It's Inauguration Day!
This is the first Inauguration that I've lived through in proximity to DC... we moved here in 2002, and our first fall was solidly in the first term of George W. (It was also the autumn of the Beltway Snipers, but who's keeping track?)
The excitement, even out here in the 'burbs, is palpable. Whether you voted for him or not, there's a feeling of hope in the air. It's tempered with a fair amount of skepticism, let's be honest. But things really do feel...well, different.
With history changing on my doorstep, I'm keeping my distance from the District...but I will be glued to the tube. (Traffic, between the ceremonies and all those who are trying to get to work, will be simply atrocious. Better to watch on TV than listen from my car radio on the highway.) Fuzzy slippers, coffee, cat and dog curled up in close proximity...watching history in the making. Pretty cool.
- Smartwool socks.
- Jacuzzi tubs.
- New wiggle room in my clothes - yay!