Tuesday, February 7, 2012

There Ain't No Party Like A Caucus Party

Precinct caucuses tonight!

I love going to caucuses. I love to gather with a group of my like-minded neighbors and discuss practical ideas for making our city, county, and country a better place. I love feeling like my voice is heard. There's nothing like participating in local politics to remind a person that one vote counts!

*shiver* It just gets me all hot and bothered :-D

I brought Pukka with, because I want to get civic engagement in her blood early. Does anyone else remember voting with their parents? In the small, rural southern town where I was born they still used voting booths with curtains and buttons to push and handles to pull. It was all VERY exciting to a three year old!

This is Cora going to vote with us last November. I wanted to take a picture inside where all the voting booths were, but then I realized they might think I was trying to pull some funny business and throw me out or something. That would be embarrassing. And also a bad civic engagement example for Cora. So, we went in the hall instead ;-) But still, here's the proof--the page behind us says, in tiny letters, "Voter's Bill Of Rights." Don't ask me what's going on with her hood here, because I do not know.

We the people, yo!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The First One

In typical form I created this blog a few weeks after my daughter was born but never wrote a post. Well, that's not entirely true. I have a whole Word document saved with post ideas and partial posts, and I've even got some pictures dedicated to posts on iphoto. They just never made it here.


They weren't quite done. The blog layout needed tweeking first. I hadn't 100% decided on the direction I wanted to go. You get the picture. I often have grandiose plans, but fear of not achieving perfection keep me from implementation. And I want to work on that.

The passage of time as documented by Baby's (I think I will refer to her as "Pukka" in blog land, since that's her nickname 'round here) accomplishments says this theoretical blog has been languishing quite awhile waiting for a post. You know, we went from "sleeping all day in my arms" to "pulling herself up on the side of the couch."That's right, folks, my girl turns nine months old this week. Eep!

And so in the spirit of working on it, ta-da! I am writing a post! It's not really about anything, but it accomplishes the oh-so-important step of publishing words, so maybe next time it will be a bit easier. I won't have to worry about it not being perfect because I will have already failed at perfection. Thank goodness! A weight off of one's shoulders, amiright?

Hey look! In typical form for her, the baby "heard" me blogging and decided to wake up from her nap! Catch ya'll on the flip side. (The theoretical "ya'll," since this is my first post and I do not have any readers. But you exist in my heart, if not in reality yet!)