We're all here at home today to watch the inaugural news and festivities, and to watch the inauguration itself in just a little over an hour-and-a-half.
Mom (detroit dog, that is) is snuggly in flannel PJ's (just finished last week in my first-ever sewing class!) with a cappuccino and laptop, in front of the TV. (Stimulus-overload, ya think?) TigerLily is stretched out on the floor at my feet. Quasar is snuggled into a corner of the couch (allowed only when his blankie is on it). Dad (the hubby, that is) is having his coffee at his computer in his office.
Outside is about -- well, who knows how much snow by now. It snowed 6 inches on Saturday, and it seems to snow about every 2 or 3 days.
It's all a pretty and comfy scene here in anticipation of what we hope is a good year, and a Presidency of honor, hope, and greatness -- not just for us Americans, but for the world over. I am hoping we are taking great steps toward peace. (And towards making both Election day and Inauguration day national holidays -- work-free days.)
Here is a link to a great New York Times page appropriately titled Picturing the Inauguration: The Readers' Album. It's a collection of readers' photos that have been sent into the paper since January 18.
Wishing you peace and hope,
Veronica (detroit dog) & Alex, Quasar, & TigerLily