I was so shaken by the news of Maggie’s illness on Friday evening that I didn’t start on all the chores I wanted done before Awesome Nephew came to take care of Dad yesterday until midnight. By the time I was finished, I just had time to shower and dress before leaving for the Restoring Honor rally so I could help GOProud pass out stickers from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Smithsonian Metro stop. When I got home I couldn’t sleep until after seeing Dad to bed, so I was up for around 36 hours. Instead of napping this afternoon, I’m taking Dad to an Ironbirds game, so I won’t write about the Restoring Honor rally until tomorrow when I’ve had more sleep and I feel better. All I will say about it right now is that it is a surreal experience to hear speaker after speaker talk about liberty, equality, justice for all and unalienable rights when they are passionately committed to ensuring that I don’t have any of those things because I am a lesbian. I left early after Alveda King worked a shot at gay equality into her speech. The exceptions to this were Gov. Palin and Glenn Beck, who both seem to find the high road — especially Gov. Palin. I am more grateful to her for that than ever.