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
crowns lost: one. An unfortunate dental “incident” left me without a crown. But I refuse to give up my queendom, and at least I still have my head.
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.
My pen friend who I’ve been writing to for 40 years comes from Chicago (although she’s moved to sunny Florida now) and her daughter now lives in an area called Oak Lawn! So I’ve heard about your snow!
What a great set of numbers! See you next month.
Thanks for stopping by Debs. How fun to have a penpal for 40 years – and a smart one who chose sunny snow-free winters. 🙂
Hi Deborah. I tell people all the time that they’re welcome to dip in and out of sharing their numbers with me and the MinN folk … so I’m really glad that you do just that!
I love your heart additions – I seem to gravitate toward heart jewellery too – not a ‘collection’ as such … but something definitely draws me to it. And yours are beautiful!
Sorry to hear about your winter woes – we’re getting the first signs of Spring here and I hope March brings you a glimpse of the same too. But I do love that you bothered to count the snowballs! When life gives you snow ….
I’ve added you to the board now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/
Happy March to you and yours Deborah!
It really is a delight playing the numbers game Julie – I’m so glad you invite us to keep track this way. And I love seeing what others are counting as well. Thanks for the Spring wishes – I’ll so be celebrating the first peeks this year!
Deborah – Thanks so much for your comments on my 1st MinN with Julie. Come over anytime as I’m retired and spend most days doing whatever I want! haha!
I love that you are “in the counting house!” I taught that song to my great-granddaughter and every day that I got her from school we had to sing it over and over and over . . . !
LOL – your great-granddaughter is a girl after my own heart. How fun to meet up with you on the counting trail Hazel, and I look forward to peeking in and seeing what you’re up to during the month.
Hi Deborah! I haven’t visited your blog before! Love your count for Feb especially ‘snow balls thrown 6’! That made me smile. I looked for weather statistics for my count but couldn’t find any for our local area. I am intrigued by your abecedariums! Will have to go an have a little look around your blog and investigate further:)
I’m delighted you stopped by and hope you visit often!