Friday, October 24, 2008

Thinking of Grandma

I woke up and started a pot of coffee. I really appreciate having mornings to myself, even if it's only for a few minutes. As I scooped my beans, I started to hum pretty sporatically and pretty low. Immediately, I was reminded of Grandma Jo. Grandma loved spending time alone, and even when people were around, there were times she just wanted to observe and have things quiet. In those moments, you could often hear her let out a few, low hums.

I love that I "inherited" that from her. It's quite soothing :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yes, I voted!

Andrew and I went to the Tamarac Square Mall (right across the street from our apartment) today for early voting. We were given paper ballots! I've never used a paper ballot before, but all the elderly volunteers were eager to assist me, and pretty soon, I was using paper ballots like a pro.

I went in with a list of all my choices checked, so I was in and out in no time. What fun! And now I have an "I voted" sticker to don.