Yesterday I studied the voter's pamphlet. I marked my choices in the pamphlet for all of the ballot measures and the state offices and the judges and the national offices.
Then my ballot came in the afternoon mail. I set it aside until today.
Here in Washington State we have all mail-in elections. Ballots began arriving in the mail this week. It is with great anticipation that many of my women friends have been awaiting this day; this day when we can mark our ballots for the women of our choice.
Oh, there were a few good men too. All in all, I voted for fifteen women, many of them judges or state representatives. Of course there was Patty Murray, our wonderful US Senator. I voted for them not just because they were women, but because they were the better choices.
And I voted for HER! It was emotional. I got tears in my eyes, and a great sense of relief flooded over me. I still feel on the edge of tears. What an election season it has been. But I'm done with it.
My friend told me at breakfast this morning that she had filled in all of the candidate bubbles. She still has to decide on the ballot measures, but she called her sister-in-law who lives nearby and told that her ballot was signed and that if anything happened to her before she completed it to make sure that it got mailed. This is important!
Now mine is signed and stamped and ready for the postal box! I plan to help make history again. November 8th can't come soon enough!
I want to thank all of you who commented on my last post. We are a community of strong women and a few good men. Most of us are of one mind on this election, but I especially want to thank the one who had the courage to stand up for her differing convictions. And to the one who said merely "Good-by", that's OK too. I will still continue to be political from time to time. If my message is unpleasant for you, why stick around. God speed.
And now I'm just going to go be quiet for awhile. Maybe my kitty will come sit on me and purr.