No, we did not watch O'Bama's speech. My husband brought the transcript home and I have yet to read that. It isn't that I disapprove of any speech which encourages our children to make the most of their education and the minds God blessed them with, but my husband and I can influence (and have influenced) our children better in a lifetime of examples and words than O'Bama can in...what?...15 minutes? So if, and when, I see the need, I can find the speechand several usable resources online to use at my discretion. That's my right and that's my freedom.
Today, we began the day and school year with a low-Latin Mass and covered-dish luncheon in celebration of our Blessed Mother's birthday.