Monday, November 03, 2008

Will I Be Able to Vote??? and ... Socks

I cannot even believe this. How long have I looked forward to voting? How strongly do I feel about this election? You know the answers to both questions, I hope.

Guess what. I am totally sick, and I'm not sure if I'll make it to the polling place tomorrow--which is killing me.

I was fine all day until I went to pick up my daughter from school. I simply leaned over to pick up mail from the van floor (isn't that where you keep your mail?) and the whole van began to "spin." I bolted up and waited. The van stopped.

Since I love a mystery, I bent over again to see if it would produce the same thrill ride.


I made it home and have been reclined all evening, opening my eyes only to watch the high-brow culturally enlightening "Trading Spouses," except for now, and I'm about to toss. I have that sour feeling. I knew you would want to know every detail.

I think all of my political joking is coming back to haunt me. All I can think of is, ""

Also, I wanted to say ... socks? (I'm failing fast.)

That thing I wrote about mismatched socks the other night? One thing I have done in the past to help with sorting (so my kids had no excuses) is sew a matching stitch in either the toe or the top of ankle part.

My kids were so thrilled to have colored stitches in their socks--because if there's one thing kids desire, it's being different from everyone else and having a mom who is "unique." It's just one of the services I have perfected as a mom and wife.

And now, I must crawl away from the computer.


Tammy said...

Oh no, vertigo!

You MUST go vote, you just gotta. I'm praying for healing tonight so you can get out there! :-)

Tightening the Corset Again said...

I'm so glad I voted early!

Mocha with Linda said...

Maybe you can barf on all the O people in line and they'll have to go home.

So y'all don't have early voting up there, huh? I voted 10 days ago. I'm done!

RosyRose said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear you are sick! I hope it wasn't the apple butter:0 Please tell me it wasn't!
I know about sickness...just getting over my own brand! YUCK!
Get out the vote man...unless you cancel me then go ahead and stay home:) seriously, hope you are better by sunrise!

Liz said...

You poor thing! I am unfortunately much akin to the dizziness, so my heart goes out to you.

Can your hubby get you some Dramamine or Bonine? It always helps me, but it may cause you some drowsiness tomorrow. It will be worth it, though, if you really want to get out and vote.

Roxanne said...

Get a wheel chair. You MUST VOTE!!!!!!!!!! You are a battle ground state!!!!!!!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I'm praying for you too! You gotta vote! By the way, I know how that is, I have that happen too and it is debilitating. If that's how that word is spelled/spelt. whatever. Anyway, I am praying!

Lynn said...

Oh shoot, Trey got sick at school today and I am having the same feeling you are having! Yuck!

Hope you feel better soon!

Brenda Susan said...

So sorry you are sick. Maybe it's the short version & tomorrow morning will wake you with renewed strength & vigor. Boy, that sounded like a commercial or some weird novel! Hope you are better soon!

Leebird said...

You're just dizzy thinking about how scary the world will be if we don't get to get all "mavericky!"

Praying for a swift recovery for you! Lee

Oh...and as for socks? I put all of my boys' socks in a basket and let them duke it out. I quit sorting long ago.

DidiLyn said...

This is the strange way.We have the twin thing going on again this week, I guess.
I call good twin!
I have been off the computer for days because I couldn't get it to sit still so I could read, or blog, or type or anything. Good times.
Hope it leaves you quickly.

Tammy said...

Oh Linda...praying you are able to make it out to vote tomorrow and that you feel SO much better!

We need you, girlfriend!

Susanne said...

Oh no! Praying a good night's rest will shake it off.

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Oh Linda, I'm so sorry you are sick. I wish I was closer to you and we could crawl in together. I'm also really sick (fever and all) and am praying I can get into vote tomorrow. I've already told hubby that he'll give me a piggy back ride to the booth if that's what it takes. That's what "For better or worse" means buddy!

Life In Progress said...

I have a friend with a virus similar to what you're experiencing. Nausea, dizziness, "the spins" fun. It's been going around here. Several people have had it. The Dr. did give her some medicine to help with the dizziness.

Hope you feel better soon!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

How awful. And don't worry. Your heart is in the right place. Not many people out there are WELL and want to vote.

You could always call ACORN and ask someone to vote for you- LOL

Hope you feel better soon!!

Renna said...

You poor thing! :-(

One great thing about living in Texas is that we have early voting (I didn't learn until today that not al states do). Hubby and I voted last week.

I hope you're better tomorrow!

Becky said...

Poor Linda. :-( I will pray too that you will be not only well by morning but downright chipper so that you may go cast your ballot then come home in a great mood ready to post the entire experience here on your fantastic blog.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh girl, I am going to start praying right now that you will be able to make it. Really sorry you're sick.

And I aspire to your sock matching greatness. It eludes me every time.

annie's eyes said...

Oh, Lid, you have to vote. My vote on your diagnosis is allergies with inner ear upset. That can spin your world around. Feel better quick. Try some Claritin 12 hour melttabs if you think it's connected. Love, Annette

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Praying you'll be feeling well enough to go vote! I stood in line for 2 hours but it was worth it!



Debbie said...

Oh No! You can't be sick on election day. Plus, you are featured prominently on my post today with some linky love, plus I am having a everybody link your favorite post day and I so wanted you to join in. Stop by if you can!

Chatty Kelly said...

Hope you are feeling better.

However, if Obama wins your state, we will blame you for not voting. JUST KIDDING!

LISSALYNN2006 said...

so sorry that your sick...............But your a christian and we really need your vote...........please takae the time when you have it to check out my blog.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Oh...hope you're feeling better! I voted absentee so that I wouldn't have to stand in line on my broken foot and ankle. Any mom who would do the stitch thing in the socks for her kids NEEDS to be a part of the electoral process in this country! Go Supermom!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Ok, first of all Mocha with Linda just made me LOL!!

Secondly, I see you weren't hindered from voting, so I hope that means that you're feeling better? Hope so, friend. :)

Aunt LoLo said...'s spinning, "must vote"....sounds like you were hypnotized!!!


Thanks for stopping by Bubba Bubbles!!

PJ said...

Ah. This is where one sings, "Stop the Van and let me off. I'm tired of going round and round." But that was a bit before your time.

Michelle said...

You are so funny! Thanks for making my day.