My Life In Numbers

32- the number of years I’ve been on this earth

1999- the year I graduated high school

2- the number of classes I dropped in college

0- the number of classes I failed in college

3- the number of colleges I attended (1 during high school, 1 undergrad, 1 graduate school)

2- the number of degrees I’ve gotten and never used (for pay)

2- the number of times I’ve been married

2-the number of times I’ve been in labor

3- the number of C-sections I’ve had

4- the number of times I’ve been medicated during birth

4- the number of times I’ve been pregnant and the number of children I have

7- the age of my oldest

20- the age (in months) of my youngest

3- the number of deaths in our family in the past two years

4- the number of dogs we have

3- the number of cats we have

2- the number of times I’ve participated in a university commencement while very pregnant (1 for my late husband, 1 for myself)

12- the number of times per day I ask my children if they left their listening ears at school

8- the number of magazine subscriptions I had when I had one child

2- the number of magazine subscriptions I have now

4- the number of years I’ve been married for the second time

21- the number of days between getting engaged for the second time and getting married for the second time

3- the number of blog URLs I’ve owned

78- the approximate number of good friends I’ve made through blogging

93- the number of times I yell at my kids on any given day

94- the number of times I smile at my kids on any given day

180- the approximate number of lunch notes I’ve written/drawn this school year (so far)

2- the number of lunch note pictures I’ve asked my husband to draw because I was completely uninspired

164- the approximate number of lunch notes that have been kept and tucked away in lunch boxes or backpacks

18- the number of lunch note casualties by juice box spillage

360- the approximate number of lunch notes I have yet to make this school year

6- the number of family members in our house

1- the number of members of our family with Celiac Disease

3- the number of gluten free meals I make per day

7- the number of days per week I stare at the kitchen cabinets with no idea what to make for my own lunch

6- the cost (in dollars) of the average loaf of gluten free bread

0- the number of loaves of gluten free bread currently in our house

5- the number of 5Ks I’ve participated in this year (so far)

36- the number of minutes it took to run the fastest 5K I’ve ever run (so far)

46- the number of pounds I’ve lost in a little over a year

3- the average number of cups of coffee I need to get me through the average school-day morning

3- the number of times per day I wish I lived closer to a coffee shop

1- the number of children in our house still wearing diapers

500- the approximate number of days until said child is fully potty trained

3- the number of celebratory mojitos and purses I will buy for myself when I no longer have any children in diapers

1- the number of GFunkifieds this world can handle

greta outside

So. What are some of your numbers?


123 Responses to My Life In Numbers

  1. Julia says:

    Wow that kinda made my head spin. The part about the magazine subscriptions made me laugh cause I have a bunch and I only get a chance to read a few. Think it might be time to cut back.

    • gretafunk says:

      I used to love sitting and reading magazines. It was one of my favorite things, EVER. But then I noticed that I was actually throwing out most of the magazines without even taking the plastic wrapper off. But, I did sorely miss my Glamour, so I just recently resubscribed.

  2. Shannon says:

    What is a lunch note? How can you have done all this in 32 years?

  3. I LOVE this idea. Seriously, so great. I just learned so much about you and am thinking about all the numbers in my own life. You are awesome.

    • gretafunk says:

      Aw, thanks, Angela! I can't remember which magazine it was that used to have something like this. Feel free to steal it…I'd love to read your numbers!

  4. Sarah @sundayspill says:

    great idea. Did this take you awhile? Because I would sit longer thinking about what I could count than I would actually spend typing! I love it though. I'll be celebrating pretty hard when are last is out of diapers too :)

    • gretafunk says:

      I know, right?! PARTY! I came back to this a couple of times, and honestly, I think I could write a list like this four or five times over. I keep thinking of more and more. But, it was plenty long as it was! That's why I added "approximate"….so I wouldn't have to do too much thinking. :D

  5. bocafrau says:

    This is an awesome list. Love it!!! I remember the day I didn't have to buy diapers or pull ups anymore… heaven!!!

  6. 9- the # of years total I have spent breastfeeding. I mean, really. Dang!

  7. Alison says:

    453 – the number of times my toddler elbows/ knees me, whether by accident or intentionally

    453 -the number of bruises I have on my body

    :)

  8. Kerstin says:

    Awesome list and very inspiring!
    Love the picture, and just so you know – I'm counting myself as one of the 78 bloggy friends you've made!

  9. Farrah says:

    This was interesting! And I will join you when it comes time to celebrate with the purses and mojitos at the end of diaper time. Oh my yes.

  10. euregirlsandboys says:

    I love this post (definitely lived up to my expectations)! And I think I need to do a post like this too because it's so much fun. I can't even comment on every single one of these numbers like I want to – but I'll say a big congratulations on all the weight you've lost! That's awesome!

  11. Greta, I love this!! Can I steal/borrow? I will link to you!
    ;-)

    xoxoxoxo

  12. whip25 says:

    I absolutely love this post!!!! What a great idea!

  13. Courtney says:

    this was cute, I dont think I could even do that good on thinking of all those numbers!

  14. Jessica D Torres says:

    There can never be another gfunkified!

  15. Jessica says:

    I love this post! So many numbers! What are your degrees in?

  16. Jackie says:

    This is kinda awesome!

  17. Kimberly says:

    Oh I love learning about you xo

  18. angela says:

    What a cool set of numbers. And yes, you are one of a kind!! xo

  19. Lindsey says:

    I love this! Can't wait to do mine.

  20. Jacquie says:

    What a fun post! You've got me thinking…

  21. ateachablemom says:

    What a great post idea! Love it!

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  23. Kristen says:

    Such a great post idea!

