I knew it would be momentous.
I hadn’t allowed for the fact that I would spend most of it in a fog. Elusive sleep last night was no help. At 5.00am I gave in and made a pot of green tea and toast. Taking it back to bed with me I listened to the Shipping Forcast on BBC Radio 4. I suddenly realised that it was the third forecast that I heard in 24 hours without a wink of sleep.
It was much too cold and early to get up so I snuggled down once more in the hope that sleep might overtake me. Toast in bed was a bad idea, crumbs manage to get everywhere no matter how much I try to keep them on a plate.
I struggled through the morning planning to relax and follow the Inaugeration of President Barak H Obama late on this afternoon. I gave in eventually and went back to bed, this time sleep took over and I woke just in time to hear the swearing in of both The Vice President and President Barak H Obama.
What a wonderful speech! I felt it hit the right note and had I been an American my chest would have burst with pride! Now please stop comparing him to his predecessors and mentioning his skin colour, and allow him to be his own man and get on with the job in hand.
Does it matter the colour of the cat, so long as it catches the mice!
At lunchtime the Nominations for most of the categories in the the Irish Blog awards 2009 were announced. With so many new and talented blogs out there I was surprised and delighted to see my name on the list for Best Personal Blog. There are about 80 blogs listed in this category with some amazing talent, and yes, I feel humbled to be there among them. To those who took time to nominate me I say a BIG thank you!
May the best Blog win.
The Logo is thanks to Eolai