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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My 100th post (Revisited)

***This is a repost of my 100th post. Originally posed in September of 2007. I now have over 1010 posts. You think I should make a list of 1000 things to know about Corey? ummmmm yeah....I'm not sure I'm that complex. :) For those of you who weren't here back in the day...this there might be things listed here you didn't know. For those of you who were might have forgotten most of these because you are old, and forgetful like me. :) ENJOY!***

I am thrilled to announce my 100th post. Honestly, I am a little surprised to have reached this milestone in a reasonable amount of time. I usually either drag my feet at things....or get so obsessed that I do nothing else. I think that 5 months is a perfect amount of time to have made these posts.
I want to thank everyone that has supported me in this venture. It has been wonderful. I have made new friends. I have made better friends out of old friends I already had, and I have made some friends worry more than a little bit about my mental health. Heck...I say you haven't done a good job unless someone thinks you are crazy, right?

Life is good!
So, in the tradition of many bloggers ahead of me, I will proceed to bore the heck out of delight you, and list 100 facts about me.

1. I am a talker.

2. In first grade they threatened to make me sit out during folk dancing class if I didn’t be quiet.

3. To this day, I still can’t dance.

4. When that didn’t work, they sat me by the deaf child named David.

5. I love sign language.

6. My college roommate freshman year was hearing impaired.

7. I loved college.

8. I love learning new things.

9. I actually enjoy taking classes.

10. I don’t really like tests so much, but if I had to choose, I’d pick a multiple choice test. I am good at recognizing the right answer. Not so good at remembering the right answer in my head.

11. Since having my daughter, I have a horrible memory.

12. I often call home and leave myself a message to remind myself to do something that evening.

13. I am always surprised to have a message when I get home, and feel like a dork when I hear my own voice.

14. However, I don’t feel like a dork for long, because I often preface my message with, “Hey Corey! You sexy mama you!”

15. I take my compliments where I can get them.

16. I am extremely proud of my daughter Sugar Bear.

17. Because of Number 1, I often bore people with my stories of her.

18. I think she is the most perfect person on this planet. How did I ever get so blessed?

19. I am a positive person. I like to make lemonade out of the lemons that roll my way.

20. I only drink water and skim milk.

21. Occasionally, I drink lemonade or another juice.

22. I had surgery for Acid Reflux.

23. They took my gall bladder out at the same time.

24. I offered to let them take the appendix too while they were in there, but they opted out.

25. I have been in the hospital 3 times in my life.

26. The first time was when I was born.

27. The other time was my natural childbirth with my daughter.

28. I think the least painful of all three was when I was born……yes…that is correct.

29. I am not fond of pain.

30. I have no tattoos, nor a desire to get one.

31. I only have my ears pierced with one hole in each ear.

32. I have lots of lovely jewelry from my darling husband, but I tend to put on a necklace and earrings and wear them for a month, then change.

33. I am not a girly girl.

34. I don’t wear much make-up. Only lip gloss and sometimes blush.

35. I have had the same hair style since 1990. It is low maintenance.

36. I am a shower at night sort of person.

37. My alarm goes off at 7am, and we are out of the house by 7:30.

38. I think it is evil that I have to wake a sleeping child every morning to go to daycare.

39. I feel it is just as evil that said child then wakes up early on the weekends, so I can’t sleep.

40. I used to be a sleeper. 10 hours sleep was a must.

41. I am lucky to get 7-8 these days.

42. I used to take naps whenever I felt like it.

43. Now I blog when my daughter is napping.

44. I used to have so many TV shows I just HAD to see, but these days it is down to a few.

45. I used to lay in bed and read books all day. This was before Sugar Bear. I don’t really miss those days, but I think my reading skills have suffered.

46. My handwriting has never been pretty, but these days it is a down right embarrassment.

47. I am trying to write my cousin who just started college a handwritten letter at least 2 times a week.

48. I have been horribly busy lately and haven’t succeeded in that effort. I need to write her a letter tonight.

49. I love my job. It is a VERY family friendly environment.

50. I was blessed with being able to bring my daughter to work with me for her first year.

51. I am not certain I got a lot of work done.

52. This is the longest I have ever had a job, by FAR!

53. This is my 10th year in this job.

54. I do feel quite a bit of burnout at times, but I have a mission this year, to find the joy in it again.

55. Holidays bring me joy.

56. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

57. I love giving presents.

58. I am thrifty shopper, so I already have many Christmas gifts purchased.

59. I am not really loving having my daughter’s birthday the same time of year as Christmas. I think it is better to have the fun spread out around the year more.

60. I think when she gets older, I MAY start really celebrating on her Half birthday.

61. This year, we are going with the Less is More attitude. She has too much stuff as it is.

62. I fight clutter in all areas of my life. It is definitely an area I need improvement.

63. I also don’t really like to cook that much, so we are often eating the same things over and over again.

64. However, I have over 30 cookbooks.

65. I like to look at food.

66. I like to eat food.

67. My husband is a good cook.

68. He isn’t a “lite” cook, however. The more fat the better.

69. I shouldn’t eat his meals as often as I do.

70. When no one is home, I tend to eat cold cereal for dinner.

71. I think Cinnamon Toast Crunch is YUMMY!

72. My daughter won’t eat cold cereal, and I find it hard to relate to.

73. I like to believe I am generally an empathic person.

74. I truly try to put myself in another person's shoes.

75. I tend to over analyze things.

76. Are you looking at me funny?

77. I love to make people laugh.

78. I love to laugh.

79. I love my daughter’s laugh.

80. I love to photograph her laughing, and she has the best smile EVER!

81. I just love to photograph in general, and have learned so much in the last 3 years about photography.

82. I take too many pictures.

83. I used to scrapbook, but the shear amount of pictures I have of my daughter overwhelms me.

84. I like being creative.

85. I enjoy making things for people.

86. I often take on too much.

87. I am a stress eater.

88. Right now I am eating a starburst I don’t need!

89. I am ten pounds overweight.

90. I don’t understand why fat rolls on babies are so cute, and on adults it is really not cute at all.

91. I will be 33 this month.

92. Sometimes I am in denial that I am already in my thirties. I just don’t feel like I could be that old.

93. Sometimes I worry that life is just going by too quickly.

94. I try to cherish each and everyday, and concentrate on just how very blessed I am.

95. I believe that life is what you make it.

96. I believe in accepting those you love for who they are, and supporting them in being the best they can be.

97. I believe in gentle discipline, co-sleeping, baby wearing, and extended breastfeeding.

98. I am entering my 33rd month of breastfeeding. (interesting...I'm turning 33 in our 33rd month of breastfeeding.)

99. I am totally okay if number 98 bothers you.

100. My most honored position in life is that of a mother.

So there you have it. Corey in a nutshell, and it is totally okay if you think I am nuts. If so, I'd prefer to be referred to as an almond, as it is the best nut of all.

2 Live It or Love It:

Autumn said...

Yay! This is one of my all time favorite Corey posts. But as your very OLD friend I have to clarify the following...
1. You CAN dance, I've seen you and you're good. :P
2. You don't even need makeup cause you are so naturally beautiful.
3. You do NOT have the same hair style as 1990 anymore... You're shorter do suites you perfectly!
4. You do NOT take too many pictures.. psh... that isn't even possible!

I sure hope you are having a good time this week!

Jen said...

I loved this post Corey. So I am curious if anything on this list has changed in 3.5 years? I don't know if I even knew what a blog was in Sept 2007.

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