Sunday, October 21, 2012
The day after
So, in case you are wondering, our Mayor was re-elected last night. It was a close race with the margin being less than 250 votes. Of the 5 Councillors who re-offered, 4 were re-elected but sadly one was defeated. So we will have 2 new faces around the table next month.
Yesterday morning started at 6:50am with a ringing cell phone as I raced out the door and ended at 10:30pm when I dragged my tired body home on swollen throbbing feet. (But those boots looked fabulous) However my new election day suit was wasted. It is the end of October for Pete's sake and the weather was in the 70's. Certainly not conducive for my outfit which was meant for a late October cool, crisp day. That fabulous wool tweed jacket was not on me once and the cute turtleneck was torturous.
While we work on election day we usually just grab junk food on the run. Yesterday 2 of our male coworkers arrived with contributions of a hot, home cooked meal for us. Awwww, sweet right?
Warm corn bread and a great Philippine inspired rice and chicken dish. It sure beat the pizza we were planning to order.
Today I went back to work and tried to clean up some of the mess. The rest of the day involved just doing nothing. I sure miss my hook, but I think it will be another few days before I pick it up again. Office moving day for me is scheduled for Thursday. So after I finish all the election reports it is time to start packing boxes. It is amazing the crap you accumulate over 16 years. If I was smart (and had more time) I would purge, but the truth is I probably will just fill boxes.
I sure have missed regular blog posting and reading. It's great to have some time back!!