Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year and Project 52!

What? I'm a week late? How did that happen? Oh yeah, now I remember, my granddaughter, Sweetie Pie, was here for a visit. She's home now. Our house is quiet, and a total wreck, the Christmas tree is still up, but that should change today! (Or, at least, that's the plan!) The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the sky is blue, which is very unusual for a northeast Ohio January day. I love it!!

We had a great time with the family at Christmas. Sweetie Pie got all kinds of presents, but what did she play with the most? Princess Go Fish cards that cost a dollar! We must have played 500 games of Go Fish! (I might be exaggerating, but it SEEMED like 500 games.) I didn't mind spending the past two weeks playing Go Fish with a 5-year old. I didn't even mind losing to a 5- year old. (Not on purpose, mind you. However, I threw in the towel when I lost to "Papa Smurf"!) We played as soon as we woke up in the morning, and before we went to sleep at night. Game after game after game. "Just one more game, Grammy? Please?" At one point she even said, "I'll let you win." She lied.

On New Years Eve, we spent the evening with some friends. She took her Go Fish and Princess Old Maid cards. (The evil sea witch Ursula was the Old Maid.)
Sweetie Pie does not like the Old Maid, and unbeknownst to us, she had taken out the old maid card and left it at home. We discovered it when the game was over and no one had old maid. She said, "I don't like that card. I took it out."

So, now it's time to be thinking of what I want to accomplish this year. Truthfully, I haven't had much time to think about it. I did start my list for Project 52, but, I'm not exactly sure where it is at the moment! 

But here is what I have so far, completely from memory: (I hope you are impressed - that it's from memory, not my actual list)

1. Find my list
2. Finish my list
3. Take down the Christmas tree
4. Reach my goal weight. (Too many cookies over Christmas!)
5. Still be at my goal weight at the end of the year!
6. Read 12 books (I upped it from 10!)
7. Move into a new house

See how easy it can be to come up with 52 things? Come along with me, and Jennee, and Karen on our journey. It'll be fun!

Here's a few photos from Christmas 
She's learned how to read and was looking for her name

Making snowballs to throw at Grammy
There was enough snow for one tiny snowman
It's good to be back in Blog Land!


  1. Your sweetie pie sounds great! Happy New Year! And I wish you will reach your 52!

  2. LOL I love Sweetie Pie beats you at Go grandkids beat me at Memory which in my opinion is worse than losing at Go Fish. And I don't let them win...ever...and still lose.
    I don't make lists cause I never can find them...sigh.
    Happy New Year~

  3. I love how she took out the old maid card and left it home! Priceless!
    Blessings, Joanne

  4. Happy New Year, Darlene. Lovely that you got to spend that time with Sweetie Pie, and that she loved that card game SO much!! How sweet that she actually left the Old Maid card at home!! Hee Hee!! What a blessing they are.

  5. I'm sure you'll find your list once you find a pathway through the house.

  6. Hi Darlene! Just popping in and catching up with you, as I am back from sick leave. Cute Christmas photos! So you are moving? Very far away?

  7. To bad I can't loan you my move into a new house! Just made that happen this week. Got my internet back last night. Sorry I have been absent. Sounds like you have been a busty lady. Big hugs.

  8. Good luck getting everything back into order. If it makes you feel any better, we just put our tree up Saturday.

    With every game of Go-Fish you played, you told Sweetie Pie, I Love You. She may not remember anything else, but she'll remember how her Grammy made her feel. You're an awesome grandma. Keep up the good work. (And good luck finding your list...)

  9. I'm glad you had such a great visit with your granddaughter. They are so much fun at this age!


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