Happy Election Day!
I did vote today–I think this was the second time in my life I voted in a midterm election. The polling place is an easy two block walk from my house. It was less hectic than last time (two years ago), and less exciting. But that’s okay, I did my civic duty, right? I even brought my sample ballot along with the answers marked down so I would know how to vote, very responsible of me!
I remember voting in 2004 in Cleveland–that was the year the voting places were completely overrun. I was lucky and only had to wait in line (in a smelly, damp, very crowded hallway) for about 30 to 45 minutes before getting to vote. Others had to wait for hours. It was raining that day.
Today is very sunny, as was Election Day in 2008. Hmm. I can’t recall 2006. I remember it was cold.
I mention this all MAINLY because I’m sure most people are just sick and tired of the campaigning. I know I am. So much negativity all the time on the radio, tv, computers, etc. So today, what I am thankful for is this: the campaigning is over! (for now). THANK YOU!! Of course, it’s bittersweet as I know tomorrow the word referendum will just be used over and over again…but nonetheless at least the campaigning is done. So that is something to be thankful for 🙂