And I'm feelin' good.
Today is the end of one era and the beginning of a new one full of hope and the promise of good things to come.
Last year brought many changes to our lives. We discovered a new love of live music. We travelled more than we ever thought we would. We made some wonderful new friends, had some more great times with current ones and reconnected with ones from the past. We saw some of our friends get married. We ate dinner on the beach. We mourned and are still mourning the passing of Schroeder and Rags. We welcomed the whirlwind of Finn into our house. We saw history with the election of Barack Obama.
Today, Barack Obama becomes our president, and I couldn't be happier. This day ushers in a new era in America, and I'm honored to be alive at this moment in history. With the swearing-in of Obama comes changes in our lives as well.
A couple of weeks ago, we found a new home for our eclectus parrot, Homer. While we miss him, we realized, after five years, that we aren't really what you would call "bird people." Homer was happy and cared for, but he could and will be much happier with someone who he can climb on and snuggle with and do all those other things that actually involve holding a parrot. Homer is an awesome, funny, smart parrot and, as I said, we will miss him, but we're happy for him, too.
Another change for us is that yesterday we purchased our first real set of bedroom furniture. Currently, our bed sits on a metal frame and our furniture is the same stuff I had in my room when I was twelve years old. Our new stuff, to be delivered on Friday, looks like this:
It will most definitely look huge in our room, but I love it and can't wait until it's set up.
We're currently planning a road trip for February that will take us into the land of magnolia blossoms and sweet tea. Pending approval to take time off from work, serious planning for that week-long trip will begin.