I can't hold up the pretence much longer that it's not really Autumn ... mainly because it is. So here's the first officially Autumnal Month in Numbers of 2012.
Be warned: I usually aim to be upbeat here, entirely bright and chipper and willing to find the bright side but this month got it into its head to try me ... so let's start with the numbers which have tested my patience this month ...
2 = the number of leakages discovered.
One involving a blue ProMarker and a once-cream bag:
And another involving a bottle of shower gel and some [absorbent!] toilet paper:back in January this year when James randomly came home with, what I predicted would be, a year's supply of the stuff.
Well, you'll be delighted [I'm sure] to learn that we were indeed on track to achieve this feat ... until the shower-gel scenario seriously threatened it.
But ... when I thought about it ... there was no real need to throw them away, after all shower gel has certain properties which well ... could come in useful. I'll spare you the details but I'll just say ... after a flush ... there are lots of soapy bubbles left behind ...
11 = the number of dresses which came crashing down with a heart-stopping clatter when the hook they were on fell out of the wall! If you remember last month's post you'll remember my lovely new bedroom wall hook from which I could finally, safely, hang up my dresses. Or so I thought ....
05:30am = the time of day 11 dresses came crashing down with a heart-stopping clatter when the hook they were on fell out of the wall!
2 = the number of much longer screws James used to fix the hook into the wall the second time around!
2 = the number of times James's van broke down on our drive.
1 = the number of manhole covers - on our neighbour's side of the drive - broken by the recovery truck which came to cart the van away.
And in amongst all this ... as proof of my state of mind:
6 = the number of chocolate biscuits I distractedly crammed into the recycling bag:
It wasn't until I wondered why I was carrying an empty plastic wrapper around the kitchen that it dawned on me ... that I'd held on to the packet ... and thrown the contents away.
And, as we know, throwing chocolate away is one of the first signs of madness ... and here are a few more ...
... this is also the same month in which I:
- found a tea loaf crumb on my face when I was half-way round Tesco [half way people!! I'd been walking round with evidence of my breakfast on my face for half my entire shopping trip!!] and ...
- realised that for another shopping trip I'd been walking around with just the one earring in. Not because I'd lost the other. No. I found it when I got home ... still in the jewellery box where it had been all day since I put the other one in and must have got distra....
8 = the number of old books a friend rescued from impending doom at work and brought to my welcoming arms/scissors:
30 = the number of collagey, messy, cards created to play along with Learn Something New Everyday. [Well at the time of writing I've only made 29 ... but by tonight I'll have all 30 completed.]
20 = the number of envelopes I filled with a tag plus vintage paper, punched patterned paper, gems, words and feathers and delivered to a local gallery owner as an exhibition-opening gift:
And finally ...
8 out of 10 = the number of Afternoon Tea treats I managed to eat during a fabulously genteel feast with friends yesterday:
OK .... enough about me ... as always you're all welcome to join in with your own September stats at any point during the next month.
Here's the usual blurb again:
- If you write a post and want to leave a link for myself and others to visit and/or pin to the Month in Numbers Pinterest board please bear in mind it has a shared experience aspect to it.
- When you swing by my blog to drop off a link to your Month in Numbers post - please leave a comment for me while you're there. Not because I'm needy ... but because it feels fair. Reciprocal.
- Please link to my blog in your post. As much as I'd like to think that everyone who reads your blog already knows what 'My Month in Numbers' means... the truth is, they don't. So unless you explain where the idea comes from and how your readers can join you in doing the same next month, they are none the wiser.
- Please take time at some point in the month to visit and comment on a few of the other posts too.
Thanks for swinging in today, here's to a happy 10th month for us all.