Even when things are busy, I try to make sure I post at least once in a 30 day period. Well, blog fail. (D'oh, I promised not to use that word again cuz it's so overused. oh well.)
Throughout the day today, I will periodically add to this post with short updates or tidbits until it becomes worth posting. So don't expect transitions or good prose or anything (ha, like you were anyway?)
- I won 2 tickets through my work to the Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial called We Are One. Performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington. It will also be like 10 degrees out so I'm not 100% sure we'll be going. Oh, and the tickets get us into the front-most section near the stage. Otherwise the event is free and open to the public.
- On inauguration day itself, I think we're planning to stay home and enjoy whatever food and drinks we please, surrounded by lots of large bags..and heat.
- In the end, I gave 11 knitted/crocheted gifts as Christmas presents: 5 scarves, 2 hats, 2 snowflakes, 1 bag, and 1 pair of socks (though one of those scarves was orig. knit 2 yrs ago, I did some tweaking and wrapped it up). It was fun but totally exhausting. I'm now reveling in January as it is the month of knitting for me. A pair of socks for my feet will be finished shortly :)
- E* went on his last residency interview today!!!! Congrats babe! Now he has about a month to finalize his rank list to submit to the Central Computer. And March 19th will be a glorious day at the end of a long journey when we'll find out where he'll be doctoring for the next 4 years.
I intended to have more updates here but the day was busier than I expected. Partially due to some serious ticket swapping negotiations when we almost had the opportunity to get 2 "silver standing" tickets to the swearing in ceremony. Unfortunately, that fell through but not without some serious bribe offers on my part.