Hello. My name is Amanda Marie. Welcome to my blog, where I’ll ramble and bumble my way through a whole new world: retirement. After 17 years with The Home Depot, I plan to sit on my porch with a coffee or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day, although my mother always said it was happy hour somewhere in the world; spend more time with my husband, Cedric; and play with our terrier mix, Savannah. In between, I hope to blog about growing up in Kenya; boarding school trials and tribulations, including worms in cauliflower; food (after boarding school); books; quilting; and a new goal: I will learn to read music and play the piano.