting good sleep tonight.

Perry


@Perry
Dear Perry:
This is very exciting news for sure.   
As you feel so led please keep me and the rest of your followers up to date with your progress and recovery.

I am rooting for you and wishing you well.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 08, 2019, 08:59:21 pm
Wow, congratulations Linde! It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?


- Stephanie
Yes it is! 
The joke is that the German Pension insurance continuous to insist that i am a man, and this could be changed only by a ruling of a German court specialised on Transgender laws.  I asked them how I should do this as a permanent resident of the US.  They simply did not answer.
I will send them a certified copy of my new passport, and will ask for pension payments for this person!  I wonder what they would say about that?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 08, 2019, 09:14:28 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
That is good news... eventually you will donate your very last symbol of your male past...  it will be time to celebrate. 

When I made the big relocation here where I am now, I did not pack any men's clothes, shoes, underwear or other male accessories...   so very affirming for sure.

Hugs,
Danielle
I have not given a single item of male clothing way.  I know that i never will wear it, bu I can't separate from it.  The pant's don't fit over my but anymore.  I have 5 suits left, which i have not worn for years, I just can't give them away!
My house has two large build in closets and a big walk in thing, and all are stuffed full of male stauff, i have hardly room for my female clothing!
I am a male clothing horter, i think!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Perry on July 08, 2019, 09:32:50 pm
@ChrissyRyan

@Alaskan Danielle

Thank you ladies for the support! A little over 12 hours from now I'll be heading to the hospital!

Perry
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 08, 2019, 10:13:34 pm
@ChrissyRyan

@Alaskan Danielle

Thank you ladies for the support! A little over 12 hours from now I'll be heading to the hospital!

Perry
I hope everything goes well with the surgery, and that you have a speedy and pain free recovery!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 12, 2019, 04:15:02 pm
Yesterday, actually.

My insurance has confirmed that they are going to cover my GCS with Marci Bowers. My surgery date will be some time in September!!!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on July 14, 2019, 07:46:26 pm
Actually yesterday.

I went to our monthly support group meeting and after the official part I chatted with a cis woman who was there for the first time in support of a trans person. And at some time during the chat she mentioned that my outfit looked great (in my opinion it was just a simple outfit with a denim skirt and pink sleeveless top) and that I had a great sense of fashion. And then, to my utter disbelieve and maybe even shock, she told me that I was beautiful! I am only out to very few people and pre-everything, but this was the first time that I was complimented as a female on my looks and told that I was beautiful. Granted, at trans support group meetings the beauty standards are certainly different that in the high fashion world, but even a day later it still gives me goosebumps and tears of joy when thinking back to that moment yesterday.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on July 16, 2019, 01:25:57 pm
I've posted before about how, even in the dark, pre-transition dysphoria days, my hair was always one element of my appearance I was proud of. It was the one part of myself that I felt was pretty, & so I grew it long. ringlets down to my shoulders. Then, about 4 years ago, when I cut it off for the first time in 3 years, almost buzzed, I noticed that it had started to thin out across the whole top of my head. Not receding, mind you, but far sparser than it used to be. Ever since then I've kept it short out of embarrassment & lamented it's loss, especially since beginning transition.

Fast forward to this year. I've been having a rough time financially for the lat 6 months, & so I haven't had money for a haircut (the top in particular was extremely long, I'd been wearing it in a faux-hawk style). I was becoming increasingly frustrated & refused to leave the house without a hat. Then recently, it reached a point where it was heavy enough to lay down a bit instead of sticking straight off my head like Einstein, so it's been much more manageable & I've been able to style it.


About a month ago I started taking Finasteride to try to bring it back, after seeing the rather incredible affect it can have on women in transition. It felt like I may be able to get it all back. So, last night I took a late night shower & decided to, instead of sweeping it to the side as I usually do to cover it's thinness, I'd part it in the middle & let it hang like it used to, just so I could see what I was working with, maybe get a "before" picture. Once it air-dryed (which took like 2 damn hours, that's one aspect I didn't miss) I went to look in the mirror, ready to cry from what i'd see...

Instead I was shocked. It was all hanging in perfect little ringlets. Even at the part there was only the tiniest indication that it was thinner than before. Apparently just being on HRT has made what I had thicken up, & even caused some of it to come back already!!! :o

My confidence has shot through the roof. I can't wait for it to grow in now, & if I get even the slightest amount of regrowth from the Finasteride, it'll probably be a 100% recovery!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on July 16, 2019, 03:58:58 pm
I got a prescription for progesterone. :D  And I filed my application for an official gender change. :D :D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 16, 2019, 04:02:50 pm
I got a prescription for progesterone. :D  And I filed my application for an official gender change. :D :D


:)  :)  :)  That is good to hear!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 16, 2019, 07:07:51 pm
For the first time in a while, I sit upright in my office at my computer, without fatiguing very fast.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 16, 2019, 07:14:05 pm
For the first time in a while, I sit upright in my office at my computer, without fatiguing very fast.


Linde,

That is good to hear!  Treat yourself very soon, with an increasing appetite, to some good fish.  Not catfish.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 16, 2019, 09:38:15 pm

Linde,

That is good to hear!  Treat yourself very soon, with an increasing appetite, to some good fish.  Not catfish.   :)


Chrissy
I will do.  My friend pushed some rice and potato and meatball stuff into me, the first solid food in about 10 days!

I hope it will stay down!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 16, 2019, 09:42:24 pm
I will do.  My friend pushed some rice and potato and meatball stuff into me, the first solid food in about 10 days!

I hope it will stay down!

It should by now, as it has been a long time, as you say, ten days.  I am hoping for the best for you.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 16, 2019, 09:45:18 pm
It should by now, as it has been a long time, as you say, ten days.  I am hoping for the best for you.


Chrissy
Thanks my dear, you are ever so sweet!
Linde
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on July 18, 2019, 04:01:31 pm
I'm doing something way outside of my comfort zone today, and I'm digging it.  Normally, I dress fairly conservatively, cute tops and long or knee length skirts.  Today, I'm in short shorts and a spaghetti strap tank.

I was always afraid of my bits showing, but they don't show to a noticeable level.  I really like it.  Sorry, no full length mirror, so no pictures of me being happy.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 18, 2019, 04:17:47 pm
@Artesia
Dear Artesia:
How in the world did I miss your new and lovely Avatar/profile picture...   I love your happy face and wonderful smile.

It is so nice to be able to dress according to female desires!!!   So very affirming.

Thank you for sharing and posting, and for treating all of us to you new Avatar photo.
HUGS and best wishes as always,
Danielle


I'm doing something way outside of my comfort zone today, and I'm digging it.  Normally, I dress fairly conservatively, cute tops and long or knee length skirts.  Today, I'm in short shorts and a spaghetti strap tank.

I was always afraid of my bits showing, but they don't show to a noticeable level.  I really like it.  Sorry, no full length mirror, so no pictures of me being happy.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 18, 2019, 05:38:40 pm
Had a scope shoved through my nose to look at my vocal cords, it was not really fun!
The good news is that the cards are still pretty inflamed, but are not damaged!
If I rest my voice mre, my girlish voice will come back!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on July 18, 2019, 08:25:56 pm
I hope you're feeling well soon Linde. That's too long to be feeling like <poo>.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 18, 2019, 08:37:46 pm
I hope you're feeling well soon Linde. That's too long to be feeling like <poo>.

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Thank you Wendi.
I hope so, too.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on July 20, 2019, 10:12:04 pm
ok well this did not make me happy but definitely smiled and laughed from embarrassment. So after work I had to run to walmart and I still had my uniform scrubs on well after coming out from walmart I thought I would get in my car and tank my scrub top off I have I always have a tank top underneath so I looked around and no one was close by, well when I took my top off my tank top came of too and than 3 super hot guys walk by me and I am just in my bra and pants and one of the guys smiled and said nice. So I was embarrassed but laughing about it
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 20, 2019, 10:15:48 pm
ok well this did not make me happy but definitely smiled and laughed from embarrassment. So after work I had to run to walmart and I still had my uniform scrubs on well after coming out from walmart I thought I would get in my car and tank my scrub top off I have I always have a tank top underneath so I looked around and no one was close by, well when I took my top off my tank top came of too and than 3 super hot guys walk by me and I am just in my bra and pants and one of the guys smiled and said nice. So I was embarrassed but laughing about it

@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
The guy's comment said it all......
"NICE !!!"

  It was good for you to enjoy the moment!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on July 20, 2019, 10:38:03 pm
@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
The guy's comment said it all......
"NICE !!!"

  It was good for you to enjoy the moment!
HUGS,
Danielle


Thanks I just could not believe what happened I guess I did not check my blind spot to well lol
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 20, 2019, 11:36:03 pm
Thanks I just could not believe what happened I guess I did not check my blind spot to well lol
Who cares, you did very well!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on July 21, 2019, 07:19:01 am
ok well this did not make me happy but definitely smiled and laughed from embarrassment. So after work I had to run to walmart and I still had my uniform scrubs on well after coming out from walmart I thought I would get in my car and tank my scrub top off I have I always have a tank top underneath so I looked around and no one was close by, well when I took my top off my tank top came of too and than 3 super hot guys walk by me and I am just in my bra and pants and one of the guys smiled and said nice. So I was embarrassed but laughing about it
That's funny.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 21, 2019, 11:08:05 am
I woke up and was hungry for real, solid food!  And I ate some cereal and cold keep it in!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on July 21, 2019, 03:51:48 pm
I woke up and was hungry for real, solid food!  And I ate some cereal and cold keep it in!
Good news! Sounds like you're getting back to normal.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 21, 2019, 03:58:20 pm
Good news! Sounds like you're getting back to normal.

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It seems to be, I am still super weak and wobbly!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on July 21, 2019, 08:34:46 pm
going swimming on a hot summer afternoon, we are watching a neighbor's pet, and the pool there comes as an added bonus...

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on July 22, 2019, 10:46:24 am
I recieved  my letter  from ohip to get Srs and it is fully funded 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 22, 2019, 11:27:20 am
I recieved  my letter  from ohip to get Srs and it is fully funded

Woohoo! Congratulations!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 22, 2019, 11:33:35 am
I recieved  my letter  from ohip to get Srs and it is fully funded

@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
Whooopie !!!!
This is wonderful news!!!   

Congratualtionss.... when are you hoping to have the surgery????
Please keep us all updated.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 22, 2019, 12:25:03 pm
Had a very good telephone interview with the staff nurse of the SRS department of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Follow up appointments with a behavioral  therapist, an endocrinologist and the surgeons are established to be mid August.  If all goes well, I will be on the operation table in a little less than a year!

I am in the system!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 22, 2019, 01:27:18 pm
Okay, I posted this on my own thread, but I can’t help crowing about it here, too.

My GCS with Dr. Bowers is scheduled for September 11.

It’s getting really real now...


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: islandgirl on July 22, 2019, 02:18:48 pm
Okay, I posted this on my own thread, but I can’t help crowing about it here, too.

My GCS with Dr. Bowers is scheduled for September 11.

It’s getting really real now...


- Stephanie

Congrats Steph! Exciting times! Time will fly by!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on July 22, 2019, 02:20:30 pm
Congrats Steph! Exciting times! Time will fly by!

And for Steph, ANYTHING that flies is VERY good!

 ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on July 22, 2019, 02:35:09 pm
I recieved  my letter  from ohip to get Srs and it is fully funded

Woo-hoo!  Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on July 22, 2019, 02:36:07 pm
Okay, I posted this on my own thread, but I can’t help crowing about it here, too.

My GCS with Dr. Bowers is scheduled for September 11.

It’s getting really real now...


- Stephanie

Congratulations, Stephanie!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 22, 2019, 03:00:53 pm
And for Steph, ANYTHING that flies is VERY good!

 ;D

Katie

It’s true, Katie! The only problem is, time is the only thing flying around here. I’ve got no airplane right now.


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 22, 2019, 10:17:46 pm
It’s true, Katie! The only problem is, time is the only thing flying around here. I’ve got no airplane right now.


- Stephanie

Stephanie,

That is such a drag!  You need some thrust!  And some upLIFTing! 
What angle of attack for this lack of plane will you take?

Seriously, I hope you will have another plane soon!

Your avatar lights up the skies.  A Very nice look!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 22, 2019, 10:19:08 pm
I recieved  my letter  from ohip to get Srs and it is fully funded


Yay!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 22, 2019, 10:20:29 pm
Okay, I posted this on my own thread, but I can’t help crowing about it here, too.

My GCS with Dr. Bowers is scheduled for September 11.

It’s getting really real now...


- Stephanie


Yay!  That is nice. :) 

Chrissy
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 22, 2019, 10:34:59 pm
Stephanie,

That is such a drag!  You need some thrust!  And some upLIFTing! 
What angle of attack for this lack of plane will you take?[\quote]

I apparently exceeded the critical angle of attack on my current project and it stalled. I’ve decided the best way to recover without entering a spin is to release the pressure on this project and start over with a new one.

I’m trying to sell what I have, and my sweetie and I are going to build the next one together, pick an N-number that combines our initials, and paint it in our two favorite colors. The cool thing is she’s starting to take flying lessons real soon, so I’ll have my real live Cassie-Pilot sitting next to me. I can’t wait!!

Quote
Your avatar lights up the skies.  A Very nice look!

Aww, thanks Chrissy. I never thought I’d get to where I am now. It’s still a bit of a shock to see that picture and realize, wait, that’s me!(?)

- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 22, 2019, 10:48:35 pm


That sounds good Stephanie!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on July 25, 2019, 08:13:02 am
After a few failed attempts to grow these stupid things (apparently they're kind of finicky) I finally have a fruiting chile tepin plant!

(https://i.imgur.com/MuzLwFd.jpg)


These things are strange compared to most peppers.  While they are extremely hot, even hotter than some of the specialty habanero strains, the heat only lasts a few seconds.  It's also thought to be the original chili pepper from which all the other peppers we all know came from.  It's pretty amazing considering how things as large as bell peppers are descended from something smaller than a chickpea.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 25, 2019, 09:39:09 am
After a few failed attempts to grow these stupid things (apparently they're kind of finicky) I finally have a fruiting chile tepin plant!

(https://i.imgur.com/MuzLwFd.jpg)


These things are strange compared to most peppers.  While they are extremely hot, even hotter than some of the specialty habanero strains, the heat only lasts a few seconds.  It's also thought to be the original chili pepper from which all the other peppers we all know came from.  It's pretty amazing considering how things as large as bell peppers are descended from something smaller than a chickpea.


Fascinating, that is.

Congratulations!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on July 25, 2019, 11:06:58 am
I didn't have to shave this morning
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 25, 2019, 11:09:26 am
I didn't have to shave this morning
@Faith
Dear Faith:
It is so nice to experience that specific "male rite of passage" to start diminishing!!!!

Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on July 26, 2019, 01:19:21 am
After a few failed attempts to grow these stupid things (apparently they're kind of finicky) I finally have a fruiting chile tepin plant!

(https://i.imgur.com/MuzLwFd.jpg)


These things are strange compared to most peppers.  While they are extremely hot, even hotter than some of the specialty habanero strains, the heat only lasts a few seconds.  It's also thought to be the original chili pepper from which all the other peppers we all know came from.  It's pretty amazing considering how things as large as bell peppers are descended from something smaller than a chickpea.

So, Colleen, there are SOOOOO many interesting things about you. But I have to say that posting about growing peppers in the "What made you happy" thread is in the Top 10 for me...

 ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on July 26, 2019, 08:30:05 am
I am a strange one
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 26, 2019, 08:42:42 am
I am a strange one

@Colleen_definitely
Dear Colleen:
Hey girl, "strange" can be good.... 
... after all, this your personal text that you have above your avatar/profile picture   

                "90L of nerd in a 50L bucket"

I am also considered to be strange or unconventional by many.
I think it is good to not fit in a defined box.

Plus....  you are very pretty and beautiful.... and very positive about your journey.
Thank you for sharing your posts and  your photos during your transition endeavors since you joined Susan's Place.


HUGS and as always, best wishes.
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on July 26, 2019, 10:29:56 am
We're all strange down here.  You'll be strange too.

Now I just need some red balloons.    ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 26, 2019, 10:39:37 am
We're all strange down here.  You'll be strange too.

Now I just need some red balloons.    ;D
Here you go!  You asked for them, I deliver!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqrqfp6agug
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on July 26, 2019, 10:40:54 am
I prefer my balloons with a little less nuclear annihilation  ;)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 26, 2019, 11:01:33 am
I prefer my balloons with a little less nuclear annihilation  ;)
Now you are getting picky!  Here you got them totally cleaned of any nuclear option!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: emma-f on July 26, 2019, 09:21:53 pm
Now you are getting picky!  Here you got them totally cleaned of any nuclear option!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE

Always preferred neunundneunzig luftballons
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 26, 2019, 11:22:50 pm
Always preferred neunundneunzig luftballons
Me, too.  It is just more satirical than the English language version!  It was part of the "New German music wave" type songs.
Just scary how the time flies!  The song was the hit in 1983, and Nena is already 59 years old!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on July 27, 2019, 07:50:50 pm
And she's still looking pretty hot.

I also prefer the original version of the song.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 27, 2019, 08:23:54 pm
And she's still looking pretty hot.

I also prefer the original version of the song.
She lived only about 60 miles away from where I was born and raised.  We are just good stock from there and remain looking hot (for me like old hot)!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on July 29, 2019, 09:54:27 am
I was just contacted by the COMPREHENSIVE GENDER CARE REFERRAL department of the University of Minnesota to set up an appointment with Dr. Kim for consultation.
This means, I am now in line for surgery with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.
I see really a light at the end of the tunnel of my genital dysphoria, and may even be able to choose between two top institutions!
Both institutions received letters from my therapist and my psychologist already.
I think I am on the roll towards the end goal of having my very own vagina!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on July 30, 2019, 06:52:47 am
For no obvious reason I got a personal message from a dear sister here on Susan’s last night. She said some very heartwarming things and allowed me to pour out my heart about some situations I’m having a hard time dealing with right now. While my problems aren’t resolved, and won’t be for a while, I feel better after talking about it.

You know who you are, dear friend. Thank you for listening. Sometimes it’s all we need to move forward.


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on July 30, 2019, 05:52:40 pm
I F


Here you go!  You asked for them, I deliver!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqrqfp6agug

Argh, you beat me to it!  :D


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ryuichi13 on July 31, 2019, 12:13:42 am
One week away from bilateral hip replacement surgery!  I'll be so thrilled to get rid of this pain!  (Hips, thighs, knees, and lower back.) 

Ryuichi
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on August 01, 2019, 09:18:04 pm
Went to GenCon in Indianapolis today.  I went in a short dress for the first time.  Of all the pictures I took, not one was of me, I'm an idiot.  Anyway, had a blast!  Not mis-gendered once.  In the middle of Indiana.  Super happy!!!!

Now, why can't I see it myself?????
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 02, 2019, 04:46:23 am
Went to GenCon in Indianapolis today.  I went in a short dress for the first time.  Of all the pictures I took, not one was of me, I'm an idiot.  Anyway, had a blast!  Not mis-gendered once.  In the middle of Indiana.  Super happy!!!!

Now, why can't I see it myself?????

@Artesia
Dear Artesia:
It is wonderful for all of us to read your good report... 
     ...I am so glad that you had a great time and GenCon in Indy.

.... BUT no pictures of yourself in your dress that you can treat all of your follower to? ???
          .... next time hopefully!

Thank you for sharing ...
.
HUGS and best wishes as always,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on August 02, 2019, 02:53:49 pm
Went out on a date today and got several compliments outside of my date.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48440896781_e14facaa8a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gNyfXx)received_371820793504152 (https://flic.kr/p/2gNyfXx) by Claire Labus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150862552@N05/), on Flickr

This dress is shorter than the one from yesterday.  I wore shorts underneath, for my own peace of mind.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 02, 2019, 03:03:06 pm
@Artesia
Dear Artesia:
..... PRETTY GIRL !!! ;) ;)

I had to chuckle about your comment regarding wearing shorts underneath your short dress....   I never go "commando" but I do wear my usual skimpy panties daily. 
A girl has to be careful in a short dress, raising arms high, bending over, sitting down, keep your legs crossed or knees together, etc.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture with your great big smile... .   
It sounds like that you had a wonderful time with your date.

HUGS and continued best wishes,
Danielle

Went out on a date today and got several compliments outside of my date.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48440896781_e14facaa8a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gNyfXx)received_371820793504152 (https://flic.kr/p/2gNyfXx) by Claire Labus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150862552@N05/), on Flickr

This dress is shorter than the one from yesterday.  I wore shorts underneath, for my own peace of mind.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on August 02, 2019, 03:41:30 pm
@Alaskan Danielle

Thank you.  Between the support here and that of my date, I am getting a little more confident.  I'm always scared to go into the shorter clothing.  I usually pick long or mid length skirts and dresses.  These last two were about two feet shorter than my norm. 

A couple of my Facebook friends are saying that trans people are being harassed at GenCon.  If anyone is going, be careful.  My experience was just luck.



P.S.  I never go commando either.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on August 03, 2019, 03:03:45 pm
Tired after two hours at the range to decompress
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190803/7f52103f831e2bd423b47a96d061e46d.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Haley Conner on August 04, 2019, 11:24:04 am
Last night, I went out for a late night snack, and when I paid, I accidentally handed the cashier a $100 in place of a $1.  It would have been easy for her to pocket it.  Thankfully she was honest, and returned the $100.  I thanked her for her honesty, but I think I will also send a commendation to her manager.  Maybe it will help her move up the ladder.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 04, 2019, 11:36:33 am
Last night, I went out for a late night snack, and when I paid, I accidentally handed the cashier a $100 in place of a $1.  It would have been easy for her to pocket it.  Thankfully she was honest, and returned the $100.  I thanked her for her honesty, but I think I will also send a commendation to her manager.  Maybe it will help her move up the ladder.
@Haley Conner
Dear Haley:
I am so glad that I am not the only person that has done that!!! 
Several years ago I did the same thing.

Thank God for honest people!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 04, 2019, 11:47:06 am
I am glad the cashier was honest, Haley.

The mistake was understandable, though, as all your money looks the same.  With ours, the denominations are not only different colours, but you can almost make a Pride flag with them:
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2016-03/15/11/enhanced/webdr15/original-32491-1458054789-3.jpg?downsize=700%3A%2A&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto&downsize=360:*)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Haley Conner on August 04, 2019, 11:49:29 am
The lighting was bad, and when I handed it to her, I thought it was a $1.   :laugh:
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on August 07, 2019, 10:42:57 am
I 'accidentally' shared a department email condemning 'work place socializing' with a few people at work, so they'd know why I wasn't coming around to say HI. Well, I got a few text replies condemning management (I cannot repeat it  :o ). I also got a personal visit from several of them at my desk.

Oh, and ..

I was walking down the hallway and a gal I didn't know walked past going the other way. Just as she got behind me she spoke back over her shoulder "I love your outfit".

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 07, 2019, 11:20:27 am
The mistake was understandable, though, as all your money looks the same.

I really like how the Euro went a step farther and made them different sizes as well.

The green US dollar is iconic but I really think the Great White Northerners and Europe have the right idea with the various colors for different bills.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on August 07, 2019, 02:45:13 pm
Got my salary today, which is always a happy moment in itself but the other thing that made me happy was that I had the perfect excuse to buy new clothes.
I lost a lot of weight so I need to refresh my wardrobe, especially because I'm preparing to go full-time in the near future and almost all my pants were falling off of me, which is expected after losing losing 22 kgs(50 pounds).
I bought 3 new pants at 20 percent of their original price and they fit very well, as if they were tailored to me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 07, 2019, 04:02:31 pm
@Lynne
Dear Lynne:
I utilize every excuse I can think of to go shopping and also buy new clothes.   Losing a lot of weight and purchasing new smaller sizes is always so very rewarding and confidence building....

It sure feels good to get into proper fitting pants and tops... and dresses that more conform to your new body...  I hate baggy clothes, especially if they are sizes too big.

Thanks for sharing and posting.... and WOW, congratualtions on your 50 pound weight loss, it surely took a lot of will power and determination on your part....  Kudos to you.

How soon do you think that you will be going Full-Time? ???   
That will certainly be an exciting time for you.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle

Got my salary today, which is always a happy moment in itself but the other thing that made me happy was that I had the perfect excuse to buy new clothes.
I lost a lot of weight so I need to refresh my wardrobe, especially because I'm preparing to go full-time in the near future and almost all my pants were falling off of me, which is expected after losing losing 22 kgs(50 pounds).
I bought 3 new pants at 20 percent of their original price and they fit very well, as if they were tailored to me.

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on August 07, 2019, 04:12:03 pm
What made me happy today???
Hearing from a friend I thought might not answer back after a misunderstanding we had.
Nope...not my ex running gal pal.  Someone I hold dearer.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 07, 2019, 07:13:34 pm
Every specialist I saw at the Mayo Clinic sofar for my SRS evaluation supports the surgery.  Had a stress EKG done today, and my heart is in top condition,  my diabetes is well controlled,  etc.  Now I have to wait for the final say of the surgeon, who I see on August 19, and his decision will be based on the question,  if I have enough tissue in my neither region to work with.  I do not forsee any major problem,  because I go for minimum depths only.
Was  interesting to learn that they make the vaginal cavity deep enough to put a "G spot" into it.
Now they just have to give me enough libido, to use it!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on August 07, 2019, 07:19:17 pm
Every specialist I saw at the Mayo Clinic sofar for my SRS evaluation supports the surgery.  Had a stress EKG done today, and my heart is in top condition,  my diabetes is well controlled,  etc.  Now I have to wait for the final say of the surgeon, who I see on August 19, and his decision will be based on the question,  if I have enough tissue in my neither region to work with.  I do not forsee any major problem,  because I go for minimum depths only.
Was  interesting to learn that they make the vaginal cavity deep enough to put a "G spot" into it.
Now they just have to give me enough libido, to use it!

Wonderful Linde!
So very happy for you 🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 07, 2019, 07:26:09 pm
Every specialist I saw at the Mayo Clinic sofar for my SRS evaluation supports the surgery.  Had a stress EKG done today, and my heart is in top condition,  my diabetes is well controlled,  etc.  Now I have to wait for the final say of the surgeon, who I see on August 19, and his decision will be based on the question,  if I have enough tissue in my neither region to work with.  I do not forsee any major problem,  because I go for minimum depths only.
Was  interesting to learn that they make the vaginal cavity deep enough to put a "G spot" into it.
Now they just have to give me enough libido, to use it!


This sounds promising and positive Linde!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sophiaprincess2019 on August 07, 2019, 07:38:23 pm
What made me happy today; working my last shift as I type this with my dead name attached to my legal documents. I stand in front of the judge on Friday and Robert will disappear (my legal name)

I don't know why I'm so anxious and nervous. I'm guessing because it's linda a big deal. I'll try to update this thread once it's a done deal!

I gotta go lay down...my nerves are shot!

Hugs

Sophia (almost)...lol
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on August 08, 2019, 12:58:18 am
@Lynne
Dear Lynne:
I utilize every excuse I can think of to go shopping and also buy new clothes.   Losing a lot of weight and purchasing new smaller sizes is always so very rewarding and confidence building....

It sure feels good to get into proper fitting pants and tops... and dresses that more conform to your new body...  I hate baggy clothes, especially if they are sizes too big.

Thanks for sharing and posting.... and WOW, congratualtions on your 50 pound weight loss, it surely took a lot of will power and determination on your part....  Kudos to you.

How soon do you think that you will be going Full-Time? ???   
That will certainly be an exciting time for you.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


Thank you Danielle!
I wore baggy clothes when I was trying to fit in as a man and I swore I would never do that again. The funny thing is that men's pants have never fit me correctly while women's pants are just right and I'm not on HRT yet. Losing that much weight took a lot of time as well because I did not always have the willpower to stop eating when I was feeling depressed.
I'm just leaving for a lab test to determine my base hormone levels before I start HRT, it's suspected that my levels are not in the standard male range because I never really looked like a man. There will be a few more tests to determine if HRT is safe for me and hopefully in September I'll get everything needed for the name and gender marker change application. So if all goes well I could be full-time at the end of September but that may be delayed a little as it may be wiser to go full-time after my planned promotion at work at the end of October. We'll see, I'm scared and excited all at once.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 08, 2019, 07:37:02 am
What made me happy today; working my last shift as I type this with my dead name attached to my legal documents. I stand in front of the judge on Friday and Robert will disappear (my legal name)

I don't know why I'm so anxious and nervous. I'm guessing because it's linda a big deal. I'll try to update this thread once it's a done deal!

I gotta go lay down...my nerves are shot!

Hugs

Sophia (almost)...lol

I didn't sleep at all the night before my name change hearing.  But the feeling of getting that over with was fantastic.  It's really nice to not have to make excuses with an ID that doesn't match you at all.

I'd say don't worry, but anything involving a courtroom is going to get you nervous so just try to be a bit less so.  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on August 08, 2019, 07:40:12 am
What made me happy today; working my last shift as I type this with my dead name attached to my legal documents. I stand in front of the judge on Friday and Robert will disappear (my legal name)

I don't know why I'm so anxious and nervous. I'm guessing because it's linda a big deal. I'll try to update this thread once it's a done deal!

I gotta go lay down...my nerves are shot!

Hugs

Sophia (almost)...lol

I had all kinds of belly twists and I could barely think. I was glad that I rehearsed my simply statements beforehand so that I didn't have to try to think on the spot. It ended up being real easy, even being called up by my old name in front of a bunch of women while I was fully dressed as a woman didn't bother me. Once my name was called nothing else mattered.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 08, 2019, 02:39:30 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48490275286_1190a43a3b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Faith on August 08, 2019, 02:43:41 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on August 08, 2019, 03:55:40 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, ma’am!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on August 10, 2019, 02:08:11 pm
I finally found a skirt that I have been looking for and I ordered it online I can't wait till it comes in. I always wanted a real school girl plaid skirt I know it may sound lame but thats me lol
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 10, 2019, 02:22:12 pm
I finally found a skirt that I have been looking for and I ordered it online I can't wait till it comes in. I always wanted a real school girl plaid skirt I know it may sound lame but thats me lol

They can look nice.  You could look adorable and still be modest, if you dress accordingly.

If "too short" they can look "naughty."  But, the same applies to any "too short" skirt.
Plus when you sit, they look shorter!  If you have great legs though...  :)

Let's say there is a time and place for one look and the other look!   :)

Let us know how they work out for you!  I think it is wonderful to find what you been looking for, sometimes it can be a challenge.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 10, 2019, 02:37:12 pm
They can look nice.  You could look adorable and still be modest, if you dress accordingly.

If "too short" they can look "naughty."  But, the same applies to any "too short" skirt.
Plus when you sit, they look shorter!  If you have great legs though...  :)

Let's say there is a time and place for one look and the other look!   :)

Let us know how they work out for you!  I think it is wonderful to find what you been looking for, sometimes it can be a challenge.

Chrissy
I wear mostly skirts, and I found out that longer, wider skirts are the best for me.  One does not need always watch how one sits, to not expose ones underwear, and those type of skirts allow me to go commando on very warm days, and they fan the air nicely to the private parts!
I have pretty good looking legs, but the benefits of the longer skirts outweigh my desire to show my legs!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on August 10, 2019, 03:03:08 pm
They can look nice.  You could look adorable and still be modest, if you dress accordingly.

If "too short" they can look "naughty."  But, the same applies to any "too short" skirt.
Plus when you sit, they look shorter!  If you have great legs though...  :)

Let's say there is a time and place for one look and the other look!   :)

Let us know how they work out for you!  I think it is wonderful to find what you been looking for, sometimes it can be a challenge.

Chrissy

Thank you, :)  I will definitely post some pics with it on me. " Let's say there is a time and place for one look and the other look" That statement is so true that is why I ordered 2 different shirts to go with it so I can have both looks ;)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: kaygee on August 10, 2019, 03:08:31 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48490275286_1190a43a3b_b.jpg)

You go, girl!

Now go out & celebrate!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Denise on August 10, 2019, 03:27:35 pm
Realizing the stares I'm getting from guys are not of what-are-you but of checking-me-out.  :)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on August 10, 2019, 03:36:18 pm
Realizing the stares I'm getting from guys are not of what-are-you but of checking-me-out.  :)

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That is great Denise that definitely is a great feeling
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on August 10, 2019, 03:37:26 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48490275286_1190a43a3b_b.jpg)

Congrats that is awesome
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lisa143 on August 10, 2019, 03:46:21 pm
Realized today that i seem to be losing weight without even trying to. Getting down from 78kg to 70 was quite a struggle, havn't been anything much except vegetables and proteine bars for... pfiu... years. Today, after eating some junk food for a few days i had the courage to go on that damn thing to see the damage and i'm down to 68... hurray, just a few more and i should be at the ideal weight for a female my size.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 10, 2019, 03:53:01 pm
Realized today that i seem to be losing weight without even trying to. Getting down from 78kg to 70 was quite a struggle, havn't been anything much except vegetables and proteine bars for... pfiu... years. Today, after eating some junk food for a few days i had the courage to go on that damn thing to see the damage and i'm down to 68... hurray, just a few more and i should be at the ideal weight for a female my size.


