It's almost here.
What took it so long??
There's not a person among us who isn't ready for this election to be over.
So, I hope, we'll all be voting on November 8th, if we haven't already done so.
But I'm not here to campaign.
I mean . . . whose mind isn't already made up?
I'll just quietly tell you I've already voted.
This is an election that got me out of the house and actually working for my party at the grass roots level.
The Watauga County Democratic Party is the most hardworking group of people I've ever had the honor and pleasure of getting to know.
There are a lot of stories here in my little corner of North Carolina - some of them you've even watched being reported by Rachel Maddow.
We haven't been alone. The stories have been widespread, sadly.
Voter suppression has been real.
And soon, it'll be over.
Pretty soon we'll all know if the candidates of our choice will be serving.
Will we have our first woman president?
All elections are important.
But am I exaggerating when I say this is the most important one of our lifetime?
I don't think I am.
So, like many of you, I'll be sitting in front of the TV Tuesday evening until this election has been decided.
Until I know whether or not we're going to finally get to hear people say the words, "Yes, Madame President" for the next four years.
Either way, there will be tears.
A great deal of tears.
And I imagine I'll be chatting with a lot of you via Facebook Tuesday night.
And I'm pretty sure we'll all have a box of tissues close at hand.
Chocolate. A lot of chocolate.
How 'bout you, Dear Reds, will you be watching the election returns, or waiting until the next morning to learn who our new president will be?
Anyone hosting an election party? If so, do tell - what are you serving?
Or, planning a quiet night at home eating things like chocolate and pizza and having your favorite adult beverage?