June 23, 2008

The Weekend In Numbers

Strange and little known fact - despite the fact that I rarely post anything over the weekend, Monday is the day I see the least traffic around here. I blame the fact that everyone's trying to get back into the swing of that whole work thing. It gets in the way of all the good stuff. That, or I'm just really boring on Mondays.

The weekend? Well, that was anything but boring. Check out the weekend numbers.

Bags of mulch put down: 33
Yards mowed: 1
Aspirin needed: 382
Boxes painted by Mia and I for her room: 2
Beers consumed: 3
Takeout meals eaten: 2
Parents horrified by Barbie nightgown Mia chose for herself: 2
Emails answered: 160
Dollars paid for gas: 96
Rolls of chub Owen has: 487
Pink cowboy hats worn: 1
Hours of HGTV watched: 4
Ice cream men caught at the last moment: 1
Popsicles eaten: 2
M&M's eaten: 8, 972
Trips to Target: 3
Episodes of Arrested Development watched: 4
Times Owen spit up in my nose (don't ask): 1

So, okay, my Monday morning posts aren't the most exciting but you try getting up at oh-dark-thirty and coming up with something brilliant. I'm off to mainline some coffee. What were your numbers for the weekend?

Posted by Chris at June 23, 2008 6:24 AM

If only you lived on the earlier side of the planet... I start my work week flicking through blogs, but being on the early side of the planet, no-one has blogged. I have to wait until Monday night my time to catch up on the weekend had by the blogsphere, poor me.

PS - disappointing M&M eating stat, I expect to see better results next weekend. I on the other hand ate half of a super delicious and rich chocolate mud cake drowned in fudge sauce!

Posted by: del at June 23, 2008 7:19 AM

I watched my only child graduate from high school Friday night. The rest of the weekend was a blur of wondering where the time went, dinner with other graduates parents because our kids were safely ensconced at Project Graduation, niece's graduation party (same h.s.), and a wakeup to humidity so thick you can cut it with a knife, a raging headache (from humidity), husband announcing his Vertigo is back (again, humidity) and making lunch for graduate who now has to go to work for his father.

Posted by: NancyJ at June 23, 2008 7:31 AM

books read cover to cover: 2
children worn out from hours and hours in the pool:2
bills paid: 7
money left: $0
garden weeded: 1

Posted by: Alissa at June 23, 2008 8:10 AM

Oh I like this game very much. Weekend in numbers:

number of...

*hotdogs consumed even though I'm not "supposed" to eat hotdogs: 3
*irrational hormonal breakdowns suffered: 5
*times I calmly asked my baby to leave her residence and join the free world: upwards of 50,000
*rounds of golf my husband played: 3
*number he admitted to playing: 2
*number of blog posts written or read: 0

Posted by: Cass at June 23, 2008 8:17 AM

Are you kidding? These are the posts I look forward to the most! BTW: The M&M thing, are we related?

Posted by: Maribeth at June 23, 2008 8:26 AM

Number of headaches cured by popsicles: 1
Number of naps on the couch: 4
Number of fights in Home Depot about a weedwhacker: 1
Cans of paint purchased: 2
Dollars spent on date night gift for Hubby: $26 (*fun note: we gave ourselves 30 minutes and $25 to run around the mall and buy gifts for each other for our date night the other night)
Number of stores I went to for Hubby's gift: 3
Number of stores he went to: 1
Gifts I bought him with $25: 4
Gifts he bought: 1 - a gift card - yes, he realizes it was a cop out.

It was a decent weekend despite my exhaustion (for no apparent reason) and the stupid headached.

Posted by: Sarah at June 23, 2008 8:40 AM

I knew I should have been an actuary. I LOVE weekend in numbers!!!

And I won't asked, but the part about him spitting up in your nose made me chortle. (sorry)

Posted by: Poppy at June 23, 2008 8:41 AM

Miles driven: 362
Tent erections (heeeeee, I said erections): 2
Nights spent under the starts: 2
Nights I actually slept under the stars: 0
Kids running around the tents: 8
Times kids were asked to keep it down once I was in my sleeping bag; 45,978
Units of Alchohol consumed by adults: 532
Walks to puplic toilets: 78
Raindrop hitting my tent on Saturday night: 8,684,264
Grumpy adult driving home: 1
wet kids: 4
books read by light of cell phone: 1
number of people called durning book reading that I didn't know I called: 5
Cameras forgotten at home: 1
Decisions made about buying a caravan: 1

Posted by: Amber at June 23, 2008 8:50 AM

I love this photo of the two of you. Who wore the pink cowboy hat? :-)

Your Friday and Monday posts are my favorites.

