Jump to content
  • Welcome to the TransPulse Forums!

    We offer a safe, inclusive community for transgender and gender non-conforming folks, as well as their loved ones, to find support and information.  Join today!

Good morning All. Coffees on.


KymmieL

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, Adrianna Danielle said:

Decided to go back to the hospital and thank the nurses that took care of me.I have so much respect for them now.Plus one that was in to check on me said I should meet someone.

 

Cool!  Its a nice feeling when something so serious ends up going right, and maybe you made a friend.  I met a really good friend during my hospital stay in 2022.  She was part of the nursing team that took care of me, and she figured out some of my special needs and let me know I was safe with her....she wore a little rainbow pin, and she let me know that she's trans. 🥰  We've been hanging out ever since, and now she works at my county's clinic.  Sometimes we can meet great people even through tough situations. 

Link to comment
  • Replies 23.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Willow

    2053

  • KymmieL

    1660

  • Mmindy

    1399

  • Ivy

    1198

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

10 hours ago, Adrianna Danielle said:

Decided to go back to the hospital and thank the nurses that took care of me.I have so much respect for them now.Plus one that was in to check on me said I should meet someone.Luckily her husband was there including her 3 kids.Her youngest is transgender and she had one dream,meet a transgender like her.Her eyes lit up after being told I am like her.We had a picture taken together and told her stay strong.Dad and this nurse saw she has a great role model in her life now.

This is just wonderful on so many levels. Fate brought you all together for more than one reason. 

Link to comment

Good morning, everyone.

 

After reading @Adrianna Danielle's post, there is absolutely nothing I can add to start today that can improve on the positivity it gives us all. 

 

So, I won't even try.

 

Enjoy this beautiful day we've been given.

 

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning 

 

@Mmindy how did you get a picture of me in one of my old wigs?  Looks just how I looked about a year ago.  Now picture two, that’s more like me now.

 

made a pot today.wife was up early.  And since as of now, I have five days off in a row, well that will be five straight strictly pots.  I’ll spend the time finishing my reading and contemplating my school paper I need to write.  Boy this is tough, last time I wrote an essay it was one page, not ten and for my CPA exams and that was 40some years ago.  Longer since I wrote 10 pages on a subject.  I graduated from college 50 years ago this year.

 

second cup poured but then I have to get ready for work.

 

Willow

Link to comment

Say a little prayer for me today. I have eye surgery, cataracts. Scary, but it's a very safe procedure. The little prayer would mainly be for my insurance getting renewed. Ugh. It's worry that hurts the worst. Thanks. 

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

It's that time of the morning when I have had my morning coffee, but I am still waiting for it to hit my brain.  "Come on, caffeine, do your stuff!"

 

The latest forecast for eclipse day at my selected viewing site is for clear skies!  Yippee!!  (Don't want to gloat too loudly in case I jinx it.)

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning everyone,

 

Prayers for you @Davie I hope you see clearly soon.

 

@Willow our coffee images are like sisters in stressors.

 

Today I have to deliver a training prop I built, and then I'm free act retired. That's how you act when you are semiretired. Work a few days... Don't work a few days... Repeat.

 

The coffee was good.

 

Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

 

 

Why Mona Smiles.jpg

Link to comment
3 hours ago, Davie said:

I have eye surgery, cataracts.

Good luck for you with this.

I've had it done and the results were wonderful.  I had worn glasses for most of my life, after the surgery, only to read.

Link to comment

I have slept an extra three and a half hours. I'm just drained from all the energy I had. I now have enough energy to make tea. I forgot to get creamer and will get that when I can. Good ole hump day is almost halfway over. I'm getting my appetite back. My voice is still rough. 

Link to comment
6 hours ago, Ivy said:

Good luck for you with this.

I've had it done and the results were wonderful.  I had worn glasses for most of my life, after the surgery, only to read.

Thanks, Ivy. Surgery done. Went well. Hope for same result.

