0 — number of times I’ve been discouraged by Dems in Disarray narrative, Dems need better messaging coverage, negative polls, or Doomsday DOJ sentiments;
0 is also the number of cold frosts so far this year; number of times I’ve had Covid;
1 — number of ballots cast this week; number of books I’m reading right now; number of queries sent out recently; number of mini, fallen skeletons seen in the neighborhood today.
2 — number of meals I served homemade croutons with (homemade spinach soup and a killer Caesar salad); number of manuscript rejections received with an actual email in last few weeks;
3 — number of people within two degrees of separation who have died recently. One was almost 100, one was almost 99, and one was 59. Also number of times I heard the liturgical response in Latin in my head at a funeral Mass this morning;
3.5 — number of inches of hair that I cut off this week;
4 — (also during Mass) number of times I heard my mother’s voice saying, “I love a good Irish tenor;” approximate number of times I wondered what my Jewish neighbors thought about all the sitting, standing, and kneeling going on;
5 — number of WIP quilts that I am actively working on right now;
6 — numbers of days recently racked up without sugar;
21 — number of white linens out to dry at salon on Center Street;
31 — number of tulip bulbs planted in containers to force;
75 — number of daily emails I receive from democratic candidates (just kidding, but whew — it’s a lot);
875 — total number of #PostcardstoVoters I’ve sent out in last two years (this is a real number);
Too many to count — number of times I’ve fast-forwarded through TV news coverage recently either because * I’ve already learned about issue in some detail through twitter or because ** it’s nattering on and on about what Dems are doing wrong or because *** they’re playing a clip of the former guy (and usually one I’ve heard umpteen times before — e.g. portions of his bullying, illegal conversation with Raffensperger); times I’ve felt grateful for Finn’s company.
The number of collages made in the last month, especially digital, is also too many to count.