That is terrific Lisa!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 10, 2019, 03:53:53 pm
Realizing the stares I'm getting from guys are not of what-are-you but of checking-me-out.  :)

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Congratulations Denise!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 10, 2019, 03:56:45 pm
I am officially a girl!!  I got my "F"!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48490275286_1190a43a3b_b.jpg)


Certainly the F is a passing grade in this situation, with highest honors!  Congratulations!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lisa143 on August 10, 2019, 04:03:33 pm

That is terrific Lisa!

Chrissy

Thanks! Having been a really fat kid at some point, i've been obsessed with my weight ever since and big source of dysphorie, even tough at my worst i've never been overweight since.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 11, 2019, 06:19:42 am
@ChrissyRyan, @natalie.ashlyne, @kaygee, @steph2.0, @Faith

Thank you all for the congrats!  My wife and I went out last night with some friends to celebrate.  No, we're not party animals.  All we drank was water, but we had a very nice meal and good conversation.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: DebraM on August 11, 2019, 04:08:15 pm
My wife and I doing shopping,it did go good.Bought a couple pairs of heels and a dress.My wife noticed the dress.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 12, 2019, 07:48:04 am
I tore down an old PC of mine and yanked the good parts and realized that I was running a 12 year old platter hard drive without failure.

There's nothing quite like the thrill of playing chicken with destiny and winning  :D


And a late congrats to Kathy on your F grade.  The number of hoops you UK born folks have to jump through for that are ridiculous.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 12, 2019, 08:35:21 am
And a late congrats to Kathy on your F grade.  The number of hoops you UK born folks have to jump through for that are ridiculous.

Thanks, Colleen! :D 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on August 15, 2019, 09:43:14 am
I called a support line yesterday and was called ma’am before I even gave my name.


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on August 15, 2019, 07:14:31 pm
I Just received my Acknowledgement of receipt and missing documents for srs with Dr. Belanger or Brassard.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 15, 2019, 08:17:15 pm
I Just received my Acknowledgement of receipt and missing documents for srs with Dr. Belanger or Brassard.
Yay!  So you're in the queue!

Sounds like they are back from vacation, so I'd better give them a call and make sure I'm still in it.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on August 16, 2019, 12:00:20 am
Was 10 miles out on my bike and stopped in at a small town gas station never been to before. 
I said hi to the olderish female working behind the counter. 

Me = Hair back, sweatpants, hadn't shaved, and my big shoulders were uncovered.   

Analyzing the array of peanut choices in aisle 2, I hear...
"Ma'am, can you please move your bike?"
Oops, I left my bike in front a 2nd door that a couple of delivery guys  were coming through.

I was so happy and smiling at what she said.
And for bonus,  I got apologize to the young delivery men too :)

When I got home later, I found signed doctors letters in my mailbox.

Full moon? Hoooooowwwllll!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 16, 2019, 12:10:36 am
Was flying back from several days at the Mayo clinic, and the middle aged woman next to me said: ma'm, I adore your shoes and your hairdo.  We had a nice cinversation from woman to woman during the entire flight.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on August 16, 2019, 12:38:01 am
Was flying back from several days at the Mayo clinic, and the middle aged woman next to me said: ma'm, I adore your shoes and your hairdo.  We had a nice cinversation from woman to woman during the entire flight.

Was flying back from several days at the Mayo clinic, and the middle aged woman next to me said: ma'm, I adore your shoes and your hairdo.  We had a nice cinversation from woman to woman during the entire flight.

That’s wonderful Linde!
Nice to be seen for who you are.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 16, 2019, 07:26:44 am
The Mayo clinic you say?  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/4xHe0.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on August 16, 2019, 12:53:59 pm
The Mayo clinic you say?  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/4xHe0.jpg)

Doctor Brody!!

My favorite movie!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 16, 2019, 11:25:44 pm
Don't know the movie, but I know the Mayo.  I am a patient there for over 30 years, and some of their researches and I also cooperated with some projects
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 16, 2019, 11:26:18 pm
Airplane!  Disregard previous mix-ups
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on August 17, 2019, 01:09:08 am
The Naked Gun, it's a brilliant parody of police movies.

I actually saw it in the movie “Airplane,” but it wouldn’t surprise me if they used it in “The Naked Gun” too.


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on August 17, 2019, 08:00:07 am
Ooops I'm getting my Leslie Nielsen movies mixed up again. Or maybe I just picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on August 17, 2019, 08:56:20 am
Ooops I'm getting my Leslie Nielsen movies mixed up again. Or maybe I just picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

And Leon’s getting laaaaarger!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sabrina Hope on August 17, 2019, 09:14:58 am
I Just received my Acknowledgement of receipt and missing documents for srs with Dr. Belanger or Brassard.
Nice, Im sending my papers this weekend at the same place.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on August 17, 2019, 11:24:19 am
What made me happy.....
Waking up happy!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 17, 2019, 04:35:58 pm
Went on a nice long walk today.  This was good exercise.  It was among the butterflies, trees, and wild flowers.  It was nice.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sabrina Hope on August 22, 2019, 07:13:50 am
At the restaurant the casier told me I was all in beauty and at work a colleague told me my dress is cute. It is amazing receiving acceptance. It compensate for people that do not accept me after almost one and a half year being fulltime. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190822/c653d3849817c8224cec343c113a7edc.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on August 22, 2019, 08:25:42 am
At the restaurant the casier told me I was all in beauty and at work a colleague told me my dress is cute. It is amazing receiving acceptance. It compensate for people that do not accept me after almost one and a half year being fulltime. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190822/c653d3849817c8224cec343c113a7edc.jpg)

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Quelles belles jambes!  (Nice legs!)

Your work colleague was right: you look very cute in that dress.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sabrina Hope on August 22, 2019, 08:55:41 am
Quelles belles jambes!  (Nice legs!)

Your work colleague was right: you look very cute in that dress.
Merci

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on August 28, 2019, 08:42:17 am
Sorting photos on my phone and was doing that part where it does the facial recognition bit.  It recognized older pictures of me as a different person from pictures of me from the last 2 years.

Maybe there is something to this HRT.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 28, 2019, 09:18:45 am
@TonyaW
Dear Tonya:
That is such an affirming and confidence building thing to happen. 
I remember when I started having the same experience....

SQUEEEE !!!!

Thank  you for sharing your happy moment.
HUGS,
Danielle


Sorting photos on my phone and was doing that part where it does the facial recognition bit.  It recognized older pictures of me as a different person from pictures of me from the last 2 years
Maybe there is something to this HRT.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 28, 2019, 09:21:36 am
Sorting photos on my phone and was doing that part where it does the facial recognition bit.  It recognized older pictures of me as a different person from pictures of me from the last 2 years.

Maybe there is something to this HRT.

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Wow, an "AI affirmation", cool  :)

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Liv_J on August 28, 2019, 01:08:59 pm
Two things made me feel happy today. Wearing a cute white summer dress and thinking it looked OK on me, and watching a lovely video of Paul McCartney visiting places where he grew up in Liverpool and singing his old hits (you need to watch it to the end, if you like Beatles music  :) ). I'm not sure if we can post links here or not, but it's on YouTube called Paul McCartney Carpool karaoke.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 28, 2019, 01:16:34 pm
Two things made me feel happy today. Wearing a cute white summer dress and thinking it looked OK on me, and watching a lovely video of Paul McCartney visiting places where he grew up in Liverpool and singing his old hits (you need to watch it to the end, if you like Beatles music  :) ). I'm not sure if we can post links here or not, but it's on YouTube called Paul McCartney Carpool karaoke.
@Liv_J
I enjoyed your "happy" post comment.   
Regarding you and all of our members being able to post off-site LINKS,
you must first reach "Family Rank" ...  500 quality postings.

In the mean time I found it quite easy to find the You Tube video that you mentioned because you provided the correct title as you did.

Thank you for sharing.

HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Liv_J on August 28, 2019, 01:22:40 pm
That's OK  :) Hope you enjoy it too. Glad you liked my post, and glad to have something to post about that made me feel happy!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on August 29, 2019, 07:30:59 pm
I booked an endo appointment for HRT this morning and it felt nothing special at the time but now, after it had time to sink in I just cannot stop smiling.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 30, 2019, 12:17:06 am
That the surgical team for gender reasignment surgery of the Mayo Clinic met with me today, and was of the opinion that I have enough usable skin tohave alimted depth vagina/vulva constructed with a 2 to 3 inch deep vaginal canal to include a G spot in addition to the clitoris.
if the nuclear heart stress tezt I had to do today has a positve result, I will be in line for bottom surgery.  The current wait list is 8 to 10 month.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on August 30, 2019, 07:00:17 am
That the surgical team for gender reasignment surgery of the Mayo Clinic met with me today, and was of the opinion that I have enough usable skin tohave alimted depth vagina/vulva constructed with a 2 to 3 inch deep vaginal canal to include a G spot in addition to the clitoris.
if the nuclear heart stress tezt I had to do today has a positve result, I will be in line for bottom surgery.  The current wait list is 8 to 10 month.
Hey Linde

Is that more than a "standard" limited depth and would dilation be needed? 



I've had a consult but no exam yet. That would happen after I get insurance ok and an date on the surgeon's schedule.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 30, 2019, 07:02:23 pm
Hey Linde

Is that more than a "standard" limited depth and would dilation be needed? 



I've had a consult but no exam yet. That would happen after I get insurance ok and an date on the surgeon's schedule.

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Yes, it is a little more than standard limited depth.  They sad that I have so such usable penile skin (I was not circumscribed), why waste it!.  I think some kind of dilation might be needed, if I would want to keep that G spot to be reached.  They thought it would be less complicated than a full depth, and the surgery would hardly take any longer than the no depth.  But again, I have that extra skin, and they don't really need to do a penile reversion for me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on August 30, 2019, 07:05:04 pm
I am currently staying at an Airbnb run be two middle age women, who specified that they take only women as their house guests.  Well, I got a very nice room here, and I am the only woman they accepted.
I guess, I must be a real woman!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 30, 2019, 08:01:21 pm
I had a pleasant day with a lot of nice people.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 30, 2019, 08:06:32 pm
I had a pleasant day with a lot of nice people.   :)

Chrissy

That's great Chrissy  :) It's nice when the company is pleasant. I had a nice day too.

Have a great weekend  :)

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 02, 2019, 08:05:38 pm
I put on a pair of my jeans today and they fit tighter around the thighs and rear.  The waistline was a tad looser too!  With no weight gain, perhaps I am getting a little bit of shape shifting down there.     :)  :)


Chrissy


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 02, 2019, 09:00:16 pm
Knowing I don't have to return to work tomorrow makes me happy  :)

@ChrissyRyan - Enjoy the tighter fitting jeans  :)

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 02, 2019, 09:09:14 pm
Knowing I don't have to return to work tomorrow makes me happy  :)

@ChrissyRyan - Enjoy the tighter fitting jeans  :)

C -
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cynthia:

What? ??? No work on Tuesday? ???    I had today off but my office will be open all week this week.... very busy with all the stock market turmoil and the fact that on Sept 15th the 3rd Qtr IRS estimated taxes are due for my clients.

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:

Such a great feeling when the clothes start fitting like they were designed to fit....   more to come for you!!!   Please keep your updates coming.

HUGS, and best wishes to both of you my very dear forums friends.
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 02, 2019, 09:51:26 pm
@CynthiaAnn 
Dear Cynthia:

What? ??? No work on Tuesday? ???    I had today off but my office will be open all week this week.... very busy with all the stock market turmoil and the fact that on Sept 15th the 3rd Qtr IRS estimated taxes are due for my clients.

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:

Such a great feeling when the clothes start fitting like they were designed to fit....   more to come for you!!!   Please keep your updates coming.

HUGS, and best wishes to both of you my very dear forums friends.
Danielle


@Alaskan Danielle - tomorrow is a sweet payback for having to cover a Saturday at work, better known as a "comp" day, I will finally get my mammo done, it will be a "me day", and sorta get to practice being retired. Stocks will fluctuate, interest rates are inverted, and gold / silver have seen increases in spot prices recently, but I digress....Good luck with keeping your clients happy and apprised of their finances  :)

Hugs

Cynthia -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 03, 2019, 07:39:13 am
I put on a pair of my jeans today and they fit tighter around the thighs and rear.  The waistline was a tad looser too!  With no weight gain, perhaps I am getting a little bit of shape shifting down there.     :)  :)


Chrissy
Yay Chrissy!

I'm happy that my weight has been coming down again after stalling a few weeks :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 03, 2019, 09:41:30 pm
Was called by the coordinator of the gender reassignment department of the Mayo Clinic that the team will meet tomorrow and discuss my case, and that it looks pretty good for the  approval of my case!  Yeah!!!!  Vagina, here you come!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 03, 2019, 10:25:20 pm
Was called by the coordinator of the gender reassignment department of the Mayo Clinic that the team will meet tomorrow and discuss my case, and that it looks pretty good for the  approval of my case!  Yeah!!!!  Vagina, here you come!
@Linde
Dear Linde:
This is great news... all of us on the Forums are rejoicing with you.

So,  what is the expected time frame that you may be having the surgery? ???

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on September 03, 2019, 10:51:34 pm
I have been accepted into the Auckland Media Design School to do a 3 year degree in software engineering

OMG I'm going to be a student again!!!

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 04, 2019, 12:40:24 am
Congratulations Sonja!  I'm excited for you, and sense you will do well as a student who is female.
And Linde happy for your very good news!

Today I was made happy severally.

I was blessed with the opportunity to meet a new friend from Susan's place (Denise) and ride our bicycles around Chicago together.  And go to a well-attended transwomen support group that she volunteered to run tonight.

Also, I broke my diet and had a Chicago hotdog. 
In doing so, I got ma'am'd by Mr ChiDog venda  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Nicole70 on September 04, 2019, 12:48:38 am
Went for my pre-op x-ray today, I’m sure the assistant has to ask this question “could you be pregnant?” It made me smile and say no, but then she said “unlikely at our age hey!”, I’m not sure if she genuinely took me as female or was being super kind, either way it made me feel great

Nicole
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on September 04, 2019, 02:06:44 am
Congratulations Sonja!  I'm excited for you, and sense you will do well as a student who is female.
And Linde happy for your very good news!

Today I was made happy severally.

I was blessed with the opportunity to meet a new friend from Susan's place (Denise) and ride our bicycles around Chicago together.  And go to a well-attended transwomen support group that she volunteered to run tonight.

Also, I broke my diet and had a Chicago hotdog. 
In doing so, I got ma'am'd by Mr ChiDog venda  :)
@Maddie

Thanks Maddie - I'm super excited!!

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 04, 2019, 06:34:10 am

Today I was made happy severally.

I was blessed with the opportunity to meet a new friend from Susan's place (Denise) and ride our bicycles around Chicago together.  And go to a well-attended transwomen support group that she volunteered to run tonight.

Also, I broke my diet and had a Chicago hotdog. 
In doing so, I got ma'am'd by Mr ChiDog venda  :)

Very cool Ma'am  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on September 04, 2019, 08:03:28 am
I have been accepted into the Auckland Media Design School to do a 3 year degree in software engineering

OMG I'm going to be a student again!!!

Sonja.

My first reaction as a back to school later in life person is: Aaaaaaah HA HA HA HA SUCKER!


But seriously congrats and have fun!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 04, 2019, 09:44:02 am
@Sonja
Dear Sonja:
WOW Whee !!  

This is terrific news for sure.   
When will this impact your present teaching job? ???

I am so very happy for you and I am wishing you much success.
Thank you for sharing your good news report.


HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


I have been accepted into the Auckland Media Design School to do a 3 year degree in software engineering

OMG I'm going to be a student again!!!

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on September 04, 2019, 06:27:06 pm
My first reaction as a back to school later in life person is: Aaaaaaah HA HA HA HA SUCKER!


But seriously congrats and have fun!
@Colleen_definitely
@Alaskan Danielle
@tgirlamg

Yeah I know Colleen, I know....

I did think of you through this application process, you and a few others have given me the inspiration I needed to consider something like this.

And to top it all off....my course starts on the 23rd of September.....my birthday.

While I applied with my original legal name because of my legal paperwork, I will be changing it with them at the start
 and attending only as Sonja, dressed appropriately and in high spirits!  my current teaching job will finish - I'll be handing in my notice next week.

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on September 04, 2019, 06:43:37 pm
Let's hear it for full time!  Sounds like a good deal to me!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on September 05, 2019, 01:36:31 pm
Not precisely today, but a few back, I FINALLY got some matching foundation!!  ;D

I've been mixing my own from lighter & darker shaaes for the past 6 months, which is nerve wracking, because if you mess up & you've run out, you could end up with a bright or dark smudge on your face.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: davina61 on September 05, 2019, 02:24:51 pm
Seeing 14st 9lb on the scales this morning
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 05, 2019, 03:50:36 pm
Yeah for you Davina!  Keep going girl!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: klm on September 05, 2019, 11:57:49 pm
I am happy to see my daughter smiling more these days, looking forward to hormone therapy, like a cloud was lifted from her when she realized her identity. I am happy that she comes to me to tell me how she feels and to ask for help. And that I can.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on September 06, 2019, 07:47:21 am
I am happy to see my daughter smiling more these days, looking forward to hormone therapy, like a cloud was lifted from her when she realized her identity. I am happy that she comes to me to tell me how she feels and to ask for help. And that I can.
That's wonderful

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on September 06, 2019, 08:05:17 am
I am happy to see my daughter smiling more these days, looking forward to hormone therapy, like a cloud was lifted from her when she realized her identity. I am happy that she comes to me to tell me how she feels and to ask for help. And that I can.

THAT is wonderful!! And inspiring!

Thank you for being the parent I bet all of us would have wanted...  ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on September 06, 2019, 10:56:41 pm
What made me happy today?
Getting the affirmation from friends that my voice isn’t as bad as I thought.
Then topping it off with the joy that my new avatar gave me!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 06, 2019, 11:01:06 pm
What made me happy today?
Getting the affirmation from friends that my voice isn’t as bad as I thought.
Then topping it off with the joy that my new avatar gave me!
@Jessica
Dear Jess:

I am rejoicing with you on both counts!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing and posting your "happy" news.

HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on September 07, 2019, 07:03:34 pm
1 week off medication for my kidney disease. Im in full remission
As now for the first time in 9 years

I strongly believe. It worked this time since i
Finally came out. I feel all the fear i felt hiding my true self
And stress from living with gender dysphoria played a large roll
Never thought this day would come.  Major relief pretty much almost identical to
What i felt when i first started hormones after coming out. 

I think had i not come out i never would of gotten here
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 07, 2019, 07:09:41 pm
1 week off medication for my kidney disease. Im in full remission
As now for the first time in 9 years

I strongly believe. It worked this time since i
Finally came out. I feel all the fear i felt hiding my true self
And stress from living with gender dysphoria played a large roll
Never thought this day would come.  Major relief pretty much almost identical to
What i felt when i first started hormones after coming out. 

I think had i not come out i never would of gotten here
MichelleDeanna that is amazing graceful news.  Happy for you!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Denise on September 08, 2019, 06:43:19 am
I'm on vacation to scuba dive in Belize with a friend and it's been very affirming.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 08, 2019, 09:59:27 am
It was yesterday, I bought a brand new loaded Subaru Forester!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 08, 2019, 05:50:48 pm
Congratulations Linde!  What color is it?

I'm on vacation to scuba dive in Belize with a friend and it's been very affirming.

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Have a fun safe trip Denise!   Hope you see lots of beautiful things on your dives
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 08, 2019, 06:40:48 pm
I am enjoying my femininity each day, some days with more feminine expression in appearance, others not as much, but I do appreciate having friends and acquaintances here and elsewhere that are understanding, thoughtful, and personally sharing in many helpful ways.

Take each day one at at time, look around and see the beauty all around us, be kind, exercise, and appreciate others and the life well lived.

May your week ahead be wonderful.  Make it so!

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn @Devlyn @NatalieRene @JessicaRose @Roll @Laurie and you too!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica 123 on September 08, 2019, 09:01:44 pm
Finding this site ,so I can learn more about being a mtf transsexual . I went through my gay period. Some of them said I’d make a better girl. I later dated two transgender girls. Those were the best relationships I’ve ever had. They wanted to transition me . I’m so happy I am ready to start my transition and found this site.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 08, 2019, 10:48:54 pm
Finding this site ,so I can learn more about being a mtf transsexual . I went through my gay period. Some of them said I’d make a better girl. I later dated two transgender girls. Those were the best relationships I’ve ever had. They wanted to transition me . I’m so happy I am ready to start my transition and found this site.

@Jessica 123
Dear Jessica:
We are so very glad that you found us.   Feel free to get involved here as much as you care to.... read the posts and threads authored by the other members and share your thoughts and questions. 

You will likely make new friends here.
Welcome to Susan's Place and the Forums,


Best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 09, 2019, 03:55:00 pm
I will be meeting a member of Susan's for supper!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 09, 2019, 05:14:00 pm
I will be meeting a member of Susan's for supper!
@Linde
Dear Linde:


Sounds like a revealing and fun time...
...I trust that you two will have a wonderful dinner and conversation.

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 09, 2019, 05:15:37 pm
I will be meeting a member of Susan's for supper!

That is nice.


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on September 09, 2019, 07:32:30 pm
Talked my way out of a speeding ticket.
Have a clean driving record so he just gave me a warning and sent me on my way
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 09, 2019, 09:20:02 pm
Talked my way out of a speeding ticket.
Have a clean driving record so he just gave me a warning and sent me on my way

@Michelledeanna1989
Sometimes when cops see a crying female, they may give them a break with giving them a warning instead of a ticket....  .... a big advantage to womanhood!!!!
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Arctic Kat on September 09, 2019, 11:51:24 pm
I shared a story about playing Animal Crossing in the Duolingo forums.
I got a few "lingots" from other users just for playing Animal Crossing.

... Lingots are more or less worthless, but somehow they make me feel worthwhile.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Danielle Kristina on September 09, 2019, 11:55:09 pm
I just noticed some tenderness in my breasts.  All right!  The girls are beginning to bud!!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 10, 2019, 08:32:42 pm
I took possession of my new car.  A loaded Subaru Forester.
This vehicle is also know as the Jeep for lesbians, and that fits me just right!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on September 10, 2019, 08:49:56 pm
May it last as long as my forester has.  18 years and 200,000 miles so far.  They're good cars.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 10, 2019, 09:00:14 pm
May it last as long as my forester has.  18 years and 200,000 miles so far.  They're good cars.
I know, I had two Outbacks!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Artesia on September 12, 2019, 01:36:04 pm
I was talking with one of the girls at work this morning before I went home for the day about her pregnancy.  I was so happy for her and told her that I wish I could get pregnant.  Her response was that I can get artificial insemination, and that it might work for me.  She further explained about her polycystic ovarian syndrome and how she was lucky to get pregnant naturally, so there was hope for me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 12, 2019, 02:11:57 pm
I was talking with one of the girls at work this morning before I went home for the day about her pregnancy.  I was so happy for her and told her that I wish I could get pregnant.  Her response was that I can get artificial insemination, and that it might work for me.  She further explained about her polycystic ovarian syndrome and how she was lucky to get pregnant naturally, so there was hope for me.
@Artesia
  EXCELLENT !!!!  She obviously doesn't know!!!   Very affirming for sure.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on September 12, 2019, 03:11:06 pm
I was talking with one of the girls at work this morning before I went home for the day about her pregnancy.  I was so happy for her and told her that I wish I could get pregnant.  Her response was that I can get artificial insemination, and that it might work for me.  She further explained about her polycystic ovarian syndrome and how she was lucky to get pregnant naturally, so there was hope for me.

Wonderful Artesia!
It’s not a matter of hope any longer.  You are seen as who you are.
Hope is reserved for you to remember this!

Hugs and smiles 🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 12, 2019, 08:44:46 pm
Was contacted by the Gender Affirmation Department of the Mayo Clinic that I am now approved for surgery and am in line for it.  I can expect it to be in the second quarter of 2020!  I hope that a lot of their cases decide not to do it, and I will move down in line!
Next year at this time, I might sport my very own vagina!  I waited many years for this!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Denise on September 13, 2019, 07:25:59 am
Was contacted by the Gender Affirmation Department of the Mayo Clinic that I am now approved for surgery and am in line for it.  I can expect it to be in the second quarter of 2020!  I hope that a lot of their cases decide not to do it, and I will move down in line!
Next year at this time, I might sport my very own vagina!  I waited many years for this!
Fantastic.  The time will fly by. It doesn't seem like it now, but it will.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on September 13, 2019, 04:43:39 pm
Was contacted by the Gender Affirmation Department of the Mayo Clinic that I am now approved for surgery and am in line for it.  I can expect it to be in the second quarter of 2020!  I hope that a lot of their cases decide not to do it, and I will move down in line!
Next year at this time, I might sport my very own vagina!  I waited many years for this!

Congratulations, Linde!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 13, 2019, 05:46:23 pm
Was contacted by the Gender Affirmation Department of the Mayo Clinic that I am now approved for surgery and am in line for it.  I can expect it to be in the second quarter of 2020!  I hope that a lot of their cases decide not to do it, and I will move down in line!
Next year at this time, I might sport my very own vagina!  I waited many years for this!

Yay!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 13, 2019, 05:54:01 pm
@Linde
Dear Linde:
WOW, this is great news.
That is one of the biggest steps in any MTF transition journey.

Please, as the "date" firms up we will want updates so we can count down with you.

Best wishes....
HUGS,
Danielle


Was contacted by the Gender Affirmation Department of the Mayo Clinic that I am now approved for surgery and am in line for it.  I can expect it to be in the second quarter of 2020!  I hope that a lot of their cases decide not to do it, and I will move down in line!
Next year at this time, I might sport my very own vagina!  I waited many years for this!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 13, 2019, 05:58:17 pm
Happy for you Linde!

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 13, 2019, 08:08:27 pm
Everyday I am grateful for all the people in my life.
When I can brighten any of their days the joy that radiates back is nice.

The peace from contentment and gratefulness should never be underestimated.

Have a very lovely and enjoyable weekend.   :)
Make it so.


Hugs,   :)

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn, @Jessica, @Linde, @Alaskan Danielle, @Jessica, @Colleen_definitely, @Roll, @Laurie, @JessicaRose, @Kendra, @NatalieRene,
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 13, 2019, 08:22:34 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
You wrote a wonderful brief treatise that shares terrific sentiments
about how we can brighten other people's lives.

If everyone had that attitude the world would be a better place.
VERY NICELY WRITTEN.  Thank you for sharing this great "life truth."

HUGS,
Danielle


Everyday I am grateful for all the people in my life.
When I can brighten any of their days the joy that radiates back is nice.

The peace from contentment and gratefulness should never be underestimated.

Have a very lovely and enjoyable weekend.   :)
Make it so.


Hugs,   :)

Chrissy


@CynthiaAnn, @Jessica, @Linde, @Alaskan Danielle, @Jessica, @Colleen_definitely, @Roll, @Laurie, @JessicaRose, @NatalieRene,
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 13, 2019, 10:21:10 pm
Everyday I am grateful for all the people in my life.
When I can brighten any of their days the joy that radiates back is nice.

The peace from contentment and gratefulness should never be underestimated.


These are wonderful sentiments above Chrissy, and totally agree  :)

Cyndi -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 14, 2019, 07:09:34 am
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
You wrote a wonderful brief treatise that shares terrific sentiments
about how we can brighten other people's lives.

If everyone had that attitude the world would be a better place.
VERY NICELY WRITTEN.  Thank you for sharing this great "life truth."

HUGS,
Danielle



 :)   Hugs back,

Chrissy


@Alaskan Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 14, 2019, 07:11:15 am
These are wonderful sentiments above Chrissy, and totally agree  :)

Cyndi -


 :)   Have a wonderful day Cyndi!

Hugs,

Chrissy

@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on September 14, 2019, 11:32:23 am
It is sunny today.

Riding my bike a different route, stopped at a riverside park.
Was chatted  up by a blue heron and a duck.

Happy that I am free to do these things.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 14, 2019, 05:13:58 pm
It is sunny today.

Riding my bike a different route, stopped at a riverside park.
Was chatted  up by a blue heron and a duck.

Happy that I am free to do these things.


I am glad you had the good experience.  It is the simple things in life that can become memorable.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 14, 2019, 05:39:17 pm
It is sunny today.

Riding my bike a different route, stopped at a riverside park.
Was chatted  up by a blue heron and a duck.

Happy that I am free to do these things.


I am glad you had the good experience.  It is the simple things in life that can become memorable.   :)

Chrissy


@ChrissyRyan   @Maddie 
Dear Chrissy:
You are absolutely correct.... my many of my most enjoyable moments are unplanned events, outings, time with friends, even short road trips.   I love being able to respond to spontaneity...
 
As Maddie said "Happy that I am free to do these things."

Not everyone has that kind of freedom.

Thanks to both of you ladies for your positive and happy report.
HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on September 15, 2019, 11:52:10 pm
Well after working 94 hours in 7 straight days, I found the Halloween costume I have been looking for and cant wait to wear it, it is the Harley Quinn costume from Suicide Squad even the Shoe are Official now I just have to dye my hair pink and blue, I have wanted to dress like Harley Quinn since I saw the filming of Suicide Squad in Toronto and that was pretransition. Some of the girls at work think my my personality would be perfect for Harley lol.  When  my costume comes in I will take a few pics and post them I am so excited , I also requested a few days off in october so I can have a break from work.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on September 16, 2019, 06:34:47 am
I was called 'ma'am" in public for the first time, & I was 100% trying to present as male.  :o We've officially hit "male-fail" territory.

Initially I was just puzzled & mildly confused, but after a moment I was just cheesing. Had to call my mom & give her the news.  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on September 16, 2019, 07:44:23 am
I was called 'ma'am" in public for the first time, & I was 100% trying to present as male.  :o We've officially hit "male-fail" territory.

Initially I was just puzzled & mildly confused, but after a moment I was just cheesing. Had to call my mom & give her the news.  ;D

Congrats :) There can be some awkwardness when this happens but it shows that you are on the right path.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on September 16, 2019, 07:45:35 am
Today I got one of the three letters I need to apply for name and gender marker change and I'll get the second one on Friday, progress at last.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 16, 2019, 08:34:33 am
What makes me happy today???   
It is a brand new day.... the yesterdays are all behind me, nothing I can do about them now... but I can learn from my mistakes and go successfully forward from there.
.... so onward to a better day and week...
It's MONDAY !!!!!   ...but I hate Mondays! ;)
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: islandgirl on September 16, 2019, 11:41:04 am
What makes me happy today???   
It is a brand new day.... the yesterdays are all behind me, nothing I can do about them now... but I can learn from my mistakes and go successfully forward from there.
.... so onward to a better day and week...
It's MONDAY !!!!!   ...but I hate Mondays! ;)
Danielle

Are you OK? Saw your avatar and you are either in a contemplative mood or tired (or both). Your thread post had me worried.

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 16, 2019, 11:51:16 am
Are you OK? Saw your avatar and you are either in a contemplative mood or tired (or both). Your thread post had me worried.

@islandgirl
Dear Kelly:
Yes, as my Avatar/profile picture that I took as a Selfie on yesterday Sunday clearly depicts that I am indeed in a contemplative mood and also very tired... and saddened.  I went to bed very early last night and couldn't sleep past 4:00AM this morning.   Woke up to 37 degrees (f) and rain.   uggggh!  Winter is coming and it is not even the Fall season until next week.

I am getting a handle on my mood and difficult situations that I have dealt with this last weekend... so all will be better soon.

Thanks for your comments and for your concern...
I am very happy to see and to read your reply...

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: islandgirl on September 16, 2019, 02:27:10 pm
Sending positive thoughts and hugs! Wish I could be there to give you a big hug!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica on September 16, 2019, 02:58:32 pm
@Alaskan Danielle
What makes me happy today???   
It is a brand new day.... the yesterdays are all behind me, nothing I can do about them now... but I can learn from my mistakes and go successfully forward from there.
.... so onward to a better day and week...
It's MONDAY !!!!!   ...but I hate Mondays! ;)
Danielle

What could tougher than dealing with tax codes? 
I happen to know what.

Hope to see a more rested, happier face in the very near future.

Hugs 🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 18, 2019, 11:17:37 pm
I am happy to be finally home again, and the dog is even happier!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 19, 2019, 03:30:14 am
I am happy to be finally home again, and the dog is even happier!


It is good to be home after a trip.  It is also nice to be with your pet.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 19, 2019, 08:13:56 am

It is good to be home after a trip.  It is also nice to be with your pet.   :)

Chrissy
It sure is.  I was gone for about 5 weeks, and had to change residence 4 times.  It gets old doing this.  But i know now that I will have GRS in a few month, and that I am of very good health!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Nikita on September 19, 2019, 12:13:31 pm
breeze blowing long hair in my face
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on September 19, 2019, 04:00:26 pm
I have mentioned it here before that my wife is, let’s call it less than thrilled with my gender feelings and my need to express / present in a female way. However, it seems that recently she had an epiphany that I am female 24x7, no matter how I dress or what social role I play (I am only out to her, so for anything outside the house I have to present as male). And today she told me that she has found ‘my song’, which beautifully describes my feelings. It is by Spanish singer / songwriter Alejandro Sanz and is called “Cuando Nadie Me Ve” (When nobody sees me). I had tears in my eyes when I heard it the first time and I am so thankful to my wife for introducing me to that song although she doesn’t really approve of the path I am currently on.

