Friday, February 27, 2009

Honest Scrap (Tagged)

Once again I've gotten very far behind on some tags and awards. I love reading things about my fellow blog friends, and I always appreciate getting tagged by you!

In the last month or so, I've received the "Honest Scrap Award" from three of you. Thanks Teresa, Tammy, and Sharon! I adore all 3 of your blogs and can always count on them for complete honesty, friendship, support, and laughter.

Here are the rules:

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Here are 10 honest things about me:

1. I thought about starting a blog for a couple of months before I actually did it. My husband and I went back and forth about all the possible pros and cons. I was very afraid of putting myself out there and I had no idea whether anyone would ever read it. I share so much here that I don't often say in real life, and it's very humbling to me that anybody would read and comment. So, thank you!

2. It bothers me that I'm not very independent. I rely on my husband way more than I probably should. For me it's usually a struggle to get out there and try something new.

3. I've already confessed this on the blog once, but I hate to drive. I'm fine with running my errands around here where I live, but driving to someplace new totally freaks me out. If I'm not sure how to get somewhere, many times I'll have Chuck drive by the place with me so I can scope it out before I have to go there alone (see #2). I know, it's sad. Thank God that I have a patient husband!

4. My middle name is Rae. My dad chose both my first and middle names, and the "Rae" part is the feminine spelling of his own name. I have always liked it and I think it has helped me feel a little more connected to a father who has been mostly absent in my life. If I ever have a daughter, I'd like to give her the middle name Rae.

5. Before I told you my middle name, I googled "Stacey Rae" to make sure that it wouldn't be an obvious thing to put on a public blog where I try to keep some anonymity. I scrolled through the first 10 pages and none of the references were about me. Who knew there were so many Stacey Raes in the world? Turns out I'm really not that unique! :)

6. I've never considered myself a very emotional person, but I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve these days. It usually makes me cry when I see other people crying.

7. I spend an awful lot of time proofreading stuff that I write. Most of the time I even proofread e-mails before I send them. Misspelled words get under my skin. Just yesterday I "suggested" that my husband change a misspelled word in his status update on Facebook! (Have I mentioned how patient he is?)

8. I made the decision to follow Christ when I was a young girl, but I got much more serious about it when I was an early teenager. He is my Lord, my Savior, my comfort, and my strength. I want my life to bring Him glory!

9. I very rarely wear shorts. I'm most comfortable in jeans, and around the house I usually relax in pajama pants. I have never liked the way my legs look in shorts and I'm usually cold, so I love wearing jeans.

10. I am a very loyal friend. Most of my closest friends are people I have known since grade school. Old friends are special, but I love making new friends as well!

Okay, that took me much longer than I expected! Now for the tags. I honestly love and appreciate every single blog I read. This time I'll try to tag friends that I'd like to get to know better or haven't tagged before:
1. Stacy@ In Its Time
5. prayerfuljourney @ Accepting God's Will 2009

Each of you ladies inspires me by sharing your thoughts and experiences through blogging. I hope you'll participate!


Erin said...

Oh! This is exciting, I've never been tagged before! Thank you! I love reading and learning about my fellow bloggers too.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the legs thing Stacey! I also hate my legs and NEVER wear shorts!

twondra said...

Thank you so much for doing this! It's very interesting! You're so sweet and thoughtful...always saying such sweet things. Thanks!

Amy said...


I have never been tagged before. Thank you so much! You have made such a difference to my life. You have been my friend. I love ya girl!!!!!

PS I hate misspelled words too, but lately I have been a little loopy;0)

Andrea said...

We are so alike. :-) I love that you rely on your husband as much as I rely on mine. We've done the drive by thing, we've done him drawing me maps and describing every landmark, we've even done me staying on the phone with him while I'm driving to a new place so he can walk me through it. lol! I'm not nervous about driving to new places exactly, I'm just worried that I'll miss my appt time or somehow make a stupid mistake and go to the completely wrong place.

And I hear ya on the jeans thing! I can't remember the last time I wore shorts, I don't even think I have any that fit except my exercise shorts that I wear to the beach once a year. lol!

Parenthood For Me said...

I just found your blog. Rae is my MIL's middle name and we plan on using it if we are ever blessed with a girl. I find that IF makes you wear your heart on your sleeve b/c emotions run high.
I am reaching out to my fellow bloggers to introduce my non profit, Parenthood for Our mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those starting families through adoption or medical intervention. Please visit our website and blog and pass the link on. Thank you for your support. I look forward to reading your blog
Erica Schlaefer

Jenn said...

It was so nice to hear about someone else who proofreads their e-mails. I thought I was the only one!! We should start a club...maybe call it "The Proofreading Pals"...haha!!

I Believe in Miracles said...

Loved learning these new things about you!