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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

How Much Are You Worth?

As all of you know, I love stealing things from other peoples blogs. I found this (see above title) on a blog called Bad Penny. She took the quiz and is worth a lot more than me. I think that because I don't make very much a year being a sahm, I am not worth as much. Oh well, take the quiz and let the blogworld know how much you are worth.

Oh, btw I am worth $1,887,889.94

How much are you worth?

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Blogger ghraper said...

I'm worth $2,398,030.24!

November 30, 2004 8:25 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I am worth $2,888,388.25.

December 01, 2004 6:33 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

It's because of the penis size, isn't it?

December 01, 2004 1:57 PM

 

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Crazy Guy

I found this funny website about a guy trying to win a bet. His friend bet him $1000 to drink only Pepsi Holiday Spice for 45 days. He even has to make mac n cheese with the pop since he is not allowed milk or water. He has some great pics of his red nose and bloody sheets. With all the sugar, he is getting nose bleeds and he is pooping his pants quite a bit. Yuck, I know. He is even peeing red because of the red color of the drink. Really, check this guy out! Just don't poop your pants from laughing to hard!

http://www.pepsispice.com/

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Dodgeball

I was reading an article about Clay Aiken today and it talked about how he was a nerd in school who was always one of the first targets in dodgeball. It flooded back many memories for me since I was the same way. I always hated playing dodgeball since I was the easy fat target. My small group of friends and I would hide in the corners of the gym till we were made to move. The stupid gym teacher never let us kids stay in one spot to long. We always had to keep moving, but tried to keep the attention off of us.

Does anyone know what I am talking about? Did you ever play dodgeball in school? Remember how there were usually three athletic guys or maybe a tomgirl who always took turns at being the winner? That is how is was in my school, until one day.

It was a typical round of dodgeball of me hiding in the corners. I was usually targeted around the beginning of the game, but not this day. I was doing a great job of avoiding the athletic boys that day by standing behind my friends. They were knocked off one by one by having the most popular and cute boy in the class throw a ball hard at them. All of a sudden it was just me and him. Don't ask me how that happened, I really don't know. I was scared poopless. I was glued to the wall as he was pacing around in the throwing circle. Here comes the slow-mo part. He throws the ball as my knees go weak and I fall to the ground. BUT, I catch the ball!!!

If you know anything about the game, you know that if you catch the ball, the person who throws it is out of the game. I caught the ball, but it took me a second to realize that I won! I was so shocked! Happy, but shocked. It was surreal! It is one of my favorite elementary memories because it was the only game I ever won in gym.

Do you have any special gym memories? Is it stupid that this is one of my fav school memories? Let me know what ya think. Dodgeball is grand people!

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Blogger Guru said...

First of all, I loved to play dodgeball. I was very good at it. I won several times, and was always in the running. But, I will say that I never gunned at the unathletic people. I got the most joy from knocking out the popular kids. :->

My best gym memory was actually in 10th grade. One day we were playing basketball in gym. The coach just gave us a rack of balls and let us just shoot around. Well, I was playing with some good people and I COULD NOT MISS. I was hitting from everywhere on the floor. I have never played better before or since.

Well, after our game, this kid that I was rivals with (Andrew Langwasser) was bragging about his basketball shot. One of the school's basketball players who was shooting with us said that he would take me in a shootout over Andrew. A wager was made and a shootout commenced.

I won one of the best basketball players in the city league $10.00.

I could never do it again.

November 30, 2004 9:26 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

That is a great memory! Thanks for sharing.

November 30, 2004 9:31 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Mine is pretty lame, but my favorite gym memory is from 9th grade. We did a lot of exercising and one day we had to run a mile around the football field. I was in the best shape of my life at that time (after being fat my whole life, I dropped a bunch of weight and worked out religiously). We were to run as far as we could and we could walk if we needed a break, but we had to finish the mile. Well I jogged the entire mile without stopping once and came in 2nd only seconds behind my friend Danielle who I jogged with the whole way. I passed all these athletic and popular girls who were skinny and in shape their whole lives and they were stopping and walking. I felt so good about myself. I told you it was lame! Ooo, you ran a mile. Whipty friggin' do! But I'd never ran an entire mile before, and I may never again, so, it was a major accomplishment for me.

November 30, 2004 10:14 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Running a mile is a big deal to me! I have only done it once or twice in my life too.

Great story! Thanks.

November 30, 2004 11:48 AM

 

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Monday, November 29, 2004

Vacation

Please pray for my sanity this week as my hubby is off on vacation. Don't get me wrong, I think he deserves this time off to re-coup. He works hard and I want him to enjoy himself this week by sleeping in and doing what ever he wants to do. My problem with him being off is the fact that he will be in my way. I will have to get used to seeing him around the house.

I am already not looking forward to seeing him following the kids around picking up their toys. He doesn't understand that the boys are messy and it makes sense to let them play and only pick up once. I pick up during their nap so that they are free to play all morning. After the boys naps, they are to busy eating and getting ready to be picked up to have time to play. It just makes sense for me to pick up once.

If my hubby is not following the boys around, he is following me around. He likes to check up on me. I tend to get into a flow and he likes to step right in my way. I have to change my schedule this week to accommodate him and his needs. I don't mind changing, but I just hope I can keep my cool.

So please, pray for me during this trying time. I want my hubby to enjoy this time off without him worrying about my temper.

Life is grand when the hubby is on vacation!

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Lord, please help Trinity deal with her illogical husband this week.

That was wrong.

Lord, I apologize for that right there and be with the starving pygmies down there in new guinea. Amen.

November 29, 2004 1:30 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Git'r Dun!!

November 29, 2004 8:27 PM

 

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Sunday, November 28, 2004

Getting Ahead Of Myself

Well, I finished wrapping all the presents that I have bought so far. It didn't take me too long today, but the cat kept getting in my way. She loves to mess with the paper and make it roll around the room.

Anyway, I love wrapping! But, I tend to be to much of a perfectionist with it. I have to have the paper just so and never wrinkled. I never let my hubby help since he doesn't do it right. In other words, his wrapping is just fine, but he doesn't do it my way.

I usually put my wrapped presents under the tree till C-mas, but not this year. As I have said in previous posts, I don't want the boys or the cat to mess with the paper. So, my closet is filled with gifts.

I am half done with purchasing my C-mas gifts. My mom gave me a great suggestion for my bro-a dvd player. I hope to find another cheap one (less than $30) before the holiday is here. I also need to buy for at least a dozen more relatives. Not too bad since I have to buy for about 50 people this year. I know exactly what I am going to get everyone, I just need to get to the store. I hope Best Buy has some sort of deal where if you buy $100 worth of items you get so much back in a gift cert. They did last year so I hope they do the same this year.

If I can get out of the house this week, I should be able to finish up with the shopping. Remember people, life is grand!

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Done Decorating!

With my hubby's help, I am finally done with my decorating! I had enough ornaments this year to do an entire doughboy tree. I even have doughboy C-mas lights! The tree looks great and it matches my Pillsbury kitchen.

