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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Saturday Susan time

Now it is a Holiday weekend as Monday is Columbus Day, I have to work but I still want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday as I know some people get it off.

It is Saturday and yes, I get to spend most of the day as Susan, I did have a few things to do early in the day so I didn’t start getting ready till about 12:30, now I did take my time as I wanted to relax and enjoy my time getting ready, I also wanted to try a new eye look makeup look. I watch a lot of videos on makeup great way to learn and one that caught my eye was a smokey look with blacks and grey. Now I had to fudge a little as my grey was darker so I used my silver on the inner corner of my eye, black on the outer corner and the darker grey above all that faded out to the eyebrow. In all I was happy with the look as I usually can’t get the black shadow to blend right. It was about 2pm when I was already so I got a few pictures and then I was off walking out my front door to my car as I needed to do some grocery shopping and that means a trip to Walmart.

I got to Walmart and went in and got a cart, yes, I have a few more things to get today, I spent about 30 minutes here shopping, yes, I probably could have done it faster, my male self would have but I was just enjoying being out as Susan. I paid for my groceries and then drove back home. I once again parked in the driveway and took 2 trips bringing in my stuff to put away. It may sound silly but doing things like this helps make Susan feel a real part of who I am. For many years Susan was just in the house and then just a special night out to an LGBQ bar and even our Wednesday night dinners which I truly love but it is a special outing with other transgender people. There is just something about doing something so common and everyday type things like grocery shopping that is special to me and I can’t explain it any better than that.

It was almost 3:30 now and I still had the rest of the day and as it is supposed to rain tomorrow, I did want to go put flowers on my parents grave, this has also become a Susan thing. I never shared this side of me with them when they were alive but some how this seems right. Of course that would mean a stop at the Fred Meyers at Johnson Creek to get the flowers. I grabbed my computer and walked out to my car to leave, as I pulled out of my driveway the neighbor man was out working in his driveway. He waved at me so I waved back and drove off, now it is his wife who knows about me so I am 99.99% sure he does also. I got there just before 4 and went in and got a couple small bouquets and paid for them and was on my way. I got to the cemetery a little after 4 and there were 3 other groups well couples in the same section, I was going to visiting their loved ones. Now I didn’t have to walk past any of them but there was one couple probably 100 feet from where I was going but I really didn’t care. I went and put the flowers on their grave and spent about 20 minutes here, probably should have brought a coat as it was just a little chilly out. I did get a couple pictures as I always do, again this is another one of those everyday type things people do. It really is hard to believe it has been 4 months since my mom passed away and a little over 3 years for my dad. It does get easier but I still think about them every day and that may be my Susan side. Now as I walked back to my car I went by another section and there were 3 deer out there eating the flowers off the grave sites so I don’t think my flowers will last to long. I did get a few pictures with the deer in the background, they are hard to see but one was smaller and may have been a younger deer as it stayed pretty close to the one deer.

I left here and decided to stop at the Starbucks in Orchards on my way home and write my blog from Wednesday nights dinner. I am really trying to get caught up on my blogs. I got there just before 5 and went in. there was one man sitting at a table and 2 ladies waiting for there drinks but really this one is not busy inside as it has a drive through. Now as I said it was a little chilly at the Cemetery so I got a hot chocolate and sat down to work on my blog. Well I got thinking about how I have grown as Susan and the wonderful friends I have made over the years so I sent out a few e-mails to people I have not herd from in a while. One was Alice she really was my first friend as I met her one of the first few times I went out and we exchanged e-mail addresses so she would always e-mail me when she came to town and I would meet her at Embers, she really did help me become more comfortable going out. now she was also older than me by quite a bit and the reason I am telling this is her e-mail bounced back as undeliverable as the account has been closed and this was my only way to contact her, it just makes me wonder. Here is a blog from 2008 when I was out with Alice with a picture of us. I wrote my blog and just played on the internet for a while. It was about 7 when I left Starbucks.

I went home to make dinner yes it will be a late one so just making something light, a little salad and a bratwurst and some corn as I didn’t want fast food. The rest of the night I will just watch TV till bedtime as I look forward till tomorrow. Now on a side note Diva Las Vegas is 2 weeks away, as a matter of fact 2 weeks from today I will have my acrylic nails for my Vegas trip and I am so looking forward to it.

Be happy with who you are and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.





 

October 11, 2021 Posted by | crossdress, Starbucks, Susan Time | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday Susan time and another first for me

Well it is Saturday and I get some Susan time. I got up and did some yard work as it is going to rain the next few days so it was about noon when I started getting ready. now I really had no plans although I did want to go to Home Depot and get some fertilizer for my yard and maybe stop at Costco for gas and to pick up a few things and of course there will be a Starbucks stop or two. I did a more dramatic eye look, darker smokey eye look and yes did winged eyeliner and it actually turned out pretty well today and yes, I went for a bright red lipstick as with the mask it will really only be at Starbucks where people will see it. I was all ready by about 1 and on my way. My first stop was Costco for gas and then I went inside and looked around, I really only needed a few things and the trip was mainly for gas. From here I stopped at Home Depot and got my fertilizer, hard to believe I go here as Susan. now I was close to Cascade station and I figured I could check out a few of the stores there as today is a beautiful fall day, right about 80 and no wind.

