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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Saturday and yes, I got some Susan time

Well it is Saturday and yes, I am getting some Susan time this weekend, my brother was supposed to come up and we were going to go golfing but with the forecast for heavy rain and thunderstorms we decided to postpone it a couple weeks and as such that leaves my weekend free. Now I did have a few things I wanted to do today but luckily Susan could do them all. I needed to run to Costco, Home Depot and I wanted to drop some stuff off at Goodwill, yes getting rid of some of my parents stuff, something I have been putting off but felt it was time. I did a more dramatic eye makeup look as I figured when I go into places, I must wear a mask so I wanted my eyes to make a statement and yes, I did go with a red lipstick but more of a brick red and again the only place this will be visible is in my car or when I stop at Starbucks which will happen or when I figure out what I will do for dinner. I got dressed and was all ready by 11am and today I wore my maroon long sleeve sweeter top and my jeggings which are a cross between leggings and jeans of course that meant my hip pads. It was a nice casual look for the day. I got a few pictures and was on my way.

My first stop was the Goodwill by my house there were a couple cars in front of me so I only had a short wait. The young man who helped me never said a thing. I left here and headed for Home Depot, my one toilet seat broke so Susan will replace that today, yes, she can do minor home repairs. I got to the Costco by the airport and went in and found what I needed and was on my way. My next step was Costco I needed a few things and I wanted to cash my rebate check. Went in and picked up the things I needed, toilet paper and some cleaning supplies and some snacks including some peanut butter cookies which I really should not have bought but they are so good. I paid for my stuff and then went to the membership area to cash my rebate check. There was only 1 young man working it as I stood in line behind 4 other people. As I stood there, I wondered what he would say. I was next in line when a young lady came up and opened the next spot and waved me over. I handed her my rebate voucher and was waiting for her to ask for ID when she told me they changed it and don’t cash them any more I had to spend in the store. She did say I didn’t have to spend it all as they will give change back and as I had already done my shopping I just left.

Now on the way home it actually got a little sunny out so I drove down by the waterfront and figured I would take a short walk. There were not many people probably because of the weather so I parked and got out of my car. I walked about 200 feet and it started to get windy I mean really windy so I turned to walk back to my car which luckily, I was walking into the wind. I did get a couple quick pictures and looked down towards the bridge and I could see a dark cloud and I could see the rain coming so I walked quickly back to my car and just beat the rain. I went home and unloaded my car and fixed my toilet and brushed out my hair as the wind kind of meshed it up.

It was a little after 2 and I decided to drive to the Starbucks in Orchards and catch up on e-mails and do a little work on my computer. I got my drink and sat down at a table inside facing the door so I could people watch as people came in. Now, I had been here about 30 minutes when it got dark and really started to rain hard and that turned to hail and yes, the ground looked like it had a layer of snow on it. The hail only lasted maybe 10 minutes or less but the heavy rain lasted almost 30 minutes and I found myself watching it. I stayed here till about 4:30 before leaving to go get dinner.

I decided to go to Sherri’s by Vancouver mall and get something to eat. I got there about 4:50 and went in and they were not busy, only 2 booths were taken, one with an older couple and one with a lady and her little boy. My waiters name was Justin and he was really nice and never miss gendered me and we had a nice conversation about the weather today and what was going on, turns out he is ex-military and was in Afghanistan till he got injured so I made a point of thanking him for his service. I ordered my dinner and yes, I got the country fried chicken dinner, one of the reasons I came here. Now as I said they were not busy which surprised me being a Saturday evening. Well I must have timed it just right because about 5:15 people started coming in and it was a pretty steady stream of people and soon most of the tables were taken. It was about 5:30 when I finished and had paid my bill and as I left, I walked by 2 couples who were waiting for a table.

I decided to go to the Starbucks near my house that is open till 7:30 but on the freeway traffic slowed way down almost to a stop as we had another heavy rain and hail again as a matter of fact a few of us actually pulled onto the shoulder and stopped as it was not worth the risk. It only lasted about 5 minutes and again the road was white. It has been a really stormy day today. I got to the Starbucks right about 6 and went in and got my drink and sat down to relax.

I went in and got a drink and sat down to work on today’s blog and just spend a little relaxing time as Susan. There were a few other people inside yes with the weather no one was sitting outside. I stayed here till about 7:20 before leaving for the night. I went home and watched some TV till bedtime and yes, I get another day as Susan tomorrow. I am not sure what I will do but part of the day will be spent as Susan. The problem right now is the mask mandates and I won’t get into if it is good or not but as Susan I want to be out where I can be seen and yes, the mask makes it easier to pass but also covers part of my face so I am less visible. The few places I can be inside and take the mask off are restaurants when I am at the table or in a place like Starbucks where I can sit at a table and have a drink without my mask on or I have to be outside. I am so ready for things to return to normal.

Be safe and be happy with who you are and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 18, 2021 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Susan time and a little shopping

Well it is Saturday and I get to spend some time as Susan after I do some things in the morning. I left home early in hopes I could be home by noon. Thing went well and I had everything done by 11 and as I was by Cascade station, I made a quick stop at the Starbucks to finish my blog from Monday and post it. now this is the one Starbucks I do go to both as my male and female selves. I got my drink and finished and posted my blog and was on my way home a little before noon. Now I did this for 1 main reason, today I want to do a little shopping and yes, I am going to go to Clackamas Town center and this will be a good place to stop on my way home as Susan.

I got home about 12:30 and started getting ready, I took my time today as I wanted to try a more daytime look, my eye shadow will be just browns some deep and others more neutral but going for a soft smokey eye look and for my lips more of a mauve pinkish color. I was all ready by 2 so I grabbed my computer and walked out the door to my car and was on my way. I got to Clackamas Town center about 2:30 and parked by JC Penny’s and went in, now being a Saturday afternoon they were pretty busy which I expected. Now I did need to buy something but mostly it was just to window shop but of course you never know. Next weekend my brother is coming into town and we are going golfing and I need some golf balls so I wanted to go to Dick’s Sporting goods, I might have been here before as Susan but not Susan’s normal stop. Now it is funny as when I first started this journey it was always my male self, buying stuff for Susan, over time Susan started buying her own stuff and the last couple years Susan is doing more shopping for my male self so I guess I have come full circle.

I walked to the far end of the mall yes Dick’s is at the opposite end of the mall and went in. I browsed the golf equipment and looked things over before getting what I needed and they had a sale by 1 box of balls get a second free so I got 2 and went to the checkout. Now in Oregon you must pay for your bag so they usually ask but the girl at the checkout never asked so I requested one and to my surprise was told they were out. Well I walked all the way back and out to my car as I didn’t want to carry them loose. I went back inside and looked around, I checked out the dresses and heels in Penny’s before going back into the mall.

