Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Whew! What a DAY!!!

It all began with an early breakfast...
cottage cheese, cranberry juice...
followed by a 40 mile drive east across the valley
to the car dealership...
for an oil and filter change,
chassis lube,
multi point inspection,
and drain plug replacement.
Exciting...right??? Well, it took 2 hours!
This was all accompanied by way too much Starbucks,
multiple mini muffins,
a quite bit of sketching.
This was to precede a trip 10 miles to the north valley
to visit with mom and dad...
sharing stories of Rob's 4 day Inca trail adventure trek
to the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru...
hugs and kisses, too
before beginning the 45 mile drive back home
west across the valley.
Hungry again...
we stopped at Coco's for eggs Florentine,
fruit, another muffin,
and more coffee...
all topped of with a small ice cream cone at the
Grand Cafe.
Once 4:30 mountain time...
we became inundated
with the early returns of election results from the east coast.
Now...mind you...we still had 2.5 hours of open polls
here in Arizona.
we decided to escape the early election madness
and go to the pool only
to find out that the rec center was a local polling place...
and of course, it was still open!
(Note: we voted early
when we were back in Illinois
so the fact that this was a polling place
was news to me!)
At least
the sunset was magnificent...outlining the palm trees..
as sentinels in the desert sky.
That did a lot to soothe the savage beast.
   Sooo...after water walking and some star gazing
chill time in the hot tub
we headed home.
I painted...this journal page actually...
while listening to more early 5% of precints in...!!!
Jeesch...the west coast is still voting!
Aggravation rebuilding...!!!
I grabbed the remote and flipped to QVC for a diversion
from the election chaos...
and ended up
buying a Rowenta iron on 2 easy payments.
Go figure!
I then checked emails,
had a bowl of cereal...felt bloated...
and continued to watch returns.
Slowly, and surely, the election map began filling in.
My heart began to things began to get
fairly final.
Barack Obama was re-elected to serve
another term as president.
What a day...What a night!
I think I am still hyped up on caffeine...
as I just looked at the length of this post...and it's a bit much!
So there you have it folks...
a day in my life...
"All signed, sealed, and delivered"...she's yours!
I am over the moon happy!
Congrats, Mr President!
Indeed it was a very,
I think I may just have to move to Colorado...

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone...
you may cherish the sweetest reflection
that your vote is never lost.”
~John Quincy Adams 


Stefano said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations from England - I woke my daughters this morning with hot drinks and the news from the US - they were delighted too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Looking at your sketch I can see that your day was busy. Seeing it written out I can see how you would be all geared up...all that coffee. Happy Day here too.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I share your happiness; but, alas, my yesterday did not have the yummy muffins or ice cream included!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Interesting way to journal the day every individual item was brought together beautifully with the pretty background.

Clare said...

Beautifully worked page. I am exhausted after following your big day. :)

Alex said...

nice collaboration of some of the most iconic trademarks

soulbrush said...

I feel tired just reading this post, so you must be lying in a dark room by now- resting!

studio lolo said...

haha! I'm exhausted too, following your day!

So glad you're happy with the election. I stay out of it, although should I become a citizen one day I'm sure my voice will be heard far and wide :)

As always, I love your journal pages!