It was a little after 2 by this time and I hadn’t eaten yet so I decided to start at the Starbucks and get a drink and a bagel. Now they were busy so I had to park a little way away. I went in and actually they were not busy at all. As I stood there waiting for the lady to come take my order the young lady making the drinks greeted me by saying, Hi Susan are you getting a sweetened green iced tea today? Yes, she remembered me and I said yes so by the time I paid for my drink I had it already. Now as I said it was a nice day so I went outside and sat down, I couldn’t get one of the tables in the shade but there was one that was partially shades by an umbrella so that was where I sat. I got a quick picture and then I posted my blog from last Mondays Zoom meeting and then just started doing some work on my computer. Now I do get asked occasionally what work I am doing. I actually own some stocks and as hard as it is to believe I find it interesting to follow them and read about them and research stocks I may want to buy in the future. Yes, I have turned this part of my life over to Susan. a table opened in the shade and as the umbrella was not helping me much, I moved to that table by the building. Now I had been here about an hour or so and pretty much everyone was sitting outside as I said it was the perfect fall day.

Now as I said it was another first because as I sat here, I suddenly heard a mans voice say, wow did you get your hair done today it looks amazing. I looked up from my computer and there was a man standing there probably 40’ish. I thanked him for the compliment as what else can you do. He then went on to tell me how pretty I was and that he had seen me here before and just had to come meet me and sat down across the table from me. Now this is really flattering but as I have said before I am in no way attracted to men. He introduced himself to me as Michael. Now this has happened to me a few times before in Bars but this was a first at Starbucks. Now in the daylight I knew there was no way he could believe I was anything other then transgender so at least I didn’t have to worry about that. We talked briefly and yes; I gave him my name as what can you do when someone asks. He then said he would like to get together sometime and asked for my phone number. I politely told him I didn’t think my girlfriend would like that and that seemed to take care of it, yes, I lied about having a girlfriend but it seemed the easiest way out without hurting his feelings. We talked a few minutes more and he told me he drove shuttle to the airport so he comes here pretty regular. Well he finally said goodbye and left but now I have this to think about when I come here as I do like this Starbucks also as it is a great place to stop when I am out shopping. I stayed here about 15 more minutes before putting my computer in my trunk and walking over to DSW and Ross Dress for less to look around.

I didn’t find anything I liked so I walked down to Best Buy and looked around a little yes it was all about just being out. it was a nice day out. It was almost 5 now so I walked back to my car and decided I would go get something to eat. Now I have gone to IHOP and Sherries by myself but there is something about going to a sit-down dinner place by yourself and in the end, I drove over to Orchards to the Wendy’s I normally go to and got something to eat. It was a little after 6 when I finished eating and I wanted to finish my day at Starbucks and work on my blog but if I went to the one by my house which closes at 7:30 I would only have about an hour so I decided to go to the Starbuck here in Orchards right by Wendy’s. I have gone here before but usually early morning or afternoon but I figured it would give ne the most time as I am basically there already.

I went in and got a drink and sat down and it turns out this Starbucks is open till 9 so I actually have a little more time tonight. I got my computer out and started writing this blog and catching up on e-mails and just relaxing as Susan, I just figure this is a more fun way to spend time then sitting at home as Susan on my computer. Now I had been here about 15 minutes when another man came in and got a drink and sat down at the table right next to me and got his computer out and I thought about what happened earlier after all we were the only 2 in the place so why did he sit so close but he never said a word to me while I was there so it was probably just so he could plug his computer in also. I stayed here till a little after 8 before heading home for the night. it was a fun and relaxing Saturday.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure to read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 26, 2021 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunday and some Susan time

Well it is the last Sunday of August, wow this year is flying by, and I get to spend the day as Susan. again no real plans other then a little Starbuck’s time. I was talking with one of the girls the other night and we could both remember dressing and being at home and I can do that but I really don’t like to. If I am going to be Susan I want to go someplace and I think that is from all the years when my only option was to be Susan at home. Yes, I go to Starbucks a lot but I look at it this way I can sit at home and work on my computer or I can do it from Starbucks and that is way better as I am out and can be seen but I can also people watch which is fun. I started getting ready at noon as I wanted to really enjoy my day. I was all ready by 1:30 and grabbed my computer and off I went. My plan was to go to the Starbucks in Orchards and I chose this one just in case I have time later tonight I can stop by the Starbucks by my house before going home, really don’t want to go to the same one twice in one day.

I parked and went in, there was one family in here at a table, 2 adults and 4 kids. I ordered my drink and set up my computer and worked on my blog from yesterday. Yes, my goal this week is to not get behind on my blogs. Now this Starbucks has a drive through but it still amazed me how many people come inside to order drinks to go, I think it is because it can be faster then going through the drive through, I do this sometimes at fast food places. Now as I sat here 3 young girls came in, guessing 14 to 16 years old and ordered drinks and sat at the table across from me, by the way one of them had really long red acrylic nails which caught my attention. They no more then got their drinks and a few more came in and they pulled tables together and before I knew it there were 9 young girls at the next table talking and none of them paid any attention to me. I finished my blog and just goofed of on my computer till about 3.