Here is a link to the English translation of the lyrics:

 https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Cuando-Nadie-Me-Ve-Cuando-Nadie-Me-Ve.html (https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Cuando-Nadie-Me-Ve-Cuando-Nadie-Me-Ve.html)


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 19, 2019, 09:56:00 pm
A little bit more female looking rear.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 19, 2019, 09:58:09 pm
A little bit more female looking rear.

Chrissy

ChrissyRyan
    you know the rule here.... pictures or it didn't happen  :o   but only when you feel so led!!! :)
Daneille
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 21, 2019, 07:31:34 am
@CynthiaAnn, @Alaskan Danielle


This sure has been a busy week and month.  I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you an interesting experience.

A client of my came into my office this week wearing a black pleated skirt, black hose, and feminine adornments.  Keep in mind I am aware of the client's male birth name. 

After going over some matters, my curiosity prompted me to ask about preferred pronouns before she was going to leave.  She did say, "she, her, and hers."  I also know of her preferred name and I will use her preferred (a feminine) name when talking with her. 

In fact, I did use her preferred name several times before she left.  I could easily see that she liked that.  I do so much enjoy hearing others use my preferred name.  We talked for awhile but not deeply about her gender status, but that could be something she will want to discuss someday.

She did not know of my mtf status before our conversation and only knows of me presenting as male.  I did decide to hold off on making any disclosure of my status with her at that time.  I did wonder though after she left when and if I will be going full-time.

Regardless, this was a refreshing and welcoming part of my day.  I wonder if others here had clients came in to visit professionally in an unanticipated gender presentation.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 21, 2019, 08:15:34 am
@ChrissyRyan - That's interesting having a client that has obviously transitioned. The subject matter could be tricky to navigate in a professional setting, depending on how well you know this person. I sense the encounter with her, has you thinking of your own circumstances  :) You will know when the time is right, your life circumstances tell you when full time makes sense (if at all), it's not something to force or hurry up, it seems to happen in it's own time.


What made me happy today was having new appliances installed in our home yesterday (washer, dryer, dishwasher). This domestic goddess just got some upgrades  :)

C -
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 21, 2019, 08:30:42 am
@ChrissyRyan - That's interesting having a client that has obviously transitioned. The subject matter could be tricky to navigate in a professional setting, depending on how well you know this person. I sense the encounter with her, has you thinking of your own circumstances  :) You will know when the time is right, your life circumstances tell you when full time makes sense (if at all), it's not something to force or hurry up, it seems to happen in it's own time.


What made me happy today was having new appliances installed in our home yesterday (washer, dryer, dishwasher). This domestic goddess just got some upgrades  :)

C -


I am glad you have your new appliances now!   :)

Insofar as this client goes, I did sense that it was indeed a good time to ask her about her pronouns, without going deep into this gender matter.  Is this sensing simply me working well with almost everyone or feminine intuition? 

With her, I believe she will share some more details but I am in not going to bring it up, as it appears to be something she is very comfortable with.  I will continue to address her with her feminine, preferred name.  She will be returning next week.

Insofar as me goes, we will see what comes about over time, as I have no timetable.

Well, go give your dryer a spin (pun intended), have some good clean fun with your dishwasher :) and washer!  :).    Hehe.  Giggling.   :)

Chrissy

@CynthiaAnn
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 21, 2019, 03:59:39 pm
I found a site that allowed me to make a front plate for my new lesbian Jeep (Subaru Forester) with the intersex colors! 
I ordered this one!

(https://i.imgur.com/xUMDAJQ.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on September 21, 2019, 04:45:38 pm
Getting my first bra right.

Wearing a wig for the first time.

Beating more rounds on expert+ at Beat Saber that i hadn't done before. (It's not all about gender!) :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 22, 2019, 06:07:55 am
Hey everyone!


I was thinking that it would be nice if we all had a very happy day today.   :)
I hope that all you do.  Brighten up some else's day too. 

Make it so.   :)

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 22, 2019, 08:02:12 am
A few friends and I will be going to the Arts Peace Day today (http://www.peaceday-in-thepark.com/).  And I will be wearing my brand new lacy top (that makes me looking as if I have really large bbobs), and my new paisley skirt!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 22, 2019, 10:12:50 am
A few friends and I will be going to the Arts Peace Day today (http://www.peaceday-in-thepark.com/).  And I will be wearing my brand new lacy top (that makes me looking as if I have really large bbobs), and my new paisley skirt!

Have fun!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 25, 2019, 04:52:50 pm
@CynthiaAnn, @Alaskan Danielle


This sure has been a busy week and month.  I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you an interesting experience.

A client of my came into my office this week wearing a black pleated skirt, black hose, and feminine adornments.  Keep in mind I am aware of the client's male birth name. 

After going over some matters, my curiosity prompted me to ask about preferred pronouns before she was going to leave.  She did say, "she, her, and hers."  I also know of her preferred name and I will use her preferred (a feminine) name when talking with her. 

In fact, I did use her preferred name several times before she left.  I could easily see that she liked that.  I do so much enjoy hearing others use my preferred name.  We talked for awhile but not deeply about her gender status, but that could be something she will want to discuss someday.

She did not know of my mtf status before our conversation and only knows of me presenting as male.  I did decide to hold off on making any disclosure of my status with her at that time.  I did wonder though after she left when and if I will be going full-time.

Regardless, this was a refreshing and welcoming part of my day.  I wonder if others here have had clients that came in to visit professionally in an unanticipated gender presentation.  Has anyone else here experienced this?

Chrissy


Sometimes I wonder if there are more of us (transgender of some type) out there than we think!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 25, 2019, 05:19:03 pm
I was a my skin place and was ready to get a facial.  The owner came and asked me, if i would want to model for a demo of a new High Frequency Micro-needling setup.  They would love to aveme as a model because of my special kind of skin (the pre-puberty type).  The potential customers were made aware of this extremely sensitive skin.  About 3 1/2 hours later, after my face and neck were done, the customers were informed that the process they witnessed would cost them about $850.00.  I felt really good after hearing what I just got for free!

I hope they need to do way more demos!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 25, 2019, 05:28:34 pm
I was a my skin place and was ready to get a facial.  The owner came and asked me, if i would want to model for a demo of a new High Frequency Micro-needling setup.  They would love to aveme as a model because of my special kind of skin (the pre-puberty type).  The potential customers were made aware of this extremely sensitive skin.  About 3 1/2 hours later, after my face and neck were done, the customers were informed that the process they witnessed would cost them about $850.00.  I felt really good after hearing what I just got for free!

I hope they need to do way more demos!

Linde,

What did the process do for you if you had youthful skin to start with?  I am unfamiliar with this process.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on September 25, 2019, 05:45:30 pm
Linde,

What did the process do for you if you had youthful skin to start with?  I am unfamiliar with this process.

Chrissy
It inserts very fine needles with RF applied to them into your skin surface (I had 83,000 penetrations).  This is supposed to get the cologan growing again, and smoothens your skin (I do have age related micro-wrinkles), and also tightens the skin more.  It basically is some kind of resurfacing.  I can clearly see a difference, and my skin feels tighter.
I don't know if i would pay all that money for it, but if I would have endless pockets, probably.

On another note, while i was sitting in the waiting area, I was amazed about the number of men who go to this skin place.  It certainly is not only women who want to have nice skin! (non of them gave me any trans impression)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ryuichi13 on September 26, 2019, 01:15:04 am
I had physical therapy for my hips today, and I finally was able to do the 5lb/2.23kg weights!  Sure my legs were tired afterwards, but I did it!

Ryuichi
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 28, 2019, 08:39:22 pm
My prescription sunglasses in a women's frame.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 28, 2019, 08:55:57 pm
I have guests arriving early next week so I spent a couple hours tidying the room for them.  I felt good about getting caught up on the deferred maintenance. 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on September 28, 2019, 08:59:20 pm
I have guests arriving early next week so I spent a couple hours tidying the room for them.  I felt good about getting caught up on the deferred maintenance.

That's a good feeling Judi, enjoy your company !!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 29, 2019, 04:07:27 pm
What a nice surprise!  I now have some Ghirardelli chocolates!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 29, 2019, 04:26:44 pm
What a nice surprise!  I now have some Ghirardelli chocolates!

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Chocolate is always a wonderful thing to receive....   
....a gift from a loved one, or an admirer? ???

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 29, 2019, 04:28:41 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Chocolate is always a wonderful thing to receive....   
....a gift from a loved one, or an admirer? ???

HUGS,
Danielle


No, simply found at the bottom of a coffee mug I received that I finally took out of a box!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 29, 2019, 04:33:37 pm
No, simply found at the bottom of a coffee mug I received that I finally took out of a box!

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
Where can I get one of those special coffee cups?  ;) ::) ???
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 29, 2019, 04:35:06 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Where can I get one of those special coffee cups?  ;) ::) ???
Danielle


Well maybe from your a Tooth Fairy or from a gift exchange!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 29, 2019, 05:45:13 pm
Well maybe from your a Tooth Fairy or from a gift exchange!

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
.... or I will just go to the store and buy some chocolate !!!
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 29, 2019, 05:48:06 pm
@ChrissyRyan
.... or I will just go to the store and buy some chocolate !!!
Danielle


That is also practical.  Do you like hot chocolate drinks?  Yum.  :)
I think you were given some by your office visitors, maybe it was always coffee though.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 29, 2019, 05:59:38 pm
That is also practical.  Do you like hot chocolate drinks?  Yum.  :)
I think you were given some by your office visitors, maybe it was always coffee though.

Chrissy


@ChrissyRyan
My office visitors are so wonderful to me...
Without me asking they bring me coffee, cookies, pastries and various chocolate items frequently..

I made the right decision to locate my office next to the coffee shop. ;)
HUGS,

Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on September 30, 2019, 01:32:28 pm
I passed my CMC/MBA Hearing today
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2019, 01:48:02 pm
I passed my CMC/MBA Hearing today

@Thessa
Well Thessa, this is certainly good news on a Monday!!!
...  so what is next for you regarding this? ???
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2019, 01:53:30 pm
@Thessa:   
Dear Thessa:
Just so you know, I own and operate a financial advising and tax office.  I earned my MBA many years ago with an extra emphasis in Econmomics and Finance  I also have a Masters in Advanced Mathematics....  so I personally know for a fact that you are ready for some exciting and rewarding times...

Congratulations are in order for you!!!
Please keep us all posted with your updates.

HUGS,
Danielle


I passed my CMC/MBA Hearing today

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@Thessa
Well Thessa, this is certainly good news on a Monday!!!
...  so what is next for you regarding this? ???
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on September 30, 2019, 01:55:24 pm
@Thessa
Well Thessa, this is certainly good news on a Monday!!!
...  so what is next for you regarding this? ???
Danielle

@Alaskan Danielle

Well, I have to write my Master Thesis (which doesn't have the same requirements like a MSc Thesis, there is no need to defend it for example) but still it will be challenging to get it done by the end of the year.

After that I want to start a MSc Program but I'm still searching for the right one.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on September 30, 2019, 01:58:55 pm
@Thessa:   
Dear Thessa:
Just so you know, I own and operate a financial advising and tax office.  I earned my MBA many years ago with an extra emphasis in Econmomics and Finance  I also have a Masters in Advanced Mathematics....  so I personally know for a fact that you are ready for some exciting and rewarding times...

Congratulations are in order for you!!!
Please keep us all posted with your updates.

HUGS,
Danielle

Then I don't have to tell you about it
My MBA Program focuses on IT Consultancy

And thank you very much for the congratulations
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on September 30, 2019, 02:49:33 pm
Ok what made me happy today. Aside from tormenting my coworkers. I stopped in at the cancer center to talk with reception there.  Well my favorite had come out and while I knew she knew I was trans, after all she was the one handling my clearance forms. Anyway. I forget what we were talking about but at one point she said don’t worry about it girl.  That actually made me very happy. After all she was someone who knew me through that turbulent time and often since so have her acknowledge it really made me feel good.

Granted my last time I was there, a couple months ago was about when I really started expressing and had been wearing a baby doll tank. And she made me do runway type stuffs and while waiting for the nurse to get me we were talking about make up and such, but still it really was a small thing that made me beam with happiness


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Chloe on September 30, 2019, 03:28:17 pm
        Yes! Finally got The Job today it's been 6 months since I originally applied! Great job? I suppose that's debatable but it's a County job that offers full-time benefits after working only 25 hours/week? It's tough finding a PT job that also pays a half-way decent salary. Have a few more years to go before I hit 65+3months Social Security just doesn't "cut it" by itself!

        Been "gran-ma" babysitting 4, 3 not so much, and 10month olds (a boy!) and daughters(2) don't pay, just can't keep me in the manner to which I am accustomed! But now . . .

I'll be haulin' around, FOR DECENT PAY, OPK's as well!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 30, 2019, 06:29:25 pm
It was just a very nice day all around.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 01, 2019, 11:55:18 am
You know what’s relaxing a pedi


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 01, 2019, 12:32:32 pm
You know what’s relaxing a pedi


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@Sbernaeyge
Dear Samantha:
Yes indeed, subjecting ourselves female activites like  manis, pedis, hair styling, etc, is a great way to unwind and enjoy being ourselves!!!!   I tend to fall asleep when getting my  hair styled.

Thanks for sharing,

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 01, 2019, 01:00:03 pm
Don’t forget my favorite a bubbly bath


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 01, 2019, 11:10:05 pm
Ok so happy today I just noticed a new change. Went to scratch an itch over my eye and, well my forehead feels smoother it actually kinda feels like you know right after you put on moisturizer I like it hilariously I keep rubbing it like either or new toy or maybe I’m just double checking my crazy ness level but nope doesn’t feel imaginary


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 01, 2019, 11:47:36 pm
@Sbernaeyge
Dear Samantha:
This is wonderful news...
...HRT at work !!!
Very affirming for sure.

HUGS and well wishes,
Danielle

 
Ok so happy today I just noticed a new change. Went to scratch an itch over my eye and, well my forehead feels smoother it actually kinda feels like you know right after you put on moisturizer I like it hilariously I keep rubbing it like either or new toy or maybe I’m just double checking my crazy ness level but nope doesn’t feel imaginary


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 01, 2019, 11:55:48 pm
Thanks Danielle yea after I noticed it I went to one of of those ymmv timetables and yea 3-6 start of the whole softening which made me think the same thing which of course made me beam with joy. Really don’t remember much joy from first puberty but every step of this onegod I love you my wonderful little hormones can’t wait to see what the next new experience is


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on October 03, 2019, 07:01:06 pm
Today I very happily spent time with a friend from Susan's and her spouse.  They live about an hour drive from my town in WI (just a hop, skip, and a jump away).  We went to dollar tree and goodwill.

Ok so happy today I just noticed a new change. Went to scratch an itch over my eye and, well my forehead feels smoother it actually kinda feels like you know right after you put on moisturizer I like it hilariously I keep rubbing it like either or new toy or maybe I’m just double checking my crazy ness level but nope doesn’t feel imaginary
Samantha, can one really check their crazy ness level by rubbing their forehead??  ;)
I was laughing  reading that
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on October 03, 2019, 08:20:11 pm


Today I very happily spent time with a friend from Susan's and her spouse.  They live about an hour drive from my town in WI (just a hop, skip, and a jump away).  We went to dollar tree and goodwill.
Samantha, can one really check their crazy ness level by rubbing their forehead??  ;)
I was laughing  reading that

Was very nice to see you again.  We'll have to plan better on lunch next time.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 03, 2019, 08:33:26 pm
Friends from overseas have been visiting and we've had a great time.  We we able to meet up today with her brother who had unknowingly planned a vacation in the area at this time.  We all enjoyed a wonderful dinner.  (I need to exercise! Argh!!)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 04, 2019, 02:06:14 pm
Actually yep you can know what I found out. I found out I’m still quite crazy but it still is smoother.

Btw my happiness comes from well the fact I went shopping bought a really cute new dress that came it today oh plus well the weathers changing so sadly Sandals not gonna last much longer so I got some new boots. And of course weathers changing so I got me another really pretty color too long flowy cardigan. Ok is it sad I love things that flow in the wind. Hence why I dresses. I don’t like tight restrictive clothing bleh. I love my long tunics my dresses no skinny jeans but I do love a cute pair of leggings


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on October 04, 2019, 04:34:02 pm
Going to my old employer.  I quit shortly after i came out
Almost 2 years ago now.  The strange thing is career wise I struggled at first after coming out
But now im actually in a much better place have a job where i earn a better income
Its actually close to double what i used to earn.  I have weekends and holidays off
 in alot of ways my work life has improved I actually feel like im more productive as an employee.
I actually felt a little dysphoric going back.  As it was there where i hit my breaking point and had to come out..  went from working in hotels to cleaning homes but I enjoy my job alot more and financially im in the best situation ive ever been in
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 04, 2019, 05:36:47 pm
I went out to exercise and had a good time on a hike through mostly weeds and flowers on a narrow trail made from walkers that trailblazed.  Wore a new wig that was so cute but with the on and off wind it was clearly a bad hair day and by time I got back to my car I could see that my hair was a bit astray, not from the front much, mostly in the back.  But it all brushed and combed out nicely at home.

I hope you all had a nice day.

Chrissy

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Post by: Maddie on October 04, 2019, 05:55:36 pm
Going to my old employer.  I quit shortly after i came out
Almost 2 years ago now.  The strange thing is career wise I struggled at first after coming out
But now im actually in a much better place have a job where i earn a better income
Its actually close to double what i used to earn.  I have weekends and holidays off
 in alot of ways my work life has improved I actually feel like im more productive as an employee.
I actually felt a little dysphoric going back.  As it was there where i hit my breaking point and had to come out..  went from working in hotels to cleaning homes but I enjoy my job alot more and financially im in the best situation ive ever been in
I am happy for you Michelledeanna!

The local nurse removed 41 staples from my head today, and I don't think she missed any :) :)
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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 04, 2019, 09:13:11 pm
I went out to exercise and had a good time on a hike through mostly weeds and flowers on a narrow trail made from walkers that trailblazed.  Wore a new wig that was so cute but with the on and off wind it was clearly a bad hair day and by time I got back to my car I could see that my hair was a bit astray, not from the front much, mostly in the back.  But it all brushed and combed out nicely at home.

I hope you all had a nice day.

Chrissy
It really was the weather was amazing that wind though.  I had to keep my hair up most of the day knots easy enough don’t need another reason


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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 05, 2019, 08:17:03 am
Yea that wind was awful I had done something foolish when I got dressed didn’t know the weather. So naturally I prefer dresses skirts etc and had put on a dress. At least I was smart enough to also have had shorts underneath or omg I think at one time the wind must have caught it just right and nearly blew the hem over my head. That could have been embarrassing if I had only had my panties underneath


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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 05, 2019, 08:20:03 am
I am happy for you Michelledeanna!

The local nurse removed 41 staples from my head today, and I don't think she missed any :) :)
Why’d you have 41 staples in your head. It’s only in movies that your supposed to staple a wig to your head.

Most I’ve had done was 65 when I had my RPLND of course I pulled about 20 out myself over 2 weeks cuz they shifted and hurt so really was closer to 85


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Post by: Maddie on October 05, 2019, 11:42:49 am
Why’d you have 41 staples in your head. It’s only in movies that your supposed to staple a wig to your head.

Most I’ve had done was 65 when I had my RPLND of course I pulled about 20 out myself over 2 weeks cuz they shifted and hurt so really was closer to 85


oh my, glad you pulled through all that!!

My staples were far more elective by comparison.  I recently had a hair transplant procedure done, as a step in my transition. Feeling very fortunate in everything so far.

You are funny :)
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Post by: Linde on October 05, 2019, 02:30:20 pm
That my new tattoos don't hurt much anymore!
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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 05, 2019, 02:43:16 pm
I got a tattoo of a zipper (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191005/0859d5b5686dfa70821f208e07155093.jpg)



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Post by: Linde on October 05, 2019, 08:00:30 pm
Mine are a little more colorful
.
This one is sitting on top of my right breast, covering a scar that always bothered me
(https://i.imgur.com/YbEnKx9.jpg)

And this one is on my right leg.  I was specifically designed for me by a trans friend in Germany. who designs tattoos for a living
(https://i.imgur.com/M1avbAz.jpg)
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Post by: Maddie on October 05, 2019, 08:57:47 pm
Beautiful seahorse Linde.
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Post by: Linde on October 05, 2019, 09:18:12 pm
Beautiful seahorse Linde.
Thank you!
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Post by: Thessa on October 06, 2019, 05:52:19 am
In fact it was yesterday, but still happy about it. Bought a swimsuit for the upcoming winter training and I saw definitely more cleavage than expected.
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Post by: Linde on October 06, 2019, 11:11:52 am
In fact it was yesterday, but still happy about it. Bought a swimsuit for the upcoming winter training and I saw definitely more cleavage than expected.
How do you ladies manage to get cleavage?  I have pretty OK sized boobs, a 40 C, which would translate into a 38 D.  But they are so far apart on my 40 bandwidth chest that it is almost impossible to get any cleavage!
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Post by: Thessa on October 06, 2019, 01:35:23 pm
How do you ladies manage to get cleavage?  I have pretty OK sized boobs, a 40 C, which would translate into a 38 D.  But they are so far apart on my 40 bandwidth chest that it is almost impossible to get any cleavage!
I have a very athletic body and without the help of a bra or a swimsuit there is no cleavage

So if the grow doesn't stop before I am happy with the size I assume that I will still get some correction done.
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Post by: Colleen_definitely on October 06, 2019, 01:43:00 pm
How do you ladies manage to get cleavage?  I have pretty OK sized boobs, a 40 C, which would translate into a 38 D.  But they are so far apart on my 40 bandwidth chest that it is almost impossible to get any cleavage!

A push up bra under a sports bra is a sure way to get cleavage going.
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Post by: Linde on October 06, 2019, 02:19:30 pm
A push up bra under a sports bra is a sure way to get cleavage going.
Isn't that hot and uncomfortable (it is still n the 90s around here) ???

I probably just should put some high quality manure or fertilizer into each cup an hope that makes them grow big enough!
I think I would need a 40 E to get any cleavage, but I would not want to carry all that weight around (almost 5 extra pounds).
I might want to be known as the woman without cleavage, or something like this!
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Post by: Colleen_definitely on October 06, 2019, 02:32:05 pm
Manure?  I'd say that some silicone pads would be a better choice to stuff a bra.

But on a serious note the double bra setup is a bit warm for sure. But it is a tried and true method.
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Post by: Thessa on October 06, 2019, 02:33:12 pm
Isn't that hot and uncomfortable (it is still n the 90s around here) ???

I probably just should put some high quality manure or fertilizer into each cup an hope that makes them grow big enough!
I think I would need a 40 E to get any cleavage, but I would not want to carry all that weight around (almost 5 extra pounds).
I might want to be known as the woman without cleavage, or something like this!
@Linde you know the german saying: " Wer schön sein will muss leiden!"

Pretty sure there is a english version of it, isn't it?
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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on October 06, 2019, 03:01:55 pm
Who wants to be beautiful must suffer?

I had to look up leiden but I knew the rest of the words.
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Post by: Thessa on October 06, 2019, 04:14:46 pm
Who wants to be beautiful must suffer?

I had to look up leiden but I knew the rest of the words.
I'm curious is this really commonly used in this way or "just" a literally translation?

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Post by: Linde on October 06, 2019, 04:36:30 pm
@Linde you know the german saying: " Wer schön sein will muss leiden!"

Pretty sure there is a english version of it, isn't it?
Yeah, it is, I just can't think of it.  But I prefer the German version anyway.  I lately get those spells of feeling homesick, even though I live outside of Germany longer than i lived there, funny.
But I don't want so viel leiden (now I can't remember the German word fo cleavage???), just to show a Spalte between the Brüste!
Nicer pidgeon German than this will be hard to find anywhere on the net!
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Post by: Thessa on October 06, 2019, 11:02:35 pm


But I don't want so viel leiden (now I can't remember the German word fo cleavage???), just to show a Spalte between the Brüste!
Nicer pidgeon German than this will be hard to find anywhere on the net!

Dekolleté

Especially now it's Dirndl and Lederhosenzeit.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on October 07, 2019, 10:48:35 am
I'm curious is this really commonly used in this way or "just" a literally translation?

It was just a literal translation.

I think there may be an English equivalent as in "beauty is pain," but it's not something I've ever heard anyone say.
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Post by: Linde on October 07, 2019, 11:56:31 am

Dekolleté

Especially now it's Dirndl and Lederhosenzeit.
Yeah, for you guys.  I am a Nordlicht, from the Dutch border!  Drindl und Lederhosen are very exotic for us, we prefer to wear our wooden shoes (Klompe), and the blue and white striped shirts!

But I still can't remember the German word for cleavage!
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Post by: Thessa on October 07, 2019, 12:02:45 pm
Yeah, for you guys.  I am a Nordlicht, from the Dutch border!  Drindl und Lederhosen are very exotic for us, we prefer to wear our wooden shoes (Klompe), and the blue and white striped shirts!

But I still can't remember the German word for cleavage!
The german word is a french one:

Dekolleté

At least we in the south use it.
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Post by: Iztaccihuatl on October 07, 2019, 12:47:01 pm
But I still can't remember the German word for cleavage!

Ausschnitt.
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Post by: Thessa on October 07, 2019, 12:49:46 pm
Ausschnitt.
That one sounds familiar too
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Post by: Faith on October 07, 2019, 02:36:35 pm
this is unexpected ..

(https://i.imgur.com/iGkznpE.jpg)

Now to test out my insurance .....
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 07, 2019, 02:53:19 pm
Wow, that's an interesting letter.  I hope the insurance company concurs.
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Post by: JudiBlueEyes on October 07, 2019, 02:54:57 pm
Its my son's wedding anniversary today.  I'm so happy to have him and his family in my life.
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 07, 2019, 03:10:26 pm
Its my son's wedding anniversary today.  I'm so happy to have him and his family in my life.

Congrats Judi ! I can imagine how proud you are of him  :)

Hugs

Cyndi -
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Post by: TonyaW on October 07, 2019, 04:28:21 pm
this is unexpected ..

(https://i.imgur.com/iGkznpE.jpg)

Now to test out my insurance .....
Cool.  That would be a reason to cover it.

Seeing Faith post again made me happy today.


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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 07, 2019, 04:47:41 pm
I think I figured out how to make a ponytail from the new wig and have it stick out of the baseball cap.  Might go out for a walk later.

 :)


Chrissy
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 07, 2019, 04:52:46 pm
I think I figured out how to make a ponytail from the new wig and have it stick out of the baseball cap.  Might go out for a walk later.
 :)
Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
This is an important girl-task to learn.... 
happy for you.
Danielle
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 07, 2019, 05:03:46 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
This is an important girl-task to learn.... 
happy for you.
Danielle

This has got to be easier to do with your own hair.

If anyone else has done this with a wig, please let me kow if you concluded that it is easier to put the wig on first, then the baseball cap, then have the ponytail made, or to get everything done first, then put the wig on with the baseball cap.  May need Bobby pins for the latter.

Chrissy

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Post by: Faith on October 07, 2019, 05:20:21 pm
Cool.  That would be a reason to cover it.

Seeing Faith post again made me happy today.

 :)

Wow, that's an interesting letter.  I hope the insurance company concurs.

Me too
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Post by: Wendi on October 07, 2019, 08:55:15 pm
That was a good letter. I imagine it'll work.

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Post by: Linde on October 16, 2019, 10:37:59 am
I just received the information from the Mayo Clinic to increase the amount of estrogen I inject by 50%!!! Yes, a whopping 50 % increase should bring me well to the 300 US  level!!
I wonder what that will do to my breast development ?  I don't really want that much more up there!
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Post by: Wendi on October 16, 2019, 05:18:30 pm
I just received the information from the mayo Clinic to increase the amount of estrogen I inject by 50%!!! Yes, a whopping 50 % increase should bring me well to the 300 US  level!!
I wonder what that will do to my breast development ?  I don't really want that much more up there!
You might want to go bra shopping.

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Post by: Linde on October 16, 2019, 05:31:49 pm
You might want to go bra shopping.

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I might want to inquire with Dolly Parton where she gets hers???????
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Post by: Wendi on October 16, 2019, 05:54:02 pm
I might want to inquire with Dolly Parton where she gets hers???????
Roflmao

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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 17, 2019, 01:36:43 am
This has got to be easier to do with your own hair.

If anyone else has done this with a wig, please let me kow if you concluded that it is easier to put the wig on first, then the baseball cap, then have the ponytail made, or to get everything done first, then put the wig on with the baseball cap.  May need Bobby pins for the latter.

Chrissy
Ok so while I don't know the wig aspect.  Even during chemo I didn't wear one, and not a hat person but personal experience way I've done it is

Hair up
Hat break clip if it has one in back
Lift tail can actually flip it over is easier
Reclip the back of the hat
Put hair back.

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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2019, 06:58:35 am
Ok so while I don't know the wig aspect.  Even during chemo I didn't wear one, and not a hat person but personal experience way I've done it is

Hair up
Hat break clip if it has one in back
Lift tail can actually flip it over is easier
Reclip the back of the hat
Put hair back.

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Thank you.  I tried it numerous times. 

I’m guess the trick is unhooking the strap at the back of the hat.  I was trying to place as much has a possible through the back opening in the hat, without unhooking the clip or strap.

Chrissy
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2019, 07:03:05 am
I decided to simply take a few days to have a good time away from responsibilities.
This is turning out to be what I needed.  :)

Chrissy
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Post by: CynthiaAnn on October 17, 2019, 07:26:31 am
I decided to simply take a few days to have a good time away from responsibilities.
This is turning out to be what I needed.  :)

Chrissy

Good for you Chrissy, sometimes a little "me" time is a good thing...

You sound like a responsible person, so I'd imagine your responsibilities will find you again.

Have a nice relaxing day  :)

Cyndi -
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Post by: Sbernaeyge on October 19, 2019, 12:41:52 pm
Aside from going to the pharmacy to get my next month off hormones, that always keeps knee happy, not muchwas just another day in paradise

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on October 19, 2019, 01:15:21 pm
Did do my 50% higher shot of estrogen!  Now I sit here, waiting whats happening.  Not feeling like dancing in the street, yet?   ???
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Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on October 20, 2019, 12:20:59 am
Booked my flight to Mexico 🇲🇽
Tonight going for a week in December
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Post by: KatieP on October 25, 2019, 10:31:08 pm
So, I have traveled for work for perhaps 35 or 38 years, and most of those years I have spent at least some time out and about as a woman. In that time, I have sat in literally hundreds of hotel bars drinking wine and reading my book. But for the first time in my life, while sitting next to the fire minding my own business, a guy sits down on the bench next to me, literally shoulder to shoulder. I don't actually remember his first words, I was so shocked. We talked for perhaps 15 minutes. He was very good about keeping the conversation on me, but answered questions without hesitation. At some point, I did mention my husband and family, and that I liked them both. That did sort of change things.  ;D But he then invited his friends over, who in Italian said about me among other things, "bella donna." I gave them all a "ciao" and a kiss on each cheek. They invited me to join them in the very trendy bar across the street.

No, I did not go with them. They left with my honor intact, but I was grinning like crazy.

So, since we don't have a thread for "What made you giddy" or "What made you giggle like crazy" I thought I would post here...

Oh boy...

 ;D

Katie
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Post by: TonyaW on October 27, 2019, 10:14:21 am
My kids apartment complex had a trick or treat for residents yesterday. I was there handing out candy and some little kid asks me why I sound like a boy but look like a girl.  Yeah I know I need to work on my voice but he said I LOOK LIKE A GIRL!

It was in a group of kids, so I didn't have to respond. I heard someone tell him "we don't ask that" and an older girl (sister maybe)  that hadn't gotten her candy yet said "sorry about Tyler " when she got up to the door.


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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 27, 2019, 10:33:38 am
My kids apartment complex had a trick or treat for residents yesterday. I was there handing out candy and some little kid asks me why I sound like a boy but look like a girl.  Yeah I know I need to work on my voice but he said I LOOK LIKE A GIRL!

It was in a group of kids, so I didn't have to respond. I heard someone tell him "we don't ask that" and an older girl (sister maybe)  that hadn't gotten her candy yet said "sorry about Tyler " when she got up to the door.


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Take that as a positive!  Voice can be problematic.  I know!

Chrissy
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Post by: steph2.0 on October 27, 2019, 12:21:36 pm
My kids apartment complex had a trick or treat for residents yesterday. I was there handing out candy and some little kid asks me why I sound like a boy but look like a girl.  Yeah I know I need to work on my voice but he said I LOOK LIKE A GIRL!

It was in a group of kids, so I didn't have to respond. I heard someone tell him "we don't ask that" and an older girl (sister maybe)  that hadn't gotten her candy yet said "sorry about Tyler " when she got up to the door.


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Well, yeah , you look like a girl! You ARE a girl!

Voice is hard, but not impossible. And heck, my neighbor lady (who’s a pilot) gets called “sir” on the radio all the time.

Stephanie
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Post by: TooTallAlex on October 27, 2019, 06:50:35 pm
So happy to find another pair of jeans that fit me. Girlfriend and I went to Maurice's today and found some jeans that actually fit. When your 6'4" it's hard to find to femine clothes that fit. The sales lady asked if we needed help. I was reluctant but said yes, I'm looking for some jeans. She asked what size and I told her. Few minutes later we found a pair. I asked if I could try them on and she said absolutely and pointed me to the fitting room. Was reluctant again as there were other customers in the store and the only fitting room was for women. But I said I got this. Proceeded to the fitting room and tried on the jeans. Ended up buying two pair and was very proud of myself.

