Monday, March 16, 2009

life in numbers

3/5 - number of fights at school / days last week

4.5 - school days til Spring Break

3 - times coacher has forgotten my birth date

0 - number of times coacher has forgotten shooter's birth date (coacher will debate this, but it's true when you look at the bare facts…i’m not offended or mad. i just like to pester him about it.)

8 - number of weekends in february and march

.5 - number of free weekends we have/had in february and march

1 - number of referrals i wrote first semester

3 - number of referrals i have written so far in the 3rd quarter alone

13 - average number of times i went to the YMCA per month in January and February

9 - average number of times i saw "the barenaked lady" at the YMCA (how uncomfortable! she is there m/w/f, by the way...i now try to do most of my YMCA workouts Tuesday and thursday...)

7 - my fav number

3 - number of hours i napped last sunday (i usually don't take naps...)

6 - number of hours left until i have a master's degree.

8.31 - number of months we've been married.

8.31 - number of months i've felt cherished by my husband.

5 - number of times we had to re-do the new yard because it failed inspection due to "dirt clumps" and "dirt on the sidewalk." it was february, for pete's sake.

4 - number of track athletes i'm responsible for this spring. (distance ‘em!)

too many to count - number of chapters i'm behind in my daily Bible reading

1 - number of attempts i've made at dave ramsey-style bargaining (does that tell you anything about how successful i was? i should say that i didn't really "bargain," but my attempt was as close as this girl's going to get to bargaining with a sales clerk.

5:35 - average time the lotz household wakes up during the week.

2,276 - number of favors we owe my parents for all the work they've done lately.

this is completely unrelated, but i feel the need to say a little something about words (since i'm a certified english teacher and all):

uncomfortable - i love to hear coacher say this word. he enunciates every syllable.

touch - this is a terrible name for a restaurant. it makes me uncomfortable.

moist - so many people dislike this word i'm not even sure why it's in the dictionary.

spaz - this was my favorite word in middle school

unscum - i don't know the origin of this word in my life, but i usually use it in place of the word "unbelievable." if i don't say it out loud, that doesn't mean i'm not thinking it.

hillen - this partial word can go in from of many other words, and all of them actually make sense to me. weird.

not - i really liked the days when people would say a sentence, pause, and then say "not." it's biblical and everything.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

they grow up so fast

okay, yes, now i post pictures of pets. i used to make fun of people for that. but we don't have kids (not that pets are people; they are not), sooo...

Friday, March 13, 2009

for sale: house and STUFF

we will have two large bookcases, some cookware, a ton of clothes, and lots of other fun stuff for sale tomorrow at our moving sale. come visit us at 1906 S. Maryland (former Lotz home), near National and Sunshine. as a bonus, the whole stinkin' house is for sale, too!

i think we should also have some baby and kids clothes at the sale, because my sisters-in-law have popped out a lot of babies over the years and i think it's probably time they sold some stuff. also, i have managed to fill an ENTIRE room in my parents' house with "stuff" over the last 7 years or so...i hope to get rid of all of it.

if you spend enough money we might just throw in the house as a bonus. it is oh-so cute, but oh-so small for this old married couple and our pets.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

house arrest

"no, i don't think you can be on the track team when you are on house arrest. something about the ankle bracelet being a bit constricting. plus, it's just not that fashionable, and it doesn't match our uniforms. sorry."

that's what i wanted to say.