It was a nice day so I decided to go and put flowers on my mom and dad’s graves and that would mean a stop at Fred Meyers on the way. I drove to the Fred Meyers at Johnson Creek and went in and bought some flowers, they were not that busy today. From here it was just a short drive to the cemetery. It was a little before 4 when I got there and parked. There were a couple other cars here and people out putting flowers on graves. I walked out and placed the flowers yes; I seem to come here more as Susan then my male self and I think it is because I never got to share this side of myself with my parents when they were alive. A couple walked near me; I think they were looking for a grave but they seemed to pay no attention to me. I stayed here till almost 4:30 before getting a couple pictures and leaving. On the drive home I was thinking what I could do as I didn’t want to go home yet and I was kind of hungry as I hadn’t eaten since breakfast. I didn’t want fast food as I have been eating to much of that again. I decided to stop at IHOP by the mall. I have gone here several times as Susan but it is also where I use to take my mom to eat after I took her out to put flowers on my dad’s grave. My mom and dad use to come here a couple times a month for breakfast so there is a family connection of sorts.

I got to IHOP about 4:50 and there were only a few cars in the parking lot so they didn’t look busy. I parked and went in. inside a young lady came over and asked how many so I said just 1 and she said it would be about 10 minutes and asked for my name which I gave her. now I don’t know if they were short staffed or had closed down tables because of the mask mandate but I had to wait which was the first time I have had to do this. I sat down on the bench and a couple minutes later a family of 5 came in and put their name on the list, then an older couple, 2 young people, and I found myself sitting in the lobby waiting with a bunch of people and more were coming in. I guess I timed it just right, now I only waited about 10 minutes but by the tine my table was ready there were 6 groups behind me and some were standing outside, I kind of felt bad taking up a table all by myself. The waitress came over and I ordered my usual, yes, I tend to have favorites at the places we go and always seem to order the same thing. The funny thing is it was only a couple dollars more to have a sit-down meal here then to get fast food of course I have to tip here so that does make it more but a much better dinner and experience. It was 5:50 when I paid my bill and left.

Now the Starbucks by my house is open till 7:30 so I can have about 1 ½ hours there before going home for the night. I got to the Starbucks a little after 6 and went in, one of the ladies cleaning the tables greeted me by name which made me feel good. There were only a few people inside so I had no problem getting a table. I got my drink and started working on todays blog. I posted to our group about our Monday night Zoom meeting to remind them and e-mailed Julie, Jennifer and Melissa to see if they had any thoughts on where we can do Wednesday night dinner this week, I may just pick a place I like. I stayed here till 7:30 when they closed before going home for the night. It was a relaxing and fun day as Susan.

I got home and did a quick load of laundry, yes, I probably should have stayed home and done that today but I can do it tomorrow night while we have our zoom meeting. I also watched TV till about 10pm before I went up and washed Susan away for the night and went to bed. Yes, I have been spending a little more time as Susan the last few months, Saturday and Sunday and Monday evening and Wednesday evening but I think it is a good balance

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

August 30, 2021 Posted by | family, Starbucks | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and a day of Susan

Well it is Saturday and I get some Susan time. Now normally I take care of things in the morning and spend the afternoon & evening as Susan but tomorrow I am going Golfing with Julie, Cassandra and another girl but in boy mode so when I got up this morning, I wanted a little more time today. Now I do have a 9am zoom meeting with people who know nothing of Susan but I can keep my video off for that so not a problem so when I got up, I decided to start getting ready. Now time was short and I wanted to take my time and enjoy myself getting ready so before the meeting I just had time to do my eye makeup, brows, eye shadow, liner and mascara the rest I would finish after the meeting yes, I went for a more dramatic eye look today. The meeting only lasted 45 minutes and with the hardest part of my makeup done it didn’t take long to finish my foundation, contouring and lips and I was ready by 11:20 so now what to do with the day. I am behind on my blogs again and so I decided to go to Starbuck and write my Monday night blog, do my weekly shopping and later in the day go back to Starbucks and write my blog from Wednesday nights dinner at Southland Whiskey Kitchen but I wanted a full day.

I decided to start at the Starbuck’s in Orchards as that is close to the Fred Meyers I want to go to. I got my computer and was off and got to the Starbucks a little after 11:30. Now this Starbucks has a drive through so they generally are not that busy inside but that was not the case today. When I pulled up there was a family of 4 at one of the outside tables, 3 women at another one and 2 still open and I thought it might be a little cool to sit outside as it was only 69 out but no wind. I went inside to order my drink and there were people at 6 of the tables inside and a couple people either ordering or waiting for drinks. I got in line and one of the ladies behind the counter greeted me by name, which was nice, I have come here before but not as often as the one by my house. I ordered a hot chocolate and as I stood there waiting a young girl probably 12 to 15 years old said hi to me so I said hi back, well she came closer and asked me where I got my bracelet which caught me off guard as it is a really basic style and not very fancy so I told her Charming Charlies which is where I think I got it but I have had it for several years so wasn’t 100% sure. Well we talked a little till she got her drinks. She went outside and joined her friend at the 3rd table. Now as I waited for my hot chocolate, I realized it was actually colder inside with their air conditioning going then outside so I decided to go to the table outside between the 3 ladies and the 2 young girls of which one I had been talking to. It actually was pretty nice sitting outside.

