Hi everyone. Here it is just about a week until Christmas. Do you have everything done you need to do for the holiday? My house is decorated and some of my wrapping is done, but my Christmas cards aren't quite finished so I think I might have to make them New Years cards.
So since our last T day, life has been a little eventful for me. First of all I submitted my official letter of intent to retire when school is done in June. I've been blogging about retiring occasionally for a couple of years now so I thought I would mention that. No second thoughts there, and I am excited about all the possibilities that lay ahead. I am also excited that next holiday season I will have plenty of time to make those Christmas cards and bake cookies, as well as everything else there is to do. I might even get my cards out in the mail at a normal time. Smile.
And secondly, my school ran something call the annual Holiday Raffle last week. The student council goes out and gets donated items, and then people buy tickets to win those items. All the proceeds of the tickets go to help students in school with families that are struggling, so even if you don't win anything, it is worthwhile to buy some tickets. The kids do a fantastic job of getting donations, and every day there about 25 prizes of various sorts. Most years I don't win anything, but this year I won one of the big prizes.
This certificate is for season tickets for 2 to a local theatre company. They put on 11 plays a years, so I am really excited about having some date nights with my husband. Or even maybe an evening out with a friend. Plays begin in February so I think you will be hearing about some of these in 2020.
It was really exciting!
It was really exciting!
And for T this week, my third event last week was a birthday dinner for one of my friends. There are 4 of us who go out each year for each of our birthdays, and one of them had a birthday last week. We went to a restaurant called the Thirsty Moose in Dover, New Hampshire.
The beer I really wanted (The Blizzard of 78 brown ale) was out, which disappointed me. But I had a Fat Tire amber ale (from Colorado) which was good so no complains. And behind my beer the birthday lady Deb decided she would toast all you T day visitors.
For dinner I had this yummy meatloaf (a huge piece I couldn't even finish) along with mashed potatoes and carrots.
And usually we split a dessert to celebrate, but Deb wanted to try a chocolate martini since she had never had one. So she had the bartender split the drink into 4 glasses so we could split that instead.
It was all I needed especially since I had had a beer with dinner. But it was actually quite a nice couple of sweet dessert sips.
We had had some snow that day, not a lot, just enough to make the ground pretty but not interfere with driving. So when I got to Dover I parked up the road a bit so I could get a little walk in. I had to cross the bridge over the river and thought it made a pretty picture.
Stop by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to see what the T gang is up to or to join in the fun. All you have to do is share a drink related photo.
I hope everyone has a super week and as always, thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog.