What a Day

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

6 thoughts on “What a Day

  1. whoopsadaisy

    Well done on the nomination Grannymar 🙂
    I hope you get a better sleep tonight. Don’t worry if you missed some bits today, it’s being repeated all over the place so you’ll have heard or read everything 17 times by this time tomorrow 😀

  2. kenju

    Thanks, Grannymar, you have captured the way many of us feel today. My heart nearly burst with pride, which has been sorely lacking for the last 8 years.

    Congratulations on your nomination; I hope you win!

  3. Baino

    We just watched the speech (it was on way too early in the morning here) very inspirational without trying to immitate say JFK which was a good thing. He’s got his work cut out for him alright . . .

    Congrats on the nomination Grannymar, did you really think you’d miss out? Wish I could come with.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    @Daisy – Thank you. I did manage to sleep for four hours last night and I feel the better for it today. Now I am ready to catch up on all the pictures from yesterday.

    @Judy – I listened to one UK reporter struggling to find anti Obama blood to interview. He was not very successful!
    Thank you for your kind words.

    @Baino – I think he hit just the right note, positive, optimistic and realistic.
    I wish you could come to Cork too – sure you know half the people who will be there!

  5. Darlene

    Because of the Inauguration and a doctor’s appointment I am a day late in reading my blogs. Congratulations on the well deserved Best Personal Blog nomination.

    I loved your analogy about skin color and the cat. Good one !!!

  6. Grannymar Post author

    Thanks Darlene.

    Growing up with red hair and VERY freckled skin I often teased that I was piebald – neither white nor brown!


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