I cannot NOT blog about this week.
It’s been uneventful (unfortunately) on the work front, but VERY exciting in the extra-curricular activity category for so many!
Monday – drove “my boys’ (yes, I’ve adopted two Freshman that I drive to Bishop Ireton in the mornings) to school and then had a client cancel due to a migraine (yuk!) so I spent the rest of the day tallying health insurance expenses paid in 2011 and emptying the binder so it’s ready for 2012 paperwork. Here’s the stack I created:
Insurance ppwk, et al 2011
I would say that is indeed thicker than a ream of paper from Staples for sure!
And I got to witness DC’s first snow “storm” from my office (bedroom!) window!
First Snow 2012!
Tuesday – drove my boys again and another client had canceled with step throat, which I don’t want, so I got other things done instead. Oh yeah, I took my friend for a belated birthday lunch at his favorite place in Tysons and then attended Sabrina’s Winter Concert (5thgrade) and was serenaded by the “Attack of the Slide Trombones.” Couldn’t resist a pic with the rockstar afterwards! She takes after her big brother & sister musically to a T. So cute to see them all growing up so fast!
Sabrina & LES
Wednesday was a day I have waited for since August 23rd. Adam Ebbin was sworn in to the Virginia Senate in Richmond with a LOT of pomp and circumstance! I was honored and delighted to take a car full of lovely ladies down for the festivities. I drove Ruth Brannigan, a friend and neighbor to Adam and I in Auburn Village and a proud 4th grade teacher at the Mount Vernon Community School in Del Ray. I had my mother in the car who literally let out a cheer and raised pumped fists after seeing “Vote Counted” on the screen when she voted early and in-person for Adam Ebbin in the primary. But by far the best guest of all was that I had the privilege to drive State Senator Patsy Ticer down with us from Alexandria to Richmond to see her successor sworn in. It was pretty cool to have her with us and use her perks like the parking pass that had yet to expire!!!
We went to a reception in Adam’s new Senate office and visited with old and new friends and there was much jubilation in the air.
Lauren & Rama...We started all this!
Patsy, Adam & Mary Margaret
Adam's 30th District Seals
Soon after coffee & pastries we went across to the newly renovated State Capitol building. Very cool!
The Virginia Senate 2012
Patsy, of course, went and sat in the Senate chamber, while Ruth and mom and I joined Clark Mercer, newly “finished” Chair of the Alexandria Democratic Committee, and other friends and fans of Adam’s in Senate Room 3 to watch the swearing in on the jumbo-tron. Such a fun day!
Afterwards Patsy said, “So are we going to go get lunch?” Why, of course! She said, “Where do you want to eat?” I quickly said “You’re the one who used to work around here, take us somewhere good!” “Well, I don’t assume you want to head to the cafeteria then, huh?” Yeah – no! We donned earmuffs and walked to Gibson’s on the corner and had a lovely leisurely lunch and toasted the end of one era and the beginning of another!
- Lauren & Patsy take Richmond!
A fun day was had by all!
Let’s end this entry on that happy note.
The rest of the week in the next edition of The Adventures of Do More with LES!