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  • 08 Sep 2011
    At least for a while I guess. I have a nephew that's hit on hard times. He has no home or job & is one step away from living on the streets. I don't allways like him but I love him to much to let that happen. So I offered to let him stay here. He can fix up the basement & stay down there.  But that means I won't be able to dress up at all. 90% of my clothes are womens clothes. Now I have to box them all up.  I am & will allways be Karen. No mater what I wear. I just don't like wearing mens clothes.  He's family, he needs help, & I can help.
    2881 Posted by Karen Brad
  • At least for a while I guess. I have a nephew that's hit on hard times. He has no home or job & is one step away from living on the streets. I don't allways like him but I love him to much to let that happen. So I offered to let him stay here. He can fix up the basement & stay down there.  But that means I won't be able to dress up at all. 90% of my clothes are womens clothes. Now I have to box them all up.  I am & will allways be Karen. No mater what I wear. I just don't like wearing mens clothes.  He's family, he needs help, & I can help.
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  • 28 Apr 2013
    Think about it................Religion has actually convinced people that there's an INVISIBLE MAN...LIVING IN THE SKY...who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever ´til the end of time...but he loves you!He loves you, and he needs Money????????? He's all powerfull, all wise, all seeing, but just cant balance his finances?? What's going on here? Has he got some great big universe creation loan to pay off or somthing? if so thats one hell of a mortgage! If that's the case then he's not the all powerfull being we thought he was, as he also, like most of us, has to answer to his financial backers, shareholders and investors. Also at over 23 Billion years, why is he still paying it off???  can you imagine the interest on that???? But, when it comes to BULLSHIT...BIG-TIME, MAJOR LEAGUE BULLSHIT... you have to stand IN AWE, IN AWE of the all time champion of  false promises and exaggerated claims, religion.I want you to know, when it comes to believing in god- I really tried. I really really tried. I tried to believe that there is a god who created each one of us in his own image and likeness, loves us very much and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realise...something is ******-UP. Something is WRONG here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption and Justin Beiber???? Something is definitely wrong. This is NOT good work. If this is the best god can do, I am NOT impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resume of a supreme being. This is the kind of **** you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. Just between you and me, in any decently run universe, this guy would have been out on his all-powerful-ass a long time ago.Oh and incase your sat there wondering why I refer to this all powerfull figure as a Man, let me say this. No Woman could ever **** things up this badly!!!! So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he's at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn't give a ****, yep thats right, doesn't give - a - ****. Which I gotta say, I kind of admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results. And then there is praying???? Trillions and trillions of prayers every day asking and begging and pleading for favors. ´Do this´ ´Gimme that´ ´I want a new car´ ´I want a better job´. And most of this praying takes place on Sunday. His day off?????   people want all theese little favours and bother the guy on his day off, when he's trying to put his feet up, maybe watch the cricket and forget about those nasty red letters concerning overdue payments for his universe creation loan?  But,  I say fine, pray for anything you want.  Pray for anything.  But...what about the divine plan? Remember that? The divine plan. Long time ago god made a divine plan.  Gave it a lot of thought. Decided it was a good plan. Put it into practice.  And for billion and billions of years the divine plan has been doing just fine. Now you come along and pray for something. Well, suppose the thing you want isn't in god's divine plan.  What do you want him to do?  Change his plan? Just for you? Doesn't it seem a little arrogant? It's a divine plan. What's the use of being god if every run-down tosser with a two quid prayer book can come along and **** up your plan?  And here's something else, another problem you might have; suppose your prayers aren't answered. What do you say? ´Well it's god's will. God's will be done.´ Fine, but if it gods will and he's going to do whatever he wants to anyway; why the **** bother praying in the first place? Seems like a big waste of time to me. Couldn't you just skip the praying part and get right to his will?
