Sunday, November 02, 2008

Day in the Life

I thought things were going so well when the kiddos slept until after 7:00 - new time - and then had a good morning before heading out for bagels and errands. Things went downhill from there:

1. The people at the next table at the bagel place were, apparently, evangelical anti-choicers. And vocal. And then they paused to pray for a while. Out loud. There's more, but I'll spare you all.

2. We tried to go do early voting because we like to vote together and bring the kids, but the line was about 4 hours long. Seriously. So we'll squeeze it in on Tuesday, separately and without the kids. I was both excited to think about all of those people who wanted to vote so much that they'd stand there for 4 hours and afraid for the people who found that overwhelming. I'm actually really terrified about this election. It's not so much the national stuff, but there are a couple of statewide initiatives that are really close.

3. I don't know if it's the time change or what, but the kiddos did not nap. At all.

4. J is swamped with school and some community projects, and it's like he's trying to do two full time jobs at once.

It's not all bad, of course. It's just easier to vent than to rave.


  1. Oh, man--no naps x 2, plus a four-hour line? Yikes!

    I too had a rosy picture of taking A. with us to vote, til I realized that our ballot is insanely long, and also paper. I ended up early voting over the weekend, and I'll watch A. tomorrow while Steve goes. Sigh.

    Hope your week goes well and that the naps return!

  2. I'm hoping for reasonable lines tomorrow morning since early voting wasn't an option. I'm not taking the kids, but the older one knows a lot about the presidential race, which is cool.

    And as for those California referenda, yikes!

  3. We just kept on driving when we saw the line at our polling place. We did come back later though when it was much, MUCH shorter and voted.