I worked my way down the mall and went in and looked at some of the earrings in the small jewelry stores and I found some really cute dangly ones but controlled myself as I already have about 15 pairs now and it takes me a while to cycle through them all especially as I have my favorites, yes, the bigger hoop earrings. I also went into Macy’s to check out their dress section and again found some really cute dresses but just not my size. Now as I was leaving Macy’s I walked right past a lady I knew and yes, we did make eye contact as she was looking right at me but I just walked on by as I figure with the face mask on, she wouldn’t figure it out. now I was right by the MAC store and saw Tracy, Sherri’s friend in there so I decided to stop in just to say hi, I ran into her here last Monday as my male self and also saw her at Wednesday night dinner so I figured this would complete the week. We talked for a few minutes, turns out her and Sherri stopped at a bar Wednesday night after dinner to top off Sherri’s first night out, good for her. I bet she had a blast. I walked around the mall a little more and yes passed the lady I knew 2 more tines but she really paid no attention to me so I am pretty sure earlier was just taking in seeing a trans person. Now I only see here about once every other week so it will be interesting the next time but I am pretty sure I am safe. This is the only bright side to having to wear masks.

It was a little after 4 when I left here and headed back towards home. I did need to make a stop at Target as the color of lipstick I am wearing today is almost gone and I wanted to pick up a new one. I went in and got what I needed and went to the checkout. Now this Target has about 12 checkout lanes and a self-checkout to but with all the people here today they only had 2 lanes open pretty much forcing people to go to the self-checkout as for 1 item I didn’t want to stand in line behind 6 people with full carts. From here I went to the Starbucks and as I figured 2 of the girls working here were also here earlier when I was my male self. the girl working the counter who took my order was the same one from earlier and she seemed to show no signs of recognition but I am sure she see lots of people each day.

Now they were also really busy and all the tables outside were taken so I sat inside and worked on my blog from Wednesday nights dinner. I had been here about an hour when I saw a couple tables outside open up so I moved out there as it really is a nice evening about 78 out and I just wanted to be outside as I know winter is coming and it will be too cold to be outside. Plus that seemed to be where everyone wanted to be and a great place to people watch. I stayed here till about 6:30 before walking across the street to Panda Express and getting something to eat I did sit at one of the outside tables and eat before heading for home. It was a fun and relaxing day out as Susan. tomorrow I will get to spend the afternoon and evening as Susan again and will have to enjoy it as next weekend my brother will be here so there will be no Susan time.

Be happy and stay safe and thanks for sharing this part of my life with me and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 12, 2021 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday May 12th and my second day as Susan in Las Vegas

Well it is Wednesday May 12th and my second full day as Susan in Las Vegas. I got up at 7:30 and opened my curtain and looked our and it looks beautiful outside, it is supposed to be in the mid 90’s which is hot for me. I love the 75 to 80 degrees and as it gets hotter than that Susan tends to melt a little but I will take it over the cold and rain of the winter.

I started getting ready and I really di love these types of vacations living as Susan as it feels complete, now I am not talking about transitioning. I am talking about Susan having her chance to be full and complete. My male side gets time all the time to express himself completely for several days in a row and Susan seems just like a distraction but she really is more than that she is a big if not biggest part of me. To give her a few days r a week to be fully out really makes me feal complete.

Now I took my time and did a dark smokey eye look and yes bright red lipstick which I normally wouldn’t do during the day but with having to wear masks no one really sees my lips. Now our plans for today was a little shopping, Veronica’s daughter is getting married on Saturday so she will fly out on Friday to go to the wedding and fly back to Lad Vegas on Sunday but she wants a new dress for the wedding. Peggy was going to meet me in my room a little after 10 and then we would meet Veronica at 10:30 and g shopping. Now my normal routine is to do my makeup, then get dressed, and then finally jewelry and hair, I have done it this way for many years. It was almost 10 and I was still working on my makeup but I stopped and got dressed because Peggy could be here any time now and it was a good thing as it wasn’t long after I started back on my makeup when Peggy knocked on my door so I let her in. of course I didn’t have my hair on yet. I finished my lips and got my wig and we talked for a little bit till it was time to go meet Veronica. Now as we were leaving and walking through the casino, I realized I had forgotten mascara as I do that right before I do my lipstick. Now with the dark smokey eye makeup I am sure my lashes won’t be that noticeable but I knew and through the day I kept thinking about it as Susan was not complete.

We went to the fashion mall right on the Las Vegas strip and started at Dillard’s. Now our plan was to get her a few dresses to try on and as she did that Peggy and I would look for more dresses for her and bring them to her. we also had Macy’s and Nordstrom’s we can look at and so we started. We walked around the dress section and Peggy was a big help as she had a good idea what would look good or bad even before she tried it on. We found a couple dresses and Veronica went off to try them on while Peggy and I looked for more. Now I don’t know all the names of the styles I just know what I like. Well the first dress she tried which was really cute fir her perfectly and the waist kind of flared a little and the length was to just below her knees but also was a little longer on the 4 corners, yes, I know dresses don’t have corners but that was the best way I could describe it. she looked beautiful and Peggy agreed and Veronica loved the color and fit so we actually found a dress pretty quick.

We did walk down the mall and went to Macy’s to look at shoes and jewelry. Now we didn’t find any shoes but did find some jewelry. We left here and did stop at a DSW to look and again. We found a lot of cute shoes but nothing in Veronica’s size, Peggy did find a couple pairs she bought. Now it was back to the hotel. Veronica and Peggy took their stuff up to their room and I went to mine as it was way more important for me as I needed to put mascara on as it has bothered me all day. I texted Cassandra to see where she was and she was at Margaritaville with another of out girls and 2 of her friends Jessie and her partner Laura. They were on their way home from Hawaii and flew in to spend a few days with her. now I have met Jessie as she used to work at the Escape. Well Peggy and I walked over and joined them on the upper outside patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Now it was about 96 degrees out but at least our table had an umbrella so we were mostly in the shade but we had a great view of the strip. We sat here with them for about 1 ½ hours just talking but the sun got down to where the umbrella wasn’t helpful anymore and we started to get hot and they were going to close the patio as we were the only ones up here so we called it for the day. Peggy Cassandra and I walked back to Caesars to meet Veronica for dinner at Gordon Ramsey pub and grill.

We were able to get in about 6:15 and were seated. Now this is a high-end restaurant. Now our waiter came over and took our drink order and addressed us as sir (Peggy was in the bathroom at this point) which kind of surprised me. I told him I would start off with water till my meal and Veronica and Cassandra ordered drinks. Peggy came back and we talked for a little while. Our waiter came back to get our food order and again addressed us as sir. Now he took our order and never asked Peggy if she would like a drink or me for that matter and I was fine with water but it was the fact he didn’t even check. As a matter of fact as Cassandra was trying to order what sides she wanted on her pub burger he was kind of walking away and Cassandra had to call him back to make sure her order was correct. The food was really good which I knew it would be as we have eaten here before but we were all unhappy with our waiter and the service he gave us and he continued to address us as sir every time he came over. We noted this in the tip we left as we all tend to tip well, 25% or more nut I think we all left 10% tonight and we even thought about not leaving a tip at all. Yes, the food was great but we were all unhappy with the way we were treated.

