Tatted, and then some

Brace yourself this is a long one…

Too many years away from family for birthdays and holidays.

This has been an amazing month.

I’ve met up with some old school friends and they have been so sweet. Great for my ego even. So complementary… my head goes side to side just thinking about it lol.

New friends love them already. I’m just going to add them to family and hope they’re around for years to come.

There was a tattoo convention in our little town. Artists from all over came and shared their talents on so many willing canvases. Mine included.

I’m always looking for new tattoo ideas. I had been wanting some cherry blossoms to accompany my dragonfly, and because of their meaning of life’s fragility

I walked into the venue and checked out some of their portfolios. I was approached by the owner of a tattoo place from Arizona and after talking to her a bit I was in a young mans chair who was a such a sweetheart. He was just like family. I was his first customer of the day and we have the same birthday! 11/11 baby! Which I didn’t believe him about at first. I explained what I wanted, and he drew it out on my skin. I love when the artist does this. I find that he’s confident and let’s face it, it’s gonna be one of a kind. We talked about family, music, tattoos and he was funny, like I said before just like family. So much so, that my daughter walked in hung out a bit and was his second customer. You can check them out on Instagram @ Frontiertattoocompany. You will see his handsomeness there πŸ™‚

Other family members were in chairs all around the venue so we just hung out and enjoyed watching the artists, then later the competitions. I kept walking around and another artist caught my attention. I liked his unique style. He had a pretty lady in his chair and they were kind enough to let me see what he was creating. Ok, it was a complete sleeve and it was two owls. I was blown away how beautiful it was. So, he asked if I wanted a tattoo, uh hello of course I do even if I just got one πŸ˜†. But I really thought he’s never gonna be finished with what he’s doing so I just moved on. We were there all day. I loved it too.

The next day we all left to a little ski town that was having it’s Christmas jubilee. Yes already. Very cool. Literally too, lol. I’m so not used to the cold anymore. Layers people, layers. Lots of crafts, a cute train and Santa of course.

Their downtown shops are the coolest. Lots of unique furniture, jewelry and clothing.

This lil guy must have been out shopping too. πŸ™‚

Later in the evening we hit a casino where the bartender learned to make orgasm shots in a glass large enough to be a drink. Ok, more like 3 shots in one. Who needs Vegas? I was with 4 other ladies and we all know, even sober I’m not shy. So after a few hit and misses I decided to fix these girls up. Hello pretty boy, see these beautiful young ladies? They are single and would like to dance. He was agreeable on the beautiful part, but he told them he loved me πŸ˜†. He then bet me he knew my scent… huh? Is this the new pick up line? Ok… so go…. he leans in, smells me! (Neck) And says Chanel.. well now… he was wrong.. try Sinner, by Kat Von D. I love her… so he lost. Ha! Drinks on him! Time to go, this is getting too close, let go of my arm, please. Plus, I like my men grown. Not looking for love in all the wrong places.. At least not tonight!

So on to a a little country bar that one of the girls had heard of. Walked in, one table left and they were having a guest singer? Justin Kemp Band? Ok cool, I’m in for some country. Two steppin! Our table right next to the stage.. nice! Standing room only now. They were actually really good. So fun.

Ok so right next to us was the cutest couple I have ever seen. They danced every single song. They were in maybe their 70’s. He would put one hand around her neck other around her body hold her close and scoot around the floor like a pro. πŸ’• I love them!This is the dream couple. He didn’t even sit down in between songs sometimes. Took a drink and turned right back around motioned his lady and off they go. Oh my gosh, these are relationship goals. On the way back to the table he would kiss her forehead…. swoon. I’m telling you this couple is the couple.

What? I’m lucky to get a text… πŸ˜†

11/11

Yeah the born on day.. so much love. I’m with family now. They had a sweet get together. Menudo and cake and lots of relatives. Friends from all over sending love. Those that care are always there.. right? I was made my own pot of posole just fyi. No meat, and that’s a big step for them. So it meant even more to me. We hung out a few hours and then the tattoo competition was on again. They had them daily. Some of the relatives were entered so they had to show up… you know I had to go. 😏

I walked in and my guy had balloons and cake! He was telling the truth! We share born on days! Cool.. my fellow scorpion. Hugs baby! He was booked solid and a happy camper.

Walked around a bit again the niece says let’s just get another… um ok.. twist my arm why don’t you..ow. See, her birthday is the day after mine. We always used to celebrate together now we tattoo together? Ok so the owl guy. Come to find out the pretty girl in the chair is his girlfriend! He can tattoo us! We settled on a watercolor hummingbird. There are so many reasons, mainly for me was that my uncle loved them and they remind me of him. Plus the watercolor the way that it’s done here reminds me of my daughter she will never color in the lines. She’s perfect that way. This artist is in Carrollton Texas. Check him out on Instagram @ Tommy.sturgis. You can see the owls I was talking about too.

So on the 12th I go to the gym nice and early and I’m all ready to sweat since it’s so flipping cold and it’s closed! Veterans Day being the reason. Oh well, does this mean the celebration continues? I’m gonna say yeah. It’s windy and cold and what’s that white stuff falling? Wait, huh? I could swear that’s a snow flurry… it is!! Yay! I haven’t seen snow in years! Nice! No yard work, no working out. I’m going to finish this blog post. Drink me some hot tea, and later make an amazing pasta with French bread. I’m even going to read a book! Ahh la vida es tan hermosa.

So much love to you, and if you had the patience to read all this. 😘

Raq

From my sweet and spicy tea πŸ™‚

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