I just love decorating with the Pillsbury doughboy! I have a doughboy cookie jar, napkin holder, soap dispenser, scour pad holder, salt and pepper shakers to name a few items. I also have a doughboy curtains wall paper border that goes around my kitchen.

Here is a poem similar to the one I have displayed in my home's entry way:

The Pillsbury Doughboy Died

Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, The Pillsbury Doughboy, died yesterday of a severe yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a slightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out, including Mrs. Butterworth, the California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and many others. The grave side was piled high in flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who"never knew how much he was kneaded".


Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model to millions. Doughboy is survived by his second wife, Play Dough. They have two children and one in the oven. The funeral was held at 350 for about twenty minutes.


Here is another doughboy funny:

Pillsbury Doughboy Wanted for Attempted Murder

AP, Arkansas - A woman named Linda went to Arkansas last week to visit her in-laws, and while there, went to a store. She parked next to a car with a woman sitting in it, her eyes closed and hands behind her head, apparently sleeping. When Linda came out a while later, she again saw the woman, her hands still behind her head but with her eyes open. The woman looked very strange, so Linda tapped on the window and said "Are you okay?" The woman answered "I've been shot in the head, and I am holding my brains in." Linda didn't know what to do; so she ran into the store where store officials called the paramedics. They had to break into the car because the door was locked. When they got in, they found that the woman had bread dough on the back of her head and in her hands. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded, apparently from the heat in the car, making a loud explosion like that of a gunshot, and hit her in the head. When she reached back to find what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She passed out from fright at first, then attempted to hold her brains in!

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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Slacker

That's right, I am a slacker this year when it comes to putting up my Christmas decorations. I usually do it on the day after turkey day, but not this year. I was so exhausted from shopping, that I took a nap. Why work putting up decorations when you have a few free hours to yourself to catch up on some sleep?

I am going to try to put them up today. Our Christmas tree will be somewhat of a pain this year. I have to make sure that it is securely in place since I don't want the cat to pull it down. I also will need to keep all the breakable ornaments on the top of the tree so the boys don't mess them up.

Another way that I get ready for C-mas is by wrapping up all purchased gifts and placing them under the tree. I really don't think I will be able to do it this year. I don't want to risk the cat or the boys ripping or eating the paper. The last thing I want to do is re-wrap Christmas gifts.

I need to go through all the gifts I have bought and see what else I need. I have a tendency to buy gift type items throughout the year for no one in particular. Those items need assigned to someone so I know exactly who on my list still needs a present.

I know one person in particular who is hard to shop for. I have the hardest time trying to find things for my one and only bro. He means a lot to me and I want to show it with the perfect gift. He is 18 and a senior in high school. All he thinks about is girls (already has one), the military (not for sale), and sky diving (to expensive). I could get him a gift cert, but those are so impersonal. He likes video games, but there are so many out there and it not really a meaningful gift. If that is what he wants, I guess it is meaningful, but I really want to find something special for him.

Any ideas?

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Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I am the one you see on TV on Christmas Eve running around throwing gifts in the cart. I always put it off way too long. And as for decorations, we put a tree up about 2 weeks before Christmas. I didn't even put one up last year. I may this year.

November 27, 2004 6:08 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Do you buy a real one or do you use an artifical tree? I have a fake tree that comes apart in three sections and folds down on itself. I love it because it is so easy to put up.

November 27, 2004 6:32 PM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

When the kids were young we used an artificial tree, but for the last 10 yrs or so we have cut our own. We may go back to an artificial for the grandkids they are 3 and 2, only 10 months apart. She had Gordon 3 months early and was pregnant with Courtney before Gordon left the hospital. She is a busy girl!!

November 27, 2004 11:06 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Wow!!! Your right, she was busy!

November 28, 2004 12:06 AM

 

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Mission Somewhat Accomplished

Well, I was up and at Meijer this morning at 4:30. I should have gotten there earlier because the line in electronics was around the store! I really wanted the $18.00 dvd player, but I was not willing to stand in line for over an hour. Plus, I didn't want to risk the store running out the this hot item before I even get to the counter. So instead I bought a $27.00 player at Walmart where they had about 200 of them just laying out. It was a whole $9.00 more at Wallyworld, but it is still a great deal for a dvd player. Plus, in the same store I found several good movies for $3.88!

All in all, I found some good deals and I have crossed quite a few people off my Christmas list. I have about 50 people to buy for so I need all the great deals I can get. Happy shopping blogworld!

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Friday, November 26, 2004

Day After Thanksgiving Sales

Yup, I am one of those crazy people who go out and try to get the great deals after turkey day. I will be out the door at 4:30 to get to Meijer. Their sales start at 5, an hour earlier than everyone else around town. I will be getting a few $18.00 dvd players. Then I will head over the Walmart whose sales start at 6. I am getting a few toys and a new trampoline with enclosure. I love having a trampoline at the house, but I need a replacement for my 5 year old one. At Walmart I can get the trampoline and the enclosure for less than $200.00!!! It's a great deal and will be my son's major Christmas gift.

Please pray for my sanity while fighting through the crowds and the lines.

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Blogger ghraper said...

You Go Girl!!!

November 26, 2004 5:35 AM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

You crazy girl.....but you can do it!!!

November 26, 2004 10:39 AM

 
Blogger kljokjjlkjlk said...

My wife was out the door way early, but you beat her.

November 27, 2004 12:05 AM

 

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I'm A Happy Cook

Wow! I personally think that the turkey was a success! I was so happy with the end result/taste. The meat was falling off the bone and I was able to cut my piece of turkey with a fork. I was a very happy woman with all the positive feedback about the bird. I really felt loved today because the family was filling up my love tank with words of affirmation. I hope that I will have the privilege to prepare the turkey again next year. It was pretty simple and I had fun doing it.

I also think that the stuffing turned out decent too. It was very moist and it had a lot of flavor to it. I really enjoyed my meal today, especially since I also had some absolutely divine sweet potatoes! Who ever made them did a great job! Way to go on the abundance of marshmallows!

Anyone else enjoy their dinner today?


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Blogger ghraper said...

Personally, I thought it was the bestest, most juiciest white meat ever! For those of us that like dark meat, it was premo as well. The stuffing - divine! I have a new favorite. What with like 3 lbs. of buttery goodness per spoonful, how could you not like it? I had 2 helpings of the caramelized sweet potatoes, one of my favorite T-day dishes. Mmm. The corn was very good. The broccoli caserole was too. I wish the rolls were a little more done and crispy. It's a shame I got so full, and didn't eat more of that turkey though.

November 26, 2004 5:48 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I, too, loved the meal. It was the best Thanksgiving meal that I had had in a long time. The turkey was good, the stuffing was awesome, the corn was good, needless to say... it was ALL GOOD!

Contrary to G, I liked the rolls. I don't know who brought them (G-ma R?), but I personally don't like crispy rolls all that much. I am much more of a doughy roll kind of guy.

It was all so good and I got so full that even though we ate at 2, I didn't eat again the rest of the day.

How's that for a meal?

