November 23rd was Black Friday. I am proud to admit, I did NOT go to a big box store, mal, strip mall, towne center, no where with a crowd. Instead, due to sheer life and death dependency, I rang in “small business Saturday” a day early and went to see Stacey at The Neighborhood Pharmacy in Del Ray on Mount Vernon Avenue. I love my hood. I am thankful for Stacey and her Del Ray Pharmacy. I’d be lost without her. See, I need people as much as people need Do More. It’s a fabulous circle.
November 24th was not only Small Business Saturday; it was Rivalry Weekend for college football. I am thankful for the University of Michigan’s Team #133 for providing us with some family bonding on Saturday afternoons this year and for the past 4 years. It was a hard fought loss to “that school in Columbus” but well played by our Senior Quarterback who’s been so fun to watch, Denard Robinson! Go Blue & Congrats to the George Mason Patriots on their college hoops win Saturday evening.
Sunday November 25th I found myself thankful for Sue Goodhart & the Goodhart Group. See, on Sunday’s from 1 – 4 p.m. I hold homes open for Sue Goodhart of McEnearney Associates, Inc. and get to talk to buyers, some serious, some not so much, nosey neighbors, and friends just popping in for the home tour and a chat. Fun way to avoid watching football all afternoon! Thank you for trusting me, team!
Today, Monday, November 26th I am thankful for friends and family again, only this time I mean my A Squared family. So great to see my baby brother this afternoon as he met me at the Blake Transit Center in the heart of Ann Arbor after class and we had a lovely lunch. First time I’ve seen him at school since he’s been legal, so we went to a neighborhood brewpub, The Jolly Pumpkin, and shared a beer! Yum!
Today I worked with one of my very first clients and accountant, Viv, as she’s generously putting me up (& putting up with me) for a few days. Tonight… Zingerman’s Roadhouse! I can’t wait. If I go missing, I’m in Ann Arbor. You heard it here first!
Now just a little side story overheard at the airport this morning:
An elderly man across from me has an escort with him awaiting a flight to DET.
Escort: “So, you ready to go back to the big city?”
Nice Man: “Oh, I’m just passing thru Detroit to get to Ann Arbor!”
Amen to that. I smiled big.
LES: “Me, too! Go Blue!”
(love that it’s such a universal phrase!)