Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day!!!!!!

GRATEFUL: that the lines in my precint weren't long so I could take the kids early, before school, and that the polling place workers were so enthusiastic and nice to them.

PRAYING FOR: all the areas where the above isn't the case.

PROUD: to be part of a great moment in history.

HIGHLY CAFFEINATED: Did you know you can get a free cup of Starbucks coffee today after you vote? Not only that, how about some ice cream?

(You might just need that coffee and sugar to make it through this potentially long night of tv coverage. Hope you have some good knitting too! I'll be back tomorrow with some knitting--maybe a lot--if we have to go into the wee hours. xoxo)


Blogger Nell said...

It's a toss up between coffee or beer for tonight!

Thanks for taking your kids. My parents did that for me and I think it really makes them understand the significance.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Your picture is priceless - full of hope for the future.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You rock for taking your kids...who needs coffee tonight...this is so exciting...we are part of history...your kids are adorable! Go Democracy!

8:37 PM  
Blogger teri springer said...

There was a polling place in Grand Rapids, MI where the wait was up to 3 hours. Now, I know there are other places where the wait is longer but:

This is a low income, predominantly black precinct where voter turn-out is historically low.

There was a RECORD number of FIRST TIME voters there.

NO ONE left because they didn't want to wait.

Thankfully, the weather was not the usual November weather for Michigan. We had record high temps and no rain. And the local Obama Mamas brought out food and bottled water. Chairs were provided to the elderly.

Spirits were good....for the first time many of these people felt their vote COULD and WOULD make a difference!!

Hope- it's a wonderful thing.


8:56 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

What a beautiful picture!

11:43 AM  

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