We went out into the casino and Veronica, Cassandra and I went to find a blackjack table, Peggy went up to the room as she is not a big gambler. We found a table ($25) that we could all sit at. I bought in with $300 which sounds like a lot but it really is only 12 hand at $25 a hand plus the more you buy in with helps your player card as they always record what you buy in for but don’t always get extra money you cash in. always buy in with the most you want to gamble you don’t have to spend it all but you get credit for it.

Now as you know the last 2 nights were not good for me, I lost $200 on Monday night and $300 last night so I was going to be a little more careful tonight. Now as we played what I would do is every other and I won I would put that in my purse and this was for 2 reasons, one I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose the whole $300 but also, I didn’t want them to know how much of my $300 I left with. We played about an hour and Cassandra called it a night as she had lost a lot but managed to get back to where she was only $100 down. Veronica and I kept playing. Now sometimes my chops got low and I stopped putting in my purse to build it back up but as soon as I could I started putting chips back in my purse. I played about 2 hours till I lost the last of my chips on the table so I called it a night and left veronica at the table as she still had chips.

O walked over to the cashier and there was a long line, about 20 people so it was slow but the lady behind me started talking with me which was nice. We just chatted about the hotel, casino and food and how we liked Las Vegas, she comes here several times a year with her friends it was really nice just chatting with her as we moved up in the line. Finally it was my turn and I pulled out my chips hoping I didn’t lose too much and to my surprise I cashed out $425 so I actually won some of my money back. It was after 11 when I headed up to my room for the night. It was a fun day and if you noticed forgot to get pictures today. I have 1 more day in Las Vegas as Susan and then my big day as I fly home as Susan on Friday.

Stay safe and be happy and don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

May 13, 2021 Posted by | friends, Las Vegas, shopping | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday Susan time and shopping with Jennifer.

It is Thursday and I have a fun day planned. I am going to meet Jennifer at Clackamas Town Center for some shopping and food. Now we were going to meet at 2pm but Jennifer scheduled herself a manicure at 1pm at Prim Nail Salon so yes, I called and scheduled myself a manicure also as it has been a while and yes, I plan to get color even though I will have to remove the color either Friday or Saturday at the latest. I started getting ready a little before 11 as I wanted to be ready no later then 12:15. I took my time doing my makeup especially on my eyes. Now I also do my contouring a little different now days, later in the day Jennifer and I were talking about it so I thought I would explain here. I use Maybelline Superstay stick foundation in Mocha shade (I see it is being discontinued which is sad) but any dark stick foundation will work. I don’t just put it on from the stick but use a cosmetic sponge and dab it on in a line from the top of my ear ¾ of the way down towards the corner of my mouth and blend it in. If it’s not dark enough I can put more on if it is too dark, I can blend out with a little more foundation. I do the same thing from the bottom of my ear down to my jaw line and along the lower side of my jaw and it works really well. I was all ready by noon and got a few pictures and then was on my way.

I got to Clackamas Town Center by 12:45 and parked by JC Penney’s and went in. was I walked in the door and saw other people in their masks I realized I left mine in the car and had to go back and get it really fast. Now Prim Nails Spa was at the opposite end of the mall from where I was so I had to hurry to get there by 1pm. I got there right before 1and Jennifer was already at the counter. Well, the lady told Jennifer it would be 20 to 30 minutes which was strange as she had made her appointment 2 days ago and the same for me so Jennifer gave the lady her phone number and we walked back down the mall to check out the other nail salon and it was busy also. Now I have never been to a nail salon on a mall before and I am guessing the bulk of their business is walk ins. We walked back down by Prim Nail spa and got there about 1:20 so we got a few pictures and sat on the bench outside waiting for them to call. At 1:45 we walked in to see how long it would be and the lady at the desk said it would be another 5 minutes so we picked out our color. Jennifer got seated at 1:55 and it was about 10 minutes later when I got seated, more than an hour after my appointment and the young lady at the desk didn’t seem bothered, we had to wait at all. The lady at the desk checking people in really seemed non interested in any of the customers that came up.

Now I was looking forward to this as I really do need a manicure. I told the lady what I wanted and she trimmed my nails and then got a bowl of water for me to put my hand in and it was cold water, normally when I have gotten a manicure it is warm. She filed my nails on the one hand which only took a couple minutes and then had me switch hands. Then she trimmed my cuticles did not push them back just used the clippers and again this was done in maybe 5 minutes. This was followed with a small dab of hand lotion on each hand and I bat she didn’t spend 30 seconds rubbing the lotion in before having me wash my hands, as I walked to the sink, I finished rubbing the hand lotion in myself. Now it was time for the nail polish and she did a good job on the polish. In all a sat down at 1:05 and my manicure was done at 1:19 a total of 14 minutes and the cost was $22. My nails looked pretty but so not worth the money and not the relaxing experience I was looking for, as sad as it is, I would not recommend this salon. When I have gone to Dream Nails of Julies nails in Vancouver it is about a ½ for a manicure and its $20.

It was now time to go get something to eat so we went to California Pizza for a late lunch, on the way my mom called so I took the call and messed up 2 of my nails getting my phone out which was sad but I will have to remove tomorrow and unless you look closely you won’t notice. Now California Pizza was not busy so we got a booth, our waitress came and took our order and yes, I had a Chicken Caesar salad to try to eat better. We had a wonderful lunch and talked the whole time. it was so nice. I had Jennifer take a picture of me at the table and I took a few of her we even got one of the waiters to get a picture of us before we put our masks back on and left.

We walked across to a store called Loft and looked around, the sizes were a little on the small size but Jennifer did find a top She wanted to try on so I waited and as I did saw a reddish cranberry sweater dress and they had a large size so I tried it on and it was just a little big. As I came out the lady asked me how it fit so I told her and checked the rest of the ones on the rack and they were all small or extra small so I was out of luck but the lady there looked around on another rack and found a medium and for $14 I couldn’t pass it up so I bought it.

We left here and walked over to ULTA and went in as Jennifer was looking for a beauty blender type sponge and yes, I love looking at cosmetics. Jennifer got what she was looking for so we walked on down to the MAC store to check things out. A really nice lady helped us even though we didn’t but anything she showed us some of there new items one being a cream shimmery gold eyeshadow which I love. During the holidays and thing, a brown eyeshadow with a shimmery gold on the lid and inner corner of the eye looks awesome and had it been back in November I probably would have bought it but not a look for summer for me but if it is still around next fall (maybe earlier) I will get one.

