If you have any connection to horses (and probably even if you don’t) you know by know that Amerian Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes today and thus ended the 37 year drought of Triple Crown winners. Let the party start!

I have never seen a Triple Crown winner “live.” I was alive when Seattle Slew and Affirmed won, but I was only 2 and 3 respectively. Since I started watching the races at age 8, I’ve been waiting… and waiting.

Honestly, it felt a little anti-clamactic. But I guess that’s the thing with the great athletes; they make the difficult look easy. He looked like he was walking away with all three races, but particularly the Belmont.

I’m thrilled.

In other news, I have been quiet because I have been sick. A cold just knocked me over this week, and I’ve basically been either sick, at work, sitting on the couch, or walking the dog.

The good news is that I DID enter my painting, “Arranged”, into the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Show and the reception is tomorrow. I hope you will consider coming:

June – Rose Festival Show

Reception Sunday June 7th, 1 to 4 pm.

Also, if you’re marking your calendars, next Friday-Sunday is the Open Studios of Beavercreek tour.

I wish I had more exciting news, but I’m still not feeling 100%. But for now, that’s all the news that’s fit to print.