Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As the numbers pour in...

So it's election day. And, around these parts, it's been an exceptionally ugly, brutal, and, to rather liberal types like myself, useless campaign. On one hand, there was Manchin, a republican in democrat's clothing. And then there was Raese, who woulda been scary in any party.

And I'm sooooooo glad it's over. I did my part. I went into the booth and colored in the bubble by the lesser evil and hoped for the best.

Other than the whole voting thing, I had a pretty killer day, despite the fact that the majority of my family was feeling pretty crappy. I got the kids to school and the hubs to work, then I headed in myself. I knew we just needed to get through today and then I could keep the sickie kids (and mom) home tomorrow for some soup, snuggling, and healing time.

Once I got to work, thing went pretty well. It was a calm day in the bakery and I managed to make some new cupcakes and sell quite a few too, which always makes me happy. I made my Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes for the first time and, since they were filled and had a special organic peanut butter cup on top, they were just slightly more expensive than my standard cupcake. And they were flying out of there. My favorite comment of the day was when one of my facebook friends came in and said "I saw the pic on facebook and knew I needed some of those in my life."

I got out of work at just the right time, handled some medication issues for my daughter, picked up the kiddos from school, and then got Not-So-Ex. We went to vote and then wrapped up the day with dinner at Lola's, which always makes for an excellent evening.

I'm looking forward to being home with the kids tomorrow, even if it is cause we're all under the weather. I see lots of Psych watching in our future. And probably lots of soup. And sneezing. My daughter and I have really been bonding recently. I know it sounds silly, but I'm really, really enjoying her company. And that feels so awesome. Since she's 13, I know the days of us actually enjoying each other may be numbered, so I'm really, really holding tight to these times.

Anyway, hope everyone has a good post election day. Hey, if nothing else, at least we can all celebrate the end of all those awful election ads!


Charlene said...

I worked the polls here in Louisville today. I got up at 3:38 a.m. and was at the polls at 5:15 a.m. They opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. I got home about 7 p.m. I am tired. I did my part. I voted and I worked the polls.

Tomorrow I am going to do as you say; stay in, make soup, sleep, maybe read the papers. My whole body hurts from crouching on a low metal chair behind a table. Plus 2of my co-workers had colds. I got my influenza andn flu shots in early September. I'm hoping they keep me from getting sick!

Paige said...

Oh you poor thing! I'd say you did your part and a few other people's too! Get some rest and feel better.

Andrew's Mom said...

I don't think this "bug" is ever going to go away - I think ya'll and us'll in NY are going to be snotty and coughing for the next decade! Enjoy your day. xoxo