We walked done the mall and went into a store called Aldo which sells shoes but again most were size 7 to 9 but fu to look a. Well, they also had some jewelry and it was a buy one gets one free so I looked and fund a really cute dangly earring for $8.95 so I found a big gold hoop earring I liked and bought them. I really have too many earrings as with these I have 14 pairs so if I wear a different pair twice a week it takes me 7 weeks to wear all of them. So, my plan is to wear my new sweater dress and earrings for tomorrow’s night dinner. We walked down to Penney’s and looked at dresses and Jennifer found a couple she liked so she tried them on but they were too short. It really is hard to find dresses that fit right.

It was almost 6 now so we decided to call it a night, now Nicole brought down some clothes for me to look at and I did find a couple things that fit and I liked that I kept but now it was time to pass them on to Jennifer to look through. We moved them from my car to hers and then it was time to say goodbye, it was such a fun day, thanks Jennifer for inviting me. It took me over an hour to get home so it was 7:20 when I got there so I made a quick bite to eat and turned on my computer. The Seattle group Emerald City is having their St Patty’s day Zoom meeting at 7 and Maille invited our group to join so I decided to log in for a while. Several of their members have been joining our Wednesday night Zoom meetings so I wanted to join them. I actually know several of the girls from online. Now we had a high of 24 girls on their meeting but there were a few that logged off early and some came late so I am guessing total was 28 to 30 but they did have 3 of our group from Portland, (Jennifer, Trish and me) a few from Canada and a few from the bay Area of California. It was a fun night and I ended up staying on the meeting till 10pm. It was nice to get to know a few of those girls better and maybe once things open up again, we can get the groups together.

I also worked on my blog from today and will post first thing in the morning after I re-read it. now I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s dinner and yes, I need to go over and see my mom before so I will have to remove my pretty nail polish midafternoon. I did get one picture showing my nails, I would so love to have pretty nails all the time. Jennifer also sent me one of her pictures to post in my blog. It was a wonderful day.

Stay safe and happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

March 19, 2021 Posted by | friends, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, shopping, zoom | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Monday and some more Susan time

Well, I have the week off but still have some things I need to do so I wasn’t able to start my day as Susan till a little after noon. Now I had no real plans but figured since restaurants were open, I would go to Starbucks for a little bit just to get out plus I also need to stop by Costco and pick up a few things for my mom. I started getting ready today and I wanted to try something new as far as contouring. I watched a couple videos as I ate lunch and it showed a different way so instead of doing my foundation all over my face and then doing the concealer under my eyes and the darker contour on my checks I did them in one step. I put the concealer under my eyes and drew lines of foundation on my checks and dark foundation around the edge of my face and just under my check bones and along my jaw line. This is what my makeup looked like before I took my foundation brush and blended it all together. The look when I was done was pretty good although I think the overall looks was a little darker than normal. Now today I used my rose eye shadow pallet I bought on Monday and it is more subtle and maybe better for a daytime look. I finished off my look with my eyebrows and a brick-colored lipstick, in all I was happy with the look.

I was ready by 2pm and ready to go. I got a few pictures and then grabbed my purse and was off to Starbucks. I got to Starbucks and went in and it turns out they are not doing inside seating yet only outside and as it was only 50 out today and raining that was not an option so I got a drink and left. This kind of put a wrinkle in my plans for the day. Now the lipstick o put on today is getting low and I need another one so I decided to go to Walmart at Delta park and get a new on. I got there about 2:30 and went in. I checked out the cosmetic section as I love looking at all the pretty makeup. I finally got to my lipstick it is Maybelline Superstay in the color Ruler.

Now as I left, I noticed all the homeless tents along the road and got thinking about it and decided to take a drive downtown to the old town area we use to go all the time and see what it looks like. It was so sad, rows of tents on the sidewalks where you can’t really walk on them and a bunch of boarded up businesses and a lot of closed businesses. Now I know we have to do something to help the homeless but letting them camp in tents on the side walks is not the answer either. Portland used to be so beautiful but no more, the city really does have to do something before the city falls apart. I probably spent a half hour driving around downtown before heading for Costco.

Now of course it was after 3 so I was going to get caught in rush hour traffic so it would be a slow drive but that was okay, after all I really had no plans. I got to Costco by the airport right about 4 and parked and went in. They were kind of busy but when aren’t they. I didn’t spend too much time here just got what my mom needed and was on my way. Now I thought about getting a bot dog and drink on my way out but decided I was going to stop and get dinner tonight at IHOP.

I drove to the IHOP by Vancouver mall to get dinner, I have gone to this one several times as Susan but it is also the same one, I was taking my Mom to before the virus shutdowns. I did get a picture in the car including one with my eye shut so you can see the eye makeup. now going to a restaurant by yourself seems strange but I think IHOP is one you can go to and not raise to many questions. I went in and got a table. Now there was 5 tables with couples at them, one table of 4 and 2 tables with just 1 person at them. Once at my table I took my ask off and it was so nice to just be out again. I ordered dinner and had a nice relaxing dinner out. It was about 5:30 when I was done and paid my bill and on my way home.

Now as I got home, I noticed my neighbor also getting home she was right a head of me. She is the one I know knows about Susan so I just waved at her and she waved back. I also noticed my neighbors all had their garbage cans out as tomorrow is pickup day. Now I have taken my garbage out as Susan before I go to bed so that is not an issue but yesterday morning before I brought my mom over, I was out pruning some of my bushes in my yard and I had meant to pick them up and put them in my yard recycling this morning and forgot so yes before it got dark Susan put on a coat and gloves and went out in my yard and cleaned things up. I spent about 20 minutes out there and didn’t even think about if my neighbors saw me.

I was back onside a little after and will watch TV till bedtime and work on my blog from today. Now I did text Cassandra and we are talking about maybe trying a dinner for the group looking at Benihana for our dinner. I did call them and they require a reservation which is no problem but they will only do groups of 6 or less. Now I am not sure how many would want to go right now and I guess if we had more then 6 another member could also set up a reservation, well something to think about.

Stay safe and happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

February 22, 2021 Posted by | shopping, Susan Time | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Friday Susan time with Jennifer

It is Friday and my vacation actually started today although I had things to do so I really had no plans on being Susan, at least not till Jennifer texted me. Seems she wanted to go to Washington Square and wanted to know if I wanted to meet her for some shopping and something to eat. Well, you don’t have to guess what my answer was. Now this was later in the day so we planned on meeting at 4pm so with traffic I needed to allow at least an hour to get there. I took care of a few things I had planned on doing today the rest will wait toll next week as I wanted to be home by noon so I could take my tome getting ready. Yes, I was really looking forward to this.

I started getting ready about 12:30 and yes, I took my time, again today I did my eye makeup first and then the rest of my makeup. now it does take me longer to do it this way but I imagine I will get quicker at it and it does eliminate the shadow fallout under my eyes from the shadow. I did false eye lashed and tried a new shape for my eyebrows, I saw this picture and wanted to see if I could match it, I think I came close. Let me know what you think of my brows and eyes today.

