Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Hodgepodge

I know that everyone is anxiously waiting for midday tomorrow when we will officially have a new President. It feels like all of the hopeful cliches rolled into one; a new day dawning.

The polls are so encouraging; the people know Obama can't do it all in 100 days and they are not going to be impatient. It took eight years to get in this mess and it will take years to get out of it.

Wouldn't I just forget that tomorrow is a huge day for America and schedule a doctor's appointment for that day? I will have to read the coverage on other blogs when I get home.

I know Obama's inauguration speech is going to be a big one for the history books since he is writing it himself. It will be repeated over many times and I will have to hear it later. My prediction is that there will be at least one memorable line like JFK' s "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead, what you can do for your country." We need to be
reminded of that again and I feel sure that President Obama will do so.

With company coming in two days I am taking the easy way out this week and only posting things that came to my e-mail box or articles of interest. I know this is a 'cop out' but my surgeon said it takes from six to nine months to return to normal and it hasn't been two months since my surgery so I will use that as another excuse for not being faithful to my blog. Do please visit now and then to see what I find interesting. For today, you can't beat Maxine.

I am proud to accept an award, Certified Honest Blogger, from Ugich Konitari who writes a marvelous blog named Gappa. I feel honored to accept this badge because of the words that Ugich added. She said I was the most honest blogger she knew and had more guts than anyone. She also added that I was the oldest blogger. There are others older than I, but I guess Ugich doesn't read them. I am old, I try to be honest, but I am not sure about the guts part. Maybe writing about touchy subjects earns me a smidgeon of that label.

I am passing the badge on to two other bloggers who probably deserve it far more than I do.

  • Rain of Rainy Day Thoughts
  • Ronni of Time Goes By


Betty said...

For some reason, none of the Maxine cartoons came through. Is anyone else having this problem?

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yep, I don't get the cartoons either Darlene.

Congrats on the award sweetie...well deserved for sure. You are definitely one of the most honest bloggers I know...beautifully so. I also couldn't agree more with your two choices, who are also have honest and beautiful writing styles as well.

Darlene said...

Betty, I don't know. I don't think anyone else has looked at my blog yet. I will try adding them from another source.

Darlene said...

Can you see Maxine now? I had to save each one to my hard drive and enter them individually. There has to be an easier way. Sigh.

Kay Dennison said...

I agree!!! Ihave seen Obama with a magic wand to wave and make it all better overnight. It's gonna be a long and rocky road to recovery from the past 8 years.

Love the Maxines!!!!

Don't apologize -- we want you to get better!!! Just do your R&R and do what you can when you can.

Darlene said...

Thank you, Kay.

andy said...

Those cartoons are brilliant! Thanks for the chuckle :-)

kenju said...

Darlene, I'm sorry you won't be able to hear the speech live, but I know it will be worthy of listening to many times in the future.

Maxine is great, isn't she? I never tire of her! (or you).

Thanks for putting me in your blogroll!

Rain said...

Thank you very much for that, Darlene :) I really appreciate it. When we blog, often we don't even know if anybody reads it; so it's especially nice to have give me this award. I agree with her giving it to you also as you definitely are one who calls it as you see it.

The Maxine cartoons were very funny

Marylou said...

Gotta love Maxine..."let me know if you suddenly become interesting"...She humbles the soul...