From Ashes to Art Shows

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I could complain so much that you’d think… I have a miserable life… But what would be the point? It wouldn’t change anything. And besides… I don’t. So, I won’t. You know what would change everything? Counting my blessings. Because I’ve got a ton of those! So much that you might think.. I have an incredible life. And I do. But I don’t. I have a life. So many people told me to “get a life”! So, I went out and got one. There’s just so many things going RIGHT for me right now. I really feel blessed and full...

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This London trip is a dream come true. I mean that madly, truly, deeply … but it’s not the destination. It’s a beautiful layover in this wonderful journey known as Life. You see, in order to not come home to an empty slate, I’ve had to continue applying to, and booking, additional shows. Some of these can take months, and tonight I just applied to a show in September. More about that one later. The Life After London already has five shows booked. Many of them recurring ones, so that makes it easier each time. Others must be applied to...

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Three weeks from now, at this moment in time, the artist reception will be over. The art will begin its two-week journey on the wall, and the Teens and I will be starting the edu-vacation portion of the trip. While the itinerary is full, I think I’ll finally exhale when I settle in for the night. We have about 30% mapped out; mostly excursions that if you snooze, you lose, but the rest of the time we’ll go with the flow. We’ll head over to the British Museum and have lunch at one of my favorite pancake places. We’ll see...

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Growing up I loved the movie, 80 Day Around the World. I came to mind when I was calculating how many days until the Teen’s graduation from high school. It came out to 79 days, and I realized that his birthday is the day after graduation. 18. That little boy who changed my life 8 years ago is becoming an adult (well, legally anyway). He towered over me since eighth grade, and I got a whole collection of Hand-Me-Up Star Wars t-shirts as he breezed through the sizes. He’s now 6’1” and plus-sized from my indulgent cooking and midnight snacks....

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I sighed with relief when I opened the envelope from the Gov’ment. The Teen’s passport has arrived!

One ginormous hurdle over!

Except it’s still not time to exhale.

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