Today was a day for change.
Today, our country inaugurated it’s first African American president. I missed a huge chunk of the festivities because the web sites that we were trying to watch at my office were overwhelmed & then our internet went out. I did get to hear Obama’s speech later, though. And I am very proud to live in Delaware right now [Go, Joe!].
Today, I turned a quarter of a century old.
Growing up, I never knew how important it was that the inauguration was on my birthday. I think I was always kind of perturbed that we didn’t get the day off of school. Today, as I watched a man who, not quite 60 years ago wouldn’t have been served at a restaurant in the south, be sworn in as the President of the United States of America, I smiled to myself. Regardless of your political affiliation, you cannot deny that this country has come a long, long way. My son is going to grow up in a different world than the one I grew up in & I love it.
I got some pretty amazing gifts, too. My in laws got me a copper pot. I’ve been in search of one so that I can find a decent homemade apple butter recipe. I can’t wait for it to get here so that I can try it out. Butter went out & got me a WiiFit. I’m not sure how he came up with the money for it, but he’s amazing. Oh, and the state of Delaware got me a gift, too. Jury duty. Thanks, Delaware.
I’ve been bugging Husband for several months about trying cloth diapers out. Yesterday, he gave me the go ahead to order a trial kit from JilliansDrawers.com. As soon as I measure Butter, I’m going to go ahead & order them. It’s a total of seven diapers, all different kinds. You get to keep them for 21 days & then if you don’t like them, you return them for a refund of everything but $10. I’m more excited than I probably should be, but it’s definitely something that I’m looking forward to doing. Part of this stems from my desire to make us a more “green” family. The other part stems from the fact that babies with “fluffy butts” are absolutely adorable! I’ll be sure to post pictures when I get them. 🙂
With that, I’m going to go. I started playing with the WiiFit & I’m sweating! We’re going out with my best friend & a group of people for our birthday [Best Friend’s is today, too!] & I need to get a shower before we leave…. No one likes a stinky birthday girl!