    2850 Posted by Sophie Peterson
  • Think about it................Religion has actually convinced people that there's an INVISIBLE MAN...LIVING IN THE SKY...who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever ´til the end of time...but he loves you!He loves you, and he needs Money????????? He's all powerfull, all wise, all seeing, but just cant balance his finances?? What's going on here? Has he got some great big universe creation loan to pay off or somthing? if so thats one hell of a mortgage! If that's the case then he's not the all powerfull being we thought he was, as he also, like most of us, has to answer to his financial backers, shareholders and investors. Also at over 23 Billion years, why is he still paying it off???  can you imagine the interest on that???? But, when it comes to BULLSHIT...BIG-TIME, MAJOR LEAGUE BULLSHIT... you have to stand IN AWE, IN AWE of the all time champion of  false promises and exaggerated claims, religion.I want you to know, when it comes to believing in god- I really tried. I really really tried. I tried to believe that there is a god who created each one of us in his own image and likeness, loves us very much and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realise...something is ******-UP. Something is WRONG here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption and Justin Beiber???? Something is definitely wrong. This is NOT good work. If this is the best god can do, I am NOT impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resume of a supreme being. This is the kind of **** you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. Just between you and me, in any decently run universe, this guy would have been out on his all-powerful-ass a long time ago.Oh and incase your sat there wondering why I refer to this all powerfull figure as a Man, let me say this. No Woman could ever **** things up this badly!!!! So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he's at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn't give a ****, yep thats right, doesn't give - a - ****. Which I gotta say, I kind of admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results. And then there is praying???? Trillions and trillions of prayers every day asking and begging and pleading for favors. ´Do this´ ´Gimme that´ ´I want a new car´ ´I want a better job´. And most of this praying takes place on Sunday. His day off?????   people want all theese little favours and bother the guy on his day off, when he's trying to put his feet up, maybe watch the cricket and forget about those nasty red letters concerning overdue payments for his universe creation loan?  But,  I say fine, pray for anything you want.  Pray for anything.  But...what about the divine plan? Remember that? The divine plan. Long time ago god made a divine plan.  Gave it a lot of thought. Decided it was a good plan. Put it into practice.  And for billion and billions of years the divine plan has been doing just fine. Now you come along and pray for something. Well, suppose the thing you want isn't in god's divine plan.  What do you want him to do?  Change his plan? Just for you? Doesn't it seem a little arrogant? It's a divine plan. What's the use of being god if every run-down tosser with a two quid prayer book can come along and **** up your plan?  And here's something else, another problem you might have; suppose your prayers aren't answered. What do you say? ´Well it's god's will. God's will be done.´ Fine, but if it gods will and he's going to do whatever he wants to anyway; why the **** bother praying in the first place? Seems like a big waste of time to me. Couldn't you just skip the praying part and get right to his will?
    Apr 28, 2013 2850
  • 22 Apr 2011
    Has anyone else noticed that The Trib was actually sent in error, before it was finished and ready to send out?  I'm actually hopping mad because a developer was supposed to be fixing several major problems with our newsletter software and by accident, he sent a half finished newsletter our to our whole membership.   That is very bad for heaps of reasons.  Firstly, it was not finished and so, it looks really amateurish.  Secondly, it was still full of bugs which he was supposed to be fixing (like the fact that the new forums threads just repeat the same one, over and over.   Thirdly, there was no unsubscribe link which has upset a lot of recipients.  We are trying to be responsible about email messages so in future all mail that comes from us will give recipients the option to unsubscribe.   Fourthly, this half finished, half baked newsletter was sent through the same mail server that sends out really important emails like new member's passwords.  Our IP has now been trashed because of this and so now we're finding that users who have Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail accounts, never receive their passwords.  This puts us right back to square one, where we were before we changed to this new site.  Moving to a new server gave us a fresh start but that has now been scuppered.   I am so cross about this!  You have no idea how angry I am!  If you received this issue of The Trib, please accept my apologies.   Hugs, Katie   x