I was all ready by 2 and was happy with my look for the day. I got a few pictures and then decided to leave and just get there early so I put my laptop in the trunk and was on my way. I figured I could find a Starbuck near by and hope they were open for inside seating like the restaurants. Well, it was a good plan but traffic was horrible and it was 3:45 when I got there. It was good I left early though. I did get a few pictures in my car including this one where I closed my eyes to get a good picture showing my eye makeup. I parked by Nordstrom’s and went in and headed for the food court as that was where we were going to meet. The mall is 1 story except for the food court which is on the second floor so I went up and I thought I saw Jennifer a little way ahead of me although from the back and with masks it is hard to tell so I followed her till I caught up with her and I was right.

It was so nice to be out with her for a few hours of shopping. We talked for a few minutes and then decided to get something to eat before we started shopping and since we were in the food court that was where we ate. I went and got something at Panda Express and I am not sure where Jennifer got her food from but we found a table and sat down to eat and talk. It was so nice to just sit and talk in person while we ate. We sat here for about 45 minutes before we were ready to start our shopping.

We went downstairs and took pictures of each other and yes, we did take our masks off just long enough for a picture. We should have tried to get one together but we both forgot. Jennifer sent me her picture and said I could post it and wanted mine so she could post it in her blog. Turns out she had a blog where she records her outing also but keeps it private just for her. I have encouraged girls to do this so they can look back on their time out, both her and Nicole are doing this. Public or private keep track of your life, call it a dairy, blog, record what ever you want to call it.

Jennifer asked me what I was looking for and really all I needed was some foundation from Nordstrom’s. there are two foundations I like, Maybelline Superstay foundation which is a great foundation for a few hours, it works really well but on my upper lip it breaks down after about 5 hours probably because of my male skin. On the other hand, the MAC Studio fix is probably the best foundation I have used and it looks good all day so this would be my first choice but it also costs 3 times as much as the Maybelline so I use the MAC when I am out all day. Any way we were off to Nordstrom’s for me to get my foundation. we got there and went to the MAC counter and of course we were greeted and right away by a young lady who asked if we needed anything which I did so I told her I needed the Studio Fix in NW25 yes, I know my shade. Now I love makeup and I could spend a fortune on it but I also realize only being Susan a couple times a week I don’t use a lot of makeup.

We left Nordstrom’s and walked down to JC Pennies to look at their dresses and closeout items. Yes, walking around the mall wearing a mask was not as much fun but having Jennifer with me was awesome. Going out as Susan is awesome but having someone with you to talk with makes it so much more fun. We checked out the closeout racks and found some cute things but nothing in our sizes and then we went over to the dress section and looked around. They had some really cute dresses but these were not marked down so neither one of us bought anything. Anyways we were talking and I mentioned I wanted to find an eye shadow pallet of purples to try, I have gotten pretty good with the smokey eye look and the browns, I actually have 4 eye shadow pallets of browns so I really don’t need more eye shadow other then the shades. Well Jennifer said we had to go check out her favorite store called Morphe and they sell you guessed it makeup.

We got down to Morphe and went in and several of the girls greeted Jennifer it by name but that she was back again so I am guessing Jennifer comes here a lot. Well, we were looking at the eye shadow pallets and they had so really pretty colors. One of the girls came over to see if we needed help and we started talking. She showed me a couple pallets with purples and even showed me how pigmented they were on her hand and they really were not that expensive $12 each or 2 for $20 so yes, I bought a Lavender pallet and a rose pallet and I am looking forward to trying them.

We left here and our next stop was Macy’s to check out their clothes. Now they had a huge selection of dresses specifically Prom dresses and they were so beautiful and it got me thinking what it would have been like to got to prom as a girl in one of these beautiful dresses, by the way they stared at $175 and went to $299, yes as a young girl going to prom would be expensive as I am sure its not just the dress but getting the hair, nails and maybe makeup done, but it was fun to think about and no it is not about being a girl but the beautiful dress and look. We had a wonderful time today.

It was about 7 pm now so we walked back down to Nordstrom’s as that is where I parked and said our goodbyes, it was sad to see it come to an end but hopefully we can do it again. I got on my car and made the 40-minute drive home to end my day, thanks for meeting me Jennifer. It was almost 8 pm when I got home and I spent the rest of the evening watching TV till it was time to wash Susan away and go to bed. Now I am looking forward to Saturday and sending afternoon as Susan.

Stay safe and healthy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

February 21, 2021 Posted by | friends, shopping | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday Susan time with Patty for lunch and shopping

Well it is Friday and I have the whole day free and that means Susan time, Patty e-mailed me and wants to meet for lunch and a little shopping so we are going to meet at Clackamas Town Center at 11am, Julie couldn’t make it so sad will miss her. Well this means getting up in the morning and starting my day as Susan which is always a treat. Now my goal was to get up at 7:30 and be out of the house by 9 that way I could stop at Starbucks and write my blog from Wednesday nights zoom meeting with friends, yes I am behind again on my blogs. Well it was 9 when I finally rolled out of bed and took my shower and started my transformation. It is such a relaxing way to start your day. I took extra time on my eyes again as when we are out we will have to wear masks so my eyes are what people will see, I used browns and greens which I am really liking the way they look. I fully lined my eyes and did a winged eyeliner and for the first time I got them even, but I think they are to low so still not happy with that. I also tried overlining my lips a little to give them a rounder more pouty lips, will have to get a picture not smiling as that is the only way you can tell and again I was happy with the way they turned out so things were going well just longer then I planned as it was about 9:45 when I was all dressed and ready to go. I grabbed my computer and was on my way.

I got to Clackamas Town Center about 10:20 so I had a little time before I met Patty so I went into the mall by Starbucks, they are open but no tables inside so I got a drink and went and sat on the bench in the mall and started my blog from Wednesday night. Now it was good I got here early as it started to rain really hard. I had been here about 10:45 when Patty texted me, she was running late, and she would text me when she was on her way, so I had a little more time to work on my blog. I got it all done but I couldn’t get a strong enough wi-fi signal from Starbucks to add my pictures or post so that would have to wait. Patty texted me she was on her way and about 10 minutes out so I took my computer back out to my car and went into JC Penney’s to wait for her as that is where we were meeting, yes I am a girl of habits. I always park the same area and go in through the same store at malls, so I never have to remember where I parked. Well I checked out a few dresses while I waited for Patty and they did not have a good selection so I am wondering if this will be one of the Penney’s they close. Now I went casual today, maroon sweater top, jeggings (a cross between jeans and leggings) and my ankle boots although I did switch to my pink and white tennis shoes when I put my computer in my car.

