Thursday, January 31, 2008

Boo!!!

Did I frighten you? Due to my "missing in action" for so many days, I bet you weren't expecting to see a new post here! Things have been a bit "squirrly" around our home lately. What do I mean by "squirrly" you ask? Well, I don't know, just couldn't think of a better word to describe the series of unfortunate events occurring in our lives. Oh don't worry, nothing serious, just lots of "squirrliness"!!!! Now if that isn't vague, I don't know what is.

We've had a couple of fun "outings", we've been "sick", we've feverishly been "learning" (school work!). Hubby must work Thursday and Friday, even though they were his scheduled days off. This is due to some of that "squirrly" business that's been going on. It wouldn't be prudent to tell all here, but let's just say that hubby needs your prayers around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Oh and Boo Hoo! My candidate came in 4th in the Florida primary on Tuesday! I love America and the freedoms she offers! We must all do our part to protect those freedoms. I'm afraid we who are Christians are losing ground here in our great land. Let's commit to praying daily for our leaders, whether we like them or not, whether we agree or disagree. Make it a daily routine to pray and ask God to guide our leaders and gift them with wisdom. It is a biblical principle afterall. I also pray that they will come to know Christ as Lord and Savior in a personal way, if they don't already. I still pray for Bill Clinton. He needs the prayer, I need the practice! Anyways, back to our exciting Tuesday evening! Agustin, Shane, and I went out to vote, rushing into our new precinct, the new Toyota dealership, with only 40 minutes until poll closing time! One of the poll workers was a most jovial man. He was assuring us and those even later arrivals, that all who were in line by 7p.m. would most definitly get to vote. However, the dealership would be locking their doors at 7 and we wouldn't be able to get out unless we bought a new car first!

We were thrilled to see democracy working! The line of folks waiting to vote began downstairs on the sales floor, winding it's way up a huge staircase, going to the end of a hall, u-turning back around down the other side of the wide hall and finally into the room where the polling stations were set up. Of course, as I stood in line, rejoicing that so many folks were out taking care of their responsibility of voting, I wondered how many of those people were counter balancing our votes!

After checking in, Shane went with his dad to the booth to vote and I went to mine. What an honor to hit that touch screen! Shane loves voting and always begs to select the box by the candidate his dad tells him to vote for, and/or the ammendments. He wears his "I Voted" sticker proudly.

After the big vote, we got in our vehicle and drove around the corner to a family owned Mexican restaurant, and once again, I was struck with the greatness of my homeland! Here these immigrants, whom my husband has gotten to know quite well, seeing as how they are from the same country, were supplying us with a service we enjoy. Eating authentic Mexican food prepared by authentic Mexicans! I had my regular, "Carne Asada" con ensalada de Guacamole y frijoles refritos! My hubby had the "Bistek Mexicana" which is covered with a jalapeno salsa. Shane of course had his usual chicken sandwich!! Aye Aye Aye! God bless America!

Oh and if someone reading this hasn't registered to vote yet, let me urge you to do so. There is still time to get registered so that you can partake in the general election in November of this year, IF YOU ACT QUICKLY AND DON'T DELAY!!!


Now, I shall leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

".. people will forget what you said .... .. people will forget what you did . .. but people will never forget how you made them feel."

I hope I've made you feel good, my friends!

21 comments:

Daughter of the King said...

You always do...
and yes I am voting...
but..I am a bit dismayed and I have to tell myself...There are NO surprises with the Lord...HE IS IN CONTROL...TRULY...HE is on the THRONE..and is still the KING of KINGS and yet,,,,my country ..which I love...I am concerned by what standards the majority chooses a man to (or woman) lead this great nation....
but...this I know..the Lord already KNOWS the outcome..
and by the way..that BOO..didn't scare me....squirrely girl...
Deby
:-)

Pat said...

Got my attention with the "BOO" ---sorry, with three sons and a husband, little scares me!!LOL

WOW, I am impressed---you got time on your laptop!!LOL

Our voting precinct was interesting, including disappearing screens and one very elderlady to check in a LINE of people....wonder if our votes did count???

