I did lots of things today....
1. I cut my own hair. It looks decent. I wouldn't recommend doing this when you're in a bad mood though....I'm just sayin'.....(and no, I won't show pictures).
2. I took the kids to Cracker Barrel for lunch. I did this on a day when I knew my husband wouldn't have to suffer because of it.
3. Then we went and bought new sneakers for each kiddo at Wal-Mart. Jonathan acts like I gave him a million bucks. He's soooo happy. His shoes look like the kind you see in rest homes on wheelchair bound dudes. But he is HAPPY with 'em.
4. We did not watch the Inaugural. I'll just wait till it's over and sort through the bazillion hours I DVR'ed on CSPAN.
5. Yes, my husband and his Unit were in the Parade. He is the Commander of a Presidential Escort Unit so he's right up next to The Guy Who Won...
6. I had this whole post written about how the Inaugural makes me feel....but then I couldn't post it. Because truthfully, it's not about me. It's about our country.
7. I've made no secret about my politics. I voted for The Other Guy. But I will not be like The Bush Haters of years gone past and refuse to admit that the Guy Who Won is my President. I have great respect for the Office of the President. I can only pray that The Guy Who Won does, too. Today, Barack Obama became my President, too. That's just the way it is.
8. You could have offered me 1,000,000 and I still wouldn't have gone and stood on the Mall today. No how, no way.....
9. I have learned A LOT by teaching my kids about the Inaugural process and about democracy in general. If you ever really want to see how much you think you know, try and break down the theory of democracy for a 6-year-old and you'll figure out that everyone has something to learn.
10. We intended to make patriotic cupcakes but were unable to. Maybe tomorrow.....
One thing's for certain: I am glad that the actual Inauguration is OVER.
Now, let's get on with the business of fixing stuff. I want both parties to stop afixing blame and work towards the common goal of prosperity.
President Obama is not a God, he's an ordinary man to whom people have pinned their hopes. I pray that he is up for the job. I will pray for him, and our country, just as I did for President Bush. (For the record, I believe history will be kinder to George Bush than current media outlets have been.)