The Olympics are over and now it's time to move on.
For example, I need to clean my bathrooms again.
Hopefully, over time, my children will stop their annoying refrains of, "No volleyball, no!" and "No more 'lympics, Mommy!"
And, sigh, it's now time to move my focus from fun international rivalries in sport to domestic politics.
To help ease my way down that path, we all piled into the Cool Cool Car on Saturday afternoon and headed up to Springfield for the first public appearance of Obama and Biden. We didn't want to make Ellie skip gymnastics, so we didn't get there in time to actually see the speeches. But we heard them in the car while driving around Springfield. And then we loaded the girls into the stroller and walked around the old courthouse area, buying a t-shirt and enjoying the energy of the crowd.
It's also time to get back on track with other things. Tomorrow I start writing morning pages.