Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I voted, did you?
I count it a privilege to have the opportunity to vote. We take that for granted in most elections, and sadly, many countries around the world don't have that freedom. Because I value this great country that we live in, I try to keep up on key issues and vote responsibly in every election. This morning was no different. Nathan went to vote at 7:30 this morning, as soon as he got home from work. Our polling place isn't usually crowded, but he had to wait 30 minutes. When he got back, I went and voted without having to wait in line at all. I'm guessing that I missed the "vote before work" crowd.
Now, we wait. Not that it will make a difference, but I'll most likely stay up to see how the election plays out. I've gathered lots of stuff to keep me busy on the couch this evening so that I won't miss anything. Although, I may pop in a movie at the beginning so that I don't get bored. One can only take so much "electoral" talk.
Hopefully, this won't drag out for too long. Anyone remember 2000 and the hanging chads? I was teaching 2nd grade at the time and did a presidents/voting unit with my class. They were so excited to color in their electoral map the day after the election to show which states were won by each candidate. Gore's states were blue and Bush's states were red. And then there was poor Florida. We colored and re-colored that state so many times that it turned out purple instead or red or blue.
So, I voted today, how about you? Leave me and comment and share your story. I'm sure we'll have lots to talk about tomorrow.