Saturday, December 06, 2008

Twenty and Six

I've always been fascinated with numbers. Not math so much (loved algebra, hated geometry), but numbers. Dates. Times. That sort of thing. So of course I counted the staples that were left in my stomach, to be removed on Wednesday afternoon.

26 staples. I thought I would find more significance, but I haven't...yet. Last August, I had 33 sutures removed from the same area. I was just three months away from turning 33 years old, so I thought that was pretty cool.

But 26...hmm...not a lot hits me there. I was 26 years old when Casey and I got married. That's all I've found so far. Usually, if it doesn't come to me right away, I figure there's not much in it. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I put a lot of stock into the meaning of these numbers. I just like to look at numbers in all different ways. And really, whether or not I try, numbers just come to me -- come into my mind on a daily basis. It can be a fascinating thing, but also somewhat annoying in its way.


Elisa said...

Wow, I am the same way with numbers. Remind me to explain my wedding date to you. :)

26 could also be related to a marathon. As in a long journey, as in YOUR long journey to reap the prize.

Hope you are feeling well!

tracey said...

Ooh, ding-ding-ding! And the winner is...Elisa! Seriously, I love the marathon connection...thank you so much for mentioning that! Please do share anytime about your wedding date number stuff. =)

Sally-Anne said...

Also, Title 26 of the U.S. Code is the Internal Revenue Code. You'll get a tax break when you have another baby, which will be the result of this surgery. :)

OK, maybe it's a stretch.

tracey said...

Okay, I am going to have to call a tie between Sally-Anne and Elisa. You guys are way too clever! I never would have thought of this stuff, but I love it that other people are thinking of it and sharing it with me, it's so much fun! See how I am with numbers now? =)

Elisa said...

Here is the wedding number story in as short a story as I can make it.

Lewis and I were married on April 12, 2008.

There are 4 years between our ages, and April is the 4th month of the year.

I was born on the 12th of my bday month, and so was Lewis. (different bday months, though!)

He as born in '72 and I was born in'76...2 plus 6 equals 8, as in 2008.

So you get 4-12-08...and it just happened to be on a Saturday!

See, I'm a weirdo...but looks like I have good company! ;)

Sally-Anne said...

That is a cool numbers story! My parents had something slightly similar:

Mom was born in 1937 and dad in 1940. I was born in 1977. 37+40 = 77. And my mom was 40 and my dad was 37 when I was born. Again, 40+37 = 77.

I guess it's not THAT unusual, but I always liked it.

Also, my birthday is 10-29 and my fiance was born at 10:29 in the morning.

I love numbers!

tracey said...

Elisa and S-A ~ You two are awesome! I love all the number stuff, so many coincidences. Now I am feeling the need to come up with my own special number story...hmm...must think some more.

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