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Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 27, 2019, 06:56:32 pm
So happy to find another pair of jeans that fit me. Girlfriend and I went to Maurice's today and found some jeans that actually fit. When your 6'4" it's hard to find to femine clothes that fit. The sales lady asked if we needed help. I was reluctant but said yes, I'm looking for some jeans. She asked what size and I told her. Few minutes later we found a pair. I asked if I could try them on and she said absolutely and pointed me to the fitting room. Was reluctant again as there were other customers in the store and the only fitting room was for women. But I said I got this. Proceeded to the fitting room and tried on the jeans. Ended up buying two pair and was very proud of myself.

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Good for you!   :)

That’s nice.  I am glad the shopping trip turned out so well.

Chrissy
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Post by: TooTallAlex on October 27, 2019, 08:34:01 pm
Thank you.

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Post by: TonyaW on October 28, 2019, 07:38:15 am

Take that as a positive!  Voice can be problematic.  I know!

Chrissy
Well, yeah , you look like a girl! You ARE a girl!

Voice is hard, but not impossible. And heck, my neighbor lady (who’s a pilot) gets called “sir” on the radio all the time.

Stephanie
I took at as all positive since I've done next to nothing as far as voice goes. Kids that age tend to say what they see and he saw a girl.

Phone is the only place I get misgendered lately so I'll eventually do more voice work.
I know they can't see me but it still sucks to have a "sir" thrown at me on the phone, especially if I've had to give my name.

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Post by: Linde on October 28, 2019, 08:00:06 am

Phone is the only place I get misgendered lately so I'll eventually do more voice work.
I know they can't see me but it still sucks to have a "sir" thrown at me on the phone, especially if I've had to give my name.

The phone seems to be a critical thing, because it cuts off frequencies anyway.  I still have my distorted voice from the laryngitis, and I get a "sir" almost all the time on the phone.  And for most Americans, my name does not indicate whether it is male or female, it does not provide any clue to my gender either.
I have no problem with misgendering in my day to day life.  The voice seems not to be that important, because I still have the female way to talk.
I was finally able to secure an appointment with a voice pathologist for November 15 to help me to get my normale voice back!
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Post by: Colleen_definitely on October 28, 2019, 09:11:25 pm
Finally after nearly a month I managed to corner four professors and get them to all agree on meeting for an hour at the same time to listen to me babble about what I did during my first summer in grad school. 

The difficult part will be trimming my presentation down to the ~30 minute point since I hit the ground running.  I came from industry so I didn't have to spend time learning methods, I already knew how to apply them so I have a lot of sciency results to yap about.


I also got to chatting with another professor and came up with a plan to do about the most mad scientist thing ever.  Take samples of stuff like food oils, sweeteners, etc..., burn them, then take the ashes and stuff them into a nuclear friggin reactor.  Then take the (highly) irradiated ashes and measure what sorts of isotopes got generated by neutron capture.  (Metal atoms in the ashes can absorb a neutron in a reactor and become radioactive.)  We can measure how much of what is in there and come up with a "fingerprint" of what these products have in them that is frighteningly precise.  This can be used to build a database of what came from where, which could be pretty neato and useful.  As if I needed an excuse to say yes when asked if I wanted to play with a reactor.
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Post by: TonyaW on October 28, 2019, 10:00:17 pm
Finally after nearly a month I managed to corner four professors and get them to all agree on meeting for an hour at the same time to listen to me babble about what I did during my first summer in grad school. 

The difficult part will be trimming my presentation down to the ~30 minute point since I hit the ground running.  I came from industry so I didn't have to spend time learning methods, I already knew how to apply them so I have a lot of sciency results to yap about.


I also got to chatting with another professor and came up with a plan to do about the most mad scientist thing ever.  Take samples of stuff like food oils, sweeteners, etc..., burn them, then take the ashes and stuff them into a nuclear friggin reactor.  Then take the (highly) irradiated ashes and measure what sorts of isotopes got generated by neutron capture.  (Metal atoms in the ashes can absorb a neutron in a reactor and become radioactive.)  We can measure how much of what is in there and come up with a "fingerprint" of what these products have in them that is frighteningly precise.  This can be used to build a database of what came from where, which could be pretty neato and useful.  As if I needed an excuse to say yes when asked if I wanted to play with a reactor.
Cool.  Good luck with your presentation.

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Post by: Linde on October 28, 2019, 10:17:51 pm
Finally after nearly a month I managed to corner four professors and get them to all agree on meeting for an hour at the same time to listen to me babble about what I did during my first summer in grad school. 

The difficult part will be trimming my presentation down to the ~30 minute point since I hit the ground running.  I came from industry so I didn't have to spend time learning methods, I already knew how to apply them so I have a lot of sciency results to yap about.


I also got to chatting with another professor and came up with a plan to do about the most mad scientist thing ever.  Take samples of stuff like food oils, sweeteners, etc..., burn them, then take the ashes and stuff them into a nuclear friggin reactor.  Then take the (highly) irradiated ashes and measure what sorts of isotopes got generated by neutron capture.  (Metal atoms in the ashes can absorb a neutron in a reactor and become radioactive.)  We can measure how much of what is in there and come up with a "fingerprint" of what these products have in them that is frighteningly precise.  This can be used to build a database of what came from where, which could be pretty neato and useful.  As if I needed an excuse to say yes when asked if I wanted to play with a reactor.
When I read the last sentence, i wish I would be a Labi again, having fun playing around!
I hope the presentation goes well.  Profs are people, too.  I know that, because I was married to one! ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on October 29, 2019, 10:19:54 pm
Profs are people, too.

Oh I know, I'm just having fun with the little hazing ritual of having to organize your own meetings and such for grad school.  It's just a bit of training for future rounds of herding cats... or coworkers.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: 4A-GZE on October 31, 2019, 02:28:36 pm
A few years ago, Cards Against Humanity sent out cards with our names on them, but I wasn't out yet, so I got my birth name. I recently asked if I could pay to have the card reprinted with my new name, and they said that they can't do that...... but they sent me a handwritten one along with the Reject Pack, which you can't buy anywhere and can only get through customer service.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on October 31, 2019, 02:30:21 pm
And 0% of the proceeds were donated to charity.  ;D

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TooTallAlex on October 31, 2019, 02:33:35 pm
But the laughs and memories may last a lifetime. Depending on the beverages served and the number consumed.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 01, 2019, 04:31:24 am
Here’s wishing everyone a great day and a wonderful month!

Be happy!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 02, 2019, 09:22:03 am
I noticed in a mirror that my sideways silhouette looks a little bit more S shaped than ever.
I am unsure what silhouette a man haas from this angle though.  It looks like my high back sticks out backwards a lot, then my back slopes and curves inwards. Then it protrudes outward at the buns area.  I do not look curvy from a front view but from the side view my butt sure sticks out much further than my lower back. 

I took off my skirt to try on some new jeans and they were nice and snug.

Maybe there is hope that I will eventually get the nice body I want to match my woman within.

So this made me happy this morning.

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 02, 2019, 09:43:17 am
I noticed in a mirror that my sideways silhouette looks a little bit more S shaped than ever.
I am unsure what silhouette a man haas from this angle though.  It looks like my high back sticks out backwards a lot, then my back slopes and curves inwards. Then it protrudes outward at the buns area.  I do not look curvy from a front view but from the side view my butt sure sticks out much further than my lower back. 

I took off my skirt to try on some new jeans and they were nice and snug.

Maybe there is hope that I will eventually get the nice body I want to match my woman within.

So this made me happy this morning.

Chrissy
I still don't buy into the pelvic tilt rumor, but I know for sure that estrogen puts some exra bacon into the but area!  My gut did not get bigger after i regained the weight I lost because of health reasons earlier this summer.  I am not able anymore to put male pants on that did fit nicely before.  I can't get them over the extra bacon in the back, and around the hips!  I also realized that the very upper section of my thighs gained some extra bacon.  Simply said, i got pretty bottom heavy!
I know that my waste did not get larger, because all the skirts, and female pants, fit nicely on that fatter bottom of mine!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 02, 2019, 10:00:16 am
I still don't buy into the pelvic tilt rumor, but I know for sure that estrogen puts some exra bacon into the but area!  My gut did not get bigger after i regained the weight I lost because of health reasons earlier this summer.  I am not able anymore to put male pants on that did fit nicely before.  I can't get them over the extra bacon in the back, and around the hips!  I also realized that the very upper section of my thighs gained some extra bacon.  Simply said, i got pretty bottom heavy!
I know that my waste did not get larger, because all the skirts, and female pants, fit nicely on that fatter bottom of mine!

Sounds good Linde!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 02, 2019, 10:58:30 am
Sounds good Linde!

Chrissy
You will get there, too.  Just give it enough time on estrogen, and some reason to loose gut fat, and regain it as butt fat.  I would not recommend to get as sick as I was to achieve this goal!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 02, 2019, 11:50:47 am
You will get there, too.  Just give it enough time on estrogen, and some reason to loose gut fat, and regain it as butt fat.  I would not recommend to get as sick as I was to achieve this goal!

I would not want to get sick to lose weight to gain it back, that is for sure!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 06, 2019, 10:50:45 pm
My girls are growing again.

How nice.  :)   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 09, 2019, 11:57:01 pm
Was at the first ever lesbian only dance/party night in my life!  The had an all female band playing.  I danced more tonight than I probably did in the last 15 or 20 years.

And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together! 
We can even talk a little shop, cause she is a vet, and they use a lot of the stuff from our labs!
I am looking forward to meet her again.  I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on November 10, 2019, 12:55:04 am
Was at the first ever lesbian only dance/party night in my life!  The had an all female band playing.  I danced more tonight than I probably did in the last 15 or 20 years.

And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together! 
We can even talk a little shop, cause she is a vet, and they use a lot of the stuff from our labs!
I am looking forward to meet her again.  I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!

Sounds like you had a great night out! I am really happy for you that things worked unexpectedly well!

HM
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 10, 2019, 05:34:21 am
Was at the first ever lesbian only dance/party night in my life!  The had an all female band playing.  I danced more tonight than I probably did in the last 15 or 20 years.

And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together! 
We can even talk a little shop, cause she is a vet, and they use a lot of the stuff from our labs!
I am looking forward to meet her again.  I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!

I am glad that you had such a good time!  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 10, 2019, 05:59:40 am
Was at the first ever lesbian only dance/party night in my life!  The had an all female band playing.  I danced more tonight than I probably did in the last 15 or 20 years.

And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together! 
We can even talk a little shop, cause she is a vet, and they use a lot of the stuff from our labs!
I am looking forward to meet her again.  I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!
Sounds like you had a lovely night!
I'm glad for you that you could enjoy it that much and that you clicked with someone.

Hugs
Thessa
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 10, 2019, 09:44:17 am
Thanks ladies!  I am a little bit scared, because I have not dated after the early 70's, and my dating skills are pretty rusty!  And I never have been on the female side of dating.  It was something surprising, when she asked me to dance with her, and later asked if I would mind if she would sit on the free chair next to me!

This wohle trans stuff is still puting the world I know into turmoil!
And I thought I was done with uncertainties!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: BlueJaye on November 10, 2019, 09:51:33 am
Was at the first ever lesbian only dance/party night in my life!  The had an all female band playing.  I danced more tonight than I probably did in the last 15 or 20 years.

And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together! 
We can even talk a little shop, cause she is a vet, and they use a lot of the stuff from our labs!
I am looking forward to meet her again.  I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!
Lol, we sure surprise ourselves, don't we? I'm so happy to hear that you had a good time! I'm smiling thinking about you having some new joy in your life. Keep us posted on your adventures.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 10, 2019, 10:26:30 am
Thanks ladies!  I am a little bit scared, because I have not dated after the early 70's, and my dating skills are pretty rusty!  And I never have been on the female side of dating.  It was something surprising, when she asked me to dance with her, and later asked if I would mind if she would sit on the free chair next to me!

This wohle trans stuff is still puting the world I know into turmoil!
And I thought I was done with uncertainties!

Linde,

So you think this has progressed to the dating level already?  That is nice if that is the case, and nice if you two get to be friends without dating too.

Maybe you will have a female suitor here.   :) :) I am happy for you!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 10, 2019, 10:42:29 am
Linde,

So you think this has progressed to the dating level already?  That is nice if that is the case, and nice if you two get to be friends without dating too.

Maybe you will have a female suitor here.   :) :) I am happy for you!

Chrissy
I don't know if it is at dating level yet, but we sure decided we want to go to other events together, and continue to be dancing partners.  Since both of us are a little older already, we probably skip the teenager part of dating?
I don't know, but I sure enjoyed my evening with her.  The event was over long, but the two of us were still sitting there and talking!
Thinking about it, from appearance she is so different from me.  She was wearing semi masculine clothing and has a semi male hairdo, while I like to appear as feminine as possible.  I bet to the outside world, it looked like a butch and her girlfriend.  But in her way how to have conversations, she is as female as they come, not a trace of machoness or mansplaining to be found!  A very new and delightful experience for me!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 10, 2019, 10:44:38 am
Lol, we sure surprise ourselves, don't we? I'm so happy to hear that you had a good time! I'm smiling thinking about you having some new joy in your life. Keep us posted on your adventures.

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Yes, we do!  Thank you so much for feeling with me!  I sure will report of future developments!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on November 10, 2019, 11:48:09 am
Thanks ladies!  I am a little bit scared, because I have not dated after the early 70's, and my dating skills are pretty rusty!  And I never have been on the female side of dating.  It was something surprising, when she asked me to dance with her, and later asked if I would mind if she would sit on the free chair next to me!

This wohle trans stuff is still puting the world I know into turmoil!
And I thought I was done with uncertainties!

Don't overthink it. Just be yourself and everything will be alright!

Hugs,

HM
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 10, 2019, 01:08:09 pm
I don't know if it is at dating level yet, but we sure decided we want to go to other events together, and continue to be dancing partners.  Since both of us are a little older already, we probably skip the teenager part of dating?
I don't know, but I sure enjoyed my evening with her.  The event was over long, but the two of us were still sitting there and talking!
Thinking about it, from appearance she is so different from me.  She was wearing semi masculine clothing and has a semi male hairdo, while I like to appear as feminine as possible.  I bet to the outside world, it looked like a butch and her girlfriend.  But in her way how to have conversations, she is as female as they come, not a trace of machoness or mansplaining to be found!  A very new and delightful experience for me!

Have fun and see what happens.  Good conversationalists can be fun.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 10, 2019, 03:12:37 pm
Thanks girls, I will try to stay cool! She just wrote me an email telling me how much she enjoyed last night!  Not that easy to stay cool!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 10, 2019, 03:20:52 pm
Thanks girls, I will try to stay cool! She just wrote me an email telling me how much she enjoyed last night!  Not that easy to stay cool!

I know this must be exciting for you!  That is wonderful.   :)

We are cheering for you!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 11, 2019, 12:39:52 pm
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And I met a very nice lady (butch type), and we danced a storm away.  We exchanged emails and want to do more together!
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 I never thought I would be interested in a butch type of lesbian, and here I am, looking forward to meet her again!

Hi Linde,                        11 November 2019

It's amazing what one can accomplish with an open(ed) mind.

Congratulations Linde. I hope you found your Dena.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 11, 2019, 12:47:59 pm
Hi Linde,                        11 November 2019

It's amazing what one can accomplish with an open(ed) mind.

Congratulations Linde. I hope you found your Dena.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Thanks Christine, I hope so, too! My Dena version is called Eleanor, but she goes by El.
Love
Linde
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on November 11, 2019, 06:16:05 pm
Today I got the last letter needed to apply for the name and gender marker change.
It's a little scary to think that once I send this package to the government, there will be no turning back, a totally new chapter will begin in my life. In a few months at most I should be legally female with a new birth certificate that says what it should have said decades ago.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 12, 2019, 07:39:46 pm
Today I got the last letter needed to apply for the name and gender marker change.
It's a little scary to think that once I send this package to the government, there will be no turning back, a totally new chapter will begin in my life. In a few months at most I should be legally female with a new birth certificate that says what it should have said decades ago.

Lynne,

Congratulations!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on November 12, 2019, 09:26:12 pm
Oh what a day.  Today I stared down my graduate committee and gave my first year report.  It's a rite of passage meant for graduate students to get used to presenting their work, and to prove to their committee that they haven't been wasting time while at school.  (in chemistry that's a big deal because you get paid to be there, the pay sucks but it's still a pretty sweet deal)

So I had my four committee members sitting around the table.  First my boss who has known me since pre-transition when I was a contractor working on his spectrometers and we've been on good terms ever since we met.  Another who is a bonafide type-A personality but super sharp and really a good guy.  Next is the salty old(er) been there done that chemist who has been doing chemistry since before I was born and has at least one reaction named after him because he discovered it.(not too many choose him to be on their committee because they're intimidated, but I think he's great)  And finally the outside member who is a brilliant botanical chemist doing work similar to mine in another department.

I also brought a batch of my chocolate overload cookies to see if bribery would work.  (they were well received and all of the committee members took several extra home with them, I am awaiting recipe requests)

I was on my 3rd slide when Dr. Type-A asked "are we doing questions at the end or during?"  That was good because I took the opportunity to turn it into the conversational type presentation that I excel at.  It's way easier for me to answer questions about what I'm yapping about at the moment than to jump back and forth.  Lots of questions were asked by all members, and Dr. Type-A tried to get me off balance a bit but I know how to play that game and am not afraid to say "You know, I haven't actually looked into that" or "I haven't thought of trying that" (and really some of his ideas were pretty good).  The idea is to get you to be able to admit that you don't know everything, because even the most experienced chemist doesn't know everything.  Being inflexible is bad.

So long story short I ended up talking for over an hour, these usually only go for ~30 minutes.  And I did most of the talking because I had a ton of data and findings to go over.  (I've been in the lab a lot and have made a lot of progress)

After it was all said and done (I passed with flying colors by the way) and paperwork was being drawn up, I was having a chat with Dr. Outsider about the chemical profile of coffee and overheard Dr. Type-A talking to my boss saying "I figured I'd skim over her report last night but the damn thing was 30 pages!" (the recommended length is 8-12 but again, lots of findings)  My boss chuckled and said "Yeah and she only started in January"  (most of my peers start in September, I am a full semester behind)

So yes today was a good day despite spending the morning as a stressed out ball of nerves.  (and true to the word of the great warrior poet Ice Cube, I did not have to employ a Kalashnikov either)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 13, 2019, 12:04:55 am
Oh what a day.  Today I stared down my graduate committee and gave my first year report.  It's a rite of passage meant for graduate students to get used to presenting their work, and to prove to their committee that they haven't been wasting time while at school.  (in chemistry that's a big deal because you get paid to be there, the pay sucks but it's still a pretty sweet deal)
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So yes today was a good day despite spending the morning as a stressed out ball of nerves.  (and true to the word of the great warrior poet Ice Cube, I did not have to employ a Kalashnikov either)

Hi Colleen,                     12 November 2019

Congratulations! You are on your way to your PhD. Great post.

Thank You for being you. You are a real asset to our community and this site.

Best Always, Love

Dena and Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TonyaW on November 13, 2019, 12:23:01 am
Oh what a day.  Today I stared down my graduate committee and gave my first year report.  It's a rite of passage meant for graduate students to get used to presenting their work, and to prove to their committee that they haven't been wasting time while at school.  (in chemistry that's a big deal because you get paid to be there, the pay sucks but it's still a pretty sweet deal)

So I had my four committee members sitting around the table.  First my boss who has known me since pre-transition when I was a contractor working on his spectrometers and we've been on good terms ever since we met.  Another who is a bonafide type-A personality but super sharp and really a good guy.  Next is the salty old(er) been there done that chemist who has been doing chemistry since before I was born and has at least one reaction named after him because he discovered it.(not too many choose him to be on their committee because they're intimidated, but I think he's great)  And finally the outside member who is a brilliant botanical chemist doing work similar to mine in another department.

I also brought a batch of my chocolate overload cookies to see if bribery would work.  (they were well received and all of the committee members took several extra home with them, I am awaiting recipe requests)

I was on my 3rd slide when Dr. Type-A asked "are we doing questions at the end or during?"  That was good because I took the opportunity to turn it into the conversational type presentation that I excel at.  It's way easier for me to answer questions about what I'm yapping about at the moment than to jump back and forth.  Lots of questions were asked by all members, and Dr. Type-A tried to get me off balance a bit but I know how to play that game and am not afraid to say "You know, I haven't actually looked into that" or "I haven't thought of trying that" (and really some of his ideas were pretty good).  The idea is to get you to be able to admit that you don't know everything, because even the most experienced chemist doesn't know everything.  Being inflexible is bad.

So long story short I ended up talking for over an hour, these usually only go for ~30 minutes.  And I did most of the talking because I had a ton of data and findings to go over.  (I've been in the lab a lot and have made a lot of progress)

After it was all said and done (I passed with flying colors by the way) and paperwork was being drawn up, I was having a chat with Dr. Outsider about the chemical profile of coffee and overheard Dr. Type-A talking to my boss saying "I figured I'd skim over her report last night but the damn thing was 30 pages!" (the recommended length is 8-12 but again, lots of findings)  My boss chuckled and said "Yeah and she only started in January"  (most of my peers start in September, I am a full semester behind)

So yes today was a good day despite spending the morning as a stressed out ball of nerves.  (and true to the word of the great warrior poet Ice Cube, I did not have to employ a Kalashnikov either)
Congratulations.

On you way to being one badass chemist.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on November 13, 2019, 03:36:05 am
Oh what a day.

Wow, one squeee moment after another! I love hearing about all the correct gendering, even from the one who knew you in the before-times!

Better living through chemistry! (Which is also how I describe HRT.)

Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 13, 2019, 04:48:54 am
Oh what a day.  Today I stared down my graduate committee and gave my first year report.  It's a rite of passage meant for graduate students to get used to presenting their work, and to prove to their committee that they haven't been wasting time while at school.  (in chemistry that's a big deal because you get paid to be there, the pay sucks but it's still a pretty sweet deal)

So I had my four committee members sitting around the table.  First my boss who has known me since pre-transition when I was a contractor working on his spectrometers and we've been on good terms ever since we met.  Another who is a bonafide type-A personality but super sharp and really a good guy.  Next is the salty old(er) been there done that chemist who has been doing chemistry since before I was born and has at least one reaction named after him because he discovered it.(not too many choose him to be on their committee because they're intimidated, but I think he's great)  And finally the outside member who is a brilliant botanical chemist doing work similar to mine in another department.

I also brought a batch of my chocolate overload cookies to see if bribery would work.  (they were well received and all of the committee members took several extra home with them, I am awaiting recipe requests)

I was on my 3rd slide when Dr. Type-A asked "are we doing questions at the end or during?"  That was good because I took the opportunity to turn it into the conversational type presentation that I excel at.  It's way easier for me to answer questions about what I'm yapping about at the moment than to jump back and forth.  Lots of questions were asked by all members, and Dr. Type-A tried to get me off balance a bit but I know how to play that game and am not afraid to say "You know, I haven't actually looked into that" or "I haven't thought of trying that" (and really some of his ideas were pretty good).  The idea is to get you to be able to admit that you don't know everything, because even the most experienced chemist doesn't know everything.  Being inflexible is bad.

So long story short I ended up talking for over an hour, these usually only go for ~30 minutes.  And I did most of the talking because I had a ton of data and findings to go over.  (I've been in the lab a lot and have made a lot of progress)

After it was all said and done (I passed with flying colors by the way) and paperwork was being drawn up, I was having a chat with Dr. Outsider about the chemical profile of coffee and overheard Dr. Type-A talking to my boss saying "I figured I'd skim over her report last night but the damn thing was 30 pages!" (the recommended length is 8-12 but again, lots of findings)  My boss chuckled and said "Yeah and she only started in January"  (most of my peers start in September, I am a full semester behind)

So yes today was a good day despite spending the morning as a stressed out ball of nerves.  (and true to the word of the great warrior poet Ice Cube, I did not have to employ a Kalashnikov either)

That was a good result.  Congratulations.

By the way, may I have the cookie recipe?   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on November 13, 2019, 07:01:10 am
Thanks everyone, it was quite a relief to get through that.

Wow, one squeee moment after another! I love hearing about all the correct gendering, even from the one who knew you in the before-times!

Well they can get in serious trouble if they intentionally misgender so there is that.  However I don't know if the others even know that I'm trans, I don't exactly introduce myself by saying "Hi, I'm Colleen and by the way..."  But if they do, I'm not complaining a bit because they get it right every time.



Here you go Chrissy, please don't sue me if you go into diabetic shock after eating these.

Quote
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 1/4 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1tsp salt

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 sticks softened butter or 3/4 cup shortening of your choice (I never said this was healthy in any way)

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup white or turbinado sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (use the real thing here)

3 large eggs

3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 eight ounce bag of Heath bar bits (they're next to the chocolate chips at many grocery stores in the US)

 
 

Preheat the oven to 350

Combine flour, oats, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl.

Mix butter/shortening, all sugars and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth. Add eggs to butter and sugar mixture individually and mix thoroughly. Gradually add flour mixture to the eggs, sugar and butter mix.

Finally, slowly add the chocolate and candy bits.

 
Bake on parchment paper lined pans for about 9-12 minutes (do a couple of test cookies since ovens do vary), cool on a rack. Yields about 48 cookies if you use a cookie scoop.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 13, 2019, 07:54:38 am
@ Colleen_definitely
Congratulations girl!  One step closer to be asked by some people: You are a doctor, can you tell me why my throat hurts?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on November 13, 2019, 10:12:20 am
Woke up to this in my email. An apology
For being mis gendered after correcting an employee and him
Not correcting himself.

Good Morning Michelle,

 

Thank you so much for submitting a customer comment regarding your experience in our store. These comments are so important to the growth of our store, and most importantly the team members that work for us.

 

I want to apologizes for Ross and his inability to view you for how you truly want to be viewed. We want our team members to respect and care for our customers in any way they feel most comfortable. I am so sorry that after identifying to Ross, he was unable to treat you the way in which you felt most comfortable. This is a huge coaching and mentoring opportunity for me as a manager to help Ross understand our customers needs, and to change his mindset on how he takes care of our customers.

 

Having worked for Save On Foods for quite some time, the company has changed and adapted to the diversity of our team members without hesitation. Our team members now need to do the same for our loyal customers.

 

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 13, 2019, 12:46:27 pm
Woke up to this in my email. An apology
For being mis gendered after correcting an employee and him
Not correcting himself.

Good Morning Michelle,

Thank you so much for submitting a customer comment regarding your experience in our store. These comments are so important to the growth of our store, and most importantly the team members that work for us.
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Hi Michelle,                       13 November 2019

Good for you. Visit the store again. If Ross treats you correctly, let the manager know.

More folks need to take the stand you did. Thank You.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 13, 2019, 01:36:38 pm
Got a call this morning
This is Dr (Voice pathologist)  office, we have our setup running again, and would like to change your appointment from mid January to November 26, if that is OK with you!
You bet lady, I am sick and tired not having a decent voice!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 13, 2019, 04:24:13 pm
Got a call this morning
This is Dr (Voice pathologist)  office, we have our setup running again, and would like to change your appointment from mid January to November 26, if that is OK with you!
You bet lady, I am sick and tired not having a decent voice!
@Linde this are such great news!
I'm happy for you and I hope that they can help you fixing your voice!

Hugs,
Thessa
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 13, 2019, 04:26:24 pm
Just came back from my first ecstatic dance event!
What can I say I'm feeling ecstatic, powerful and connected with the world and myself!

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 13, 2019, 04:39:27 pm

...

Here you go Chrissy, please don't sue me if you go into diabetic shock after eating these.
...


Thank you!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 13, 2019, 04:50:14 pm
Yesterday I put on a pair of pants and they seemed to fit nicely.

I was totally surprised though a couple of hours later I noticed after I sat down for awhile that
something was different.  I know that I do not get taller, so when I noticed the back side of my pants did not raise as far up, something had to be different.

Apparently by butt is sticking out more and that is causing the rise to not be as high in the back.
As I am not putting on weight, I attribute this to my body changing in a nice way.  I am glad the pants themselves were not low-rise jeans, otherwise I could have been more revealing in ways that I did not want!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 13, 2019, 05:44:20 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
That is certainly good news regarding your body changes..

Last summer my sweetie bought a pair of low rise jeans for me and if the top that I wear is not very long and unless I am very careful my underwear shows in the front and in the the back....  even some mid-rise pants are that way.  I am always sure to wear a top that goes down below the waist line....   
...now, on warm summer days crop tops are quite an adventure for sure... if one is wearing sexy underwear and/or a thong it is quite an exhibit!!!
 
Now that winter has been in full swing, my choice or warm clothes is much more modest.
Thanks for sharing,
Danielle

Yesterday I put on a pair of pants and they seemed to fit nicely.

I was totally surprised though a couple of hours later I noticed after I sat down for awhile that
something was different.  I know that I do not get taller, so when I noticed the back side of my pants did not raise as far up, something had to be different.

Apparently by butt is sticking out more and that is causing the rise to not be as high in the back.
As I am not putting on weight, I attribute this to my body changing in a nice way.  I am glad the pants themselves were not low-rise jeans, otherwise I could have been more revealing in ways that I did not want!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on November 13, 2019, 06:18:55 pm
Hi Michelle,                       13 November 2019

Good for you. Visit the store again. If Ross treats you correctly, let the manager know.

More folks need to take the stand you did. Thank You.

Best Always, Love

Christine


Hi Christine

Thanks and also your dog looks
Super cute.  How old is he and whats his name ?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 13, 2019, 06:35:25 pm
Got a call this morning
This is Dr (Voice pathologist)  office, we have our setup running again, and would like to change your appointment from mid January to November 26, if that is OK with you!
You bet lady, I am sick and tired not having a decent voice!

Linde,

That sounds better and perhaps your voice will sound better too!  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 13, 2019, 09:28:08 pm
Linde,

That sounds better and perhaps your voice will sound better too!  :)

Chrissy
I hope that i soon will sound like an angel!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on November 16, 2019, 04:58:56 am
Lynne,

Congratulations!


Chrissy

Thank you Chrissy!

I couldn't post the name and gender marker change request to the government the day I planned to but yesterday I finally had the time to go to the post office. As it turned out I need to fill out a few other forms as well to make sure it will not get lost(I thought they automated this by now.. I was wrong).
I have to admit my hands were a little shaky as I was filling out the details on the forms because as much as I want to get this done, from that point on it is out of my control. When they approve my request I will have to be full-time. But I did it because I needed this push to let go of this stupid double life I've been leading for the last 7 years.

And since then I've been feeling kind of relieved.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 16, 2019, 05:18:03 am
Thank you Chrissy!

I couldn't post the name and gender marker change request to the government the day I planned to but yesterday I finally had the time to go to the post office. As it turned out I need to fill out a few other forms as well to make sure it will not get lost(I thought they automated this by now.. I was wrong).
I have to admit my hands were a little shaky as I was filling out the details on the forms because as much as I want to get this done, from that point on it is out of my control. When they approve my request I will have to be full-time. But I did it because I needed this push to let go of this stupid double life I've been leading for the last 7 years.

And since then I've been feeling kind of relieved.


When will it be that you will hear back from them?
I hope all goes well!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on November 16, 2019, 05:43:15 am

When will it be that you will hear back from them?
I hope all goes well!   :)

Chrissy

Thanks!
Officially the processing of these requests is still suspended in our country. But because it's not really legal for our government to not allow this and the European Court of Human Rights will also bug them about this, they will probably have to re-start the process in a month or two or three :D. We'll see, nothing is certain, it is completely out of my hands now but I better prepare myself because anything can happen in this country.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 16, 2019, 06:18:29 am
Thanks!
Officially the processing of these requests is still suspended in our country. But because it's not really legal for our government to not allow this and the European Court of Human Rights will also bug them about this, they will probably have to re-start the process in a month or two or three :D. We'll see, nothing is certain, it is completely out of my hands now but I better prepare myself because anything can happen in this country.


Oh no!  You certainly want the changes to be recognized and legal, and to be complete.
Delays are not something anyone would want after making such a big commitment.
I hope things work out smoothly and timely for you.

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 07:34:55 am
Today is the gorgeous day that my daughter and her partner will move in with me.  I am happy as a lark to have the young lady living with me.  Her partner is a very nice guy, too, and I approve fully of him.
I am so happy that this big house is not empty anymore, and I am with people I love.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 07:48:47 am
I was with my older daughter at the shooting range for starting the legal steps for her to be able to own guns and that she is also allowed to get access to my weapons safe.

Someone from the other participants noticed that we are somehow connected and he asked her about it.

She told him that I'm her Mum.
He said that I look so young and that I'm quit a Warrior woman.

So that makes Happy, Happy and Happy again 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 16, 2019, 08:14:17 am
I was with my older daughter at the shooting range for starting the legal steps for her to be able to own guns and that she is also allowed to get access to my weapons safe.

Someone from the other participants noticed that we are somehow connected and he asked her about it.

She told him that I'm her Mum.
He said that I look so young and that I'm quit a Warrior woman.

