Jeremy biked to DC for Barack’s big day. It was cold, exciting and a long ride. He estimates that it was about 30 miles back and forth. We spent the day at our cousin’s house eating sandwiches and bagels and watching the inauguration on a 42 inch HDTV. I have never spent time in front of such a grand TV, it’s almost like being there (except not so cold).
I have been preoccupied this weekend thinking about being Edda’s mom. We have started drawing up our wills and also all this extra focus of Edda starting kindergarten has thrown me for an emotional loop which I do not like being in. I spoke with a friend last week who has a disabled son and we talked about whether it was possible to be happy if your child has a long-term disability. She is not so sure if it is possible, I told her that I needed to believe that it was possible, otherwise, what is the point of it all? The pursuit of happiness – that’s what I’m doing.
Maybe in response to that conversation, I was a little determined this weekend to take Edda to see a little more of the world. She spends so much time at home, there is so much more to do! That’s why we did the crazy ice skating thing. I had no idea how it would work out – would Edda yell her head off? would she fall to the ground immediately and break an ankle? – she did neither. We went around twice.