My week started well ... more staircase painting ... baby hugs from Lily ... Tammy's birthday celebration ... a good night's sleep in town ... back to staircase painting on Tuesday ... and today is a prep for class and teaching day while Peter continues to paint the staircase.
The staircase is beginning to take form and I can see the possibilities for design emerging.
Lily is now 6 months and a honey. Her mom just got a wonderful tattoo ... tasteful ... and in a place that is unlikely to droop or get flabby , leaving her at 70 with a skewed tattoo. Black lettering curves discreetly along her instep ... a permanent reminder to live, laugh and love ... and to raise Lily within that philosophy, a philosophy that will become stronger and more necessary, rather than fading and become irrelevant as she ages.
Lily's grandmother sent me a cute reminder to do the same myself (live the philosophy ... not get a tattoo):. a set of drink napkins decorated with the reasons women drink ... a list of annoying men (men who ...) and then ... the words: "no men". I laughed. Also reminded me that life itself operates imperfectly ... with no easy choices.
Enjoy the rest of your week. I intend to live, laugh ... and who knows? ... maybe even love a little!