Saturday, January 17, 2009

Four Days and a New President

Nose to the grindstone, hand to the plow, rear in gear for one whole week bought me a chore-lite four day weekend.

This is good.

School lessons completed.

House clean.

Laundry washed, sorted, stowed.

Shopping done, menus devised.

Bills paid and mailed.

Dog washed.

Cars washed and fueled.

Dead petunias and other freeze-killed plants plucked and composted.

Created freedom. Space. Rest.

I know it won't last, I see the storms on the horizon waiting to dump on me. But for today I turn my back on them and take the ease...and choice.

MLK Day offers a three day weekend for our family which we are extending by a day in order to watch Tuesday's Inauguration of President-elect Obama. Historical events ought to have stillness and observance around them if possible, don't you think? A day or a moment? To aid in remembrance?

Always looking for an excuse to have a party in winter (summer presents opportunities right and left!) I'm claiming this weekend to celebrate heritage, equality, and opportunity.

Nothing of importance to say but something of importance to ponder.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and President Obama.

Fascinating world.

5 comments:

tony said...

The Inauguration Is Getting Big Coverage Here in the UK. I See He's On The Train To Washington as I type!

Beario said...

Hi, Mom! It's nice to just relax! I am FINALLY logging on again. Hopefully the rest of the weekend will be relaxing and nice!


P.S I am glad you like my picture of Sammy!

Cherie said...

It's amazing the way news travels all around the world in real-time, isn't it, Tony. Makes me relieved that I'm not famous! ;)

Caroline: I LOVE the photo you took of Sammy. He looks how I felt when I wrote this post. Good job!

As for the weekend, so far so good, eh.

thebookbaglady said...

I wanted to catch you today at church and say hello, but somehow I missed you. It sounds like you had a productive day! I wish I could say the same. The fog zapped me on Saturday and today I had to get out and have a sun fix.

Love, Gretchen

Cherie said...

I saw you waaaay over there and meant to get to you, too. Then I got to talking and before I knew it, we were out the door.

Wasn't the sun GRAND!! Hope it revitalized you as it did us.