Tears of Joy

Hard to believe, I know, but I am a pretty emotional, weepy woman. Yes, I even cry when flipping through the channels and happen to catch a dramatic scene in a movie in which I have no idea what is happening. So it will be no surprise that I cried last night when Obama won. I cried while I bubbled in my ballot. (Finally a paper trail for my vote.) I cried when I drove by a group of college students standing in the rain at an intersection by my house at around five o’clock waving Obama signs. I cried when I honked my horn and heard other drivers’ honk theirs. ...more

I am so looking forward to going to the movies again!

I was thinking of a metaphor that ...more

You Can Do It! Yes, You Can! Your Adventure Starts Here

In these first few hours following the most amazing presidential election in my lifetime (in the history of this country!) I am stuck on the thought that no matter what you want out of life, it is do-able. Dreams do become reality. So today, while the hum of possibility still electrifies the air, think about what inspires you. Think about the adventurous path you want to follow. Grab a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in life. Tack it to your refrigerator, look at it everyday and say to yourself, "I can do it, yes I can!" ...more

President Obama and North Carolina

Barack Obama has been elected President of the United States and North Carolina has not yet been called. Mecklenberg county (Charlotte) is still processing votes and Buncombe County is having computer problems and is not yet reported. According to the Citizen Times newspaper Buncombe has gone for Obama in numbers that may be big enough to turn this state blue. We will likely not know for sure until later tonight or even tomorrow. ...more

Election Day Ball of Nerves!

I am totally at loose ends today.  ...more

Reducing Election Day Stress and Anxiety.

By now, if you are like me, your election stress level is through the roof. But, it's time to let go of your stress. Once you have placed your vote, the outcome is out of your hands (let's face it, it was never in our hands). So, why worry about something that you will not be able to change? Regardless of the outcome, you will wake-up tomorrow morning, and your life will go on as it always has. ...more


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I Believe

You made a believer out of me, boy, you made a believer out of me.This refrain from a song has been playing throughout my mind today. Only – let’s substitute the name Obama for the word boy. You made a believer out of me, Obama, you made a believer out of me. ...more

So this is it

Really. This is it.  In a few short hours the polls will open in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire and its population will begin casting their votes.  This will continue throughout the country for the rest of the day and night in the United States until all who have registered and arrived at the polls have finished.  There will be long lines and bad weather and people will be late for work.  By 7 p.m. EST the pundits will begin to project the winner of the presidential election as well as thousands of other offices from Senator to school board. ...more

Devouring Chocolate in Axiety Ridden Anticipation

I'm so full of anxiety about tomorrow; I want to have hope with a capital H O P E but I feel like I've been down that road before only to arrive at either a dead end or dangling precipitously off a cliff.  We're voting for President of the United States and we blew it as a country the last two times and frankly I'm finding it hard to trust the American Voter with chosing the best candidate.  Was GWB really the best candidate -- come on now all you who voted for him -- are we really better off?  I mean on all fronts.  We're more divisive, cynical, critical, definately greedier and poorer ...more

My Vote Doesn't Count

I am tired of listening to people say their vote doesn't count. That the Electoral College chooses the President no matter what the popular vote is. It is balderdash! Yes the Electoral College determines the Presidency, but do you really know how that works? Other than what you learned in high school? ...more
Both those elections Bush-Gore and Bush-Kerry proves big time that each and every vote counts! more

North Carolina Students Not Allowed to Vote

Even with voter registration cards in hand students are not being allowed to vote ...more