Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Moving Forward

I stayed up to see it happen and I'm still slightly stunned. This is an amazing time to be a member of an interracial family. My children, especially my young sons, have a role model that I never dreamed they would have. This is by no means a political blog so I'll simply say this, for the first time in 8 years I feel a little hope politically.

Now it's time to get back to the business of frugal veggie living...

The holiday season is just around the corner. ThriftyFun ran a list of homemade holiday gift ideas to get you started on your holiday planning. You can also check out the holiday idea archives on my blog here. Of course you may decide to forego gifts alltogether in which case you'll want to check out Buy Nothing Christmas.

No matter what you decide, you'll need some great food to go along with your decision. Check out the archives on vegetarian holiday cooking.


Angelina said...

While I'm not part of an inter racial family, I have felt for so long that being part of an inter racial country means that everyone should feel represented and I am so proud of my country right now which is a great feeling because it's been a long time since I've felt any.


Your political button made me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Obama and for hope...I have been grinning all day :o)

beauty and bread said...

thank you for this post. it IS so great to feel hopeful about the future. and i appreciate the links regarding gift-giving this holiday season. homemade gifts are definitely so much more meaningful, and it's always good in this culture to have a reminder of ways other than spending that we can use to show people we care about them!

wingraclaire said...

I'm a teacher of fourth and fifth graders; it was so wonderful for my students of all races to see this happen. Even the McCain (or Nader, or other) supporters had to admit it was a history-making day... and they will always remember it!