Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Voted!!

I live in Illinois. This is a fact. It is also a fact that 5 out of our last 7 governors are or have been in jail or are headed there. Yesterday another alderman plead guilty to corruption charges, he makes 28. Awesome aren't we. "Chicago politics" has become the namesake of corruption in this nation.
That being said today was our primary election. There has been a lot of talk about this election and how republicans could take over what has been staunchly democratic for some time.
Now those that know me and my politics know that while I am conservative I am not affiliated with either party. In fact I find the whole partisan system to be corrupt, but alas it is what it is. And today was a primary election so I had to decide which party to vote with. Being the conservative that I am I voted wtih the republicans.
Now the cute moment. So it is all senior citizens that run the polling places around here and the people ahead of me were voting democrat. When the lady went to hand me a republican ballot she said to me whispering "there has been a big republican turn out today, usually all democrat, but people are fed up with what is going on and excited to vote republican." I found it very cute that she would tell me, and even more cute that she felt the need to whisper, but also very exciting. Maybe some in Chicago and Illinois are finally deciding that they are tired of the pattern of corruption and ready to try for something better.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ice Cream for Breakfast :)

My wonderful husband is above all things a sugar addict. He loves all things sweet, especially syrup, cookies, and ice cream.

So on Friday night we were discussing what we wanted for breakfast the next morning. Saturdays we usually make something yummy for breakfast and take a break from our cold cereal ritual. We decided on crepes. I love crepes and had them for breakfast growing up and always enjoy them. Plus I had some frozed berries that I wanted to fill them with. Sounds yummy right?

After we decided on the crepes Eric mentioned putting vanilla ice cream in them as well. I kind of laughed it off thinking he was joking because really, who eats ice cream for breakfast?

Well Saturday morning came and we got up and started making breakfast. I made the crepes and Eric thawed the fruit and added a little sugar to make a sort of syrup out of the juice (always yummy). He got out the powdered sugar and I thought we were good to go. Next think I know the big bucket of vanilla ice cream was sitting on the table. I laughed and followed his lead and put some in my crepe.

It was fabulous! It was totally dessert for breakfast and I would totally do it again! I have discovered another perk to being married to Eric; I can have ice cream for breakfast ;)