Well what a funny old week it has been so far.
Major drama!! Lucy decided that
it was time she filed her own finger nails. Unbeknown to me however she picked
the coarsest nail file we have and filed her lovely long nails to shreds. She
was totally gutted and felt that this should have been something she should
have learned when she was 12 years old and not at 44. I don't think she
realised what all the different type of nail files do and that there is more than one choice. Luckily the next day I
was able to salvage her nails which are now nicely filed however quite short
which she is upset about as we are going out on Friday. She has now been
educated on the different type of nail files and I have bought her some finer
files for next time. Nonetheless at the end of the day she will learn these things
as she goes and learn by her mistakes as we all do.
Luckily this week I was
unexpectedly able to work from home one afternoon which turned out to be good
news for Lucy. In between working I was able to clip and file her toenails and polish
them with no danger of being discovered by our younger daughter. This is always
an issue especially as she needs to allow time for the varnish to dry before putting something on her feet to hide them. Now she has lovely toe nails however as always, small drama, when she
slid her feet into her flipflops caught her big toe on one foot and smudged all
my hard work. Then we had the panic of redoing the nail in time before our
daughter arrived home from school. Lucy had to hide in our bedroom for a little
while until the varnish had hardened enough on this last toe.
A small side note is a big up
to Barry M and their new Sunset varnish daylight curing range. An alternative
to salon gel nails that needs no basecoat and bonds to the nail like gel in the
daylight. A totally fabulous range which I love and are hard wearing and dry
quickly. Would highly recommend them but the only downside is that the colour
range is quite limited which hopefully they will expand. They have a really lovely bright pink which we both love.
Friday night we are off out
again to Pink Punters. This week has been one big count down until we go and full
of excitement and Lucy has still not decided what to wear. No doubt she will
turn up with an array of choices to be made last minute. Also this time my friend
is coming with us. She is the same friend who came in December for our first
big night out and this will be her first time in recent years at a proper trans night
so will get to meet some of the new friends we have made. Don’t think she has
the same excitement that we do.
Getting out once a month just isn’t enough for
Lucy and I however that is the way it has to be for now. Before we know it she
will be transitioning properly and be dressed every day although we will still
be going to PP. I have my new dress to wear this time and got a new 'hold it all
in' body suit this week where I can wear my own bra and after a quick try on
this solution does not flatten my boobs at all so I am very pleased. Lucy
commented on how great I looked when I tried it all on which made me very
happy. She also made me laugh as she always moans that I don’t keep my heels on
all night (neither does she except I’m clever enough to take a small pair of
dolly shoes in my bag whereas she ends up with bare feet) and asked me what shoes would I be wearing to walk over
to PP! Ha ha…. my shoes do stay on longer than 5 minutes.
She has also nagged
me not to travel in my blue skinny jeans and black Chelsea boots as she wants
to wear the same thing and does not want us dressing the same. Bloody cheek!
She only has the black Chelsea boots because she bought herself a pair when she
should have been buying me a pair for Christmas! I have to travel straight from
work and like to wear something comfortable but respectable. Will have to have
And then some exciting news…..
when we last went to PP in February we took lots of pictures on our camera
which disappeared and we could not find them and presumed them lost. Well a
couple of days ago Lucy plugged the camera into her laptop and lo and behold
the pictures were there! We are both fairly techy people so I am confused why
we would not find them the first time round however we were both chuffed that
we now have them. There was a fab pic of me which is now my profile picture on
Facebook and has well over a 100 likes <insert picture of big smiley face>.
Watch out for my next update on
our Pink Punters night out.