I wrote my blog from last Mondays Zoom meeting and posted it online and just had a relaxing time. after about 30 minutes the 3 ladies next to me left which opened that table for a while. A little while later a man on a motorcycle arrived and got a drink and sat down at the table next to me and a few minutes later another man on a motorcycle showed up and joined him so all the tables were full again. The family left and then the 2 young girls did the girls both said by to me. Then the 2 men left and I was all alone outside, yes, I did get a picture. My battery was at half so I decided to go inside for a little while and charge it back up for my next stop. It was about 2 when I left here. I grew up not far from here so I decided to drive by my old house from High school before going to the store to do shopping.

I drove to my old house and it was disappointing, this was a brand-new neighborhood when we moved into it 45 years ago and now it is run down, the yards are all overgrown and just look bad, all the houses. I almost wished I hadn’t drove by but now the funny thing. Across the street and 2 houses down there was a garage sale, something Susan has never done and being as I moved away from here 35 years ago, I decided to stop and check it out. there were only 2 other people looking at stuff plus the couple doing the sale but still fun and they seemed to pay no attention to me and of course I didn’t know them. I was only here less then 10 minutes but still fun. As I walked back to my car, I looked across the street to the house next to the one I grew up in and the man out front was my old neighbor, in high school I used to hang out with his one son as we were he same age and I actually went out on a date with his daughter a few times in high school, she was a year younger than me. Now I new he would never recognize me as I have probably only seen him 2 or 3 times in the last 35 years but still was interesting.

I went to Fred Meyers and did my weekly grocery shopping which really doesn’t take long, actually would be easier to just do it during the week on my way home but it does give me something to do as Susan. I finished my shopping and drove home and just parked in the driveway and took my groceries inside and out them away. It was about 4:30 now so I decided to go to the Starbucks by my house for a while and work on my blog from Wednesday nights dinner at Southland Whiskey Kitchen, of course I wont post that one till tomorrow morning. I got to the Starbucks and they were also busy, 4 small groups outside, 3 small groups inside and one big table with 8 woman and 2 men at it.

I went up to place my order and the one lady said she would be right with me so as I stood there and waited the other lady making drinks said, “Hi Susan are you getting your Kiwi Starfruit refresher today? I can get it started.” I smiled and said I just wanted a sweetened green iced tea and she said it would be right up. I paid for my drink and it was just a few moments later my drink was ready. I went and sat down at a table between 2 men and set up my computer and worked on my blog. Now I kind of lost track of the time and before I new it, it was about 7pm and I still hadn’t eaten dinner yet so I packed up my computer to leave. As I was walking out the lady who made my drink was sitting with a young man and as I walked by she wished me a good night by name which always makes me feel good. Now as it was so late I just made a quick trip though McDonalds drive through before going home for the night, it was a good day and now I am looing forward to Monday night.

Stay safe and be happy with who you are. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

August 23, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks, Susan Time | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Susan time, just a relaxing day

Well it is Saturday and that means some Susan time, I had something to do in the morning and I didn’t get home till a little after noon so I made a quick lunch before I started my transformation for the day. My goal was to be ready by 2 or shortly after. Now I did want to try a little different look today so I went with my rose eye shadow and yes, a pink lipstick. I don’t wear this shad often but I was going with my salmon-colored top and I thought it might be a good match. In all I was happy with the look although the lipstick seems brighter in the natural light outside. I really like the reds and not sure if this is a good color for me so feel free to give me some input. Now normally I have been going to the Escape on Saturday evenings so I try to make my look good enough for both but with the new mask mandates in Orgon I decided not to go tonight actually it changed my plans all together. I have been going to the Starbucks at Cascade Station by the airport as it is close to the Escape but also being in Oregon, I didn’t want to deal with the mask so I will be staying in Vancouver.

I was already a little after 2 and yes, I needed to go grocery shopping so that was the first thing on my list. I grabbed my purse and walked out my front door to my car in the driveway. I have been parking there instead of in the garage lately, this is why I am sure most of my neighbors know because as I was getting into my car one of the neighbors from down the street drove by. I drove to Walmart and went in to do some shopping, yes, I have been going here more lately. I did my weekly shopping, only took about 20 minutes as I am just shopping for me now. I paid for my groceries and then back home and yes parked in my driveway and unloaded my groceries into my house just like any of my other neighbors would do. It was a little after 3 now and I need to get my blog from Wednesday night’s dinner written yes, I am having trouble keeping up with them. I decided to go to the Starbucks in Orchards for 2 reasons, first I wanted to swing by the Toyota dealership and get my car washed as when I get my oil changed here, they always give me a few free car washes and it is just down the street from this Starbucks but also on Sunday I will be back at Starbucks again and will go to the one by my house so I didn’t want to go there 2 days in a row.

I got to Toyota and got in line for my car wash, only 1 car in front of me. Now when I get my il changed they give me 3 or 4 stamps on my bill for the car wash and what I have noticed is when I came here as my male self, they always cross off one of the when I do it as Susan, they don’t always cross one off. Well it was my turn and I opened the window to hand him my bill with the stamp, he just looked at it and said I was good. now I don’t know if this is because I am Transgender or if they do this for females. It was almost 4 when I got to Starbucks and went in and there were only 4 people inside and both were 2 groups of men, unlike the one at Cascade Station which has a lot more females there.

