i have been planning on getting my shit together for like 5 years now
|Me:||The dude you have a big ol' man crush on?|
|Me:||Tell me I'm wrong.|
|Darren:||You're wrong! I just want his body!|
What I wouldn’t give for a soda or a bottle of wine. sigh.
I really want to have a house with Darren. I want us both to have fulfilling careers and financial stability. I want us to adopt a little girl through Florida’s Explore Adoption or foster system. I want us to give her a loving home and send her to a great school. I want us to be good parents and have a happy family. I want to be able to send her to whatever college she wants to go to (if she wants to go).
Basically, I am feeling super sappy and have intense future and motherhood feels. I always said I never wanted kids, and my dad said that all of a sudden I would one day. And now I’m mad because he was right.
Darren says I’m obsessed with adopting a kid and he’s totally right. ugh.
Good morning everyone. How do you start your day?
I like to take baths while listening to my neighbors play relaxing music through the wall.
Look how cute they are!
Yesterday, Darren and I were looking to kill time before we had dinner, so we went to Barnes and Noble. Darren’s parents gave us both $25 gift cards for Christmas, so we thought it was about time we used them. Since we’re about to start on an intensive month of the Paleo diet, and hope to continue it past then, we thought we might split the cost of a Paleo cookbook. Barnes and Noble had a couple different Paleo cookbooks, but there was one that caught our eye.
We immediately saw this and hoped that it would be what we were looking for. After flipping through a couple different cookbooks, we decided to go for it.
This book is full of recipes that look fantastic, and the blog looks awesome, too. Everyone should go have a look!
In the past, we had heard about and fell in love with Saint Harridan's concept for formal wear designed for women and transmen, and wanted to make a point of going to one of their pop-up stores when they came close to us. We had forgotten about their pop-up tour for a while, but we just realized that they're in Atlanta, GA this weekend, and that's the closest they're going to come to us.
So we’re going! We’re leaving tonight around 10p after work, we’re going to drive all night to get to Atlanta, and then we’re going to go to the Saint Harridan pop up shop so Darren can try on some suits.
Last-minute roadtrip, WOO!
Oh yeah. I’ve not done a lot of personal updating for a while, so here’s the latest.
Jessica and I were having a conversation about her gender identity issues a month and a half or so back, and for lack of a better way of wording it, my girlfriend is actually my boyfriend.
The pronouns we are using are they/them/their or he/him/his, and their name is Darren, unless they find one that suits them better.
It’s been a crazy informative and exciting process seeing Darren do research into transitioning, starting to wear a binder and packer, and seeing them become visibly more comfortable with themself.
We told my parents, and my grandparents on my mum’s side, and they were as supportive as we expected they would be. Darren has come out to a couple friends, but the next big hurdle we’re working on is how to tell their parents and grandparents.
So that’s what has been happening lately.
If you’re interested in how Darren is doing, and following their trans experience, you can find their blog at darrenthedragon.tumblr.com.