Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Where To Now St. Peter?

What day is it, anyway?

Oh yeah, it's Wednesday, the day after the presidential inauguration. Everyone keeps asking, (well, people on TV) "Where were you when Barack Obama became our 44th president?" I was at home, in my blue plad jammie pants, a giant red sweatshirt and my worn out Ugg boots that I should have gotten rid of a long time ago, holding onto a warm cup of coffee, with my little girl cat Luna at my side, watching the the inaugural ceremony in my living room. Under normal circumstances, I probably would have already gotten in a walk, run or work out, have been showered and going about my day. I had a flu shot on Monday afternoon and it gave me flu symptoms - achey, fever, felt like crap. I can't remember the last time I spent all day in my jammies due to a flu. I'm glad it was just a day thing. I'm feeling much better, thankyouverymuch. I did get up and made a celebratory chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. I was craving chocolate, and I didn't want to feel left out, you know, all the celebrating on TV. (Yeah, good excuse!) To tell you the truth, I would have been happy with a single Hostess chocolate cupcake, but I had the stuff to make cake. I knew that if I had my one piece I'd be over it, and I also knew the cake would be gone before this morning -- and it was, and not by me.


Where was I?

Apparently, getting the flu shot also causes temporary ADD.

President Obama's speech really made an impression on many, even on those who did not vote for him. It reminded me of how far we've come as a country, but how much further we have to go. I felt the speech was very honest, and the suggestions that it's going to take all of us to get the country back on track resonated throughout his speech.
"America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."


Sunday's song:
Busy Being Fabulous - The Eagles - Katiefeldmom



Flo said...

I am not an Obama fan but he is our president so I too had to watch the inauguration yesterday. It was on really early here so I got to watch it while I worked out.

What amazes me about this whole thing is how everyone has to mention he's our first black president. Isn't that kind of ironic, talking about how far we've come in regard to the races by constantly bringing up his race?? I think it's much more fascinating that he's a poor kid from Hawaii who made it to the White House. But hey, what the heck do I know :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry you were feeling under the weather. Glad you're feeling better now. That cake sounds wonderful! Mmmm-mmm.

Yes, I stayed up to watch the inauguration too. It was a wonderful speech.

Anonymous said...

I was in the office with some of my closest friends watching. It was so moving to hear and to see...certainly a day I will not soon forget. His speech was smart, moving and honest. No matter who you voted for you have to believe that change is coming and I am fully believe it will be for the better.

Hope you're feeling better today...who ate the cake?? I didn't get my piece :-(

Anne said...

This is a very hard title. I'll probably kick myself when I find out who sang it.

We all gathered in a big conference room at work to watch the inauguration on a widescreen. We cheered and clapped when appropriate. It was very nice. You know, I initially didn't care too much for the speech -- I actually thought he was upstaged by the minister who followed him. Then I went back and read it on CNN and was much more moved. It encompassed a lot about us and what we've done -- and now need to do.

WADDLER26.2 said...

I did not vote for him but it was a very inspiring speech.

Deene said...

i really really want to believe his words and hope for change and truth. i'm very interested in his first moves specifically how issues with Gitmo will be handled.

Irene said...

My husband wasn't an Obama supporter either, but the speech impressed him. Unfortunately, that's how the world still sees things -- by race, sex, religion, etc. I wish we could live in a world where they didn't have to make a big deal about Obama being the first African American president, and that Biden is the first Catholic Vice President. I agree with you. It really shouldn't matter. We, as a country, still have a long ways to go.

I hope you're doing much better, too! My thing was just a day, and that flu shot better work!

I really liked that, regardless of who you voted for, is that there was more people voting this time. There was more awareness. As for the cake, my family and my son's friends polished it off. :)

I'm sure you've heard the song before, too. :) I might 'troll Youtube to see if it's on there by the original artist. Yes, the minister afterward did upstage Obama a bit. :)

Same with my husband. :)

There is always hope. I believe he already did something with Guantanamo today.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope the shot works for you too! I was going to get one on my last visit to the doc, but I was sick and he couldn't give it to me. Go figure!

Irene said...

Me too! They never give you the flu shot when you're sick.