Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Daily Three

When I was a kid and my gramma was still alive, she loved to play the daily three. If something good happened with three numbers that day, those were the numbers she played. Sometimes it was her address. Sometimes it was my address. Sometimes she'd pick the numbers, sometimes I get to pick them. She'd often send me into the drugstore alone with the dollar to play the numbers. Simpler times, eh? Because now they'd never let a kid buy any kind of lottery ticket. Maybe in some smallish towns, but not where I grew up. I'd sidle up the counter, announce my three numbers, and tell the agent to "box 'em" (which means you can win if they appear in any order).

So I think I'll go buy a ticket. Tell 'em to box the numbers. Which are: One-Four-Seven.



Blogger PortLairge said...

I thought I wouldn't be able to check until much later but I got to be home for an hour. I leave again in 10 minutes and I have been refreshing like a loony.
You have made my day. I am thrilled for you and Partner.
What a great number. I hope you win the daily three also.
Hugs and Love. Go and have a cup of builders tea. I'll catch you later.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous pixi said...


3:54 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Whoo hoo!

I've never commented before, but I check on you daily. Wishing you all the best from Toronto.

3:56 PM  
Blogger NMsurrogate said...

147 is a GREAT NUMBER!!! Am I using enough capitalization! I am soooooooo happy for you two ~ you THREE! Oh my gosh! When is the u/s? You have made my day. :)

3:56 PM  
Anonymous mindy said...

Delurking to say Congrats!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Emilin said...


4:04 PM  
Blogger frog said...

Oh! KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PARTNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger J said...


So so happy for you and your partner. Enjoy the glow - And I think I'll play those numbers tonight, too.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Gretch said...

A Fabulous Number!!!!!!

I, too, think I'd be buying a ticket :)

So Happy for you and Partner!!!

4:29 PM  
Blogger amyesq said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Pamplemousse said...

I told ya so, ya eejit!!! Now go celebrate with Partner and enjoy.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Hoping said...

Oh My G--! I am so happy for you guys....not I can stop refreshing so much!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Soul Searching said...

I don't know JACK about these numbers, but I gather from all the other comments that this is good, so YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worth the wait, I say :)

5:11 PM  
Blogger KristinC said...


Congrats Katie! Oh that is such wonderful news!!! Crossing everything that you have a happy and healthy 9.5 mths!!!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

Let's make that 8.5 months, shall we? I think if you're carrying this baby(ies?) around for 9.5 months you'll go insane. 147 sound like great numbers to box to me. !!!Congrats!!!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...


*hugs* very happy for you!!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Woot! I vote for Feb 9 as a birthday. It seems to be big in the area for the lesbians' babies.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Congrats! Sending tons of wonderful thoughts your way.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

A HUGE congratulations to you both!!! Such fantastic news!

I will buy a ticket today with those numbers too, in honour of this auspicious occasion. YAY!!!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous mamacate said...

Woo hoo! That's awfully close to my 14dp3dt number of 143. Did I mention I have two short people running around this joint?


Hooray for the happy news and I'm looking forward to following a happy & healthy 9 months with you!

7:20 PM  
Blogger art-sweet said...


(immediately crossing everything crossable that the next nine months are smooth as silk)


7:32 PM  
Blogger chris said...

Yay yay! Happy happy joy joy.


7:37 PM  
Blogger Chelsie said...

How indescribably wonderful and EXCITING! And what a new chapter to be opening... can't wait to read how things change over the next 9.5!!!


7:50 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Just the news I came clicking to find! So glad you could accomodate me!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...


8:54 PM  
Anonymous Sassy said...

Awesome. Just Awesome. :)

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Pygmalion's Wife said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Just so you know how worried someone halfway across the country has been on your behalf (and because I have already "come out" as being totally NUTS on my own blog and have nothing to lose by revealing this), I had my big "court date" today (it went okay), and while we were waiting to be called all I kept thinking was "I wonder if Katie got her beta number yet...I wonder if she posted yet...if it's bad, and she doesn't post, it'll drive me nuts...what if it's good, and she's too busy celebrating?...why can't they call us, so I can go home to my computer." Then I got home and got the kids in bad and actually started procrastinating, doing DISHES, etc., because if it was bad news it was going to ruin my evening and put me in a piss-poor I waited for Pyg to go to bed so that if it was bad I wouldn't be accused of making a "face," or be tempted to say something nasty...then I just read this and woke him up yelling at the computer like a happy fool.

It was worth it. Congratulations, mamas!

10:08 PM  
Blogger DeadBug said...


That is some kind of wonderful.


11:09 PM  
Anonymous Lynnette said...

Oh my effing gawd!!!!It worked! It worked! It worked! Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Constant updates, please. I had to wake up to this, because of the time change, and went to bed worried. Don't make me worry anymore, chica! Congrats to you and Partner!

1:33 AM  
Blogger Tamsin said...

Oh, how wonderful!

I hope that everything goes smoothly for you over the coming weeks and months

5:03 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Congratulations katie and partner! I'm so pleased for both of you. Onwards and upwards!

5:13 AM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

The biggest smile on my face! I am so so happy for you!!!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger DD said...

Jeesh. I take a day off from checking my bloglines and you go and get yourself a fricken positive beta and I end up being way at the bottom of the list of the people saying...



(word veri = joiefybl. I think that's french for "joyful news"!)

9:40 AM  
Blogger Emma B. said...

What good news, Katie! Hoping the second beta is just as strong!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Katie and Partner: Congratulations!! I am so happy for you both. My eyes actually teared up as I read your post. That number is fantastic. I hope you are out celebrating. In re to the cramps I had them through out my first tri. and was certain things were doomed. Now at 38 weeks I know better. I will be checking to see what the repeat beta says. Any idea when the first u/s will be or am I jumping the gun.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Michko said...

I knew it!!! that's so awesome. congrats and keep us updated!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I just had to post again...I looked up my betas and my first was 112 at 12dp3dt so you are even higher than that!!! Congratulations.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

This is so amazing and wonderful...
Beautiful prayers all around!
I am very very happy for you and partner.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations and a big woohoo!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

O, MG. Incredibly awesome. I am so excited for you guys! Keep us posted when you go for 2nd beta! Wow... you go play those numbers!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Wow!!!! Way to go. I am so happy for you guys. It's been a long road, but now it's your turn.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

How freakin' awesome! Wishing you the best of luck with the next beta--hoping to see well over 300 :-)

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Manuela said...


Smooches, lovey!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Gandksmom said...

WOWOWOWOW! I am so happy and I don't even know you! BTW - My beta with a singleton was only 70 so maybe there is double fun coming your way? Congrats hun.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and Partner! What wonderful, wonderful news.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

De-lurking to tell you CONGRATULATIONS! I have been reading your blog for a while now and am thrilled with your good news. All the best to you and Partner!

4:02 PM  
Blogger vee said...

LOL - I had no idea what the hell your post was about and I've never heard of a beta number, but the huge number of comments looked worth checking out, and I'm so glad I did!!

4:07 PM  
Blogger moo said...

Congrats to you and Partner!!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sara said...


No more Manhattans for you!
Congratulations to you and Partner!

10:58 PM  
Blogger me said...

Whoohoo! I'm so happy for you and your partner.

(Brooke and Emilin's friend)

11:15 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

Thinking of you today, and hoping for more good news!!

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Kath said...

Congratulations, Katie! What wonderful news!!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:09 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Is your next beta today, Friday? Hoping so!! or are they making you wait until Tuesday? I think that would constitute torture if so. Hang in there!!

10:42 AM  

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