Friday, June 19, 2015


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.


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

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

  2. A happy anniversary to you. :)

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

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

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

    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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