Thursday, November 11, 2004

Back to Reality

So, the Election is over, and the Good Guys won. I find myself thanking God nearly every day for His gift of a second term for President Bush. Whenever I am tempted to gloat, I am snapped to by thankfulness, thankfully. As a result, and due to a lack of time to cruise the blogs, I have not been reading much of the hand-wringing of the Koses and Atrioses of the world. I think this is a good thing. But I have been diligently reading Lileks - (jeepers, I even ordered two copies of his book! One for me, and one for Pops-in-law, the architectural engineering techie consultant) - and he and Hewitt and Ingraham have been helping me to adjust to a world without the tension of an upcoming battle-for-the-ages-that-the-fate-of-the-world-depends-on to ride.

Thankfully, I've been able to take a few days to r&r at my sister's in Kelowna. My bro-in-law got Halo 2 the day it came out, of course, and I'm looking forward to wasting much time with that over the next 3 days. Forget about work for a while, kick back and get healthy after 10 days of strepp throat. It is very nice to have a place to go where you can be at home without being at home!

Saw the in-laws off on the plane this morning on our way out of town. A pretty good visit; they worked their tails off, as usual, but I tried not to feel too guilty, and was generally successful.

I'm hoping to be able to play a bit with Robin's newish digital camera. Maybe I can figure out how to get out of the menu and into picture-taking mode, finally. Hopefully bro-in-law will let me play with his movie camera a little as well, so I can get some footage of the kids before they're all in college. Maybe I'll even post it!