Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Michigan Spring and a Giveway
I found out that my favorite boss died yesterday, former Detroit mayor, Judge Roman Gribbs. We worked together for thirteen years and did some temporary work together after that. He was 90 and, the last time we talked, several months ago, he expressed so much gratitude for his life, his family, his wife. Working with him for 13 years was the best job I ever had.
I started my Blog almost 9 years ago, on April 11, 2007. There have been so very many changes in my life since then. I've moved to a different house in a different city and now I am working my way toward selling this house, too. I've had good bosses and bad ones -- one very good and a couple very bad. I've gotten out of a terrible relationship and spent a lot of time alone. I've left two jobs and gained a bunch of new hobbies. I got all three amateur radio licenses. I learned to target shoot, climbed a rock wall, did some fly fishing and zipped on a zip line. I joined a search and rescue group, ended up on the board of directors, and took national courses in search management and planning. I made a bunch of crafts and cooked and baked a bunch of food. Somehow, the less I've had to do, the busier I seem to have gotten. I've met some really nice people. I've gained and lost the same ten pounds over and over and over again. I've discovered that I am still capable of loving someone again, which was something of a surprise, but also that loving someone doesn't require them to love me back. I've seen one of my children move to Louisiana and back again to Michigan. I've watched another child move from New York to Michigan and then to Louisiana. I've added a lot more gray hair. I've spent time with friends and siblings and done little bits of traveling. I've enjoyed two grandchildren who are growing up way too fast, and gained a grand-dog. Through these nine years my health has remained good enough to not complain about, and I've never gone hungry or been without a place to sleep. Indeed, life is good.
I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my nine year blogivesary. The way it looks now, the prize will include one of my favorite candles, a braided bracelet and a zipper pouch I made, and a button from my search and rescue group.