Stuff and happenings

My dear friend S. shared this image from Orlando’s airport on her Facebook a while back, and looking at my last post and the subsequent hiatus, I thought it would be the proper segue back into the blog routine.

How have you been?

What’s New: I’ve got a guest blog over at my friend Jenna Quentin’s.  It is about inspiration and how images can help with that. Do you find images inspiring? I certainly do.  Come see me over there and check out the teddy bear that ignited my inspiration for the post and leave a comment while you’re at it.

What’s News: So where the heck have I been?  I spent the better part of last week preparing for a hearing at the House of Representatives in my state capital in Colorado.  We learned while there that the dome of this building is actually still plated in gold leaf. The crew that installs it is one of very few in the world that have retained this skill as part of their trade, and they apply the gold from 7″ squares of gold leaf sheets using cotton balls. Can you imagine?  

Denver’s Capital Building (dome refurbish underway)

My org’s bill to create a Child Loss Awareness license plate was brought before the Transportation Committee. We were so nervous and excited about testifying, and were glad that we had prepared statements to be read aloud. There wasn’t a dry eye among the committee as five of us shared our stories and explained why this license plate is important to us. The committee was so amazing, very moved by our testimony, and honored us with their own thoughtful words. Several made a point of having their statements heard about how heartfelt their “yes” vote was.  In the end, the committee voted unanimously to approve the bill!   

This has been years in the making, and we still have a few more hearings to go, but we are now one step closer to this:

remembering a child – www.rowantreefoundation.org

Reading: I’m about 3/4 of the way through Game of Thrones Book 3 – A Storm of Swords – and dear sweet Jesu this man can tell a story!  If there is anyone out there looking for something to read who has not yet partaken, please just do yourself a favor and pick this up.

Enjoy the weekend people!

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