It's just as well that the weather has caved into cold rains this week, for my sore body needed the rest from gardening and the occasional helping hand for my husband as he replaced the rotten garden steps.
It's just as well also because this week I'm busy preparing some of my work to put into an exhibit shared with an artist friend, making decisions on which of my already framed works to choose, updating the artist's statement, a short CV, a list of works and contact info. Today I will wrap up the work and pack it securely into the van (which I have to clean first). Early tomorrow morning, I will pick up my friend and her work, then drive to a town an hour away and install the works. Details on that later...
Yesterday evening, needing a break, I turned on the news on TV and was listening to Barack Obama's victory speech, what an inspiring orator he is. Our hopes for a better leader for our neighbour have risen!
Then I happened on a fabulous program on the Knowledge Network, BC's own public TV channel: The Opera Gala with Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Ramón Vargas, and Ludovic Tézier performing opera favourites in a live concert from Baden-Baden, Germany. My husband joined me for a most pleasurable two plus hours of wonderful music by these superb young artists, all new to us except for Netrebko. I think we're going to purchase this DVD or CD!
A late bedtime, then I was awake at 5 this morning, restless in body, still sore from the weekend's labours, and a wee bit anxious with the work ahead of me today and tomorrow. An afternoon nap is on the schedule!