My weekend pales in comparison.

Loads of laundry: 5
Meals cooked: 3
Books read: 2
Music downloads: 500+

Posted by: Maria at June 23, 2008 8:51 AM

My numbers?

Books read: 2
Hours spent on hammock: 4
Hours spent ripping up a deck: 8
Age of nephew who had birthday: 12
Height of that nephew: 5'10"
Size shoe he wears: 10.5
Heartattacks I had when I realized that: 900
People I had to fire because my boss refused to show up and do it: 1 (what a way to start a Monday!)

Posted by: js at June 23, 2008 8:57 AM

I'm still reeling at the amount of money you had to spend on gas. I have no idea why I'm surprised. But yay for beer and trips to Target. Target makes it all better somehow. (Except for the gas you spend getting there.)

Posted by: Fraulein N at June 23, 2008 9:00 AM

Number of drunken family members calling me for a place to crash at 4:30 in the morning: 1
Number of drunken family members who ended up passing out in their car and never showing up: 1
Number of cars broken & crashed into the median of the highway: 1
Number of papers I was supposed to write: 2
Number of papers I wrote: 0

I have not had such a "good weekend."

Posted by: Caleal at June 23, 2008 9:07 AM

I promise this is not a pity comment to prove I was her on a Monday....after all, you had me at Arrested Development.

That be a whole lotta mulch, Chris. Bet the gardens look pretty though. And I second Fraulein- yay for beer and Target. Although considering it takes me $80 these days to fill my car, I'm not too surprised about the gas price.

Posted by: chatty cricket at June 23, 2008 9:12 AM

Movies watched : 3
Meals eaten out: 2
Weeds/vines eradicated: 453
Miles walked: 6
Arguments had about money: 1
Times I pulled a cord away from baby: 26

It was an OK weekend. I blame it on the rain.

Posted by: claire at June 23, 2008 9:44 AM

what, no photo of you in the pink cowboy hat?

my numbers:
hikes taken: 1
new recipes tried: 4
new recipes that were successful: 3
house locations scouted in neighborhood we want to move to: 8
houses eliminated through drive bys: 4
books read: 1.5
movies watched: 1
trips to Target: 0 (surprisingly!)
rooms vacuumed: 5

not a bad weekend, but too short.

Posted by: bad penguin at June 23, 2008 9:45 AM

I'm betting it was you who wore the pink cowboy hat ;)

Let's see my numbers.....

# of stores driven to looking for a specific book:2
# of stores that acutally HAD the book: 0
# of totally awesome outdoor concerts: 1
# of people who acted like a totally giddy fangirl: 1

the list goes on really. lol And btw, LOVE the pic of the 2 of you! so sweet.

Posted by: Kris at June 23, 2008 9:45 AM

Number of days that I didn't have to work: 1
Number of times my mom called me: infinity
Number of times my mom answered her phone when I tried to call her back: 0
Number of outfits Mila wore: 50 million
Number of hours spent playing Rock Band (love): 4
(my band name is Breadstick Towel, rawk on!)
Number of children at my house last night demanding popcorn and juuuuuuice: 8 (yes, eight)

Posted by: Mymilabean at June 23, 2008 9:58 AM

You look like Jason Mraz in this picture. Just so you know.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at June 23, 2008 10:11 AM

Let's see... my weekend by the numbers...

Trips to the grocery store: 4 (not the same store... that's our usual amount while bargin hunting... good thing they are all close.)
Exhusbands I was able to piss off:1
Washington Nationals games attended: 1
Beer consumed at that game:0
Pictures taken of baseball players: 267
Balls caught for son from pitcher in the bullpen: 1
Times son lost his balance on the Metro trying to be cool and not hold on: 4
Times I laughed at son (much to the woman in the seat on the other side of the aisle's disapproval): 4

That was a great weekend...

