I think we should change the month and day for our presidential elections. I mean, two months out from Christmas.
I was at JoAnn’s (our big fabric and craft chain here in the US) yesterday and the lines were already really long. I’ve searched Pinterest (mostly my own boards because I have a lot of boards and a lot of “pins” without looking elsewhere) to inspire me. I’m going flannel and plaid this year.
Here’s some “pins” you might enjoy.
Here’s the fabric I bought. Only one plaid. It was all they had that I liked and that was on sale. I’ll head to Goodwill to look for some plaid shirts but this flannel, after all the discounts, was only $2.60 a yard. That’s even cheaper than a flannel shirt at Goodwill.
Oops, back to changing the day of our elections. (Pinterest always does distract me.)
It must have been a man who came up with this because no self-respecting woman would. The first of November is the beginning of the busiest time of the year, for women anyway. For men, it makes no difference.
Plus, it’s colder and the days are significantly shorter. Here in Michigan, it is already dark by 6:00 and with the time change coming up this weekend, it will be dark by 5:00 and that’s on a sunny day!
Think about it. Wouldn’t you rather vote during the spring or early summer when trees are starting to bloom and flowers are starting to spring up? Wouldn’t it put you in a better mood?
I mean this year no one is excited about voting anyway and we poor souls above the Mason-Dixie line really have to muster up some enthusiasm. These dark days don’t help our mood.
So let’s get a petition going to change the day of the election. We’re not an agricultural society anymore so we don’t have wait till the “crops are harvested.”
Let’s us women start a revolt. Let’s schedule election day somewhere in April, May, June, or July. We’ll just all be in a better mood.
Hmm, I guess I’m a “fair weather day” voter.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.