Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Right

Today is an important day
It is November 6, 2012.
Election Day

As much as I have been bombarded with
all the commercials
the debates
the mail from the candidates to vote for them
Radio annoucements
Tea Party
Swing States
Early Voting
Voter ID
I still take great pleasure honor in walking into the voting booth and casting my ballot.

I feel empowered just waiting in line.  I love the whole process:
telling the polling people my name
having them look for it,
Signing on the dotted line,
and the the  moment when I enter the booth.

I stand in there and absorb what I am about to do.

Many people prior to me have fought for this right,
Stood up to oppression,
just so I can walk to my nearest polling place and vote.

When I am happy, I tend to sing or hum. When I vote, I tend to hum the Jeopardy theme song while I look at my choices.  My little ditty.  I look at both sides and then start pushing the buttons to the people who I feel will do the best job.

I double check my work and then hit the final green button.

As much as I love to do this, it is over way to quickly.

I take great honor knowing I did my part.

Whatever your affiliation, vote.  I am glad I passed this feeling to Donna Marie.

My daughter has done me proud she received an Excellent Voter report Card. She has voted in every election since she was eligible to vote.

She beat me to the voting booths this year! 

Proud American Abbie

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pop Rocks Big Kid Style


Do you ever outgrow it?

Apparently that answer is no!

My grandkids were together for the first time.  It was fantastic! 

They were all dressed, had their bags in their hands, and their parents to guide them through the evening. I gave them their first candy to wish them a great success in getting their sweet treasures. 

Bill went out with them.  He has always liked to go with them and do the walk.  I, on the other hand, liked to stay home and give out candy.  I also clean.  It is my thing on this day.

Not many homes were giving out candy due to unfortunate circumstances.  (Hurricane Sandy)  They returned fairly quickly.  They did recieve a nice amount of candy

When the kids were allowed to eat their candy, the sugar rush emerged. Their parents looted their stash and picked out their favorites.  Naturally, they could only do that with the younger set.  Older kids tend to be a little more guarded from scavengers.

I had bought Pop Rocks and I forgot to put them in the container of candies to give out to the trick or treaters.  My oldest saw them and grabbed one.  She and her brother and their respective spouses decided to eat them with soda.  Its seems they wanted to try an experiment with sweet and noisy confection.

Their reactions were priceless.

In the middle of the zaniness, my little angel Josiah smiles.
 My Josiah 
my heart
Happy Halloween Abbie