It still takes my breath away to think that in just over a week, this man is going to be sworn is as President of the United States. I'm sure he'll piss me off sometimes, but I really can't think of anyone else I'd rather have as President right now, even if there are people whose list of policies look closer to mine.
I think I've decided against taking the boys downtown, although it kills me a little to be so close and not to be there. But we wouldn't be able to see a thing, and it's going to be cold, and they just don't have that much patience. I took them to see him at the town meeting in Alexandria during the primaries, so they can tell their kids someday that they saw him. (I'm told that my great-great grandmother Betsy Segal saw Mr. Lincoln when he came to New York to give his speech at Cooper Union and she was a little girl.) One of my friends is having a kid-friendly party, so I think we'll go there, and watch on TV and wave flags, and read stories from Our White House.
I'm not going to any of the inaugural balls, but there are a couple of parties that I'm considering. My boss is having a get together on the evening of the 20th, if I can figure out how to get to her house in Maryland from Virginia.
What are you doing?