Okay, so, as much as I hate Halloween, I look forward to it because November happens the very next day.
My birthday is in November. And Harper's birthday. And the birthdays of several of my most wonderful friends. It is a seriously great month for birthdays. And I am not embarrassed to admit how much I love and look forward to my birthday. Since Harper's birthday is close to mine, my parents and siblings are almost always in town to celebrate - isn't that nice of them?
I also love election day, especially when there are big races. Sure our system isn't perfect, but I LOVE that we all get to participate. It's truly remarkable. I took the kids to the polls for the last presidential election, but have voted by absentee ballot in the last two elections (we had a special one last May). Can I convince you of the awesomeness that is the absentee ballot? Discovering I could do that ranks right up there with the day I realized I could basically order books from the library and get email notification when they were ready for me. Especially for those of you with little kids or long work hours, seriously, absentee ballot is the way to go.
I'm a little nervous tonight because we have a very important school levy on the ballot, one that failed in May. It will mean some ugly things for our local schools if it doesn't pass. I know I have fairly narrow vision on this issue, I just can't understand why you wouldn't vote to support public schools... Sigh.
Where was I? Oh yes, November.
Do you know what else happens in November? Thanksgiving. And the day after Thanksgiving - the day that Christmas restriction is lifted and we bust out all the holiday music, movies, books and decorations. I really love that.
You guys are kind of hard- hitting with the questions! Some of those will be fun to answer over the next couple of weeks. Keep them coming - if today's post is any indication, I'll definitely be struggling for material.