Okay, I had a lot of responses to my tattoo situation and I wanted to kind of update you all on it. I think what I've decided is to cover it with either the word Strength or Courage. The reason I'm opting to cover rather than remove is because I don't want to act like my marriage (and the tattoo) never happened. I got married. I'm getting divorced. I learned a lot and I can't deny the bad OR good that came of it. So covering it, to me, seems like the best way to go. I plan on going to the same shop that I went to get the original tat and see what the artist can do for me. So I'll keep you all updated!
Otherwise, divorce-wise I'm doing okay. We're filing tomorrow so then it's just a waiting game. I've mostly been okay about it. I know in my heart it's the right thing to do. Sometimes I get sad. It's hard not to when you planned a future with someone and then suddenly that future is snuffed out. And I'm feeling really rejected by my in-laws. I understand that they're trying to "be on Dustin's side" about this but I guess I just hoped that in all the time I've been with Dustin they would have cared enough for me to at least make sure I'm okay too. It's most sad because I haven't talked to Taryn, my sister-in-law, since we announced what was going on. She was like an honest to goodness sister to me so I feel that absense nearly as much as Dustin's. But I'm trying to be strong and remind myself that these things take time.
Also, yesterday I found out that a regular at my restaurant died. He was older and in poor health so in a way it's not a shock but still sad. He's been coming in for YEARS and every time he was there when I worked he asked how I was and was always sweet. So it's sad. Please if you all could keep his family in your thoughts that would be great.
And FINALLY, this weekend. I close tonight but then I have Saturday, Sunday and Monday off. I'll be busy carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, drinking coffee with Bailey's and eating beef stew. Oh and hopefully spray painting the ugly gold headboard my parents gave me so it doesn't look ugly anymore! Plus the weather is supposed to be gorgeous which is also exciting.
So that's about all! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy Friday!
P.S. The winner of the $15 Jenna Lou Designs shop credit is Laura from Gringation's Blog! Laura, please email me so you can claim your prize!