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The Sweet Taste of Hope

Just had to post a photo of these cupcakes I made (with my husband's help) for our landlady's Inauguration Day party on Tuesday night:


I piped the frosting and put the sprinkles on these cake-mix cupcakes while Lugh printed and cut out the Barry heads.

"I think it's safe to say that Obama won't be spending an evening in the future cutting out pictures of my head a couple dozen times," he said.

Congratulations to our new First Family but more than that, congratulations to our nation for demonstrating its ideals.

Dear God: Thank You


Today I came home to a brand new country with Barack Obama as our Commander in Chief.

I stayed up late to watch the returns last night from Cabra Castle in County Cavan, Ireland. It took a lot of self-control not to holler with joy when Obama was declared the victor -- this would have awoken the entire castle compound, nestled in a remote country area. It seems it has taken all of history to make this one wonderful moment and to produce this remarkable man. It's just the beginning, but I think it's been worth the wait. Everyone we talked to in Ireland supported Obama.

Above is a photo I snapped this afternoon at a newsagents in Dublin's airport, catching by wonderful coincidence this beautiful Irish little boy playing peek-a-boo with me.