Friday, January 23, 2009
What a difference a day makes. We not only have a complete turn around from the secretive, lawless previous administration, but we have hope for the first time in eight years. It is like the sun shining through the clouds after a rain storm. President Obama is wasting no time in overturning the directives of the Bush era and changing the whole atmosphere of government.
I hope the Administration's luck has been better this week than mine has. The 'know it alls' are already critiquing his actions and I am happy to say that I think this man, Barack Obama, is so sure of himself that the naysayers comments will not have a negative influence on him. He is capable of ignoring contrary information unless it has merit; then he is wise enough to listen. That's a rare attribute and one that will stand him in good stead.
A day made a difference in my life also. My step-daughter, Lynne was due to arrive for a week of fun and chatting. Unfortunately, she baby sat her youngest grandchildren and the boy, Mason, had a cold. Sadly, Lynne came down with it a day before she was to leave. We both thought it prudent for her to delay her trip. We were both disappointed, of course, but I think we made the right decision.
(Lynne is the one on the left of the first photo and, of course the one wearing a jacket is me. It seems that I am always cold when I leave the Arizona sun. They kid me a lot in California.)'
(The second photo is of the grandchildren Lynne took care of. Mason, the baby, is the culprit who gave Lynne the gift of a cold. How could such a sweet innocent child do that to his grandmother? Maddie, his sister, is about to kiss him. In later years I am sure she will not get away with that. )
Our weather had been beautiful with temperatures reaching 80 degrees in the afternoon. Yesterday it all changed. We had rain off and on all day and this morning is no different. It is only 60 degrees now and probably won't get better. Maybe fate had a hand in Lynne having to delay her trip.
I spent most of yesterday trying to solve a computer glitch that prevented me from seeing my e-mail. I had a doctor appointment and had to leave the problem for a few hours. Upon returning home I tackled the situation again and finally achieved success. I am now a day behind in reading my blogs. Arrrgh!
I have another computer problem that I wish one of you tech savvy people could help me with. I have been informed that the link to my blog doesn't work. I have done everything I can think of to solve this problem, but apparently my efforts have been wasted. Aren't computers so much fun? ~: ( .
This is 'finis' on today's ramblings. Maybe I will be more inspired the next day. As Scarlett said, "I will think about that tomorrow."