Thank you!

Wow! What a ride it has been. I still can’t find the words to express what the Primary Election Day was like — definitely a roller coaster of emotions. Although the outcome wasn’t what we had wanted, it was a very close race. Being ahead after the advance ballot count left me feeling optimistic. It […]

Election Day Eve

I’m excited for Election Day Eve — not the same excitement I feel on Christmas Eve. Maybe it’s because there will be no presents involved — there will be cupcakes though! It’s more like the excitement felt before a big game — you know it’s going to be fun, but at the end of the […]

You’ve Got Mail

Well, today was the day that it finally happened — a negative postcard about me arrived in the mail. My husband intercepted it before I arrived home from work — allowing time to discuss it with my kids. I mean, who wants to read something negative and totally false about their mom? They prepared to […]

Home Stretch, baby!

I can’t believe it’s down to single-digits! Only 7 more days until the election!! The past nine months have flown by! And I’ve been having fun this entire time. Seriously. Campaigning has introduced me to so many wonderful and extraordinary people and organizations — genuine and generous (not only talking financially either). I didn’t think it was […]

Got an A!

Ok, I’m back to making grades that I’m much more familiar with. Women For Kansas has put out their Voters Guide and my campaign has been given an A rating! Candidates who have demonstrated a knowledge of the issues, a clear commitment to the broader interests of the people of Kansas, and the courage to resist […]

I Got an F

I found out that I received my first F since 1990 (college algebra was not my friend). The NRA gave me an F rating. I was at least hoping for a D…C- at best. What does an F rating mean? “True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ […]

A Scouting Family

My family is a scouting family. I’ve been my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader since she was a Daisy (she’s now a Cadette) – now she’s doing the Indy Girl program and isn’t attached to a troop, so I’ve become her mentor. My son is a Life Scout (“this close” to Eagle). I was his […]

Survey says…

I used to watch Family Feud with my grandparents all the time. Every now and then I’ll catch the revised show with Steve Harvey (or watch a YouTube highlight of the funniest part). I’m sure the questions were just as risque then as they are today — probably more so today. There are certain questions […]

A servant’s heart

I attended the Olathe Junior Service League’s annual banquet. Not only as a guest but as a new provisional member for 2016-2017. The past year’s theme was Giving It Forward, based on The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Have you ever been somewhere and known instantly that that’s exactly where you should be? That’s how I felt […]