Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 31, 2008

i just want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

i have managed to get out as Diana several times this past week for errands but didn't have any time to enter it in the blog. sorry .
if i can manage getting out tomorrow I'll have managed to get out 12 times this month . yeaaa!

nothing fancy clothing wise just my green skirt, green stripe shirt with a white woman's sweater vest or white blouse , black pumps and black dress coat. usually to the food store, one of several thrift stores and delivering a few gifts to friends as Diana. i did manage in this economy to buy a few pieces of clothing including a skirt suit at the one of the local thrift stores.
even as my other self i have continued to wear a light eyeliner and light makeup which makes me feel wonderful all day. i have had to switch to a waterproof eyeliner since mableline seems to have stopped stocking the waxy eye pencils i used to use. agghhhh
but at least the new ones i don't have to sharpen or worry about poking myself in the eye LOL.

again have happy, healthy and prosperous new year!



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 24, 2008

first i want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy new year!

new jersey has been in the big freeze this last weekend . first a mix of sow and rain that froze last friday. then sat. the temp went down to 16 with 40 -50 mph winds. and althought i did brave going out on sunday i needed my black boots, a green wool skirt, warm cotton blouse and a long black dress coat.

i dislike winter. so much that i can't even enjoy colorfull fall in nj worying about the season of winter coming. Burrrrr. just the thoughts of it make me chilly. LOL

the interesting thing is that once into winter i do winter acctivities like skating. i prefer to do this outside if possable but an indoor rink will do.

then we get to the middle of bland dark january i really miss the sunlight and since i have exema (skin imune system issues) i need a little sunshine. i often think we need to move the holidays further into the mid to end of january. this would give us more time to shop.
the bright holiday lights would remain up and on till later in the winter. that way it would be much more cheerfull in january. can anyone arrange this pleaseeeee? giggle giggle.

on the other had a famialy friend has lived in hawaii for many years and gets island fevor wishing to see the fall colors and snow. (she can have my share of the icy stuff) and don't tell me about germs. so. califorina doesn't have snow and they done't have any more germs than us on the north east area.
another former nj shore friend has the best of both worlds she teaches in so calf in the winter and goes to the nj shore for the summner as believe it or not it is not as rough ocean wise in nj verses the la area.
anyway once again all have a very merry christmas and a happy new year.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008

this spoof on holiday eating came from a relitive va e mail and i thought it was cute enough to share with everyone.


1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet
table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots,
leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare.. You cannot
find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it
has10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into
an eggnog-oholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me.
Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of
gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your
mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or
whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sportscar
with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control
your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other
people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you over exercise between now and New Year's.
You can do that in January (with daily trips to the gym…)when you have nothing else to
do. This is
the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table
while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like
frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position
yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before
becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of
shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each.
Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have
three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the
mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party

or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips;

start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this

motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving

safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in

sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn

out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

(i don't know if i fully agree with the motto giggle giggle LOL
but do enjoy each day for what it is worth)

Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

hugs to all

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14, 2008

i had sometihing interesting happen the other day. i had ordered small boxes of tea for my customers for christmas at a local food store while presenting as diana. several days later the manager called to say they were in . i had warned him my answering machine tape has "*" (male name) on it. then i realized i need to again present as diana before i went to pick it up or.... they might not hand me the carton of tea boxes i ordered. LOL
this is sort of like reverse cding giggle giggle!
it is also interesting to note that there are some people out in the public that i have only met as diana and don't know me as my other self. giggle giggle, confused? if so i think it is just a blond monment affecting everyone around me giggle giggle.
for someone who swears she is not transitioning i certianly seem to be dressing more and more (aside from sleeping as diana in a satin nightgown) and allthough about 50 days of the year may not seem like much it is up a few day from 3 years ago and it doesn't include the days i dress in fem slax, shirt and light makeup including light eyeliner and very pale libstick as my otherself.

here it is almost christmas and another month has passed.
i have gotten out several times since thanksgiving to go shopping but haven't had the time for a blog entry.

hope all are well and busy helping keep the economy going by geting out there and shopping even if only window shopping of getting a few thing s at the thrift and conseignment shops.