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What were you doing (or where were you) for the inauguration on Tuesday?

I was... asleep.

That's right, how patriotic of me, but the baby had gone down for his nap and since we don't have any TV channels my only option was to sit on my bed and hope to catch a internet connection. So I went in my room took one longing look at my pillows and was out before I'd fully hit down.

2 hours later I awoke to my husband creeping across the house--trying to surprise me (he does this and then wonders why I can hear him, I'm forever telling him if he was loud I'd probably sleep right through it but creeping around in the house that's supposed to be empty of anyone but me and el bambino tends to send alarms off in my subconscious and I wake rather quickly). Ralexwin informed me that I'd missed the whole thing.

Rats.

I still haven't gotten around to reading the speech but my sister says it was good. So what were you doing? And what did you think of the whole thing?

Comments

Lisa said…
I currently live in Hyde Park a few blocks from where O'bama and his family live (Or lived before becoming Pres.) So his picture is everywhere, on everyone's shirt, in every window, people passing out books on every corner about him, and flyers taped to every door.

I barely glanced at the parade.
IB said…
I was out-of-town and in business meetings all day. Then, after work I had a business dinner. Back at the hotel I went straight to bed.

Missed the whole damn thing.

IB
Jennifer said…
Listened to what I could on the radio as I was driving Youngest Girl Child to preschool. Then I missed the rest of it because I took the child-free time to get my hair cut. It was worth it. :)
Jenn said…
Hey Charity how are you? I'm excited for you guys and a new baby!!! At this point whats one more? At least that was my thinking.(hahaha)
Stop in on my blog sometime...as for what-I-was-doing on Inuagaration day...
I was at home watching re-runs of JAG. I watched it later in snippets on the news. What can I say...I (heart) JAG!

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