Patty came in and she had on a pretty floral dress and heels and looked lovely plus in her heals I was about 4 inches shorter which helps me blend in more so I was glad I took my ankle boots off. Now we really had no plans for today other then lunch and just being out. Patty did want to get a pair of small gold hoop earring that she could wear in both sides of her life and yes, she wanted nice ones not the costume ones in the mall so we went to the jewelry counter at Penney’s and they had some really nice 14 carat gold earrings along with some nice 10 carat and they were on sale. 30% to 50% off and some had an extra 40% off of that also. Patty got a really cool pair and there was one I liked and thought about, would have been $150 down from over $400 but I just don’t wear them enough for that kind of money. Same way I have thought about getting a nice ring for Susan and have even looked but what I want would be between $600 and $900 and again to wear a couple times a week for a few hours just not worth it at least till I win the lottery. Yes, there are draw backs to being part time as Susan, but it is who I am.

Well Patty bought her earrings and then we were off to the mall but we had to walk through the Sephora area of Penny’s and a sales girl caught us but luckily Patty was the one who spoke up first and soon she was showing us some eyeshadow pallets and they had sone nice ones. A little more than drug store ones but they had one with browns and greens and I am liking the green eye shadow I have used the last 2 times as it blends well with the browns. Well Patty bought some shadow and mascara and then we were out into the mall. We did stop so Patty could put on some low heels, she started off in probably 4″ heels and now had on 1″ better for walking. We walked down the mall talking and stopped to look at the directory to see where we wanted to go for lunch. We picked Claim Jumpers which is outside by Sunnyside Road, so we walked all the way out there talking the whole time.

We went in and got a booth; they were actually pretty busy even though with social distancing there were empty tables between people. We both ordered salads, I had the chicken Caesar salad, and it was really good. We sat and talked as we ate and had a wonderful lunch. Now I have known Patty for a while and talked to her when we had our dinners out in the good old days but being able to talk one on one is awesome as it really gives you a chance to get to know each other better. Patty is out to her kids who support her, actually her daughter was the one who told her she needed better eye shadow then she had and her girlfriend is really supportive of her as they go out together as girlfriends and she has even came with Patty to some of our dinner. It was so wonderful and even after we finished eating, we sat and talked for a while. Bu the way our waitress (Ana) here was awesome. Well after we ate, we walked back over by the mall and Patty asked what I had planned for the rest of the day which other then a stop at Starbucks I had nothing. Well she wanted to go to Nordstrom’s Rack across the street and look at shoes so I said I would meet her over there. Yes, I do like going out by myself but going shopping with someone else is way more fun. It is funny as when you look at people in the malls men are either with a woman or by themselves you rarely see 2 or more men walking around shopping but for women you see more in groups of 2 or more then you see by themselves and I can understand why.

We met at Nordstrom’s Rack and went in and looked at shoes, they had some really cute ones, but most had long pointy toes which look cute, but they make my feet look bigger. I think women like them as it does make their feet look longer but not something I want. One reason I like heels is with the height your feet look shorter. Well neither one of us found any shoes we had to by but we did find clothe face with a woman’s smile on it so we both had to get one we also looked at clothes and they had some casual dresses that appear to be about knee length but have a build in face mask, yes you pull it up and it has loops for year ears and they were on sale for $24.97 although you can’t try them on. Patty found a black one and I found a kind of greyish blue so we both got one of them to try. I have a lot of dresses but not what I would call casual everyday dresses, so I am looking forward to wearing this one tomorrow. Melissa has a bunch of casual dresses for daily wear and it is something I love about her as she always looks so cute and fashionable. Well it was about 3 when we were all done and said our goodbyes, thanks so much Patty for meeting me today.

I was back by home by 3:30 and decided to go to the Starbucks I normally go to and post my blog from Wednesday night and start on this blog. Now I decided to wear on of my new face masks and as I walked in a lady looked at me and wow, I love you mask. Inside a couple of the worker greeted me by name and one of the girls also said she loved my face mask. I ordered a hot chocolate as I had points, I had to redeem before they expired. I sat down and finished my blog from Wednesday night and started on y blog for today. I stayed here till a little after 6 before leaving and decided to make a quick stop at McDonalds for something to eat, yes, my last stop before home. Now I did get a picture in my car without smiling so you could see the shape of my lips. I got to McDonalds and went through the drive through and the young girl at the window where I got my food who had beautiful eye makeup told me how much she loved the color of my lipstick. I thanked her of course I so love getting compliments. Now it was home for the rest of the night. It was an awesome day out and I get to be Susan again tomorrow Halloween. If someone comes to my door trick or treating, I will be handing Candy as Susan.

Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween tomorrow and remember We get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. Sorry I went a little long in this blog but had a lot to cover. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

October 30, 2020 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday and day 10 of my stay at home vacation

It is Friday and day 10 of my stay at home vacation. Now today will be fun as I am meeting Jennifer for lunch ay 1 and a little shopping after so it will be a long day, so I wanted to take extra time on my makeup. I got up at 7:30 to stary my day as yes, I wanted to go to Starbucks first. I spent extra time on my eyes as with a face mask it I your eyes that stand out ad everyone focuses on. I was all ready by 9:15. Now I wore my maroon sweater top, black leggings and my ankle boots, of course I wore my new hip pads and wow they really made my outfit pop. Jennifer had texted me what she was going to wear, black pants, burgundy sweater and low heel or boots. Looking at her picture we would look like sisters. I got a few pictures and was off to Starbuck’s.

I got to Starbuck’s about 9:30, now this is the one I went to for week ad my male self with my nails and yesterday for the first time as Susan. I walked in and there were 4 people waiting for their drinks and one at the counter ordering, so I walked over to put my computer on the table I have been sitting at. Well as I walked in the door, I heard at least 3 of the ladies here say ether morning Susan or hi Susan. It really made me feel good. I went up to order my drink and the lady t the counter asked if I would like my usually hot chocolate which is what I have gotten every morning but yesterday first time s Susan so they did make the connection between my male and female self. Now today it is raining and that has helped clear the smoke and I think that is why they were a little busier as there were people at 4 of the tables here. I stayed here till noon before leaving to go meet Jennifer for lunch, yes, I was a little early, but I didn’t want to be late.

I got to Clackamas Promenade at 12:30 so I had time, so I decided to go into Target and get some foundation as I am getting low on one that I use. I actually have 3 I like depending on what I am doing. For short outings I really like Revlon Color Stay. Its not a full coverage but very natural and as long as it is only a couple hours this one is great for longer use I like the MAC Studio fix which is a full coverage and lasts really well but cost about 3 times as much so this is more my special occasion foundation like when the group goes to dinner. My go to foundation is Maybelline Superstay which is a full coverage and works really well you just have to be carful not to put on too much. Now on this one I actually use 2 shades, 130 and 220, the lighter on the middle of my face and the darker on the outer parts and neck and blend them together. This one stands up to heat so with wearing face masks I find this the best right now. The lady at the register told me she loves this foundation, only one she uses for the same reason I just mentioned about the face mask.

