Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I have been under the weather for the last couple of weeks, and just haven't felt up to posting. I was tired of seeing my Obama post each time I came to my page (even though I am way excited over his recent wins-Wisconsin last night!) so I'm just refreshing the page a little. I'll check back in when I'm feeling better. Is it just me, or has the month of February seemed to lag on forever??
Monday, February 11, 2008
The crowd that made it into the building was 18,000 people strong. this doesn't count all the people who got turned away at the door due to capacity.
It was so great to see the kids involved. I watched these little ones painting their signs before the start of the rally.
On Sunday evening I had the amazing opportunity to hear Barack Obama speak at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. It was exhilirating from the moment we arrived- huge crowds of excited people waiting happily despite the line that seemed to snake on forever and the heavy winds that were anything but "whispering". I actually felt a huge surge of emotion as I walked to the end of the line- the diversity of the crowd and this sort of uniting force that seemed to bind us all together for a moment was undeniable. I felt like I was a part of history that is being made at this very moment.
Once through the massive line and at the threshold of the building, people raced into the convention center like they were about to see an impromptu show by their favorite band of all time for free. Obama was eloquent, inspiring, and everything I thought he would be in person. His message and platform are strong and clear- I just hope enough people hear it and believe in it. For once, in a very, very long time, I'd be proud to speak of and recognize my president.
Get out there and vote people. It is supa dupa Tuesday!!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
The first daffodil of the season has bloomed!
A little tulip arrangement I put together for myself... hey, I think all girls should buy flowers for themselves once in awhile (or once a week).
Our old and beautiful camellias are beginning to bloom their hearts out. I had to bring some indoors. Nothing makes me happier than to be able to make a bouquet from flowers I cut in the yard.
The white ones seem to be blooming a little early this year.
I let Henry help me in the garden. He likes to play in the dirt. I think that it is important to let kids explore and get messy if they want to.