Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted.

I woke up at 5a.m. and did pilates. Garth woke up at 6a.m. and made us coffee and we prayed. This day is exciting/scary/historical and in need of lots of prayer. I'm nervous, but as my pastor reminded us, whoever becomes president is not in control of this country. God is in control.

I went to the polls at 6:55a.m. thinking I would beat the rush. Ha! There was a line around the building. I stood in line for an hour, which I didn't think was too bad. The line moved pretty fast and everything seemed under control. I even got in some good reading and met some friendly ladies.

I heard only 1/4 of 20-somethings voted in the last election. This stat is disappointing! But I was happy to see A LOT of young people at the polls today!


I saw a lot of husbands and wives together in line, and I was sad Garth wasn't with me. He did drive by on his way to work and wave at me waiting in line. Next election he will have his citizenship and vote with me. WOOHOO!!!


As I filled out my ballot I heard a click and looked up. A man with a huge camera had taken a picture of me. I might be in the newspaper tomorrow!!!!


I am wearing my "I Voted" sticker proudly and made a pit stop at Starbucks to get my free coffee on my way to work. I. AM. WIRED.


NOTE: I do not like to discuss politics. This does not mean I didn't do my research before going to the polls because I did! And all I will say is: Go McCain/Palin!!!

23 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Yay for voting! And have I mentioned that I almost cry with jealousy every time you share your wonderful morning routine with your husband! It sounds just precious. Savor it, for me!

And citizenship?? Do tell! Have I not read far enough back in your archives to solve this mystery for myself?? :)

Ps-I tagged you, go check out my blog!

Milltini said...

You did pilates AND voted before 9 am!!!! wow, I am impressed. happy election day!

Liana said...

you were up so early that's dedication! yay for voting!!! i know i agree it's sad that so few young people vote

Jennifer said...

Are you a morning person or what? I couldn't get past the fact that you woke up at 5 am for pilates. I am envious!

Team Boyd said...

Yay for Voting! I was in and out in 15 minutes and I almost cried tears of joy when I walked out those doors proudly wearing my "I Voted" sticker.

Woohoo!

P.S. McCain/Palin baby!

A Belle and her Beau said...

I also didn't know that Garth wasn't a US citizen ... Do Share!!

Go McCain/Palin!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Holy crap woman. You are amazing busting out the pilates beforehand. Too cute that Garth waved and honked!

Wear it oh so proudly and I'm glad to hear of your vote!!! :)

SassyEngineer said...

I'm so glad you got to vote and get free coffee! I voted early so I don't have a cool "I voted" sticker :( Can't wait to hear when Garth is a citizen!

Robyn said...

I wish my morning routine was like yours!

I love wearing the "I voted" sticker!

Go McCain/Palin!

Ashley said...

They didn't hand out stickers where I live :-( Guess I'm in too small of a town???

Glad you ROCKED THE VOTE!

GOOOO McCain/Palin!!!!

Britni and Justin said...

I somehow avoided the long line today - Justin and I were in and out in less than 15 minutes. On my way to get my free coffee now! I want your morning energy!!!! That is so awesome that your husband is excited about getting to vote!

THE Stephanie said...

Good for you!! Not just for voting, but for getting up at 5am to do pilates! You rock!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

YES! Go McCain Palin!!! :) I will be crossing my fingers tonight. I did a LOT of praying today!!

Kelli said...

Lindsey, you amaze me! Pilates at 5am and at the polls at 6.55am! WOW! I need some of your
"morningness" :) I agree with you about the scariness of this election. Even more so in California, we are praying and focusing on Prop 8. Very, very scary! It will be interesting to see how this day ends.

Chelsie said...

Yay for voting.

I was so proud today to be checking my vote for McCain and Palin!

Amy said...

Glad to hear you voted...I'm pretty nervous myself! Trying to keep perspective that God controls even the things that we can't see!

Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

You're trying to get into wedding planning too?!? We should brainstorm :) What is your attack strategy?

Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Also...I like your voting style :)

Following Him said...

YOU go girl! Glad you made history today. I am actually glad I was old enough for THIS presidential election.
~Elyse~

Pleasant Drive said...

You go, girl! And, I admire you for getting up at 5AM. I used to do that when I was younger and more fit. HA!

Kari Beth said...

way to rock your right as an american citizen!

LauraAnn said...

Pilates at 5am?!? I am impressed!!! I can barely roll out of bed in time to get ready for work!

Mrs. McB said...

I've tagged you on my blog. :)