Monday, November 03, 2008

So here's the thing...

I'm rather obsessive by nature and can easily become completely consumed by items of interest. Now, for the better part of the last 3 or 4 years, knitting has been able to feed this obsession. Shopping for yarn, choosing patterns, blog reading, casting on and, of course, actual knitting has kept my pretty busy. Until lately.

My rather neurotic, yet peaceful fibery world has been interrupted in the most dramatic of ways by, of all things, politics. I have become completely, intolerably captivated by this election. It has dominated all my waking thoughts and has manifested itself as an unnatural preoccupation with all forms of political media and discussion.

So since I have a brain that is incapable of easily shifting gears... and since I refuse to fill blog pages with political ramblings... I have been unusually absent from my little bloggy home.

I will be glad when tomorrow is over. I have extremely strong views on many aspects of this election, but I'm ready for it to be OVER. I know after tomorrow (hopefully after tomorrow... I would be in agony if this went on like the 2000 election did... serious agony... and my family will probably leave me) half the nation will be sincerely disappointed (whew - I sure hope I'm not in that half) but we need to remember how privileged we are to vote... and we need to respect the voice of the majority with dignity and give our new president our earnest support.

That said... looky here...
grey skies

Grey skies! The socks aren't done... but we've been blessed with cooler temperatures and even some rain lately!

And who doesn't love football in the rain! Huh?!


I was actually a bit surprised that I was expected to grab an umbrella and attend the game. We southern Californians don't go anywhere in the rain. Well at least this one doesn't. Plus, I've never owned an umbrella that I haven't lost. But I went. My son's out there on the field. The one in the black jersey and helmet. Yeah... could be that one. I'm never sure.

Okay... I'm going to FiNiSh a scarf tonight!! Woo-hoo!

And tomorrow I'm going to go VOTE. And you'd better go VOTE too!

Then go to Starbucks... they're giving out free coffee if you vote! Really!


Yarnhog said...

I love politics. I love democracy. I have a masters in government and a law degree and used to work in international affairs. And I can't. freakin'. wait. for this election to be over.

I'll meet you at Starbucks, 'k?

Lydee said...

I'm with you all on that. Thank goodness time doesn't really stand still, lol!

Sarah said...

I'll be glad to wake up tomorrow and have the whole thing resolved :)
I've been obsessive lately too. But with ADD it's almost impossible not to distract me with some shiny thing ;-)

Auntie Pudentaine said...

I'm dying here! I should just copy/paste your post to my blog...which is hit and miss at best, but most recently void of new thoughts due to this darn election. All I want to do is turn off the tv, but can't bring myself from walking away. I am nauseous!! I am praying...even took my bible into the darn booth with me! How wacko do I sound :-)

Good Yarns said...

I voted! I hope it over very, very soon, too. If you vote here, you get a free Frozen Custard as well as a free Starbucks!

5elementknitr said...

Those skies look so lovely!