Saturday, September 13, 2008

Are You Registered to Vote?

Can you believe it's already mid-September? The 2008 Presidential election is just weeks away, and voter registration deadlines are even sooner. Please make sure you are registered to vote at your current residence so that your voice is heard in November, no matter who you vote for!

Here's a handy site where you can confirm that you are registered, find out about early and absentee ballots, and you should eventually even be able to check your polling location.

Full Disclosure: This site is sponsored by Obama for America.

Saturday, September 6, 2008



Not that I would, mind you. Just that I could.

Monday, September 1, 2008

So Long, Summer

So this weekend was the unofficial end of summer. For the CoasterFamily, summer ended not with a bang, but with a slow fade. We're all getting a little tired of the hot weather, I think, and have gotten lazy.

We watched college football, kid movies, and the news on television. We played with balloons, legos, dolls and crayons. We avoided yardwork like the plague. Oh, we did a little cleaning, a little shopping, and a little home renovation, but for the most part, we just stayed around the house and took it easy.

Even so, I'm beat. Even on days when we're not doing much, there's still the daily business of potty training, attempting to feed the kids food that's actually good for them rather than succumbing to the siren call of the fast food joints for every meal, and trying to maintain patience in the face of whining, fighting, and misbehaving (but lovely!) children.

I'm looking forward to fall. I'm looking forward to cooler weather, long sleeves, and football games. To crock-pot meals and changing leaves. To chili. To planning for the holidays. To fires in the fireplace, and s'mores with the kids.

So long to the August doldrums. Bring on fall!