I shut off the television for less than 10 minutes last night so I could say goodnight to my daughter and when I turned it back on, they had declared Obama to be the 44th president of the United States.
I am blown away at the lengths people went this election to make sure their vote was counted. Oregon conducts its elections by mail only, which I personally love, but I wonder if I would have been dedicated enough to wait hours (sometimes in rain and other poor weather) just for the chance to cast my vote. Honestly? I'm not sure I'd be dedicated enough. Back when I lived in states with in-person voting, I don't think I ever had to wait more than 45 minutes or so for my chance in the voting booth.
And I was happy to see the old McCain I remember from the 2000 election with such a gracious concession speech. I was amused, though, by the change in his body language toward his running mate. At the GOP convention when Palin was announced as McCain's choice, they looked like they liked each other. I didn't think it looked that way last night.
Well, it will be interesting to see what the next four years bring.
I saw my internist today and she scolded me for not starting antibiotics over the weekend. So I'm officially back on Avelox for what we're pretty sure is a sinus infection.
I see my gastroenterologist tomorrow to discuss whether he thinks there's any chance I'm having absorption issues based on my low Vitamin D and ferritin levels. I have my doubts, but what's another specialist in the mix? At least he's an old friend. I saw him regularly for about five years (2000-2005) due to repeated peptic ulcers caused by anti-inflammatories.
Meanwhile, I should find out soon the details of how our health insurance will change in January. I'm hoping for better coverage rather than worse, but you never know. We will change carriers, from the regional Providence Health Plan to an Aetna plan.
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