9:45 a.m. Well, my husband and I are sitting on the couch in the family room watching the start of the inauguration. My friend Laurie and I debated back and forth as to whether to go. She's on her way over to watch it with us on the big screen. Regret is starting to set in as I see the television pictures of the people on the mall waiting. The metro station parking lots were already full at 5:30 a.m.
9:55 a.m. I'm feeling better because Charles Gibson on Good Morning America just pointed out that those of us sitting at home watching it on television will see everything as it is happening. (Including the commercials that are on right now.......)
10:30 a.m. and I'm there....in spirit....
11:30 a.m. Laurie and I are watching the inauguration (and I have to admit it is nice and warm inside) and so far I haven't had to wait in line behind her for the bathroom! It's actually going well!
11:45 a.m. Turns out I'm closer than I thought I would be!
11:55 a.m. Aretha just sang. Laurie and I are now experiencing major regret..........
12:00 p.m. Oh, this shot? That's just me and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama! Turns out being there in spirit is pretty amazing too.