    2838 Posted by Katie Glover
  • Has anyone else noticed that The Trib was actually sent in error, before it was finished and ready to send out?  I'm actually hopping mad because a developer was supposed to be fixing several major problems with our newsletter software and by accident, he sent a half finished newsletter our to our whole membership.   That is very bad for heaps of reasons.  Firstly, it was not finished and so, it looks really amateurish.  Secondly, it was still full of bugs which he was supposed to be fixing (like the fact that the new forums threads just repeat the same one, over and over.   Thirdly, there was no unsubscribe link which has upset a lot of recipients.  We are trying to be responsible about email messages so in future all mail that comes from us will give recipients the option to unsubscribe.   Fourthly, this half finished, half baked newsletter was sent through the same mail server that sends out really important emails like new member's passwords.  Our IP has now been trashed because of this and so now we're finding that users who have Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail accounts, never receive their passwords.  This puts us right back to square one, where we were before we changed to this new site.  Moving to a new server gave us a fresh start but that has now been scuppered.   I am so cross about this!  You have no idea how angry I am!  If you received this issue of The Trib, please accept my apologies.   Hugs, Katie   x
    Apr 22, 2011 2838
  • 30 Oct 2015
    So I just got home from a strange night. Earlier, an old friend of mine from my hometown asked me to join her and her boyfriend at a her local pub for her regularly scheduled beer pong tournament. Sounds like fun, sure... I decided not to get too dolled up so I went light on the makeup and left the bra at home. I still wore some of my favorite modest lady clothes but didn't want to dress the way I would at the nightclub. Anyway, I walk in and hand my ID to the door guy, Him: *looks at Id*, *looks at me* Me: "......." Him: *looks at Id*, *looks at me*, *looks at Id*, *looks at me*, Me: "......" Him: "......." Me: "A lot has changed lately" Him: "clearly" Me: "......" Him: "have a good time" Me: *smile and walk away" And I proceeded to have a good time. It turns out I kinda kick ass in beer pong. For my first time there, doing it just for the hell of it, I did much better than a lot of the overly competitive boys who go there every week. I even got the number of this pretty cougar chick who ended up being my team mate in the tournament. She bought me a few drinks and was kinda hanging all over me and even though it was funanda amusing and flattering, I just wasn't in the mood to bring home a drunk woman I just met at a bar who's probably 15 - 20 years older than me. Not my prefered version of our strange human mating ritual these days. Fast forward to when my friends and I leave... My friend who is kinda a regular there informs me that the door guy or manager or whatever his title is said I need to use the men's bathroom if I go there again. Me:"he can kiss my ass" Friend:"but I guess some of the other girls in there were complaining about you being in there" Me:"they can kiss my ass too" I went on to tell my friend that I will continue to use whichever facilities I see fit and that if it's really such an issue than I just won't go to that place again. I am perfectly ok with never returning to some random bar I've never been to before anyway. I gave my friend and her boyfriend free passes to the place I like frequent where NO ONE GIVES A **** WHICH BATHROOM ANYONE PEES IN! At the place I like to go, on any given Goth Night there are usually at least a few other transgirls, some I know and some I've only kinda said hi to. At the same place, on Pride Night the bathrooms are both completely unisex. So it's so strange to me to venture out of this very open minded, liberal, progressive and accepting town to go back to places in only the next county over where people don't get, don't accept it, and are stuck in such rigid and narrow minded ways. Like seriously people, the women there had a problem with me being in a closed stall and peeing?!?! If that's the mind set of that crowd, wouldn't the guys have a problem with a girl touching up her lip gloss in the mirror of their bathroom? Like I said, I truely don't give a **** what strangers think, and I am perfectly ok with never returning to thar place, but times like this make me lose hope in humanity. Though I let the day to day **** roll right off me and keep my head held high, deep down its all the little things that contribute to anxiety and depression. The little things are a constant reminder that if I could "pass"all the time my life would me much more stress free. I hate that in this day and age I have to worry about when it's appropriate or not to simply be myself and live my life the way that makes me happy. I shouldn't have to change any of the fundamental things that make up my identity or alter my "way of doing things" (anythings), just because others have a problem with it. As a final note, it's also interesting to note that not a single one of the other patrons or a single member of the staff felt the need or the courage to confront me directly. I find it very low and passive to tattle tale or bitch or gripe to others about someone else. Maybe they could tell by my unapologetic use of the facilities that if any one of them would have said a word to me about it my response would have been exactly the same: "kiss my ass, I'll use which ever ******* room I deem appropriate" >:/
