Friday, May 01, 2009


The "Meet the Candidates" forum is over. Thank goodness. It was a stressful night. It started promptly at 7 p.m. When I looked at my watch at 7:36, I couldn't believe only 36 minutes had passed. It felt like days. I could feel my knees shaking most of the night.

I wore this dress. With these shoes. A yellow pendant. And my favorite red, three-quarter-sleeve cashmere cardigan.

I haven't caught the re-broadcast yet. I'm not sure if I want to watch it. I don't want to re-live the agony.

Today is "Twin Day" at the boys' school. Our friend, Lorenzo, wanted to be twins with Jackson, so we turned it into "Triplet Day" instead. Lorenzo's shirt has an arrow pointing in each direction. Just like the campaign shirts, these were made from boys' under shirts and iron-on transfers.

* One of our chickies (Popcorn) has an injury. When I came down to check on them this morning, the rest of the flock was acting kind of strange and were all huddled away from the light. I saw one "resting" by the light. Upon closer inspection I noticed Popcorn had a piece of chicken wire stabbing her in the back of the neck. It was a bloody mess. Literally. She was stuck. Joe had to remove her. We had to separate her from her friends because they were pecking at the dried blood. Mason cried. It's his chickie. I think she'll need lots of TLC today. (We also put a glob of Neosporin on it and added animal antibiotic to her water.) I hope she makes it. For Mason's sake.

* Saturday night I have another 5K. Joe, my sister, and my brother's fiancee are running, too. As long as it doesn't rain too hard, I think it will be great. I'm looking forward to it now, which is a change, because I've been dreading it for months.

* Evening campaigning with the family is going well. As long as we bring water and snacks, they are happy. Meeting town members has been fun. It's a little strange when they already know me.


Karyn said...

I'm sure you dazzled everyone at he "meet the canditates" forum! Fear not!

And those t's are adorable.

And sorry to hear about the chick. I hope it's okay!

amandajean said...

i'm proud of you for even running! I'll be the forum was stressful, and i'm like you...i doubt that i would want to re-watch it. :) your boys are cute. um, i mean, handsome.

Diane said...

No doubt, you did very well at the forum! Best wishes in your campaigning too.

Fingers are crossed for Mason's chick to heal quickly.

Suzanne said...

Go Lera go! You inspire me with the whole 'running' your body letalone 'running' for office! I will be routing for you the entire way... all the way from Boston!