Choices

As I approach the dashboard of my blog to write this Monday morning, my heart is (honestly) a little heavy.  I know I can sit here and recount the conversations of the weekend and how we are all really no less safe than we were four days ago…but we may feel like we are.  I know I can ignore what I am feeling, as well, and get lost in some editing or fiction writing or a book or movie.  I also know that I can take my advice from Friday (which I posted before the news hit) and count my blessings.  I think I will choose the last.

(I would be dishonest to say that I didn’t hug my little ones a little tighter before they left my door this morning, though.)

I am so very blessed in my life.  Currently, I live in a more-than-ample house with a kitchen I adore using.  I have beautiful, insightful children who impart wisdom to me daily.  I have a handsome husband who loves me in spite of my multitude of flaws, shortcomings, and occasional sadness over situations I cannot control.  I was raised by good parents.  I have amazing friends and family members.  I can rock heels.  (And, last week, I even found brown boots…but that is another story!)

Somehow choosing to focus on the vast blessings before me helps my heart feel a little lighter.  I will try to choose happiness instead of feeding the negative feelings bouncing around my head of fear and uncertainty.  I will count a few more blessings along my path today…and among them will be you, my dear readers.  🙂

Thanks for listening…and reading.  I appreciate you more than you know.

Election 2012 & New Music Tuesday

Well, I know that posting on the Election 2012 proceedings could take up an entire four-year stint on a blog…but I’m just gonna squeeze in a few little tidbits above my “normal” Tuesday post info.  Here goes…:

VOTE!!!!! VOTE!!!!!  VOTE!!!!! 

VOTE!!!!! VOTE!!!!!  VOTE!!!!! 

VOTE!!!!! VOTE!!!!!  VOTE!!!!!

VOTE!!!!! VOTE!!!!!  VOTE!!!!!

(I would’ve written it in white, too, but it wouldn’t have showed up on the blog background…!)  🙂

I was thinking yesterday and this morning about the power, responsibility, and gift we have to raise our voices for the political leaders and changes in our government.  I have no desire to choose a leader for you, but I have tried to do my homework and study out in my mind which candidates best suit what I feel needs to be addressed in our country today.  I hope that you have, too, and that you will make your voice heard.

This morning, following working out with my husband, we traveled together to our place of polling and cast our votes before the sun had really shown its light.  I also was able to watch some kiddos to help a neighbor who needed to vote today.  I am trying to support friends on Facebook and other places who are raising voices through our votes!  Please remember that blood was shed so that Americans could vote for their leaders.  Respect the right you have to vote by doing so!

And, now, for the Single of the Week on iTunes.  I’m not sure if iTunes thought it would get lost in the shuffle of the election proceedings, but this song (Cafe Tacvba’s “Yo Busco”) was less than desirable.  Not because of the Spanish (I have several Latin songs on my iPod), but because the song was just not something that pleased my ears or my spirit.  I couldn’t think of a use for it, so I let it go.  Maybe next week will be a better (for me, at least) selection.

And, for those of you wondering about NaNoWriMo, I have yet to write today (the floor really needed mopping…!), but I will post progress (hopefully) tomorrow.

Till then,

HUGS!

K.