Link to comment

Hello everyone   I have not been around for a while, well I sold house papers are signed and right now I am still living in the house I have until may 31.  this last few weeks have been tough for me it started with a good snow storm 2 foot put in 34 hour straight. just been feeling down lately. went to my doc. today and she told me to go do some things for myself, so I am kind of thinking of taking 2weeks off if I am able to.  also on good note I am having my testi removed in 2 weeks very excited.  took day off because we have another big snow event coming in tonight.    well every one take care 

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator
11 minutes ago, rachel w said:

well every one take care 

Good evening Rachel,

 

Congratulations on selling your house, and your up coming surgery. I hope taking off a couple of weeks gives you time to recharge, and feel better.

 

Hugs,

 

Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

Link to comment
On 4/2/2024 at 5:34 PM, Adrianna Danielle said:

Decided to go back to the hospital and thank the nurses that took care of me.I have so much respect for them now.Plus one that was in to check on me said I should meet someone.Luckily her husband was there including her 3 kids.Her youngest is transgender and she had one dream,meet a transgender like her.Her eyes lit up after being told I am like her.We had a picture taken together and told her stay strong.Dad and this nurse saw she has a great role model in her life now.

That is wonderful. Great news! 

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

good night
 

 

image.thumb.png.4c4ac2c391725e48adfea4ac57d9c121.png

Link to comment
1 hour ago, LC said:

That is wonderful. Great news! 

It is and this nurse and I started a friendship already.Her husband and her have seen a positive change in their transgender daughter since I met her.I came over this afternoon and told her my story.Found out her youngest is now on the male hormone blockers.She felt my left arm,said my skin is soft.Told her I am on the estrogen and male hormone blockers.

Link to comment

Well, its after midnight...so technically morning.  Except I haven't been able to go to sleep yet.  I keep trying at my graphic work on the computer, and I'm pretty frustrated.  I don't exactly have a deadline, but this just seems to be taking too long.  I get the lines the way I want them, and my fingers move wrong or twitch and mess it up and I have to redo it.  Sometimes the "undo" function on the program does OK, other times it does too much or too little.  I work an hour or two, then I have to give up and do something else for a while. 

 

I spent part of the evening griping about it with one of my partners.  She's got a hand issue, but instead of TBI and nerves she's got physical damage, scar tissue, and a lack of flexibility.  She's been trying to do some sewing work and get fitted for some new armor, and she's had continuing difficulty.  We ended up giving up for the night...except that she fell asleep almost instantly and I'm still awake. 😴

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning 

 

well I sorta got to sleep in today as I am off.  I thought I had five days off, but in talking to my manager, she indicated she’s having a hard time with next weeks schedule and it isn’t done yet.  I thought it was because she already working on the following week.  Even though I am not her asst manager, she relies heavily on me.  The actual asst manager knows the paperwork better than I do but that’s about it.  When I have time I get a lot more done around the store, keeping it clean, stocking shelves, fixing things or suggesting fixes to issues.  
 

it rained here most of the day yesterday, now it’s supposed to cool off for a few days plus the pollen count will be lower, but it will build back up.  
 

@Adrianna Danielle it is very fulfilling to find a younger person who needs a little mentoring.  And they need to know people who are radical but are also transgender.  Too often their exposure is the news showing the more outspoken Transgenders during a protest or pride event. They need to see we come in all sizes, all ages and everything else good about us, not just the slanted news.

 

@awkward-yet-sweet I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have so must difficulty trying to do your graphics when you had been so good at it and now are having issues.  On a much lower detail scale I get it because of all the things my mind wants me to do but my hands say no.  You still have time to rehabilitate your abilities, mine are do to getting older and weaker.  At least my mind still works and I will continue to exercise that until I can’t.

 

Willow

 

PS coffee is good this morning and sips was the raspberry danish ring.

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning everyone,

 

It's been raining/sleeting here for a two days with temperatures in 40°s by day and low 30°s. My Spring flowers are nearly grown and completing their cycle. My most important weather concern is the skies over central Indiana next Monday 04/08/2024 for the eclipse of the Sun. As long as it's mostly sunny, an occasional cloud won't bother me. Just let it be clear for six minutes starting at 15:06 EDST during the time of totality. Here's a predicted view of the sky according to BBC Sky at Night Magazine / Pete Lawrence. Not pictured is the location of Betelgeuse our next closest star, which astronomers are keeping an eye on every night thinking it may explode.

According to EarthSky Editors on March 17, 2024

"Betelgeuse is the nearest potential supernova, but how far away is it? Distance estimates vary, but it’s probably within 1,000 light-years … a hop and a skip in galactic terms.