November 26, 2004 7:21 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Aunt R made the yummy doughy rolls! She told us how to make them and I might give it a try sometime.

November 26, 2004 9:57 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Yes the bird was quite good, thank you. Nice and moist for a change. I also liked the rolls just the way they were. They could not have been any better. The broc. caserole was da bomb as usual. And last but not least, the sweet potatoes were excellent, good job on those whoever made them...oh that's right it was me! Go me!

November 26, 2004 12:08 PM

 

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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Turkey Day!

Well, the day of stress is finally here! I was up at 4 to wash, dry, and season the turkey. It then had to sit out on the counter for two hours to become room temp. I was back up at 6 to make the stuffing, stuff the bird, and pop it in the oven. Right now it is at a high temp to brown it and to lock in the flavor. After a few more minutes, I will turn the temp down to 350 and cover the bird up with foil. Well see how it does for the next 5 hours. Please continue to pray for a juice, not dry, turkey. Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving Blogworld!

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Trin's Trivia

If you will notice in my right hand column, there is a new trivia game. All you have to do is click on the link and create a sign in name and then you are ready to play! It is all movie trivia and it is changed daily. It will have the winner for each day and then the monthly winner as well. It should be really fun, so try it if you want.

Thanks for helping me set it up G!

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Blogger ghraper said...

You're so welcome honey! Sorry it took so long just to get started on it. I really only did about 10 minutes of actual work including making the button. Then I spent the better part of an hour, after you went to bed, tweaking the code to my liking(resizing,and repositioning stuff. If I knew we'd have those issues with the flash button, I wouldn't have wasted your time with it.

November 25, 2004 10:11 AM

 

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Funny Website!

Oh my gosh! I laughed my butt off when I went through this website. It is soooo funny. I personally think that it is meant to be funny and not to offend anyone. But, if you read the emails in the letters section, a lot of people are not sure if the site is meant to be taken seriously or not. I say, lighten up people!

Please check it out here, if you want a laugh. Let me know if you think it is funny or not.

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Blogger ghraper said...

The funniest part is the fools who write them that are upset by the whole thing and can't tell it's satire.

November 25, 2004 3:00 AM

 

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Good Times!

Well I had a wonderful time at the Funny Bone last night. Since I hang around kids all day, it was nice being able to have some dinner and entertainment with adult friends. It was great not being the only woman to go, so thanks Loelsh for making sitting arrangements for the kids so you could be with us.

I laughed quite a few times last night. I am not at all disappointed that it was a National Showcase night. I am also so very glad that the comedians didn't point me out or try to talk to me. I like being able to enjoy myself instead of looking like an *ss in front of the audience.

Did any of my other readers enjoy it? G, Lo, Gu, Drift?

Btw, I thought the last guy was the best. Maybe because most of his jokes were memorable. I don't know.


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Blogger Guru said...

I agree that the last guy was the best. I give a full breakdown on mines blog today.

One thing though... Gu? I'm a baby noise now?

November 24, 2004 7:03 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Sorry Guru, just making all the names one syllable. I guess I will have to go through the trouble of typing the ru next time just to make you happy.

Ahhh, the things I do for my friends.

November 24, 2004 7:34 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I too enjoyed Troy Davis' comedy the most, but I coulda done without the bumper sticker and T-shirt plug. That was kinda pathetic.

November 24, 2004 10:22 AM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

I had a great time as well....and now I am known as the "Ouuoooooh Guy" at the Bone!
I love to laugh...and plan to go even more now that I know the food is good too!!!!

When ya'll wanna go again???

November 24, 2004 10:29 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I also had a great time. I thought the last guy was the funniest and agree with guru that the first guy looked like his dad. I love the bone (funny bone that is...maybe) so anytime you firs' wanna go, let me know, I'm there!

November 24, 2004 7:33 PM

 

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Only 2 More Days!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Thanks Princess J for the funny and the pic below!


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Blogger loelsh said...

I just got that joke in my email today. Funny stuff I tell ya.

November 24, 2004 7:35 PM

 

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Success!

Well, my turkey was a success in my book. Next time I will pay more attention to the foil covering the bird. It started to rip open in the back as the meat was cooking. It let out some moisture, so the turkey was just a little dry. My hubby didn't think so though as he was in heaven! He loved the pre-Thanksgiving dinner of lumpy mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, and of course the turkey. I definitely know what to do to improve the turkey for Thursday.

Life is grand with pre-Thanksgiving leftovers!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

Glad to hear it, congratulations. I knew you could do it!

My tastebuds also congratulate you, since they will reap the harvest of your labor on Thursday.

Thanks for all that you are doing to ensure that I have one of my tastiest Thanksgivings EVER.

I appreciate the hard work. Thank you.

November 23, 2004 6:41 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You are welcome!

November 23, 2004 7:11 AM

 
Blogger l.a.h. said...

Wow, I'm impressed! You almost make it seem like I could actually do it. Well, okay, maybe not. Good luck with the "real" turkey.

November 24, 2004 1:12 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you! I will be getting up at about 4 in the morning to start preparing the real deal so I need all the luck and prayers I can get.

November 24, 2004 7:16 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I look forward to tasting a non-dry bird this thanksgiving.

November 24, 2004 7:36 PM

 

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Monday, November 22, 2004

Reason, Season, Or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or Spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.



This is something that my lifetime friend Princess J sent me that I had to share. Thanks girl!

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Smartware

I am currently watching an infomercial about Smartware. I would love some of these. It's non-stick cookware that you can put straight from the oven to the freezer. I would love it for my monkey bread. I currently use a metal bundt pan and if it sticks, it messes up the entire dessert. If I had smartware, I would never have to worry about things sticking.



If I was to buy this stuff, I definitely wouldn't go through the website. It is way more expensive online than it is by calling. And, if you do call, you get extra pieces! I know, I am getting too excited about this bakeware. I guess that's what infomercials do to you.

FYI, G! Bakeware is NOT a good Christmas gift! Thank you.

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Blogger ghraper said...

Well Duh! It doesn't take a genius to know that Smartware is more of an Anniversary type of gift!

p.s. Just Kidding!

November 22, 2004 1:44 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank God!

November 22, 2004 6:49 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I know that he already had that website loading in a new window while he was reading the rest of your post.

He was thinking, "Wow, I can't believe that I'm going to get her a gift that she wants SOOO much! DOH! Now I had better comment and pretend like I wasn't already 3/4 of the way through my credit card number on their site."

November 22, 2004 7:23 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Where would I keep my credit card if I'm sitting at the computer naked? Huh?

Don't answer that.

November 22, 2004 8:02 AM

 
Blogger l.a.h. said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I've been reading yours too--it's a lot of fun!

Good luck with the turkey! Of course, I have absolutely no tips for you, since I've never done it myself. But I suppose I'll have to one of these days, so I can't wait to hear how your trial run turns out.

l.a.h., aka The Reluctant Housewife

November 22, 2004 10:38 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Now, see, I wouldn't mind getting cookware for Christmas. All the teflon is scratched on all of my pots and pans and that isn't really good. (they tell you not to use it that way) but it's all I have so I have to. I guess I don't understand why women complain about getting "a vacuum" or whatever for a gift. I say if it's something you need or really want, I think it's a GREAT gift! (hint hint guru!)

