Monday, November 3, 2008

In which Green Girl Navel Gazes


Daylight savings time didn't really help me much this weekend--we woke up to a dreary, overcast day and then again this morning everything's all foggy. No daylight= a general slump in attitude and activity at our house. Add in too many miniature candy bars and not enough carrots and my sluggishness rivals Morgan Spurlock's at the end of Supersize Me. It's not pretty. I usually don't experience this snarl until December, so winter does not bode well.

I'm anxious for Wednesday--to wake up and know how things will go for the next few years. Like the rest of America, I'm feeling desperate for a sense of direction and (yes, I realize I risk offending the 25% still supporting the Current Occupant--who the heck are you folks, anyway?) strong, capable leadership. I'm also anxious to begin answering my phone again instead of letting the machine catch it and sift out the campaign callers. Our phone rang 6 times yesterday afternoon. Now the children have been trained to NOT answer it, but I'll have to debrief them and retrain them to start picking up on Wednesday. Small price to pay for this election.

There's only one place to head when I feel this way:

22 comments:

  1. Two of my all time favorite movie scenes are from French Kiss.....lactose IN-tolerant!!!! and when she tries to pronounce "Luc"..."luke, leewwwk, loooooc". My French friend named her son Luc, so we always say it at least three different ways!

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  2. I support whoever is in office...may not be the person I voted for, but they always have my support once in. This does not mean I always want them there or like the decisions made.

    I too, am ready for Thursday...because you know some big mix-up will happen and the "real" winner won't be announced until then. Too good for TV ratings.

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  3. Screening here, too. Unless I know your number, I'm not picking up, so stop calling, people.

    (Deep breath. Just have to get through today...)

    Enjoy your walk!

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  4. That looks like a beautiful place to walk when you're stressed.

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  5. I feel the same way. I'm so hopeful, and yet so nervous.

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  6. I finally had to tell myself to stop obsessing over the polls and every increase/decrease in percentage points.

    I'm so ready for Wednesday too!

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  7. Walking sounds like a good idea.

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  8. What? You mean, I have to start answering my phone again when I no longer have the election as an excuse?!?

    I'm right there with you anxiously awaiting the results of this election, fearfully optimistic.

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  9. Blech - so done over here. Let's just MOVE ON shall we?

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  10. I hear ya, Mama. I'm hating daylight savings time ~ but mostly because my body has a built in alarm that I can't find the snooze button for and I was awake at 5:15am instead of 6;15am. Ick!

    Can not WAIT for Wednesday morning... and hope on the horizon. I don't even remember what life was like before W anymore.

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  11. We had thunderstorms last night - how weird is that?

    And I'm with all of the commenters. So ready for this to be over. I'm going to stand in line at 6 am tomorrow - proudly.

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  12. I'll be on the road Weds so can take it all in and will be glad it's all over. Was this the longest campaign I ever remember or what?
    That walk looks awfully nice, GG

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  13. YES! I agree! I just can't wait for Wednesday to come! I just want it over. I can't handle it anymore.

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  14. Ooooooo I may need to visit that place!!!

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  15. Time change bad. Children and dogs still want their dinner on time... even though it is really 4:30 and everyone will be hungry again before bed...

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  16. Thanks for the visit today. Can I come over and walk in your woods sometime? I could use some of that therapy stuff today.

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  17. I like your slug! It's the scienc geek in me. I think those critters are cute.
    I will probably stay up much too late watching election returns. I just hope I don't fall asleep during WKCE testing on Wednesday!

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  18. The sluggishness appears to be nearly universal.

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  19. Oh Baby!

    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement on my blog today, I needed it. I am glad we all live in democracies and our votes count! Little sister in Canada here wishes you all well tomorrow. Good luck and God Bless America!

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  20. Can't you be ex-directory?

    Alternatively you could make your home phone an outbound call centre and keep ringing them....hahahahaha! Bet they would REALLY appreciate your 'support'!

    Any which way it's going to be interesting...we'll miss the Bush'isms...any known knowns.....the political satirists may be harder pushed with Obama.

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  21. Wednesday sounds good to me too.
    A wee bit Wicked though..LOL
    (Sorry about the plug)

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  22. The 25% and the little snail have so much in common!!!!

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