Sea Life and Senators

Roughly ten years ago, my Senator had an opportunity to attend a conference in Puerto Rico, and the kids and I tagged along because, well who wouldn’t want to go to Puerto Rico, right? Coincidentally, I had met a lovely mom friend through American Mothers from Puerto Rico and she was kind enough to show us some of the beautiful sights including the Capitol building in San Juan… which the Senator loved. … Continue reading Sea Life and Senators

Old Home Week, Part II

I spent the better part of my day today watching seven hours of Senate Confirmation Hearings for Cliff’s former colleague and friend, Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt.  He has been tapped to to head the EPA, and in today’s polarized society, has come under some pretty heavy fire from the left. We first met Scott and his sweet wife Marlyn, back in 2002 when Cliff … Continue reading Old Home Week, Part II

Me, My Twitter and Meryl

Along with what appeared to be a flood of Americans, I too, took to Twitter last night debating the merits (or lack thereof) for Meryl Streep’s manic diatribe about the 2016 Election and Donald Trump. I have been reluctant to share my politics on social media sites like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook because that’s my personal space where I connect with “my friends.” The people who … Continue reading Me, My Twitter and Meryl

Bag of Skittles

I had a unique opportunity to be up close and personal with one of the candidates for POTUS this past weekend.  Well, not really “up close and personal,” but in the same room if that counts. Okay, maybe it was up close and personal but it was also a packed house, full of people. Those cute collegians with the big phones were super skilled on … Continue reading Bag of Skittles


There is nothing quite like getting to spend time with your oldest and dearest friends. The kind of friends you have known forever, literally since birth, but don’t necessarily get to see as much as you’d like in person because you live a couple hundred miles apart….or, one of them is kinda famous. Thank goodness for modern technology and social media that keep us all … Continue reading Friendsgiving

Libraries & Magnolias

This week, the Senator and I did a really fun thing.  We got together with my parents and hosted a little get together for a dear friend of ours, Sean Burrage, who is the President of a University in the Southeastern part of our state. Sean is a special friend who not only served in the State Senate with my Senator, but he also worked for … Continue reading Libraries & Magnolias

Political Theater

It is the second day of the Democratic National Convention and man, do they know how to put on a good show. Between the Bernie protests, a star studded line-up with celebrities and professional politicians, the convention chair got the boot and Bernie was booed by his own supporters for suggesting they throw their hat behind the nominee. I’m thinking what’s not to love, right? The stage in the arena, while … Continue reading Political Theater