Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Day

This was a very full workday, but I got through it thinking about dinner with Teresa, Jocelyn, Greg and Sharon. Trish had planned to join us but couldn't at the last minute.

We wanted to go out to talk more about the election. Obama got 41% of the vote in Kansas, but only 37% in the county where I live. This is a red state. A blood red state. But, I just keep reminding myself that more than 1/3 of the people around me are in agreement.

After dinner Jocelyn called about something else and we were chatting. I told her I still feel so optimistic, so hopeful. We talked for a bit about how powerful it is that so many people have that feeling of optimism right now. I know that's a positive force. Oddly enough, tonight I checked in a couple of blogs I read and one of them mentioned the very same thing.

I'm so glad it's the weekend. I'm looking forward to doing some things around the house and decorating the tree. I finished the lights last night - I have just a couple of touchups - and this weekend I'm going to work on the ornaments. I love putting ornaments on because so many of them have a memory attached. Ultimately, I'm a sentimental mushball, and Christmas brings that out in me. It's one of the reasons I love it so much.
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