    2787 Posted by Devi Strigoica
  • So I just got home from a strange night. Earlier, an old friend of mine from my hometown asked me to join her and her boyfriend at a her local pub for her regularly scheduled beer pong tournament. Sounds like fun, sure... I decided not to get too dolled up so I went light on the makeup and left the bra at home. I still wore some of my favorite modest lady clothes but didn't want to dress the way I would at the nightclub. Anyway, I walk in and hand my ID to the door guy, Him: *looks at Id*, *looks at me* Me: "......." Him: *looks at Id*, *looks at me*, *looks at Id*, *looks at me*, Me: "......" Him: "......." Me: "A lot has changed lately" Him: "clearly" Me: "......" Him: "have a good time" Me: *smile and walk away" And I proceeded to have a good time. It turns out I kinda kick ass in beer pong. For my first time there, doing it just for the hell of it, I did much better than a lot of the overly competitive boys who go there every week. I even got the number of this pretty cougar chick who ended up being my team mate in the tournament. She bought me a few drinks and was kinda hanging all over me and even though it was funanda amusing and flattering, I just wasn't in the mood to bring home a drunk woman I just met at a bar who's probably 15 - 20 years older than me. Not my prefered version of our strange human mating ritual these days. Fast forward to when my friends and I leave... My friend who is kinda a regular there informs me that the door guy or manager or whatever his title is said I need to use the men's bathroom if I go there again. Me:"he can kiss my ass" Friend:"but I guess some of the other girls in there were complaining about you being in there" Me:"they can kiss my ass too" I went on to tell my friend that I will continue to use whichever facilities I see fit and that if it's really such an issue than I just won't go to that place again. I am perfectly ok with never returning to some random bar I've never been to before anyway. I gave my friend and her boyfriend free passes to the place I like frequent where NO ONE GIVES A **** WHICH BATHROOM ANYONE PEES IN! At the place I like to go, on any given Goth Night there are usually at least a few other transgirls, some I know and some I've only kinda said hi to. At the same place, on Pride Night the bathrooms are both completely unisex. So it's so strange to me to venture out of this very open minded, liberal, progressive and accepting town to go back to places in only the next county over where people don't get, don't accept it, and are stuck in such rigid and narrow minded ways. Like seriously people, the women there had a problem with me being in a closed stall and peeing?!?! If that's the mind set of that crowd, wouldn't the guys have a problem with a girl touching up her lip gloss in the mirror of their bathroom? Like I said, I truely don't give a **** what strangers think, and I am perfectly ok with never returning to thar place, but times like this make me lose hope in humanity. Though I let the day to day **** roll right off me and keep my head held high, deep down its all the little things that contribute to anxiety and depression. The little things are a constant reminder that if I could "pass"all the time my life would me much more stress free. I hate that in this day and age I have to worry about when it's appropriate or not to simply be myself and live my life the way that makes me happy. I shouldn't have to change any of the fundamental things that make up my identity or alter my "way of doing things" (anythings), just because others have a problem with it. As a final note, it's also interesting to note that not a single one of the other patrons or a single member of the staff felt the need or the courage to confront me directly. I find it very low and passive to tattle tale or bitch or gripe to others about someone else. Maybe they could tell by my unapologetic use of the facilities that if any one of them would have said a word to me about it my response would have been exactly the same: "kiss my ass, I'll use which ever ******* room I deem appropriate" >:/
    Oct 30, 2015 2787
  • 11 May 2011
