I almost missed it! Monday holidays always mess me up! Hope yours was a good one!
To start off with, I’m thankful for this absolutely gorgeous piece of body art:
I had it done by the incredibly talented Alyshia Alagiak Osborn at Truth & Triumph in Vandalia. I am so thrilled to finally have the perfect tribute to my beloved Prince. I’ve waited years to get one because I wanted just the right thing, and wanted to find just the right artist, and I did. I didn’t give her much to go on; mostly just told her that i wanted an outline of the Prince symbol with watercolor splotches around it. She came up with this basically on her own and I absolutely love it. Every time I look at it I see something different – waves, leaves, splashes of paint, purple rain – it’s just amazing.
The funniest thing is, I got the tattoo last Wednesday – two days after my birthday. I had a good birthday but unfortunately was incredibly sick most of the day, so I half-jokingly said that I wanted a do-over birthday to make up for the stomach bug. Well, on Wednesday, I started with a lovely manicure, wound up meeting one of my KEEP Collective designers in person for the first time, got free Chipotle, got this gorgeous tattoo and then arrived home to find out I had promoted for the second time in May through KEEP and am now a senior designer! So I basically got the do-over I wanted!
And on Friday, my husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary! It’s amazing to think we’ve actually been together well over half of our lives! We celebrated with dinner on Saturday night. The older I get, the more I am grateful for the simple day to day acts of love and caring that make up our marriage. I’m beginning to think that’s the key to it all – appreciating the small moments of happiness in our lives. I’m so excited to see what the next 27 years have in store for us!
And of course, we got to spend Memorial Day with lots of family, which is always fun. I hope that you all had a beautiful weekend as well.
I’ve set myself a goal to post more on the blog, so I’ll be back soon!
Much love – Mama Bear