Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Day After The Election

I posted at Real Intent on Sunday. Go read about light and darkness and how I came to conquer the darkness with the Savior's help...

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I'm sad Mitt Romney lost. We'll be okay, but I noticed a few things about this election due to conversations, posts, the polls that called me, and the issues the media kept bringing up:

1. People in this country care more about their own sense of morality (or lack thereof) than for the financial welfare of our nation.
2. The division between conservative and liberal feels more divided than ever.
3. I need to really focus this year and make sure I get our food storage in and our garden planted and our debt paid off. (Also, focus more on health --bring back the green smoothies!)

I have family and friends that voted for Obama. They have their reasons, and I don't doubt they were good. But I'm still heartbroken. I really thought Romney had a chance and that he would have been an amazing president.

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In happier news, #2 won her election! She is now the governor of her fourth grade class. I'm really proud of her because she ran a great campaign and had really good ideas she could actually implement if she won. She also was gracious to her competitors, which is something I really appreciated.

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I'm teaching gospel doctrine this Sunday and this scripture keeps popping out at me (3 Nephi 26:9-10):

 And when they shall have received this, which is expedient that they should have first, to try their faith, and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them.And if it so be that they will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them, unto their condemnation.
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As I picked up the baby, tried to eat my cereal, remembered it was early-out day and there are two SEP conferences this afternoon (two tomorrow), tried to reason with myself why showering was needed, changed two diapers, sensed whether or not the 3 yr old is ready to try potty training again or not, picked up used tissues, emptied the dryer, put the dishes in the sink, nursed the baby, typed way too many posts on Facebook, picked up the baby again, opened the blinds, wiped off the counter, put the milk away, finally showered after putting the baby down for a nap, finished this blog post.... I thought to myself:
"Huh. I can see why people wonder what I do all day. Everything I do is invisible until it's not done."

And now I'm going to ride my bike to pick up the Kindergartner, clean out some dutch ovens, fold a butt-load of laundry, feed the kids lunch, and do those SEP's I talked about. If I still have time, I'll sweep and vacuum again, maybe rake some leaves, and make dinner. If I have even more time, I'll take that bag to DI, return the trailer to the besties, and get my sister that Moby wrap to borrow.

Frankly, I'd rather just hang out online and sit on the couch, but like that's gonna produce anything nearly as awesome...

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Have a great day, dear reader!

2 comments:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

"Everything I do is invisible until it's not done"...so true!!!

Julie P said...

Amen to S's comment above!

I'm dreading Sunday school this week, with people talking politics worse than last week. Wait! This is my week to teach Primary! SAVED.

Yeah for 2!

I told Nathan today that I think it's easier for us today than it would've been for most Obama voters today if he had lost, especially one of my dear friends on the other side of the country. For those liberal democrats who don't have a strong personal faith base, I think their political values and ideals are all they have to cling to. We who are religious (conservative or moderate) have much more. Phew.