*I'm so glad that the "election season" is over. And while I hate talking politics, I will say that we're one of the very happy households in the country this morning. I have to say though, that I empathize with many people out there...people who are feeling as upset as I am elated. I haven't forgotten how that feels. Eight years ago was particularly painful, so yeah...I get it. But you know, this country is so full of good, honest, caring people. And I think there's so much more that people agree on than they disagree on. I so hope that Obama can prove the doubters wrong, for everyone's sake. I hope that "the right" will give him a chance, and just as strongly, I hope that "the left" doesn't forget that every person's opinions count, not just those who agree with them.
*And one final note on politics...my kiddos surprised the heck out of me last night. Annie was tracking the election results as they came in, coloring in her own little map. It was an assignment for school, but she was really enjoying it. But what was so shocking was how the boys were so into it all. They were just glued to the television with the rest of us. Their bedtime rolled around, and we just didn't have the heart to tuck them into their little nests. After all, some things are more important than a good night's sleep...and how awful it would have felt to stifle their interest in the whole thing. They were so cute, wrapped up in their blankets, lounging on the floor, cheering like crazy when Obama won a state. Not a one of them, not even Annie, managed to stay awake quite long enough, but it was the first question out of each of their mouths this morning. What a great thing it will be if kids across this country--red, blue, purple, green, and tangerine--all stay this interested in what happens in our incredible nation.
*I'm forced to admit that I lack discipline. Exhibit A: This whole blogging schedule plan of mine is not working all that well. I do great with Monday, so-so with Tuesday and Wednesday, and then just totally fall apart for the rest of the week. I may just have to chalk this one up as a failed experiment. Exhibit B: This whole laying off the challenges thing isn't going too well either. While I've stopped "officially" signing up for every challenge that strikes my fancy, I'm beginning to pile up an awful lot of new ones "unofficially". I'm pathetic.
*I've been wondering if there is such a thing as Adult-Onset ADD. And I don't think I'm kidding. The last few months, I feel as if I've been losing my mind. I'm so frazzled, and can't seem to stay focused enough to get anything truly done. Rich tells me that I just need to learn to sleep once in a while and that I need to stop trying to do so much. Maybe he's right, I don't know. I just know that it's quite unsettling to feel as if your brain has been replaced with someone else's.
*I'm craving apple butter.