"Hey mom, do you know what today is? Happy Obama day!"
Yes indeed. Happy Obama day. I got the itch to make something to commemorate this historical moment 2 days ago. I spent most of yesterday stitching, stitching, making a patchwork flag for our big picture window today.
Who knew I had all those great red, white and blue prints in my stash?
(The date at the bottom is a bit hard to see from a distance.)
We will be glued to the tv as much as possible, watching history in the making, and wishing we were standing out there in the cold, clapping our hands and celebrating in DC.
(And Jack is convinced we should have a parade.)
I am sure there will be a joyful tear or two on my part.
Of course we can't have a party without cupcakes.
And music! Here are a few favorites:
We are the ones, will.i.am
This land is your land, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and Tao Rodriguez (I think there might be an issue with HBO removing that version, but good old Woody Gutherie versions are out there too)
And America's Song, via Oprah, various artists , which you can download for free until 5 pm today.
Now go watch history in the making!