I was just reminded tonight that I have not blogged in quite a while, so I should put something together here and let you all know that I am doing stupendously well! things have really been turning around for me, I’m getting myself together and it feels great.
The weather helps a lot, it’s been like summer here for a couple of weeks now, in the 80’s and sunny almost every day. Honestly, we could use some rain as everything is very dry and parched. I have to water my plants almost every night. And my outside water spigot is not working, so I am having to bucket water from the house out to the gardens and water each plant by hand. Pain in my ass. But my gardens, both flower and veggetable, are looking pretty damned great if I do say so myself. I’ve put in all of the flowers that I am going to do for this season, maybe in the fall I will add some bulbs for tulips and daffodils next spring. But for this year all the perennials are in and doing quite well. They’ll all come back next season and it will look even better as the whole garden comes together and matures. I will try to add some recent photos of the flowers I am growing at the end of this blog.
Health wise I am doing awesome as well. I’m over the scare and stuff from the beginning of the month. Doctors all say that I am doing well, altough I have some more neurological blood testing to be done, some enzymes are off for some reason. I don’t understand most of the medical mumbo-jumbo, but I can follow directions. I am doing well with the relapse too, haven’t touched a thing since I ended up in the hospital. I can look back now and see all those things that triggered it in the first place too. I was on the phone with someone tonight and she reminded me of the stresses that I was under, which probably helped lead to my relapse. Anyway, that’s behind me now, and it’s staying there for good!
The dogs are doing great. My Dad bought them both matching rainbow collars at the local Strawberry Festival that we attended together with my Mother this last weekend. I thought it was quite sweet of him to give them those collars, and it was his mild way of showing support for me as well. Being a staunch Republican he and I don’t talk much about politics or anything about the LGBT issues. I’d rather not get into that with him.
So at work things are going well. But I am about tired of being called “sir” all the time. Summer doesn’t help, I wear a t-shirt (company issued) and black jeans and boots to work every day. It’s obvious that I have a flat chest (as I like it) and I keep my hair in a crew cut….so perhaps some would say I am asking for it. Yes, I am very masculine and present as very androgynous. But when you thank someone do you have to add “sir” or “m’am” to the end of it? Can’t we keep things more neutral and just say “thanks”? Today I counted….11 “sirs” – a couple of them I swear were in a sarcastic kind of way, which irks me to no end.
I have really been trying to be more social lately, going to the fairs and festivals, attending parties that I usually didn’t go to, and being more friendly and nice to people in general. I feel the change in myself as well, I’m loosening up and it feels good. I’ve even been making plans for the rest of the summer, little things here and there to make sure that I stay out and involved in life.
So, that’s what’s going on with me. Just an update of sorts. I hope that you are all doing well and are in the best of health and spirits —AND enjoying this lovely Spring/Summer!!!! Peace!!! ~MB