The cashier in the grocery store today--the only adult I have spoken to all day besides Jeff--said she is hard at work planning her inauguration brunch. Trust me to have my head in the sand until a day before and start tuning in around noon, but thankfully she told me that our great Michelle Obama's lovely husband will be sworn in at 8:30 am Pacific time on the 20th. She's all, I think everyone is taking the day off. Everyone I invited has asked to bring someone. (It is not worth mentioning, but I will, that she did NOT invite me.)
And I probably couldn't take the day off anyway, what with my new job and not having EARNED enough time off yet. However, I could probably cash in on some of the FLEXIBILITY I have and come in late. Bake a coffee cake, slurp some extra coffee, blubber like idiot etc. How does it work? He gets sworn in at 8:30 and then goes right to the podium? I'm getting a little choked up thinking about it.
I think I was actually living in DC when GWB was inaugurated and I think there was some kerfuffle about a few people trying to go to the Mall to watch, but mostly I think I just had a normal day. It's all fuzzy. But this one? THIS? Must watch. It's all historic and stuff, yes, but this man can give a SPEECH, people.
And watch, because Michelle is probably--and I really think this is quite likely--going to hold up a sign saying Nora, we need you in the White House to co-head the Work/Family Balance Sucks In America And Universal Health Care Would Take Care of A Lot of The Suckiness Initiave, but only two days a week so you can be with your family and write your blog. Hurry!
So how will your routine be different on January 20? Or not?