We know that someday, Betelgeuse will explode as a supernova. Then, it might become as bright as a full moon and possibly be visible in broad daylight!"

 

Other than that, my coffee is almost gone.

 

I will also post this in the Science Nerd thread.

 

Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋

 

 

Comet 12P_Pons-Brooks 4-8 eclipse.jpeg

Link to comment
On 4/3/2024 at 4:22 PM, Davie said:

Thanks, Ivy. Surgery done. Went well. Hope for same result.

Got the eye patch off today.  Eye is improving by the hour! Sharper but most amazingly, the color correction is a wonder: true colors!!  All the colors are saturated crisp, clear, bright, contrasted, full spectrum!! Progress.

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Great to hear, Davie. Both my parents had cataract surgery. It helped them both. 

 

Knee is every so slowly getting better. Of course, Yesterday I had to put a strain on it. Took out the Fatboy to ride to work, then taking the wife for our weekly dinner. We went last night because her and our youngest are going out of town today. I already have plans for tomorrows meal. Hitting the On the Hook food truck for Fish and chips.

 

While I usually am not a fan of fish, the wife and son got it about a month ago. I tried a bite, OMG it was delicious. So next time they had it. I got an order too. Yep, great. So, I am on the hook, for tomorrow.

 

TGIF everyone.

 

Kymmie

Link to comment
  • Forum Moderator

Good morning

 

its sunny but cool again today. Got to get back to going to bed really early so I can get up really early. I open Saturday and a couple other days next week.  It’s kind of a crazy mixed up schedule because I also have a noon to 8 pm shift. 
 

1000 light years away, how do they know it didn’t already happen?  The light we see from the stars is ancient history.  Only our sun is close enough for us to see it it near time and even that happened before we see it.  Except through science fiction most people don’t realize the time really is a dimension in the universe.

 

i saw the 2017 eclipse just at the edge of near totality, it was indeed amazing however I will not be looking at this one.  We are at the edge between the second and third zones.  Frankly, I don’t trust the $4.00 cardboard viewing glasses.

 

if it’s clear, I might try to photograph it, but I have a filter for my camera made for eclipse photography. 
 

I made beef, potatoes and vegetables for dinner last night.  I may tackle chicken on Sunday. 
 

Spring breakers are here in force, not so many families but adults.  The roads are crowed, the stores are busy as are the chain restaurants.  But you can still get seated in the local establishments.

 

well, time for another cup.

 

toot-a-loo

 

Willow

 

 

Link to comment

Taking a half day at work today to do some shopping and run errands this afternoon.  I may need the umbrella.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Who's Online   11 Members, 0 Anonymous, 116 Guests (See full list)

    • Sally Stone
    • Ashley0616
    • ClaireBloom
    • Thea
    • Carolyn Marie
    • MaeBe
    • Birdie
    • KathyLauren
    • RaineOnYourParade
    • yy
    • BUGFIEND
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      80.8k
    • Total Posts
      770.5k
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      12,116
    • Most Online
      8,356

    Tiffany Cross
    Newest Member
    Tiffany Cross
    Joined
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Alex Blitzen
      Alex Blitzen
    2. ARK
      ARK
      (37 years old)
    3. Beverley50
      Beverley50
      (58 years old)
    4. Em
      Em
    5. Jlandry1970
      Jlandry1970
  • Posts

