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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

yes we did!

I am beyond happy this morning. Over-the-moon, happy-dancing, singing-with-the-birds happy. I feel like it's the day after Christmas and I got everything I wished for. For the first time in a very long time, I'm enormously proud of this country. We've stepped up and done the work to make a change that will benefit the entire world. Hooray for us, US, U.S. We did a good thing in electing Obama. There's still a lot of work to do, but at least now we have a place to start from. Moving forward, you and me, us and them, we're all in it together. Come on. Let's go!

Today Rick and I will finish packing. We're off to explore a bigger world, to share who we are and what we have. It feels important to be doing this at this particular point in time. The world is changing, and we're helping. Feels good. Very good.

I forgot to mention that we had a terrific Election Night Party at Deborah & Thomas's house. I brought a big pot of Obama Beans (chili), and Obamaroni (mac & cheese from scratch). We also thought ahead and had champagne chilled... we knew we'd be celebrating!!! The cheesy-mac was a huge hit. The recipe is based on Patti LaBelle's recipe, but I think I added even more cheese than it called for. After all it was celebration food!


Welcome to the Group Gratitude Journal!
(What's this about? Read the Gratitude Alert post!)

Please make your entries in the "comments" area below.

Today I am grateful for...

Barack Obama.

The voters who stood up and said YES!

You. All of you. I can't see you, but I know you're there.

Your turn!


Francoise said...

I'm so happy too! I stayed up late to listen to Barack Obama's speech, and what a speech that was... Frankly I'm a bit jealous, you got yourselves an exceptional person there. I wish our Canadian politicians were half as impressive. And smart. And ready to tackle the mess... Congratulations for doing the right thing!

So I'm grateful for:

Democracy at its best

Hope for a better future

Barack's daughters getting a puppy: he/she will be "first dog"!

Diosa Domestica De La Locura said...

Bravo and good luck to Obama.

I'm thankful for:

The Indian Summer we are experiencing here in Michigan.

Finding the last Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper hidden in the back of my fridge.

All the election hoopla being *over* finally!

Happy packing,

Penny \IiiI
Texan landed in Michigan

Anonymous said...

It feels like hope won. Have a wonderful trip.

I am grateful for-

that my 2 nieces (who are mixed) will have a better and brighter future


and a good nites sleep

Have a safe trip, Suzie