November 22, 2004 1:58 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hey Lo, sorry I wasn't clear. I think that this smartware is a great gift and I would love to own some, but I have already requested something else for G to get me. I know that if I don't remind him that I have picked out my C-mas gift months ago, he will forget and buy something else. God love him, but he is so forgetful.

Oh, btw, I love getting things that I need for around the house as presents. G bought me my oak table with corner bench seating for Mother's Day and our couch was an anniversary gift to each other. I love these kinds of gifts as long as they are not surprises.


In case you have forgotten what I want for C-mas G, look at my blog name for a hint.

November 22, 2004 11:12 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I hear that, yo!

November 24, 2004 3:26 PM

 

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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Almost Turkey Time



Well as most of you know, I am preparing the thanksgiving turkey for my hubby's side of the family. It is usually grandma's job, but with her broken collar bone, she is still not moving very well. I really hope I do her turkey justice.

I am doing a practice run tomorrow with a smaller bird. I can't even begin to tell you how happy my hubby is that I am doing this (practice run, that is). I found a 10 pounder to work with. I borrowed my great aunt's recipe for the perfect turkey. I will be making my own stuffing using Italian bread that will be stuffed into the bird.

I am asking everyone I know for turkey tips. So, blogworld, do you have any tips for a virgin turkey cooker? I would love to know any special tips or secrets. Anything would be appreciated. Even a good luck!


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Blogger ghraper said...

Tomorrow's is gonna be the BEST TURKEY IN HISTORY!!! I just know it! And it will hold that record for 3 days.

November 22, 2004 1:51 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Wishful thinking, but thank you.

November 22, 2004 6:51 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I've had your cooking before. So have several others. I think we'll all atest that this upcoming turkey has a %100 chance of being delicious.

November 22, 2004 8:06 AM

 

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Great Quizzes, But Stupid Pics

Piano
Your a piano! Classy and you have some style. you
probably love animals and maybe like me the cat
is your favorite. Good job on the quiz. This is
the rarest result to get. You are normally
happy and such but when you are mad eveyone
better watch out. Keep it up!


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xfh
You're a Winter. You very much enjoy your time
alone but do like other people's company
sometimes. You just need your space. You have a
few priviledged friends who saw past your
colder exterior to find the true you. You can
have pretty bad mood swings (though you hate to
admit it) so you could be soft one second then
storming around the next! But over all, you're
a very pleasant person once people take the
time to get to know you. You're a good friend
for in-depth talks. You're very talanted when
it comes to creative things

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Saturday, November 20, 2004

The Boys

Well, here it is! Finally, I know. I have gotten around to posting a picture of my three boys (well, only one is actually mine). My hubby took this picture of the little ones playing in a pack-n-play. The one year old had just gotten up from his nap and the other two boys wanted to join him. That is how it usually is. When one is doing or playing with something, the other two have to join in.

It's not the best pic of them, but at least they were all together being good. The one year old is on the left, while my son is on the right. The famous red-head is in the middle. Thank God he wasn't in an orange shirt!


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Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Our future looks bright!!! I have a red head for a mother, sister and nephew and all 3 are strong willed and hot tempered, honest and loyal. But all joking aside YOU are MOLDING our future, right there in your home.

November 20, 2004 10:56 PM

 

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My Kitty

Who has the cutest kitty? I do, I do!

My cat is so funny! She likes to climb up on the computer desk and watch the screen. She then follows the cursor around with her eyes and bats at the moving arrow. It is really funny to look at! She also loves to watch the tv. She will sit on the ottoman and watch the different things on tv with the family. Here are a few recent pics of her.

Notice how she is blending in with the family by getting fat!




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Friday, November 19, 2004

Busy Day

Yes, today has been a very busy day. I went to the autistic boy's home this morning for about 2 hours. I was back home by 8:20 to receive the red-head. He was in another orange shirt today!!! Why, why, why does his mother dress him in orange? I would love to know! Crazy, crazy I tell ya!

Anyway, I got the red-head's and my son's breakfast together and then I made some phone calls. After spending a few minutes on the puter, I was off to pick up my hubby's g-ma to get her hair washed at my mother's salon. (For those of you who don't know, g-ma broke her collar bone and isn't moving around as much because of the pain.)

My mom did a great job and even blow dried and styled g-ma's hair. After the salon, we went to Kroger to pick up a few things on sale. I ended up buying a 10 pound turkey to practice with before cooking the real thing on Thanksgiving (Will explain later in another post). G-ma and I took our groceries back to her house where she invited my family, including the red-head, out to eat. She knows that my hubby doesn't get many Fridays off, so she wanted to take advantage of it today.

We ate a great lunch together, but then my family had to rush home to get ready for picture taking time. My sis meet us at home as we all got dressed in blue and headed over to Wallyworld(Walmart). We had a great photographer who was very patient with us. I ordered some great pictures along with Christmas greeting cards with our picture on them.

My sis then came with us to get a rental. The boys and I were dropped off at home while my hubby and sis went to get some cheap pizza and crazy bread. I had to feed the red-head before his mom picked him up at 5:30. He ended up vomiting, so he didn't eat much.

My hubby and sis came back with the food soon after the "step-child" was gone. My sister surprised me by handing me a pumpkin moolatte along with the pizza. Yum, yum! I was in moolatte heaven! My sis is so thoughtful!

She ended up staying till 10 because she was having to much fun whipping my butt playing Mario 3. But I got her back by whipping her butt playing the first Mario. Then it was time to put my son to bed while my hubby was on this here puter.

It is now almost midnight and I finally have time to actually post something today. Sorry for the late entries, but as you can read in this post, I have been busy today!

Life is so grand!


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My Real Friend, Princess J

I got to spend some time with my high school buddy( Princess J.) last night. Well, she is more than a buddy, she is a wonderful friend of mine. After talking for about 2 hours, we realized that we lost track of the time. Isn't that a beautiful thing to do with someone you love and cherish? I think so.

She is sooo loyal!!! She reads my blogs everyday at work, but is not able to comment because of restrictions on her computer. I will just have to buy her a computer as her Christmas present for her home use just so she can leave a comment on my blog. Heehee! Just kidding, but don't be surprised if I do J!

She sent me an email today about being a real friend. Here is part of it, so enjoy!

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest. A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend has never seen you cry. A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party. A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed. A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems. A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history. A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument. A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them. A real friend expects to always be there for you!

Thank you Princess for being a real friend to me!

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Blogger loelsh said...

What a wonderful thing to have such a great friend in your life! Not all of us are so fortunate to have that kind of relationship with someone. Never let it slip away!

November 20, 2004 12:18 AM

 

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Quiz Time Again

The Road Less Traveled

You take the Road Less Traveled.

