Thinking ahead to Inauguration Day on Tuesday (believe it or not Dunny got a ticket!!), I was interested (and yes, inspired) by this excerpt from Springsteen's Cleveland speech during Obama's campaign -
"I spent most of my life as a musician measuring the distance between the American dream and American reality. For many... the distance between that dream and their reality has never been greater or more painful. I believe Senator Obama has taken the measure of that distance in his own life and work. I believe he understands in his heart the cost of that distance in blood and suffering in the lives of everyday Americans. I believe as president he would work to bring that dream back to life.
"So I don't know about you, but I want my country back, I want my dream back. Now is the time to stand together with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the millions of Americans that are hungry for a new day, roll up our sleeves and come on up for the rising."In other news, January semi-frugality continues . . . I seem to be border-line obsessive about having a well stocked freezer (not sure this is a pregnancy thing or just a me thing) so yesterday afternoon while listening to the fantastic Imelda May on Dermot O'Leary I went slightly overboard and made ratatouille, sweet potato curry, oatmeal raisin cookies and banana bread. This afternoon my slow cooker has been dusted off for beef bourguignon which I'm quite looking forward to - any good recipes or bits of crock pot wisdom out there gladly accepted!