It’s been a while since I played in Julie Kirk’s My Month in Numbers, the invitation to summarize in count the happenings of the month. But I’m ready to play this month. I do like reciting Sing a Song of Sixpence and imagining I’m simultaneously the king in his counting house and the queen eating bread and honey. I’m most definitely a multi-tasking crown wearer.
But truthfully this has been a month seemingly longer on winter-weariness than any sense of productiveness, so I’m thinking a little counting will make me feel better. So here we go, counting my categories in alphabetical order…
abecedariums: one. This month I blogged a love letter abecedarium to 26 of my favorite things. Doing that abecedarium makes five total number of abecedariums I’ve now blogged.
b-day celebrations: one. My SIL Marcy was the one we lit candles and sang for.
blog posts: twenty-five.
books read: five
curious communications: one. I got a wonderful and strange letter in the mail this month from someone inquiring if they could purchase a copy of my hand zine for review. It must have been ten years ago since I did that particular issue and it was totally wiped from my memory until the query brought it back. I have no idea how this person knew about the zine, but I’m totally inspired to do a second printing of it. And I totally give credit to trickster Mercury and his retrograde for this blast from the past.
hearts: I added two new ones to my collection. A fun jeweled one, and a locket engraved with my word for the year. In addition there were numerous valentine hearts which I forgot to count, and admittedly some of them were consumed. Yum!
prizes: Two. I was the lucky winner of two blog draws this month! A lovely package of paper pretties from Patty’s Pretty Things and a heart journal from Glenrosa Journeys. (While I don’t actually have the journal in my hands yet, perhaps I can alter my official heart count to three).
selfies: Only four this month. I’ve apparently moved from daily to weekly shots.
snowballs thrown: six
truffles: A gorgeous box of seven artisan truffles – enough to make my chocolateer heart swoon in happiness.
- 19.5 inches (on top of January’s 33.7 and December’s 14.2) made it Chicago’s 3rd snowiest winter on record since 1871.
- We’ve logged in 23 days with bitter sub-zero temps, making this the 12th coldest February on record. I have to say I’ll be happy to turn the calendar page into the month that brings us Spring.
So there you have it my February numbers. What about you? Count anything this month? Wishing the month had a few more days in it, or are you ready to March on? Do tell – you know I love to hear.