    • MaeBe
      Mourning the Boy   As I sit Pants at the knees The first tear hits Rolls down a slender wrist A wave of loss So profound As I come To mourn the passing Of the boy A boy that once was
    • VickySGV
      This was from my May 2018 Face Book post and a friend of mine IRL asked to use it on a blog spot for the Personal Stories Project which is an effort of love for he and his husband.   From Diversity To Sameness, A PRIDE Meditation    May 21, 2018   It is Pride season again, and on Saturday I was at the Pride event in Long Beach CA to help out the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center which I volunteer at these days. This was the first of several events I will be going to over the next few weeks, and others stretching over the next month or two. One of the people I was with made the comment that “We really are a diverse group here!!” The comment got me thinking, and re-opened my eyes to something that has amazed me in the relatively few years I have recognized that I am part of the LGBTQIA**** (the letters keep adding on) alphabet soup of life that does and will exist. My friend was right about the scope of the diversity that does exist and is on display at Pride events without shame and yes, with PRIDE in what and who each individual really is. To many people Diversity is one of those concepts that ranks up with blasphemy against a deity and the most horrendous of demons the Evil One (human imagination) has ever created. A person who is different is to be hated, feared, shamed and made valueless. The fear of diversity fuels minds to pull away from others, and to protect themselves by taking on feelings of superiority and exclusiveness above the different person. For the most part people with those feelings are good people in many many ways, but the fear and false god of superiority they have created masks that goodness terribly. At Pride events such as the one I was at, the diversity is so intense and so visible that after a moment or two the differences become the sameness of those who participate in them. We celebrate our differences to achieve our sameness and oneness by mentally stripping off the visual differences that at first overload us and can be dizzying to the point of a feeling of sickness for some who fit the pattern I described above. With the sameness we become even more aware of the other person’s humanity, and begin to look for the good elements that we share and find them more readily. Our conversations become how to help each other and take that helpfulness beyond those immediately with us. We reassure ourselves of our value, and explore new ways to add to that value in all ways, not just for ourselves, but those of our fellow humans who fear us and thus hide themselves deeper and deeper from the good that we could share fully. The LGBTQIA**** margin is not the only place where this can be present. The reason for other Pride events such as cultural gatherings of people “othered” and devalued, or even those of persons with what are declared to be disabilities, or mental diversity do the same thing, and people of different margins, as well as those who consider themselves “mainstream” are invited to submerge themselves in those groups by the same process of celebrating the diversity that will create the sameness of humanity. One group though who has suggested that it hold massive “Pride” events does not suggest their pride to be a celebration of diversity within that group, but rather enforced rigidity of an imagined sameness for only that group. Where that has been tried in recent months, there has been universal tragedy in many ways, the least of which has been murder. A celebration of false arrogance and even more false superiority is a hell on earth, and not a thing of pride, only of tears that they are afraid to show. I could have been in this last group believing it’s agenda and set of beliefs, but I was not allowed to be there because of something strange and wonderful in me that I did not accept about my life for over 50 years until it was to celebrate or die with my Gender Dysphoria. Today it is so “ordinary” for me to see inside of the differences in the outsides of people that I forget the lesson I relearned this past week.   Pride and Peace be in your lives.
    • VickySGV
      I for one am actually pleased with how this one played out.  Local issues need to remain local and I am not on the States Rights bandwagon for all cases.  The facts of the matter did not constitute a case or controversy since the plaintiffs did not show actual or immediately impending harm to their children.  Now if the parents can show that the child had developed some type of sleep and eating disorder because they were in a bathroom with a Trans child or are involved in self harm over the idea (which is probably the parent's doing and not the school) then there might be something of a case or controversy for the court to take up.   I have six text books on U.S. Constitutional Law grinning down evilly at me that all say the SCOTUS should avoid this type of case, and shows where they have done it consistently for a couple of centuries. 
    • Ladypcnj
      When I was a kid growing up, I was considered the baby sibling of the family. I was often the last to know of everything, and since I wasn't old enough just yet to stay home by myself, I had to tagged along with my family members who drove their cars, this included going to church. I never knew other religions existed; all I knew was about the teachings of Christianity. It's easy to join a church, but what if things aren't what it appears to be than what is preached? Strange things began going on at the church in which group leaders didn't want the news media to know about it, such as an almost drowning during a baptizing among other things. The preacher/minister began to sense I wanted out of the cult. Followers that was nice to me in the beginning, was now talking behind my back, not encouraging me to find another church that I would feel more spiritually connected to.     
    • Ivy
