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Arrow Tattoo

 If you follow my blog you might remember me mentioning my New Year goals. 


One of them was to get a new tattoo. Well that is exactly what I did. I now have five tattoos. My newest one is the most visible one as it is on the side of my forearm. All of my others are only visible if I choose to show them to you. And no, they are not in private places. I do have a little modesty. 


I went to a local tattoo parlor with good reviews. Most of the artist are women and I felt comfortable and we had some good conversations about gardening, herbal medicines and recipes. The tattooing was almost painless for me. Plucking my eye brows causes more pain. 


The choice for this tattoo was an Arrow.




People will ask me why did I decide on an arrow and what does it mean?


The initial meaning for my arrow tattoo is “Warrior”


I fight everyday with an uncureable vestibular disease. It’s a daily battle but I’m learning to live with it and take all the good days as blessings. It will not kill me, it will just keep fighting me. But I am a warrior.


An arrow will only go forward. This is a reminder to keep moving forward and don’t look back. 

The feather on the arrow is a little gesture of my Cherokee heritage.


Will this be my last tattoo? Maybe, maybe not. I can always add to the arrow. I can add color, more feathers, script, etc.


Ok the arrow is actually my 4th tattoo. While I was there I had her add one more for giggles. You may need to put your glasses on for this one. 




Double Nickel

I was born May 16th, 1969. Today is my birthday.


My husband said I’m a “Double Nickel”. 

I’m considered “Generation X”.

My Horoscope is “Taurus” (though I do not believe it means anything).

My birth stone is Emerald.

And my Birth flower is “Lilly of the Valley”.


It’s been a fun day. When I went into work, my office cube wad decorated and there was doughnuts and a gift basket full of snacks, office supplies and things I like. One of the employees bought me lunch and my supervisor bought us all our favorite Dunkin Doughnut drink.  I ordered a frozen coffee with almond milk and blueberry flavoring with whip cream on top. 




I do not feel older but looking back, things have changed. Enjoy these little interesting facts from the day I was born.

May 1969

-President- Richard Nixon.

-Minimum wage- $1.60

-Number one song- “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in” by The 5th Dimension.

-A bottle of Coke- .10 cent

-McDonalds Burger- .18 cent

-A loaf of bread- .23 cent

-Gas- .32 cent per gal. 

-New Mustang- $2,848.00


My husband plans to take me out to eat tomorrow night to my favorite Steak House and my daughter will stop in next week when she gets home from the beach.