Posted by: Karen at June 23, 2008 10:15 AM

Number of HS reunions attended: 1
Number of beers consumed: 1
Number of friends reconnected with: 15
Number of pages of German translated: 4
Number of 5-year old birthday parties attended: 1
Number of times my mother called: 6
Money spent on gasoline for hybrid: $25
Miles driven: 200
Number of sick dogs to deal with: 1

Posted by: Krush at June 23, 2008 10:20 AM

Great, I just had to explain why I was laughing about spit up up your nose to my 4 year old. I'm not sure she got it but now she is very interested in those star boxes you are painting in that picture. Guess I know what our activity for the day will be. ;) Oh and she wanted me to ask if Mia can come over to play - no lie.

the numbers:
meals cooked: 3
loads of laundry done: 100
squabbles settled: 37
tantrums witnessed: 11
hours spent backstage @ recital with 56 4 year olds: 8
Excedrin needed: they don't produce enough
Times I told someone else's 4 year old to take his hands off a girls neck: 2
trips to the park: 3
episodes of Elmo watched: 6
naps taken: 0
naps started: 3

Posted by: Jen at June 23, 2008 10:39 AM

Trips to Home Depot: 3
Garages fixed: 1
Spectators who didn't help: 4
Days it took: 2
Minutes spent on why we wear pants: 891
Beers consumed: 2
Gardens tended: 2
Trips to pool: 2
Ounces of sunscreen dispensed: 524
Trips to Target: 3
Dollars for kid-mobile gas: $79.77 *holy shit*
Year on penny that was ancient to daughter: 1992
Year I graduated from high school: 1992
Times I felt OLD: 1

Posted by: sunshine at June 23, 2008 10:52 AM

Family members visiting: 3
Trips to museums/historical grounds: 2
Trips to baseball games: 1
Trips to Austin Grill: 2 (WTF? I hadn't been there in two years, and two separate groups decided to go there this weekend.)
Margaritas consumed: 3
Tortilla chips consumer: eleventy billion

Posted by: Stephanie at June 23, 2008 11:02 AM

Ooooh, fun!

> Number of inlaws that visited: 2
> Number of miles driven with inlaws: 500 (round trip)
> Number of hours in a car with inlaws: 8.5 (round trip)
> Niagara Falls visited: 2 (American and Canadian, duh)
> Meals eaten out: 7
> Pictures taken: 5,497
> Hard Rock Cafes visited: 1
> Tours "behind" waterfalls taken: 2 (Cave of the Winds on US side, Journey Behind the Falls on CAN side)
> Questions asked at US/CAN border, going each way: no less than 561
> Dollars paid for gas (US only): 105
> Fights about stupid shit while on vacation: 0
> Loads of laundry: 4
> Viewing of the movie, 'Bruce Almighty': 1.5 (caught it halfway through on DirecTV and then hubby had to dig out the DVD and watch it completely through)
> Talks about having a baby: 1
> Cracks in windshield from stone spit up by semi: 1
> Cracks in windshield that GREW overnight in garage: 1
> Windshields that must be replaced: 1
> Insurance deductible: $250

It was a good weekend with the inlaws who were visiting from Chicago. The only pissers were that a) they had to leave, and b) the damn windshield... which happened early in our trip up to the falls... not far from home. Grrrr!

Posted by: ironic1 at June 23, 2008 11:18 AM

Hours spent listening to friend's punk/grunge band in a dive bar: 2
Utterances of the word 'Sweet' upon learning of said dive bar's $1.50 PBRs: At least two. Possibly three.
Time spent amazed at how genuinely good the band turned out to be: Ongoing
Games of foosball lost to dude who looked like Cletus the slack-jawed yokel: Two (Seriously, this guy was like The Who's Pinball Wizard, only with foosball and without the deaf and blind)
Woe endured in making a certain Wordpress template my bitch: ~8-hours worth
Times during this period that I asked myself if I really wanted to start a blog: Numerous...it continues, really.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at June 23, 2008 11:45 AM

Is it weird that I've also experienced the baby-spit-up-in-nose thing? It's really not that hard to do.

