Some Changes

As we all know, the time changed to Daylight Savings Time last weekend. Why then….is it still dark out when I get up 15 minutes AFTER the sun supposedly has risen? It’s cloudy, yes. But there should be SOME light filtering through, right? Maybe it’s because I’m in FL, and it’s just different here, than in CT when the time changes, because of the circumference of the earth. IDK. It just seems weird. I wake up usually just before or just after 7. Sunrise is supposedly around 6:40. For the last 2 days it has been pitch black at sunrise. Being an aficionado of sunrise, it’s a new phenomenon to me.

I’ve stood on docks and piers many many times waiting for the sun to peek over the horizen, and it’s never been so dark before. Come to think of it, March is usually when I used to come visit and always made sunrise, since I was in the habit of waking up at 5:30 when I worked. Just seems weird. I don’t think the clouds were that thick, or didn’t think so anyway. They are supposed to dissipate this afternoon and we will be back to normal bright sunny FL weather, albeit cold, for here. Not above 60 until Friday. I’ll let you know, lol.

Yesterday after I had my back massage, I just came home. I felt like I had a cold or something trying to take over my body, so I just sat on the couch and read, and wrote. I am still struggling with the fiction thing, I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen. Last night was supposed to go to a fund-raiser for the Veterans Art Center, but I didn’t go. I was just too tired, felt to lousy, to go stand around for 2 or 3 hours schmoozing with a glass of wine. I was actually to tired to even write anything. I sat with a blank page in front of me for awhile, and finally, gave up, watched the Voice, and went to bed. I’m glad I did, I feel much better this morning.

Yesterday afternoon there was a knock on the door, and it was my trans friend, just stopping by. She lives in my neighborhood, just a few blocks away. She came in for awhile and we just talked. She had a brand new scooter she’s driving around, which is a great way to get around down here. We talked a bit about her journey, from being a paratrooper to a nurse to a woman. I asked her, when did she know? Did she know when she was young? She said, she always knew she was different, but wasn’t sure what it was. It wasn’t until she was in a wicked dark place that she realized what it was, and began this journey. She lost so much, her whole family. Even her mother. I just can’t imagine. I told her that I have a friend from high school, who used to date one of my besties from high school, for 2 years, as John, who is now a woman. We are friends, and while it shocked me at first, it just doesn’t matter to me now. I think it’s been more than a decade.

There are all kinds of people in this world, and I don’t think we can pigeon hole anyone. Both of my trans friends are really lovely people. My friend here, I treasure her friendship. Everyone likes her, even those that can’t quite grasp what she’s had to do. I just tend to see people for who they are inside, I see their souls, honestly…some more clearly than others. Hers is so honest, and candid, and open. It sure gives one a wider perspective on the world, to know someone well who has had to undertake that journey to stay alive, literally.

So this morning I have an appointment to get my hair cut and highlighted. It really needs doing, I can’t wait. Love getting my hair done. And it will be done for the weekend, when my bestie from CT is here, and we are out on the town, lol. I have a bunch of fun stuff to do. The weather is supposed to be perfect again, YAY!

When I went to the dr last week I had gained a few, like 3 or 4, lbs, mainly I think, because of having company around. My sister, and then my sis and my niece, etc. We go out to eat a lot when she’s around. Anyway, I am happy to say I’ve lost those few lb back. Happy about that. It scares me now when I gain even a couple, because I so don’t want to go back where I used to be. I guess that’s great motivation to just immediately stop overeating.

Feeling good now, and the sun is really up, lol. At 8 AM, I guess it had better be! Love and light, everyone.

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