The party came out OK, had about twice as much food as people could eat. The gift exchange was similar to years past, some nicer gifts and few useless ones. I ended up with a set of four stemless wine glasses, something I can potentially use, or regift without looking like a regift item. There was not too much of stealing gifts as past years. Worse gifts were a bio book about Michael Jackson (the singer), a slot machine coin bank, and a grow your own banana plant kit (yes, for the fruit bananas). My lotto tickets did not help the person retire early, but they were a hot item stolen a couple times.
I used to have a handle on life....... but it broke!
Semi-Retired 7/1/16: working part-time (60%) for now