Who wants to go where everyone else has already gone anyway? You look for the hidden paths, ones most don't see and don't care to venture down. You go boldly and stand proud discontent with what's been put in front of you, determined to find a way perfect for you even no one else will take it with you. You live as you want and not for others, but be careful not become selfish. Others may need you and you should be there for them, especially the ones close to you. You tend to be the leader in most situations and people listen and trust you not lead them astray. Your firm in your opinions and beliefs and unwilling to change yourself to suit other people. By the same token, you can be stubborn to a fault, change isn't always a bad thing you know. Everyone changes and grows, you shouldn't try to stay exactly the same or you could be left behind. Then again, you may change frequently. Some people change to fit in, you my little non-conformist, may change to be set apart. It's great to be different, but it's also just as great to have things in common with people, even if those people are in that "crowd" you seem to have a vendetta against. Don't try to be different, just be who you are, whoever that is and you'll be unique all on your own. So make some time for people, let yourself blend into the crowd every once in a while, you may just learn something about them and yourself you never knew before.



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Blogger ghraper said...

Here's my result.

You take the Path of Least Resistance. Why make things hard for yourself? You are a go-with-flow sort of person and little gets to you. Why? Because it's all good, right? They say the path of least resistance is a straight line and that's where you go, ever forward and never looking back. It's good to keep the past behind you, a quality far too little people have these days. You know the past is the past, but don't let yourself forget it. You can't learn from your mistakes if you don't remember them. You're probably loved for your laid-back frame of mind and easy-going qualities , but you tend take the easy way out in life and verge on lazy. Great character is found through great challenges. You most likely have the abilities in you to succeed and over-come what life throws at you. You just got get up and face that challenge. You tend to lose your head in bad situations because you aren't used to them. And by the time you've found the easiest way to master a problem, you could've already taken care of it. Bad things happen, difficult situations come up, that's life. What matters is that you rise to face those challenges and you can do it. Never lose your laid-back qualities as they will help you greatly. Just step onto that hard road every once in awhile and you'll discover that with each stretch it becomes easier and easier to over-come life's hurdles.

November 19, 2004 1:33 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I'm a Road Less Travelled guy.

Here's a good example. I typically won't like a thing if everyone else likes it and is bandwagoning it.

Exception that proves the rule is OSU Football.

Go Bucks!

November 19, 2004 9:43 AM

 

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Pumpkin Moolatte!

That's right! DQ has a new seasonal flavor for their wonderful iced coffee drinks. I just tried it last night and it was divine!!! Oh, I was in heaven for the 10 minutes that the moolatte lasted. It was so good, I almost had to make a trip to the bathroom. Just kidding...or am I?

This is a must try drink! I know you would love it loelsh since you raved about them in this post of yours! At first the pumpkin hits you, then the coffee taste comes into play. Yum, yum, yum! Everybody needs to get in before the end of the year to taste this mouth watering concoction.

Btw, my hubby had a pumpkin blizzard. It is also a must try because it has chunks of pie crust in it. Very good dessert, but not as good as my moolatte. I need some more soon!

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Blogger loelsh said...

Emily and I shared a pumpkin blizzard and it was indeed delicious. I did not even know about the pumpkin moolatte. Do they have them at all DQ's? I will definately be checking that out.

November 18, 2004 11:00 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

We went to the Pick Town DQ, but as far as I know, they have them in all locations. I might have to get another one this weekend. They are soooo very good!

November 18, 2004 1:46 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I tried...and it was sehr gut! <--that means very good for all you non german-speaking mofo's.

November 18, 2004 9:15 PM

 
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November 18, 2004 9:15 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I thought it was ausgeseichtnet.

November 18, 2004 10:36 PM

 

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Pro-LIfe

As all of you should know by know, I am all the way pro-life, anti-abortion. I think that killing an unborn baby is wrong any way you look at it. Even if a woman has been raped or molested, I still think it is wrong to kill the child. Since when does two wrongs make a right? What did the child ever do to deserve that? Nothing. I am sorry if you are one of those woman who have gone through something traumatic like that, but there are also so many woman who can't have children and want to adopt. Why not make the pregnancy(even if caused by a rape) a happy thing by blessing another family with a baby.

I also think that abortion is the easy way out for dealing with the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy. People need to take responsibility for the sexual actions. If they don't plan on having children, use some sort of birth control! Or just don't have sex to begin with!!

I have decided to be one of those mothers who gives their children condoms. Know why? Because if they are going to have sex out of marriage, they will use protection. Don't get me wrong, I will teach my children so save themselves like I did. They will know that God is against sex before marriage, and so is their parents. But, just in case they give into peer pressure or lust, I want them to be protected. They will know everything there is to know about sex(including condoms/birth control) and the consequences associated with it.

I say all that to say this: There is a drug on the market called RU-486. This pill terminates an early pregnancy by blocking progesterone, which is necessary to continue to be pregnant. Recently the drug has had some side affects. Woman are getting sick and a few have died because they took this abortion pill. Most woman have heavy bleeding and quite a few get infections. They have to deal with the side affects(consequences) of taking a pill in order to be rid of the consequences of having un-safe sex. Crazy I tell ya!!!

If you want to read about another person's view on this go to Right Wing Spic. It is a great post and he has an article link for CBS news called Safety Of Abortion Pill Questioned. Very interesting. Check it out, if you want.

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Blogger loelsh said...

I agree wholeheartedly!!

November 17, 2004 2:35 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

You are right!!!!

I plan to teach my son that murder is wrong....but will also give him a gun just in case he doesn't follow that which I teach him.

I also don't think it is right to drink or smoke...but am planning on giving him a whiskey and a Marlboro.

This issue is not as simple as it initialy sounds...just playing "Devil's advocate" here...sparking up a friendly conversation on the issue....no attack here.... just wanted to open it up to see what others think on this topic....."Discuss"

November 17, 2004 3:21 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.

November 17, 2004 3:37 PM

 
Blogger Mike (RightWingSpic) said...

A friend of gave condoms to her 16-year old daughter, "just in case". She is now sexually active, but it's hard to tell if not giving her the condoms would have made any difference. It's a really tough call. Even if you raise your daughters properly, there's no guarantee they won't be "peer-pressured" into doing things they wouldn't do otherwise. I have two step daughters. Hopefully by the time they reach their teens, I'll have it all figured out (yeah right).

November 17, 2004 4:17 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for the discussion Drifter.

Teaching your son that murder is wrong is fine by me Drifter. But you must teach him all aspects of it. Everything from different types of murder to how to load a gun to how to defend himself. My dad did just that when I was growing up since he keeps several guns in the house. He knew that if I had any questions, he would be there to answer them. Learning all aspects of murder helped my to realize that it is wrong in God's eyes. But like I said, I learned all about the guns he owned and if someone were to break into the house and threaten my life, I would shot them in self defense. Even killing a person in self defense is murder.

On to the condom issue-My mother told me that sex before marriage is wrong. She sat down with me and I learned everything that she knew about sex. She said to save myself but if I was to succumb to pressure, to use protection. She didn't want me to make a stupid decision(having sex before marriage) stupider by not using a condom. I agree with her. I know to many good christian kids that had sex and are know parents. Just because we are christians, doesn't mean we are above consequences.

