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About The Senator's Wife

I started this blog on a whim thinking it would be fun to write about politics while my husband served in the OK State Senate. The jury's still out on that, but having a front row seat on the sideline of Oklahoma politics has been one big adventure.


The Senator’s son left me the link to this video.  I am always curious when he wants me to watch something.  It’s like he is momentarily providing me a glimpse into his teenage world.

However, he does leave me lots of links to lots of football videos and he does ask that I watch replay after replay of college football with him.  So, this one came as no surprise.  The kid can watch replays of games and great football moments for hours on end.  In fact, he would rather watch replays of college football games from several years ago than the latest sports contest.  In fact, I caught him this weekend watching a video of the 2004 USC College Football Season.  I mean, really??

I like college football and all,  I am just not obsessed with college football.

Anyway, he left me this particular link last night and for some reason I just clicked.  And, I will say, somewhat surprised that this link wasn’t a highlight from the USC -UCLA game or the Best of Bedlam.

My boy has a softer, sensitive side and I love him for that.

Kleenex anyone?

Table Talk

Is there a rule stating that ones dining room table look like this if you are in charge of a big charity event?  Because I have been busy planning one for over a year now and this tables been occupied with various boxes and papers for…well, just about that long.

The last time it looked like this was three years ago during the Senator’s re-election campaign.  If you look closely you can even see the black sharpie marks which are a result of signing lots and lots of letters.  I can get past the black sharpie marks. Really, I can.  They give this table some character.  I’m not sure I can say the same for the sealing glue or the boxes and boxes of envelopes.
When this table is clear of clutter, it has been the host of many fun dining experiences.  I use that term loosely as I am no Martha Stewart!  I just know who to call when I need a professional, shall I say, “meal” and I have dialed that number on numerous occasions.  I am not shy.  Like the time we had the Governor and his wife over for dinner with the newly elected members of the State Senate.  I certainly was not going to trump out my culinary skills for that one!  But we did add a leaf to the already long dining room table to make it even longer and fed eighteen for dinner.  And just so you know, the Governor wasn’t bothered by the black sharpie marks either.
 I recently informed the Senator that Thanksgiving has been relocated this year.  He wasn’t worried.

Political Photographs

We had a serious dilemma around our house recently. No, there was not a leak in our roof, the dog was alive and well (the last time I checked) and the dish washer was in full working order…maybe.

No, it was much, much more disturbing than that! September had turned into October, and October was…well, almost over and the Senator did not have a current family photograph to use for next year’s re-election campaign.

We are picky about family photos that are used in campaign literature. They have to have that special element. Something that sets it apart, makes that person stand out. These photos have to be real, but at the same time capture the very essence of the candidate while exhibiting some form of positive energy. Personally, I like them to be edgy and unique. There is an art form to this and my BFF, the Pioneer Woman was just the right person to make it all happen this year.

Thank-you PW for alleviating the stress that knocked on my door daily. I have officially checked campaign photo off the ‘to do’ list!