There’s a new President in my Coffee!

88/365 ~ Inauguration Coffee
Inauguration morning coffee with Obama.  Yay!  Another Christmas gift from Ernie’s folks.  Love it!

I’m not left handed, but had to hold it this way so you could, you know, see the design. 😛

I was on campus by the time the big event rolled around.  The Student Activities Center held an event in one of the conference rooms.  Cool.  Thought I’d see my writing prof, Kelcey, but don’t know where she ended up. Saw a few of my students from last semester.

I started choking up a little when Biden was took the oath.

So maybe Obama and Justice Roberts shoulda rehearsed beforehand?  Not that I’m gonna fault our President.  Roberts did kinda make it seem like he was taking that pause. And that probably set Obama into a little tailspin. At least it makes him human.  Though we probably would’ve crucified W. for it.  Right?  But that’s beside the point. Heh.   I woulda been nervous up there too.  There’s always Inauguration 2013 to make up for it. 🙂

His speech was beautiful.  This is not going to be one of those blogs that analyzes everything.  I just know I feel a little more safe and calm and optimistic.  This country got a little re-boot this afternoon.  We can always use a re-boot in our lives sometimes, however big or small.

Aretha did pretty well.  Totally made up for that dreadfully tragic appearance on Dancing with the Stars. 😛  Loved her hat.

I liked the poem.  I’ll have to look it up and re-read it. 🙂

It’s all a beautiful thing.

Had class this afternoon, which I think went pretty well.  We’re getting into our groove.  Then early dinner at Hacienda with Ernie and Sam.  Ern’s at rehearsal, and I have Personal Response Papers I can start to look at and maybe pass out for a little bit.  Something like that.

CHEERS!

Lake Effect

28/365 ~ Lake Effect

Winter comes early to Northern Indiana. This was taken yesterday. This is the only shot in which I’m really smiling. So I picked this one. While not exactly happy about shoveling, there is something beautiful about the first snow shovel of the year.

Then it gets real old real quick.

Stay warm, everyone. 🙂