Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Random things that people may not have ever known about me (excluding my Mama and maybe a few others):
I had an imaginary friend named Pattie Mixie. Apparently I made my Mama set a place for her at the table and we even rode around for quite some time one night so I could find her grandmother's house and we could drop her off.
I was horribly afraid of bikers as a child...and sometimes when I see a motercycle, that anxious fear comes flooding back. I have recently discovered that I am also horribly afraid of homeless people...I have good reason based on a recent experience which I may get the nerve to tell later.
I use to obsessively talk on the phone as a teenager. But now...I am becoming like my Daddy...I hate to call people or even answer the phone and talk much of the time. I get really nervous talking on the phone to people that I am not super close to...I don't know why.
I think in like 4th grade I changed the spelling of my name to Stacie...so that I could make the "i" with a heart for the dot. Got tired of it...so I changed it back to Stacey.
I was absolutely madly in love with Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a child....and seriously thought that it was God's will that I marry him. hahaha
In the seventh grade I began obsessively looking at and picking my split ends....I still do this now and it drives Ryan crazy! But it is an addiction and I love it!
Speaking of addictions, I have never tried drugs...I have never been offered drugs...but it is a really good thing because I absolutely LOVE the gas that the dentist gives you. They say "Okay, we are turning the gas down now..." and I am like sucking it up trying to get the last bit in my system. SO, its a good thing I have never tried drugs as much as like that stuff.
This one is kinda embarassing, but I still sleep with a stuffed animal and a really soft tiny blanket! The stuffed animal even went on our honeymoon..haha.
I looove the smell of Vicks Vapor Rub!!!
I hate walking in wet grass!!!
My favorite kind of candy...I think...is the big cheapo variety of cholocates you get for valentines....I love the surprises!!!!
My Daddy and I bond best over cheese, crackers, summer sausage, mustard (all together)....oh and chocolate! My Mama and I bond best during shopping adventures...haha.
...I was voted most likely to succeed in my senior class.....and I cannot for the life of me get a job...haha.
Oh...another really random one...you are reading the words of the former Captain of the Cheerleading Squad...hahaha....and captain of the basketball team (but that one was not at all for my great basketball skills).
One last random fact about me....there was one time in my life (and I still would kinda like to do this) when I wanted to be the person who writes on cars....you know the "Great Deal" "Only 28,990"..."Great condition"...the ones in neon paint.....yeah...I'd really love to do that. But, I did not know what major to choose in college to be one of those people, so I just chose teaching.
I told you these were going to be verrryy random!!! Hope you enjoyed!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
So, all afternoon I thought about it...I was honestly a little down. And when I told Ryan..who is in Dallas right now...he apologized, but then immediately told me that I needed to be taking this job search seriously..that I needed to find a job! I know that he is just a logical thinker....and he was thinking logically. But...I think mostly with my heart...and at that moment, I did not need a lecture. So, I responded very defensively....I mean I search and apply for jobs daily! Anyway...Satan was just trying to get me down about the job search and about my first real rejection....I know it was Satan...it had his fingerprints all over it.
But then as always....God came to my rescue with encouragement. I was running and listening to a song that I have heard over and over....but this time a phrase stood out....it said (speaking to God)..."Everything you bless....is not everything I plan or dream." It was just God's way of whispering..."Stacey...remember just because you long for this....that does not mean that I long for you to have this." I struggle because I don't see many options right now....and I don't know what job God does want me to have. Another reason why it was so difficult me to accept this rejection was because I had begged and pleaded with God in prayer...."God, you know that this is the desire of my heart....I am seeking you....I am asking....please meet this need and bless me with this job that I sooo desire." And...the thing was I wanted this job because I knew I could show compassion like never before to students in this type of class....I wanted to love them and serve them. I have already been praying for my future students....and I just knew that they would be part of this class. So, my reasons for wanting this job were not selfish. But, they obviously were not God's plan. It is hard to understand when our ways are not his way....but I am encouraged that God has an amazing position out there for me....and I will keep searching daily until I find it. So.....if you are reading this...please pray for my job search...and pray for discernment for me...and also patience for Ryan as he continues to wait also.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Baby Wes is the newest addition to our family! I am soooo excited! I cannot wait to see the little one...but it will be July before I do see him. So far, I think he looks like his Daddy...my brother! He does not look so much like his big brother Maeson.
Friday, June 1, 2007
For the past two weeks I have had the oppurtunity to sub at the same school...in kindergarten...what a fun time! Here are some of the funny things I hear in just a matter of days... (I am changing their names)
Okay so I am teaching and telling the class a little about myself before beginning....and so Maggie raised her hand. "Yes, Maggie...you have a question?" ....and then Maggie replied, "Ummm, are you a cowgirl because you sound like a cowgirl." I laughed...told them that I was not a cowgirl...explained why I spoke differently than they did....but I did tell them that my daddy was a real cowboy, and he was a favorite among the class. They asked if he could visit their class.
Later that day during dismissal....I ask this same little girl, "Maggie, is your grown up here to pick you up, do you see her?" Then as I am looking for her I hear what sounded like, "The H*** No!" Shocked and thinking I must have misheard this little 6 year old girl I said..."what did you just say?" And...a little clearer she says, "The H*** No!" She must have seen the stunned look on my face so she thought she'd help me out and break the silence...."I love that word...I love to say that!" I get on her level and precede to tell her that we cannot say those words at school. She did not really care and told me she used them at home...but I explained why we dont use those kinds of words, etc.....FUNNY.
A dialogue between me and a little boy...we will call him Nate:
Nate: Mrs. Webb, I really like how beautiful you are.
Mrs Webb: Oh, Nate...thank you. That was so kind...and you are very handsome.
Nate: I can meet you at the train station if you wanna go somewhere with me.
Mrs. Webb: What???
Nate: I know where the train station is and we could meet there.
Mrs. Webb: Oh, Nick....don't be silly....I am married! Now...go to recess!
(Ryan says I should never have kept that conversation going with him....he's probably right.)
Another random student says to me...."Can we call you Mrs. Western because thats what you make me think of?" My reply......"No, silly....My name is not Mrs. Western."
I LOVE KINDERGARTEN!