    I don't know if you've ever thought about it but the life of a social network administrator is quite demanding.  You have to know about a lot of things, from email strategy to SEO, accounting, marketing and server administrating, from forum management to PHP programming and you need to know your HTML and CSS from soup to nuts (or know someone else who does).  You also have to know a thing or two about the subject matter of your site.  You've got to be an all knowing oracle on your subject for your members as well as a project manager and team leader to your developers.    You start work earlyish each day.  I start at around 9am most days.  You work until late.  I can usually be found still typing away at 10pm or later and sometimes much, much later.  I finished working one morning at 3.30am earlier this week.  That's ludicrous!    And you work every day.  I generally work seven days a week.  I work on weekends, national holidays, easter, christmas day, every day.  Even when I take a vacation (haven't had a proper one for over two years now) I always take my laptop with me so I can stay in touch and sort out any catastrophes that may occur.  A few years back I spent six weeks away, in Hong Kong and in Australia, and worked every day from my hotel room.   There's always something important that needs to be done and in our case, there's a list of important stuff we are gradually working through.  Trouble is, as we sort out one problem and cross it off, another two join the list.   So there you have it dear reader.  Running a social network is very, very hard work and often a thankless task but it is addictive and a labour of love.  I can recommend it for those who have no families or other ties and who don't mind never having any free time ever again.   Hugs, Katie   x Your Sys Op    
    2765 Posted by Katie Glover
  • I don't know if you've ever thought about it but the life of a social network administrator is quite demanding.  You have to know about a lot of things, from email strategy to SEO, accounting, marketing and server administrating, from forum management to PHP programming and you need to know your HTML and CSS from soup to nuts (or know someone else who does).  You also have to know a thing or two about the subject matter of your site.  You've got to be an all knowing oracle on your subject for your members as well as a project manager and team leader to your developers.    You start work earlyish each day.  I start at around 9am most days.  You work until late.  I can usually be found still typing away at 10pm or later and sometimes much, much later.  I finished working one morning at 3.30am earlier this week.  That's ludicrous!    And you work every day.  I generally work seven days a week.  I work on weekends, national holidays, easter, christmas day, every day.  Even when I take a vacation (haven't had a proper one for over two years now) I always take my laptop with me so I can stay in touch and sort out any catastrophes that may occur.  A few years back I spent six weeks away, in Hong Kong and in Australia, and worked every day from my hotel room.   There's always something important that needs to be done and in our case, there's a list of important stuff we are gradually working through.  Trouble is, as we sort out one problem and cross it off, another two join the list.   So there you have it dear reader.  Running a social network is very, very hard work and often a thankless task but it is addictive and a labour of love.  I can recommend it for those who have no families or other ties and who don't mind never having any free time ever again.   Hugs, Katie   x Your Sys Op    
    May 11, 2011 2765
  • 15 Sep 2016
    Questions, therefore not to be quoted as a scientific study, submitted to a random selection of Transgender female adults. If you had serious wealth and momey was simply no object, would you go for which of the following surgical proceedures.......? Surprisingly, the survey did not include:-  - Elevation (subtle) of the eyebrows and reconstruction of the orbito-frontal area  - Capillary Micro-transplant Surgery  - Feminising rhinoplasty (may be nose remodelling)  - chinplasty  - Tracheal shave     Survey results: Fat reduction                54% Wrinkle eradication       26% Breast Enhancement *  19% Nose remodelling      *  18% Lip enhancement           7% Buttock enhancement    5% Vaginal modelling          4% Simply no idea              2%   * may consider
  • Questions, therefore not to be quoted as a scientific study, submitted to a random selection of Transgender female adults. If you had serious wealth and momey was simply no object, would you go for which of the following surgical proceedures.......? Surprisingly, the survey did not include:-  - Elevation (subtle) of the eyebrows and reconstruction of the orbito-frontal area  - Capillary Micro-transplant Surgery  - Feminising rhinoplasty (may be nose remodelling)  - chinplasty  - Tracheal shave     Survey results: Fat reduction                54% Wrinkle eradication       26% Breast Enhancement *  19% Nose remodelling      *  18% Lip enhancement           7% Buttock enhancement    5% Vaginal modelling          4% Simply no idea              2%   * may consider
    Sep 15, 2016 2714
  • 23 Jun 2011