  24. Elaine says:

    I think my favorite is the number of days between getting engaged and married the second time. :-)

    Great post, girl!! :D

    • gretafunk says:

      Haha! Yeah, we had started planning a wedding in the spring (got engaged in Oct, on my birthday) and decided a couple of weeks later that we'd rather go to Vegas. :)

      You should do your own, Elaine! I'd love to read them!!

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  26. Tracie says:

    This is a great idea for a post!

    Congrats on the 46 pounds lost. That is awesome!

  27. Jayme says:

    I need to do one of these! I love it! And I love me some Greta!

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  31. Kerry B says:

    THAT was soooooo fun! and actually kinda hard! I need to read more peoples comments and get more ideas to do this again!
    Thanks you clever little lady!

  32. xlmic says:

    What a fun meme! I've really enjoyed reading these!

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  34. Robin says:

    How fun! That definitely says a lot about who you are. I think I'll join in. :)

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  36. Bruna Myers says:

    What a great idea for a link-up! Loved learning more about you :)

  37. Ducky says:

    Very awesome!! For sure going to stick this idea on the top of my notebook (I still jot posts out by hand. Weird, right?!)

  38. Mama Pants says:

    Well I just love this like crazy. I didn't realize you were GF!

    Thank you so much for this awesome idea and linky xoxoxoxo

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  40. Kimberly says:

    Oh my gosh, I love this! I'm a little late in reading (vacation last week) but I'm going to join in!

    And no, the world can't handle another dose of Gfunkified awesomeness!

  41. What a great idea. I think I'll do a post like this, too. Love it!

  42. queenofchaosmom says:

    I love this idea and can't wait to do mine. I don't know how I missed this except that I'm having blogging difficulties at the moment and trying to fix them. I love the how many times you yell and how many times you smile. SO TRUE!

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  44. Kristen says:

    I can't tell you how much fun I've had reading yours and others numbers. Such a fun way to get to know my friends better. Potty training should always be celebrated with drinks…that means you need to practice the celebrating to get it right as you go along in the actual potty training. ;-)

    • gretafunk says:

      I really should be practicing. And by the time I get to potty training him, I'll need some extra. Then of course, the actual celebration drinks!

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  47. Galit Breen says:

    I'm so in love with this idea!

    And LOVE that photo of you, hot mama!

    xo

  48. Amy says:

    Love love love this post! And I'm right there with you with the celebratory mojitos once kiddos are out of diapers. Cheers to that! :) Thanks for the great linkup! :)

  49. ilene says:

    I need to get to your blog more. I love your numbers! And yay you for the 5K's this year. You and I are neck and neck with our love for coffee for sure.

    • gretafunk says:

      Oh, coffee. Sweet nectar of the soul. :) I've got a Thanksgiving 5K in the morning, which means I need to go to bed! At least I'll burn some calories before a huge feast of a lunch. Ha! Thanks for joining in with me, Ilene!

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  52. christineyu69776410 says:

    This is such a fun and clever post. I've loved reading about everyone's life in numbers. While my kiddos are technically out of diapers, my youngest is still having accidents. I will be toasting with mojitos and purses once he's finally and completely potty trained!!

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  54. Lindsey says:

    I love this exercise – was happy to participate today! xox

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    I enjoyed reading your post! Here is a link to my numbers- http://lilac-rain.blogspot.com/search/label/Rando

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    I love this post! I'm late to the party, but I wrote my own Life in Numbers post here: http://www.thedestinymanifest.com/2013/01/my-life:)

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  70. Tara newman says:

    Stopping over from your SITS Day. Loved this one…very creative.

  71. amanda says:

    wow, looks like you are in good shape mama! That's a cute way to get to know someone, in numbers!

  72. vitatrain4life says:

    What a great list! It was kind of like watching a good movie or reading a good book – some parts made me sad (losing your first husband!?), other parts made me laugh (number of times you yell at vs smile at your kids!) and, in the end, the whole thing was great!! Glad I found you from your SITS day!

  73. Those are some interesting stats. Cool way to post.

    Happy SITS Day.

  74. jamie@kreyv says:

    Happy SITS Day! This is such a fun post. I learned all sorts of things about you…some sad, some very happy. Thanks for sharing!

  75. Julie says:

    Fun post idea. :)

  76. themomcafe says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Hilarious and oh how I can relate!!

    537 The number of times I tell my kids "Are You KIDDING ME?" in one week.

    899 The number of times I thank God for said kids in one week.

  77. Fun idea! And an ingenious way to meet and get to know other bloggers! Well done. Stopping by from SITS.

  78. sjskill says:

    132 days until retirement. 1 day until a 3 day weekend. Love the post. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  79. Creating a numbers list would take me a week to do! :-) At age 5-0, there's quite a few numbers in my life…probably too many to count. Your post made think, however, of all the numbers that I've created throughout the years.

    Good for you for being so honest. Love your blog!

  80. yonca says:

    Wonderful post idea! I'm still laughing for number 12 :)
    Happy SITS Day, Greta!
    I made a post a while ago about 6th's of my life. This post reminded my post to me. Here is the link of it if you get a chance to read it! http://yoncaskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/12/6ths.ht

  81. mocadeaux says:

    I love this and may just have to borrow the idea! Hmmmm…the wheels are already turning…
    Happy SITS Day!

  82. Such an awesome way to write a post! And a great way to get to know you, too!

  83. What a super fun post – love this idea!!!

  84. Adrienn says:

    Happy belated SITS day! This was such a fun post to read…It makes me want to write my own life in numbers!

  85. What a great idea! I've never really thought about my life in this way… I'll have to get some numbers gathered and do a post about it! Thanks for the inspiration, and hope you had a wonderful SITS Day! :D