Friday, August 4, 2017

Sunday Afternoon

One week has passed since my last posting here. Since then, I have received e-mails wondering why the lapse and if I am OK.

I assure you that all is well and I am just enjoying my first care-free summer since 1967.

Two Sundays ago, the other women in this abode attended a bridal shower. I was not invited since the people doing the inviting were not aware that I am a woman, too. So I had the whole afternoon to myself.

It was hot and humid, so I dressed appropriately. Since losing weight, I don't need all the shapewear I needed in the past, which is a blessing in this weather. I just wore a waist cincher to add some curvature to my figure.

I wore my last Dress Barn purchase again because it is perfect for summer weather. It is sleeveless, collarless and made of a light and airy material.

After dressing, but before departing, I took the dogs out to do what they had to do. One pass up and down our long driveway is all that is required, but I have never done it in broad daylight (pun intended). Two cars drove by and since we live on a dead end, they were likely neighbors not not strangers passing through, but I doubt if they recognized me.

My day out was uneventful.

I shopped at a relatively new Dress Barn store and was welcomed by a pretty sales rep, who immediately recognized the dress I was wearing and complimented me on my outfit. I tried on a few things, but I did not find anything that I wanted to buy.

Then I went to my favorite Chinese restaurant where I had dined in boy mode with the family just a few weeks ago. The waiter, who is also the owner and the same person who waited on us during our previous visit, seated me and did not seem to recognize me. He referred me as "Miss" throughout the hour I spent at the restaurant and did not blink an eye when I went to the ladies' room before departing.

I drove home, took the dogs out again and then decompressed after a pleasant Sunday afternoon as my true self.

Source: Moda Operandi
Wearing Moda Oprandi (Source: Moda Operandi)

Boy-Girl-Boy, Halloween 1978
Boy-Girl-Boy, Halloween 1978


  1. I am glad you are well and enjoying a somewhat carefree summer.
    That is a great outfit and I envy the perfect day out that you had. Keep the blog going

  2. I'm glad you are OK. I was worried about you.

  3. ti mando baci baci baci affettuosi e sinceri spensierate e serene giornate di festa e riposo te li meriti !! baci baci baci

  4. Back in 2010 I went to my cousin's bridal shower and then to my other cousin's baby shower the next year. I liked the bridal shower much better than the baby shower, on her baby shower registry I just couldn't see buying a breast pump (I ending up buying a 6 month subscription to diapers).

  5. Good to know that all is OK and that you are making the most of being a lady of (relative) leisure.

    Sometimes the best events are the uneventful ones, we simply do not need drama everyday.

  6. You have such cute shoulders.

  7. Wow, a week without a post from you and people are panicking! I always wonder how you have kept it up all this time, I think in future your readers will have to except every now and then 'non Stana' post days. Lovely to see you having a lazy Sunday. Since I retired at the end of last year I've come to realise that there are more lazy Sundays in the week than before. I also started working in 1967, so I can join you in enjoying carefree summers from now on. All the best. Abi