      An option to opt out is one thing, but removing the content entirely (for everyone) is something different.  I don't think it's beneficial to isolate one's kids from the broader culture since they are going to have to live in it eventually.  If something about it bothers you, you need to explain why.  Pretending it doesn't exist is a disservice to them.   In my (and my ex's) more conservative past, we considered homeschooling.  But we also realized our kids had to live in the broader culture and needed the socialization. Two of my adult children do homeschool now.  I have mixed feelings about that. Another of them is a public school teacher.   I personally would prefer that scarce resources not be diverted from public education.  The current move against public education bothers me.  For many kids it's all they have. 
    • April Marie
      Looking in the mirror brings joy.   The woman smiles back at me.
    • Charlize
      Perhaps a bit of light might exist if i look at this as a further verification that simply disliking the existence of a school's policy is not a reason to sue.  The rights of these parents or their children are not harmed.  They simply cannot dictate policy because of dubious beliefs.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • Mmindy
      Life has its twist, and who knows what the future holds. She may only want to know your family and medical history’s long term chronic health history. Then again she may become your biggest supporter in your current life situation.   I am an optimist. So much so that if you put me in a room full of puppy poo, I’m going to look for the puppies.    Hugs and best wishes,   Mindy🌈🐛🏳️‍⚧️🦋
    • Charlize
      Managing a support group takes a great deal of work.  When i found this site there were ,to my knowledge, only 2 sites that supported anyone whose gender was out of the "norm".  I had searched before and only found porn.  i'd almost given up. I hope that you are finding what you need here.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • RaineOnYourParade
      This also isn't necessarily trans-positive in itself. They're just saying the case doesn't have strong enough ground to sue because the plaintiff didn't bring enough evidence to court. Basically, that could mean that, rather than not wanting to do the case, they feel that there is insufficient information given to do so. By leaving the suit be, it also leaves no precedent for future cases to be built off of. This just leaves holes for court to get messier in the future. Precedent is essential in all types of cases. Giving a ruling, one way or another, would be pretty essential to building cases of the same nature in the future. By letting this go, they aren't really supporting trans people -- they're just dismissing the issue all together, which, in reality, doesn't help either side of it. 
    • RaineOnYourParade
      I don't personally agree with people opting out of LGBT education, but I suppose it would depend on the context it was taught in. Parents do have the right to opt their children out of sex ed and such for various reasons, so if it was taught in line with sex ed (which would make sense, as those classes also cover puberty as well as sometimes relationship health, so it would be about in-line with how heterosexual students are taught about their own types of relationships), I would understand them then being able to opt out. Similarly, parents often have options to opt their child out of reading books with "disturbing" content, so if the novels chosen for LGBT discussion have a large focus on homophobia/etc., an opt-out option might be made available due to the intensity of the content rather than the content itself. I've seen these for books like To Kill a Mockingbird and All-American Boys that discuss racism in-depth, as some parents might not be comfortable with their child/teenager reading intense content. I disagree with the choices to opt-out of reading these books since I think they're important, but I do understand why they're provided.   So, I think whether an opt-out option would be provided for these topics would depend on the way that they were presented. I didn't see anything in the article saying where the topics were being presented (though correct me if I'm wrong). Are they being talked about in sex ed or in content that may be considered disturbing? In that case, it wouldn't necessarily be LGBT-phobic legislation, per se -- It's about in line with what is in line for dozens of topics. 
    • Birdie
      I feel much better after a nice nap, breakfast, and a cup of tea.    I go to see a specialist today at the hospital, so I won't be at the day-centre till this afternoon. ☺️
    • RaineOnYourParade
      G'morning! Green tea for my morning beverage. My mom made me eat breakfast so I could take a pill... and now I feel sick, thanks to my weird stomach .-.   Stomach issues aside, I signed up for a story gift exchange a little while ago and just got in the story with four minutes to spare! Liiiiittle close for comfort, but, hey, it's in!   We're at that point in the school year where we aren't doing much. AP testing is done for my history class, so we're watching a WWII film rn (Dunkirk). My college course is already over as well (the semester ends earlier), so I've really only got two classes to worry about, and one of those is an art class. Lowest stress I've had all year.
    • Heather Shay
      Another Hidden Treasure I heard for the first time today. Well written, wonderful vocals and nice instrumental work throughot and even covered two Dalton and Dubarri songs.  
    • Ladypcnj
      I noticed that there is not too many online intersex support groups?  
  • Upcoming Events

Contact TransPulse

TransPulse can be contacted in the following ways:

Email: Click Here.

To report an error on this page.

Legal

Your use of this site is subject to the following rules and policies, whether you have read them or not.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
DMCA Policy
Community Rules

Hosting

Upstream hosting for TransPulse provided by QnEZ.

Sponsorship

Special consideration for TransPulse is kindly provided by The Breast Form Store.
×
×
  • Create New...