Celebration Number 1: My official retirement date. After 33 years as a teacher, math specialist, and principal, I am a free woman! Woo-hoo! Well, not exactly free since I still need to earn some income in order to help support us in the style to which we have become accustomed. So, I will continue working on a project for the school district part time through June. But working part time suits me just fine. The photo is from a goodbye party that the staff at my school held for me recently. Sitting on top of the photo album is "Queen Joan's" tiara. It was quite lovely, as I'm sure you can imagine. Currently looking for other opportunities to wear it.
Celebration reason number 2: Michigan 41, Floria 35. Finally, a bowl game win and an upset to boot. M Go Blue! And, Welcome to Rich Rodriguez.
Other highlights of New Year's Day: Grady's sister, Ardie, with us, a visit from their cousins and a phone call from Aileen on her way home from Spain. Started out the day with a lovely frittata for breakfast that was mostly local - red potatoes, red onions, and red chard. Very beautiful and tasty as well.
Overall, a great day.