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Out and About -- FINALLY!

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  After FAR too long of being restricted to dressing for a limited time and only at home, I was able to get out on the town this weekend.  I had some adventures and I will try to keep them interesting (no guarantees, Sweeties). So let's get this show on the road! I started out on Saturday, getting some breakfast at my favorite eattery (for breakfast, that is) They have the BEST breakfast buffet I got to my table, and the server approached me and asked "Coffee AND water?" I told her just coffee, and she said, "I tried to remember. Welcome back." Wow! Service worthy of a good tip. I then went to Costco to pick up half a dozen items, and when I got to the self-checkout my debit card was rejected.  REJECTED?? (I forgot that I had had a call from their Fraud Dept on Friday about a contested charge. It was a false charge, so they apparently put a block on my card.) ~~sigh~~ There is a branch of my credit union not to far away, so off I went to get the situation dealt

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Outing

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  For the past "I don't know how many" years, I have been able to let Julie out most weekends - usually Saturday mornings. I meet with a friend for coffee and shopping, or I enjoy a nice breakfast out, and I usually get the weekly grocery shopping done.  Due to the sitution at home, I pack a bag on Friday night then head out early Saturday to one of my 2 "Changing Places". (as seen in this photo) But lately I have been experiencing an unusualy phenomenon. I get the bag packed ok, but come Saturday morning I have no desire to go out.  The one thing that guarantees me actually following through is making an appointment with a friend. If we have arranged to meet, I have no problem. But if it's just me, on my own, I often (usually?) bail. It doesn't mean I don't want to dress. It doesn't mean I don't want to spend some Julie Time Out And About. But I can't seem to generate the motivation to go out.  I then regret the decision for the rest of

Time Is Running Out!

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  OK, that title was a tad melodramatic --- but I just noticed that I haven't posted a new article the entire month of March!  So, in order to rectify that heinous oversight . . .  It's been an interesting month. I found out my job is ending as of March 29th. No full time employment. Same bills to pay but no income. And what is the biggest concern on my mind right now? Having to find a new place to change into Julie Mode! In The Lobby My SO knows of Julie but would rather not be involved, and our son still lives at home with us, so I need a "changing place" outside the home. My office building provided the perfect location, especially on the weekend. A fitness center with shower rooms and lockers.  I could walk into the building as him and walk out as her. With a beautiful view of downtown Access to the building and the upper floors requires a code, and once my employment is terminated I will no longer have a code. What's a girl to do? Honestly though, once I get

He Made My Day!

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  I had a few hours to get out this afternoon, and I was looking forward to it, especially since I don't care two bits about "sports ball".  So I got all dolled up in my best weather appropriate outfit - black tights and pumps, black pencil skirt, hot pink top and 3/4 sleeve jacket.  I added a coat, grabbed my bag and headed out. Absolultley nothing to report initially -- a stop at the ATM, then Dollar Tree (Always Panty Liners pack of 40 for $1.25 - who can resist!), Walmart (needed some make up) and then a snack.  It turns out the closest eattery of my choice (Perkins) is closed!  Gone!! Kaput!!!  Too bad, the staff there were ALWAYS friendly and complimentary. So I went to the next closest - Denny's. I was in the mood for pie and coffee, so Denny's it is. I walked in, it wasn't too busy, and the server at the counter was cashing someone out and said he'd be right with me. He was a late 20's guy named Daniel. He took me to a booth ("Is a booth O

2023 In Review

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  How's this sound - one picture per month from 2023!  Yup, that's what I'm going to attempt -- one picture that sums up an entire month.  Let's get started with, oh I don't know - How about January.  Bringing in the New Year of 2023 in a 1940's style dress. A February night out at the Speakeasy Cabaret located at Northern Quest Casino.  They usually have live music, too. A March afternoon at the recording studio getting ready to record an audiobook. As of this writing I have over 150 titles. April - Easter - Brunch at a very nice hotel. Basic black always makes an impression. May saw me out of town on business for a week. Days were full of work, but nights were on the town. Unfortunately the "town" is very small. By the time I got off work and got dressed the only places still open were Denny's and Applebee's. (I got to know the bartenders at Applebee's very well) A Summer's Afternoon. June brought very nice weather, as well as a very

It's Been FAR Too Long, SOOOO . . .

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 . . . .  A Quickie! Actually, it's The "I Love Dressing" Meme Of The Day Collection, Volume 5. Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties!

Fitting A Whole Week Into One Post

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  I did my bi-annual business trip across the state for a week of daytime work and nighttime fun!  The weather co-operated (chilly) so I could wear my favorite dress. I managed to get out a few nights to my usual watering hole - Applebee's. The ladies behind the bar are ALWAYS welcoming. In fact, I no sooner sat down the first night when Narissa came up to me and shared photos of her son (now 4 years old!)  Next night I did more of the same. And then -- ooops, I did it again! But a bit more casual this evening. It's always both an enjoyable and frustrating time - enjoyable for obvious reasons, and frustrating because I'm all alone.  (sigh) Maybe next time . . .  Until next entry - as always - Stay Safe And Pretty, Sweeties!