1) Feed baby
2) Forget that you just fed the baby
3) Hold baby overhead and make fly like Superman
4) Look up at baby and say things like, "Look at the flying baby! Flyyyyyyyyyyying baby!
5) Fail to move fast enough when baby spits up
6) Get spit up in nose

Posted by: GreenCanary at June 23, 2008 11:49 AM

Number of popsicles: 5
Hours spent in inflatable backyard pool: 4
Temperature: 110
Times young Johnny asked to watch 'Finding Nemo': 366
Times young Johnny actually got to WATCH Nemo, especially "the shark part" and "the barracuda part": 4
Hours spent dreading Monday: 48

Posted by: rebeccaeee at June 23, 2008 11:53 AM

i'm jealous of your three trips to target.

and can't believe you were able to watch only FOUR episodes of AD. hahah!

Posted by: ali at June 23, 2008 12:00 PM

Children left with grandparents for outing: 2
Times I have played golf in my life previous to this: 1
Hours it took to play 9 holes of golf: 3
My score on the 9 holes (par 35): 105

Posted by: Sabrina at June 23, 2008 12:07 PM

soap operas watched: .5
movies attended: 1
strange songs my dad put on a CD for me: 17
trips to the hospital: 4
take-out meals eaten: 3
meals eaten in a restaurant: 1
times I complained about the heat: 394
equipment failures at hockey class yesterday: 3

Posted by: Judy at June 23, 2008 12:20 PM

Jacuzzis cleaned of vomit: 1
Prank phone calls: 7
Hot dogs eaten: 13 (see: Jacuzzis cleaned)
Bills paid: 0

Posted by: Phil at June 23, 2008 12:20 PM

Cars broken down:1
Blocks said car was pushed: 5
Random strangers that helped out: 1

Posted by: Heather at June 23, 2008 12:20 PM

It was always my husband who ended up with the poop/pee/vomit on him. I MUST be smarter. He did the feed-baby-then-toss-baby-into-air routine, only the barf went into his mouth. He promptly threw up. I, of course, had to clean up both messes from both parties, but I was laughing so hard it was worth it. Almost.

Hours hubby and sons spent playing MetalGearSolid4: 32
Hours I spent in different room FAR AWAY from the noise: 27
paperbacks I read while they were playing: 4
Loads of laundry done while they were playing: 7
Lawns mowed while they were playing: 2 (front & back, I count them seperate)
Floors vacuumed, swept, mopped while they were playing: the whole damn house EXCEPT the room they were in
Hours I spent gritting my teeth and wondering WTF was so great about that game: 198 and counting

Posted by: Peggi at June 23, 2008 12:45 PM

Number of Movies Watched with Kevin Nealon in them: 2 (Get Smart, You Don't Mess with the Zohan) The drive-in rules!

Posted by: Punk Rock Mom at June 23, 2008 12:54 PM

Garage sales held: 1
Dollars earned in garage sale vs. dollars spent at garage sales: +$40
Kid to parent ratio during weekend: 2:1
Beds assembled: 1
Beds disassembled: 1
Hours the new kid bike was ridden: 8
Hours of work accomplished: 8
Naps taken by me: 0
Hockey goals scored: 3
Daddies exhausted: 1

Posted by: Brad at June 23, 2008 1:10 PM

Oh, and I almost forgot:

Number of books propping up the footboard that broke Saturday morning: 4

Posted by: Judy at June 23, 2008 1:34 PM

My weekend:

beers consumed....4
Trips to Target...1
Home Depot........1
Grocery store.....2
Meals cooked......1
Eaten out.........2
lawns cut.........2
lacrosse game.....1
hours in pool.....4

It was another busy weekend. Next weekend, I hope to sit on my behind and nothing. Discovered that our new community pool might not be for me, my sensitive skin doesn't like all this sun despite my lathering up regularly with 45 SPF. I have a slight sunburn on my feet, upper chest and part of my legs. But, my son is happy.

