Monday, December 26, 2011

A KB Christmas: By the Numbers

"At Christmas play and make good cheer,
 for Christmas comes but once a year."
--Thomas Tusser


A glimpse into my Christmas holiday. Enjoy.


  • Crazy-excited kids talking super loud and super fast: 2

  • Hours spent wrapping presents: 3.5
  • Age of Grandmama on Christmas (in years): 104
  • Amount of milk left for Santa (in ounces):8
  • Weight I have likely gained (in pounds): 7
  • Years it will take to lose gained weight: 27
  • Height of Christmas tree (in feet): 7
  • Christmas tree lights that didn't light on the first go-round: 150

  • Urgh!
  • Times I said, "Santa's watching . . .": 39 billion
  • Glasses of eggnog: 0 (yuk!)
  • "One last" trips to CVS: 6
  • Time spent assembling and/or putting batteries in gifts (in minutes): 252
  • Times I listened to Mo practice her "Away in a Manger" solo: 21
  • Goats: 2 (Their names are Fred and Ricky. The donkeys are Lucy and Ethel.)
  • High temperature on Christmas Day (in degrees Fahrenheit): 62
  • Distance traveled to the in-laws' house (in miles): 164
  • Jars of artichoke pickles: 12
It's all my father-in-law wanted for Christmas!
  • Family Christmas celebrations: 4
  • Gumdrops placed on gingerbread house: 12
  • Shards of dropped Chia Pet: 43
  • Saviors born to save the world: 1

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English


What can you add to my Christmas by the Numbers? I'll be anxious to see your numbers.
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