Thursday, November 26, 2009

nov. 26th 2009, happy Thanksgiving and comming out to my aunt 2 weeks ago

i just wanted to wish all of my friends (especially in the usa) a happy Thanksgiving!

i spent Thanksgiving with my family(as my other self). my aunt and dad joined me  in going to a restaurant in somerset nj called O'Connor's. this is a wonderful restaurant in a 1790's farm house with it's original barns. the weather was beautiful almost Easter like. it sort of made it like goin' to grandma's house only on a larger scale. the manager told me they usually cook 200 turkeys which comes to about 500 lbs of turkey!

this was also special in that 2-3 weeks ago i shared my being transgendered with this favorite aunt. first i asked her if she still loved me ether way and she said yes! then i asked her if she would like to see some photos of me as diana ( i assured her they were not risque). she looked at the photos of me as diana and just said wow quite a difference!

so after the restaurant we returned to her home where after some desert we started talking about nails and nail polish ( which we have discussed over the last several years before i came out to her). the topic turned to rough fingers and how to put on panty-hose with out ruining them. she told me she uses gloves and i told her about the mesh gloves from Victorian trading post that i use.
it was so nice to be able to openly discuss such topics with her with out covering and masking the topic. it made me feel like we were just 2 woman discussing secrets over coffee. ( my dad by this time had moved into the living room for a nap LOL) my aunt and i had slipped so easily into the topic that i think it even surprised her somewhat. LOL

once again i hope you all had a happy thanksgiving

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nov. 20th 2009 - where to donate gently used wigs

where to donate gentely used or new wigs today i thought i'd put a plug in for a worthy group.

how many of you reading this (especially my friends in the transgendered groups) have bought wigs over the years and after you got it home and used it once found that it really wasn't just right for you.

as i looked accross some wigs i had bought awhile ago and had only used once or twice ( since i didn't like the style or coloration) i was getting ready to clean hose and toss them out. then  i remembered seeing a request for such items from the american cancer society.
so i called them via the "look good feel good program at 800 395 5665
they can connect you with your local group who will tell you where you can ship them or drop them off locally. obviously they only want still usable, gently worn or new wigs.

the new jersey location is 767  northfield Ave. W. Orange, NJ 07052

here they can refurbish them so they can be given  to woman  patients recovering or  undergoing treatments.

on a side note i read recently in a nursing journal the meaning of the word patient which means "sufferer".

i felt this to be such a worthy use that i felt compelled to comment on it here. this is so much better than throwing out a perfectly good wig just because we can't return it or don't need it.

hugs Diana