Spring Break

The Senate has been in session for a little over a month now and they are kind of making a dent in the well over 2,500 pieces of legislation that were filed.

I think the Senator told me they were averaging about 70 bills a day?  Not too shabby.

On another note, my mother-in-law turned 85 last week. She invited me to go to her garden club with her next month.  I love that woman! Really, I do. You have no idea how much.  She is an amazing lady and I have written about her before.

It’s also spring break here in Oklahoma, and let me tell ya – as tax payers….y’all are getting your money’s worth.  No spring break for those elected officials down at the marble palace.  The Senate will be in session all week which means we are …um, here…at home….

And, we’re having fun with that……

I think.

SW

Caught on Tape….

…or something like that.  Our friend Pam, who works at the Capitol with the Senator, posted this fun video of some real action happening down at the marble palace.  Pam has a blog, takes awesome photos and can now add videographer to her list of accomplishments. Here, she caught a little glimpse of life as a capitol intern and two Oklahoma teens making the most of walking the halls shouting “Roll Call,”  over and over again.

Seriously, this young man should have a radio gig before he graduates. Awesome voice.  Maybe they can record him doing his ‘roll call’ thing and simply punch play every day. Might lighten things up down there if you know what I mean….

Thanks Pam for catching this one on video!

Opening Bell, Part II

Yesterday was my favorite day to be at the Capitol….and I missed it!  Yep. Did not get to go see my fellow legislative wives, or hear the Governor’s State of the State address or stalk the Senator and follow him around taking pictures.

We had one not 100% at home and he needed a little nursing back to good health…and, because I am not the elected official around here naturally that was my job. But, it would have been my job anyway!

My intelligence sources on the ground said the Senator introduced the Doctor of the Day.  Yes, there really is a Doctor of the Day down at the marble palace just in case someone gets sick. He also ran a resolution honoring the 100th birthday and legacy of Ronald Reagan. Not a shabby start for his first day back on the job.

Evidently, the Senator sat with some new freshman House members in their Joint Session for the Governor’s State of the State address and was in meetings for the rest of the day.  Fun Times.

I would have been hanging with my home girls up in the Gallery and enjoying some colorful conversation.

Here is a photo from a few years back with one of my favorites out east on I-40.  We call them every time we pass through their neck of the woods which is definitely one of the perks of the Senator’s public service.  You have friends in every corner of the state.  And, that is a really good thing.