May has always been a good month for us. It always starts with the 1st and despite the fact we are cutting a fat rent check, we never let it shadow the fact that Josh and I celebrate another year together. We got married in the same month that we met, just a different year. This week we celebrated 11 years together, 8 of which are married.

We have been doing a lot of reminiscing about the time when we hooked up, piecing it all together and did a great deal of laughing. See, there was a lot of mud slinging when we first got together: he’s trouble, this isn’t gonna last, who is using who… and here we are, 11 years later. Laughing and proving them wrong.

It doesn’t feel like that much time has gone by. I guess that is how things are when you’re happy with the choices you’ve made. Josh and I are more solid than ever and I only hope that the years continue to bless us with the love and happiness we have had together all of this time.

We had a brilliant dinner at Amada that entailed a chef’s tasting menu. I had been wanting to go there for quite some time but it is so hard to get in on a weekend and now I know why. Tasty food was tasty. The tapas plates just kept coming! Too much food honestly but I don’t eat like that pretty often and this was certainly a special occasion.

We don’t believe in the exchange of traditional anniversary gifts. Instead I got him a Japanese Higo knife and he went far above and beyond at got me a spa day at Revel. I told him not to do something like that but he never listens to me. That knife is so sexy…


(knife from Best Made Co. / photo of Bask Spa @ Revel)

I finally had the opportunity do go down to Revel now that most of it is completed and open. Dude. What a beautiful hotel and I am not saying that just cause my husband works there. Top notch, high quality, everything is modern, clean, spacious and the fact they do not allow smoking inside is the best part. Josh is super proud to be a part of something like this and it shows. Makes his former employer look like a mom & pop thrift store.

Other goings on…

Judas got spayed this week and she didn’t come out of it as chipper as Gomez did. I took her to the vet today to make sure she was ok. Probably a reaction to the anesthesia. Why are vets such rapists? One exam, a couple shots and some meds. $190. Fuuuh….

Like I mentioned I have been painting a lot. I have been trying to paint on a daily basis, mostly small scale watercolors. Here are some of them…

Been really enjoying the process. If you want to see more I post usually post them on my instagram (user: beansandink). Thinking about listing the originals in my etsy shop, just doubting if there is that kind of interest or not.

And dammit, the news just broke that MCA of the Beastie Boys lost his battle with cancer. Dude was not only a pioneer to music but a husband and father. God dammit. Another person gone far before their time to this fucking disease. That shit scares the living hell out of me. There is no sparing based on health, age, gender… you never know when it’s your time and the thought that could always hit anyone I know upsets me more than I can even put here. Sad times.

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4 Responses to may day

  1. Heather says:

    One of my dearest friends is battling cancer right now. He’s thirty-eight this week – THIRTY-EIGHT. MCA was what, forty-seven? So much life left to live.

    Fuck cancer. Seriously.

  2. anna says:

    1) congratulations on your anniversary!
    2) your paintings are rad.
    3) and yes, fuck cancer. thanks to cancer, my brother left 3 young boys behind when he was only 32. so sad to see such young people gone much too soon.
    love the beastie boys.

  3. Star says:

    I remember when you two first got together… After reading this today, I too got a really good laugh. I remember when the both of you came into my life, separately, and then you joined together. Everything that true honest love is about – that’s what I think about when I see posts randomly from the two of you throughout the years. I love you both to pieces… Happy Anniversary… <3

  4. Dinah says:

    That knife is TOO sexy and that spa looks freakin palatial regalia.

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