1. KarenPayne

    It's early still but from the looks of things it will be an awesome Monday. This afternoon I am getting my two week manicure which I always enjoy talking to the other ladies and getting pampered. Hope everyone has a great Monday!!!

  2. KarenPayne

    Heading off with my best female friend to the Portland Trans parade shortly.



  3. KarenPayne

    Thinking back to prior to transitioning I cherished working from home two days a week but since transitioning only work one day from home as it's so much more fun being with co-workers than not. Today, Friday is the only day I work from home and find myself wanting to go into work. Just shows how things get better over time so if reading this and on a path to reassignment that this shows life can be better.

  4. KarenPayne

    One more day till the weekend woo-hoo. Saturday I am attending the local Transgender parade in Portland which will be my first time. Since it's close to my friends house (who is going too) we don't have to contend with parking which is great. Enjoy the day!!!

  5. KarenPayne

    So happy the weather has dropped in temperature from the high nineties to the low eighties today and I love the new thongs I purchased from Victoria's Secrets last weekend. Hope everyone is having an epic day!!!  

  6. KarenPayne

    Another day of hot weather, perfect day for a skirt and light tank top. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

  7. KarenPayne

    About one month ago I applied for an Angel credit card from Victoria's Secrets because I shop there constantly and figured out I was losing out as when purchases are made they give you points that earn me specials and discounts. What girl does not like discounts on their underwear?

    Got a letter of denial indicating something wrong with my social security information. So I waited a month and had a similar issue. So was I surprised when my Angel card arrived in the mail today. So I am one happy girl now. 


  8. KarenPayne

    Enjoying the cool morning air before it gets hot this afternoon. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

  9. Dawn13

    Have been following all the Jenner news.  This has stirred some of my recent thinking.  What is the core of why we have our feelings and want so much to change.  I think there is a certain desire to see ourselves as beautiful.  Women express this better than almost all men.  When I put on a dress I feel changed.  When I see other men I see most of them as lazy/unkempt, fat/heavy and scuzzy.  This is the excepted image of most men.  I do not fit this image and I know I am stared at a lot by other men, usually in restrooms, who do not expect a beautiful looking man.  When I look beautiful (Handsome) day-to-day, I am often mistaken for a girl, even when in unisex or masculine clothing.  I usually do not go out of my way but I am well groomed, very tan, fit and now have longer styled blond hair.  I think some of why I wish I could change is rooted in the concept of beauty - and if men could also be beautiful in what is currently a woman's norm early in life - I think fewer would be unhappy with their body image and fewer would want to change.  Here is another thought.  I think is more acceptable to be changed completely into a woman than it is to dress and adorn ones self in a similar fashion.  Yes, I would love to wear a colorful attractive dress and show off my small waist and still not try to hide that I have a somewhat feminine looking male body.  However, I feel less anxiety when I go through the complete effort of hiding any maleness as I look completely like a woman.  Also, I actually feel safer in woman mode as I do not see myself as a homosexual; not wishing for men to lust for me in this fashion.

  10. KarenPayne

    Yesterday afternoon was the first time I could wear a bra after breast augmentation but unfortunately all I have are underwire bras and after a few hours the underwire was hurting so first chance today I am heading off to a mall within walking distance of work to get a non-wire bra and get a bra fitting tomorrow as I took the day off which I typically do during the summer months. 

  11. KarenPayne

    Just spent one hour listening to a clergy man talking about how wrong gender reassignment surgery is. He had valid arguments but did not fully grasp all who transgender and their life as it is. This all started on Facebook and was targeting people of faith and could not resist but to reply in a civil manner. Will wait and see what if any rebuttals are written from my reply. 

  12. WarrenG

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8FWRfZBHaU46LzyhAJoL7A  my new trans/pan friendly youtube channel ^_^

  13. KarenPayne

    Weather today, just like yesterday looks to be the makings of a good day to get out and enjoy the sunshine and the beauty of this place I call home. May you all have an epic day!

  14. KarenPayne

    What a wonderful day it has been, spent time with the girls at my hair salon then an excellent photo shoot. In between I stopped into Victoria's Secrets and pickup a new thong. One of the sales girls asked if I wanted to be fitted for a bra and replied with I will be back next weekend as I am still recovering from breast augmentation. She asked if it hurt and I replied comically it's all in the meds as I did not want to discuss my tolerance for pain. 

    Tonight I had pizza with one of my neighbors to close all the day.

  15. KarenPayne

    Noticed breast skin started to peel slightly last night and that the cream is working great keeping my breast soft 

  16. KarenPayne

    Last night my pain seems to be very diminished, almost non-existent. Even with that I am still taking things easy. One caveat, since I can't wear a bra my nipples show and very hard to conceal as they are semi erect most of the time and expect that to settle down.

    This morning I am starting the day with zero meds.

  17. KarenPayne

    Arrived at work this morning and felt odd, dizzy and just off. So I tried to grin and bear this and after about one hour was perfectly fine. Two hours later off to an eight hour mandatory class that all employees have to take. Not soon after the class began I started to feel strange again and then it happened, someone said something funny and for whatever reason I lost control over something that was not very funny but could not stop laughing. It got so bad that I had tears streaming down my face. It must had been from my medication yet have been taken the medication since last Wednesday so for the life of me can't figure out why something not that funny got me going. The good thing was I was surrounded my employees I work with everyday, they laughed a bit and that was that. 

  18. KarenPayne

    Going back to work for the first time since surgery. At first was worried because I was not sleeping enough but last night I ended up sleeping almost eight hours. 

  19. KarenPayne

    Hopefully today people use this day to remember those who have served and gave so very much for our freedoms. I know many and in awe of these people who are truly inspiring but will never, ever remind you what they have done for us, they did what needed to be done many not knowing the outcome, risk their lives and family and friends more times than not paid heavily for what they have done. So when you are enjoying the day please take a moment of your time to honor those men and woman with respect that they deserve.

  20. KarenPayne

    Forty minutes and counting until my favorite coffee shop opens which I go to everyday and have not been there since Tuesday.

  21. KarenPayne

    Now with breast it is a totally different experience shaving my armpits but just happy I could raise my arms as I could not yesterday. 

  22. UsernameOptional » WarrenG

    Happy Birthday Warren.

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    2. WarrenG

      thank you mike

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    3. Ronnie Virga

      Many Happy Returns Ren. I'd bake you a cake, but I already know your better than me at that ! :)

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    4. UsernameOptional

      " I'd bake you a cake, but I already know your better than me at that ! :)"

      :lol:  Smart move... I don't think I'd wanna go head-to-head with him either... and I consider myself a pretty good cook.

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  23. stephani

    Sorry, all about my extended time away, Life is a busy one as always but since Its just me tending to the Two of us Plus our dog I have little time to relax and sleep a bit before I get back at it, so I let my brain go blank in meditation and free myself from the onslot this world offers up.

    I watch my email and read the happenings and I keep an eye open for a subject that might need my help, or comments on. Plus its not ideal reading or typing on my phone. Giggles.


    Hugs all

    Stephani R. 

  24. KarenPayne

    Just love my new breast, hurt a fair amount but love them just the same.