I have taken a lot of crap over the years for my beliefs and I suspect I always will. It certainly doesn’t change my beliefs. Heck if twelve years of Catholic school didn’t squash it out of me….nothing will. How old are you when you are in second grade? That’s when I knew that belief system wasn’t for me and I survived ten more years of it.
I remember someone saying to me once when I was in my late twenties or maybe it was my early thirties “don’t stray too far from the norm” Too late… I was never the norm and I never will be. Why would I want to be normal? I never understood that one either.
I made the appointment for today way back in September because I knew I would be on vacation this week. I brought the love in later…. I found a card from my mom and she always signed her cards Love, Mom. I took it in a couple of weeks later and asked him to add Love in her handwriting. It’s very strange to have a tattoo that I can actually see but I love it! It’s not very big and in a place that can be easily covered with makeup if necessary. I can’t imagine when it would be necessary but it’s an option.
My friends know and accept this part of me. PT is a fellow believer and while I don’t think SB believes she will at least throw in “on this plane of existence” after a statement. I do love my friends!
Speaking of SB we met Saturday after my pop up shop at a local winery for lunch. I have never been to a place that has been more hit or miss than this one is. The wine with the California grapes was still excellent but the food was horrible. I was there three times this summer and it was fine and now it’s not again. At least it didn’t make me sick like the first time. Anyhoo…we were there for my birthday and since one of my presents is relevant to the topic I will share it will you. It’s made of some kind of bamboo? It’s perfect for me….
As for my vacation…day 1: The boy stayed up after he came home from work to take pictures for the Christmas card. It was a good thing because the Sam’s Club special expired today. It didn’t take too long to capture a few good shots but it was a lot before my coffee. I let the boy sleep and took the girl to school. They were putting the Christmas tree up downtown, it was interesting to watch, even if briefly.
It was laying down when I went up the hill to drop her off and it looked like this after I dropped her off and came back down the hill. Very fast work I thought. I ran a few errands and then picked her back up. It doesn’t seem like a lot but the Christmas card pictures were a big thing as well as the tattoo. This is a staycation with no big craft show at the end so I am going to do as much relaxing as possible.
Before I forget…I had another one of those dreams…the ones that you know have a deep meaning but you have no idea what it means? I was in the center of water somewhere and I wanted to see the view in front. There was a small barrier but where I wanted to go was only four or five feet away. A voice said “you can’t go that way it’s too dangerous.” You need to go that way.” I turned to look behind me and there was a smaller body of water and it was violently rushing up the stairs. In my head I thought “how is that safer?” The voice said “take _____ with you, he’ll help you get there.” Then I woke up. I knew the name but I never met him. When I woke up the name was gone but the rest of the dream remained…..Zia