We Came, They Conquered, We Farkled.


Remember Pam?  She’s my friend who gives everyone else 6 muffins each for Christmas, but she gives me twelve.  She loves me.

For the past 40 days, she’s been mailing me one birthday card a day.  The fortieth one arrived today.  I set up each of the 40 cards one at a time and took their picture, one at a time.  Forty pictures.  My plan was to oh-so-cleverly create some sort of collage or stop action thing as each card was added.  That would take about, what twenty minutes?

Hahahaha!  Hang on while I catch my breath from laughing so hard.  Twenty minutes!

Yeah.  As you can see, that didn’t happen today.  I ran out of time.

Why did I run out of time?  Because I have a real live New Year’s Eve party to go to in a few minutes.


Yes, dear friends, we have been invited to a real live New Year’s Eve party.

I can count on one hand the number of New Year’s Eve parties I’ve ever been to in my life.  We are way too nerdy to have been invited to cool New Year’s Eve parties.

But this year, somehow or other we managed to get on the guest list for a New Year’s Eve party with some people we barely know.  These new friends found out how much we love Sci-Fi and we were in.  Finally!  Our geekiness was our ticket into a party, instead of getting us kicked out of a party.

We’ll be heading out to the party soon.  All 900 children will be there. I hope we play some games and that everyone makes it until midnight.

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……We roused long enough to play some Farkle and for me to compose The Blog before midnight:



A Last Word:

I did it.

I took a picture every single day and wrote a little story about it every single day.

For a year.

And this was a leap year, too, which means 366 days.  366 blogs!

Darling Husband put my January posts into a PDF.  It  was 100 pages long.  100 pages times 12 is 1200 pages this year.

That’s a lot of writing!

And basically that means…I need a break.

Actually, that’s not true.  I don’t need a break.  My poor supportive, indulgent family needs a little break.

Don’t expect to see much, if anything, for a good 2 weeks.  I’ll be spending my evenings cleaning out closets and spending time with the family.  (Awww.)

I even returned all my library books today so I won’t be tempted to sit around reading all day:


Now, for the sappy thank yous:

Thank you to Michael for giving me the idea of The Blog.

Thank you to my friends who provided me with such, er, inspirational (snicker) subject material, whether they meant to or not.

Thank you Kris, for this picture.


And a big thank you to Darling Husband, Boy10 and Boy7 who indulged me in my non-stop picture taking and composing.



10 thoughts on “We Came, They Conquered, We Farkled.

  1. Congratulations Dustylizard!!!
    Thank you for a year of laughter ( and sometimes tears) and inspiring photograpy. I start my workday reading The Blog so I have to come up with a new routine, however now when you do post something it will be a bonus in my day.
    Hope you get the house organized and get cought up on real life, looking forward to seeing a post : )
    Happy 2013!

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