Let's try for some coherence this morning...
This clip from my favorite political show pretty much sums it up better than I ever could:
We're back, baby! America is back in business, showing herself to be a global force to be reckoned with instead of a bully to be scorned. I'm sorry to be so off the rails these days, but I am just so proud of all of us - each and every one, including the McCain supporters (apart from the ones who are blatantly racist and still insist that Obama is a Muslim terrorist...they can kiss my grits) - who turned out to vote in record numbers and showed that we haven't lost our idealism and fresh-faced optimism. And that white people will vote for a black candidate, even though we still have plenty of race issues to work through as a nation. And that smear campaigns and the politics of fear don't fool us anymore.
I know that we have a lot to work through over the next four years, and I'm sure Obama is going to screw up just like every president does. However, I am just so delighted that we've resoundingly decided to look to the future rather than clinging to what's familiar and seems safe but hasn't been working. I am so proud of us!
And now I have a little something for my mom, who has been waiting oh so patiently to see the kids' Halloween pictures. Here they are - my little dragon and mermaid!
Note that the dragon (who everyone thought was a frog until he turned around and showed them his wings) already has a chocolate-covered face... Our neighbor brought over goodie bags for the kids before we went out trick-or-treating and of course they immediately tore into them.
Sydney's school does a Halloween Parade every year, so we all went to see all the kiddos in their costumes. Here's our girl, looking frighteningly grown up!
And this has nothing to do with Halloween, but it does have to do with Bill's mad construction skillz. Check out the kids' new play structure which was designed on-the-fly and built by their dad!
Here it is being put to good use...
Now, keep your fingers crossed for us that we kick this stupid bug! I am so very ready to feel normal again!