    I have found, what with the forced solitude of living in a community that feared me or hated me, that my company is not so bad. I have learned to enjoy the stillness of my quiet periods, the raucousness of my manic times and the humor I enjoy on a daily basis without having to tell anyone else. My own private joke.I am a woman, I need no one else to complete me, I come as a complete package from my creator, she saw fit to make me the way I am and give me the tools to make it work. Although I am a creature well-versed in social skills, I am able to operate independently of others, and yet, fit right in with a group as if I had been there all my life.My gender (female) was not set by my genitals, nor by my chest size, not even by the length of my hair. My gender was set by my heart, mind and soul. My body is a fragile thing capable of great change whenever and wherever it so pleases me.I am woman, I am all there needs to be, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
    2622 Posted by Kynthia Alice
  • I have found, what with the forced solitude of living in a community that feared me or hated me, that my company is not so bad. I have learned to enjoy the stillness of my quiet periods, the raucousness of my manic times and the humor I enjoy on a daily basis without having to tell anyone else. My own private joke.I am a woman, I need no one else to complete me, I come as a complete package from my creator, she saw fit to make me the way I am and give me the tools to make it work. Although I am a creature well-versed in social skills, I am able to operate independently of others, and yet, fit right in with a group as if I had been there all my life.My gender (female) was not set by my genitals, nor by my chest size, not even by the length of my hair. My gender was set by my heart, mind and soul. My body is a fragile thing capable of great change whenever and wherever it so pleases me.I am woman, I am all there needs to be, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
    Jun 23, 2011 2622
  • 15 Apr 2012
    So....i wrote my letter out this morning for my parents and after dinner decided to hand it over to them, my mom had the look of "what's that?" on her face, so i said it's a letter for you and dad and i'll be upstairs if you want me after you've read it. So i ran upstairs and sat in my room quietly and anxiously, shaking like a leaf. I tried to listen for any noise coming from downstairs but nothing...it seemed like an eternity until i heard something, it was my phone i had actually received a text from my mom telling me to get my backside downstairs.... it had only been 10mins.... i made my way gingerly downstairs, burst into the living room and then i broke my heart, collapsing into my mom's arms. I was hysterical for what seemed again like eternity so i can hardly remember a thing but in a nutshell, my parents said i had nothing to be sorry for except that i should have told them sooner, i should have no shame and i shouldn't care what anyone thinks, they love me no matter what and will back me 110% with what ever it is that i need to do to be happy, they do want me to go and see a doctor and i explained to them that if i get diagnosed with gender dysphoria i will get prescribed hormones which will change my physical appearence and they were ok with that, we chatted for quite some time and then i asked them if they wanted to see some pics, "some pics?" they asked and i replied yes....of me, they actually wanted to and not only that they loved my transformation and how much happier i looked, my dad even said how beautiful of a woman i made and how proud they are. SO yaaaaaaaaaaay! baby steps at home now and i have to book an appointment at the doctors but Tia is moving forward xxx
    2571 Posted by Tracey Millington
  • So....i wrote my letter out this morning for my parents and after dinner decided to hand it over to them, my mom had the look of "what's that?" on her face, so i said it's a letter for you and dad and i'll be upstairs if you want me after you've read it. So i ran upstairs and sat in my room quietly and anxiously, shaking like a leaf. I tried to listen for any noise coming from downstairs but nothing...it seemed like an eternity until i heard something, it was my phone i had actually received a text from my mom telling me to get my backside downstairs.... it had only been 10mins.... i made my way gingerly downstairs, burst into the living room and then i broke my heart, collapsing into my mom's arms. I was hysterical for what seemed again like eternity so i can hardly remember a thing but in a nutshell, my parents said i had nothing to be sorry for except that i should have told them sooner, i should have no shame and i shouldn't care what anyone thinks, they love me no matter what and will back me 110% with what ever it is that i need to do to be happy, they do want me to go and see a doctor and i explained to them that if i get diagnosed with gender dysphoria i will get prescribed hormones which will change my physical appearence and they were ok with that, we chatted for quite some time and then i asked them if they wanted to see some pics, "some pics?" they asked and i replied yes....of me, they actually wanted to and not only that they loved my transformation and how much happier i looked, my dad even said how beautiful of a woman i made and how proud they are. SO yaaaaaaaaaaay! baby steps at home now and i have to book an appointment at the doctors but Tia is moving forward xxx
