And I work next door.
See, here is the Capitol of Virginia taken from my office window. This is the rear view- it's much more impressive from the front.
Why am I telling you guys about this? Well, for several reasons. The first- my job is connected to the legislature in a lobbying sort of way although I am not a lobbyist myself. Tonight our offices will be filled with politicians and their staff. We will entertain them until the Governor's State of the Commonwealth speech. Second- this could hamper by beloved work day blog time. That's the biggest reason, right?
The last thing- well, maybe I take all this for granted and it really is exciting. I certainly count myself lucky to have a great job. And I bet there are a few of you that would love to come and walk around and feel the vibe of it all. It is sort of fun when you are sitting in the park having lunch and black trucks pull up and the governor hops out. Or you find yourself on an elevator filled with lobbyists and their agendas. Or your office becomes a legislative war room with pizza boxes scattered about.
I am going to look at it all through new eyes today. I am going to enjoy my view, welcome my temporary neighbors. I am going to forget the stress and long hours the session can bring and count myself lucky to have a job with some Assembly required. The General Assembly that is.