So that makes Happy, Happy and Happy again 


That was beautiful!  Yay!    :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 08:23:31 am
@Linde this are such great news!
I'm happy for you and I hope that they can help you fixing your voice!

Hugs,
Thessa
Thanks Thessa!  Once I have my voice back, I come to you, and you can teach me Jodeln!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 09:34:01 am
Thanks Thessa!  Once I have my voice back, I come to you, and you can teach me Jodeln!
You are very welcome over here!
But don't expect me to teach something I can't do myself
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 10:38:46 am
You are very welcome over here!
But don't expect me to teach something I can't do myself
Come on now!  Everybody can see from your avatar that you are an alpine girl!  And all of us living in the German speaking flatlands know for sure that you mountain people are born with a Jodler on your lips!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 10:43:36 am
Just came back from my first ecstatic dance event!
What can I say I'm feeling ecstatic, powerful and connected with the world and myself!
What kind of event was this?
I bet it was similar for you like my LGBT dance party that got me out of 16 years of hibernation, and i even met a person I like!
I hope you had a similar great experience?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 10:44:45 am
Come on now!  Everybody can see from your avatar that you are an alpine girl!  And all of us living in the German speaking flatlands know for sure that you mountain people are born with a Jodler on your lips!
Oh yeah....no
I'm from the country side with some hills but no mountains unfortunately.

But for your ears it might be better that I am not from an alpine valley.

 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 10:47:28 am

She told him that I'm her Mum.
He said that I look so young and that I'm quit a Warrior woman.

So that makes Happy, Happy and Happy again 
You just have to make sure that the guys are not afraid of you! ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 10:48:06 am
What kind of event was this?
I bet it was similar for you like my LGBT dance party that got me out of 16 years of hibernation, and i even met a person I like!
I hope you had a similar great experience?
It was this event:

https://schwelle.at/events/ecstatic-dance-3/

It takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

It was a fantastic time and I will definitely go there again unfortunately the next time I'm on a business trip.

I have meet people there at past events with different topics
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 10:52:01 am
Oh yeah....no
I'm from the country side with some hills but no mountains unfortunately.

But for your ears it might be better that I am not from an alpine valley.
So you tell me that the shows with Josef Moss and Peter Alexander, and who knows who else, were all lies, when they tried to tell us that everybody in Oesterreich can Jodel?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 10:53:36 am
So you tell me that the shows with Josef Moss and Peter Alexander, and who knows who else, were all lies, when they tried to tell us that everybody in Oesterreich can Jodel?
This might be the case

It was Hans Moser and Peter Alexander btw.

Hans Moser at his best:
https://youtu.be/PQaq0eusLFY
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 11:09:03 am
This might be the case

It was Hans Moser and Peter Alexander btw.

Hans Moser at his best:
https://youtu.be/PQaq0eusLFY
Kann nix sehen!
I thought the guy of the Musikantenstadl was Josef Moss?  I am gone from Germany for over 40 years now, and the memory starts to fade a little, please forgive me.  Hans Moser of course was somebody, nobody can forget!  But if German is not your mother tongue, he was hard to understand! My ex had some difficulties with understanding him.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 03:22:17 pm
Kann nix sehen!
I thought the guy of the Musikantenstadl was Josef Moss?  I am gone from Germany for over 40 years now, and the memory starts to fade a little, please forgive me.  Hans Moser of course was somebody, nobody can forget!  But if German is not your mother tongue, he was hard to understand! My ex had some difficulties with understanding him.
I had to Google it, you mean Stefan Mross.
To be honest Musikantenstadl isn't my cup of tea.

Yes Hans Moser was famous for his Nuscheln definitely hard to understand.


The YouTube video would be Hans Moser singing "Die Reblaus" maybe it's working if you Google it yourself.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 16, 2019, 03:25:04 pm
You just have to make sure that the guys are not afraid of you! ;D
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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 16, 2019, 04:26:46 pm
I had to Google it, you mean Stefan Mross.
To be honest Musikantenstadl isn't my cup of tea.

Yes Hans Moser was famous for his Nuscheln definitely hard to understand.


The YouTube video would be Hans Moser singing "Die Reblaus" maybe it's working if you Google it yourself.
I can remember that movie, it must have been in the early 50's looking at Hans Moser.  And looking at Youtube, I also saw Paul Hoerbiger, who was in a lot of movies with Moser.  Those were the good ol times, and I did not care if I was trans or not!

I never liked the music type of the Musikantenstadl.  But my parents who vacationed every year in or around Berchtesgaden did like it, because it reminded them of their vacation, I guess!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TooTallAlex on November 16, 2019, 05:55:58 pm
Got my nose pierced and just love the way it looks. Just something small and simple. And my girlfriend got me a really cute cardigan as an anniversary gift. Pretty happy right now!

Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 16, 2019, 06:30:14 pm
Got my nose pierced and just love the way it looks. Just something small and simple. And my girlfriend got me a really cute cardigan as an anniversary gift. Pretty happy right now!

Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk


 :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 16, 2019, 09:20:00 pm
better day, wife gave me good news telling me make an updated copy of my resume which she will bring in on Thursday. Called her boss whom comes in Thursday after visiting family, told her have a resume of mine brought down on Thursday.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 16, 2019, 11:18:46 pm

Hi Christine

Thanks and also your dog looks
Super cute.  How old is he and whats his name ?

Hi Michelledeanna,                    16 November 2019

That is "Friday." He's a Jack Russell Terrier we adopted. Brought him home the day after Labor Day 2013. Don't know exactly how old he is. We estimate he was about 2 when he moved in here so he's now about 8. He's a really good pooch, likes to watch movies, his favorite is Shane, starring Alan Ladd; it's a 2 hour flick and he'll lay on the bed and watch the whole movie. He also likes airplane documentaries, especially about the WWII B-25 Mitchel Bomber. I think he's a reincarnated WWII pilot.

He has made two posts on Susan's today, they are the first he has ever made. He made one in "Announcements Re:The site needs your support and assistance" and What Made You Happy Today 7.0. He was feeling sorry for Susan's little dog "Shadow" and offered to help Susan and Shadow.

Thanks for asking about Friday and your nice comments. He does appreciate them.

Best Always, Love

Friday and Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 16, 2019, 11:26:22 pm
better day,wife gave me good news telling me make an updated copy of my resume which she will bring in on Thursday.Called her boss whom comes in Thursday after visiting family,told her have a resume of mine brought down on Thursday.

Hi Adrianna,                16 November 2019

Fantastic, Things are looking up. Hope this keeps up for you and your family.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on November 18, 2019, 01:38:40 pm
Oh what a day.  Today I stared down my graduate committee and gave my first year report.  It's a rite of passage meant for graduate students to get used to presenting their work, and to prove to their committee that they haven't been wasting time while at school.  (in chemistry that's a big deal because you get paid to be there, the pay sucks but it's still a pretty sweet deal)

So I had my four committee members sitting around the table.  First my boss who has known me since pre-transition when I was a contractor working on his spectrometers and we've been on good terms ever since we met.  Another who is a bonafide type-A personality but super sharp and really a good guy.  Next is the salty old(er) been there done that chemist who has been doing chemistry since before I was born and has at least one reaction named after him because he discovered it.(not too many choose him to be on their committee because they're intimidated, but I think he's great)  And finally the outside member who is a brilliant botanical chemist doing work similar to mine in another department.

I also brought a batch of my chocolate overload cookies to see if bribery would work.  (they were well received and all of the committee members took several extra home with them, I am awaiting recipe requests)

I was on my 3rd slide when Dr. Type-A asked "are we doing questions at the end or during?"  That was good because I took the opportunity to turn it into the conversational type presentation that I excel at.  It's way easier for me to answer questions about what I'm yapping about at the moment than to jump back and forth.  Lots of questions were asked by all members, and Dr. Type-A tried to get me off balance a bit but I know how to play that game and am not afraid to say "You know, I haven't actually looked into that" or "I haven't thought of trying that" (and really some of his ideas were pretty good).  The idea is to get you to be able to admit that you don't know everything, because even the most experienced chemist doesn't know everything.  Being inflexible is bad.

So long story short I ended up talking for over an hour, these usually only go for ~30 minutes.  And I did most of the talking because I had a ton of data and findings to go over.  (I've been in the lab a lot and have made a lot of progress)

After it was all said and done (I passed with flying colors by the way) and paperwork was being drawn up, I was having a chat with Dr. Outsider about the chemical profile of coffee and overheard Dr. Type-A talking to my boss saying "I figured I'd skim over her report last night but the damn thing was 30 pages!" (the recommended length is 8-12 but again, lots of findings)  My boss chuckled and said "Yeah and she only started in January"  (most of my peers start in September, I am a full semester behind)

So yes today was a good day despite spending the morning as a stressed out ball of nerves.  (and true to the word of the great warrior poet Ice Cube, I did not have to employ a Kalashnikov either)
@Colleen_definitely

Well done Colleen! It sounds like you impressed them thoroughly.

Hope you are well,

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on November 18, 2019, 04:00:38 pm
Thanks Sonja, it did go nicely.  I'm doing well all in all.  Super stressed and sleep deprived, but that's a time-honored grad school tradition.

How's school treating you?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on November 19, 2019, 03:47:36 pm
Thanks Sonja, it did go nicely.  I'm doing well all in all.  Super stressed and sleep deprived, but that's a time-honored grad school tradition.

How's school treating you?
Oh I know all about stress too!

Mega Mega busy at MDS, but so far in my tests and assignments all A's!!  but god I am tired....

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 19, 2019, 09:33:39 pm
Found out I will be modeling in a fashion show next month.I shop for clothing at this place,the owners are doing a fashion show with <transgender> and MTF crossdressers as the models.Going to a great cause
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on November 20, 2019, 12:53:08 pm
I officially  have a date for srs April  8 2020 which is 140 days from today 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 20, 2019, 03:16:46 pm
I officially  have a date for srs April  8 2020 which is 140 days from today

@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
This is terrific news for you.
The time will fly by faster than you think.
Please keep me and the rest of your followers updated as you feel comfortable doing.

Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle


Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 39
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on November 20, 2019, 03:23:22 pm
@natalie.ashlyne
Dear Natalie:
This is terrific news for you.
The time will fly by faster than you think.
Please keep me and the rest of your followers updated as you feel comfortable doing.

Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle


Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 39


Thanks I definitely  will I have just been so busy trying to figure  out  life had a lot of disappointments the past few months with dating but yea cant wait  till this date
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sonja on November 20, 2019, 04:39:57 pm
I officially  have a date for srs April  8 2020 which is 140 days from today
OH WOW! - I am super excited for you Natalie! Hope it all goes well, I'll keep an eye out for more updates.
Take care,

Sonja.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Colleen_definitely on November 20, 2019, 04:45:00 pm
Oh I know all about stress too!

Mega Mega busy at MDS, but so far in my tests and assignments all A's!!  but god I am tired....

Sonja.

Nice work.  School at our age is for masochists it seems.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 20, 2019, 06:02:03 pm
Everyday I wake up on the Green side of the grass makes me Happy.

Best Always, Love

Christine

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on November 20, 2019, 06:36:18 pm
Everyday I wake up on the Green side of the grass makes me Happy.

Best Always, Love

Christine

@christinej78
Dear Christine:
I love your positive outlook on life.... 
stay healthy and stay happy in spite of what life throws at you.
HUGS,
Danielle


Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 39
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 20, 2019, 09:33:03 pm
Job interview on Friday,wife dropped off my resume early.Her boss came home tonight and called me,said come in on Friday for an interview.My wife saw I was happy hearing this,told me he is a great open minded guy to work for.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 20, 2019, 10:42:54 pm
Job interview on Friday,wife dropped off my resume early.Her boss came home tonight and called me,said come in on Friday for an interview.My wife saw I was happy hearing this,told me he is a great open minded guy to work for.

Hi Adrianna,                     20 November 2019

Great news! Hope you secure a good position and work your way up the ladder.

Also think you hit a home run in the wife department.

Good luck with the interview.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 21, 2019, 09:00:45 pm
Wife and I went a couples meet up,I did go as Adrianna and was a positive reaction from 10 other couples.Most of the other wives said I looked beautiful as a woman telling them thank you.We did agree on one big thing,every couple is different in a good way.One question I got asked kindly is on which restroom I use as Adrianna,told them I use the women's restroom without any problems.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: jaybutterfly on November 22, 2019, 05:48:33 am
If the mortgage company accepts my next payslip it bumps my money up to enough to get this property Im trying to buy.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 22, 2019, 11:02:50 am
Went to the job interview,hired and I start on Monday.He was impressed with me during the interview,new mechanic working on his fleet of trucks.Going to drop off my toolbox and tool cart including other tools off this afternoon.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 22, 2019, 11:04:41 am
Went to the job interview,hired and I start on Monday.He was impressed with me during the interview,new mechanic working on his fleet of trucks.Going to drop off my toolbox and tool cart including other tools off this afternoon.
Congrats for getting the new job
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 22, 2019, 01:58:00 pm
I am excited,back on my feet.Went out for lunch with my mom and sister,noticed my ears are now pierced are pierced now and said I look better with pierced ears now.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 22, 2019, 03:25:02 pm
Went to the job interview,hired and I start on Monday.He was impressed with me during the interview,new mechanic working on his fleet of trucks.Going to drop off my toolbox and tool cart including other tools off this afternoon.

Congratulations Adrianna,                          22 November 2019

I knew you'd have a job by today. Can't keep a good person down. Best of luck to you and your family. It's obvious you have it together.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 22, 2019, 04:45:31 pm
Went to the job interview,hired and I start on Monday.He was impressed with me during the interview,new mechanic working on his fleet of trucks.Going to drop off my toolbox and tool cart including other tools off this afternoon.


Congratulations!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 22, 2019, 05:42:47 pm
Congratulations Adrianna,                          22 November 2019

I knew you'd have a job by today. Can't keep a good person down. Best of luck to you and your family. It's obvious you have it together.

Best Always, Love

Christine
I do and have my toolbox,tool cart and other tools there already.It was a reunion for the service manager and I too,we worked together at a trucking place 14 years ago.Same tool dealers I dealt with too.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: jaybutterfly on November 23, 2019, 08:05:39 am
Went on a date last night, come home to find my hormone prescription hasn’t been delivered to my house and now I’m covering some hours at work. I’m out at judo and everyone is fine with me being a girl going forward too
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 23, 2019, 08:16:11 am
Went on a date last night, come home to find my hormone prescription hasn’t been delivered to my house and now I’m covering some hours at work. I’m out at judo and everyone is fine with me being a girl going forward too


That all sounds good except for the meds not showing up yet.
Have a nice weekend!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 24, 2019, 02:15:09 pm
Went to my first Christmas market this evening! It was really nice!
Now I need to digest (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/4d997cf0cd2242ed978b2690abd7df91.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on November 24, 2019, 03:02:58 pm
Went to my first Christmas market this evening! It was really nice!
Now I need to digest (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/4d997cf0cd2242ed978b2690abd7df91.jpg)

Karlsplatz, really nice!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 24, 2019, 03:24:20 pm
Karlsplatz, really nice!


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Yes!
It was not overcrowded and therefore really enjoyable
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 24, 2019, 07:38:19 pm
24 November 2019

Dena; She makes me Happy Everyday.

Best Always, I Love You Dena Dear

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 24, 2019, 08:03:51 pm
Karlsplatz, really nice!


Cool, we're going there next year!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 24, 2019, 11:09:07 pm
Went to my first Christmas market this evening! It was really nice!
Now I need to digest (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/4d997cf0cd2242ed978b2690abd7df91.jpg)
I am missing this a lot.  It was always fun to go, get some Gluehwein, and some of the interesting foods!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on November 25, 2019, 12:40:15 am
I am missing this a lot.  It was always fun to go, get some Gluehwein, and some of the interesting foods!

I miss this too! The last time I was at the Christmas market in the picture (Vienna, Karlsplatz) was back in 1995 or so...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 25, 2019, 12:59:40 am
I miss this too! The last time I was at the Christmas market in the picture (Vienna, Karlsplatz) was back in 1995 or so...
I never was at one in Vienna, but at the mother of all, in Nuernberg.  But we had them all over the place, Aachen has a very nice one, too.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 25, 2019, 10:01:39 am
Tried a 38 D size bra and it fits like a glove.  If it is up to my, my girls could stop growing now!  This rather high dose of estrogen I inject now, seem to cause some extra growth!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: jaybutterfly on November 25, 2019, 10:49:34 am
My hormone prescription has arrived ^_^
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 25, 2019, 11:08:27 am
Tried a 38 D size bra and it fits like a glove.  If it is up to my, my girls could stop growing now!  This rather high dose of estrogen I inject now, seem to cause some extra growth!

Linde,

That is great news!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 25, 2019, 03:30:15 pm
Cool, we're going there next year!
That's great! Maybe visit others as well.
The market at the Freyung or other "smaller" ones.

What you can skip (in my opinion) is the market at the Rathausplatz
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 25, 2019, 03:31:08 pm
I miss this too! The last time I was at the Christmas market in the picture (Vienna, Karlsplatz) was back in 1995 or so...
So maybe it's time for visit then
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 25, 2019, 03:33:47 pm
I never was at one in Vienna, but at the mother of all, in Nuernberg.  But we had them all over the place, Aachen has a very nice one, too.
I've been to the market in Nürnberg last year. It was also nice but quit different compared to the Christmas markets in the eastern part of Austria.

Still both a worth a visit.

Never been to Aachen...maybe something I can do in the future...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on November 25, 2019, 03:36:35 pm
Tried a 38 D size bra and it fits like a glove.  If it is up to my, my girls could stop growing now!  This rather high dose of estrogen I inject now, seem to cause some extra growth!
You make me jealous!
Although they are growing again since a few weeks and they fill out the bra quit nicely now.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 25, 2019, 04:53:45 pm
You make me jealous!
Although they are growing again since a few weeks and they fill out the bra quit nicely now.
Yeah, I am getting kind of a Dirndl bussum, even though our traditional Tracht was no so bussum oriented as yours up there.

(https://i.imgur.com/DEvdhof.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Iztaccihuatl on November 25, 2019, 05:20:58 pm
So maybe it's time for visit then

I have been in Vienna earlier this year in May and then in September, just not during Christmas time. But we will make delicious Austrian Christmas cookies here in the US (Vanillekipferln , Rumkugeln, Linzer Augen, etc.)!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 25, 2019, 06:12:11 pm
24 November 2019

Dena; She makes me Happy Everyday.

Best Always, I Love You Dena Dear

Christine


Christine,

That is so sweet!

Tell Dena that we miss her.

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 25, 2019, 06:13:24 pm
Tried a 38 D size bra and it fits like a glove.  If it is up to my, my girls could stop growing now!  This rather high dose of estrogen I inject now, seem to cause some extra growth!

That is good news Linde!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 25, 2019, 06:14:34 pm
My hormone prescription has arrived ^_^


Patience pays off!  It is nice to hear news of their arrival!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 25, 2019, 06:49:29 pm
First day at my new job went well,fit in.Boss was impressed,helped a couple co workers out on a couple problems and got them fixed.My brother came in today too,on military leave and found out he gets out of the Army in January.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 25, 2019, 06:51:33 pm
First day at my new job went well,fit in.Boss was impressed,helped a couple co workers out on a couple problems and got them fixed.My brother came in today too,on military leave and found out he gets out of the Army in January.

That is great that your first day went so well!
Maybe you will get to see your brother more often soon too.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 25, 2019, 08:32:43 pm

Christine,

That is so sweet!

Tell Dena that we miss her.

Hugs,

Chrissy

Hi Chrissy,                 25 November 2019

You made us both Happy Today. Dena and I both thank you for the sweet comments and the support from many members. Dena misses you all too and misses helping folks here at Susan's Place. Hopefully things will get straightened out, her ban will be lifted and she will get to come back and help those that need her expertise.

Thank you all.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 26, 2019, 05:57:14 am
Tried a 38 D size bra and it fits like a glove.  If it is up to my, my girls could stop growing now!  This rather high dose of estrogen I inject now, seem to cause some extra growth!


Hi Linde,

Did your bandwidth reduce from 40-42 because of hormones too?
Your results sounds good.

Have you kept in touch with the lady you met at the dance party?

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on November 26, 2019, 08:22:34 pm
Getting asked to do a monologue and said yes.A friend of my wife's is doing one locally for crossdressers next year in January.I knew this was not to turn down.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 26, 2019, 08:34:11 pm

Hi Linde,

Did your bandwidth reduce from 40-42 because of hormones too?
Your results sounds good.

Have you kept in touch with the lady you met at the dance party?

Hugs,

Chrissy
No, I have mostly a bandwidth of 40, but once in a while I find a 38 that is comfortable, and that means, I am either a solid 38 D or a solid 40 C.  I am pretty satisfied with the size of my girls now, and hope they will not get much bigger!  I don't know how much my intersex condition plays a role with my boob growth.  Whatever it is, one can clearly see that I have boobs!

Yes, I am in touch with the lady from my dance party, and we plan to go to the next one together.  I still hope very much that more than being dancing partners only will develop out of this!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on November 27, 2019, 01:58:36 am
I went to a new gynecologist today, and the intake nurse was genuinely shocked when I admitted to her that I’m trans. She had no idea.

She and the doctor were so complimentary and awesome to work with. I’m usually not a fan of doctors offices, but I can’t wait to go back!


-Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 27, 2019, 02:46:37 pm
I went to a new gynecologist today, and the intake nurse was genuinely shocked when I admitted to her that I’m trans. She had no idea.

She and the doctor were so complimentary and awesome to work with. I’m usually not a fan of doctors offices, but I can’t wait to go back!


-Stephanie

Most people do appreciate receiving a warm, professional, and friendly environment.  I am glad you received that today! 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 27, 2019, 03:28:36 pm
Well it was a last-minute decision on my part to go see if I could get my hair trimmed to look as nice as possible for the holiday tomorrow.  My regular stylist was not there but I decided to let another cut it as the wait was not going to be long and it was not going to be any restyling.  I did not go in dressed femme, just jeans and a sweatshirt hoodie.  Of course I was not passing as I did not make any effort to do so today.

She did a nice job, making my side swept bangs look even nicer, and making the all one length hair all around the back look perfect.  She mentioned that I have really nice, thick, feminine looking hair.  I said thanks and that I really like enjoy it in this style, but I did not talk about my trans status.  I assumed she thought I am a guy.  I wonder if she thought I am mtf trans but it does not matter. 

What does matter is that this turned out pretty well.  It is getting harder some days for my hair to fit in with a guy look, which is still a necessity for the time being.  I think it is harder some days because my face has been changing and the hair has something to do with it too.

So this is a happy day.  :)

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 27, 2019, 03:35:23 pm
No, I have mostly a bandwidth of 40, but once in a while I find a 38 that is comfortable, and that means, I am either a solid 38 D or a solid 40 C.  I am pretty satisfied with the size of my girls now, and hope they will not get much bigger!  I don't know how much my intersex condition plays a role with my boob growth.  Whatever it is, one can clearly see that I have boobs!

Yes, I am in touch with the lady from my dance party, and we plan to go to the next one together.  I still hope very much that more than being dancing partners only will develop out of this!
@Linde

Linde,

Have an nice Thanksgiving!  It is always nice to hear from you.
Maybe something will develop from the relationship.  Give it time.

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on November 27, 2019, 04:01:19 pm
@Steph2.0 This is so nice.  I like my doctor and all the staff in the office as well.  They treat me well!  Its great to find a doctor that isn't "afraid" of us. 

@ChrissyRyan I'm glad your haircut turned out well.  I know its hard sometimes to go to someone different than your regular stylist.  You never know what she was thinking with that comment!  Your hairstyle definitely adds to the overall presentation our face gives.

 
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on November 27, 2019, 06:14:59 pm
1 more day of work before I spend the next
10 days at my property in Mexico.  Excited to get out of
This cold weather.  I’m flying down solo.  My brother is picking me up
At the airport.  I’m a tiny bit nervous about transphobia I think it’s not
As accepted as on the west coast of Canada.  But I know the area I’m in
Will be safe.  Todos santos and Cabo San Lucas are extremely safe and
Lgbt friendly.   Plus being in a group makes it even safer your less of a target
Then when your solo.  So I’m extremely excited and can hardly wait to get
Into a warmer climate it 6C where I live to day and when I arrive it will be 28C
Can hardly wait
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 27, 2019, 08:41:58 pm
@Linde

Linde,

Have an nice Thanksgiving!  It is always nice to hear from you.
Maybe something will develop from the relationship.  Give it time.

Chrissy
Thank you Chrissy for both of your wishes!
I, too, wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I wish the same to all the members here!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 27, 2019, 08:50:12 pm
Well it was a last-minute decision on my part to go see if I could get my hair trimmed to look as nice as possible for the holiday tomorrow.  My regular stylist was not there but I decided to let another cut it as the wait was not going to be long and it was not going to be any restyling.  I did not go in dressed femme, just jeans and a sweatshirt hoodie.  Of course I was not passing as I did not make any effort to do so today.

She did a nice job, making my side swept bangs look even nicer, and making the all one length hair all around the back look perfect.  She mentioned that I have really nice, thick, feminine looking hair.  I said thanks and that I really like enjoy it in this style, but I did not talk about my trans status.  I assumed she thought I am a guy.  I wonder if she thought I am mtf trans but it does not matter. 

What does matter is that this turned out pretty well.  It is getting harder some days for my hair to fit in with a guy look, which is still a necessity for the time being.  I think it is harder some days because my face has been changing and the hair has something to do with it too.

So this is a happy day.  :)

Chrissy
I am glad for you Chrissy, you deserve this very much.  You are one of the gentlest and compassionate people I am in contact with!
And one day, hopefully in the near future, you will be able to live all day long, and every day, as the real you!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on November 27, 2019, 08:50:33 pm
Hi Folks,                         27 November 2019

Today was a special day, I had Three Happys today.

1. Had an appointment with a new hematologist today. I wanted to find out if I can safely get back on my She-Mone Estradiol. The Doctor I saw checked me over, asked me a lot of questions, drew a diagram similar to a software flow chart. After all our discussion, he said that as long as I stay on the anti coagulant Xarelto, I should not develop a DVT due to estrogen. He believes my DVT was hereditary and that I'll need to remain on Xarelto for as long as I'm on the green side of the lawn or Sunny side of the Desert Sand once I'm in Arizona with Dena. That made my first happy of the day.

2. My second happy was at Wally World early this evening. While inside shopping for stuff, I saw a lady coming in my direction and when she got close enough she said: "I remember you." I thought she looked familiar but couldn't remember where I knew her from. She was wearing an American Airlines sweat shirt and I asked her if it had something to do with AA. She said: "No. You're the transgender woman that helped me when I was at Nothing Bundt Cakes this past summer." Then I remembered helping her by holding the door for her and offering to help her carry the cakes she bought to her car. She thanked me for the help and I chimed in with "You have just been helped by a Transgender Woman." It proved to me that we can help our community by helping people and letting them know we care and who we are. That was my second happy of today.

3. The Happiest Happy of today and everyday is when I see Dena. She Is the Love of my Life. I Love You Dena Dear.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 29, 2019, 07:47:47 am
Hi Folks,                         27 November 2019

Today was a special day, I had Three Happys today.

1. Had an appointment with a new hematologist today. I wanted to find out if I can safely get back on my She-Mone Estradiol. The Doctor I saw checked me over, asked me a lot of questions, drew a diagram similar to a software flow chart. After all our discussion, he said that as long as I stay on the anti coagulant Xarelto, I should not develop a DVT due to estrogen. He believes my DVT was hereditary and that I'll need to remain on Xarelto for as long as I'm on the green side of the lawn or Sunny side of the Desert Sand once I'm in Arizona with Dena. That made my first happy of the day.

2. My second happy was at Wally World early this evening. While inside shopping for stuff, I saw a lady coming in my direction and when she got close enough she said: "I remember you." I thought she looked familiar but couldn't remember where I knew her from. She was wearing an American Airlines sweat shirt and I asked her if it had something to do with AA. She said: "No. You're the transgender woman that helped me when I was at Nothing Bundt Cakes this past summer." Then I remembered helping her by holding the door for her and offering to help her carry the cakes she bought to her car. She thanked me for the help and I chimed in with "You have just been helped by a Transgender Woman." It proved to me that we can help our community by helping people and letting them know we care and who we are. That was my second happy of today.

3. The Happiest Happy of today and everyday is when I see Dena. She Is the Love of my Life. I Love You Dena Dear.

Best Always, Love

Christine


Christine,

I hope that you have many nice days with Dena.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on November 29, 2019, 07:52:09 am
I think it is enjoyable to simply be with other women I know, regardless how I am dressed, as these are opportunities to interact and be with women who always treat me as a woman. It is simply pleasant.

That makes for happy times.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on November 29, 2019, 11:42:03 am
After a week of not eating, my dog finally ate a little chicken  and some gravy.  She lost almost 10 pounds!  I hope she will gain her weight back soon.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Michelledeanna1989 on November 30, 2019, 05:32:23 am
I am flying this morning and last night both times threw security I was not called put or put threw any embarrassing searches.  For my first time flying since I started transitioning:  really happy
Only thing was I was pulled aside for a bag / hand swap randomly but the agent was really respectful and gendered me correctly


Very happy now next step in mexican immigration in a few hours time.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: jaybutterfly on December 02, 2019, 04:39:01 am
The apartment sale is going ahead and I will have a new space for myself in January, so I can go full time properly.

I am now out at all my clubs and in all my social groups save for my place of employment.

I have got only a small amount of packing left for my trip to india and then I can go wednesday night to finish my yoga instructor training.

Im on my way out to pick up my estradiol in a few minutes.

New year, new me is gonna hit me pretty hard XD
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Adrianna40 on December 03, 2019, 06:42:42 pm
Getting good news at the lawyers,reading of my grandfather's will.He died 3 weeks ago and I knew what I was going to get from him.It was his 1967 Plymouth GTX,remember him teaching me to drive in it and going on drives with my grandmother and him.This car was his baby and will continue to be by me too.My dad said I was the right person for this car,remembers me loving it a lot.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 03, 2019, 10:52:13 pm
Was informed by the Mayo Clinic that they will now start the insurance approval process for my, hopefully soon, GRS procedure.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 04, 2019, 07:48:26 pm
Was informed by the Mayo Clinic that they will now start the insurance approval process for my, hopefully soon, GRS procedure.


That sounds positive!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on December 06, 2019, 09:18:40 pm
I was just informed yesterday by the trainer at my job (which I am still not transitioned at) that, at the time of my hiring, lots of people kept coming up to her & asking "Is that guy really a guy?". To clarify, she has no idea I'm trans ether.

This is yet another example that, despite me being well over 6' tall & more than 200 pounds, when I'm still trying to present as male I'm increasingly read as FTM.

In a weird roundabout way, I take as an unintended compliment, even if worded rudely. ai thake it to mean that at this point, in the eyes of most people, I look like I was born physically female, even while trying to actively hide it. And that bodes well for my ability to pass.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Erika_ on December 11, 2019, 03:08:15 pm
I had someone tell me that I pass, and that I wasn't visibly trans.

I don't believe it, but it's a nice thing to hear.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 11, 2019, 04:24:11 pm
I hope that EVERYBODY is having a wonderful day today!   :)

If you are not today, I hope that a wonderful day for you happens tomorrow!

Hugs!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on December 11, 2019, 04:35:09 pm
I hope that EVERYBODY is having a wonderful day today!   :)

If you are not today, I hope that a wonderful day for you happens tomorrow!

Hugs!   :)


Chrissy
That’s a lovely thought Chrissy. Wonderful days are on hold for me and i’m not sure when they might return.
But I too hope everyone has a wonderful tomorrow
Pammie. Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on December 13, 2019, 04:36:05 am
"What Made You Happy Today?"

Leather and steel. My wife gave me a Damascus steel, UK street legal, folding Tanto blade belt knife for my birthday. :)

Also, chocolate. She gave me a pound of Reese's in the form of two half pound peanut butter cups.  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 13, 2019, 04:46:08 am
"What Made You Happy Today?"


Leather and steel. My wife gave me a Damascus steel, UK street legal, folding Tanto blade belt knife for my birthday. :)

Also, chocolate. She gave me a pound of Reese's in the form of two half pound peanut butter cups.  :)


Those are huge cups, maybe DD size!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on December 13, 2019, 04:49:13 am
"What Made You Happy Today?"


Leather and steel. My wife gave me a Damascus steel, UK street legal, folding Tanto blade belt knife for my birthday. :)

Also, chocolate. She gave me a pound of Reese's in the form of two half pound peanut butter cups.  :)

Those are huge cups, maybe DD size!   :)

Chrissy

DING DING DING

We have a winner in today's Make Devlyn Smile Contest!  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on December 13, 2019, 11:29:34 am
Leather and steel. My wife gave me a Damascus steel, UK street legal, folding Tanto blade belt knife for my birthday. :)

Be aware that you can only carry the knife in public if you have a good reason to be carrying it.

Ellie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on December 13, 2019, 11:55:13 am
Leather and steel. My wife gave me a Damascus steel, UK street legal, folding Tanto blade belt knife for my birthday. :)

Be aware that you can only carry the knife in public if you have a good reason to be carrying it.

Ellie

She checked the gov.uk site before she bought it for me, because she knows I like carrying one:

Basic laws on knives

It’s illegal to:

sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less.

carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less.

carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife.

use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife).