My son will know all about sex and the consequences. He will know that he can ask me for a condom. That way, I will know that he is going to have sex, or at least thinking about it, and I can try to talk him out of it one last time. If not, he is protected and I won't be a young grandma.

Does this make any sense Drifter? Is this the discussion you wanted?

November 17, 2004 4:47 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

Yeah...and I want all of your daily readers out there to post thier feelings onthis issue too.

November 17, 2004 5:04 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I know what Drifter is saying. I think that as part of a well-rounded explantion on all things sexual to include education about what birth-control is, but to his point, giving out condoms sends a mixed message.

I think it is like you are saying to them, "God says this is the way to go and this is the behavior that I believe is right, BUT you won't listen anyway, so here is a tool to help you in your sin."

Condoms are plenty easy to be had these days and if you have educated them enough on the dangers of sex, they will get their own before doing anything. Look, its like this, even if a dude has a condom in his back pocket, he really doesn't want to use it because it decreases sensitivity and it a bit of a mood killer to get out, unwrapped, and in to place.

I don't plan to put my daughters on birth control as a safety measure when they turn 16 or some such thing. Of course, if all else fails and they are sexually active, tactics will have to change. But, my primary plan is to instill enough knowledge of the dangers of pre-marital sex, instill the knowledge that it is against God's plan and my expectations, and instill enough self-worth that they cannot be easily pressured.

One of the big reasons that girls have pre-marital sex is that they think that they can derive some kind of worth or value from it. It is my job to show that their worth comes from God as a part of who they are.

Of course, some girls just do it because they are curious. That is the portion that I feel can be undone with the open talks. If it can't, they will have enough knowledge to make the decision to protect themselves.

After all, that is all you can do. Arm them up as the best soldiers to head out in to the battle of life. You cannot be with them at all times and you cannot make their decisions for them. You can only teach them your values and expectations and love them the best you can.

And, of course, I am pro-life in all circumstances as well, mainly for the reasons that Trinity outlined in her post.

November 17, 2004 8:06 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I don't plan on handing out condoms to my kids when I have "the talk" with them but I do plan on making sure that they know that if they do have sex, they need to be protected. I also have personal experience to share with them, making sure that they know that it only takes one temporary lapse in judgement to get pregnant. My oldest daughter is living proof of that! My parents were never open with talking about sex and always very private about things and seemed embarrassed to discuss anything sex related. They never really had that talk with me. I was also a shy, fat kid and had really low self esteem. So I suppose when boys started showing an interest in me, I was curious and ate up the attention. Don't get me wrong, I did have the fact instilled in me that sex outside of marriage was wrong, and had every intention of waiting until I was married, however I gave into temptation and got pregnant. I do remember my mom saying one thing to me when I was a young teen and that is "I'm not saying that it's ok to go out and do anything, but promise me that if you were to ever get pregnant, you'll never have an abortion". When I did get pregnant at 16, my mom was there to support me in every way she could. For that I will be eternally greatful. If for some reason one of my children gets pregnant before they are married, I will be disappointed in that they did not do better than me, but I will be here to support them and help them. I could not have gotten to where I am now without the help and support of my family. I don't understand those people who kick their kids out if they get pregnant. My hope and prayer for my children is that they have very high self esteem and feel self worth so that they aren't as likely to give into temptation because someone shows interest in them.

November 17, 2004 8:44 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Bottom line- I would rather have my child knowing that he can ask me for a condom instead of him having unprotected sex.

November 18, 2004 9:05 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Like Lo and I said, our goal is to be people that our kids can talk to about this.

But, we will have to agree to disagree about being a source for condoms.

As I said in my earlier comment, tactics might have to change if we discover them to be sexually active, but right now my plan is not to be a source of birth control.

Actions speak louder than words. Ones words would say, "Don't have sex.", but ones actions would say, "Go, have sex."

I think the percentages would say that in that case, the kid would perceive your approval for the behavior and the peer pressure would tell the child that you are really approving, or else why would you give them the condoms?

Like I said, we may just have to agree to disagree.

November 18, 2004 9:16 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, we might have to agree to disagree.

Did either of your parents or Lo's parents say that they would give you condoms if you needed them? My mom did. She said that I should never have sex before marriage, but if I was to have sex, I needed to be protected. She was not giving her approval, but she was willing to give me a form of birth control in order to not make her an early grandma. And you know what, it worked in my case. I saved myself till I was married. That is why I want to do the same for my kids. I want to go about this the same way my mother did. Of course, I have to take in consideration my hubby's views. If he is totally against giving out condoms, then I will respect his decision and we can sit our kids down and talk to them about it together.

November 18, 2004 2:00 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Any thoughts about this G?

November 18, 2004 2:01 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Initially, it was a bit of a shocker when I first read that. I was unaware of all the specifics of how your parents dealt with the issue. At least the condom part. My experience was quite different.

My folks never talked to us about sex, much less did they offer prophylactics, so we had to learn from our friends. Dad would even turn the channel if a commercial came on for a feminine hygiene product to avoid any possibility of conversing about that kind of stuff. Because of that, I feel a great responsibility to be forthcoming with information to our children about sex, even before they ask.

I was able to remain pure for several reasons. One, I knew personally that I wanted to be a virgin when I got married, despite peer pressure. I also knew that My Dad would have killed me if he found me out being sexually active. And oh yeah... girls didn't like me.

Guru's cross that bridge when we come to it approach on providing birth control seems like a good principle, and I would also hope never to send mixed messages to my kids about something so serious.

Ultimately the semantics of this issue will need to be prayed about and discussed in more detail in private to insure that we make the right decision. By that, I'm saying there's room for discussion on our method of instruction, but I don't want to just do what works for us. I am very intent on doing what's right.

Bottom line- I would rather have my child know that he can ask me about sex(or anything, for that matter) instead of him having to learn from his under-educated peers.

You asked.

November 18, 2004 10:14 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, I did ask and I thank you for the great comment. This issue definitely needs to be prayed about that we will do the right thing in God's eyes. Thanks G.

November 18, 2004 10:30 PM

 

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A Change In Color



In preparation of the families picture being taken this Friday, I decided to get my roots touched up with some more red. I went to my mom's beauty salon last night and decided to go a little lighter this time with the color. My mom picked out some beautiful red coloring and to lighten it up, she added some blond coloring. That's right, she made me strawberry blonde! I love it! Of course, she had to do my entire head of hair instead of just my roots because the the color change.

I love being red, I mean strawberry blonde! I was a redhead off and on during high school and I went red for my senior pictures. I always feel so fabulous while red. The only problem is the upkeep. I have to go every few months to re-touch the color. It's a pain, but well worth it!

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You look Mahvuhluss Dahleeng!!

November 17, 2004 3:40 PM

 

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Quizzes For The Girls


YOU ARE MOLY

What herb are you?
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Angel.


