December 31st was a quiet day for the most part. Jim is coming down with a cold we think so he said in for most of the day. I was out to the laundromat for a load of laundry after a failed attempt to get the machine in the apartment to work. And later in the day I tried it again and it worked! At least we got rid of the soap that we'd put in earlier. I think I'll stick with the laundromat; I understand how that works!
Then I was off to to Poste Office....I need to purchase stamps for some post cards. I'd found three in the neighborhood and they were suppose to be open until eight o'clock. Found it but because of the holiday it closed at two o'clock! Oh well...now I know where it is located and the times.
By then it was nearly seven o'clock and we walked into the church for Mass. At home we celebrate the Virgin Mary; here we celebrated St. Sylvester. The church was full but not crowded for the holy day. A nice way to start our New Years Eve celebration. We were pleasantly surprised when they did not pass the collection plate?
Walked home in the brisk clear air; the rain had stopped and it was a beautiful evening. Jim fixed our dinner of pork chops smothered in fresh mushrooms and apples. A salad and some rice along with a good glass of red wine completed our dinner.
About ten o'clock we emptied our pockets and took only the bare minimum of what we might need. We'd heard on the news that the Metro System from free until two am but we took our cards just in case we needed them. Our friends had warned us that our planned adventure might be a bit risky. The weather was still dry but we carried umbrellas just in case. It was still cold and clear as we left the apartment.
Happy 2014....enjoy the slideshow: