Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! I have had a crappy couple of months, but now there is light at the end of the tunnel. I got a phone call this morning, and I have been offered a job with the state!!! I don't start until Dec. 1, and they hold the first check, but MAN!!!!!

I am still struggling to pay what I have now, but at least I know that struggle will be easier by the Christmas. Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive and helpful. It means more than you know.

See, I KNEW this election represented change.....Barack is helping me even before he is in office!!!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Even after such a wonderful election victory, there is still much farther to go. I told my children that I wanted to say, following the election, that I was so proud of everyone.....but I couldn't. The hatred and fear shown during McCain's speech, the ignorance of all those states who voted to continue to treat the GLBT community as second-class citizens or worse, is inexcusable.

I do believe that as President, Barack Obama will reach out to the gay community more than any other official in history. My heart goes out to Jody, to all my friends, and to all those children in Arkansas who may remain in foster care or worse because they are being denied loving parents, to all those in California, Arizona, and Florida who are being denied the right to love, and live, just like their "straight" counterparts.

As the old Virginia Slims ads used to say, "We've come a long way, baby," but it's obvious we have a much longer way ahead. However, I think Nov. 4, 2008 will be recognized as the beginning of the end for discrimination across the board.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A night to remember.

A night to tell our children and grandchildren about.

A night when the PEOPLE spoke, and a man of the people became THE man of the people.

I am so proud and happy.

I have laughed, I have cried, I have hugged my children, who also laughed and cried. I took them with me canvassing and they voted in mock elections at school. My 8th grade son has argued so much in favor of Obama at school, he even had to give a speech in favor of him for his English class. I cannot believe I was lucky enough to meet our President-Elect. I am so proud of so many in our country. It is time we grew up...and I think we just did.

I do have to say how disappointed I was with the reaction of the crowd at the McCain rally when he conceded...the boos each time he said Barack's name. If you looked at the makeup of those crowds, it told you alot. Angry whites vs. everyone else. It was a beautiful crowd in Chicago, and at each Obama rally.

I am so proud to have helped turn Indiana blue for the first time since 1964. I am so proud to be an American today, and I feel like, for the first time, I have helped to accomplish something incredibly important on an international scale.

It will not be easy.....but together.......


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

However you vote, whoever you vote is the day.
You can have your say.

You think just one vote won't count?
Your vote, plus my vote, plus others makes a great amount.

This is our country,
WE get to decide how it will be.

Will we keep things the same,
or will we vote for change?

Vote for age and years put in,
nice legs and cuteness, and vote Republican?

Vote for youth, hope and ideas like that,
change, and Joe, and vote Democrat?

You know how I feel....I am ready for something new.
But today, however you do it, VOTE....whatever else you do.