November 4th

Healthy eats

Whole wheat tortilla, black beans, spinach, tomatoes, Colleen’s spicy tomato chutney, and quinoa — health wrapped in happiness.

This is the dinner I ate the night I voted for America’s first African-American President. I know one day I’m going to be telling my kids about today. It gives me chills.
Finally. Finally! We are going to have a president who represents my values, makes me proud and makes me want to be better. Thank you Mr. Obama. I know it hasn’t been easy going, but I’ve never been prouder of our nation.
January cannot come soon enough.


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27 Responses

  1. I am right there with ya!

  2. I am sad my state won’t carry Obama, but thrilled other states are taking care of business.

  3. I’m crossing my fingers that he wins here in FL.

    On a totally different topic: how did you cook that there quinoa, lil’ lady? We’re big quinoa fans in my house and that looks yummy.

  4. “January cannot come soon enough.” So ture.

    I can’t wait to tell my (yet to be born) son that mommy and I saw the first black president speak and that daddy shook his hand. It is a historic and amazing night!

  5. Yay! I am also honored to be a part of this election. I wished he’d won here in SC, but at least he is doing great elsewhere!

  6. Yay! Unfortunately I don’t think he’s going to win in Missouri, but I did my part to make it competitive! I love your twitter comment about kids in the White House again – I love those pics of Kennedy’s kids in the WH.

  7. Onward to change!

  8. I am so happy! I feel so grateful to have taken part in this election and I look forward to the future with hope. On the subject of dinner, yours looks yummy.

  9. I will agree to disagree with you Kel. Your dinner looks fabulous though! ~D

  10. For once in 12 years I sat and cried watching the returns…crying because I was so happy. How far we have come as a nation and what promise there is for what is to come.

    Hope has a wonderful feel to it, doesn’t it?

  11. America is looking so good right now. Feels amazing!

  12. After witnessing the tragedy’s of President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. I can not even begin to explain what today means to me. This is a day I have hoped for in our country. As the saying goes, we have come a long way baby! I am overhemlmed with hope and promise for our country. Yes we can. This is a night I will talk to my grandchildren and great grandchildren about. I cried to Heather. This is an amzing moment in our history.

  13. Obama! Whoo hoo! (Can you hear me screaming all the way over here in France?)

  14. WE WON!!!!!!! Me and my friend-collegue Cinzia are very thrilled today about the election! We are gonna to celebrate on our lunch break! You know that here in Italy our governement follows step by step US Presidency orders (sigh) so a good President for you is a very good President for us as well. We hope a real change will happen, we all need it.

  15. I’ve pretty much been crying since I voted yesterday with my little guy in my arms. Like you, I’ve never been prouder or more hopeful.

  16. Wendy Cooper November 5, 2008

    Amen Sister!!! It was overwhelming to watch the results last night. Obama’s speach was one I will always remember. Change is coming. I feel hopeful.

  17. Commenting late here…

    The tears do not stop flowing, I am so overjoyed. I know we have a long road ahead of us but I am so happy to be an American again.

  18. 11 weeks to go and so many decades in the making.

    I cried last night. I cried in the car this morning. And I think I even saw Bubba shed a tear during his speech last night.

    Welcome, new President, we’ve been waiting a long, long time for this.

  19. Amen, amen, a thousand times, amen.

  20. It’s fantastic! Whatever happens in the future, everyone can agree that it is so amazing to think of MLK Jr’s last speech where he speaks of the future that he will not see, and to hear BHO Jr.’s acceptance speech where he looks back to those days. I write this just a few miles from where MLK Jr. was jailed and am both amazed and in awe of what happened last night. I am so proud to be American in this moment.

  21. Obama is up for a tough time in office, he has a lot of cards stacked against him, and we cannot let him fail. Both because of what he represents and because of what it would mean to our country and each of us if he did.

    And when I say “what he represents,” I don’t mean his race. I mean his message that each of us can and must take responsibility for bettering our individual and collective circumstances. I believe that he is intelligent, thoughtful, openminded, deliberative, and in control. But didn’t win just because he was qualified, he won because he inspired millions of people to believe that their work could help move the country in the direction of their ideals, and, crucially, acted on that belief.

    People like Kelli, who want to make the world a better place, and don’t just wish for it but roll up their sleeves and get to work, are few and far between. I hope that average people, whatever their political persuasion, take the message from this election that ordinary people have a great capacity to make change, and that they’ll carry that message forward.

    In short, Obama has reminded us that we CAN. It’s up to us to make sure that we DO.

  22. Oh my gosh that looks good!

  23. Wow – that food almost makes me wish I were in the US to enjoy it, in spite of all the election madness! You do take the most amazing food photos.

  24. I know, I am really happy/excited/hopeful at how it all turned out..My first presidential election..and I felt like I was really a part of something that is really important, and historic, and something I will be telling my grandkids about some day.. 🙂

  25. mmmm….quinoa. yum.

  26. yes, yes, yes to all of this! i am so very proud. and what a treat it was to see FL go blue 🙂

  27. judy in carefree November 8, 2008

    Love your blog, but not your politics! Isn’t it wonderful that we can all have different opinions and still enjoy each other. Hope HE can do a faction of the things he wants to accomplish.