Here’s a little story. For Mother’s day my infamous sister-in-law, El, received a gift certificate from her son for a tattoo. Being a gutsy, up front person and a great grandmother (she has eleven grandchildren who seem to adore her) she decided why not? Over seventy, she inspires me. Her exuberant attitude is contagious.
Getting a tattoo is not to be taken lightly. After all what will the undertaker think? Where can an “older” woman be tattooed? Where can the needle go so it won’t get caught in wrinkly skin? Ah, problems are made to be solved.
Conferencing with her grandkids (often a better thing than conferencing with your own children, I’d say), El now proudly displays a tiny ladybug, full color, on her left shoulder. I love it, and she once again scores a hit for our generation, proving that good taste can prevail in almost any situation.
I am waiting for a gift certificate from my kids, but I hate bugs.
Now for a big topic shift. Have you heard any good news lately? We are constantly bombarded with bad news, making the whole world a scary place. Like the blitzkrieg of the Nazis the media never stops.
To combat “bad news” fatigue, fight back! Fill your days with happy and good. I just listened to The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith. This story fills the bill for good. I liked the CD because the narrator does a delicious job.
At the ASK US desk, our members give me many ideas, and I love their input. Of course, I pass it on. I think our sign might read, ASK US, TELL US.
TATTOOS ARE FOREVER,