Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #5

The Numbers 1 to 13 Around Me

1) One incredibly entertaining toddler.

2) Two (and ONLY two) biscuits are used as daily 'ammunition' against Aaron during the car trip home from the gym.

3) Three month membership at the gym. I don't sign up for anything longer in case I need to leave the country.

4) Four hours is the longest uninterrupted stretch of sleep I've had in the last 19 months. I've adjusted.

5) Five different types of plants in the garden that we can eat; Okra, Winged Beans, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Baby Cucumbers. The first two are regulars on the dinner table but we're still waiting for the other three. Those just got planted a month ago.

6) Six - Size of my shoes.

7) Seven days before my mother leaves.

8) Eight years married to Richard.

9) Nine cousins in total.

10) Ten years since I left Australia.

11) Eleven chapters left on the novel I'm reading: Red China Blues by Jan Wong.

12) RM12 (~USD3.70) is the average we pay for half a week's groceries from the local markets.

13) Thirteen pet fish.


Bilbo said...

Can we go back and look at the one about RM12, or US $3.70, for a half-week's groceries for a family of three???? Will you adopt me???

lisa marie said...

I dunno if I could come up with a list like that, but I just might try. :) Winged Beans?

Amanda said...

Bilbo: The RM12 is amazing isn't it. I was surprised too when I realized that we were spending so little on the groceries. Its probably to do with the fact that we don't eat any meat and since its just the local outdoor market, we don't get tempted into buying cookies, tinned foods or other things like that. THOSE are pricey here in Palembang.

Lisa Marie: Winged Beans are also sometimes called four angle beans. I'll have to put up a post of all the things we grow with photos one day :)

MamaGeek said...

$3.70? WOW! 13 goldfish? So do they all have names Amanda? :)

Great T13 idea!

Nap Warden said...

New stuff, it's fun to learn about you:)

What do you do with 13 goldfish?

elizabeth embracing life said...

I just love reading your blog. Learning so many littel tidbits. Thanks!!