Dreams are so fucking strange sometimes. This morning I fell asleep on the couch and had the strangest dream about being part of this really screwed up sort of “intervention” bunch. But no one would listen to common sense. And it was going really badly. Then the phone rang and woke me up. Now my day is off to a later start than I wanted…grrr.
It’s Tuesday. July 24th, 2018. l
We all have life stories. We have what happens to us; what we tell ourselves happened to us, and what reality says happened to us. We can deny the story, but if we accept it then we are given the gift of being able to change the ending for ourselves; by our own rules and ways.
I heard from someone who I care very deeply for today. She had many words of wisdom for me, telling me to ignore some of what the Russian Puppet Cheeto is doing to my country at the moment and take the time to find happiness in my world – which now includes my girl and her daughter, the loves of my life today. I was quite touched by her choosing to reach out to me to say those words. Very touched. I appreciate her so much.
I’ve got the house all set up for the extended stay of my girl and her little princess. The little girl has special needs; rett syndrome, which is really heartbreaking, but she’s such a happy little tyke. Just gotta love her. It’s so incredibly hard on my girl though, I feel so helpless for her sometimes. It’s frustrating, it makes her super angry at times – just the fact that this is happening to her little girl. Rett impairs fine motor skills and walking is something they learn usually very far down the road. The baby is 3 now, she chatters but doesn’t form words, she cannot walk or feed herself. There are treatments for this type of genetic disorder coming down the road, but the wait is horrible. This is also why I am so pro-science and modern medicine. We need genetic research and development of genetic modifying therapies. I just want a therapy now that will unlock the world for this precious little kid and others like her. Rett is pretty rare, only about 300K and is mostly seen in girls.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what the world must think of America right now. It’s really just off-the-charts craziness happening here in our White House. Trump is a tyrannical bastard, and a moron to boot. He’s slowly ruining all of our relationships with our allies, and shooting firey texts at our enemies. Yet, he’s also coddled up to Putin like a purring kitten in Putin’s lap. It’s sickening. It’s wrong. It’s NOT normal!!!
I’m like any other concerned American. I watch the news, try to stay up on what’s happening – which is insanely hard as he keeps throwing new stuff into the mix to distract us from the real deals. He’s gone after Iran with words to provoke them this week, he’s got new “tapes” just released with him discussing payouts to porn stars for sexual favors, and he’s now threatening to decimate our Endangered Species Act, putting many animals and wildlife in danger of extinction. He’s also threatening politicians; if they are not swearing absolute loyalty to him he is pulling their security clearances. He is turning into a TYRANT. He thinks he’s fucking King of America. I don’t know what the answer is other than to somehow get this guy out of the office of President and behind bars where he and his corrupt family belong.
It’s become a little different, more strained and scary living here and being openly Butch lesbian these days. I find myself more conscious of my surroundings once again. I’m more tuned to peoples’ reactions and the verbage used when speaking to me. I do get “sirred” quite often – at least 10 times a day at my job. Working at a truck stop it is inevitable that I am going to be mis-gendered by mistake, hell I look a lot like a guy with my flat chest and crew cut…and I never correct anyone, just take it in stride and shrug it off. I guess I’m just used to it. I’ve noticed an uptick in hostility towards anyone “different” than the fucked up redneck, white guy and his pollyanna wifey. I’m sick to death of reading about active Nazi groups, and white supremacist rallies around the USA. Today we read in Newsweek that Sean Spicer reveals that Trump’s embracement of the LGBTQ community during the 2016 Russian election was false and misrepresented intentionally to garner votes. Fuckin Liar.
The LGBTQ community has always come up strong. We’ve fought some pretty fucking courageous battles along the way. From Stonewall forward, it’s been an uphill battle, and now we have a big fucking orange Cheeto pushing us back down the fucking hill. Yet, we will continue to press on and live the lives we’ve been given. Live our truth. Live our way and flip off the world. It’s awful that I’m made to feel that I am somehow inadequate in my society; that my being Butch lesbian somehow makes me less-than and thus the object of ridicule, harassment and sometimes violence. Our society just isn’t right. To object to and fight against the power of love and human compassion is to truly be a tyrant.
I read where Ivan Coyote got called a “dyke bitch” up in Moose Jaw Pride Festival in Canada. That’s so typical in today’s world for many of us more Butch lesbians and FtMs I believe. I’ve been called the same before. It’s something stupid people choose to say to me and guys like Ivan.
I’ve been trying like fuck to recover from laryngitis and it’s been almost 3 weeks now without a good voice. It flakes in and out and is very raspy and hoarse, so I try not to talk as much. And when I do talk it’s a real strain on my vocal cords. I’m on prednisone and a major antibiotic for it. Yet, nothing seems to be happening with getting my voice back…and there’s no other discomfort or pain. Just no voice. Huh.
I emailed my doc today, hoping for maybe more tests or to see another specialist. I think I’m going to call the ENT tomorrow and try to get back in to see him quicker for follow up. In the meantime, I’m seeking alternative remedies if anyone has anything to share for antidotes to help.
Thursday, early morning….very fucking early…
I’m up; awake and raring for the day to get started. My girl arrived last night and I’ve been on cloud 9 since. It will take us a couple of days to settle into a comfortable routine together I think. We have little trips around the area planned; day outings mostly.
We picked a couple of pints of blueberries off of my 2 bushes last night together. I now have a freezer full of frozen berries off of these bushes to use in recipes over the fall and winter. My blueberry bushes did SO GREAT this season! The harvest has been epic! And with just TWO bushes! It’s freakin amazing!
I have to work for 4 hours this morning, then we don’t have any real big plans for today. My girl and her daughter need a nice day at home to rest, they’ve been vacationing in Bar Harbor for the last few days and have been on the road quite a lot.
Have a GREAT Thursday! I hope you go out into the world with open minds and happy hearts today!