If I was stuck here waiting for Fed-Ex to deliver my new wig, then it made sense to get my Summer stuff out, so that I could pack for my upcoming cruise. And this was my game plan for the day.
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When I awoke this morning, my apartment was in a greater mess than usual. I had already started to pull my summer things out of storage, and had 5 dresses ready to go into my suitcase. This year, I had a challenge - how much stuff could I fit into a single large bag? Lili didn't like having to wait for me to find my large bag at the pier on our last 10 day cruise. So I figured that I'd try to pare things down, in order to make things a little easier for Lili on our return.
After taking my morning shower, I put my bag on the bed and dumped the 5 summer dresses I had into one side of the suitcase. But this wasn't everything I needed. I have to bring twice as much underwear as the average cisgender woman, as I need my extra equipment to be tucked away as securely as possible. In addition, I must bring a miniature version of my full makeup kit, so that I can make my face presentable every day of the cruise. Being transgender, there is so much more I need to think about before I travel, and I have to plan accordingly.
While packing, Lili called. She wanted to shoot the breeze, and I wanted to focus on packing. I'm glad that I had a slight distraction, as I almost forgot to bring the special chlorine resistant breast forms I would be inserting in my swimsuit's pockets. That would have been embarrassing NOT to have these forms with me on the cruise.
Later on, GFJ called. There is no way I could get ready to go out while she's on the line. And I knew that if I ended up doing something outside, that I wouldn't get the chance to chat with her again. So, I accepted another delay - and didn't get out of the house until shortly before 7:30.
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My first stop for the evening was at The Avenue. When I arrived, I was warmly greeted by the store manager, and we gabbed for the better part of a half hour before I started browsing for things I'd like. Going to the shoe area, I saw the shoe above. And I think I'll wait until I see it on sale before buying it. It would be perfect for a Summer wedding, wouldn't you agree?
Then, it was off to Stew Leonard's for some food to tide me over until the weekend. I expect to be eating out tomorrow with Vicki, and spending the better part of Thursday at home while my car is at the shop having its idiot lights checked out. Since Thursday nights are spent in Yonkers, I may end up going to Panera Bread for dinner. It all depends on my cash supply. At least, I know that I can still get cash from the ATM down the hill....