I ordered my drink and set up my computer on the table. I kind of glanced at the men out of the corner of my eye and nothing either they didn’t notice me or just didn’t care. I got my drink and started working on my blog. Now as I said I am behind on them and part is just finding the time but also, I really like writing my blog when I am Susan. It just seems more real to be writing about my time as Susan when I am in fact Susan. I worked on my blog and also checked my e-mails. We had a new girl trying to join the group and she was having trouble. So we exchanged some e-mails and I helped her out. I finished my blog but will wait to post it till Sunday Morning as I already posted one just a few hours ago, I try not to post to many in a row as I have a lot of people who get them in e-mails and I don’t want to flood their inbox and I realize 2 in a day is not much but I know I have a few friends on Facebook that it seems they just post a bunch if stuff one right after another and that is all you can see. That is fine but it makes it hard to see what others are doing.

Before I knew it, it was after 6, the time went by really fast so I was thinking about what to do for dinner and although it is not healthy there is a Wendy’s just across the parking lot so I walked over there and got me something to eat and yes sat there and ate it. They were a little busy even inside which surprised me after all being a Saturday night, I figured going out to Wendy’s would not be a big choice. It was about 7 when I finished and normally, I would have been at the Escape but not tonight but I also wasn’t ready to go home and as it was in the low 80’s and looked like the smoke from the fires was clearing out a little I decided to drive down by the waterfront and maybe take a walk if I could find a parking spot.

It only took about 15 minutes to get down there and I easily found a parking spot, yes there were people walking along the water but they were spaced out as I think the smoke has kept people more inside. Now this is the hard part of being Susan, I really didn’t want to carry my purse as I walked as I noticed most of the women didn’t have purses as they walked but my outfit today has no pockets. I made the choice to lock my purse in my trunk and just carry my keys and phone as I needed the phone as I hoped I could get a couple pictures. As much as I like getting selfies, I don’t like doing it where others can see me do it. Well I walked a way down the path and there was a break in the people so I stopped quickly and got a couple of selfies and yes you can see how bright this pink lipstick is in these pictures. I only spent about 30 to 40 minutes here walking before getting back into my car to leave, now I am sure I got some looks as none of the women I passed had lopstick on and most had minimal makeup but some of them also said hi to me as they passed which was nice.

It was about 8:30 when I got back home for the night, the rest of the night I watched a Hall Mark movie, “The 27-hour day” and it was pretty good. It was almost midnight when I went upstairs and washed my makeup off and went to bed. It was a good day and now I am looking forward to Sunday and some more Susan time.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

August 16, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks, Susan Time | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and some quiet Susan time at Starbucks

Well it is Sunday and going to be 90 out again today and hot for the next 10 days so I was determined to finish my yard work, it was just spreading rocks around my palm trees (see my blog from last week if you want a look at them) but the one bad thing about my car which I love and gets great gas mileage is it doesn’t haul much wait especially when you are putting bags of crushed marble in it so I had to make 3 trips to home depot. I finished about 1pm and went and rested before taking a nice cool shower and getting ready for the rest of my day as Susan.

I didn’t have a lot planned, grocery shopping and then to Starbucks to get all caught up on my blogs as I don’t like being behind on them and that will probably happen again next week as I am going to visit my brother and his family next weekend so I know Wednesday nights dinner blog will be late. I was all ready a little before 3 and on my way.

My first stop was the grocery store to do my weekly shopping as I didn’t get to it yesterday. Now I am just shopping for myself so it doesn’t take long as it is mostly perishable stuff like vegetables, yes, I am making a bigger effort to eat heathy. I try to have a salad each day with one of my meals with cauliflower, broccoli and tomatoes. I figure they make up for the ranch dressing I put on it. it is fun though to just be out doing something as simple and everyday type thing as grocery shopping. I got what I needed and was back home a little before 4 and just parked in my driveway and took my 2 bags inside and put them away.

I grabbed my computer and was on my way to Starbucks, I decided to go to the one by my house as it is 90+ outside so I will be sitting inside today. I got there about 4 and went in, 3 of the tables outside had people sitting at them even though it was hot but it was also a little windy and I didn’t want to mess up my hair. I guess others had that idea as there were 7 tables taken inside. I ordered my drink and set my computer up as I waited for my order. I wrote my blog from Saturday and posted it online and then caught up with some e-mails and a little work. It is just so relaxing to be here at Starbucks and yes, I could have just as easily done this from home but what fun would that be. Here I am out around other people and can people watch and they also get to see me and see I am no different then they are, just here working on my computer. There were a few others on their computers, one young girl doing what looked like schoolwork and one man watching something on his cell phone and he was here when I got here and still there when I left 2 ½ hours later. One family came in and looked like they had dinner here as they bought a couple salads and sandwiches for the kids.

Now I had been here about 30 minutes and 2 men came in I knew as I kind of worked with them a few years back. Well they goy their drinks and sat at a table only maybe less then 10 feet from me, close enough I could kind of hear their conversation if I wanted. Well I just kept my head down and worked on my computer and paid no attention to them and they seemed to pay no attention to me. This one is close to where I live and I would say 1 in 3 times I go here I see someone I know at least on a casual basis. Years ago I was so afraid of this I would drive to a Starbucks 12 miles away just to be safe. Well as always, the time flew by and it was after 6:30 and I realized I hadn’t eaten yet so it was time to pack up for the night.

