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I posted this in the coloring club (or whatever it's called).  But I'm conducting a bit of an experiment since I've managed to find my way to where I can post a blog entry.  (it doesn't appear as an option now under Create - well it does but it comes up blank)

This is my most recent project.  I've got a couple of smudges that make me batty when I see them.  Otherwise, I've very happy with how this turned out. IMG_20190317_064139.jpg.a2378d5049d788552f19f741c3dbfaab.jpg 

 

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I think it is absolutely stunning!  I haven't had much luck coloring, it seems to make me even more anxious.  I'll try again sometime.

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      I'm waffling on what I think about the fact that Michelle hasn't been in the courtroom. I have a son who is currently incarcerated due to a one-time violent incident. I know first-hand how incredibly difficult it is to sit there and listen to people say that your own child is a danger to the community. Nothing could have prepared me for that. So part of me is giving Michelle a pass on this, as I know how heartbreaking it can be to attend your son's courtroom appearances.

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      31 minutes ago, livinginthelight said:

      This is a great question and the honest answer is, I have no idea. A lot depends on what therapists might call "ego strength" and because I haven't ever watched the show, I have no idea how strong her most adult part of self might be. Here are some thoughts though...

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      TY so much for sharing your expertise.   That sounds about right.  Much appreciated. 

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