Sunday, September 10, 2006


In honor of Shuttle Atlantis, which finally blasted off yesterday, and because Cara likes it when I make lists like this, this week's blog challenge is a Countdown List. 10...9... 8... 7....

10 Things I Wanna Do Before I Die
1. Get published and paid for it
2. Wear a size 10 again
3. climb a mountain with my kids and Darren
4. take an Alaskan cruise
5. visit Italy and Greece
6. grow vegetables
7. hot air balloon ride at sunrise
8. visit Veronica and Melissa in Australia
9. spend Christmas in the mountains
10. take Dani to a Broadway show

9 Places I Last Spent Money
1. Wendy's (on drinks, this morning after singing all 4 verses of about 25 songs at Granddaddy's funeral) (Grandaddy is actually the grandad of some dear friends of ours, but we all called him that.)
2. Albertsons (groceries of course)
3. 7-11 (gas)
4. 7-11 (after school Slurpees)
5. PTA - bought wrapping paper for Aidan's school fundraiser
6. Walmart (replacement camera for Nookie)
7. Walmart (paper towels, deodorant, junk like that)
8. PayPal (for an album I needed for a client's job)
9. Post Office (mailed two packages)

8 Sounds I Routinely Hear Around My House
1. someone clacking away on the computer
2. the TV in the background
3. Dani's UIL choir tapes
4. Dani practicing for Region Choir tryouts
5. the phone ringing
6. the mail crashing through the mail slot in the front door
7. the swish of my photo trimmer
8. the creaking of old floorboards

7 Real Restaurants Where I Last Ate Out (Sonic doesn't count! lol)
1. a Mexican place in Shreveport with Cara last week
2. Macaroni Grill with Darren weekend before last
3. Pei Wei with Dani (our weekly date night)
4. Chipotle with Dani (the one time we deviated from our weekly Pei Wei)
5. Cafe Express with Jerica
6. Pappasito's with Cara and Kristi on the first day of school
7. Mi Cocina with our interns the last weekend they were here

6 Things I Scratched Off my To-Do List Recently
1. Finished a scrapbooking job
2. mailed stuff that needed to be mailed
3. filled in all of the kids' school activity dates on my calendar
4. cleaned up and organized my "favorites"
5. met with other Room Moms
6. cleaned and rerarranged the front room

5 People I Don't Know who I'd Like to Hang Out With
1. Ali Edwards, scrapbook artist/designer/all around cool gal
2. Oprah
3. Beth Moore -author and Bible teacher (she just seems like she'd be TOTALLY fun!)
4. Sting
5. some random Mom at my Room Mother meeting the other morning. She totally cracked me UP, she was all over the place, and she totally had bedhead with a bobby pin right on top. I could tell we'd be GREAT friends. LOL!

4 Songs That Make Me Happy
1. The Star-Spangled Banner
2. Soak Up The Sun -Sheryl Crow
3. Your Smiling Face -James Taylor
4. It Is Well (With My Soul)

3 Things I Hate To Do
1. Take medicine
2. Put away laundry
3. Put gas in my car

2 Things I'm Really Good At
1. expressing myself with written words
2. color and design

1 Really Bad Habit
1. I go to bed way too late!


Cara said...

I thought I had you convinced that you needed and WANTED to go to the beach before you die! That should so be on the top 10!! Talk about beauty, relaxation and good color schemes, you can't beat the beach! I am still rooting for the beach. Maybe one day I can convince you to see it and even play in it. It is one of God's best creations!!!!

Cara said...

Oh, I know, you can add it to seeing Melissa and Veronica in Australia!! The GREAT barrier reef if there!!!!!

Theona said...

Hey, Stacy--I live by the beach! Come visit me--forget Australia and those girls down under. In fact, I'm going to a beach retreat next weekend (intended for cropping--we'll see); join us!

Veronica in Aus said...

Woooohooooo! I made it onto the list ;)

Theona - Stacy most certainly will not forget Australia and those girls down under. Eat your words! LOL

Anonymous said...

by the way Saturday singing was wonderful that is what gets me the most at funerals, the songs.... anyway i emailed you but you don't like to answer emails I see!
Love ya

Theona said...


I will admit I have nothing on Princess Ravonica or the Witty Melissa (or her blue-eyed DH!). I humbly offer white sand beaches with strawberry dacquiris offered in the shade of lovely, green palm trees by yours truly. :p

Jayce said...


First, you MUST see the beach. I can't believe anyone has not been to the beach. It is the best and most peaceful place in the world.

Second, if you want to take Dani to Broadway, come and stay with me. I am a mere ferry ride away from the city. I have a really funny 14 year old son who needs to see a Broadway show before he gets too old to want to be seen with his mom.

Third, if you don't take up Theona on her offer, I will.