So, it’s 12:15 AM on November 2, 2008. Daylight savings time is ending at 2:00 AM. This has been a crazy semester with school, work, everyday chores, and making future plans. Right now I’m working on a response to an RFP (Request for Proposal). The minimum is 15 pages, that sounds like a lot, but now that I’m halfway into it, it’s going to become a burden. Keeping on top of all of my school work has made October just fly by; I can’t believe it is already November. In two day is the 2008 Presidential election: Obama versus McCain. I am planning a small party for the evening with a few friends, hopefully the election will be entertaining, not depressing.
I know that my blog is mine and I can do with it as I wish. But, I cannot help but feel guilty that my “recent” posts have all been fluffy. I have not written much substance in a long time. I can blame my busy days, but then I’d be lying. I will try to do better. I want to find something important to write about and do an intelligent job. So, I guess today is Sunday. I hope to see you soon!
So, this has been an interesting ride for the last few months. We had a woman versus a black man on the Democratic side of the fence and a Mormon versus a maverick on the Republican side. Then, it narrowed down to McCain and Obama. After the selection of the vice presidential candidates, a new energy and vigor was introduced to the 2008 race. Female Governor Palin was a surprising choice on the part of McCain and Obama’s lack of selecting Hillary Clinton shocked many. With less than a month to the vote, things are getting intense.
The economy has been up and down. The Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ have all fall a great deal in the last few weeks. Many people believe the government should bail out the failing companies to “save” the economy. I don’t think it will be enough. We have based our economy on credit, and credit must be paid back. Stricter lending policies must be brought back. People not able to pay back a loan should not get it. That may be harsh, but these are obviously hard times. The national deficit is out of control. We must stop spending money, and keep taxes low. The government shouldn’t spend money it doesn’t have. Raising taxes in an unstable economic climate would be disastrous. It would slow the economic recovery further.
The next four years are going to be historic. Either a female VP or a black President will lead the country through the worst ecomonic conditions in a very long time. I do not doubt that we will recover, but it will take time and wise leadership.
Life has been rolling along at lightning speed for the past couple of months, and I’m not the only one to notice it. I’ve had to find an new apartment to live in for the Summer, Fall, and Spring coming up, which actually didn’t take that long. I only have about 5 weeks left of school this semester. Chores that I need to do are starting to stack up as I’m getting behind. My car, for instance, will need some maintenance done on it in the next couple of months, yet I’ve been waiting because I didn’t and still don’t have the money to do it. I paid off all of my taxes early, so that I don’t have to worry about now. But, my wallet is decreased because of it. The price of gas, therefore the price of everything else, has increased quite a bit recently. It’s now about $3.15/gallon, whereas last year at about this time I paid $2.42/gallon. If the price of energy continues to rise exponentially, I am going to have some trouble along with the world economy.
The 2008 election is coming up real fast and I don’t like any of the choices. It will be interesting, however, who wins the Democratic nomination. If they were smart, Obama and Hillary would ask the other to be the Vice President when they become the nominee. I’ll probably be voting for McCain, but there are so many things about him I really dislike.
Braden and Mikayla, my younger siblings, entered photos and desserts into the county fair at home. Braden won 2nd Place for his photo and Mikayla was the Reserve Grand Champion. Braden also got 1st Place for his Banana Nut Muffins and Mikayla got 1st Place for a Pound Cake. Each of the food items made the sale, so Monday they will be auctioned for and the kids will get the proceeding money. I’m really proud of them. They are so much fun to be with. Since I moved to College Station, I haven’t been able to spend much time with them as I’d like. I really miss seeing them everyday before and after school. My family means so much to me.
I will add some pictures of “the kids” and their ribbons as soon as I can.