I Felt More Thankful Earlier

I started to write a post. I was about three paragraphs in. They just called my state for Obama and I’m afraid that this race is over. I’m now too depressed to write my whole post so, without further ado:

Five Things I’m Thankful For Today:

  1. My mother complains when I write about diaper blow-outs. If she only knew the things that I don’t tell you about. With that in mind, today I am very grateful for disposable bleach wipes. ‘Nuff said.
  2. Barnes and Noble. When it became apparent that Sean plans on having election coverage on all evening, I headed out for a new book on human trafficking (amazingly, B&N had the one I wanted).
  3. Having the flexibility to take my kids to the polls (and count it as school time) because I teach N~ at home. It really was an educational experience for them, and W~ and N~ have spent the day asking questions about McCain and Obama.
  4. The way E~ cracks himself up when he shakes his head “no” at me. Nothing beats the joy of a baby.
  5. The availability of information. I love to learn, and we live in a time where it is so easy to do. Bookstores, libraries, the internet–we have an amazing wealth of information available to us. I think of all of the people in the world who don’t even have the advantage of being literate, and I am so grateful for how available information is to anyone in this country who wants to access it.

Sigh. I should have done that earlier in the day. I’m going to go read my book now. Or maybe work on changing my blog theme.

What’s the appropriate length of mourning for the death of this country as we know it?

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Filed under Homeschooling, I think my head might explode, NaBloPoMo, politics, Thirty Days of Thankfulness

4 responses to “I Felt More Thankful Earlier

  1. Three years? Three years from now we’ll start a whole new election cycle. As much as I hate the length of the election season, I can’t wait for the next one. I’ve had heartburn for 3 days and just today I realized it was from stress over the election! Good grief.

  2. I agree with you COMPLETELY on ability to gain information. Being in Ukraine has made me realize how much I used the internet to locate anything and everything. Whenever I need a certain item, I would look up the number or on the website of a company to see if they carry it. While here, you have to just go to every store you can think of to find it…what a waste of time!

  3. Only until we start working to bring in change during the mid-term elections in 2010! 🙂

  4. Cheer up! It’s a good thing that happened … great, even. People in this small island nation I live in are thrilled … and hopeful for the first time in 8 years.

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