isnaini_blogtemplate53_00 Broken Spirit: 100TH POST!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

100TH POST!!!!!!!!

It's my 1ooth post! Woo Hoo!!!

O.K., so technically, this is only the 26th post on this blog. However, I had a total of 74 posts on my old blog, the one that was lost. Thus, I am counting this as number 100.
So there.
Let's proceed:

100 Things About Me:

1) I was born on January 13, 1977.
2)My mother named me after Barbie's friend Stacey.
She very nearly named me after the nervous, excitable nurse who practically delivered me (the doctor on call refused to come to my mother's room at the onset of her labor; he insisted that she was no where near ready to deliver me even though I was halfway out). This poor nurse didn't know what she was doing and was pretty scared, but obviously everything went O.K. She later bragged about her ordeal, proud of herself for having to help my mom through her labor. Apparently, this was her first time assisting with a birth. My mother couldn't remember her name later, though, so she opted for Stacey instead.
3) My middle name is Jane, which is also my grandmother's middle name.
4) Jesus is my Lord and Savior.
5)When I was eight years old, my father prayed with me in our kitchen to receive Christ. When we finished, he told me that angels were rejoicing over me in heaven. I'll never forget how I felt at that moment.
6) I met my husband Dewey when I was 15 and he was 20. Shortly after we began dating, I told my parents about him; not surprisingly, they weren't too thrilled about it.Dewey didn't want to sneak around so we broke up for several years, only to get back together when I was 19. We've been together ever since.
7) I've never loved anyone like I love Dewey.
8) Our four children are now and forever will be my greatest accomplishments in my life.
9) I never thought I'd ever have kids, or be married for that matter.
10) I always envisioned myself living in a cute little apartment, having a high-paying, prestigious job, owning a big dog, and pretty much coming and going as I pleased.
11) Instead, my days are filled with watching Dora the Explorer, chasing kids, changing diapers, making hot dogs and macaroni, cleaning up red koolaid and vomit, and reading bedtime stories.
12) The only thing I have from my "dream" existence is the big dog.
13) I wouldn't have it any other way.
14) I didn't get to participate in my high school graduation; I was barred from attending the ceremony. A teacher I'd had in 11th grade lost my math portfolio which was a graduation prerequisite. I had no idea it was gone until halfway through my senior year. I was given the chance to redo it, but I refused on principle; I felt that it wasn't my fault and the whole situation was unfair. After I'd been out of school for a year, a secretary from my high school called my mom's house to inform me that she had my diploma and that if I wanted it, I had three days to come get it before she threw it away. I am an official graduate yet I still feel cheated that I didn't get to walk with my class.
15) I never attended college.
16) I've never been stung by a bee.
17) I've never had a broken bone.
18) The only hospitalizations I've had were for my childrens' births.
19) My favorite color is green.
20) I love music from the 50's, 60's, and some from the 70's.
21) If I could choose any time period to live in, I would want to be a teenager in the 50's and be a young adult in the 60's.
22) I would totally have gone to Woodstock.
23) I liked growing up in the 80's, but I hated being a teen in the 90's. It was the dullest decade ever.
24) I generally don't like chick flicks. I prefer action movies and thrillers, sometimes horror movies if they aren't too bloody.
25) I do like Stepmom, Fried Green Tomatoes, and
The Notebook.
26) My favorite movie of all time is It's A Wonderful Life.
27) My favorite season is summer. There's nothing better than cooking out, floating in a pool, and enjoying all the green.
28) Ever since 9/11, I have tremendous respect for firemen.
29) I own a Dodge Caravan but my dream car is a
'69 Mercury Cougar or a '71 GTO Judge. Maybe I'll own one of them when the kids are grown.
30) I'd love to have a boston terrier.
31) Dewey and I are planning on taking the kids to a beach next summer.
32) If we go, it will also serve as the honeymoon we never had.
33) One of my dreams is to be a writer someday. I'd like to publish a book of poetry and write a couple of fiction novels.
34) I don't like to cook, but I love to bake goodies such as cookies and cakes.
35) I'd like to create my own dessert cookbook.
36) I like to make jewelry.
37) I love to read.
38) I'm currently reading the Left Behind Series.
39) I love to swim.
40) I like taking long walks, sometimes with the kids, sometimes alone.
41) When I walk alone, I take along my CD player or I talk to God.
42) I'm starting to appreciate nature a lot more. It's beauty astounds me and reaffirms my faith in God.
43) God's creativity never ceases to amaze me.
44) Some of my favorite Christian music groups include: BarlowGirl, Watermark, Casting Crowns, Third Day, and Skillet.
45) I also love Stevie Wonder, David Gray, Loretta Lynn, Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Stevie Nicks, and The Foo Fighters.
46) I love motown.
47) One of my favorite songs of all time is The Flame by Cheap Trick.
48) When I was a teenager and was suffering from a broken heart over a breakup, I'd moon and pine away to that song.
49) I had my first puppy love crush when I was in the third grade. His name was Jeremy Truelove. No, seriously.
50) Halfway there! (phew)
51) When Jeremy moved away to Tennessee at the end of third grade, I thought I was going to die. I felt physical pain.
52) I was a "good" kid until I entered high school. Most of my friends moved away during the summer after 8th grade, and the rest of them just kind of drifted into different groups. I became something of a loner and began my downward spiral.
53) I made pretty good grades all throughout school.
54) I made my first "F" in 12th grade in Algebra 2. I skipped this class on a regular basis.
55) I can't sew to save my life.
56) I want to learn how to crochet.
57) I would also like to learn how to tat.
58) I enjoy participating in bible studies, especially Beth Moore studies.
59) Some of my favorite Christian authors include: Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Rick Warren, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.
60) I also read Stephen King, John Grisham, Ann Rule, and Caleb Carr.
61) When I was kid, some of my favorite books were: A Cricket in Times Square, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, My Darling, My Hamburger, The Mouse and The Motorcycle, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Super Fudge.
62) When I was a teenager I enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews' books.
63) With the exception of one, I'm the only one of my circle of friends who doesn't have a tattoo.
64) I am exceedingly grateful for this. As much as I used to want one, there is not a day that goes by that I'm not thankful that I'm tattoo-free.
65) I came close to getting one when I was 17; my brother was going to pay for it but they wouldn't let me get one because I was underage and they wouldn't let him sign for me since he wasn't a legal guardian. Thank God!
66) I don't have anything against tattoos or people that have them, I just know for a fact that I would have lived to regret it had I gotten one.
67) I have four children, but I've been pregnant 5 times.
68) Shortly after Paige turned a year old, I discovered I was 4 weeks pregnant. I didn't know how to feel about it. Having a baby changed everything and I was still trying to get used to my new life; adding another baby to the mix was not something I was 100 percent sure about. When I was 8 weeks along, I miscarried. It was the single most horrible experience I've ever had. I never knew how much I wanted that baby until it was gone.
69) There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't think about that child.
70) I know I will see him/her in heaven someday.
71) O.K., enough sad stuff.
72) I often daydream about what I would do if I ever won the lottery.
73) Do you want to know?
74) O.K. here goes:
75) First, I'd pay off my family's and my debts.
76) I'd buy everyone in my family nice sized homes and the vehicles of their choice.
Nothing too extravagant though, we're not talking MTV Cribs here.
77) I'd take the whole family on a month-long vacation somewhere, preferably a beach, maybe Hawaaii, someplace like that.
78) I'd keep just enough money for all of us to be set for the rest of our lives, then I'd give the rest away to various charities and church missions and organizations.
79)I'd definitely give a generous amount to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital and other cancer research foundations.
80) I would donate money for the building of homeless shelters around the country, and for shelters for abused women.
81) I would also like to form a company similar to the