I drove over to Olive Garden and went in; Jennifer had just got there and was waiting at the table for me. It was so wonderful to see her again. I really have missed getting together with friend. We talked for a while before we ordered lunch. Our waiter came and took our order and he was very nice. We had a wonderful lunch and spent about an hour here. It was so nice, and Jennifer had our waiter take a picture of us which she said I could use in my blog. We left here about 2 and went over and met at JC Penny’s and of course I had Jennifer get a quick picture of me outside before we went in.

We went in and Jennifer had to return an item at Penny’s and then we walked out into the mall to look around. Now I really wasn’t looking for anything it was more to just be out and able talk to Jennifer. Jennifer needed some items from Sephora so that was out first stop. I really do love makeup and looking at all the colors and options. Jennifer found what she needed, and we were back in the mall. We went to ULTA as Jennifer was looking for a foundation and the young lady who helped use was beautiful, she had the best eye makeup and lashes. She took Jennifer over to another lady to try and color match her for foundation and before she walked off, I had to ask her if her eye lashes were natural as they looked tat good but really long. She told me they were false lashes and showed me what she was wearing, they are called Ardell Wispies and they looked awesome on her and yes I bought a set. I am looking forward to trying them.

We also walked through Macy’s and looked at their markdown racks and they had a good selection, but we didn’t find anything, but we looked at a lot. We did take a break and get a few pictures in the mall. We then walked back down to Penny’s to look at their dress selection as they have a wonderful selection. We looked at their markdowns and I found a pretty peach colored lacy dress that was my size and below my knees and only $18.49 s I decided to buy it yes I bought more then I planned on today as it really was just to go out. Now Jennifer brought me 9 bags of clothes that Nicole gave her to go though and now I am going to take them home and go through they and see if there is anything I want before passing on to another girl so we loaded them in my car. It was now 4:15 and as much as we didn’t want the day to end, we knew it had to. I really miss spending time with my friends and today was so awesome.

I left and drove home it was a little after 5 as I got close to home and I really wasn’t that hungry but new I needed something so I decided to stop at Albertsons by house and get something from the deli. Now I have shopped here for almost 30 years as my male self but have only been going here the last few weeks as Susan as I wear a face mask and I figure no one would recognize me. Now the last time I was here the lady at the Deli who has been here for a long time talked to me for a while and asked a lot of questions and I wondered if she recognized me. Well she was working today but they were busy, so she didn’t have the time to really talk to me. Now as I got my food we were talking about the rain and the smoke s clearing and as she handed me my food she said well its my Monday but your Friday, have a good weekend. Now this made me wonder if she just said that as today is Friday or I it she recognized me as she does know my male self, works a Monday through Friday.

Stay safe and happy with yourself and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 19, 2020 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and day 4 of my stay at home vacation.

Well it is Saturday and I have a fun day today; I am going to meet Brandi for lunch and maybe a little shopping. Brandi is one of our newer members to the group she joined earlier this year right before things got shut down and we had to stop our Wednesday night diners. She has joined us on a Wednesday night Zoom meeting, but I am looking forward to meeting her in person. We decided to meet at Washington Square mall at 11. Now it will take me at least 30 minutes to get there and as they are doing road work it may be longer so my plan is to leave home by 9 and get there early and find me a Starbuck’s close that I can pass the time till 11 when we meet as that is also when the mall opens.

I got up at 7:30 and started getting ready and took my time as I wanted to look good but also, I needed my makeup to last all day. Again, I took extra time on my eyes and did my brows like yesterday, I think I have found my brow look. I also went with a bright red lipstick as I will be wearing a face mask accept when we eat. I also decided to wear my new hip pads, I am still learning how they go on as far as getting them positioned correctly and evenly so they look right and natural. Well it took a little longer to get them right, so it was almost 9:30 when I was ready and out the door. Now luckily there was no traffic, so I got to Washington Square a little after 10. I thought about finding a Starbucks near by but with less than an hour I decided to just go inside as they have a Starbucks inside.

I put my mask on and got out of my car and was going to get my computer out of my trunk when my phone rang and it was my mom so I took my mask off and walked over by the outside of the building and talked to her for about 20 minutes, she really is having a hard time with the isolation. As much as I want to keep my nails, I really do hope I can go over and see her this week. Well by the tie I got off the phone it was after 10:30 so I didn’t think it was worth taking my computer in so I just put my mask on and went in. now the Starbucks in the mall is just a little stand in the middle of the mall and no tables so I just walked a little ways down the mall and found a bench and sat down and got my phone out to check my e-mails and see if Brandi had texted me yet. There were a couple other people doing the same things on other benches nearby. Well Brandi had texted me and included a picture of her outfit, she was wearing a pretty floral dress and now I wish I had worn my black skirt but I had gone casual with my leggings and my maroon sweater top as it is a little chilly today with all the smoke inn the area blocking the sun, so I texted her a picture of me.

She showed up right at 11 and texted me she was there; we had agreed to meet at Nordstrom’s, so I texted her I was just inside. It was great to finally meet her and it was so nice to have someone to have lunch with and walk around and do some shopping although there really wasn’t anything I was looking for today it really was more to be out and to get to meet her. We talked a little as we walked down the mall and we stopped at Sephora as she wanted to look there. I love makeup so I enjoy it also. So many girls started by dressing but for me it was playing with makeup, I have loved makeup since I was probably 5 or 6 years old. We looked around for a while and talked and boy I could spend a lot of money in a place like this, but I probably have way too much now. Well we decided to get lunch now. We didn’t want to do the food court, so we went to the Cheesecake Factory.

We got booth and it was nice to be able to take our face masks off for a while. The masks are hot, and they rub on you makeup and I really need my makeup to look flawless. Our waitress came and I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad, which is really good here, Brandi had their soup and salad which also looked good. We had a nice lunch and just sat and talked. After lunch we went back into the mall and started walking around. Well it turns out neither of us were really looking for anything we both just wanted to be out so as we were talking I was telling her how after I stated going out dressing at home just didn’t have the same appeal if I dressed I wanted to go out even if it was just to a Starbucks. Well Brandi asked if I wanted to go to a Starbucks and talk and I said that was fine. We walked on down the mall and out to her truck and we drove about a mile to find a Starbucks we could go inside and sit and talk. We sat and talked and Brandi loves getting pedicures also and I told her she really needs to try acrylic nails, yes I have a thing for nails.

People came and went and got drinks, but we were the only ones that were sitting inside. We talked for a while and got to know each other. We actually have a lot of similarities in our lives and how we view this part of our lives. I also learned some of her interests and hobbies. I think she will like our group and she will get along great with Jan & Lynn. Well while we sat her another t-girl came in and she stopped by our table to tell us how nice we looked and how she was happy as she was hoping to start her transition again as it had been put on hold for a while because of the virus. We had a nice time till almost 2:30 before we left, and Brandi drove me back to the mall to get my car.