    Apr 15, 2012 2571
  • 01 Oct 2008
    Well ..............You'll probably know that, sometimes, things for me are relatively quiet, but at other times, things just get so hectic, I hardly have time to think !!So, after a fairly relaxed time after my little break a few weeks ago, suddenly, things have gone a bit "mental" !!As I told you in my last blog enry, I'm now refurbishing a house I have on the rental market ............ going up there tomorrow for a few days ............ and that will go on for about the next month, or so, then I've got to get it re-let. On top of that, we're pretty busy at the moment at work. There's a lot going on at present, that is taking up a lot of my time, and also some of my "off" time, but, if I get it done now, then at least things should be back to normality in a few weeks!But, what I hadn't planned for, is that there are certain "family matters" going on at present (nothing to do with any TG problems, by the way!), and they are taking up a lot of time and effort on my part, to get them sorted! Unfortunately, I'm the only one who can do this, for legal reasons, so I just feel at times that I'm "chasing my own tail"! Every time I think that I've managed to clear one hurdle, the phone goes, and another problem raises it's ugly head!Between me, my solicitor and my accountant, we're really getting frustrated with the inaction or inability of other people to do there jobs right !!So, at times, I really think that I need what could be called, a few "leap-days" !!  (If you can have a year, now and again, that's a day longer, why not a day that's longer ......... a leap-day ?)!  At least then I might be able to fit in everything that needs to be done in each day !!!!  But, unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in 1 day, so I'll just have to work my (not so) little butt off even harder !! If only, when you phone someone, they were, at least in their office, and not "away for the day on a course" or "taking a half day off" !!  Or any other reason that you get delayed for yet another day, when you need the information now, so you can pass it on to the next person down the line !! It's so frustrating !!!You're trying to get things done, yet, through no fault of your own, you get held up at every stage !!!Ohhhhhh ................. I do get mad sometimes !!!Hugs,Angela.  xxx.
    2475 Posted by Angela Louise
  • Well ..............You'll probably know that, sometimes, things for me are relatively quiet, but at other times, things just get so hectic, I hardly have time to think !!So, after a fairly relaxed time after my little break a few weeks ago, suddenly, things have gone a bit "mental" !!As I told you in my last blog enry, I'm now refurbishing a house I have on the rental market ............ going up there tomorrow for a few days ............ and that will go on for about the next month, or so, then I've got to get it re-let. On top of that, we're pretty busy at the moment at work. There's a lot going on at present, that is taking up a lot of my time, and also some of my "off" time, but, if I get it done now, then at least things should be back to normality in a few weeks!But, what I hadn't planned for, is that there are certain "family matters" going on at present (nothing to do with any TG problems, by the way!), and they are taking up a lot of time and effort on my part, to get them sorted! Unfortunately, I'm the only one who can do this, for legal reasons, so I just feel at times that I'm "chasing my own tail"! Every time I think that I've managed to clear one hurdle, the phone goes, and another problem raises it's ugly head!Between me, my solicitor and my accountant, we're really getting frustrated with the inaction or inability of other people to do there jobs right !!So, at times, I really think that I need what could be called, a few "leap-days" !!  (If you can have a year, now and again, that's a day longer, why not a day that's longer ......... a leap-day ?)!  At least then I might be able to fit in everything that needs to be done in each day !!!!  But, unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in 1 day, so I'll just have to work my (not so) little butt off even harder !! If only, when you phone someone, they were, at least in their office, and not "away for the day on a course" or "taking a half day off" !!  Or any other reason that you get delayed for yet another day, when you need the information now, so you can pass it on to the next person down the line !! It's so frustrating !!!You're trying to get things done, yet, through no fault of your own, you get held up at every stage !!!Ohhhhhh ................. I do get mad sometimes !!!Hugs,Angela.  xxx.