Make A Wish foundation. I think it would be so much fun to travel around the country and surprise people by making their dreams come true.
82) I would like to travel around the world with my husband and kids, showing them first hand the things that they learn about in school books.
83) I know it's not likely that I'll ever win, but I can dream can't I?
84) What's up with television shows these days? There just aren't any good family-oriented shows like there used to be when I was a kid.
85) Thank God for T.V. Land and Nick at Night. At least I can watch Good Times, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, and What's Happening? re-runs.
86) I feel the same way about movies. It seems like nowadays everything is a remake.
87) Coal Miner's Daughter and Urban Cowboy are two of my guilty pleasures. I grew up with these movies.
88) I rarely wear make-up anymore. There was a time when I wouldn't leave the house unless I was completely made up head to toe, but those days are long over. Usually the only time I wear make-up and fix my hair is when I go to church or various family functions.
89) My favorite food is lasagna.
90) No one makes lasagna like my mom. I've tried and failed miserably.
91) My favorite ice cream is dulce de leche.
92) I also love microwave popcorn.
93) Dewey and the kids and I try to have a family movie night often. We eat popcorn and if it's winter, we drink hot cocoa with marshmallows.
94) It's one of my favorite ways to spend time with my family.
95) I enjoy decorating for Christmas and baking cookies.
96) I feel like I'm too much of a pushover.
97) Among my friends, I'm the quiet, serious one. I'll bet they don't know how much I long to be the outgoing, "good time" girl, the one that's fun to be around.
98) I love breakfast food, especially pancakes.
99) In an ideal world, men would appreciate women for their inner beauty and society wouldn't be so demanding in it's expectations of physical beauty. There would be no such things as poverty, taxes, illness, or calories. People would be less judgemental and be more sympathetic and compassionate toward others, peace would prevail, ....oh wait. What am I talking about? There is such a place. It's called Heaven.
100) I can't believe I made it!!


Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Yeah you did it! **Dora dance, clapping hands!!!** It is really a neat thing to do don't you think! But you did list that you like the color green twice!!!

Nice list. We have tons in common even though I am your senior by almost 10 years!

Great list. Hope you are having a great weekend!

11:08 AM  
Blogger stacey said...

Thanks for pointing out the green thing. I changed one of them.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Girl you are too funny! I think that lots of people duplicate things just to get the list done!

I was only teasing!!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

This was great fun to read :)

11:12 AM  
Blogger Chi said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! What a wonderful list it was too...I enjoyed reading it very much. *s*

1:59 PM  
Blogger michele said...

Hi stacey,nothing weird on that
list,i deem you normal.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Congrats to you! So fun to learn more about you. THat is so sweet about how you and your hubby met etc. True love indeed.

Are you playing Takcle It Tuesday tomorrow? I just posted mine. See you soon!

1:28 AM  
Blogger Mom2fur said...

Wow! I feel I really know you now, LOL! I also met my future husband at age 15--but he was 17. I like horror movies if they make sense and aren't based on an excuse for bloody violence. I had 5 pregnancies and 4 kids. But I can crochet, LOL!

6:54 AM  

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