Who's your male Buffy soul mate?
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Girly Mama 2
You're a girl power mommy! You love to be girly,
but you're no pushover. Your kids are learning
that gender differences don't have to mean
gender inequality. You've taken back pink, and
you don't care who knows it!

What kind of a freaky mother are you?
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brad
Brad pitt- well done you chose the devoted sexy
guy, he's your Mr Perfect



Which Hollywood hunk is 4 u?
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Blogger Drifter said...

Well.....one cool game is.....Kid Cool....another is Smash TV...I think the G and you will like both too!
That's all I owned when I had my Nintendo.

November 17, 2004 11:10 AM

 

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A Quiz For Guru.

Okay, it's not only for Guru, anyone can take it. Star Wars Episode III baby, yeah!!!

Purple Saber
You have a Purple Lightsaber.
Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity,
independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
Purple denotes high spirituality and religious
aspiration. Purple also represents Peacefulness
and Purification. It also has a sense of
intuitive understanding and a feeling of
intimacy with the world.

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Blogger Guru said...

My Lightsaber is Blue Blue is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, and truth.

November 16, 2004 3:24 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Blue.

November 17, 2004 3:48 PM

 

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Drifter's Christmas Present

You want it Drifter, you got it. Here's a lovely post to make you laugh.

Btw, I think David down there has a hard "on".


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She's Back

Yes my adoring public, I am back. I will be posting a few quizzes today to satisfy my fans. I hope you will enjoy!

I just needed a blogging vacation. It's been nice not having to think of something to blog about for a few days. Although, I do have about 6 drafts ready to go for publishing. Most of them are quizzes because that is what I have been doing instead of blogging.

So tonight(early morning) I will leave you with a picture. If you will notice I have a lot of scratches on my hand. The cat and I rumbled, but I guess my hand lost. She gets so hyper at night and all she wants to do is fight. Most of the time it is with my toes unless I pick her up and play with her. Then she goes after my hand and this is the bloody result. Oh well, life is grand!


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Blogger Guru said...

Welcome Back!

Those are some nice scratches. Congratulations. So did you guys have cat for dinner last night?

November 16, 2004 5:56 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

She bit me and I bit her back. Does that count?

November 16, 2004 8:29 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Only if you swallowed.

November 16, 2004 9:16 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Did you get a new ring? It looks pretty.

November 16, 2004 11:36 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes I did! There was a cz ring special on the cruise. It was buy two for $40 so I got a ring and so did my mom. I thought is was a good deal on the ring for how somewhat real the stones look. I havn't wanted to take it off since the cruise because I love looking at it.

November 16, 2004 11:41 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

It IS mighty blingy. CZ is where its at for the bargain hunting mofos.

November 16, 2004 4:36 PM

 

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Special Notice From Carnival Cruise Lines!!!



Subject: NOTICE FROM CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES: Afghanistan Cruise

We at Carnival Cruise Lines didn't forget that a lot of entertainers had promised to leave the country if George W.Bush became President. With that in mind, we have a Special Offer for those who still want to keep their promise!

Attention: Would Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, Ed Asner,Whoppi Goldberg, Cher, Phil Donahue, Rob Reiner, Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, Pierre Salinger, and anyone else who made that promise, please dispose of all US assets and report to Florida for the sailing of the Funship Cruise, "Elation", which has been commissioned to take you to your new vacation homes in Afghanistan. You may opt to be dropped off in Somalia or Iraq. The Florida Supreme Court will sponsor a Farewell Parade in your honor through Palm Beach,Broward, and Miami-Dade counties prior to your cruise.

Please pack for an extended stay... at least four more years

Note: Since you advocate strict gun control, you may not bring any.

Staffing your voyage is Bill Clinton as captain, Al Gore as cruise director, Monica Lewinsky as recreation director, Ted Kennedy as lifeguard and emergency procedures director, and Ex-Congressman Gary Condit as intern coordinator.

If you have any questions about making arrangements for your homes, friends and loved ones, please direct your comments to Senator Hillary Clinton. Her village can raise your children while you're gone, and she can watch over all your money and your furnishings until you return.

Bon Voyage!"

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Seriously.

Tell those mother f'ing piece of crap celebs to get the f*ck out if they don't like it here. Isn't is just like pampered, cry-baby celebs to say "If I don't get my way, I'll leave." And when push comes to shove... they stay. Why? Because ultimately, they need the money and the lifestyle available only in America. I wish they would leave. I don't need movies and CDs that much.

November 13, 2004 10:54 AM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I liked it!! No matter which side you're on. There a lot of people that complain and as for me, they can all leave and go live else where. But like Guru said "They are here because they can make money here"

November 13, 2004 7:19 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

What? Did you give up blogging? You'll never pass up guru at this rate.

November 15, 2004 7:57 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

For some reason, I don't enjoy blogging anymore.

November 15, 2004 9:09 AM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

Hey.....Trinity....Ya gotta get your Blog on....you have fans out here in cyberworld that depend....yea...dare I say....are addicted to your Blog...and we deserve to know your thots on subjects to help us develop our own thots and sharpen our minds and hearts...we want more...we want more!!!!

November 15, 2004 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Come on, Trin. You need to get the blogging on. You have to surpass me. It is your goal and you are too stubborn not to do it. I mean, come on, you had me post 2 a day while you were on VACATION!!!! As I just posted on my blog at, http://guru7777.blogspot.com/2004/11/rally-troops.html , I need you to have fresh content. You are the only daily updating person that I have to read. I enjoy your quizzes, surveys, and mock-anger at the stupidity of the world. I like to hear how the red-headed child whose parents ill-advisedly dress him in orange gets on your nerves. Bring it ON!

November 15, 2004 11:56 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you Drifter and Guru for those encouraging words. I appreciate them, really. If people respond to your petition Guru, I will have a new post tomorrow morning.

Promise.

November 15, 2004 12:02 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Oh, well, if it'll make you feel better, I won't look at or comment on your blog. You have fans and you shouldn't give it up because you had a disagreement with someone, what are you, a Warring?

November 15, 2004 2:37 PM

 
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This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

November 15, 2004 4:32 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

Consider the petition signed.

November 15, 2004 5:43 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I will just make my rants un-commentable so that I can post in peace

November 15, 2004 8:04 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

That sounds like an agreeable solution. Now, GET TO POSTING!

November 15, 2004 8:07 PM

 

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TV And Movie Quizzes


Who's Your Inner Buffy Bad-Girl? Find out @ She's Crafty





Which Action Star Are You? Find out @ She's Crafty






Who's Your 80s Movie Icon Alter-Ego? Find out @ She's Crafty





Who Would Slaughter You in a Horror Movie? Find out @ She's Crafty

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What Buffy Bad Girl Are You? - Not Applicable to me, but I took it anyway. I am The Hell God, Glory. I am one evil, nasty b*tch. I have incredible power and am very self-important. I am a God, afterall. I am virtually unstoppable. If I want something, I take it. No one can stop me. Except the guy I share a body with. (WTF does that mean? I need to watch more Buffy.)

What Action Star Am I? - I am Neo.

