on saturday night i welcomed my third child into the world: my art show. 9 months in the making, the delivery was surprisingly less painful than that of my first two children. and though not quite as magical as holding a newborn in my arms, it was a delicious experience.
last week i had this terrible vision while falling asleep - that scott and i died in a car crash on the way to the show. it was quite terrifying and reminded me of when i was engaged and confident my husband would not make it to the wedding. i could just see the headlines "woman and husband die on route to first art show". so i was quite thrilled when my friends Lesley and Vern offered to drive us. when we arrived i told her about my pessimism-issues and she said "i had the same thought while we were coming here..." . good grief - it's catching!! we made it there and back with only one moment of terror - how does a deer look so graceful and endearing in a field and like a sadistic monster in the middle of the highway? the van was packed with friends - 7 in all - and we laughed like teenagers and i even belted out some whitney housten (until scott encouraged me to simmer down). i wasn't the only one singing scott!
cori kay flew all the way from BC to attend the opening and i'm looking forward to one more blissful day with her here before she jets back tomorrow night. she's one of those house guests that fits in like the furniture and plays with your children and is just as happy to sit and read a book with you as she is to make the waterpark rounds. what a treat.
i feel exhausted from gratitude and wonder - my cheeks hurt from smiling. it's marvelous to feel like such a wreck. however, i also feel my age due to the consecutive late nights and the two workouts i've done from my new "bootcamp" dvd. i think that, despite the ridiculously hot weather, a bath is in order. praise the Lord above for air conditioning!
thanks again to all of you who made it out, and to all who still plan on seeing the show. good news - it's been extended until the 25th of August. so you have lots of time to saunter out to Rosthern, enjoy an afternoon tea with saskatoon berry pie and soak in some beauty. the play - Jake and the Kid - is truly remarkable and i would highly recommend taking it in as well.
and, of course, i would be remiss if i didn't write and enormous THANK YOU to lindsey, for making the dream a reality, and gifting me with the privilege of hanging my art next to hers.