Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So you want some Carolina BBQ?

(this pic is of the real deal Lexington BBQ from theeatenpath.com)

I miss Lexington-style BBQ so much since I moved away from NC.  Luckily for me, I just found a good recipe that is pretty close.  I fully warn you that your house will smell like vinegar while it cooks as that is the base for NC BBQ in the Lexington region.  The recipe calls for cayenne but I think it should be left out.  The meat was hotter than the real stuff so next time I will only do the small amount of hot sauce.  Chop it up after shredding to make it even more like the real deal.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Sorry and an explanation

It's all confusing, lol.  I couldn't password protect my site like I have in the past.  Blogger only lets me choose to do authorized readers if I want my blog to be private.  If you are reading this, then you are authorized. :)

Under the advice of a friend, we decided to temporarily deactivate Clayton's Facebook account and make my blog private.  It would be unfortunate for a potential employer to see too much about our lives.  We aren't bad people or anything but we don't want to be judged based on a previous blog post or something else of that nature.  In this day and age, people are too easy to research.  You can find too much information on someone.  I have no qualms with unknown people reading about me and my family (heck, I read about others' lives all the time and I am not a stalker, lol) but I don't want anything I have posted to sway opinions on my husband.  That would be unfair to him.  He is a wonderful engineer and he has worked hard to climb the ladder.  Heck if I want to be the reason he doesn't land a job.

BTW, keep your fingers crossed.  NC might not be too far away!!

Will have to go incognito for a little while--email me for password

I need to password-protect my blog for a little while. My husband could be talking to potential employers and my boobs being on the net probably isn't a good thing (unless his future boss is a perve, lol). If you are subscribed to my blog, just stay that way and eventually my blog will go public again. It will likely be public again next year just when I may be starting my 3rd surrogacy journey. If you want to keep up with me during the privacy shutdown, email me for the password. It's really not a big deal. I don't care who reads my blog as long as it isn't Clayton's employers or future employers. ;)

BTW-The blog will go private sometime late tonight or early tomorrow.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boom Boom Pow-Take 3

Before pic 7/2/09 & after pic 11/12/10

I feel a little bit weird posting pics of my girls online but oh well. I hope that anyone considering having their girls "enhanced" learn a little bit from me before making the decision. I had my first surgery 7/3/09 and ended up having 2 revision surgeries afterward (4/2/10 & 10/29/10). It's weird but I managed to have each surgery the weekend of a major holiday (July 4th, Easter and Halloween). Anyway, I want others to know that one surgery can result in additional surgeries. Do not go into cosmetic surgery thinking that it will definitely end up being a one-time deal. That may not be the case and you need to be sure that you can afford any additional surgeries. I have done extensive research on the Internet and a lot of girls have more than one surgery for the same procedure. It is unfortunate but common. I was hopeful that it would be a one-shot deal but it didn't turn out that way. My first surgery went great but one of my girls fell below the crease line, causing the scar to move up and be seen. It wasn't that bad but it needed to be fixed before it got worse. Surgery #2 resulted in beautifully perfect cleavage for a few months and then both girls fell below the crease line. It was annoying. It turns out that my pectoral muscles are too tight. I opted for the implants to be placed under the muscle and that ended up being my problem. Whenever my muscles flexed, they would push my implants down and that is why they would fall. Surgery #3 fixed this problem and I don't anticipate any more issues now. I can flex my muscles and nothing happens to my girls because they are now on top of the muscles (body builders opt for this for that reason). I was so against this procedure initially because the people that chose this placement on the Internet tended to look completely fake thanks to the implants only being held in place by tissue. You could actually see the implants sitting on top of the body in some patients. It looked horrible. Anyway, my doctor placed them on top of the muscle but below the tissue. On top of the muscle is a thick tissue called the fascia. He put the implants under the fascia so that they would be supported by that and so you cannot see them through my skin. This procedure is referred to as being"subfascial" placement. It's a great compromise between over or under the muscle.

***Sorry for the grainy "after" pic. I had to take it myself in a mirror and I used my little camera rather than my good one.***
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