I left Starbucks and decided to stop at Panda Express and get some dinner and take it home. The rest of the night I watched TV and did some laundry before washing Susan asway and going to bed looking forward to our zoom meeting tomorrow evening.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 26, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Susan time at Starbucks

Well it is Sunday and I slept in to 8:30 and yes, I am stiff and sore from my yard work yesterday. I didn’t start getting ready till noon. My plan for today was simple, go grocery shopping as I didn’t do that yesterday and go to Starbucks and work on my blog. I still have my blog from Wednesday nights dinner at Who Song and Larry’s and yesterday and going to the Escape. Yes, I have found I am falling behind in my blogs. I took my time getting ready as I wanted to try for a good daytime look, I used my rose-colored eye shadow and a brick red lipstick and was happy with the look. I was all ready by 2pm. Now it was off to the grocery store.

Grabbed my purse and I was on my way to Fred Meyers for my weekly shopping. I got there and went in and did my shopping for the week. Yes, this is a simple thing and not very exciting but it is an everyday type activity that I can do as Susan. Over the last 10 to 15 years Being Susan has gone from something I did in secret at home, to going out to LGBTQ friendly places, to going out to pretty much anyplace to doing everyday things as Susan. now being Susan is a part time thing for me and by that, I mean just a part of who I am but she has become a normal part of me and who I am. I did my shopping and was back home before 3 and parked in my driveway and took my groceries inside and put them away just like anyone else. I grabbed my computer and it was time to go to Starbucks.

I thought about going to the one by my house but this time of year their tables are on the sunny side of the building but the umbrellas give you some shade. I drove over and all the tables were taken so I decided to go to the one at Cascade station as they have probably 15 tables outside. I got there about 3:30 and parked out front and just like the Starbucks by my house they were really busy but I could see 2 open tables outside. I grabbed my computer and went in and they were just as busy, 5 people waiting for their drinks and 6 people in line in front of me. I finally got up to the counter and ordered my drink and went and stood in the line to get my drink. As I stood there I looked outside and all the tables were now taken and there was only on small table in the corner by the back door so I went and set my computer up on it and then went back to wait for my drink, this is the busiest I have seen this place.

I got my drink and went over and sat down and started working on my blog from Wednesday nights dinner at Who Song and Larry’s. Now this week I was busy and got behind on my blogs and probably will be that way for a week or two so be patient with me catching up. I finished my blog and caught up on some e-mails and so work. It was fun people watching and yes again it was there were more females here today. It was about 4:45 and I saw one of the tables open outside so I picked up my stuff and moved out to that table. I really like sitting outside with all the people. I started working on my blog from Saturday but didn’t quiet finish it as it was almost 6 and I still needed to get something to eat. I left and drove home and made dinner and spent the rest of the evening watching TV. Now I am looking forward to tomorrow and Monday’s night Zoom meeting with my friends.

Stay safe and be happy with who you are and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog.


 

July 22, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and a little Susan time at Starbuck’s

Well it is a beautiful Sunday and I get some Susan time. yes, I basically get 4 partial days a week right now, Monday evening for our Zoom meeting, Wednesday evening for dinner, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Yes, I do have a lot more time on my hands now and I am trying to fill it and take my mind off my mom’s passing away. Some is yard work something I have wanted to do for a few years and hadn’t gotten to and yes Susan time as it relaxes me and takes my mind off of things in my life.

It was about 1pm when I started getting ready and yes today, I did a little different look, the purple eye shadow and a bright red lipstick. My plans were simple a drive along the river, Starbuck’s and maybe stopping and getting dinner so I figured I would rock the bright red lopstick today. I was already a little after 2 and walked out to my car and was on my way. I drove up to Beacon Rock state park just to check things out, this was one of my favorite places to go hiking years ago, my friends and I would go here a few times a year although I haven’t been up here in probably 10 years. It is nice as it is only about 50 minutes from my house. Now I didn’t get out of my car as in Washington you need a permit to park at a state park or pay for it and as I was just here to check it out, I figured it wasn’t worth it after all this was just to take a drive. I left here and was planning on going to Starbuck’s from here and decided to go to the one at Cascade station as it is on my way home but mostly it is because they have a lot of outside tables, 3 out front and 10 on the side patio which I like as it is almost always out of the sine and sun so very pleasant to sit outside.

I got there just before 4 and parked out front, 2 of the 3 tables by the door were taken and at least half the tables on the patio, today must have been lady’s day. There was 1 man by himself, 3 couples and the rest were ladies, by themselves or in groups and the ages were from probably high school to seniors. I got my computer and went in, this one does not have a drive through so they are always busy inside so I had to stand in line behind 3 other small groups and thinking I hope they don’t take the table I want outside, there is 2 right outside the door on the patio so in the shade of the building instead of under an umbrella. I got my drink and the table was still open so I set my computer up and got a couple pictures at the table when I felt no one was looking.

Now this is on a busy street and there is a lot of shopping here so lots of people walk by and yes, a lot of people go in and get a drink, this is a real busy Starbucks so good for people watching. I started off by finishing my blog from yesterday and got it posted. I also took some time and caught up on some e-mails, it was just a relaxing afternoon. I stayed here a couple hours till a little after 6 before I got hungry and decided to walk over to Panda Express which is just across the driveway and they have an outside eating area also although most are in the sunshine. They were also busy so I walked in and waited in line. I got my food and went outside and there were still a few tables and one was partially behind a tree so I sat at that table and was mostly in the shade. I sat and had a nice dinner, now again years ago when I first started going out, I would never have thought of sitting outside in full view of everyone but now I don’t even think about it.

