General diary entries


I can honestly say that my mid-life crisis is now in full swing!!
In the last couple of weeks I have had not one, but two tattoos!

When Murron turned 18 and I could no longer stop her getting one, I decided to join her.
We both started small.
I had a heart behind my ear and she had a small heart on the back of her neck.

Shelly heart tattoo  Murron heart tattoo

We both signed up for our second one on the same day.

Today was the day.
I wanted something a little bit dainty that could be a talking point with the kiddies at work.
So I had a little 3d butterfly on my wrist.
Here it is.
Still very fresh and the colours need to settle a bit but that’s it!
No going back.

Shelly butterfly tattoo

It’s going to freak me out a little until I get used to it being there I think.

Murron wanted to be a little more adventurous and picked a really pretty piece that she can get coloured at a later date.

Murron leg tattoo
Her reaction was…..
“Stings like a son of a bitch!!…..when can I get another!”
There’s no hope for her.

I just hope she leaves it now for a couple of years.
Until she’s matured a bit.
Hopefully this has got that ‘need’ to have one out of her system a little.
Then again, that’s probably wishful thinking!

I chose today to get it done because I’ve just started 2 weeks of annual leave.
Plenty of time for the tattoo to heal before being exposed to any bugs at work.

2 weeks.
I am going to just relax, have a change of pace and just do what I want, when I want.
The house could do with a bit of a deep clean and the garden needs to be made ready for winter.
Just need a break in the weather for that one.

I know that doesn’t sound like much of a break but it’s a change of pace.
I’m not under any pressure to get any of it done.

It’s my birthday on Saturday and I can feel a double trip to the cinema and a meal out coming on!
I’m going to a halloween party at my brothers on the 31st.
I’m dressing up with my Dad but I can’t say as what because I’m trying to keep it a secret from my brother and he’s been fishing for clues.
I know he reads my blog occasionally.
I will post pictures later.

I’ve just realised that after this annual leave, I’ve only got three weeks of work before my next two weeks of annual leave.
Frightening thing is, that’s my 2 weeks of Xmas preparation.
By the end of that annual leave, my trees will be up, the baking will be done and all the presents will be bought and wrapped.

Got to make the most of it this year.
From January, Ian will be taking a cut in pay as he changes his job within the company he already works for.
It’s going to be a tough year financially (just as we’ve gotten on top of things). Typical!
It means Ian gets off shift for the first time in over 30 years which is the main reason for the change.
It’s also a challenge for him and as long as he takes on all the training his wages will increase incrementally until he’s back to what he’s currently on, hopefully by the end of next year.
The best bit though is he will then have opportunities to go further which he currently doesnt have.

So, we are now on a 5 year plan.
As long as we reign in the spending over the next year, we should be OK.

Right, what’s for dinner tonight?
Erm…… beans on toast for the foreseable future I think.

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