Wednesday, July 18, 2007

By the numbers

Just a few figures to sum up the last week or so...

2 - on Friday, the number of years since my ex walked out. It was devastating when it happened, but now, with 24 months of perspective under my belt, turns out it was a good thing.

1 - the number of bottles of wine I bought to celebrate the above point

0 - the number of glasses of wine I actually had, seeing as I was busy caring for the plague children who had...

13,276 - the number of chicken pox spots (roughly) my girls had between them

3 - the cumulative number of hours Leah spent in a baking soda bath Sunday night to relieve the pain of chicken pox spots in a place that no girl wants to get chicken pox spots

0 - the number of hours of sleep Leah and I had Sunday night. I don't think I've ever actually had an entirely sleepless night before in my life

3:19 - in the a.m. The time I realized that Leah and I weren't going to get any sleep and put Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on the VCR in my bedroom

1.99 - how much it costs to rent a children's movie on videotape for a whole week from our local video store

17 - the number of times we've seen The Littlest Mermaid II: Return to the Sea since Rachel chose it at the video store on Friday

11.7 - the cost per viewing, in cents, of Mermaid II over the last week

9 - the number of games of Uno I played with Leah and Rachel

4 - the number of those Uno games during which Rachel got bored and wandered off to watch Mermaid II

3 - the number of silly photos I took to entertain the girls, using food from the play kitchen. See:


  1. At least you're maintaining your sense of humor :-) Certainly they're feeling better by now, right?

    Congrats on being so strong for the past 2 years. I admire you, you know.

  2. HAHAHA! Love the egg photos! You're funny. I want you to come entertain me when I'm sick!

    You go girl! 2 years, can't believe it's been that long. You are better off for what you've gone through. You're one tough cookie and one of my heros!

  3. I hope you can get to enjoying that wine soon. Great pictures!

  4. You sound like a great mommy. hope everything gets back to normal soon.
    Thanks for the invite to carp...i'll be in touch about that, sounds like lots of fun! We always enjoy hitting the Fair each year.