Did you vote? If so, and you're a blogger, feel free to snag this graphic.(Yes, I know it's incredibly feminine. If any male bloggers are upset about that, I'd be happy to make you one with a picture of a backhoe, baseball cap, or big screen TV.)
We dressed in red, white, and blue as a family and drove to the polling place.
It's encouraging to me that I drove into the parking lot at 6:59, with polls opening at 7, and we still had to wait 15-20 minutes to vote. I'm excited about the turnout this election. I thought about voting early, but in our county paper ballots are available on election day and not during early voting, and I'm one of those anti-e-voting wackos.
Zoodle did great. Chickie did well (entertaining herself by squishing ants in the waiting area), until The Engineer got back to the voting booth with her and she saw a pen. "I want to DRAW, Daddy!" she cried. She threw a tantrum when she wasn't allowed to turn the ballot into a work of art. Thankfully I was ahead of them and was able to trade kids with The Engineer so that he could cast his vote.
I may head to Starbucks today. In honor of Election Day they are offering a free 12 ounce coffee to anyone who asks for it. My friend Amy also let me know that participating Ben & Jerry's shops are giving away free ice cream from 5-8 p.m. To find a participating location, go to this site. And thanks to Angie for posting about participating Krispy Kremes' giveaway of star-shaped donuts, if you have an "I Voted" sticker. We may not all agree on who should be President, but free stuff has a way of uniting us, doesn't it?