Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Numbers for Tuesday!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by 
Home from New York and thinking about numbers today - I inherited this obsession from my dad.

1.  This morning I spotted two mimosa trees on my morning walk.  I've never noticed them in the Northwest before, but we had three mimosa trees in the backyard of my childhood home.  I could see them from my bedroom window.  Aunt Estelle and I loved the pink blooms, but Dad never liked the mess they made on the lawn. He eventually cut them down.  He could have written this article I found by the Grumpy Gardner.

2.  While listening to NPR this morning, I learned that the 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere for Fiddler on the Roof.  Just hearing them mention some of my favorite songs from the play made me want to listen to the soundtrack.

3.  I went to the doctor for my annual physical exam this morning.  When I set down my FitBit, I checked my steps for the day - 7, 777 steps!  I walked a lot last week while visiting my daughter in NY and am trying to keep up the habit now that I'm home.

4.  My brother's anniversary is coming up this week.  He got married on 8-8-80, and I tried to convince him to wait 8 years for 8-8-88.  He didn't, but my son's good friend from high school got married on 8-8-08, and my daughter got married on 8-8 one year later.

5.  When I checked out at Target this morning, the total for my purchases was $99.94.  Wouldn't it have been great if it had totaled $99.99?  I jokingly told the cashier that if it had, I should have gotten my purchases free.   I did tell her about my earlier step count on my FitBit.  I mentioned that if I were the gambling type, this might be the day for me to buy a lottery ticket.

Since I'm not the gambling type, I didn't buy a lottery ticket.  However, as I walked out of the store, I found myself humming - "If I were a gambler, (daidle daidle daidle deedle deedle daidle daidle dum)."

Use the comments to let me know if you have a favorite song from Fiddler on the Roof, if you can recognize a mimosa tree, or if you have any special number combinations that are meaningful for you.


  1. I think mimosa are cool looking, but never had one in a yard. Love all the songs from Fiddler. Sunrise, Sunset is a favorite. Finally, 314 is a number that takes me back to French class in high school. My story was a slice last winter. Good for you and all the walking. I'm trying to get back in that habit, but it's hard.

  2. My mother was fascinated with numbers like you, Ramona, & I am too a little. She was more superstitious, & got me noticing digital clocks. When one looks, & the numbers are like 4:44 or 2:22, and so on, it is supposed to be someone from heaven looking down on you. I told this to a friend at school who was so excited because she knows so many more oddities like that. And I've had my students choose a number, any number that's not too, too long, & research it. Nearly every time they could find many things about "their number". Love hearing your own noticings today-wonderful! My favorite song from Fiddler: "Sunrise, Sunset", like Elsie. Glad you had a good day!

  3. So fun to read this! I am just thinking about numbers and languages. I know how to count in a few languages. It is always a fun thing to learn and something I tend to remember if nothing else!

  4. I love this! What a great idea --- I want to try this... paying attention to numbers. There are numbers we celebrate - and what an awesome thing to find them everywhere.

  5. What fun numbers.we could be Fitbit friends. I need to start walking more now that my shoulder is recovering. I love the number 29 because it's a prime number. And I am always amazed when I see 11:11 on the clock.