This morning, for the first time in my life, I cast a vote for a woman to be president of the United States. I got a little misty-eyed when I hit the button on the screen. Then I stood there and savored the moment. I've been glowing with girl-power all day.
My husband voted for Obama, and that's okay too. And Obama's going to win, and that's probably for the best. (Could his star be any brighter right now?)
But I voted for a woman, and she's an honest-to-God real candidate for president.
Does anyone else out there feel like this country is taking a deep breath, readying itself to burst into into a whole new consciousness? Does anyone else feel like maybe there is a spark of hope out there, a way out of the dark ages? Does anyone else feel like maybe we really can save the world? (Does anyone else thing I've been watching too many Obama ads?)
A final note: You know it's bona fide freezing rain (and not sleet or hail or snow or regular rain) when you finish ice-skating your way home and you finally get to the safety of your porch, only to discover that you can't close your umbrella because it has frozen over. Seriously, I had to bring it inside wide open to thaw it out. And that's just not natural.