Saturday, November 1

Happy NaBloPoMo!

November is National Blog Posting Month. I have committed myself to writing 30 posts in the next 30 days. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I'm not even sure I can have 30 coherent thoughts in 30 days.

Yeah, I've got nothin'. It could be a long month.

So... have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I think I'm almost finished. My biggest challenge will be helping the kids buy for each other. They already drew names. This year they'll be buying secondhand. Taking five kids shopping separately, or figuring out how to do it in fewer than five trips, can get a little crazy. Eliminating the element of surprise might make it easier, or it might make it even more difficult. Either way, the kids have a blast coming up with thoughtful gifts for one another.

Ready for Election Day? We mail in our ballots, so Loren and I have already voted. It's nice to be able to research the candidates and issues and vote without time pressure. Unfortunately, I've missed more than one election in the past because the day just got away from me. It will be interesting to see how this Presidential Drama plays out, won't it? It's the Most Important Election of Our Time. As was each one before it.


  1. I look forward to reading all your posts!

    We have a very simple Christmas planned since we have no idea where we'll be in our transfer process. We're giving family pictures to family and friends and one son is finished. One more to go and then we can forget about gifts for a few weeks.

    We're planning to vote early on Tuesday. We have a full day planned and that should be a great way to start the day.

  2. It's kind of strange, how you guys in town do mail ballots, while my township has to drive into town to vote! And they don't open until 10 AM; I was thinking of going before work, but I'll have to wait until afternoon.

    I do look forward to your frequent posts!

  3. Like you, I have already voted (absentee, since I was still in at the house in Highlands). And I agree that this has been a very interesting presidential campaign. I suddenly realized I have lived long enough to see either the first female Vice President or the first black President. WOW!!
    I watched all three presidential debates as well as the vice presidential one and, again, I found them very interesting. It has been a while since I've found a campaign so intriguing. As for Christmas shopping I just have a few more things to get and then, of course, the challenge of getting everything wrapped in time to take with to Tami's at Thanksgiving. As has been our custom since our marriage, Jack and I will spend Christmas in Highlands and hopefully see some snow. By the way, when I left there on Tues. (28th) it was snowing !! I woke up at 7:30 to about an inch of snow and by the time I left at 9:30 it was still snowing. Seems mighty early....Aunt Marion