Who is excited besides me that there our President gave the commencement speech at Notre Dame last week?
Well, I am off the charts excited for a number of reasons!
No, I have not become a closet Notre Dame fan – but, I am utterly enamored of our President and the calm confidence that emanates from him and surrounds him like an aura.
There in the audience were protesters – yes, in the audience.
No government officials had relegated them to a “sanctioned site” some dozen blocks away.
They were there, in the building.
Moreover, our President handled them with gracious confidence.
Democracy in action… just a few miles south of my house.
It almost makes me giddy!
Last week was a banner week – not only were there protesters, our President actually mentioned Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers. In a sentence that actually made sense! In the 8 years of the Bush Presidency, I do not believe I heard him mention the civil unrest there once.
It is refreshing to have someone in office that cares about what is going on in the world around him.
Adding to all this excitement are what have been a month of “lasts” for my household – as in Heidi’s last classes, Heidi’s last concert, and Heidi’s last day of school – a momentous week to be sure. I have been unexpectedly melancholy about her graduating. I have shed a tear or two, vacillating between wanting to wring her neck and wishing she was just starting high school. Fortunately, the feelings of wishing she was just starting high school have been winning – so she will live to graduate on June 1st!
In addition, there was knitting…in case you were all wondering. FLS is off the needles and on the body and I love it! Pictures coming soon, I promise! I would knit this again! It is the perfect sweater!
This just might become the Summer of Sweaters – I am breezing along with my other summer sweater. Sleeves soon to be cast on…
Also, just to keep things interesting, I have cast on Indigo Ripples II – I have about 3 inches and knitting! Last time, silky wool, this time a little denim-y number!
All this in a week with overtime! Okay – So just, do not expect a well dusted home… seriously.
Anyway, I am off to bed – have a good holiday weekend all!