I carried or wore my  Fairbairn-Sykes in the US, but with this innocent face I never saw any trouble.  ::)
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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on December 14, 2019, 07:37:54 am
I wasn't aware of the three-inches qualification. I'm glad you already checked.

I guess that means it's legal to carry Swiss-army knives without having to have a good reason! That's worth knowing. (Although to be honest I tend to find them almost useless.)

Ellie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on December 14, 2019, 10:00:42 am
Got inked
I'm happy with the result (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191214/5b13a990b80aef8c7b2e2286311368fe.jpg)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 14, 2019, 10:11:39 am
Got inked
I'm happy with the result (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191214/5b13a990b80aef8c7b2e2286311368fe.jpg)
Located between the boobs?  Will you get color in it?  Looks interesting, any symbolic behind it?
 I have two tattoos, and don't plan to get anymore.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on December 14, 2019, 10:17:24 am
Located between the boobs?  Will you get color in it?  Looks interesting, any symbolic behind it?
 I have two tattoos, and don't plan to get anymore.
It's between the shoulders and it will stay that way

This are the hashtags I used on Instagram:

#gotinked #tattoo #tattooedgirls #wings of the #valkyrie #shieldmaiden #vikings #nordicheritage

I think the symbolic is that I got wings to reach hights I would have never dreamed of and that I learned how to fight for me

The funny thing is, in summer a customer told me you remind me of Lagertha. 

What tattoos do you have?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 14, 2019, 10:53:48 am
It's between the shoulders and it will stay that way

This are the hashtags I used on Instagram:

#gotinked #tattoo #tattooedgirls #wings of the #valkyrie #shieldmaiden #vikings #nordicheritage

I think the symbolic is that I got wings to reach hights I would have never dreamed of and that I learned how to fight for me

The funny thing is, in summer a customer told me you remind me of Lagertha. 

What tattoos do you have?
I have a sunflower over an old scar on top of my right breast, and a geometric design to look from a distance like a seahorse.  A trans friend in Germany, who designs tattoos for a living, gave me the design for my birthday.  It combines my scientific background with my residence at the Gulf of Mexico.  It is about 7" tall and is located on my lower right leg.

(https://i.imgur.com/YbEnKx9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M1avbAz.jpg)
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Post by: Thessa on December 14, 2019, 12:38:18 pm
I have a sunflower over an old scar on top of my right breast, and a geometric design to look from a distance like a seahorse.  A trans friend in Germany, who designs tattoos for a living, gave me the design for my birthday.  It combines my scientific background with my residence at the Gulf of Mexico.  It is about 7" tall and is located on my lower right leg.

(https://i.imgur.com/YbEnKx9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M1avbAz.jpg)
Ahhh...now I remember that you posted it in the past maybe in another thread.

I really like the seahorse and it's style.

After my BA which is planned for next year I think about another tattoo over the right shoulder. But let's see...nothing decided yet
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on December 14, 2019, 12:42:03 pm
I went to a panto today with my 2 younger grandsons. Had a lovely time and reminded me of all the good things in life xx


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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on December 14, 2019, 03:58:15 pm
I went to a panto today with my 2 younger grandsons. Had a lovely time and reminded me of all the good things in life xx

Oh no you didn't!

sorry :)
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Post by: Pammie on December 14, 2019, 04:18:33 pm
Oh no you didn't!

sorry :)
Hee hee


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Post by: Maddie on December 14, 2019, 06:17:44 pm
I went to a panto today with my 2 younger grandsons. Had a lovely time and reminded me of all the good things in life xx


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Sounds nice. Thanks for sharing this good thing Pammie.

I'm happy that I'm warm inside today, catching up on things
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 15, 2019, 12:34:31 am
Two friends and I went to a nice little studio type theatre and watch a performance of "A nice family Christmas"  It was a wonderful comedy, we all laughed a lot, and were glad that we went!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SweetViper on December 15, 2019, 04:28:40 am
Even if it may sound weird, but just the fact that I woke up, that I had a coffee and got a call from my parents, wishing me a happy sunday made me really happy today.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Thessa on December 15, 2019, 04:53:39 am
Even if it may sound weird, but just the fact that I woke up, that I had a coffee and got a call from my parents, wishing me a happy sunday made me really happy today.
It doesn't sound weird at all!
Enjoy your Sunday!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on December 16, 2019, 01:49:06 am
Even if it may sound weird, but just the fact that I woke up, that I had a coffee and got a call from my parents, wishing me a happy sunday made me really happy today.

I've always said "If I wake up and see the ceiling tiles, it's a good day!"

Hugs, Devlyn
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Renee.D on December 16, 2019, 04:29:42 pm
I've always said "If I wake up and see the ceiling tiles, it's a good day!"

Hugs, Devlyn

Oh no! I don't see the ceiling tiles until I make my way downstairs and into the Kitchen. This means I have had so many bad days!! Lol!

My name change was made official today! I received my first legal document made for Renee! *Joy Jump*
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 16, 2019, 04:32:55 pm
Oh no! I don't see the ceiling tiles until I make my way downstairs and into the Kitchen. This means I have had so many bad days!! Lol!

My name change was made official today! I received my first legal document made for Renee! *Joy Jump*

Yay!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: steph2.0 on December 16, 2019, 05:07:30 pm
Oh no! I don't see the ceiling tiles until I make my way downstairs and into the Kitchen. This means I have had so many bad days!! Lol!

My name change was made official today! I received my first legal document made for Renee! *Joy Jump*

Squeeee!! Congratulations Ms. Renee!


-Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 16, 2019, 06:26:37 pm

My name change was made official today! I received my first legal document made for Renee! *Joy Jump*
Wow, congrats!  Isn't this a great feeling to be officially Mrs.......!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Renee.D on December 16, 2019, 07:28:11 pm
Thank you, ladies! It feels wonderful. To top it off my wife referred to me as her spouse and not husband today when she was on the phone.
She has been supportive, but this is still a huge step for her!






Edit: correct mistypes
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KathyLauren on December 16, 2019, 07:40:32 pm
Renee, congratulations on your official name change, and on your supportive wife!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on December 16, 2019, 08:18:43 pm
                              16 December 2019

Every day since Dena came into my life has made me Happy. I Love You Dena Dear and I Thank You for being YOU! You Are an Angel.

All My Love, Forever

Your Forever Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on December 18, 2019, 12:14:53 pm
Thank you, ladies! It feels wonderful. To top it off my wife referred to me as her spouse and not husband today when she was on the phone.
She has been supportive, but this is still a huge step for her!






Edit: correct mistypes

You know? I don't know which of those, the official name or the "spouse" from the spouse, is more impactful or amazing...

Congratulations on both!

Katie
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 04:16:57 pm
                              16 December 2019

Every day since Dena came into my life has made me Happy. I Love You Dena Dear and I Thank You for being YOU! You Are an Angel.

All My Love, Forever

Your Forever Christine



I am happy for you two Christine.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 04:17:40 pm
Thank you, ladies! It feels wonderful. To top it off my wife referred to me as her spouse and not husband today when she was on the phone.
She has been supportive, but this is still a huge step for her!



Edit: correct mistypes


That is wonderful!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 18, 2019, 04:29:25 pm
Was at the voice pathologist, and found out that I could talk without any problems when my entire speech could be made in eeee sounds, and if I could avoid any aaaaa sounds!  I could do this if I would want to sound like Daisy Duck!
I will have my next session on Friday.
The pathologist feels she can get me back to my former female sounding voice.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 04:52:09 pm
Was at the voice pathologist, and found out that I could talk without any problems when my entire speech could be made in eeee sounds, and if I could avoid any aaaaa sounds!  I could do this if I would want to sound like Daisy Duck!
I will have my next session on Friday.
The pathologist feels she can get me back to my former female sounding voice.


I hope you get your desired voice back. 
And that you can continue to avoid eating catfish.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 05:20:02 pm
Went shopping for some clothes.
Now I wait to buy them on sale, at the same store, perhaps online.

Trying things on in person but having the patience for a sale is a good habit!
Every once in awhile something might sell out, but not that often.

Happy bargain hunting!   :)

Chrissy

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 18, 2019, 06:10:10 pm

I hope you get your desired voice back. 
And that you can continue to avoid eating catfish.

Chrissy
Thanks!  I would even start to ear catfish, if hat would make me sound normal again!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 06:13:27 pm
How long will it take for you to get your voice back to where it should be?

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 18, 2019, 06:21:27 pm
How long will it take for you to get your voice back to where it should be?

Chrissy
No prediction was given, but to be honest, i didn't even ask!  I am just happy to sound like me again, the older woman I am.

When changing over into a woman, I felt so blessed that I hardly had to do anything to my vice, and now I am talking like an old chainsaw for more than 6 month already!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 18, 2019, 06:23:48 pm
No prediction was given, but to be honest, i didn't even ask!  I am just happy to sound like me again, the older woman I am.

When changing over into a woman, I felt so blessed that I hardly had to do anything to my vice, and now I am talking like an old chainsaw for more than 6 month already!

Will this voice help cost a lot of money Linde?
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on December 18, 2019, 08:00:06 pm
Went shopping for some clothes.
Now I wait to buy them on sale, at the same store, perhaps online.

Trying things on in person but having the patience for a sale is a good habit!
Every once in awhile something might sell out, but not that often.

Happy bargain hunting!   :)

Chrissy

Hi Chrissy,                      18 December 2019

Two years ago I saw a beautiful hot pink puffer coat online at J C Penny. I really wanted that coat as I really like and wear a lot of pink; the brighter the better. Well, I waited for it to go on sale and it did, except by the time it went on sale the bright pink ones in my size were all gone. Last year, they didn't have that color. I'm going to look again tonight and see if I can find one, on-sale or not, I want it.

Will let you know if I find one or two; nothing like having a spare.

UPDATE 18 Dec 2019, 1933 MST:   No Luck

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 18, 2019, 08:18:32 pm
Will this voice help cost a lot of money Linde?
The copay for specialist visit everytime ($35).  And this shows the poor healthcare system in the US again!  Somebody with less money would not be able to afford this in the long run!
My current voice causes some diststress for me (Dysphoria???), because I am constantly misgendered on the phone.  In real life it seems not to be a problem, but I am always "Sir'ed" on the phone.
But if one could not pay this copayment, they would have to live with this funny, breaking voice, and that is not right!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on December 18, 2019, 08:55:37 pm
The copay for specialist visit everytime ($35).  And this shows the poor healthcare system in the US again!  Somebody with less money would not be able to afford this in the long run!
My current voice causes some diststress for me (Dysphoria???), because I am constantly misgendered on the phone.  In real life it seems not to be a problem, but I am always "Sir'ed" on the phone.
But if one could not pay this copayment, they would have to live with this funny, breaking voice, and that is not right!

Hi Linde,                 18 December 2019

I think we have a good health care system. I know folks in Canada and the UK wait inordinate amounts of time just to see  doctor. The day I had my Orchie was 5 weeks and one day from my official start (seeing a counselor). My out of pocket expense was $$3325.00. Medicare doesn't cover it unless medically necessary. Last Thursday I called my primary's office for an appointment. I got one for Monday afternoon. They are not open on Friday. My co pay was Zero. I saw the doctor I wanted to see, not someone assigned to me by some mystery person.

What health care system do you think is better than what we have?

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 18, 2019, 10:56:49 pm
Hi Linde,                 18 December 2019

I think we have a good health care system. I know folks in Canada and the UK wait inordinate amounts of time just to see  doctor. The day I had my Orchie was 5 weeks and one day from my official start (seeing a counselor). My out of pocket expense was $$3325.00. Medicare doesn't cover it unless medically necessary. Last Thursday I called my primary's office for an appointment. I got one for Monday afternoon. They are not open on Friday. My co pay was Zero. I saw the doctor I wanted to see, not someone assigned to me by some mystery person.

What health care system do you think is better than what we have?

Best Always, Love

Christine
Christine
I beg to differ with you.  The health care systems of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria, etc. dance circles around the US system!
I worked on both sides of the pond in health care.  The US has the far best medical system (that is why I came to here), but the delivery and delivery cost is one of the most rotten in the western world.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: christinej78 on December 19, 2019, 02:00:14 am
Christine
I beg to differ with you.  The health care systems of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria, etc. dance circles around the US system!
I worked on both sides of the pond in health care.  The US has the far best medical system (that is why I came to here), but the delivery and delivery cost is one of the most rotten in the western world.

Hi Linde,                         19 December 2019

My take on it is the problem is corruption, compliments of Gooberment, Business and Politicians

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on December 19, 2019, 10:54:23 am
The thing that made me happy today was finally noticing changes in my face and body after 3 months of HRT.


~~ Michelle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on December 19, 2019, 11:45:30 am
The thing that made me happy today was finally noticing changes in my face and body after 3 months of HRT.

~ Michelle
@MichelleA
YES, for sure that is good news that you reported above...

.......and don't forget about the good news of your new Name Change....

HAPPY NEWS on all fronts !!!
Thank you for sharing,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on December 19, 2019, 12:02:58 pm
@MichelleA
YES, for sure that is good news that you reported above...

.......and don't forget about the good news of your new Name Change....

HAPPY NEWS on all fronts !!!
Thank you for sharing,
Danielle

@Northern_Star_Girl
Thanks Danielle for all your kindness and support.  I know I'm being impatient and it's only been 3 months since starting HRT but it seems like it's been forever.  Now that I see some progress I can sit back and relax a little. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.


With Love,

Michelle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on December 19, 2019, 12:15:58 pm
The thing that made me happy today was an afternoon being taken out by my boyfriend (cinema and Italian restaurant) and an evening being pampered - hair, nails & brows


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 19, 2019, 04:05:39 pm
The thing that made me happy today was an afternoon being taken out by my boyfriend (cinema and Italian restaurant) and an evening being pampered - hair, nails & brows

That sounds really nice.    :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on December 19, 2019, 04:51:48 pm
That sounds really nice.    :)

Chrissy
It was! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191219/e997a038f570ad37bc2905d6a345bce0.jpg)


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on December 19, 2019, 06:29:28 pm
Well a couple things

First I've officially begun buy name change process finallygot it filled with the courts. 
Second...well...someone's once known for a while asked me out but not as friends hfs wants me to go on a date. 

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Post by: steph2.0 on December 19, 2019, 07:57:18 pm
It was! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191219/e997a038f570ad37bc2905d6a345bce0.jpg)

Pammie, you look fantastic! Do I see a new avatar pic?


-Stephanie
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Post by: christinej78 on December 20, 2019, 01:36:12 am
It was! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191219/e997a038f570ad37bc2905d6a345bce0.jpg)


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Hi Pammie,                       20 December 2019

You look stunning in your photo. Your boyfriend sounds like he's a really fine gentleman; I'm glad he made you happy yesterday and I hope he makes you happy everyday,

Wishing You, Your Family and Your Boyfriend a Blessed, Healthy, Happy Christmas and New Year. May the Good Lord Bless You-All Everyday.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on December 20, 2019, 05:48:44 am
Wife gave me my first purse.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Linde on December 20, 2019, 03:33:09 pm
That my voice pathologist felt today that my natural speech pitch is between 200 and 210 Hz average.  A nice female range for an older woman.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on December 20, 2019, 03:45:05 pm
That my voice pathologist felt today that my natural speech pitch is between 200 and 210 Hz average.  A nice female range for an older woman.
@Linde
Dear Linde:
Regarding your voice pitch and the comment from your voice pathologist, that is certainly GOOD NEWS!!
You must feel quite goo about that report!

Thank you for posting and sharing.
It is always a pleasure to read good news here on the Forum
 
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on December 20, 2019, 04:40:15 pm
Hi Pammie,                       20 December 2019

You look stunning in your photo. Your boyfriend sounds like he's a really fine gentleman; I'm glad he made you happy yesterday and I hope he makes you happy everyday,

Wishing You, Your Family and Your Boyfriend a Blessed, Healthy, Happy Christmas and New Year. May the Good Lord Bless You-All Everyday.

Best Always, Love

Christine
Thanks Christine. . My boyfriend is amazing, i’m very lucky.
Happy Xmas and New Year to you too!


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Post by: Linde on December 20, 2019, 10:49:15 pm
@Linde
Dear Linde:
Regarding your voice pitch and the comment from your voice pathologist, that is certainly GOOD NEWS!!
You must feel quite goo about that report!

Thank you for posting and sharing.
It is always a pleasure to read good news here on the Forum
 
HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle

Thank you Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Denice on December 23, 2019, 04:12:06 am
This is a day late, but Sunday was magnificent! About 4 years ago I found a Macy's gift card while doing my rounds as a security guard. When I got home I looked up the numbers on it and discovered it had $35 dollars on it. Last week I ordered a couple of bras and Sunday morning I got the message that they're waiting for me.

While I was at the mall I checked out a new store that opened a month or so ago, Boscovs. $30 later I added a pair pants and a shirt to my wardrobe.

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica_K on December 23, 2019, 05:52:11 am
This is a few days late, Friday, was phoned by my GP to tell me that they are going to support my meds and tests under supervision of genderGP. Yay that is going to save me a lot of time and money

Jessica xx
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on December 23, 2019, 05:57:36 am
This is a few days late, Friday, was phoned by my GP to tell me that they are going to support my meds and tests under supervision of genderGP. Yay that is going to save me a lot of time and money

Jessica xx


That is good news!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on January 06, 2020, 03:25:51 pm
Today HR approved my name change in our computer systems at work. Not exactly for the reasons I expected but I won't let that bother me. So the next two weeks' main theme will be coming out. After that full-time is coming, just before the company party, so I had an excuse to buy a new dress for the party :D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on January 06, 2020, 03:27:31 pm
Today HR approved my name change in our computer systems at work. Not exactly for the reasons I expected but I won't let that bother me. So the next two weeks' main theme will be coming out. After that full-time is coming, just before the company party, so I had an excuse to buy a new dress for the party :D
Awesome! Go you! Xx


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Post by: Jessica_K on January 06, 2020, 03:33:57 pm
I was at the docs today and we were discussing if I needed to go onto thyroxine and she said that should I have to I would get free prescriptions (UK). I chuckled then she looked at my date of birth, I have been age entitled for 7 years. That made me smile

Jessica xx
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on January 06, 2020, 03:55:19 pm
Awesome! Go you! Xx

Thank you! Progress just got really fast, I still have a hard time comprehending that this is really happening.

I was at the docs today and we were discussing if I needed to go onto thyroxine and she said that should I have to I would get free prescriptions (UK). I chuckled then she looked at my date of birth, I have been age entitled for 7 years. That made me smile

Jessica xx

Jessica, based on you avatar I thought you are in your early fifties, wow!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jessica_K on January 06, 2020, 05:55:22 pm
Jessica, based on you avatar I thought you are in your early fifties, wow!
Thank you, I have now been made happy twice in one day!!!!

Jessica xxx
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on January 10, 2020, 01:54:03 pm
The first thing that made me happy today is that we had a short but pleasant talk with higher management about my transition and they are totally okay with it.

The other things that made me happy are related to the dress I ordered for the company party. It arrived sooner than expected, even sooner than the earliest advertised time. The problem was that the delivery guy knocked on the door while I was trying to find my bra so obviously I couldn't open the door and he left before I could put on the rest of my clothes so I had to call him on the phone. I'm still not totally confident in my voice but it seemed to pass on the phone today without any warm-up or practice, which is very nice.
Then I tried on the dress and it seems to fit great so I'd say that today was definitely one of the better days.

Edit: And I almost forgot that my promotion got official today as well.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 10, 2020, 10:40:41 pm
Celebrating with my husband,dad and friends after being told I am cancer free on Tuesday.Was diagnosed with breast cancer in my right breast in November that was caught early.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 10, 2020, 10:47:43 pm
Celebrating with my husband,dad and friends after being told I am cancer free on Tuesday.Was diagnosed with breast cancer in my right breast in November that was caught early.
@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
Well, what you reported is terrific and wonderful news.,,,   yes indeed, frequent checkups and mammograms are essential in catching these type of things early when you have the best chance of having a good outcome.
Congratulations to you....   

Also wishing you a warm Welcome to Susan's Place and the Forums.
As a new member, please be certain to look over the informative LINKS that I provided for you on my Welcome Message on your first post on the Introductions Forum about a half hour ago.

Again, WELCOME TO SUSAN'S PLACE,


HUGS and continued best wishes.,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 10, 2020, 11:06:04 pm
@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
Well, what you reported is terrific and wonderful news.,,,   yes indeed, frequent checkups and mammograms are essential in catching these type of things early when you have the best chance of having a good outcome.
Congratulations to you....   

Also wishing you a warm Welcome to Susan's Place and the Forums.
As a new member, please be certain to look over the informative LINKS that I provided for you on my Welcome Message on your first post on the Introductions Forum about a half hour ago.

Again, WELCOME TO SUSAN'S PLACE,


HUGS and continued best wishes.,
Danielle

I noticed a lump that didn't feel right at all and knew to see my doctor ASAP.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on January 11, 2020, 03:42:00 am
I noticed a lump that didn't feel right at all and knew to see my doctor ASAP.

That was a good catch, I'm really happy you caught it early!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 11, 2020, 12:14:23 pm
I noticed a lump that didn't feel right at all and knew to see my doctor ASAP.

@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
I would like you to read about my own recent personal experience ....
             Mammogram alert
   https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,250316.0.html

I am very happy that you were vigilant in getting the lump that you noticed looked at by your doctor.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 12, 2020, 01:14:22 pm
@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
I would like you to read about my own recent personal experience ....
             Mammogram alert
   https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,250316.0.html

I am very happy that you were vigilant in getting the lump that you noticed looked at by your doctor.

HUGS,
Danielle

Have my mammogram scheduled for next month
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on January 12, 2020, 01:21:29 pm
Today I received a late Xmas pressie which was a wonderful drawing of my beautiful daughter Siobhan who died nearly 6 months ago (well, to be exact 172 days ago) - the drawing is wonderful and has captured the essence of her beauty. It’s front and centre in my memory corner xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maria2018 on January 12, 2020, 04:01:26 pm
What made me happy today was to do with a pair of clip on earrings that I bought 2 years ago when I first started questioning everything. I've finally found out you can adjust them, so now I can wear them without wanting to cry from pain after 30 seconds :D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 12, 2020, 04:43:09 pm
Nerd girl here solved a tough home infrastructure problem and that was very satisfying.
But also a bit tiring.  The do it yourself solution saved more dough for ULTA and other good uses!

It is never fun to spend money on maintenance, but wise, especially satisfying if you can do it yourself.  Yes, I did consult with friends who are pros but some creative solutions on my part proved useful and this avoided having to hire someone.   :)

My hands need some lotion!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Erika_ on January 12, 2020, 08:27:33 pm
I found out I can stay with my friend when I flee my horrible living situation, so I don't have to go to a shelter.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 12, 2020, 08:53:36 pm
I found out I can stay with my friend when I flee my horrible living situation, so I don't have to go to a shelter.

@Erika_
Dear Erika:
That is indeed terrific and "happy" news.   Nothing worse than being afraid.,..
...and that you can be staying with a friend is also good news, better than staying at a shelter....   
but be thankful for the shelters, they help a lot of those people that can not find friends to stay with.

Thank you for sharing and I am wishing you well.... and SAFETY

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 12, 2020, 09:19:38 pm
New boss and I getting to know each other today,he is open minded knowing I am a pre op transsexual.He likes giving transgender people a chance,sees me like any normal person.Dropped off my toolbox off yesterday,auto repair shop starting tomorrow.Last shop I worked for,felt I was mistreated a lot and my old boss tried to work things out with me with no effort
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 12, 2020, 09:40:21 pm
@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
Definitely good news that you shared about your new boss/job.
It is very nice to see that there are open-minded people out there that will give you a new chance at a new job.

Thank you for sharing and posting,

HUGS and best wishes to you in your new job,
Danielle

New boss and I getting to know each other today,he is open minded knowing I am a pre op transsexual.He likes giving transgender people a chance,sees me like any normal person.Dropped off my toolbox off yesterday,auto repair shop starting tomorrow.Last shop I worked for,felt I was mistreated a lot and my old boss tried to work things out with me with no effort
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on January 13, 2020, 03:13:01 am
I found out I can stay with my friend when I flee my horrible living situation, so I don't have to go to a shelter.

That's fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you!

I've been through something similar, although it was not for TG reasons.

Hugs!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Erika_ on January 13, 2020, 02:11:39 pm
That's fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you!

I've been through something similar, although it was not for TG reasons.

Hugs!

All I need now is to find some help to get my stuff out.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 13, 2020, 04:32:49 pm
@HaileyF
Dear Hailey:
Definitely good news that you shared about your new boss/job.
It is very nice to see that there are open-minded people out there that will give you a new chance at a new job.

Thank you for sharing and posting,

HUGS and best wishes to you in your new job,
Danielle


First day went well and my new co workers accepted me in right away.One is Alex and he said this: I see you as a normal person and was raised not to judge anyone.Been getting to know me very well and told them my story how I knew I was this way.They agreed on you can't live an unhappy life in any shape and form.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on January 17, 2020, 04:15:36 pm
First day went well and my new co workers accepted me in right away.One is Alex and he said this: I see you as a normal person and was raised not to judge anyone.Been getting to know me very well and told them my story how I knew I was this way.They agreed on you can't live an unhappy life in any shape and form.

That's fantastic! It's always good to see acceptance.

I have similar news to share, as of today I'm officially out at work and so far everyone seems supportive. Monday will be my first day as myself.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 17, 2020, 09:19:41 pm
Good first week at my new job,stress free.Did something today,Snap On guy came by and was good to me.Did have a new toolbox ordered,an epiq and my current classic is coming home for my home toolbox.Excited when it comes in.Matco was in Tuesday,bought a screwdriver set from him.Have an independent tool dealer,meet him next week Monday.Found he didn't show,his mom died and her funeral was on Monday.I understood
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Erika_ on January 20, 2020, 01:56:51 pm
This was yesterday, but I passed without makeup on and it was a great feeling.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 20, 2020, 02:45:58 pm
This was yesterday, but I passed without makeup on and it was a great feeling.


That is wonderful!   :)

I am happy that you experienced that!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on January 22, 2020, 07:08:45 am
This was yesterday, but I passed without makeup on and it was a great feeling.

That is great!!!  I hope you have more days like this.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Sbernaeyge on January 22, 2020, 04:19:30 pm
Well I just got my birthday the day Samantha legally is born. Have Court for name change on March 26 so close yet so far
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on January 26, 2020, 07:00:15 pm
My fav girl jeans seems to be filling up some more in the backside.
Cool.  I have not been gaining any weight either. 

Did I have the dryer setting too high?  I do not think so. 

I always wash to them cold and dry them with low heat.
Maybe they cannot shrink any after more than a year of washing and drying.

Or could they?  Does anyone know?  Just regular blue jean material, no embellishment on them.


Chrissy




Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 26, 2020, 07:50:01 pm
My dad,family and friends coming over supporting me including helping out me.Husband passed away last night and they have been there for me.Told me if I needed anything give me a call.One friend even invited me over for supper which was nice of them to do for me.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on January 27, 2020, 06:31:41 am
Referring myself for voice therapy after I found out yesterday that I could do it!

Also I'm still losing weight!

@HaileyF Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have some support.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 27, 2020, 03:54:08 pm
Referring myself for voice therapy after I found out yesterday that I could do it!

Also I'm still losing weight!

@HaileyF Sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have some support.
It has been tough and been learning to move on.He was at a friend's farm helping move hay and one wasn't secured very well while he was driving the tractor falling on him.Died on the scene
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JennyTG on January 27, 2020, 04:42:41 pm
Good workout, starting to get fit again :)   
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 29, 2020, 07:46:26 pm
Getting great condolences from family and friends at my husband's visitation tonight.My dad was there and said he was a great man that loved me for who I.Next step is the funeral tomorrow saying my last good bye to him.Good thing is my boss did give me the day off tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on January 29, 2020, 08:19:44 pm
Getting great condolences from family and friends at my husband's visitation tonight.My dad was there and said he was a great man that loved me for who I.Next step is the funeral tomorrow saying my last good bye to him.Good thing is my boss did give me the day off tomorrow.
@HaileyF
My dear Hailey:
I heart is heavy for you, I have not words that can make your pain go away but I do know how to HUG you so you don't feel alone in your sorrow....
       (https://i.imgur.com/zhGOVsP.jpg)
HUGS
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: HaileyF on January 29, 2020, 10:03:47 pm
@HaileyF
My dear Hailey:
I heart is heavy for you, I have not words that can make your pain go away but I do know how to HUG you so you don't feel alone in your sorrow....
       (https://i.imgur.com/zhGOVsP.jpg)
HUGS
Danielle

Died in a tragic farming accident,bale of hay fell on him not secured right on Saturday.I have picked this song and he was my best friend in life
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ukLUAyeew
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on February 07, 2020, 03:38:42 pm
Had a follow up meeting with the lovely lady from Gender Identity services in Leeds and we were discussing my obsession with passing and she said I clearly do pass and I looked great - cue me doing a Cheshire cat impression


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on February 07, 2020, 04:17:02 pm
Had a follow up meeting with the lovely lady from Gender Identity services in Leeds and we were discussing my obsession with passing and she said I clearly do pass and I looked great - cue me doing a Cheshire cat impression


I opened the door and the light shone in
Yay, Pammie, good for you!!
Not surprised☺️
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JennyTG on February 07, 2020, 04:47:14 pm
Had a follow up meeting with the lovely lady from Gender Identity services in Leeds and we were discussing my obsession with passing and she said I clearly do pass and I looked great - cue me doing a Cheshire cat impression


I opened the door and the light shone in

Oh that's so nice Pammie, good for you!  It's not an issue for me but the lady inside is never far away :)

~Jenny~
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on February 07, 2020, 05:29:11 pm
Oh that's so nice Pammie, good for you!  It's not an issue for me but the lady inside is never far away :)

~Jenny~
Thanks Jenny! X


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jenny_Oh on February 08, 2020, 08:02:40 am
So I'm in Lowes picking up a new snowblower (shoveling is pathetically painful for my back and my wife has been doing most of it), and two guys are trying to figure out how to get this thing in the back of my Volvo. They spend ten minutes with me, talking and interacting. After it's finally in, one of the guys says "Thank you Maam". I mean what??? I'm dressed in my work clothes, admittedly purposely androgynous, no makeup, nothing overtly feminine (except my long  blond hair I guess), and yet after 10 minutes talking with me he still thinks I'm a woman?! I haven't stopped smiling since....  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on February 08, 2020, 09:01:36 am
So I'm in Lowes picking up a new snowblower (shoveling is pathetically painful for my back and my wife has been doing most of it), and two guys are trying to figure out how to get this thing in the back of my Volvo. They spend ten minutes with me, talking and interacting. After it's finally in, one of the guys says "Thank you Maam". I mean what??? I'm dressed in my work clothes, admittedly purposely androgynous, no makeup, nothing overtly feminine (except my long  blond hair I guess), and yet after 10 minutes talking with me he still thinks I'm a woman?! I haven't stopped smiling since....  ;D
I bet you haven’t! Fantastic! Xx


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 08, 2020, 04:18:29 pm
So I'm in Lowes picking up a new snowblower (shoveling is pathetically painful for my back and my wife has been doing most of it), and two guys are trying to figure out how to get this thing in the back of my Volvo. They spend ten minutes with me, talking and interacting. After it's finally in, one of the guys says "Thank you Maam". I mean what??? I'm dressed in my work clothes, admittedly purposely androgynous, no makeup, nothing overtly feminine (except my long  blond hair I guess), and yet after 10 minutes talking with me he still thinks I'm a woman?! I haven't stopped smiling since....  ;D


That makes for a wonderful day Jenny.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TooTallAlex on February 10, 2020, 08:48:08 pm
Got me a new outfit today. Looking forward to warmer weather to be able to wear it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200211/273943e59b43db21a66c15ae6bd9f170.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on February 10, 2020, 09:37:57 pm
Nice ensemble Alex!

I'm happy today knowing that I'm being watched
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JennyTG on February 11, 2020, 04:04:06 am
Got me a new outfit today. Looking forward to warmer weather to be able to wear it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200211/273943e59b43db21a66c15ae6bd9f170.jpg)

Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk

It's always nice getting new outfits for summer, ours is very hot at the moment, definitely shorts weather!  Thanks for your share :)

~Jenny~
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 17, 2020, 02:38:54 pm
Tingly breasts again.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 17, 2020, 02:39:31 pm
Got me a new outfit today. Looking forward to warmer weather to be able to wear it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200211/273943e59b43db21a66c15ae6bd9f170.jpg)

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I like your outfit.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TooTallAlex on February 17, 2020, 04:26:39 pm

I like your outfit.

Chrissy
Thank you. I went and got me a couple other tops to go with the shorts this weekend.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on February 17, 2020, 04:29:27 pm
Thank you. I went and got me a couple other tops to go with the shorts this weekend.

Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk


You probably will look very nice in them all and those shorts.  Let us know - after warmer weather arrives for you and you can enjoy wearing them outdoors!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Tess100 on February 17, 2020, 10:50:57 pm
While shopping today I asked for a dressing room and tried on a couple of tops and a pair of skinny jeans. It was both uneventful and monumental at the same time. Also found a bra at Macy on sale that fit nicely. Both made me 😊
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: TooTallAlex on February 18, 2020, 06:35:34 am
While shopping today I asked for a dressing room and tried on a couple of tops and a pair of skinny jeans. It was both uneventful and monumental at the same time. Also found a bra at Macy on sale that fit nicely. Both made me
Very nice. Asking for dressing rooms gets easier with time. I find myself being a bit nervous at times especially if it's at a new store.

