Friday, June 19, 2015

1,000

1 - Number of albino, hairless rats I've owned in my life.
3 -  Years since Matt and I bought our first home.
7 - Number of national parks I've visited so far.
9 - Number of countries I've been to, including my home country.
10 - Number of years I've known Matt.
13 - Number of apartments/houses I've lived in over my lifetime.
17 - Number of U.S. states I've visited, including my home state.
31 - My age.
66 - My height in inches.
97 - My typical body temperature in degrees F.
161 - Average number of books I read annually.
269 - My average Scrabble score when playing against Matt.
272 - Miles between my hometown of birth and my hometown of choice.
354 - Number of tight spiral stairs I climbed to look out of Lady Liberty's crown.
645 - Number of books I've read (or had read to me) since 2011.
1,000 - Number of posts I've share on this blog, including this one.
I figured that last number was worth noting--with a facts and figures type post, of course.  I do love personal statistics.  Its amazing to me that its possible I've crafted 1,000 posts here though.  I am a bit of a chatterbox.  I am very enthusiastic about my simple life.  I love to share my photographs.  Still, I find it remarkable that five years of life has been chronicled here in these thousand posts--family and friends loved and lost, fantastic homegrown meals nurtured and consumed, skills acquired, nature's marvels explored and gloried in, a marriage made official, a home getting settled...a life lived and cherished!  What will the next thousand bring, I wonder...
While I generally try to write for myself, as if no one is reading, I would be remiss were I not to offer a heartfelt thanks to all of you--from near and far, new friends and old--for taking the time to read my rambling thoughts.  It is quite the community that I've found through this blog--in my own town and across the globe.  It has been a very meaningful, valuable experience for me.  It is something which I didn't exactly expect when I started, but for which I am very grateful.
All photos from SpringFest at the Moss Mansion on June 6th.  The bees were loving those spring flowers.

7 comments:

  1. Love this number and memory list and congratulations on a 1000th post x

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    1. It was fun to make! Thanks for reading and being a part of it!

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  2. A happy anniversary to you. :)

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  3. Well, now that I think of it, not an anniversary, exactly. 8-)

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    1. Meh, close enough! Anniversaries are generally milestones and this is certainly one for me. Thanks!

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  4. Thank you for writing and sharing in this space, and most especially for sharing your contagious joyful heart. To 1000 posts more!
    -Jaime

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    1. Thank you kindly, Jamie. I am so thankful for this space as it helped bring you into my life. As I've said before, I am heartened to see the good life you're living with your growing family!

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