The gleeful numerologist.


If numbers are your shtick, the holiday season won’t disappoint.

At any given moment, someone is counting beans or calculating something in their head, or on Google calculator – maybe even you.

Store owners start crunching numbers way before Thanksgiving and will do so long after the New Year’s Eve noisemakers are tucked away.

Yup, the season is filled with numbers – it is a numerologist’s delight.

How many shopping days ‘til Christmas?

That eggnog is how many calories?

How many New Year’s resolutions should I make?

There are the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Check that waistband for added inches after family get-togethers, a few rounds of holiday parties and Christmas treats set out by co-workers that beg for comment and consumption.

What do you mean you need Christmas cookies for everyone for snack day tomorrow and it’s 8:00 p.m.!

Calendars are consulted.

That eggnog is how many calories?

Days are ticked off (so are people).

How many employees are needed to handle the crowds?

We exist on coffee and run on fumes as we add more items to the daily agenda and subtract hours of sleep to make an exhausting equation during these few weeks called the holiday season.


But if you’re really and truly into numbers, you must take note that this Saturday, December 13th is extra-special. The numerical date is 12/13/14 and this number combo won’t happen again until 01/02/03.

Gulp – let’s not go there.

The Little Wedding Chapel nearby in Taylor, Michigan is booked solid for weddings and vow renewal this Saturday. They state the reason they are swamped is so that people won’t forget their wedding anniversary date.


It’s not that difficult to remember your anniversary date unless you are Zsa Zsa Gabor or Larry King.

It is better to buy a lotto ticket and incorporate those magical numbers into your bet slip somehow.

Whoops … did I say that?

Hit the ground running … now, before everyone else reads this and beats you there.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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1 Response to The gleeful numerologist.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Hey Linda, I hope kids in school read this after they ask “why do I have to learn math?”Hey so you can get thru the Holidays.


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