Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This is the day!

It's still dark, and I'm at my daughter's house to keep my 3 grandchildren while she and her husband go to the inauguration. She has "purple tickets" that will get her a seat with the staff so she will actually see the inauguration - if they can get from Union Station to the Capitol. I was up at 4:30, to walk Emily and feed the birds before I came...we walked in the dark, but when I got on I-66, the east/west freeway, it was already crowded. I had planned to open Backyard Boutique after the swearing-in and speech, but it's hard to figure how long it will take for Ruthi & Doug to get out of the city - but this is special. It was 18 degrees while I was driving..I think the wind chill is 9!
It's a very hopeful day.

18 comments:

fishing guy said...

Helen: Have fun with the grand kids, this will be a wonderful celebration.

Eve said...

Hope they have a wonderful day! You too Helen.

John Theberge said...

Enjoy your day, stay warm.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Helen. So many people going to DC hoping to just catch a glimpse. If not a glimpse, just to be part of this historic day.

I can't help feeling a little sorry for Obama. What an enormous task he has before him.
Marnie

Shellmo said...

Have a wonderful day with the grandkids! What an exciting day!

TSannie said...

How wonderful for your daughter and hubby! Our school is assembling everyone in the auditorium so we can watch the entire inauguration. I think I would have had to call in sick if they hadn't done that.

It IS a very hopeful day!

The Birdlady said...

Schools here are closed....so many of the parents work for the government, which is closed down today. So the boys and I will watch it together. They are excited - they have followed the whole process.

Bird Girl said...

Have fun with the grandkids and stay warm!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Helen, you are a five-star mother and grandmother! Your daughter is very lucky. Have a good day with the children. You are so right...it is a very hopeful day.

George said...

What an exciting day for all of you. Just stay warm!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hope you have a wonderful day with your grandchildren, Helen.
Hugs,
Betsy

2sweetnsaxy said...

(Big grin.) I'm watching with tears occasionally rolling down my cheeks. What a moment in time!
:-D

Mary said...

How terrific to know someone who will be there! and the fun of looking about the Grandkids is just extra fun :-)

Glennis said...

Such a big day for all Americans, a very long and cold one for you, but you will enjoy the grand children and they will remember they were with you for this great day. Lucky children to actually be there.
Even we expect so much from the new president, I wonder how he can cope with such expectations!

Tina said...

Helen,
Hope you had a great day with your grandchildren and enjoyed the celebration as shown on tv. a historic day for sure.

Jayne said...

How cool that they got to really BE THERE! It was such a special day indeed. Hope shines. :c)

Stacey Huston said...

I hope your daughter and husband travel safe... that is ALOT of people in one small area.. stay warm

Arija said...

Oh you are a good grandma, what a thrill for all of you!