Monday 30 September 2013

My Month in Numbers - September

Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in September
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day


Any other fans of Earth Wind and Fire out there? Ah, takes me back to my youth ...
This is yet another great sing-a-long in the car songs, volume up, singing at the top of your voice - no wonder no one ever takes me up on the offer of a lift home anymore.  Talking of cars and let's get the exciting bit out of the way early.  Number of new cars ordered.  ONE.  Excited?  Me?  Pah!  I can't stop smiling!  You see, I have a mini already and I love it.  I'm not one for fancy cars, and really couldn't care less about the gadgets and gizmos but I just love my mini.  It's easy and fun to drive and I love it.  I have loved it since the day I brought it home in 2004 but that's now nearly 10 years ago and I have to face facts that it is going to start costing me money as things wear out and so I have traded it in.  For a shiny red one.
So, let's think what else has been happening.  Three birthdays this month so 152 candles used up. 
Our wedding anniversary was this month.  33 years.  Oh my goodness, unless I was a child bride (I wasn't) that makes me officially very old.  How wedding dresses have changed since then.  1980 was the year of the crinoline style dress with hoops under the skirt which felt really weird to walk in but very elegant I guess. Bit of a challenge getting into a cubicle in the ladies loo at the reception but hey ho! 
I went to one crop this month.  I completed the album containing all 21 items in Rinda's Scavenger Hunt and partially made the mini album which was the class that Karen taught. 2 cup cakes found their way from the kitchen to my mouth.
3 meals out. Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian. Please don't make me count the number of glasses of wine consumed.  It was not a good month for healthy eating/drinking/living. 
1 visit to the vets for Coco's 2nd annual check up.
I finished my 4th quilt.  This could be becoming an obsession.  My husband is wondering when the dining room table will be available to use again as a dining room table and not a place where I do my sewing.
3 days that my son was home visiting.  Which made me very happy. Right up until we got to the point where he said 'well, I guess I ought to leave for the airport now.' When we had dropped him off at the departure, I'm not sure who was 'mithering' the most in the car.  Me or Coco.  Well actually it was Coco, who managed to howl from the airport to the motorway roundabout. I don't know where I picked up the word 'mither' because apparently it's a northern word and I'm definitely not a northerner.  As proved by the first item in the communal count.  (See how I seamlessly linked these two parts together?) 
How far do you live from the first school you attended? 7 miles .  I haven't moved much have I? Just over the county border between being an 'Essex girl' and the Hertfordshire County set. 
And, milk.  How many pints and how much does it cost. Well it's about £1.29 on average for a 4 pint bottle and 89p for a 2 pint.  I tend to buy a 4 pint container over the weekend and then top up with smaller ones during the week.  We got through 32 pints this month.  That's between 3 of us, although my daughter really only uses milk in coffee.  If we had done this when my son was still at home it would have been a lot, lot more!
This post is brought to you via Julie's blog where you will see that her month included cake, massages and potentially radio-active spiders.


Kirsty.A said...

Thanks for the reminder - I need to buy milk. Great numbers!

Julie Kirk said...

Firstly *of course* I'm singing along now. Although ... until I read the lyrics at the top of your post I don't thinkI've ever stopped to work out what exactly they're saying!

Happy new car to you! Mine's ancient and will no doubt start costing me money soon. But, like you, I'm really not a car person.

As for the milk - it was in a local convenience shop ... I forgot to look in Tesco where it's probably cheaper.

I hope you [and Coco] get to see your son again soon. And it's interesting to hear that - so far [from those joining in on FB] - no one lives very far from their origins.

You're on the board now Deb: thanks for joining me. and in full lurex disco style too!

Happy October to you!

Julie x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats on the new car! I think I go through that many pints of milk in about 9 days

Sian said...

This is such a perfect "up" post to keep me smiling as I make the dinner here. I have turned the oven on and then read a bit and then got up and done something else and come back for more, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus a song to sing too? what's not to love! happy Anniversary.

Beverly said...

"the 21st night of September" A friend's daughter got married that night, doubt any of us will forget their anniversary :) I am soooo behind on everything, 2nd MinN hasn't happened :/ It's so exciting to have them home but always hard when they leave us again. I feel for you and Coco.

helena said...

sounds like a nice rounded month and yeah for a new red mini

Deborah Weber said...

Congratulations on the shiny red car! And best wishes for many more happy anniversary celebrations. But I'm not sure you did the world a favor by planting that earworm. My first sing along had the cat howling in distress. ;-)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

That's one of my favorite songs, Deb, and it always reminds me of seeing Carrie playing drums with her school jazz band in junior high. They played September!

A new car?!?! Awesome!

I always enjoy reading your month in numbers and all the little tidbits you throw in. :o)

Jen said...

Some great numbers Deb - A very Happy Anniversary to you both. So glad you and Coco were able to enjoy having your son home! J x

alexa said...

A great round-up and you sound so cheerful about the new Mini - and sorry the son has had to go off again. Many congratulations on your anniversary too :).

Nathalie said...

Happy belated anniversary and congrats on the new car! I enjoyed reading your numbers and I am also a fan of Earth Wind and Fire (now I have that song stuck in my head) ;)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your list this month - especially the number of candles, cars and scavenger hunt photos (of course).