It was about 6:30 when I finished and walked back down the street to my car. It was a wonderful day. I got home about 7 and watched a Christmas movie I taped off Hallmark today, A Nashville Christmas Carol, yes, I am watching Christmas movies again. Now I am looking forward to Monday nights Zoom meeting and this Wednesday’s dinner. Stay safe and be happy with yourself and find what makes you happy.

Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 12, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks, Susan Time | , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday and some Susan time and yes I made it to the Escape again.

Happy 4th of July


Well it is Saturday July 3rd and I did get some Susan time. I had some things to take care of early in the day so it wasn’t till about 2 when I started getting ready. Now my plan for the day was pretty simple, go to Starbucks and write my blog from Wednesday nights dinner at Outback Steak house and get something to eat. No grocery shopping today as I did it the other day as I didn’t want to have to go to the store today as they will ne busy with people shopping for the 4th of July. I was all ready by 3:30 and really liked the way my eyes turned out as I used browns including a coppery/goldish brown which looked really good, and I was on my way. I got to Starbucks and it was beautiful out low 80’s so I thought about sitting outside but it was pretty windy. I went in and ordered my drink, my kiwi starfruit refresher but they were out of kiwi so the lady recommended a Strawberry Acai berry refresher so I tried that one.

I sat down at a table inside and got my computer out to work on my blog from our Wednesday night dinner. I got my drink and it was also really good although I think I like the kiwi starfruit better. Now I checked my e-mails and Lauri posted she was planning on going to the Escape tonight and it got me thinking. I haven’t been there I probably 1 ½ years so I posted back I might stop by and asked what time she would be there. She hopes to be there by 8:30 so I still need something for dinner as I don’t want to eat that late. I finished my blog and just played on my computer for a while, figured it was better then sitting at home watching TV. I stayed here till 6:45 before leaving.

Now my plan was to stop at IHOP at cascade station for dinner and then get to the Escape between 8 and 8:30. Well as I drove, I started thinking, I know that is dangerous, but why not just go and have dinner at the Escape, so I called them to make sure they still did dinner and they do. I got to the Escape at 7:15 and got lucky as someone was leaving as I pulled I so I was able to park in the lot. I got out of my car and grabbed my computer and started in, as I walked in a young man greeted me and said it was good to see me again which was nice and I paused for a moment as I tried to figure out who he was. Well it was James the KJ, he has lost some weight and looked good. they had no one sitting outside but there was probably 20 people inside mostly sitting at the bar. It did seem a little strange as I have not been here for 16 months and I was pretty much going here every Saturday night. I did recognize a few of the people at the bar but none of the bar staff. I stood in line to place my order, when it was my turn the young man behind the counter asked to see my ID, yes, I was carded in a bar, it has been a long time and I thanked him as it made me feel good. I was looking forward to pancakes but they don’t do breakfast in the evenings so I was going to get a burger but the lady sitting at the counter recommended the grilled chicken sandwich so I tried that.

I sat down with my drink and got my computer out as I waited for my dinner. I started on todays bog but my food came in about 10 minutes so I didn’t get much done. The grilled chicken sandwich was really good and yes this may surprise you but this is the first time I have had a chicken sandwich. Now things have changed here they now start karaoke at 7:30 instead of 9 so it started to get loud. I had seen Michelle come in but she went to play video poker, I think she didn’t see me as she was probably expecting me to get here later. Well after I finished my food, I took it to the bus station and went over to where she was and said hi so she would know I was here and then went back to my table. It was only about 5 minutes and Michelle joined me evidently the video poker machines were not friendly tonight.

We talked for a little while and got caught up, I have not seen or talked with her in 1 ½ years so it was really nice. It was almost 8 and Tina showed up, I met her once before the shutdowns and she did join some of our zoom meetings early on but it has been a while for her also. Now several of the people singing karaoke I knew as they use to come here before so it was kind of like it use to be. It was about 8:15 when Lauri showed up and a little later Laura W. also showed up so there were 3 of us tonight which was a good turnout considering this was just a couple e-mails late this afternoon about going.

We tried to talk mostly between songs but it was hard as it was loud. Now by 9 they had a pretty good crowd here and the tables were not 6 feet apart but people did try to space themselves out the best they could. It was fun to listen to the music again and some of the songs were good well all were good but songs I knew and liked. Michelle was the first to leave around 10 and Tina not to long after but it was great to see them both and talk with them. Soon it was down to just Lauri and me when this young man came over named John, I think I met him before well he said it was good to see me again and sat down at our table and started talking to me. He seemed nice and it didn’t take long to figure out he was interested in me which did make me feel uncomfortable as I am not at all attracted to men. I did get lots of compliments on how I looked, you know pretty face, pretty eye and yes, I do like the compliments but still strange coming from a man. He talked to me for probably 30 to 40 minutes before asking for my phone number which caught me off guard and I just said not know, I probably should have been straight forward and told him I was not interested but I was trying to be polite which may come back on me next time I am here. Well he left and it was just down to Lauri and me again for a bit, Mama K who has worked in the kitchen ever since have been coming here got off work about 11 and she came out and joined Lauri and me at our table, she is really awesome so the 3 of us talked for a while and before I knew it I looked at phone and it was after 11:30, I had only planned to be here till 9:30 or 10. The night went by so fast and it was fun to just be out again.

