Friday, May 7, 2010

FF: Playing the Numbers

0 = the number of pounds I lost this week

7 17 = the number of frozen York Peppermint Patties I ate (and this does NOT have anything to do with #0)

1 = the number of times I began to mow the lawn just in time for Checkered to come home and take over

2 = the number of doctor visits I did not forget to take my children to

3 = the number of times I watched Precious with students

3 again = the number of times I cried during the movie

37 = the number of times I thought about how critical I've been of teachers who show movies in class

370 = the number of times I reassured myself that my students HAD to see that movie so they could write an argumentative critique

4 = the number of blogs I visited this week :(

5 = the number of Facebook messages I exchanged with the person I was sitting next to at a meeting.

6 = the number of times I was cut-off by a teen-aged driver

6000 = the number of times I remembered that my daughter is old enough to begin driver's training

0 = the number of times I registered her for the afore-mentioned training

8 = the number of early mornings that I asked my children, "HOW many days of school do you have left?"

9 9 kajillion = the number of times I asked Checkered why we didn't get married earlier

10 = the number of times this week I had to get boy children out of bed to brush their teeth

984 = the number of times I seriously regretting vigorously rubbing my spray on tan before it was dry

984 = the number of times I was going to wear shorts until I remembered my leprosy-looking spray on tan legs

500 = the number of dollars one month's supply of medicine will be for my child.  And yes, the doctor is looking into a different course of treatment now.

51,275,398 = the number of times I've suggested that you go here:

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and here:
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and here: 
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Evansmom said...

Great post! Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day

mimbles said...

I got to the "500" and my mind went OW! Hope the quest for a different treatment is a success.

Have a great weekend, I think we could all do with a good one!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Well, according to my calculations, it all adds up.
The medication $$$??? Gosh,that is outrageous. Good luck getting something different.
You have to stop using the spray tan. Go for the cream. Jergens is good. Promise.
I won't dare watch Precious...I will be a puddle of tears.

Mental P Mama said...

Love it! Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

What a fun numbers post today!

Unknown said...

What a funny post. Found you through New Friend Friday. I am your newest follower.


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You play your numbers well Caution. Happy Mothers Day!

Unknown said...

I just couldn't get past the 17 frozen York Peppermint Patties.

Happy Mother's Day

Tara said...

Already following from Friday follow. Drop by Trendy Treehouse to link up too! At Follow Me Fridays.

Have a great weekend! ~Tara

joanne said...

WHY didn't you and checkered get married sooner...inquiring minds ya know.

One Photo said...

Great post! Hope you get the medicine costs resolved, that is horrendous.

Have a wonderful weekend and Mothers Day

Doreen McGettigan said...

Good post! I wish you the best of luck with the meds (I can relate)!
Have a Blessed Mother's Day! and oh yeah Happy Friday!

Matty said...

A nifty idea for a post about your past week. Numbers and real life.

Maude Lynn said...

I hate when I have to get the kid out of bed to brush her teeth!

Mrs4444 said...

Holy cow! You've been busy!

$500? OUCH

And why didn't you remind ME to brush my teeth on WEdnesday?! (Good thing I keep an extra toothbrush in my desk.)

I miss you. Life is so danged crazy. We should really try to meet up this summer. Are you planning to be in Wisconsin at all?

Mrs4444 said...

And BTW, sorry about the screwed up linky thing today. Made me so mad!

I've linked you up, now that it's working...

Cyndy Bush said...

I love how you did this! I totally identify.

Robin said...


Teddy Started It said...

Frozen York Peppermint Patties?! Oh my! Something new to try! My hips thank you in advance;p

mub said...

Yikes, I hope you guys can figure out a treatment that won't be so painful to the pocketbook!

I am really laughing about the leprosy tan. I just go out with blindingly white legs which probably elicits a similar reaction from people as leprosy legs would.

Decadent Housewife said...

Drivers training.
You seem a little obsessed?

Happy Mother's Day. said...

Following you from friday follow.

Jeanette Huston