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Super Tuesday…Ash Wednesday…Maundy Thursday….Good Friday…
February 6, 2008, 8:24 am
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Aren’t these presidential primaries exciting??? We stayed up last night past our normal bedtime of 8:30 pm to watch some of the results come in. We couldn’t, however, stay up to wait for those West coast results. Looks like McCain is the man to beat on the GOP side, no real shocker there. But I love how tight the race is between Obama and Clinton. Can’t wait to see how that pans out. So exciting! Bill and Hillary…maybe Chelsea…Barack…better pay us a visit here in Texas…rally things up! March 4 rolls around and you know what’s going to happen…Texas votes…and I will turn 32 freakin’ years old. Holy cow!

The primaries are so confusing in so many ways. Delegates and superdelegates…caucuses versus elections… Every state does it differently and there are even differences between the two parties of how they place the nominations at the big party conventions. I had to pull out some old college textbooks to refresh my memory, and even then, it was just a swarm of confusion at the Luckey house. Even if I did have a really good grasp on each state and each party and how the votes were cast, it wouldn’t matter…it will be what it will be, no matter how hard I try to make a good prediction!

But – I can’t wait to see what it will be. Let’s just get this over and done with, get our two candidates, let them choose their running mates, and let the mud slinging begin! Yay! I’m not sure if I’m so excited because I want to get the current dog-and-pony show OUT of there, or if it’s because this race rolls around only every four years. Like waiting for a comet or something.

And, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Todd and I talked about what we’re “giving up” this season. Of course, you don’t always have to give something up – you can take on something good, or better. Last year around this time I was pregnant and had given up so much already (specifically red wine and soft cheeses) that I just lumped all my sacrifices into one Lenten pot. This year, it’s not so easy. We thought of giving up Natalie for 40 days…But no one would take her. So we had an idea…giving up one of our salaries for the season. The whole point of Lent is to become aware of the things in your life that you put before God. (Meaning, ahead of him…in higher priority than him…) It’s about sacrifice and fasting. Atonement. Living with less than what we’re accustomed to, financially, will certainly help us get the perspective we need this season. Who knows, maybe we can’t do it? We’ll see. I think we’re going to try.

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I hope you’re giving up the smaller of the two. 😉

Comment by jen

Who did you ask to take Natalie. Evidently it wasn’t us, because Uncle Dan would have signed us up immediately!

Comment by Big Sis




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