I don't know about you all, but I'm pretty disappointed. I mean, here it is, 7 hours after Obama is sworn in as President, and nothing has changed. Nothing. We continue to be at war in Iraq, Osama bin Laden is still on the loose, and the economy continues in its downward spiral. You just can't trust those politicians and their promises, now can you?
And, is there anyone out there who didn't think of Mr. Potter upon seeing Vice President Cheney in that wheelchair? Just wondering...
Our day here was given over to Inaugural festivities - neighborhood party, celebratory cupcakes, watching way too much computer and TV. Also, some very good champagne punch. I'll probably wake up tomorrow with a major political hangover.
Celebratory cupcakes? Well, yes. I attempted to decorate 2 dozen cupcakes so that they looked like the American flag (I'm patriotic that way). This would have been a fairly simple, non-traumatic endeavor if it had not involved the help of 4 children. As it was, the experience just about brought me to my knees, what with David's disappointment that I wasn't using the thicker icing that would have enabled us to make authentic-looking stars and stripes, Susie's crying because she couldn't spread the icing on her cupcakes the way she wanted to, and Brian's concerns over red icing that looked too pink. It seems that these many years of child rearing have eaten away at my stamina and forbearance; decorating these cupcakes was almost the tip of the iceberg that broke the camel's back.
Or something like that...
In the end, we had a representation of a flag that looked as though it came from the Primitive school of American art. And I was fine with that. Grandma Moses couldn't have done better. Of course, she had 10 kids.