Stepping out

For the first time in several years, we went out on New Years Eve.  For Christmas, I gave hubby tickets to the Infamous Stringdusters at RamsHeadLive in Baltimore, booked a room at the Marriott Renaissance.  Turned out to be such a fun night.  We met some friends for dinner at Peter’s Pour House and then on to hear some great music.  The crab cakes were delicious as to be expected in “Bawltimere.  Cabinet opened the show.IMG_2971Obligtory “selfie”!

And not a bad view in the venue!  We traversed between the main floor and  the general admission balcony, ending up the evening in VIP balcony.  What a great show, I have not located a setlist, still looking, and I am lousy at remembering.

So we rung in 2016 in a fun way, and I have lots in the plan for 2016.


Holidaze holdovers


This is my fav photo from the holidays, taken on Christmas morning before anyone else awakened.  Quiet and peaceful and pretty.  I put away all the decorations yesterday and then settled down to a long winter afternoon sit brought on by a cold.  Woke up this am and emailed in sick!  So entered the new year sick which is a drag as I haven’t been sick in a long time. I blame the air travel and cold. When we awoke on our last day in Missouri the temperature was 1 degree above zero.


Another favorite activity from December -Making the gingerbread houses entertained us for an afternoon however it went in the trash yesterday.  Along with a lot of other shipping materials, boxes, tissue paper, detritus from the house.  We opened the house yesterday and tried to get some fresh air inside.

So I decided to start this blog to document my transition into and through retirement, which starts in 8 weeks, I will retire after 34+ years at a Federal government job.  I feel ready to try something way different than the bureaucracy I have grown up in.  Anyway, I have lots of lists of things I want to do, see, try out.  Its a start for sure of what I don’t know.