As I've been thinking about teaching Madigan, I've started noticing "little" things that I didn't notice as readily before. Pattern recognition, for instance, is something I take for granted. Why do certain patterns/shapes appeal to me more than others? How/when did I learn to recognize those patterns? Letters are shapes and have certain patterns, so obviously pattern recognition is an important part of our learning curve from infancy-and-beyond.
I've also been thinking about numbers and what a huge role they actually play in every day life/living. Think about all the times that you use numbers every day for even the most menial tasks. And, as much as I detest Math, I'm realizing that I actually get a great deal of joy from numbers and that some are very meaningful to me.
1. 12:34 – just get back from lunch and look at my computer clock to see the beautiful sequence.
2. 5:00 – “Outta here!” Work officially over for the day
3. 09/09/09 – Awesome! And, incidentally, my birthday this year
4. 721 – a number branded on my psyche – my daddy’s badge number, a reminder to me of his service and his sacrifice
5. 37 – “winning number” with my little Golden Retriever. She swept the fair that year winning multiple championships and the grand championship in Obedience
6. 123 _____________ - the address to the little white house where we grew up
7. 12/25 – Christmas! My FAVORITE holiday!
8. 2 – the perfect number of Scotties that should reside in every household
9. 1/24 - D Day! (Hypothetically... as if they ever arrive on time)
Oh this post makes me happy! I am such a numbers nut and 3 of these that you listed, are also on my list of happiness. Although most of my number love comes from my slight obsession with the number 10 ;)
Did you realize that #1, 4 & 5 all add up to 10? Because I did ;)
I've pretty much been able to make every date that Weston could possible be born on somehow get back to the number 10 … some are streches, but hey, it works in my little world!
LOVE YOU! And really enjoyed this post!
What a fun post.
Our generation will never forget 9/11.
I have a love/hate relationship with the number 3.
Loved the use of numbers in the movie "Stranger Than Fiction" with Will and Emma.
Dani K, I laughed when I read your comment because sadly I had indeed noticed that #1,4 & 5 added up to 10! And the reason I love the number 10 is because it's an EVEN number. :-) I've always loved Daddy's badge number, too, because 7 goes into 21 3 times - note there are 3 numbers in 721.
I guess for your benefit, I should have put 10 examples instead of just 9. :-)
I love how observant you are...you probably should have been a philosophy major because you think SO much...probably your saving grace in the mindless job you do right now. I love numbers too and sometimes toy with the idea of going back to college and getting a math degree...maybe even a doctorate....ha ha...dreams are such odd things really....and by the way, odd numbers are my personal favorites!
Oh yes, speaking of numbers, today, Nov.16th is the day your daddy was fatally injured.
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