Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Letter to Mary

  We are in Florida having a great time with Dylan (and his Mom and Dad).  We got here around Dec. 1 and plan to stay until Feb. 1.  Our other kids are both arriving on Dec. 22 - Jana will stay with us, and "Uncle Tom" will stay at Laurie's - he always has to be the closest to Dylan :)

 Laurie and Chip have just put in a new pool.  It's filling with water right now as I type!  It's gorgeous, and I'm sure it will be a highlight of this year's holiday.

Regarding my health,  right now I'm feeling normal, believe it or not!  My Dr. told me to establish a connection down here with a Doc who could then order blood tests, etc.  So I have a standing order with a local lab, I like the people at the clinic, and I feel really good about it.  They took my complete history and requested records, etc., and so every time we come down here, I have that good connection.  Yay!

 My feelings about recent Michigan legislative action are not fit for public consumption.  It seems that things are changing faster than we can keep up with them.  I love Michigan, born and raised here - lived in Big Rapids, Belleville, Ann Arbor and T.C. and love every one of those places.  Now, it's embarrassing to even have a conversation with people about Michigan because there's no explaining what the heck is going on in Lansing.  I just hate the whole mess, and especially the outcomes (union busting, abortion restrictions, anti-public school inroads, gun control).   This is the first time in my life that I would actually consider moving away from my beloved State.  So many things that I admire and value about Mich. are being flipped over to the completely opposite side.  Before you know it, they'll even institute the death penalty, or something else equally reprehensible.  Ugh.