Thursday, September 18, 2014

Life by Number

I saw a cute idea yesterday over on Christa's blog, which is appropriately entitled Forever Young. She wrote a post called My Life in Numbers, and while I'm more wordsmith than number cruncher, I thought it would be fun to play along. It's not often we put our life into number form, and since I'm a whole year older today (that happens overnight, right?) this seemed a good time to try.

Before I get to all those numbers, though how about a picture? That's me in the bottom right hand corner on my third birthday when big girl cousins rocked the pointy framed glasses and brothers wore belt buckles the size of NJ. Also, this confirms I have always loved coconut. And cake. And my birthday.

Now on with the numbers-

8-number of states I've lived in

15-number of cities I've lived in

2-number of countries I've lived in

100-number of miles from my closest family member

3-number of siblings I have

1-number of years older I am than my youngest sibling

7-number of years younger I am than my oldest sibling

2-number of children I have

4 (ish)-number of years I dated my husband before we tied the knot

30-number of years the knot has been tied

5-number of current magazine subscriptions

7-number of cars I've owned

65,000-population of the town I grew up in

19,000-population of the town I live in

9-number of different paying jobs I've had

30-number of years younger than my mom

30-number of years older than my youngest child

400-number of songs on my iPod

5-number of houses I've owned

1201-number of blog posts published as of now

382-number of days I am younger than my husband

10 PM-number on the clock at my normal bedtime

28-number of items completed on my 101 in 1001 list

36-number of years since my high school graduation

16-number of programs currently sitting in my DVR

2-number of times I've read the Bible from beginning to end

16-number of first cousins

807-number of photos in my iPhone camera roll

107-number of days until I become a mother-in-law

550-number of miles between home and college

15-number of books I've read so far this year

2-number of coffees in a day

4-number of pets I've owned

25-number of states I've visited

21-number of countries I've visited

20,000-number in miles I've traveled this year (or somewhere in that nearby ballpark)

Feel free to make your own list using these or any statements that work for you.  Let me know if you do, and I'll hop over and read your count. Happy Thursday!


  1. Happy birthday mommy! I love this post idea, think I'm going to copy her as well!

  2. Happy Birthday!
    I like this idea also, even though it's all about numbers. :)
    Have a fabulous Birthday!

  3. Happy birthday. Enjoy the day, the weekend, the rest of the year!

  4. Happy Birthday! What a fabulous photo. That cake looks yummy. My sweet mom adores coconut cake too! Love the idea of a numbers post!
    Blessings, Valerie

  5. Happy Birthday!! Birthdays ARE special, and should be celebrated with joy! That cake looks amazing! A very interesting post. I'll have to give it a try. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

  6. Happy birthday, have a fantastic day, enjoy yourself.

  7. Happy belated birthday! I definitely am going to take that idea and run with it! Just not sure when ... maybe on my birthday?

  8. Happy. happy Birthday! I have had those bangs before!
    I may have to copy this in some fashion, good idear!

  9. Happy Birthday! Interesting post and I'm 11 posts behind your number of 1201.

    Have a great day and weekend!

  10. I like numbers - they're interesting. And happy birthday to you!

  11. Love it! Hope you had a fabulous day!

  12. I like this post! Going to save it and maybe try one someday.