I don’t have a lot of time to spare. Call it poor time management, but I think I’m overambitious and try to cram too much into the short window I have while my kids are at school. But last Friday, I set aside 2 hours to go down to the Obama headquarters in Culver City to help get people to vote.
When I arrived (late because I had to get work done in the morning), I was surprised by the lack of hustle and bustle. There weren’t many volunteers and my job was to call around to get volunteers to come into the office for the weekend. Making calls during the middle of weekday isn’t so easy, I have to tell you. The people who are home aren’t thrilled to be getting a call. One woman said she was home with two sick kids and couldn’t volunteer. I wanted to say, “don’t use the sick excuse with me lady. I invented that excuse.” (Mostly because it’s always true! We’re sick all the time here and I was sick on Friday and still am today). But I let it go. I thought of all the things I needed to do at home, which included baking a cake for son’s school party, cleaning my house, doing other work, and getting the kids ready to to to a friend’s house so my husband and I could have a date night. After that I needed to go on the “date night” and try to forget how tired and sick I was.
Well, I’m sick again today with asthma that sent me to the doctor. I came home with four prescriptions and feel like crap. But I’m going to pick up my kids from school and we’re going to vote. No matter what.
If you do one thing the rest of the day. One thing at all, please vote!.