It's getting so close to show time! Wow! Time has flown, has been flowing, flies, flows.... This week went fast. I had job interview! It was just okay. We are nearly booked up for the new schedule of Household. I went home for the weekend for my cousin's Bar Mitzvah.. It was super fun, but it was also stressful to leave school right before all these huge deadlines. I'm on the plane on the way back to Ann Arbor right now. I plan to work on memorizing the last bit of the show after I write this. After our in progress showing last week for our families, we decided to memorize the final written portion of the piece and hold children's books, like parents who have their child's favorite book memorized, or like little kids who don't know how to read, but know the story by heart. I'm excited about this small change. I think it will be powerful. I'm not great at memorization though... That said, I'm already really familiar with the words. I think we can do it. It will be so nice to get back into the house. I'm worried about the schedule delay might impact our ability to check out projectors, so I plan to talk to Matt Pritchard on Monday. I also plan to set a meeting with Mark Neilson about our most efficient use of gallery space!! Talking to family about the future made me PUMPED for everything that is next, especially the gallery show. I really just want to find out what's in store for each little thing, while remaining grounded in the present (as I thoroughly explore different perspectives on past and future). GRADUATION!!! This week also made me realize how cathartic it is to make a show about family/home from the perspective of four different people with four different ideas of home. It feels a little less weird to be a family member now. It is productive for me to think about the wide range of family dysfunction that exists. I see now so many different manifestations of it and so many different coping mechanisms. It is reassuring to know that art can be that healthy coping mechanism for me. It is so important to define what family is and isn't at any given time. Boundaries! Structure! Scheduling! Discussion. Day to day to day to day. Yeah ok that is probably it for now. !!!!