My Life in Numbers

Manhattan skyline

First I saw Alison’s post. Then I saw Kristen’s post, followed by Ilene’s. Finally, I made my way to Greta who started this fun way to share our lives – in numbers. I wanted in on the fun too so I’m linking up!

36 – Number of years I’ve been on this Earth

2 – Number of siblings

5 – Number of universities that I have transcripts from (college & graduate school)

17 – Number of years that I’ve lived in New York City

9 – Number of years that I’ve lived in Brooklyn

3 – Number of years that I thought that I would live in New York City

2 – Number of little people running through my house

23 – Number of times that I squeeze Everett’s cheeks per day

4 – Approximate number of times that I repeat something before my kids pay attention

18 – Approximate number of times I pick up toys, treasures, markers, scrap paper, etc. from the floor per day

36 – Number of my kids’ artwork displayed in our house

1 – Number of times that I’ve driven across country

2 – Number of cars that I’ve owned

26 – Number of countries that I’ve visited

5 – Number of languages that I can understand (at least at a basic level)

1 – Approximate number of cups of coffee that I have per day

0 – Number of cups of coffee that I finish while said contents are still warm

5 – Number of miles that I can comfortably run right now

3 – Number of marathons that I’ve completed

323 – Approximate number of magnets in my magnet collection

8 – Number of food allergies that I have

12 – Number of protein pancakes I have in the freezer

6 – Number of hours that I typically sleep per night

17 – Approximate number of bags/totes/purses that I have in my closet

2 – Number of bags/totes/purses that I currently use

6 – Number of loads of laundry per week

16 – Average number of tabs I have open in my browser at any given time

114 – Number of times that I’ve watched the movie Top Gun

1 – Number of naps that I would like to take each day


What are your numbers? How many hours of sleep do you get every night?



  1. says

    Hah I like that you noted the number of tabs you have open! At any given time, I have at least 8-10, and when I’m Pinning, at least 20. It’s insane.

    We’re the same age! Love these posts, so fun. Clever Greta.
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    • admin says

      I think that I might need an intervention to address my tab obsession. It freaks my husband out when he looks at my computer.

    • admin says

      12 years with your company – that’s a long time! The longest that I stayed with one company was 4 years. Love the last one :-)

    • admin says

      I aim for a nap every day. I don’t always get it and sometimes I don’t need it. I know that it’s going to come to an end soon because seriously, how much longer can J nap for?? He’s almost 6!!

  2. says

    This is so fun!

    I do my best to get a minimum of 8 hours a night!

    0 – Number of cups of coffee that I finish while said contents are still warm <—same here

    Magnet collection, my Mom used to have her fridge filled with them (there was no space for me!).

    Have a great weekend :)
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    • admin says

      My husband is the same way about the tabs. Drives him crazy. I have about 20 different windows and/or applications open at any one time too. No wonder my computer runs slowly!!

  3. says

    I love this link up! I’m surprised to find out that you only squeeze E’s cheek 23 times a day. That poor boy would be bruised if he was mine. They were made for pinching! 😉

    As for sleep, my body truly loves 8-10 but it usually gets 5-6 and it’s usually my fault. Sigh :-(
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    • admin says

      I try not to squeeze his cheeks too many times a day. I had chubby cheeks when I was little and I hated when people squeezed them. I try to remember that but I still can’t resist his little cheeks! My body also needs about 8-10 and it’s totally my fault that I don’t get enough.

    • admin says

      I bet you could come up with some pretty interesting numbers to describe your life. I was lucky that my parents liked to travel and they took us to so many places when I was little.

  4. says

    Wow, I love that you’ve visited so many countries. I wish I had traveled more before kids, but it just didn’t happen. So, now we’ll try to travel with the kids (and see how that goes). I completely relate to the tabs, needing a nap every day (that I hardly ever get), the purses (that I have and don’t use), the laundry, and definitely the cold coffee! Thanks for joining in with me and the rest!
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    • admin says

      I was lucky that my parents liked to travel. We’re trying to travel with our kids but would love to do more. Thanks for hosting such a fun little party!

  5. says

    Fun! I love things like this. I love that you’ve traveled to so many countries. One day for me…

    I never thought I’d be in New Hampshire almost 7 years. It’s the longest I’ve lived in one place during my adult life. I still don’t think we’re done moving!

    I get about 6.5-7 hrs of sleep. Wish I got more but life won’t allow it!
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    • admin says

      This is definitely the longest that I’ve lived in one place and I’m not sure if we’ll move. We talk about it and I like to daydream about it. I had a travel bug when I was younger (and parents who liked to travel). Starting to feel the itch again!

    • admin says

      Do it! I’d love to see your life in numbers. The number of tabs I have open at any given time makes my husband nervous. haha.

    • admin says

      I am very jealous of your nightly sleep although the 6 hours is fully my own fault. If I were to be accurage, it’s usually 4-7 times before my kids respond. Drives me bonkers!

  6. says

    love your numbers! Thank you so much for sharing them! Isn’t this a fun link up?
    That is just a staggering amount of times to watch Top Gun. Your house sounds like mine with the artwork
    I am impressed by all of the places you have visited and the languages you speak. That is way cool.
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    • admin says

      Such a fun link-up. Yes, my sister and I used to watch Top Gun all the time. Mostly for background noise when we were doing other things. I feel super lucky to have had the chance to travel so much, especially when I was young.

    • admin says

      I know! I can’t believe it’s been 17 years. Actually, it’s 15 because I lived up in Boston for 2 years during grad school but pretty much lived in NYC on the weekends. The allergy one kind of bites.

    • admin says

      I don’t know what the in world made me think including Top Gun on this list since I haven’t watched it in a while but it just popped in my head so I had to include it! And the browser tabs? They can get out of control.

    • admin says

      Putting my life in numbers and looking at it this way definitely made me appreciate all the opportunities that I’ve had. OK, some of those universities include summer school and the like but I do have transcripts from them! Made applying for graduate school a pain in the butt to try to gather all of them up!

  7. says

    I love this! Reading your list makes me want to make another one, with a whole different set of numbers from my life. Thank you for sharing these great details (which somehow also illuminate the whole, don’t they!?) xo

  8. Mark says

    Christine, Enjoyed your post and your blog page. I just found you today(Twitter retweet), but had to comment when I saw the amount of times you have watched “Top Gun”. I thought was the only person to watch it more than a 100 plus times… Mark


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