Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pie in the Sky Part II

Here's a piece of awesome news: My request for a three-month leave has been approved by my editor David and my publisher Roger, two really awesome dudes, I have to say.

The Backstory: Mark started saying a year or so ago that he would like to take a long drive around the country and write a book about xxxxxxx (book-savvy friend Donna tells us not to say too much about the secret sauce!)

So in December or so I put the idea to David, my boss and a fellow xxxxxx afficianado. He immediately endorsed the idea, and seemed even to be wishing a bit that he could come with. He pitched the idea to Roger, my publisher, who also approved.

It's been over a year now since Mark collapsed just a few feet away from where I'm sitting now, heralding the beginning of his life as a sick guy.

One of the most amazing revelations of this awful experience has been just how awesome my bosses are. They have been incredibly giving, generous and understanding. I can't even begin to explain all the little and big things they have done to make this path easier for us to walk. They have really been amazing.

I tried to write a bunch of stuff just now about just how amazing they are, and all they have done for us since Mark got sick, but I deleted it. It all feels too personal and too much to get into.

So this is all I have to say: I wish such bosses upon you. Even in our misfortune, we are fortunate. And thank you, thank you.

More to come, on The Great Adventures of Cat Psychiatrist and Old Navy.


kateco said...


Rita said...

Way to go, Michelle!!!!!

And you are awesome for appreciating your awesome bosses.

I can think of a few people who could use you as a campaign manager.

Mark said...

Yes, it's true. They are excellent. David was especially giving tonight at the poker table, but that's another story for another day. Also, one of these days we'll explain why this is called the Pie in the Sky II Tour.

Great post baby.

freda said...

what wonderful guys they must be, I am so glad they are so kind. Over the years I had a couple of wonderful bosses, so glad you have them when you need them.