I went up and paid my bill and said my goodbyes to Lauri and Mom K and then I was on my way. As I was walking out to my car 2 ladies outside who had been at the next table to us said bye to me and wished me a good night, one of them looked familiar so it is possible they remembered me from before but either way it felt good and I wished them a good night also. It was a little after midnight when I got home but it was a fun night out.

Now I am looking forward to Sunday and spending the afternoon and evening as Susan. stay safe and be happy with who you are. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2021 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Starbucks | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday May 15th and the last Day of Susan’s vacation.

Well it is Saturday and my vacation as Susan comes to an end, tomorrow I will spend the day with my mom and Monday back to work, it has been a fun week. Cassandra texted me today and the casinos have lifted the mask requirements and no one is wearing them, of course it’s the day after I left. Well I got up this morning a little before 8 as I do have a zoom meeting for my male side at 9 but I will be Susan just have my video turned off. It is kind of fun to do this as the people in the meeting have no idea how I am dressed. I was ready right at 9 in time for my meeting. The meeting only lasted about 50 minutes so I had time after to finish my blog from yesterday and post it. this was my blog about my trip home flying as Susan on Alaska Airlines, it is a long blog almost twice as long as my normal blog but I wanted to fit everything in, if you read the whole thing thanks.

Now I did go through all my expenses from my Las Vegas trip and figure out my cash and best I can tell is I won $86 on the trip but I am guessing there are a few more things I paid cash for and don’t remember but either way it was a good trip. I don’t expect to win a lot as I play for fun and am just as happy (probably more happy) at a $5 table. My goal is to have a good time and hopefully break even. I have a great system. Buy in with what you are willing to lose and then every time you win put some in your purse. If I am playing $15 a hand every hand, I win I put at least $5 in my purse, if I have a good run of winning hands, I put more in my purse. Always make sure you walk away with something.

It was a little after 12 now and I got a few pictures at home and then decided to go to the Starbucks by my house and catch up on E-mails and a little work I needed to take care of on my computer. This Starbucks is my daytime one as they have been closing at 3 and even before COVID they were closing at 7. I got there and got a drink and went and sat outside as it was so nice. They have 7 tables and 4 were taken. I stayed here till a little after 2 and then decided to drive down by the river and see how crowded it was. I got down there and there were a lot of people walking as this is a great place to walk and get exercise. East of the bridged you can walk about 1 ½ one way and you can walk to the other side of the bridge from here and have about the same on the other side which a lot of people do.

I did find a parking spot so I figured I would take a walk; I did get a couple quick pictures when there was a break of people. Now with all the people on the walk there was at least double that down on the beach along the water. Girls laying out sunbathing or playing on the beach and yes some were even in the water. I spent over an hour here walking and enjoying the sunshine, it was only about 80 which was much nicer than the 95+ we had in Las Vegas. It was about 3:45 when I left here and I still needed to go to Fred Meyers to do some shopping as I need some food and dinner for tomorrow with my mom. I decide to stope at Wendy’s and get something to eat. I got to Wendy’s and went in and ordered my food and it came to $9.55 so I told her I had the change and gave her $9.60. Now I hate to be picky but she saw me with change and put some back into my wallet and when I noticed her getting change, I asked if she didn’t have a $1 bill and she told me the total was $9.65 so I misunderstood her which was my fault but she could have said something and when I tried to give her a nickel, she told me she had already put the total in so I wound up with .95 change.

I got to Fred Meyers and went in to do my shopping and they still require masks. I went in and did my shopping and almost everyone was wearing a mask. Some stores are dropping the mask requirements so I think as more do it will put pressure on the rest to also do the same or risk losing business. I did my shopping and then headed home to put my stuff away.

It was about 5:30 now and I decided to go to Starbucks again but the one I normally go to by Fred Meyers for a little while and work on my blog from today. Now starting Monday Starbucks will no longer require vaccinated people to wear masks which is good. I got there and the wind had picked up so I went inside and ordered my drink and set up my computer at a table inside which was actually good as my battery was below half from earlier in the day. Now really, I have been here and as long as I have a drink sitting at a table, I haven’t worn a mask but I will be able to walk in and out without a mask. I sat here and started on my blog from today and a couple of the girls who work said hi to me and commented on not seeing me much over the last year, which is true but that should change, I hope if I can find the time. We are moving our weekly zoom meetings to Monday night so that will be a Susan night and starting the first Wednesday of June we are hoping to start our Wednesday night dinners again so that will be another Susan night. It was a good day out. I stayed here till about 8pm before going home for the night. I spent the rest of the night watching TV and finishing my blog from today. I stayed up till a little after 11 before calling it a night and ending my 5 days living as Susan.

Stay safe and happy as things are getting back to normal. Thanks for reading my blog and sharing this part of my life with ne and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.


 

May 16, 2021 Posted by | Starbucks, Susan Time | , , , , | Leave a comment

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