Posted by: Diane at June 23, 2008 2:02 PM

Litter boxes scooped: 16 x 10000000000000000000
Trips to Lowes by me: 1
Trips to Lowes by hubby: 2
Celebrated anniversary: 2
Made cat food: 1 (will finish next weekend)
Cleaned cats feet: 3
Cleaned cats feet that went outside on deck: 7 (yeah, I know, I'm a clean freak, but whadayaspect with that many cats???)
Grocery shopping: 0 (hubby went)
Slept in: 2
Drinks consummed: too many to count

What didn't happen: pick up cat food/litter
Clean basement
Clean upstairs (bottom half) litter boxes.
Clean garage
Clean car

Is there something going on with this "didn't happen" list.....guess cleaning isn't my forte.

Posted by: been there, done that at June 23, 2008 2:41 PM

Spontaneous overnight trips away: 1
Calls/texts made/received on trip: 0 (no service)
Hours spent lazing about in bed: 6
Hours spent walking/hiking: 4
Antique shops perused: 7
Flea markets toured: 1
Items purchased: 4
Times embarrassed by boyfriend: 1
Times boyfriend apologized: 5
Alcoholic drinks consumed: 8 (over 3 days)
Meals out: 5
Big O's: 32 (yes, I counted!)
Whispered "I love you" after hanging up phone: 4
Trips to adult toy store: 1
Trips to grocery store: 2
Times salesclerks informed me boyfriend is "a keeper": 3
Hours of live music: 4
Car shows attended: 1
Bug bites: 1
Naps: 3
Times smiled: Too many to count.

GREAT weekend!

Posted by: Jaycie at June 23, 2008 3:35 PM

Are you ever tempted to stash M&Ms in those rolls of chub? Sometimes, when Hoop is sleeping on the couch, I think about it and giggle. Then he wakes up and asks me what I'm giggling about. I usually answer, "Midgets." and he goes back to sleep. Oh, if he only knew.

Posted by: Tink at June 23, 2008 3:51 PM

Number of perfect gumbos made: 1
Number of mocha orange cakes made: 2
Number of sons home: 2
Number of phone calls ignored: 17

A very good weekend despite our sad lack of pink cowboy hats.

Posted by: OS at June 23, 2008 5:42 PM

My weekend numbers:

Number of lawns mowed: 2
Number of compost bins built: 1
Number of Family Floats I built for Parade next week: 1
Number of mosquito bites: 14
Trips up to line at an Indian Food Buffet: 3
Number of curry-induced naps: 1
Number of loads of laundry: 5
Number of times my daughter made me look at her surgery wound: 18
Number of pictures taken for one family's photo session: 325
Number of pics that don't have children squinting or pouting: 34
Buckets of Sweat I poured out while photographing family in a natural park setting in 95 degree weather: 3
Number of trips to Lowe's: 3

Posted by: Jen at June 23, 2008 6:58 PM

Surely there must be a flaw with your counter. I find your Monday posts good. I always look forward to your weekend recaps.

Posted by: coolchick at June 23, 2008 8:19 PM

trips to starbucks: 3

trips to dog park: 3

beers consumed: 6

phone calls received: 0

phone calls dialed: 0

Posted by: Stella at June 23, 2008 8:32 PM

So I was going to list the number of fun things I did and ate and whatnot over the weekend, but really it just boils down to two numbers...

Number of hours of continuing professional education I need to complete by June 30: 29
Number of hours I will be working this week while my boss is on an urgent last minute business trip to Toronto: 1345139058103958

Sigh. I have a long week ahead of me.

Posted by: Teenuh at June 23, 2008 10:35 PM

Thirty three bags of mulch. Holy toledo...

(1 post down, 30+ to go!:P)

Posted by: Emily at June 23, 2008 10:44 PM

My weekend numbers:

# of times I was pulled over: 1
# of tickets received by cop: 1
# of fat old men coming out of porta-potty sweating and yelling: 1
Money spent on gas: 45
Money spent on previously mentioned ticket: 86
Money I have left: -131
# of hours worked: 10

Posted by: Dana at June 23, 2008 10:48 PM

My numbers:

- People hosted for dinner: 16 (including kids)
- Alcoholic beverages downed: 5
- Cookies eaten: too many. 12?
- Workouts: 1
- Trips to Tarjay: 1
- Times chased escaped cat through yard: 3

Posted by: Kimberly at June 24, 2008 11:52 AM