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  • 18 Sep 2009
      Just been catching up with the latest blogs and see that Marsha has stolen my title, well almost, but I thought of it first! So, I’ve just been to France as promised, with my mate Gillian. The naturist resort we stayed at was lovely, all wooden chalets set in a pine forest, a few minutes walk from the beach. Really peaceful, really relaxing, and a great sense of freedom being able to cast off the shackles of clothing, and not having to decide what to wear! Yes, buying croissants and dining out naked really did feel normal, it took no time at all to get used to being constantly unclothed. It was a great relief in fact as we arrived during a bit of a heatwave, 37 degrees C the day we arrived, scorching sunshine; the weather was super. So I think I’m hooked, I mean, I like my clothes, god knows I have enough of them, but I’d rather it was really warm and I didn’t have to wear any. Oh yeah, and I love having a real all-over tan! Currently I am thrilled and ecstatic and filled with anticipation as I’ve just booked a trip to Germany next week to see my musical hero in concert – Andreas Vollenweider. Who? Yeah, I know, everyone says that. He’s a Swiss harp player, his music usually falls into the new-age/ambient category, but that particular pigeon-hole really does not do it justice. His music is the most wonderful in the world, it brings joy to my soul. True, pure music, filled with beauty. I have been a fan for 25 years or so ever since a friend introduced me to him (in Germany, appropriately), but this will be the first time I have seen him play live. SO excited! And as if 2 weeks naked in France and a pilgrimage to see my musical guru wasn’t enough, I’ve also booked another winter holiday in Jamaica, at the end of November. I know, boring isn’t it, I’m sorry. I promise I will not go on holiday again for a long time, it’s all I seem to blog about these days. Well, see, I didn’t have a holiday for over ten years, so I have some making up to do. There was a time when I really didn’t want to travel, couldn’t have imagined doing a whole holiday au naturel, had no-one to go with anyway, and basically just wanted to hide away in my tumbledown cottage of isolation. Sad really. From Mr Grumpy to Little Miss Sunshine. Which would you rather be? xx
    2468 Posted by Lucy Diamond
  •   Just been catching up with the latest blogs and see that Marsha has stolen my title, well almost, but I thought of it first! So, I’ve just been to France as promised, with my mate Gillian. The naturist resort we stayed at was lovely, all wooden chalets set in a pine forest, a few minutes walk from the beach. Really peaceful, really relaxing, and a great sense of freedom being able to cast off the shackles of clothing, and not having to decide what to wear! Yes, buying croissants and dining out naked really did feel normal, it took no time at all to get used to being constantly unclothed. It was a great relief in fact as we arrived during a bit of a heatwave, 37 degrees C the day we arrived, scorching sunshine; the weather was super. So I think I’m hooked, I mean, I like my clothes, god knows I have enough of them, but I’d rather it was really warm and I didn’t have to wear any. Oh yeah, and I love having a real all-over tan! Currently I am thrilled and ecstatic and filled with anticipation as I’ve just booked a trip to Germany next week to see my musical hero in concert – Andreas Vollenweider. Who? Yeah, I know, everyone says that. He’s a Swiss harp player, his music usually falls into the new-age/ambient category, but that particular pigeon-hole really does not do it justice. His music is the most wonderful in the world, it brings joy to my soul. True, pure music, filled with beauty. I have been a fan for 25 years or so ever since a friend introduced me to him (in Germany, appropriately), but this will be the first time I have seen him play live. SO excited! And as if 2 weeks naked in France and a pilgrimage to see my musical guru wasn’t enough, I’ve also booked another winter holiday in Jamaica, at the end of November. I know, boring isn’t it, I’m sorry. I promise I will not go on holiday again for a long time, it’s all I seem to blog about these days. Well, see, I didn’t have a holiday for over ten years, so I have some making up to do. There was a time when I really didn’t want to travel, couldn’t have imagined doing a whole holiday au naturel, had no-one to go with anyway, and basically just wanted to hide away in my tumbledown cottage of isolation. Sad really. From Mr Grumpy to Little Miss Sunshine. Which would you rather be? xx
    Sep 18, 2009 2468