Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hoping for Change


I was blown away by the birthday comments! So many of you and so many kind sentiments...thanks so much!! Coming over here to Blogger was a big upgrade and I'm so glad that AOL lit the fire under my butt to finally get me to make the change. I kinda feel the same way about this election. Something is about to happen (fingers crossed!) that I really didn't think would happen in my lifetime. I LOVE people but I guess I'm guilty of a bit of pessimism when it comes to the way I think Americans handle race. You know, because the civil rights movement seemed like yesterday...I never thought we could come this far this fast. Of course it's long over due but still...I'm proud that race was not issue for the majority of Americans going to the polls. I feel a little awkward even bringing it up now but I think you guys know me and where I'm coming from. So you obviously know which way I voted...and race was not my sole motivation of course...there were so many reasons...almost none of which are partisan...(the only party I'm aligned with is the "crafter party") But anyway, enough about that. I don't like to speak of divisive subjects here...we've got a 24 hour news cycle that can fully handle that stuff. Just know that all my motivations were positive. And I hope the same goes for all of you guys.
I just wanted to pop on here today to thank you guys for thinking of me on my b-day. Me and Aaron are working on so much stuff that I'll be posting ultra soon! We're making stuff like bakers...fresh and by the batch. I can't wait to show you all the new stuff. We'll talk again after all the election smoke has cleared and then we can trade stories about our 2008 campaign experience. For now, if I could sum up my election experience with one word : Exhausting!
xoxo, Jenny
ps. if you haven't already...times almost up...please get out there and rock the vote...then get your free cup of starbucks!!!

28 comments:

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  2. I ROCKED MY VOTE a week ago, and although I'm nervous as hell, I think Obama has it. I'm still very anxious, though!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I rocked the vote in that Blue direction too! GObama!!

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  4. Yes...NJ and Minnesota went blue. Looks like a good night is shaping up...and a good future!!!!
    Kari

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  5. Hi Jenny! I am glad you had a great birthday!

    I cant wait to see your new items too! I am sure they are fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  6. Go Barack! OH it's not even 8pm yet here in CA and McCain is much closer in electoral votes than he oughta be in a sane world. But I know it'll all be okay. It simply has to be!!

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  7. I'm 100% with you on this one Jenny! Would have loved to vote for Obama too!
    It makes me so happy he won yeah, happy for all the colored people too and for the whole world! I cried tears of joy this morning when I found out he really made it, stayed up late last night but then had to go to bed and get some sleep, for being able to got to work today.
    This is fabulous!!!! :D
    Best wishes from Germany sends
    Carola xox

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  8. oh! I missed your birthday! happy birthday to you!! (a little late!)
    hugs
    vivian

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  9. Hey Jenny! What a happy night, huh? It just feels amazing to be a part of this and I really, truly feel full of hope. I'm hoping all of America will come around too. I'm so proud to be an American right now and so proud of my state Indiana for flipping to the blue. I live in an extremely republican county though and I've not been feeling the love for my Obama sign!

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  10. I think the world is finally smiling at us again. I am so happy this morning! The next few years will be tough, but totally worth it. Karin

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  11. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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  12. First off... Happy Belated Birthday, Jenny!

    Second... I love you America. I love you President [elect] Obama! We did it!!!

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  13. Happy really Belated Birthday Jenny!

    I wish I could share your sentiment on the outcome of the election! ;) But, I definitely share your thoughts on this milestone for our country!!

    ~ Jennifer

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  14. I am just so touched that you endorsed Barack Obama. What a wonderful wonderful world we are living in today!!

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  15. hello sweet rocken' doll...i just love your work...i am a huge fan and i have been lookin' for ya for years on ebay blog! yahoo what a honor to see you checked me out this kitten was surly tickled pink...thank you for the vintage inspired art...love it!!!!! what a talented kitten...swing by anytime...cat~ happy rocken' birthday!!!!

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  16. Your collage images are adorable! Congrats on a fab election!

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  17. Happy birthday, Jenny! I'm sure the Presidential victory was an awesome present. :)

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  18. I loved your post~ I felt excatly the same way!!!! I am so, so glad that you posted about this~ I was apprehensive about posting on my blog about this exact subject-You know normally I just stick with glass glitter and flea market excursions on my blog~I wasn't sure if talking about the election was appropriate~ but politics is very important to me and in my "real" job - our agency's funding is dependent on who is in office, so I devoted alot of time to this election and seeing Obama get elected...thanks for posting about it, you did it so eloquently. Go OBAMA!!!!
    ~Jenelle

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  19. Hi Jenny! I just sent you a question via Etsy :)

    I hope things are going well for you and Aaron!

    Big Hugs,
    Amy

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  20. Awesome post, perfectly written! So Happy!:0)

    See you soon girly! I'm gonna bring you a belated B-day gifty!

    xo
    Analise

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  21. I think it is safe to say Yipee! I am very happy the way our election turned out.

    I am in love with your ornaments and have been inspired by them to make flapper girl ornaments! Your blog and pictures are full of inspiration!

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  22. hi jenny - i'm sorry you didn't know of our little show in pt. pleasant - i would have LOVED to have seen you. i think it'd be fun to get together with you as i am in Wall and in dire need of fun art friends! my email is
    keeshagirl4@aol.com to reach me personally. i'll be in Red Bank Saturday, Nov. 22nd at the Two River Theater from 1:00-4:00 for the "Made for you" show. stop by if you can. will you be at any shows for the holidays?
    kecia
    p.s.
    happy belated!

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  23. so glad you had a great bday sweetie!! yay!! you deserve it! So happy Obama won too!! so cute!! I hope you are having a fantastic day!! big hugs!! xo Britt :-)

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  24. Great post, Jenny! Love the Obama song, I must be under rocks, I hadn't heard that before.
    xo Happy belated Birthday, too, sweetie.
    xo Lidy

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  25. I'm thankful that race is only an issue for a select few these days. And I'm thankful that many brought up in hatred are choosing a different way. Change is coming...

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  26. YES!!!! I too voted and cannot believe what has happened!! Something I too never thought would happen in my lifetime!!

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  27. Hi Jenny,
    Thank you for your lovely comment about my Etsy shop, now I've seen your blog and WOW! I shall definitely keep an eye on this! I noticed you like paper mache rabbits...I'm sure you must know Julie Arlell then,
    Susannah x
    (Malphi)
    www.malphistyle.com

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