Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Gloom, Doom and Glory Days
Exciting things have happened since my last post. THE most over the top thrill being the inauguration of our 44th President. I had a joyous day watching the news... for a change. I wished I was there, I felt like I was there. It was so cold in Oregon, and in my house, watching it on TV that morning I felt like I was there. I somehow managed to tear myself away for the 20 minute ride over to Daves where there was a fire, and someone to share it with.
After 8 painful years of George W. Bush, I feel like we have turned a whole new page. The unprecedented elation that was shared around the world is a breath of fresh air despite the fact that our economy is circling the drain. Our collective tears of joy emphasized the three words, Yes We Can.
The news in general these days is so unsettling, it seems that no matter if you are listening to NPR, the network news or Coast to Coast, its nothing but doom and gloom. I'm welcoming the new mindset, I have faith we can surface and rise from fear to hope and gain the respect we have lost around the globe.
I've started working with a new publication and as well as designing display ads, I'm also working on marketing materials for The Senior Fair they are putting on in June at RCC.
On the homefront, Dave has adopted a dog and Maggie has a new best friend. Pepper was found through an ad in the local paper, from a young couple that just had a baby. She is 5 years old and does all kinds of tricks. They are so similar in some ways, and yesterday after a few rounds of growling at each other around food issues, I watched them standing side by side looking out the window, their tails wagging in perfect unison.
I'm thinking, maybe they should be making a non-partisan training video for those Washington politicians....?