Glad you were able to find some items that make you happy.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on February 19, 2020, 03:23:24 pm
Two things made me happy recently. The first is that I finally started HRT. The second is the little get-together with colleagues from the other office who saw me the first time since I'm full-time. It was great because just as with the other work team, everything was so normal, there wasn't any strangeness at all, I was just one of the girls and I smiled so much it hurt in the end.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on February 20, 2020, 08:30:45 am
Happy for you and your hurting smile Lynne.  Your coworkers obviously respect and accept you.  Whether its your presentation, work skills, whatever,  you're doing good things.  Best wishes on  HRT too :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on February 20, 2020, 11:35:39 am
Someone from my local clinic asked me if I was Miss X (obviously not X but I can't remember the actual surname she said and it's not relevant); it wasn't today but Tuesday. I was presenting as female (as I always do now) but not making a special effort as such; I had my wig on and clothes as always and I had shaved, but I was wearing no makeup. That was nice!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on February 20, 2020, 12:09:45 pm
@Ellie_Arroway
Dear Ellie:
Wow-Whee....   thank you for posting your positive, affirming and good report....
I imagine that you still have a big smile on your face from that experience!!!
Thank you for sharing your great and terrific experience!!!

HUGS and best wishes,
Danielle


Someone from my local clinic asked me if I was Miss X (obviously not X but I can't remember the actual surname she said and it's not relevant); it wasn't today but Tuesday. I was presenting as female (as I always do now) but not making a special effort as such; I had my wig on and clothes as always and I had shaved, but I was wearing no makeup. That was nice!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Lynne on February 20, 2020, 01:12:35 pm
Happy for you and your hurting smile Lynne.  Your coworkers obviously respect and accept you.  Whether its your presentation, work skills, whatever,  you're doing good things.  Best wishes on  HRT too :)

Thank you Maddie! I waited with my public coming out until my promotion at work, so nobody could question my professional skills suddenly, and I have lived a double life for 7 years so I had a long time to perfect my female presentation too. I think people can clearly see how much more comfortable I am in my own skin and that makes them more comfortable too.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 01, 2020, 08:42:56 am
Just have to smile, my browser has female cookies, all the ads they send me are female oriented  :D

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on March 01, 2020, 08:52:26 am
Just have to smile, my browser has female cookies, all the ads they send me are female oriented  :D


Fascinating, that is.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 01, 2020, 08:54:45 am
Just have to smile, my browser has female cookies, all the ads they send me are female oriented  :D

@CynthiaAnn   cc: @ChrissyRyan

Mine too !!!!!     "female" oriented cookies!   I love it.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CynthiaAnn on March 24, 2020, 03:54:41 pm
Having my taxes done and settled, both property and federal, gives me peace of mind and some clarity for the year ahead, especially in these unsettled times. We saw a new accountant this year, our old one moved on from the business, it was nice being referred to as her, when sitting at the table with my sweetie  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on March 24, 2020, 04:29:41 pm
Having my taxes done and settled, both property and federal, gives me peace of mind and some clarity for the year ahead, especially in these unsettled times. We saw a new accountant this year, our old one moved on from the business, it was nice being referred to as her, when sitting at the table with my sweetie  :)

@CynthiaAnn
Dear Cyndi:
It is always nice to have those items taken care of and off of your "to-do" list of financial obligations....  it is always a good feeling to not having those things "hanging over" you.

I wish that more of my clients would get their tax paperwork turned in but I am afraid with the 3 month extension that it will just allow the procrastinators to continue procrastination....   
... this is obviously not good for my small tax preparation business.

Kudos to you for getting finished with your taxes.... 
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on March 24, 2020, 05:28:23 pm
Thanks for re-awakening this thread; I had lost it!

It wasn't today, but a couple of weeks ago. I was in a discussion with a career advisor, and he asked me when I had completed my degree. I said '94. He was really surprised! He had put me at age around 35. I'm 46!

Also, I had my wig on and a tidy dress and all that, but no makeup!

That did not happen to me when I presented as male. :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on April 09, 2020, 02:05:59 pm
Just came back inside from our Thursday night "Clap for the NHS", most of the neighbourhood was out there.

And the Prime Minister is out of intensive care.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JennyTG on April 12, 2020, 05:43:24 pm
And the Prime Minister is out of intensive care.

That got serious!  He pulled through, good reason to be happy at least for that.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on April 16, 2020, 02:03:44 pm
Another Thursday night "Clap for the NHS".  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 16, 2020, 02:04:37 pm
Just came back inside from our Thursday night "Clap for the NHS", most of the neighbourhood was out there.

And the Prime Minister is out of intensive care.

@Devlyn
It is so good to read a positive good-news report.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Daneille
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on April 16, 2020, 03:31:04 pm
@Devlyn Yes!

It was also good to sing the Welsh National Anthem on Monday! That was also for the NHS and all the other core workers!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: big kim on April 17, 2020, 02:31:36 am
Seeing a little French bulldog running round and rolling in the grass pulling funny faces
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Devlyn on April 17, 2020, 09:39:29 am
Just got the notification, we're the proud owners of a little slice of Biggleswade.  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on April 17, 2020, 02:41:26 pm
Just got the notification, we're the proud owners of a little slice of Biggleswade.  :)
Yay! Great news!
Congratulations! Xxx


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on April 17, 2020, 02:43:34 pm
What made me happy today was walking in the sun in my fave jeans and a cute pink hoodie and counting my blessings and losing count! Xxx


I opened the door and the light shone in
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on April 19, 2020, 04:23:38 pm
I decided to color my hair today and do a little makeup.


(https://i.imgur.com/4XBZqq4.jpg)

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on April 19, 2020, 05:15:53 pm
I decided to color my hair today and do a little makeup.


(https://i.imgur.com/4XBZqq4.jpg)
@MichelleA 
Dear Michelle:
Your hair looks terrific, and I love your subtle makeup, and your terrific smile.  :)

You are  LOOKIN' GOOD !!! ;)

Thank you for sharing...
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on April 19, 2020, 05:51:58 pm
@MichelleA 
Dear Michelle:
Your hair looks terrific, and I love your subtle makeup, and your terrific smile.  :)

You are  LOOKIN' GOOD !!! ;)

Thank you for sharing...
HUGS,
Danielle


Thanks Danielle !!!  The transition clock always seems to be moving in slow motion but now I can finally see that I'm making some progress.

Hugs,
Michelle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jenny_Oh on May 01, 2020, 10:09:55 pm
Preamble: Video call to my parents, shoulder length hair in up-do with butterfly clip. No makeup.

ME: Hi Dad, how you doing?

(Random chatter)

DAD: You know, with your hair up like that you really look like your mother.

ME: Uh? You don't say! Must be the light.

(Thinks? Is this the right time to come out? Uhhh, no.)

MUM: Yeah, since you lost weight you do look a lot more like me.

(Did I just male fail with my own parents ??)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 01, 2020, 10:30:57 pm
@Jenny_Oh
Dear Jenny:
Yes indeed, you did "male fale" with your own parents.
So, did you officially come out with them? ???

Very exciting to read about your video call.
Please keep us all updated.

Thank you for sharing.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jenny_Oh on May 02, 2020, 12:22:54 am
Thanks Danielle, but no. Still dealing with the repercussions of my wife outing me which have not been positive. So out to 4 people, my wife, my ex-girlfriend (who is also happens to be a therapist), our current couples therapist and my own gender therapist. (So much therapy!) I don't think the "You look like your mother" thing was a hint or question, but who knows, parents are more astute than we think. All in good time, because there's no stopping this train.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on May 02, 2020, 04:58:37 am
I don't think the "You look like your mother" thing was a hint or question, but who knows, parents are more astute than we think. All in good time, because there's no stopping this train.

This piqued my interest because many people have told me I looked like my mother, especially when I was young. Obviously I never had a feminine hairstyle (the only way I get one now is to wear a wig, and that's the only possible way for me with the level of male-pattern baldness I have left).

What is meant by "male fail"? Is it a failure to appear male?

I am asking this just because it fits into my eternal quest for self-knowledge. (Well, eventually the quest will come to an end, so it's not really eternal!)

Thanks, E
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Post by: madeleine on May 02, 2020, 09:54:54 am
Thanks Danielle, but no. Still dealing with the repercussions of my wife outing me which have not been positive. So out to 4 people, my wife, my ex-girlfriend (who is also happens to be a therapist), our current couples therapist and my own gender therapist. (So much therapy!) I don't think the "You look like your mother" thing was a hint or question, but who knows, parents are more astute than we think. All in good time, because there's no stopping this train.

Jenny, interesting observation.  Parents can be easy to underestimate (I know I do it) but, afterall, they have known us all our lives.

How did all this feel to you?  One way to look at might be as a vote of confidence: "you look like a woman!"

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on May 03, 2020, 01:21:48 pm
Well, in the vein of looking like one's mother...

My spouse said to me, "At least you're not as ugly as your mother..."

I think it was supposed to be a complement...  ;D

Katie
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Post by: Devlyn on May 03, 2020, 01:29:31 pm
Well, in the vein of looking like one's mother...

My spouse said to me, "At least you're not as ugly as your mother..."

I think it was supposed to be a complement...  ;D

Katie

I first came out to my best friend by showing her a picture of myself dressed. She asked if I wanted honesty, which I did. She said "That wig makes you look like your mother"...I never wore it again.  :laugh:
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Post by: madeleine on May 03, 2020, 08:10:15 pm
I first came out to my best friend by showing her a picture of myself dressed. She asked if I wanted honesty, which I did. She said "That wig makes you look like your mother"...I never wore it again.  :laugh:

Since coming out to my mother she like to talk about women's clothes with me.

mom: "You know, I have this skirt that I don't wear anymore..."

me: "No, mom. No."
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 10, 2020, 10:34:47 am
Yesterday I went to a store early and also took a walk.  That was nice on both counts.
That does not sound like much I know but in these unusual times, well, it was not typical.

Sported a nice layered look with a round bottom lighter top below and slightly shorter darker top over that, with jeans and sneakers.  Yes, a mask, and gloves too for the shopping part, just a mask for the walk.

I still exercised later in the day.  I need to trim off about seven pounds.

Have a great day everyone!

Hugs.

Chrissy
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 10, 2020, 11:30:02 am
Finally I was able to attend my church services and restaurants are open.
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on May 10, 2020, 11:37:15 am
Warmer weather now... might get to 70deg(f)

The days are getting much longer now.... 
     sunrise at 4:35AM    sunset at  11:00PM
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Post by: Ellie_Arroway on May 10, 2020, 12:03:29 pm
I finally installed a bidet attachment to my toilet!

These are uncommon in the UK. I was reading that it is a better way to clean oneself after doing one's business than using toilet paper. I have had occasional haemorrhoid problems and it's supposedly very beneficial for that.

I used it for the first time, and I felt wonderfully clean afterwards!

About £30 well spent.

In case anyone cares, I had it delivered. I didn't go out to pick it up. - E
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on May 17, 2020, 08:45:46 pm
I am thankful for all the blessings given to me and all the difficulties handed to me as I am confident that this all is helping me grow and be better off over time.  Plus I am more able to be of better service to many, even those who do not take ownership of their responsibilities and those who make snarky remarks.

If I can somehow help most everyone that comes to me or interacts with me to feel a bit better, listened to, and treated with kindness and respect, that should lift them up that day.  That remains my goal. 

Have a delightful day ahead everyone. :)

Chrissy


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Post by: Arctic Kat on May 19, 2020, 01:26:51 am
Just walking around in public….
No need to feel insecure about my appearance when most of my face is covered with a mask. 😷
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: PrettyHateMachine89 on May 29, 2020, 10:17:26 pm
My friend referred to me as my mom's son and immediately corrected it to daughter himself. He's still getting used to using proper pronouns etc so it's nice to see he's thinking about it and actively correcting himself without me intervening.
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Post by: Julielynn on May 29, 2020, 11:17:03 pm
After spending some time at home from the virus and a furlough, I decided "why am I bothering still working this job?" so I decided to find something else to occupy my time and took a little job at a printer supply store as their new tech.   I bet they were surprised when someone like me applied.  33 years experience, engineer level.  Way more than they need.  I took a $12 an hour drop, but it's not like I need it much anymore.  I just use the money to cover utilities and my going out money anyway.  Haven't started yet, but I think being in a small business as compared to the corporate world is going to do wonders.

So tossed a 20 year career for a small shop.  Big change, but it sure made me smile.   
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on June 07, 2020, 10:24:04 am
I was wearing a longer wig yesterday than I usually do when going to Lidl's. When I got to the cashier, she told me it suits me much better than the shorter wig that I usually wear when I go there. She said it makes me look younger!

I said I took it as a compliment, which I did. She said she was worried that she might have been offending me. I told her I don't get offended by people saying things like that!

So it made me feel really good!
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 07, 2020, 11:05:11 am
A friend just stopped by and shared with me some of her fresh baked croissants!

Gosh, they are so good all by themselves!   :)


Chrissy
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Post by: RandyL on June 07, 2020, 02:49:12 pm
I was wearing a longer wig yesterday than I usually do when going to Lidl's. When I got to the cashier, she told me it suits me much better than the shorter wig that I usually wear when I go there. She said it makes me look younger!

I said I took it as a compliment, which I did. She said she was worried that she might have been offending me. I told her I don't get offended by people saying things like that!

So it made me feel really good!
@Ellie_Arroway we'd love to see a pic. It could go here or in the Fabulous thread, since it will look fabulous!

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Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 07, 2020, 05:50:46 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Whenever I fresh bake breads or pastries it is all I can do to not make a pig out of myself while they are still warm out of the oven...
Danielle


A friend just stopped by and shared with me some of her fresh baked croissants!

Gosh, they are so good all by themselves!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 07, 2020, 05:53:05 pm
I was wearing a longer wig yesterday than I usually do when going to Lidl's. When I got to the cashier, she told me it suits me much better than the shorter wig that I usually wear when I go there. She said it makes me look younger!

I said I took it as a compliment, which I did. She said she was worried that she might have been offending me. I told her I don't get offended by people saying things like that!

So it made me feel really good!

@Ellie_Arroway
..,., such good news to read !!!!
A smart girl always accepts a compliment.
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on June 08, 2020, 03:55:04 am
@Ellie_Arroway we'd love to see a pic. It could go here or in the Fabulous thread, since it will look fabulous!

When I've got time, I'll do it. :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on June 08, 2020, 09:53:37 am
I got rid of all my male clothes.  It's nothing but full time from here.  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 08, 2020, 10:01:32 am
I got rid of all my male clothes.  It's nothing but full time from here.  ;D

@MichelleA
Dear Michelle:

Way to go, girl....  A big step forward.   Very affirming for sure..... 
Getting rid of all of your male clothes is akin to burning the bridge behind you.... there is no going back.

it's now all about the present and future Ms Michelle.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on June 08, 2020, 10:10:25 am
I got rid of all my male clothes.  It's nothing but full time from here.  ;D


That is a major step of moving ahead! 

Congratulations Michelle!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on June 08, 2020, 03:18:20 pm
Although I mentioned this in a more specific thread, I got to see my lady bits for the first time this morning. While they are nothing close to "pretty" at the moment, the sight put a huge smile on my mask-covered face!

 ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JanePlain on June 08, 2020, 03:33:53 pm
Today I feel happy because I didn't forget to take care of my HRT (like yesterday)  I felt like <poo> until I remembered.  I also am happy because of the posts on this thread.  This is a mood improver!
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Post by: Jaymilynn on June 08, 2020, 03:38:49 pm
I got a new outfit in the mail today I’ve been waiting months for. So excited. My first fully female outfit that I’ve purchased myself.


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Post by: Jessica_K on June 14, 2020, 11:58:17 am
Watching royal ballet la fille mal gardee. Such a feel good piece. I love it, smiling through out
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on June 16, 2020, 01:52:17 am
After 2 years of living with fear and anxiety about my transition, the last few days I've begun going out in public presenting fully as female.

I was incredibly anxious, & needed my family & friends with me for support, but I did it, even going into a sushi place I used to work at today. I didn't get a sideways glance from anybody. I don't even think my former coworkers recognized me. It was incredibly liberating.  ;D
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Post by: KatieP on June 16, 2020, 12:59:10 pm
Woooo hoooo, LaRae!!! That is a great step!!!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on June 16, 2020, 01:00:28 pm
After 2 years of living with fear and anxiety about my transition, the last few days I've begun going out in public presenting fully as female.

I was incredibly anxious, & needed my family & friends with me for support, but I did it, even going into a sushi place I used to work at today. I didn't get a sideways glance from anybody. I don't even think my former coworkers recognized me. It was incredibly liberating.  ;D
You go girl!!!

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Post by: KatieP on June 16, 2020, 01:04:00 pm
I was at my two week checkup yesterday. I had seen Dr. Stiller’s co surgeon in Coeur d’Alene two weekends ago while my wife and I were there for brunch. While at my checkup, he told me this story:

He was with his wife driving down the street and saw us walking towards them. He said to his wife, See those two people? What do you think? Both born female? His wife looks, and replies, Of course! He tells his wife, We operates on one of them. She says, No! Wait! Which one?

The smile stayed on my face for two hours.

I probably should not tell my wife this story...

 ;D

Katie
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Post by: Northern Star Girl on June 16, 2020, 01:11:01 pm
@KatieP
Dear Katie:
Thank you so very much for posting and sharing your good news...  I would think that the smile stayed on your face for well over 2 hours and you will forever remember this very affirming and very confidence building moment.

Again, thank you for sharing will all of us.  :) :) :)
HUGS,
Danielle




I was at my two week checkup yesterday. I had seen Dr. Stiller’s co surgeon in Coeur d’Alene two weekends ago while my wife and I were there for brunch. While at my checkup, he told me this story:

He was with his wife driving down the street and saw us walking towards them. He said to his wife, See those two people? What do you think? Both born female? His wife looks, and replies, Of course! He tells his wife, We operates on one of them. She says, No! Wait! Which one?

The smile stayed on my face for two hours.

I probably should not tell my wife this story...

 ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on June 16, 2020, 02:39:58 pm
I was at my two week checkup yesterday. I had seen Dr. Stiller’s co surgeon in Coeur d’Alene two weekends ago while my wife and I were there for brunch. While at my checkup, he told me this story:

He was with his wife driving down the street and saw us walking towards them. He said to his wife, See those two people? What do you think? Both born female? His wife looks, and replies, Of course! He tells his wife, We operates on one of them. She says, No! Wait! Which one?

The smile stayed on my face for two hours.

I probably should not tell my wife this story...

 ;D

Katie
Now that quite the compliment!!

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Post by: KatieP on June 19, 2020, 12:13:11 am
Now that quite the compliment!!

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HA! I thought so too, especially coming from the wife of a surgeon, most of whose work is trans folks. I would have thought her "Trans-dar" would have been quite sensitive!

 ;D

Interestingly, I FINALLY went to the DMV to change my name on my drivers license. Although it was 18 months ago I legally changed my name, I had not gotten around to changing the DL. So, I went in and handed the clerk my DL with K---- as the first name, and my Passport card that said Kate. And I said I wanted to change my name. She looked at both IDs, and looked up at me confused, and said, What? I repeated my request. She said in a loud voice, "You want to be KATE? Well of course! I get it. And, I had no idea. I would never have known." Which, then of course, everyone else knew. Good thing few people could be in the building at once.

But the point is not yet another smile. The point is about what it takes to pass. I have NEVER thought I came even close to passing. (And, one comparison in the You-Look-Fabulous thread confirms it daily for me.  ;D ) But I got to the point of not thinking/caring/worrying/anything about it. I am just me. And... Lo and behold, it seems to work.

OK. The confirmation is quite nice. But this is the biggest A HA in my entire transition: What you LOOK like is NOT the biggest factor in "passing." (Thank goodness for people like me, I think...)

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ashley7 on June 20, 2020, 11:07:46 am
A nice and sweet cup of tea. :)
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Post by: ashley7 on June 22, 2020, 11:46:30 am
My parakeets. ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JanePlain on June 22, 2020, 05:26:59 pm
I got rid of all my male clothes.  It's nothing but full time from here.  ;D

Congratulations!  You are inspiring.  I'm such a coward...
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Post by: JanePlain on June 22, 2020, 05:30:48 pm
Although I mentioned this in a more specific thread, I got to see my lady bits for the first time this morning. While they are nothing close to "pretty" at the moment, the sight put a huge smile on my mask-covered face!

 ;D

I'm sure your still in too much pain but aren't you tempted to do "the happy dance?" That has to be amazing.  Having had surgery too many times to count it look bad (then sometimes worse for a little while) then... perfect!  Congrats btw.
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Post by: KatieP on June 22, 2020, 11:05:17 pm
I'm sure your still in too much pain but aren't you tempted to do "the happy dance?" That has to be amazing.  Having had surgery too many times to count it look bad (then sometimes worse for a little while) then... perfect!  Congrats btw.

I have mentioned this on other threads, but the pain level has been near zero. Some minor soreness, but no pain. I am 20 days post surgery. I went hiking today in the mountains with my daughter and will do so again tomorrow.

I suppose all that makes me very happy today...

 ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 02, 2020, 02:31:20 pm
Getting paid from my new company for the first time! :)
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Post by: Pammie on July 02, 2020, 03:16:19 pm
Today a new dress I’d bought arrived and I love it!

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Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 02, 2020, 03:30:02 pm
Today a new dress I’d bought arrived and I love it!

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@Pammie
Dear Pammie:
I love the look and the fit of your new dress too!!! 
I like the off-the-shoulder look on you... very feminine and fits you well.
Thank you for sharing and posting.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on July 02, 2020, 03:32:11 pm
@Pammie
Dear Pammie:
I love the look and the fit of your new dress too!!! 
I like the off-the-shoulder look on you... very feminine and fits you well.
Thank you for sharing and posting.

HUGS,
Danielle

Awww thanks Danielle! I do love the off the shoulder look - my daily kettlebell exercises have helped me with the shoulder definition


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Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 02, 2020, 03:33:08 pm
Getting paid from my new company for the first time! :)

@Ellie_Arroway
Dear Ellie:
Well, this is certainly a good thing in this day and age of financial turbulence...
You should count yourself very fortunate.

Best wishes to you as you continue on.... money is good!!!!

HUGS,
Danielle
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Post by: Devlyn on July 14, 2020, 11:19:56 am
Off to get my hair done! First time since February.  :)
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Post by: steph2.0 on July 15, 2020, 10:53:34 pm
Off to get my hair done! First time since February.  :)
Pics or it didn’t happen!


- Stephanie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on July 16, 2020, 01:23:46 am
People on this forum who are patient and understanding  :)

I want to see Devlyn's hair too
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: KatieP on July 16, 2020, 08:38:25 pm
Perhaps it is even time for a new Devlyn Avatar pic...!

 ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on July 16, 2020, 09:03:31 pm
Kinda bittersweet because of the circumstances but got the keys to my new bachelorette pad yesterday. Moving in this weekend. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/3c2bc822b53e1ff72d3f1f01b8224487.jpg)


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Post by: Jaymilynn on July 16, 2020, 09:04:34 pm
As for today, I got my second manicure. How did I ever live without these?!?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/f340452f64dae1070c85d3eecf6fa243.jpg)
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Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 16, 2020, 09:17:39 pm
Off to get my hair done! First time since February.  :)

@Devlyn

Your hair already looks nice.  If it gets better yet, good for you!   :)


Chrissy
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Post by: KatieP on July 16, 2020, 10:46:57 pm
Kinda bittersweet because of the circumstances but got the keys to my new bachelorette pad yesterday. Moving in this weekend. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/3c2bc822b53e1ff72d3f1f01b8224487.jpg)


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That is quite the coincidence! I am moving into a new condo this weekend too!!

I am hoping that our circumstances are not similar as I am moving out due to my spouse desiring separation from me. There is still the smallest sliver of hope for reconciliation, so that makes me happy, brining the post back to on topic...  ;D

Katie
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on July 16, 2020, 10:55:46 pm
That is quite the coincidence! I am moving into a new condo this weekend too!!

I am hoping that our circumstances are not similar as I am moving out due to my spouse desiring separation from me. There is still the smallest sliver of hope for reconciliation, so that makes me happy, brining the post back to on topic...  ;D

Katie
Unfortunately the circumstances are the same only no hope for reconciliation. Congrats on the new place!


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Post by: Wendi on July 17, 2020, 12:44:32 pm
As for today, I got my second manicure. How did I ever live without these?!?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/f340452f64dae1070c85d3eecf6fa243.jpg)
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I had my (hmm can't county that many) manicure yesterday.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 18, 2020, 12:29:21 pm
I have been mowing all spring and summer in my natural (female) clothes, although for mowing those really do not look that much different than guy’s clothes.  Except the bright pink and fuchsia tops and sometimes shorter shorts (no shorter than a five or six inch inseam though) may stand out to some.  As I have not really gone much of anywhere the last few months, this lets me at least go outside as me, as inside I am almost always in my natural clothes all day.

No neighbor has asked anything about the clothes; but, perhaps it is my imagination, some have walked or driven slower past me at times.  To be fair, sometimes they just stop to talk anyway or at least wave when I am out in my yard.  None of my neighbors are in my circle whom I have shared my trans status, but that is okay.  I have not gone full-time yet.

After I get more curves I may not have as much choice though about disclosing.  I will be ready.  I think.  Yes, I will be.

Well I am going to fix lunch.  It is about that time to eat.

Have a great weekend!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Maddie on July 23, 2020, 12:47:40 am
Visited my friend Tonya recovering with bottom surgery.
We took a walk, grilled dinner, and watched a movie!
She is doing well at this point, it's been 10 days.
All these things made me happy :)
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Post by: MikaelaA on August 04, 2020, 09:19:33 pm
My wife just left me so I decided to dress up to make myself happy.

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Post by: Jaymilynn on August 04, 2020, 09:32:34 pm
My wife just left me so I decided to dress up to make myself happy.

(https://i.imgur.com/YZYhHHN.jpg)
You look amazing!


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Post by: Jaymilynn on August 04, 2020, 09:34:27 pm
I had my (hmm can't county that many) manicure yesterday.

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They look great!  I had another mani Sunday but it wasn’t my regular guy and the lady didn’t do near as good of job as my guy does. Still like them though. Lol.


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Post by: Sabrina Hope on August 05, 2020, 01:27:08 am
I'm feeling pretty today (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200805/b2062a3d7da4c60124a3cea5fc14d7a7.jpg)

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Post by: Pammie on August 05, 2020, 03:08:43 am
I'm feeling pretty today (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200805/b2062a3d7da4c60124a3cea5fc14d7a7.jpg)

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I’d go for beautiful actually!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 07, 2020, 01:57:08 pm
What made me happy today was looking back 3 years to day one of my new and real life and acknowledging just how far I’ve come. Xx
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Post by: Jaymilynn on August 07, 2020, 02:20:41 pm
I get to spend the weekend with my youngest son. Very excited. Gonna grill up some steaks and watch some movies.


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Post by: Pammie on August 07, 2020, 02:49:49 pm
I get to spend the weekend with my youngest son. Very excited. Gonna grill up some steaks and watch some movies.


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Awwww, how old is he? Who gets to choose the movies? Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 08, 2020, 08:56:37 pm
Not being full-time or even fully out, I have been becoming a bit bolder recently being out shopping and just for typical things, as compared to being away from home and out, such as at parks, vacation, outstate, etc.  It is almost like I do not care what people might think seeing me.

I think that most people simply do not care or pay attention unless you look ridiculous or perhaps you are quite attractive.  Guess I am somewhere in between!   :)

Chrissy




Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 08, 2020, 09:30:51 pm
Awwww, how old is he? Who gets to choose the movies? Xx


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He’s 17. We both enjoy horror movies so we watched a few. Had a great visit.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 09, 2020, 11:08:06 am
He’s 17. We both enjoy horror movies so we watched a few. Had a great visit.


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Going through transition can be very difficult and isolating at times.  I'm glad to hear you and your son had a great time together.  :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 09, 2020, 11:11:57 am
Not being full-time or even fully out, I have been becoming a bit bolder recently being out shopping and just for typical things, as compared to being away from home and out, such as at parks, vacation, outstate, etc.  It is almost like I do not care what people might think seeing me.

I think that most people simply do not care or pay attention unless you look ridiculous or perhaps you are quite attractive.  Guess I am somewhere in between!   :)

Chrissy

As I get further along in my transition, I tend to feel the same way and not really care what people think of me.  We all have the need to present as who we are.  I'm happy for you and your continued progress in your transition. 


--Mikaela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 09, 2020, 11:17:36 am
What made me happy today was looking back 3 years to day one of my new and real life and acknowledging just how far I’ve come. Xx
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Hi Pammie,

You look awesome!!!  I know it's very enjoyable to look back to where we started from and be amazed not only at how we look but the progress we have made inside as well.  I wish you all the best in your continuing journey.


--Mikaela
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 09, 2020, 02:20:05 pm
Hi Pammie,

You look awesome!!!  I know it's very enjoyable to look back to where we started from and be amazed not only at how we look but the progress we have made inside as well.  I wish you all the best in your continuing journey.


--Mikaela
Thank you hunny! I’m amazed every day that I am 100% complete and have never had even a Nano-second of doubt since I decided I had to transition
Warm day here again so shorts the way forward
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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 09, 2020, 03:09:54 pm
Had a fun little outing in my new kayak. Caught some fish and paddled around 3 miles. Good upper body workout. 
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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Susan R on August 09, 2020, 04:00:38 pm
Insurance approved my BA on Friday! Been riding a high all weekend. Still waiting for GRS approval though which was submitted to insurance a little over a week after the BA submission. If GRS doesn’t get approved, I’ll be starting my own thread, “What Made You Cry Today? 1.0”

Susan R🌷
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 09, 2020, 04:40:27 pm
Insurance approved my BA on Friday! Been riding a high all weekend. Still waiting for GRS approval though which was submitted to insurance a little over a week after the BA submission. If GRS doesn’t get approved, I’ll be starting my own thread, “What Made You Cry Today? 1.0”

Susan R
Congratulations, i’m always interested in girls motivation and hope re BA. I’m quite happy with my “B” cup and have always said i’m not going to want or need BA.
YMMV definitely applies in this area though!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ann Jolene on August 09, 2020, 09:33:37 pm
 
 Getting to the beach early before the crowds made me happy today. Weather was beautiful!!
 Also, every day I get to talk with my friend makes me happy.  :)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 10, 2020, 04:35:47 pm
Had a fun little outing in my new kayak. Caught some fish and paddled around 3 miles. Good upper body workout. 
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Looks like a lot of fun.  I hope you have many more days just like that.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 10, 2020, 04:37:30 pm
Me too sis. It was a blast other than I forgot sunscreen on my legs and now I can’t hardly walk. Lol.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 10, 2020, 04:39:11 pm
@Ann Jolene
Dear Ann: 
Thank you for sharing your terrific summer beach photos....
...  you look great and you look happy !!!
HUGS,
Danielle


 Getting to the beach early before the crowds made me happy today. Weather was beautiful!!
 Also, every day I get to talk with my friend makes me happy.  :)

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 10, 2020, 04:42:27 pm

 Getting to the beach early before the crowds made me happy today. Weather was beautiful!!
 Also, every day I get to talk with my friend makes me happy.  :)

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Hi Ann,

You're looking great!!!  Beautiful weather, nice beach and good friends....you can never go wrong with that.  I hope today is wonderful for you as well.


--Mikaela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 10, 2020, 05:51:55 pm
What made me happy today was looking back 3 years to day one of my new and real life and acknowledging just how far I’ve come. Xx

You've come a long way, Pammie, for sure; but you didn't look bad before...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 10, 2020, 05:54:29 pm
It made me happy today to help out a special female friend of mine (platonic) who was having a problem with a man who was pursuing her. This isn't anything trans related but that's not all what this thread has to be about!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on August 10, 2020, 07:48:56 pm
I had a skype talk with my boyfriend who is in the USA... and I am on a cloud right now...
Long distance love is so hard and hurts, but things like Skype are just so amazing at bringing you closer...
But, a fantastic day for me.. really happy... he told me he loved me... ahhhh...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ann Jolene on August 10, 2020, 08:28:46 pm
Dear Ann: 
Thank you for sharing your terrific summer beach photos....
...  you look great and you look happy !!!
HUGS,
Danielle


 @Northern Star Girl
 Dear Danielle: 
Thank you!!! Compliments like this made me happy today!
HUGS,
  ...Ann
:)


Hi Ann,

You're looking great!!!  Beautiful weather, nice beach and good friends....you can never go wrong with that.  I hope today is wonderful for you as well.


--Mikaela


 Hi Mikaela!
 Thank you!!!!
 Yes, today has been wonderful as well. Meeting nice friendlies here in the forum. Hope your day is wonderful also!
 ...Ann :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JanePlain on August 11, 2020, 01:03:04 am
I had a skype talk with my boyfriend who is in the USA... and I am on a cloud right now...
Long distance love is so hard and hurts, but things like Skype are just so amazing at bringing you closer...
But, a fantastic day for me.. really happy... he told me he loved me... ahhhh...