I have updated info about the candidates.........will send it to you!!

Love and hugs, my friend....call if you need a foot-fix!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

The week my son turned 18 he wanted to register to vote so I went with him....I was so proud of him wanting to go in right away and register! He is now following the race very closely and fills me in daily on what is going on!

Penless Thoughts said...

I love Mexican food prepared by Mexican's. Nothing better. I was raised on that in New Mexico. We vote Tuesday in Super Tuesday with all the other states. Huckebee will get my vote!!!
Susan

Teresa said...

Registered and waiting to vote here in WV. You've been one busy lil beaver round your house, or should I say "squirrel?"

Teresa said...

Registered and waiting to vote here in WV. You've been one busy lil beaver round your house, or should I say "squirrel?"

A Note From Theresa said...

I got a big kick from reading your post today. The song you chose for your blog is so,,, YOU! ;-)

I am a registered voter, but undecided as to which Republican I'm voting for.

Mishel said...

Great thoughts on voting (and praying for Bill Clinton! LOL). I'm sorry things have been so "squirrly" around there, but I'm glad to see you still have your sense of humor!!!

Hugs!

Mizz E said...

Boo didn't scare me Pam, but the music did, at first, then i realized it's Mariachi! I, too, love all things Mariachi!. Love that quote to. I had it taped inside my desk drawer when I was teaching. McCain makes me feel bad.

SALUD, AMOR, DINERO Y EL TIEMPO PARA GOZARLOS.

Happymama said...

I'm registered!!! The quote is sooooo true! And you did make me feel good!! ;)

We have an authentic Mexican restaurant here that we love to go to. The name of the restaurant, though, is The Titanic. I'm not sure how they came up with that or why they came up with it, but that's the name of it. Bruce said it was because they wondered if the business would float or sink. LOL So far, they're floating. Lucky us, huh? LOL

~Kristi

Jungle Mom said...

I am proud to say that I am now the mother of THREE children who can vote in this election. I told them that they could vote for the Republican of their choice!!!

Teresa said...

Believe it or not, there is an authentic Mexican restaurant about an hour away from me. Which for here, isn't that far. Over the mountains and through the woods, then you're there. It's really good and everytime I go I wish you were with me because the owners and workers speak Spanish to each other the whole time and it makes you wonder, "Are they talking about me?"

Ma Kettle said...

Oh Pam...praying that all is well. Squirreliness???I am the queen of the *nut* house on this end of the country, SO vague is in, but rest assured I think of you! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

groovyoldlady said...

Aaaaaaaaack!

Your Boo didn't scare me, but your music sure did!

We get to vote this coming Tuesday.

Mimi said...

yes you have made me feel good my friend...
and I voted on tuesday...
God Bless America!!

Tiany said...

Wonderful qoute, very thought provoking indeed!

Loved your post and I sadly couldnt agree with you more! The enemy has blinded the masses!

I am praying for you sweet friend, i think of you all often and wonder how your doing.

Hugs~
Tiany

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I always feel good after a visit with you. Yes, I hope everyone takes the right to vote seriously. We need to do our part and then let God's will be done. I must admit I am concerned about the reason why someone chooses one person over another but I do know that nothing will happen that God doesn't already know about. Have a good weekend and be blessed. connie from Texas

Missy said...

There are pictures on my blog. Check it out. They said it was about 17 years since the last time they were in a bathtub together.

justabeachkat said...

I've been "missing in action" myself. I've somehow managed to do a post almost every day, but today is the first day I'm able to actually read a few blogs and comment. It's been wild and crazy for us to. Sometimes life is just fuller than usual.

Hugs!
Kat

Baptist Girl said...

You always do Pam!!!!!

USA sure will have an interesting election this year. The pickins are slim but we know in the end God will have who He wants running your Country for His purpose! I will be praying for your country and all you dear folks.

Cristina

Janie said...

You made me so hungry with your description of your mexican food!! I think I was drooling on the keyboard. Hope you and your family are doing okay. I am blogging again, so I will be seeing you around!!