Today is Tuesday, the day before the Inauguration. I so hope all goes well.
All Wednesdays of 2021, have been full of tension...at the Capitol and everywhere.
The first Wednesday of 2021 will never be forgotten.
On Jan. 6, Don and I followed the horrifying news, with texts from family and friends. We were on the first day of our road trip, from TX to OR. We saw these images later, on the hotel TV.
A week ago, the House gathered in the same space that was invaded a week before.
Representatives who feared for their lives in this very room, gathered again. Trump was impeached for the second time.
January 20, 2021
Tomorrow, the Inauguration will happen, under tight security at the Capitol.
25,000 National Guard Troops will be on duty. Every State Capitol has been prepared for protests or violence.
Transfer of Power
Very early tomorrow, the Trumps will leave the White House and head to Mar-A-Lago. They will not welcome the Bidens to the White House. The last president who refused to attend his successors' inauguration, was Johnson in 1869.
If Trump had conceded and shown support, we could all feel less worried. We don't need Trump's angry supporters causing more problems tomorrow.
This memory is a refreshing reminder! The Bush daughters welcomed the Obama daughters in 2009! This is an example of how "kids" can help with a smooth transfer of power.
But all seems calm tonight. So far.
200k flags cover the National Mall, representing people who cannot attend the Inauguration.
Tonight there are 400 lights illuminating the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Each light honors 1,000 Americans, who have died of Covid-19. Tomorrow morning there will be a memorial service before Inauguration.
I think tomorrow will be a good Wednesday.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!