Because my girlfriend and I had a skype talk and I went over the moon and into solar orbit. Maybe one of the best days (but hard to pick since we met 6 months ago and have had so many) I love her to bits!  The time difference is a drag but I've learned sleep is optional when your crazy about someone.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Susan R on August 11, 2020, 10:45:12 am
Because my girlfriend and I had a skype talk and I went over the moon and into solar orbit. Maybe one of the best days (but hard to pick since we met 6 months ago and have had so many) I love her to bits!  The time difference is a drag but I've learned sleep is optional when your crazy about someone.

Hey JanePlain, Long distance relationships are hard but when ‘true love‘ is involved, anything is possible!

Always My Best,
Susan R🌷
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Dayle1957 on August 11, 2020, 11:32:35 am
I walked into Whole Foods in my usual tomboy attire, short-shorts and tank, covid mask, bandanna tied around my neck like a scarve etc, and was greeted by the door-guy with "welcome ma'am".

First time I have been gendered as female!

Love it

XOXO

Dayle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: RandyL on August 11, 2020, 11:53:18 am
I walked into Whole Foods in my usual tomboy attire, short-shorts and tank, covid mask, bandanna tied around my neck like a scarve etc, and was greeted by the door-guy with "welcome ma'am".

First time I have been gendered as female!

Love it

XOXO

Dayle
Woo hoo Dayle! BTW, I love your avatar. That's about exactly what I wear for workouts and runs.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 11, 2020, 04:57:18 pm
I walked into Whole Foods in my usual tomboy attire, short-shorts and tank, covid mask, bandanna tied around my neck like a scarve etc, and was greeted by the door-guy with "welcome ma'am".

First time I have been gendered as female!

Love it

XOXO

Dayle

Dayle, that's awesome!!!  My first time was fairly recent as well so I can definitely feel your excitement.  Enjoy the ride.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 11, 2020, 05:04:03 pm
My boyfriend and I got to take my younger daughter out to dinner for her birthday and that makes me very happy!
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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 11, 2020, 05:05:12 pm
I walked into Whole Foods in my usual tomboy attire, short-shorts and tank, covid mask, bandanna tied around my neck like a scarve etc, and was greeted by the door-guy with "welcome ma'am".

First time I have been gendered as female!

Love it

XOXO

Dayle



That is wonderful to hear.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on August 11, 2020, 05:08:05 pm
My boyfriend and I got to take my younger daughter out to dinner for her birthday and that makes me very happy!
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Pammie, You're looking lovely as always.  I hope you had a great time.


--Mikaela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 11, 2020, 05:19:02 pm
Pammie, You're looking lovely as always.  I hope you had a great time.


--Mikaela
Thanks Hun - it was wonderful - to be so accepted by my younger daughter is like winning the lottery!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 11, 2020, 07:10:53 pm
As I get further along in my transition, I tend to feel the same way and not really care what people think of me.  We all have the need to present as who we are.  I'm happy for you and your continued progress in your transition. 

--Mikaela


I understand and can relate.  Thank you.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Dayle1957 on August 12, 2020, 10:43:49 am
Randy, Pammie, Chrissy, Michelle,

Thanks for all your replies and support, it means a lot to me!

Pammie - you look lovely!

Dayle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: LaRae on August 13, 2020, 05:08:56 am
I just realized yesterday that I've finally reached the point where I no longer see a man in the mirror.

Even if I'm not completely satisfied with what I see (which I think is typical for a woman, honestly), what I do see, my mind registers as a woman physically. The incongruity has begun to leave & it feels wonderful.

I walked into Whole Foods in my usual tomboy attire, short-shorts and tank, covid mask, bandanna tied around my neck like a scarve etc, and was greeted by the door-guy with "welcome ma'am".

First time I have been gendered as female!

Love it

XOXO

Dayle

Congratulations!!!  :eusa_dance:

I just had the same thing happen yesterday with a pizza guy. Opened the door & he said "How are you, ma'am?". It just made me feel all warm inside.  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 13, 2020, 08:42:35 am
Randy, Pammie, Chrissy, Michelle,

Thanks for all your replies and support, it means a lot to me!

Pammie - you look lovely!

Dayle
Awww thanks Hun!
Xxx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: RobynD on August 14, 2020, 02:40:34 pm
Because my girlfriend and I had a skype talk and I went over the moon and into solar orbit. Maybe one of the best days (but hard to pick since we met 6 months ago and have had so many) I love her to bits!  The time difference is a drag but I've learned sleep is optional when your crazy about someone.

So very happy for the both of you.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 14, 2020, 02:45:02 pm
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This is Amanda. She made me happy today. We have been talking for a few weeks and We are going on a first date tonight. I don’t usually see pics of SOs on the forums but I wanted to post a pic of her here.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 14, 2020, 03:55:17 pm
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This is Amanda. She made me happy today. We have been talking for a few weeks and We are going on a first date tonight. I don’t usually see pics of SOs on the forums but I wanted to post a pic of her here.


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I hope you have a wonderful time together and that she does too.   :)  :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 15, 2020, 09:40:17 am
I see perhaps a little bit of real curves after my lavender bath this morning  :) but most is likely not noticeable except when wearing some outfits.  Regardless, this soak was a great way to start off the day.  It is also a good time to shave off unwanted hair.  Smooth skin is delightful.

I might travel a bit today to do a nice away from home hike.  Nothing is set for sure.

Have a wonderful day everyone!   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 15, 2020, 01:06:30 pm
I hope you have a wonderful time together and that she does too.   :)  :)

Chrissy
It was amazing. Thank you! 


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 15, 2020, 01:07:35 pm
I see perhaps a little bit of real curves after my lavender bath this morning  :) but most is likely not noticeable except when wearing some outfits.  Regardless, this soak was a great way to start off the day.  It is also a good time to shave off unwanted hair.  Smooth skin is delightful.

I might travel a bit today to do a nice away from home hike.  Nothing is set for sure.

Have a wonderful day everyone!   :)


Chrissy
That sounds like a fantastic start to a morn fantastic day!  Have a wonderful day as well.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: JanePlain on August 15, 2020, 02:45:15 pm
So very happy for the both of you.

Thank you! She is amazing. I've fallen like a rock for her.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on August 15, 2020, 05:46:07 pm
Thank you! She is amazing. I've fallen like a rock for her.

Ahhh, you've just made a very hard day seem all that brighter... :) So this definitely made me fell happy today...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 15, 2020, 05:47:16 pm
Thank you! She is amazing. I've fallen like a rock for her.
#exciting! Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on August 15, 2020, 05:50:27 pm
Back to weekend granpam mode helping look after my grandkids - so important for me!
A little bit of normality always helps me! Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Jaymilynn on August 16, 2020, 05:52:14 pm
Laundry done, supper fixed, dishes cleaned up, now some quality movie time with my son Colin. That’s what makes me happy today. :-)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200816/11eea18cf0e028285f056bde079d1c64.jpg)
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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on August 20, 2020, 05:26:21 pm
Finding a pair of size 8 (UK) ballet pumps for £1.50 on sale in Asda... taking a chance on them... and finding that they fit! Woop! :)

I think the entire stock of women's size 9 shoes in the UK is at the Coryton Cardiff Asda right now... also on sale...
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on August 28, 2020, 06:26:59 am
I am hoping that all of you have a wonderful day today!   :)

Enjoy your weekend too.  Have a good time and make someone’s day.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on August 29, 2020, 01:30:23 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Thank you for your positive thoughts.
I am indeed planning to have a good weekend...
I am only working a half-day at my office today and then I will spend some time with my tooth-fairy sweetie.

I always try to smile and say something nice to anyone that I come across during my day... I love to interact and start conversations with people, even strangers... I want to spread my "cheer" around whenever I have the opportunity.

... again, thanks for sharing your positive thoughts and being the positive, tender, and kind person that you are.

Whenever you have similar thoughts always feel free to share them on my following thread:
          Positive Mindset... put away negativity (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,238255.0.html)

I really like what you say in your your personal text shown above and below your Avatar/profile picture.
       
      “Have a gentle manner”
             "No act of kindness, however small, is wasted."


Also what you wrote in your signature line at the bottom of your postings... 
...  I trust that your readers see what you wrote and read it....   

HUGS,
Danielle



I am hoping that all of you have a wonderful day today!   :)

Enjoy your weekend too.  Have a good time and make someone’s day.   :)

Chrissy
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 12, 2020, 10:22:50 am
Going to look today for bedroom furniture as I need more drawer space for clothes!

Chrissy


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 03:17:41 pm
Going to look today for bedroom furniture as I need more drawer space for clothes!

Chrissy
Well heck yes, of course you do!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 03:19:03 pm
Doing my Granoam role for 5 days this week - I love my little grandsons so very much! Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 12, 2020, 03:19:51 pm
Well heck yes, of course you do!


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I did not find anything I wanted that matched color and shade.  So the hunt will continue!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 12, 2020, 03:20:15 pm
Doing my Granoam role for 5 days this week - I love my little grandsons so very much! Xx


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Enjoy your time with them!


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 03:22:34 pm

I did not find anything I wanted that matched color and shade.  So the hunt will continue!

Chrissy
These are all fun activities aren’t they!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 03:24:08 pm

Enjoy your time with them!


Chrissy
Thanks Chrissy, they are the most important people in my universe - my link to my beautiful Siobhan xxx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 12, 2020, 05:55:17 pm
Thanks Chrissy, they are the most important people in my universe - my link to my beautiful Siobhan xxx


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That is such a tender comment Pammie.

Hugs,

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 06:03:14 pm

That is such a tender comment Pammie.

Hugs,

Chrissy
Thanks Chrissy. I spent 20 minutes reflection time at her graveside today and felt some calm. I was wearing an orange skirt and saw an orange butterfly instead of the white one i often see there - I think she was being funny and I smiled and felt better immediately.


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 12, 2020, 06:05:51 pm
Thanks Chrissy. I spent 20 minutes reflection time at her graveside today and felt some calm. I was wearing an orange skirt and saw an orange butterfly instead of the white one i often see there - I think she was being funny and I smiled and felt better immediately.


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That sounds so peaceful.  I am glad you experienced that moment.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 12, 2020, 06:11:12 pm

That sounds so peaceful.  I am glad you experienced that moment.

Chrissy
Thank you again - it was a beautiful moment. I went from my usual tears to a smile. It’s just what my little girl would do! Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ann Jolene on September 21, 2020, 10:47:42 pm

 Today I came out to HR at work. A bit awkward, but it is going well so far!!
 I've met a wonderful individual here on Susan's and I consider her like a sister. Getting to talk to her makes me happy
 each and every day. 
                               ...Ann  :)


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 21, 2020, 10:56:09 pm
@Ann Jolene
Dear Ann:
It is so terrific to read your good news about coming out to HR at work.
Oh, and I am happy that you found a kindred spirit and friend here on the forums...  *happiness*

I love the cute photos of yourself that you posted.
Thank you for sharing and posting


HUGS and best wishes to you...
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 22, 2020, 03:01:12 am
Today I came out to HR at work. A bit awkward, but it is going well so far!!
 I've met a wonderful individual here on Susan's and I consider her like a sister. Getting to talk to her makes me happy
 each and every day. 
                               ...Ann  :)


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Fantastic pics, you look great ! Xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Ann Jolene on September 22, 2020, 09:32:59 pm

Dear Ann:
It is so terrific to read your good news about coming out to HR at work.
Oh, and I am happy that you found a kindred spirit and friend here on the forums...  *happiness*

I love the cute photos of yourself that you posted.
Thank you for sharing and posting


HUGS and best wishes to you...
Danielle


@Northern Star Girl
   Thank you Danielle for the kind words. Best wishes to you as well!


Fantastic pics, you look great ! Xx


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 @Pammie
    Thank you Pammie!! You always look great!

                                                                         ...Ann   :)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 22, 2020, 11:18:21 pm
What made me happy today?- I found out there is such a thing as "Wide Calf" boots!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 23, 2020, 12:08:41 pm
@Northern Star Girl
   Thank you Danielle for the kind words. Best wishes to you as well!


 @Pammie
    Thank you Pammie!! You always look great!

                                                                         ...Ann   :)
And thank you Ann, that’s lovely of you xx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 23, 2020, 12:09:24 pm
What made me happy today?- I found out there is such a thing as "Wide Calf" boots!

Hugs!

Caela
Yay, these things are priceless little wins aren’t they!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 23, 2020, 03:57:34 pm
Yay, these things are priceless little wins aren’t they!


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Pammie-

Most definitely!  Here's how they look!

Caela

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on September 23, 2020, 04:01:52 pm
Pammie-

Most definitely!  Here's how they look!

Caela

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Ooh yeh! You rock that look!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on September 24, 2020, 07:32:08 am
Nice boots Caela!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 24, 2020, 01:45:59 pm
@Pammie
@SarahEL

Thanks Pammie and Sarah-  It's great it when you find something that you had given up ever being able to find!  This was a look that I've wanted to try since my discovery- so I'm very happy :)

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 27, 2020, 06:55:50 pm
It was not the warmest of days but did have fun going with a friend to a lake and for eats and for wonderful conversation.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 27, 2020, 07:04:33 pm
It was not the warmest of days but did have fun going with a friend to a lake and for eats and for wonderful conversation.

Chrissy
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
Social time that includes one on one conversation, food and out in nature can be a very special time.  I am glad that the cool weather did not dampen your happiness!!!
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on September 28, 2020, 10:57:29 am
The deed is signed, and today I actually changed my name to Sarah for real -

I think I should probably write something profound, talk about my struggle to get here, that kind of thing..
But really, all I can manage is Squeeeee!......  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think it is time for some R.E.M...  'It's the end of the world as we know it....'     (... and I feel FINE!)...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 28, 2020, 12:04:01 pm
The deed is signed, and today I actually changed my name to Sarah for real -

I think I should probably write something profound, talk about my struggle to get here, that kind of thing..
But really, all I can manage is Squeeeee!......  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think it is time for some R.E.M...  'It's the end of the world as we know it....'     (... and I feel FINE!)...
@SarahEL

YAAY SARAH!!!!

You don't have to say anything profound- just welcome to being you in your new world!  Congratulations!!!!!

YAAY SARAH!!!!

Hugs!

Cae
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 28, 2020, 12:24:26 pm
The deed is signed, and today I actually changed my name to Sarah for real -

I think I should probably write something profound, talk about my struggle to get here, that kind of thing..
But really, all I can manage is Squeeeee!......  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think it is time for some R.E.M...  'It's the end of the world as we know it....'     (... and I feel FINE!)...

@SarahEL
Dear Sarah....
....now "officially Sarah" and now officially a new home owner too!

Happiness for sure but I wish to offer other words of Congratulations and recognition of your achievements considering the magnitude of all the good things that you have reported.

  Euphoria  Blissful   Elation  Jubilation  Exhilaration  Ecstasy   ... etc.

I am so very happy and glad to read your good news report!!!
HUGS and many more HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: davina61 on September 28, 2020, 12:34:10 pm
YES , congrats XXXXXX
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 28, 2020, 01:38:44 pm
@SarahEL

             (Left click image to enlarge)
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- - - - - - - - - - --
The deed is signed, and today I actually changed my name to Sarah for real -

I think I should probably write something profound, talk about my struggle to get here, that kind of thing..
But really, all I can manage is Squeeeee!......  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I think it is time for some R.E.M...  'It's the end of the world as we know it....'     (... and I feel FINE!)...
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SoCal_Holly on September 29, 2020, 06:22:53 pm
Congrats SarahEL, now that’s something to celebrate !

Stand in the place where you live.....
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: MikaelaA on September 29, 2020, 07:36:17 pm
Had my legal name change today.  I get to sign it tomorrow for the first time when I get my new drivers license.

Mikaela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 29, 2020, 09:56:26 pm
Had my legal name change today.  I get to sign it tomorrow for the first time when I get my new drivers license.

Mikaela


Wonderful news!   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 29, 2020, 11:43:47 pm
Had my legal name change today.  I get to sign it tomorrow for the first time when I get my new drivers license.

Mikaela

Congratulations Mikaela!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on September 30, 2020, 08:57:42 am
Had my legal name change today.  I get to sign it tomorrow for the first time when I get my new drivers license.

Mikaela

YAY!! Congrats... Good luck on getting your driving licence.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on September 30, 2020, 02:09:32 pm
I'm happy because I'm back home with all my kids for the first time in a week!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2020, 02:13:47 pm
Had my legal name change today.  I get to sign it tomorrow for the first time when I get my new drivers license.

Mikaela

@MikaelaA
Dear Mikaela:
Thank you for sharing your very good news and happy report. 
I understand your excitement when you get to officially sign and use your new name on a document.
     HAPPINESS !!!!!
HUGS,
Daniellle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2020, 02:16:12 pm
I'm happy because I'm back home with all my kids for the first time in a week!

Hugs!

Caela
@CaelaNotKayla
Dear Caela:
There is no place like home, especially when you can be with your kids!!!
Thank you for sharing your happy report.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on September 30, 2020, 03:53:42 pm
I dropped all my paperwork into the local doctors today, to change my name on the NHS... This afternoon, the phone rings (it's the doctors) and they say 'Is that Sarah?' - I think I was doing cartwheels when I said 'Yes, speaking!!'..
My first 'official' caller who used my proper name...    Ahhhhh, it's the little things.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2020, 04:03:20 pm
I dropped all my paperwork into the local doctors today, to change my name on the NHS... This afternoon, the phone rings (it's the doctors) and they say 'Is that Sarah?' - I think I was doing cartwheels when I said 'Yes, speaking!!'..
My first 'official' caller who used my proper name...    Ahhhhh, it's the little things.... ;D ;D

@SarahEL
Dear Sarah:
Yes, for sure, being addressed by you proper name/gender is so very affirming...

   "My first 'official' caller who used my proper name...    Ahhhhh, it's the little things...." ;D ;D

Thank you for sharing your good news happy report.
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 30, 2020, 04:37:11 pm
I dropped all my paperwork into the local doctors today, to change my name on the NHS... This afternoon, the phone rings (it's the doctors) and they say 'Is that Sarah?' - I think I was doing cartwheels when I said 'Yes, speaking!!'..
My first 'official' caller who used my proper name...    Ahhhhh, it's the little things.... ;D ;D

Congratulations!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on September 30, 2020, 05:02:27 pm
My physician said all was looking good and my blood levels are normal.
Feeling pretty good!  Not changing any meds or dosages.

Chrissy


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on September 30, 2020, 05:06:35 pm
My physician said all was looking good and my blood levels are normal.
Feeling pretty good!  Not changing any meds or dosages.

Chrissy

@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
 Steady as she goes!!! 
 It is always nice to get a good report from our doctors....
HUGS,
Danielle
Title: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 02, 2020, 05:47:38 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
 Steady as she goes!!! 
 It is always nice to get a good report from our doctors....
HUGS,
Danielle


Yes, it is going well.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SoCal_Holly on October 04, 2020, 01:52:56 am
First day on new E dosage. Felt euphorically feminine today! 😹🥰
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 04, 2020, 03:21:48 am
First day on new E dosage. Felt euphorically feminine today! 😹🥰

That is wonderful  :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ashley7 on October 07, 2020, 12:50:27 am
In-game Halloween events.   ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on October 07, 2020, 01:28:21 am
Having a great laugh with my youngest son when we both realized that we'd lost track of a day sometime in the past week!

Hugs!

Caela
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on October 09, 2020, 02:12:33 pm
My boyfriend (JanePlain on here) went in for some major surgery today... He's just messaged me to say it all went well and he is okay... I just cannot express the total happiness and relief I now feel...
Our future together is one more step closer.... I'm on a cloud!
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 09, 2020, 11:27:32 pm
My boyfriend (JanePlain on here) went in for some major surgery today... He's just messaged me to say it all went well and he is okay... I just cannot express the total happiness and relief I now feel...
Our future together is one more step closer.... I'm on a cloud!

@SarahEL    cc: @JanePlain
Dear Sarah:
I am so very happy for you both and I am very glad to
read that the surgery went well and all is OK.

It is always nice to read good reports...
Thank you for sharing and posting.

JanePlain: I am wishing you a quick healing and recovery.


HUGS, and best wishes.   
Danielle

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Nikita on October 11, 2020, 03:12:12 pm
Reading a few new posts here, and realizing how far I have come since the early days, made me very happy.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 11, 2020, 03:25:28 pm
Reading a few new posts here, and realizing how far I have come since the early days, made me very happy.

That sounds good Nikita.   :).

Congratulations.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 11, 2020, 05:03:10 pm
Reading a few new posts here, and realizing how far I have come since the early days, made me very happy.
@Nikita
Dear Nikita:
The nice thing about the Forums is that there are a plethora of transition stories already written... some members at the very beginning of their journey and some members have all but completed their journey.   
Lots of information to be gleaned from like-minded members.

In addition for members that have been writing and sharing their story here for a long time, it is always beneficial for them to look over what they have posted in the past and postulate future plans learning from their successes and perhaps learning from their failures.
Many times on a cold winter night I can be found cuddled up in my favorite chair in front of my fireplace and reading over my Blog/Journal here, sometimes with tears of joy.   

Based on your posted comment and what you wrote it sounds like that you have found that kind of happy times too.

HUGS,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 14, 2020, 06:29:22 am
I was out all day yesterday and enjoyed a wonderful day of shopping, meals, and taking in the beautiful fall weather.  I felt comfortable everywhere, even with my not so good voice. 
I decided to take some time off and get away from my many clients, although wonderful to work with, I need time away from the responsibilities to relax.  That turned out to be a wise scheduling decision! 

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on October 14, 2020, 07:06:36 am
What a lovely time you had ChrissyRyan.. and anything that involves shopping and does not include clients can ONLY be good!  ;)
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2020, 04:35:42 pm
What a lovely time you had ChrissyRyan.. and anything that involves shopping and does not include clients can ONLY be good!  ;)

Sarah,

Thank you.   :)


Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 15, 2020, 09:05:02 pm
Today was a third day in a row for day trips, am enjoying this.
It was cooler today, in the 50s, so I decided to make part of the day
looking for a new bra.  I found one that I really liked, comfy and it fit well.
I was very pleased with the look and feel.  I will see how they feel wearing it
all day for a couple of days.  I also found one more with a wider side panel that
was good too, but I put that one on a list perhaps to buy later. 

I visited some downtown shops in two smaller towns to look at old stuff, such as dolls, signs, baskets, dried flowers, and glassware, and walked around some.  It was fun day, but a little shorter day out than yesterday.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 04:47:19 pm
This is likely not going to sound like a very big deal to most of you.
But I am delighted that the bra I bought really felt comfortable all day.
It is the first B bra that I have filled and that is a big milestone for me.
I wonder if the girls will get bigger.  I think I would be happy with what
I now have.  I was wondering if I was ever going to get to this point. :)

It felt great shopping for gourds and decorations and seeing colorful trees while out with a friend.
I also feel more pretty today than yesterday but that must be a psychological high from this
nice look and fit.  Silly me!  I will remember this day...  :)

Chrissy





Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 16, 2020, 05:00:24 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy,
Not silly at all.. certainly a wonderful thing to celebrate realizing that your breasts can finally fill your bra... a terrific day to remember for sure.
There are many more terrific days to look forward to as you continue in you journey... as you feel comfortable sharing I and the rest of your followers will rejoice with you.

Hugs and more hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on October 16, 2020, 05:04:01 pm
This is likely not going to sound like a very big deal to most of you.
But I am delighted that the bra I bought really felt comfortable all day.
It is the first B bra that I have filled and that is a big milestone for me.
I wonder if the girls will get bigger.  I think I would be happy with what
I now have.  I was wondering if I was ever going to get to this point. :)

It felt great shopping for gourds and decorations and seeing colorful trees while out with a friend.
I also feel more pretty today than yesterday but that must be a psychological high from this
nice look and fit.  Silly me!  I will remember this day...  :)

Chrissy
Not silly at all - milestone and yay! Good 4 u hunny! Xxx


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 05:14:39 pm
Not silly at all - milestone and yay! Good 4 u hunny! Xxx


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Thanks Pammie. 
I feel elated.

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Pammie on October 16, 2020, 05:16:20 pm
Thanks Pammie. 
I feel elated.

Chrissy
And so you should!


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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 05:32:41 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy,
Not silly at all.. certainly a wonderful thing to celebrate realizing that your breasts can finally fill your bra... a terrific day to remember for sure.
There are many more terrific days to look forward to as you continue in you journey... as you feel comfortable sharing I and the rest of your followers will rejoice with you.

Hugs and more hugs,
Danielle

Thank you Danielle. 
I hope I just did not get one that was made too small.  :)

I bought it at the store but after wearing it all day, I decided to order another online!
I hope it fits just as well.  No scooping, I just put it on.
It almost feels like I am not wearing it, the band is comfortable
and the shoulder straps adjust in the front.  Ten hours so far and
I still do not want to take it off! 

For a long time I was not a big bra fan.  But this summer growth spurt
is getting my body further away from what it should have never been and
and that gives me more appreciation for wearing them, now that my body is
more conforming.

This is extremely affirming.   :)

Chrissy

@NorthernStarGirl
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 16, 2020, 06:55:40 pm
@ChrissyRyan
If for a while you have been wearing  bra that was too big and you were not quite filling up the cups and now that you are, perhaps you are not accustomed to having your breasts fully supported and fulling filling the cups. 

Perhaps that you "thought" that your bra may be to small.... it is actually the right size.... too big of a size for a bra is almost worse than too small.

Just my personal experience, that is all.
Enjoy the full feeling.
HUGS,
Danielle

Thank you Danielle. 
I hope I just did not get one that was made too small.  :)

I bought it at the store but after wearing it all day, I decided to order another online!
I hope it fits just as well.  No scooping, I just put it on.
It almost feels like I am not wearing it, the band is comfortable
and the shoulder straps adjust in the front.  Ten hours so far and
I still do not want to take it off! 

For a long time I was not a big bra fan.  But this summer growth spurt
is getting my body further away from what it should have never been and
and that gives me more appreciation for wearing them, now that my body is
more conforming.

This is extremely affirming.   :)

Chrissy

@NorthernStarGirl

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 07:17:05 pm
@ChrissyRyan
If for a while you have been wearing  bra that was too big and you were not quite filling up the cups and now that you are, perhaps you are not accustomed to having your breasts fully supported and fulling filling the cups. 

Perhaps that you "thought" that your bra may be to small.... it is actually the right size.... too big of a size for a bra is almost worse than too small.

Just my personal experience, that is all.
Enjoy the full feeling.
HUGS,
Danielle
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I think the size is perfect and was hoping this one was not made too small for a B and that is why I fit it so well.  When the second one with the same color, style, and manufacturer comes in and it fits perfectly, then I will know I have just the right one for me at this point in time.

I took a shower and then tried on about twenty tops here at home, of course with this new bra.  What I discovered is that some of my tops perhaps no longer show the best look, at least to me.  However, many others now look better than ever on me.  So I am making notes of the brands and styles that look nice. 

I will take some to the thrift store tomorrow so someone else may benefit from them. Tomorrow, or maybe still tonight, I will try on a few more outfits to see how they look.  I want to see how I look in some thin cardigans and blouses.  I tried on a clingier top and it sure called attention to me up there.  The full feeling is wonderful. 

Have a nice weekend and thank you for your nice message. 

Chrissy


@NorthernStarGirl

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 16, 2020, 07:35:34 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
What you described when you were trying on various tops and clothing is exactly why there so very many styles and choice of bras...   no one bra will work for the variety of outfits that you are wearing.

Again, enjoy the bra shopping and choices that you have available.... it just take money !!!!

HUGS,
Danielle

Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 16, 2020, 08:09:46 pm
@ChrissyRyan
Dear Chrissy:
What you described when you were trying on various tops and clothing is exactly why there so very many styles and choice of bras...   no one bra will work for the variety of outfits that you are wearing.

Again, enjoy the bra shopping and choices that you have available.... it just take money !!!!

HUGS,
Danielle


When I do go shopping again for new clothes I will for sure wear this bra.  Not sure about venturing into triangle bras and other styles.  Maybe in time, that will be the case.   

I really do not need any new clothes but I do notice outfits that other women are wearing.  The trouble is, what looks good on them many times just does not look that great on me.  More curves will help. 

Hugs,

Chrissy


@NorthernStarGirl
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on October 17, 2020, 06:19:21 am
Well, wow.. happy beyond words....
The postman knocked this morning, I had no makeup on, hair a mess... and he looked at me and said 'Sarah?"  I nodded.. as he handed me a small parcel..
I opened it up, and inside was a beautiful Clogau jewellery box, with a pair of exquisite gold earrings inside....Welsh gold, my favourite...A total surprise from my amazing beau... Oh my, I am still shaking...  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2020, 06:25:41 am
Well, wow.. happy beyond words....
The postman knocked this morning, I had no makeup on, hair a mess... and he looked at me and said 'Sarah?"  I nodded.. as he handed me a small parcel..
I opened it up, and inside was a beautiful Clogau jewellery box, with a pair of exquisite gold earrings inside....Welsh gold, my favourite...A total surprise from my amazing beau... Oh my, I am still shaking...  ;D

That is so very nice!

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on October 17, 2020, 09:24:15 am
This is likely not going to sound like a very big deal to most of you.
But I am delighted that the bra I bought really felt comfortable all day.
It is the first B bra that I have filled and that is a big milestone for me.
I wonder if the girls will get bigger.  I think I would be happy with what
I now have.  I was wondering if I was ever going to get to this point. :)

It felt great shopping for gourds and decorations and seeing colorful trees while out with a friend.
I also feel more pretty today than yesterday but that must be a psychological high from this
nice look and fit.  Silly me!  I will remember this day...  :)

Chrissy
Great news Chrissy. I know when I get a new one and the fit is perfect it also lifts me up.

Hugs

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2020, 09:40:08 am
Great news Chrissy. I know when I get a new one and the fit is perfect it also lifts me up.

Hugs

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Thank you @Wendi

Some bras can be truly uplifting.  Hehe.   :)

This one is contoured and seamless.  It is harder to notice the bra from the back under t-shirts, the focus is to the breasts for sure.  There are no lifting pads or wires.   It is a lovely look under clothes.  From the front, it is very hard to see the bra itself.  The fit is amazing and I could wear it all day yesterday without any discomfort.  My other bras were too big in the cups.  I am giving them away this morning at the thrift shop. 

I am glad I tried this bra on before buying, it seemed right for me now, and it is.   :)

Chrissy
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 17, 2020, 10:41:17 am
@SarahEL
Dear Sarah:
WOW-WHEE!!!!  I am very happy for you.
When you do you think that you two will see each other?

Hey girl, a posted picture of your gift would be neat for me and your followers to see..... 
... there is an unwritten rule here on the Forums...
            "Pictures or it didn't happen"
 

Again, I am so happy for you and your beau....

HUGS,
Danielle


Well, wow.. happy beyond words....
The postman knocked this morning, I had no makeup on, hair a mess... and he looked at me and said 'Sarah?"  I nodded.. as he handed me a small parcel..
I opened it up, and inside was a beautiful Clogau jewellery box, with a pair of exquisite gold earrings inside....Welsh gold, my favourite...A total surprise from my amazing beau... Oh my, I am still shaking...  ;D
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: SarahEL on October 17, 2020, 11:43:48 am
Hey girl, a posted picture of your gift would be neat for me and your followers to see..... 
... there is an unwritten rule here on the Forums...
            "Pictures or it didn't happen"
 

Again, I am so happy for you and your beau....

Okay Danielle, if you insist.. here you go :-
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/clogau.jpg)
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/close.jpg)

We won't be able to see each other until COVID restrictions lift.. No travel between the USA and UK without quarantine and I am in the vulnerable category too.. So.. it may be some time  - that's not so good.. We make up for it in thousands of emails and hours of Skype! (and nice presents too!!)...

Oh, just to add.. they are called Past, Present and Future...
This is what the website says..

inspired by a true love, and having someone who understands your past, supports your present, and encourages your future.
Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: ChrissyRyan on October 17, 2020, 11:54:05 am
Okay Danielle, if you insist.. here you go :-
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/clogau.jpg)
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/close.jpg)

We won't be able to see each other until COVID restrictions lift.. No travel between the USA and UK without quarantine and I am in the vulnerable category too.. So.. it may be some time  - that's not so good.. We make up for it in thousands of emails and hours of Skype! (and nice presents too!!)...



Very nice.  Covid-19 will wind down.   Things will improve!    Hang in there.

Chrissy


Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: Wendi on October 17, 2020, 11:55:41 am
Okay Danielle, if you insist.. here you go :-
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/clogau.jpg)
(http://zoolu.co.uk/label/close.jpg)

We won't be able to see each other until COVID restrictions lift.. No travel between the USA and UK without quarantine and I am in the vulnerable category too.. So.. it may be some time  - that's not so good.. We make up for it in thousands of emails and hours of Skype! (and nice presents too!!)...
They're beautiful.

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Title: Re: What Made You Happy Today? 7.0
Post by: CaelaNotKayla on October 18, 2020, 12:27:38 am
Way back in college I thought it would be a really good idea to take the bank up on their offer of putting my picture on my debit card.  That picture hasn't looked anything like me in years, and since my discovery has definitely caused some GD when I'd have to hand that card to someone else.  Got the new card today, and for the first time in 30 years- no picture!

Hugs!

Caela

PS- @SarahEL- Those earrings are lovely.  Someone must really like you!