Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Definition of Hell....

Hell is when your husband carelessly says 'Oh, I need two baby presents for work. One boy, one girl.' And you have a beautiful baby granddaughter, the same size. So you are forced to spend the afternoon buying adorable things for other people's babies.

Or maybe it's Heaven, now that I think about it.

Daughter of COG, you should expect another package early next week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day After the Election, 2008

For the first time in many years I feel proud of America.

I remember when Reagan was running the first time and we were visiting family in England and I scoffed and said there was no way he could win. I was wrong, and ever since then, I've felt like I had to defend and apologize for America when I was abroad.

It has gotten worse in the last 8 years, but now, finally, I feel I can hold my head up high as an American in the world.

We, the people, did good.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

The Geezer left before 7 am this morning telling me he was on his way to vote. I asked who he was going to vote for and he said he hadn't decided yet.

This made me giggle because we have been joking about The Undecideds for months. I decided before people had actually announced their candidacy's. The Geezer took a little longer, but not much.

It's an absolutely beautiful autumn day here so Dog of COG and I walked to the polling place. Which was a good thing because the traffic was backed up for a mile in either direction. There were lots of people who chose to walk, quite a festive atmosphere among people on foot. Gossip amongst us produced the information that when the polls opened at 7 am, there was a line stretched around the side of the building.

Before I left for the polls, I watched the whole of the speech Barack Obama made in Philadelphia, the speech that has been called 'The Race Speech'. I had only seen fragments of it before. It was worth taking the time (37 minutes) to watch. A stunning and graceful speech. Click Here to watch it.

The two towns in New Hampshire that are always the first to vote have had a landslide for Obama. In Dixville Notch, Obama got 15 votes to McCain's six. In Hart's Location, Obama got 17 and McCain only 10 (and two for Ron Paul, none for Ralph Nader). We'll see how the rest of the country goes later today.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The COG is Romantic

You have to love the thoughtful kind of guy who brings you romantic gifts. Today the COG came home from work with a sweet gift for me. My very own flu shot.

What a guy!