I left and headed for home, it was about 3:30 when I got close and I decided to go to the Starbucks I normally go to and start my blog just because I didn’t want the day to end. I stayed at Starbucks till a little after 5 before leaving and stopping by McDonalds and getting something for dinner. It was a wonderful day, but I do have one regret, I didn’t think to get a picture with Brandi so that will have to be the next time. It was a really wonderful day.

Not sure what I will do tomorrow but I am sure part of it will be as Susan. Stay safe and happy and try and avoid being outside to much as long as the smoke is in the area.

Thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life

September 13, 2020 Posted by | friends, shopping, Susan Time | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday and day 3 of my stay at home vacation

Today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11 the day America was attacked, and thousands of people died. I wanted to take a few moments to remember this and thank all the police and firefighter who gave their lives running into danger to save people they never met. These are the true heroes and we should never forget them or what happened that day to our country and we should all stand together to protect our country and way of life.

Well it is Friday and I got up around 8 and it looks like the dead of winter outside all grey and dark, the smoke is everywhere. Now I have the whole day free but I also don’t want to get dressed to early as I don’t want to have to redo my makeup later in the day plus I do want to go out with my nails in my male form and see if anyone says anything, of course there is risk to this. Out as Susan if I run into someone, I know they may not recognize me at least not at first and that gives me time. Out as my male self they will and if they notice the nails, I will have some explaining to do. I decided to go to Cascade station by the airport as I want to stop at Target, Best Buy and they also have a Starbucks there I can go to. It was a little after 9 when I left home. Now it is only a 15 mile trip but it took me over an hour, turns out they had a wreck on I-5 at Jantzen Beach and I-5 was shut down and it just backed up the traffic on I-205.

I got there and went to Starbuck’s fist to finish my blog from yesterday and get it posted. This Starbucks was actually busy probably as it is still early in the day but there was 1 table by the window, so I set my computer on it and went and stood in line. I was playing on my phone as I waited my turn so my nails were visible to everyone there and not 1 comment even when I ordered and paid with my phone app, I didn’t even notice anyone looking at me. Of course, when my drink was ready, they called Susan as it is her account on my phone. I sat down and wrote my blog. I was probably here a little over an hour before I left and went to Best Buy, I wanted to check out their dash cams for my car. I walked around for a while looking and of course I wore my sandals, so my pretty red toes were visible, and I kept my hands out of my pockets, so they were visible. I didn’t buy anything just looked and ten left. I went to Target as I wanted to pick up a few things and again I went through the check out and the lady didn’t say a thing about my nails.

Now it was tie to head for home, but I decided to stop at Wendy’s and get something to eat, yes Wendy’s allows you to eat inside. As I pulled in, I only saw 1 person sitting inside and 2 men walked in just in front of me, so they were not busy. I got in line behind them and they each ordered separately, and I must have timed it exactly right as by the time it was my turn to order there were 6 groups of people standing behind me. I ordered and paid and got my food and no comments on my nails and I didn’t notice anyone looking at me while I ate. I know the long red nails were visible and people saw them. Well I got home a little after 1 and watched a little TV till 2 and then started getting ready as Susan for the rest of the day.

Now part of what I was looking forward to is last weekend I ordered some hip pads from Dress Tech and they arrived yesterday. They should give me a nice shape. The other thing is I have really been working on my eye makeup look and I wanted to try a little different brow look today, yes, I have been checking out pictures of feminine eyebrows. Today is not as much of an arch but a little higher on the outer end, I think they turned out wonderful and from the different shapes I have tried lately I think I like this on the best as I think it opens up my eyes better. I was all ready by 3:30, the hip pads did take a little work to get them even although I think I may have gotten them just a little to low on my hips, it will be a work in progress but they really did make my leggings look great.

Now it off to the Starbuck’s I always go to as I do want to sit inside with the soke and poor air quality outside, last thing Susan wants is to smell of smoke. Now I am parking outside as I also don’t want to open and close my garage door, but I knew no one would be outside so I just walked out to my car and got in and was on my way. It only took a couple minutes to get there and I went in. they only have 4 tables open inside so I set my computer on one and went and stood in line. There were 2 young girls probably 10 or 12 ordering and then a lady with her granddaughter in front of me and a few people waiting on their drinks. I did catch the 2 young girls looking at me a couple time but other then that no one paid me any attention. The lady with her granddaughter sat at the next open table down from me.

I started my blog for today and yes I am getting good at typing with my nails, I so love them and wish I could always have them, it really is the one thing feminine I would do all the time if I could. Well I got a call from where my mom is and the person tested negative and when I herd this that sad thought went through my head that tomorrow I will have to have my nails removed but the lady went on and with the smoke and poor air quality they are keeping things shut down to visitors through at least Monday so I will get to keep them a few more days. Now a little after 5, 3 young ladies probably late teens came in and it looked like they had schoolwork to do so they sat at the big table about 6 feet away from me. I stayed at Starbuck’s till about 5:30 before leaving.

Now on the way home I decided to stop at Albertsons by my house and get some dinner. Ow I have only gone here a few times as Susan as I have shopped here for almost 30 years as my male self but with the face mask requirements I think I am pretty safe as between the long hair and mask all you can see are my eyes. I put my mask on a walked to the store when my mom called so I stopped and stood outside by the door for about 20 minutes talking with my mom, by the way I watched one of my neighbors walk by me going in, she was putting on her mask as she walked up. Well I got off the phone and walked in and back to the deli to get some chicken tenders and jo jo’s. now the lady working tonight has been there for at least 15 years of more and although she doesn’t know me by name she does know where I work on my male side so I was a little nervous but tried to hide it. I ordered my food and tried to use a softer more feminine voice something I don’t normally do. Well when she had filled my order she asked if it was still smokey outside and I said yes and then she engaged me in a conversation. She asked how my day was going, if I was on my way home from work. I told her it was good, and I had the day off, she then asked where I worked so I told her the mall. She then asked what I did there, so I told her the food court. We then talked about the fires, and what is going on in Portland. I probably stood there for a good 5 minutes talking with her as I felt it would be rude and maybe a little suspicious if I just walked of but the whole time I was trying to see if there was any recognition in her eyes ore if she was trying to place my voice or maybe with the face mask she wasn’t sure if I was female or not and trying to figure that out which is what I was hopping. Either way I was happy when another customer came up to get something and she started helping her. It will be interesting the next time I go in there as my male self of course that will be a while because as long as I have my nails that won’t happen. The checker has only been here a few months, so I wasn’t worried about her.

I got home and ate my dinner as I watched TV and will finish my blog before I go to bed. Tomorrow one of the newer members from our group Brandi is going to meet me for lunch and a little shopping at Washington Square so that will be fun, and I am looking forward to meeting her.

Stay safe and stay positive and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.


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