Ben and I have been talking about getting new furniture for years- and now that the economy is in ruins and everyone is worried about paying the bills, we decided to splurge on this wonderful luxury. Yes, I admit, we probably should not have done it. But, I was tired of having our mattress on the floor (yes, the floor), and when we went shopping we both fell in love with this set. I am very excited- for hours we moved around our mattress trying to figure out the best placement of all the furniture, and even though our bedroom is huge, the space still seems limited (the agony of having a king-size bed). So, this was the best we came up with- Dani, you will have to come visit so you can give us your architectural expertise to help us out! You better come up soon:) This was a wonderful change for Ben and I!!!!
Of course, last night was an incredibly exciting night for Democrats. But, I also hope that in a small way, it was also exciting for Republicans. McCain gave a beautiful speech last night, and he talked about how now we are a nation "no longer scarred by racism." This was such a defining and wonderful moment in our nation's history- and I would even go out on a limb and say that a black man winning the presidency is more poignant then if a woman had won. I think the African Americans have been forced to endure much more hate and pain then women in this country- but that is a side note, and I am sure there are many who disagree.
At any rate, I believe we should all at least be excited that racial tensions seem to be coming to their last days- let's at least hope they are.
I will admit, though, that now there will be great pressure on the Dems to change the face of this country. They won even greater control of the house and senate, and now they will also have a Dem. president, but with that comes a lot of responsibility. This is the same situation the GOP faced 8 years ago, and it is not an easy situation because you get blamed (probably correctly) for what happens. So, while I am very excited, I am also cautious. I believe that Obama means what he says- that he believes America can be greater then what it is right now, and I believe that he will do all he can to make this nation the best it can be. I hope, in four years, if he is able to cut health care costs, create more jobs, cut down abortions by cutting down unwanted pregnancies (something he has talked in depth about doing), that we will all be willing and able to say that he is a great leader and a great man. If, however, we are worse off in four years then we are now, if Congress and Obama are unable to accomplish the tasks at hand, I will be willing to admit that it is yet again time for a change. Only time will tell which course this country is heading!
But, one thing is for certain: Obama is OUR next president, and we now must all work together from both sides of the aisle to better our country! For now, though, I will be curious to see what kind of a puppy Obama's cute little girls will have running around the White House!
What a great looking First Family!