Thursday, August 4, 2016

Our Summer in Numbers

Our Summer mantra
{twist my arm!}

:: Toe nail polish colors worn - 1

:: Varieties of berries picked - 4

:: Visits to a peony farm -1

:: Visits to a lavender farm - 1

:: Visits to DeFries Garden - 4

:: Entries in our matching, spiral-bound art journals - 0

:: Practiced flash cards - 0

:: Books read - 1,000,000

:: Books left lying around the house - 999,998 (I kept one in the van and we lost one.)

:: Library fines - $11.58

:: Vacations - 0

:: Walks around Fidler Pond - 9

:: Visits to Papaw and Grandma's house - 2

:: Cousin Camp with Nana and Papa - 1

:: VBS - 2

:: Extra camps or organized summer clubs - 0

:: Trips to New Buffalo beach - 4

:: Pieces of sea glass collected - 73

:: Trips to the zoo - 0

:: Play dates - 2

:: Hours spent playing with neighbors - 4-5/day

:: Secret campfire with neighbors after kids were in bed - 2

:: Freebies launched for Falling Free pre-orders - 7

:: Potted plants planted - 4

:: Potted plants obliterated - 3

:: Average wake-up time for the kids - 6:50

:: Average wake-up time for mama - 8:30

:: Average breakfast times - 9:00

:: Homemade pie gatherings hosted on our back patio - 0

:: Canning fiascos - 1

:: Apologies - 11/day (average)

:: Emergency flowers from Cory - 2

:: Popsicles allotted per day - 3

:: Pinterest activities - 0

:: Organized art projects - 0

:: Disorganized art/woodworking/engineering projects - 2/day average (high heels x 2, bed for Charles made with hammer and nails, wheel chair, table, pretend ice cream...)

:: Wasp stings for Silas - 5 (homeboy smells really good, for reals)

:: Spider bites occurring while I was ASLEEP IN MY BED - 4

:: Invasive search for spiders in or around my bed - 100

:: Van windows left down in a rain storm - 2

:: Parking tickets - 1

:: Toll tickets - 2

:: Speeding tickets - 1

:: Number of times I cried - 5

:: Number of times I cried over my speeding ticket - 4

:: Number of times I believe my emotional priorities are healthy - 0

:: Visits to ER - 1

:: Blood Draws for Calvin - 5

:: Number of times I cooked a proper dinner - 1.35

:: Average heat index - face of the sun

:: Overnight house guests - 8

:: Salsa nights - infinity

:: Rode our bikes 2 miles in 95 degree heat to the thrift store then had to wear plastic grocery bags like back-packs on the way home and nearly died of heat stroke and angst - 1

:: Dollars spent on groceries - $900

:: Number of times Calvin and Ruby baked without help from me - 3

:: Episodes of 30 Rock: 61

:: Emergency G&T's - 4

:: Full work days - 1

:: Number of times I thought or said "This has been my favorite summer ever." - 100+

{My kiddos went back to school today, so summer is basically over for us. It has been so, so good.}


(A number post from SEVEN years ago. Oh mah word.)



10 comments:

  1. We have had what I call a 2nd shift summer.
    Average wake up time: 9:30-10
    Average lunch time: 2:30
    Average supper time: 8:30-9
    Average bed time: 10ish

    I think it's no coincidence that this has been my favorite summer ever, too. Mainly because of that wake up time.

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  2. Spider bites while asleep! How on earth does that happen?! I had just one a few years back and I didn't sleep for a week!

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  3. We have a week left and I'm glad my family doesn't mind fish sticks and chicken nuggets.....oh....and various versions of tacos!

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  4. This is genius!!
    ::Number of times I smiled while reading-25

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  5. Is it wron that this is one of my fav posts ever and that I hing on every word. Loved it!!! And I CAN'T BELIEVE THE SPIDER BITES!!!!! ��������

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  6. Holy cow, you have some early risers on your hands!

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  7. The bike ride to the thrift store in 95* with grocery bags worn as backpacks on the return trip home had me in STITCHES!!!! :) Sounds like something that would happen in this household ;)

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  8. I love your heart and your humor, Shannan Martin...you just made my day with a fresh perspective on the 'numbers' around here. Laughing till I pee! (which, sadly, isn't actually a good measure of how hard you make me laugh...because childbirth). Please never stop writing - EVER. xo

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  9. I legitimately LOLed at:

    :: Number of times I cried - 5

    :: Number of times I cried over my speeding ticket - 4

    :: Number of times I believe my emotional priorities are healthy - 0

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