When I woke up this morning, I felt h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e! Why is it that I always get sick on holidays or weekends?? Anyone else with me? I guess, maybe, it might be that I actually slow down enough on those days for it to hit me. Ugh. Not how I wanted to spend my day off. And, then I remembered that not everyone had today off. I guess I should be thankful for that! I was a bit surprised at all of you who were saying you didn't have the day off. I was born and raised here in South Carolina and schools have always been closed on Election Day for as long as I can remember. I guess it may have to do with the fact that a lot of schools and churches are used as polling sites. Those of you who were in school today, where do you vote? It's funny how
Kind of reminds me of thinking things are the same for TEACHERS everywhere. I'm always amazed to hear of teachers who don't have to take their students to lunch or recess, or who have planning periods (specials) every day, or who don't have morning and afternoon duties. I find it fascinating to hear about the differences in responsibilities from state and state. ANYWHO....
I managed to drag myself out of bed around 9:30 (yes, a whopping 4 hours later than I normally do) so I could shower and head to the polls. It took about an hour (not too bad), but I got my little "I Voted" sticker.
When I got home, I had a little package on my door and well, things started looking up! It was my Zoey Crossbody from Grateful Bags! Hip Hooray!!! I probably would have gotten a lighter monogram (gold, maybe?) had I not been getting it for gameday, but I needed a little garnet and black, baby! ;) I think I will have to break down and buy myself (instead of relying on the hubs to pick up on all of my hints) the Maggie Tote and will get it with a gold block monogram so I can switch them out - gotta love a little mix and match. :) I'm even more in love with this little bit of happy now that it's in my hands. The quality is amazing and I love the zippered pockets, both inside and on the back. If you want a little bit of happy, it's not too late to win a Grateful Bag in my giveaway!
Now, that I'm feeling a good bit better I think I'm going to settle in to watch the election results and maybe be a little more productive on the school front. I'll be back tomorrow with a Budding Blogger, so be sure to stop by and check it out!
Here's to hoping things are looking up for our country soon, especially the economy, no matter who wins the election tonight!