A life chat and memorial service

So, it’s been too long since I posted. I had to go to Seattle for almost two weeks earlier this month to take care of my mom who had shoulder surgery, I thought I’d have all sorts of time to blog and draw whilst she was in a pain killer induced sleep and recovered, I was very much wrong. My mother does not react the usual way to painkillers,  oh no. Pain meds make her hyper and crazy. So, she didn’t sleep, neither did I. It was rough, but she’s doing much better now and soon she’ll really be feeling much much better. Anyways, I got home and had a birthday two days later. It was an ugh sorta birthday this year, and I just felt like I have accomplished very little for being at such as age. Oh, and I also got the privilege of going to the DMV to renew my driver’s license… and my present was getting the world’s ugliest worst drivers license photo, it’s soooooooooooo bad!! I have only shown the people at the bank because I had too, I don’t want anyone to see it, ever. Honestly, when I look at it, it doesn’t look like me, do I really look like that? Needless to say, sorta was a bummer, feeling gross about yourself on your birthday seems more profound than if it is just another Monday. I really think it’s perfectly normal to feel you’ve let yourself down on your birthday some years, I’m alive and at least I feel still. Just means I have a whole year to see if I can improve things. So, next birthday I can be like, ‘hey, I accomplished something this go around of the sun, yay me.’ and eat some cake.

But, you’re not here to hear me complain about trivial things unless you are, then I’ll check off that box for you and, you’re welcome. Been a weird month. What I really popped on here to say is that I finally made my Grump’s (Step Grandfather) memorial service invite and wanted to share it… so here it is:


His ashes have been hanging out with me since January (sounds a bit creepy, but, his birthday is July 4th, so had to wait till there were fireworks going off all over the country to send him off in proper style, like he deserves.) and I think he’ll be very glad to be down by the river next to family and friends.

I sketched this out in the old sketchbook and then finalized it on the Procreate app on my iPad with the apple pencil. Blanked out the pertinent information, but, wanted to share it just the same.

Thanks for letting me ramble on and on about my life, feels and some death and dying. Quite the post.


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