What is my 80's Movie Icon Alter Ego? - Joel from Risky Business. I am generally pretty well-behaved but I definately have a reckless, impulsive side to me. Big parties, sex on trains... The moral of my story is crazy prostitutes = trouble.

Who Would Slaughter Me in a Horror Movie? - Jason. Splatter-movie killed by an undead psycho avenging his mother's and his deaths. He favors slicing and dicing with a machete, but he'll bludgeon you with pretty much anything. No sex was a must if I wanted to live.

November 11, 2004 6:49 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

From what I remember, Glory shares a body with a Sunnydale doctor because she doesn't have a body of her own. He doesn't like the arrangement, but they are able to talk to each other. She feeds off of peoples minds to get stronger, which in turn makes the people go insane. Also, Glory is able to switch from herself to the doc whenever she wants to or is strong enough to do so. The doc has little say and was only able to switch back and forth a few times.

That enough of a description for ya? Let me know if you want more info.

November 11, 2004 9:27 AM

 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Funny Shows

There are some great shows on tonight. I watched the Friends episode where Ross and Rachel get drunk in Vegas and get married. What a classic with lots of laughs!

Now I am watching Family Guy. I can't stop laughing it is so funny tonight. I am really enjoying my late time tv.

I think I might stay up late tonight. I do have to get up early to get to the autistic boy's home in the morning, but then I am free all day. With tomorrow being a holiday, I don't have the red-head. I won't know what to do with myself. I think I might go back to bed when I get home from work. I long nap will get me ready for a day long movie fest. I will probably watch Kill Bill 1 and 2 first and then maybe The Punisher. We will see what the day brings. I don't get many days like this, so I am going to take full advantage of this opportunity to relax.

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Drawing A Blank

There is such much I want to say tonight, but the words won't come. I have been staring at the computer for about an hour not knowing what to type. I guess there is only one thing to say- Life is grand!

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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Respect

My hubby and I have been discussing respect recently. I found a few things on some web sites that might be helpful to us, so I thought I would share.

What Respect Is
Respect means a lot of different things. On a practical level it seems to include taking someone's feelings, needs, thoughts, ideas, wishes and preferences into consideration. We might also say it means taking all of these seriously and giving them worth and value. In fact, giving someone respect seems similar to valuing them and their thoughts, feelings, etc. It also seems to include acknowledging them, listening to them, being truthful with them, and accepting their individuality and idiosyncrasies.

Respect can be shown through behavior and it can also be felt. We can act in ways which are considered respectful, yet we can also feel respect for someone and feel respected by someone. Because it is possible to act in ways that do not reflect how we really feel, the feeling of respect is more important than the behavior without the feeling. When the feeling is there, the behavior will naturally follow.

Where Respect Comes From
As I see it, respect is something that is earned. One earns another's respect by voluntarily doing the things I mentioned above, such as taking that person's feelings, needs and thoughts into consideration.


Respect seems to be like a boomerang in the sense that you must send it out before it will come back to you. Respect cannot be demanded or forced, though sometimes people mistakenly believe that it can, as I discuss below.

Since a baby has no concept of respect, and feels only its own needs when it is first born, I believe that the only successful way to teach a child what respect is, is to earn the respect of the child as they slowly grow into a thinking human being.

The way this is done is first of all by attending to the child's natural needs, such as to be fed and nurtured. As the child grows, his needs change. He has increasingly sophisticated psychological needs. He begins to express his own views, his own preferences, and he has an increasing need for freedom, autonomy and independence. This is when the adults in his life can treat him with increasing respect and thereby earn his respect in return. The more he develops into his own person, the more there is something there which can earn the respect of the adults.

It doesn't make sense to think of respecting a baby in the same way that we say we respect an adult. Yet on some level the two concepts are similar. This similarity has to do with our voluntarily helping that person with their needs. In either case, we must first accept the needs. For example, if a baby needs to be fed at three in the morning we don't do it begrudgingly if we respect his natural needs; we simply accept that the infant has a natural need to eat at that particular moment. Likewise, if an adolescent or an adult needs to talk, we accept this need and we show respect by listening voluntarily.

If respecting someone means respecting their feelings and their survival needs, then if a person does not respect your feelings, they don't respect you. If those in positions of power and authority do not respect your needs and feelings, they will not earn your respect.

It has been said, " In order for one to get respect one has to have self- respect." You might find it helpful to develop self-respect by becoming assertive. This means not giving in because your spouse will get angry. Rather, state your feelings in a calm and direct manner.



I found most of this info from http://eqi.org/respect.htm Very useful info, I think.

In short, when I am not respected by someone, it makes it hard for me to respect this person. Respect is not a given, it is earned.

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Blogger Drifter said...

"I've seen Venus....
I've seen France...
I saw Trinity's underpants"

And wow....they will be looking good on this fine young thang!!!!!!

"Somebody....save me...."

November 09, 2004 1:54 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for the comment Drifter. I do feel really sexy in them today! Too bad you will never see them on me. Boo-hoo.

November 09, 2004 1:58 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

NEVER????!!!!
You mean you can't "accidently" come out into the living room when you KNOW I am there...and say..."Oh...my...I did not know that you were here Mark...and me...with just my new panties and nothing else on....well...I best be getting back to the bedroom because I have a lot of work to do...let's see...there's some laundry that I need to gather up and then I need to.......yada...yada...yada...."

Hey...can a guy dream?????

November 09, 2004 4:13 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Just remember respect is a 2 way street. Maybe he feels the same way and is waiting for respect before he gives it? I don't know, just a thought.

November 09, 2004 6:36 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Your right drifter, as a man you can dream because that is the only place you will see me in my undies. Unless, of course, you find revealing pics of me online. Keep your eyes peeled!

November 09, 2004 6:37 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Loelsh- I lost my respect for G when he started disrespecting me. I will not just give my respect back just because he asks me to. He has to earn it back! And that is more than a thought, it is a fact.

November 09, 2004 6:46 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

"Anyone have a knife....I've got some eyes to peel...."

November 10, 2004 7:41 AM

 

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Monday, November 08, 2004

A Second Wind

I feel so much better now. Lunch time with the boys always wakes me up. All three have eaten and two are down for their naps. I am getting a few things accomplished. I have done three loads of laundry(I always have a lot on Mon since I don't do laundry on the weekend) and dinner has been made and is in the fridge. I boiled some eggs, peeled and cut them, and mixed with plenty of tuna and mayo. After my hubby comes home, I will take a piece of cheese and put it on a slice of wheat bread and then add the egg mixture on top. When my cookie sheet is full of these open-topped sandwiches, I will pop them in the oven till the cheeses is melted and the bread is crunchy. They are sooooo good, if I do say so myself.

I think I might try to lay down for a little bit and maybe I can convince my son to do the same. He is so unpredictable with his naps. I never know if he will take one or not, recently the not. Either way, I will be laying down till it is time to get the first one ready to be picked up at 4.

Life is grand people!

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Horny today...huh?

And me with no plans.....hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

November 08, 2004 3:01 PM

 

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Tired

I am always so tired on Mondays. I try to sleep well on the weekends, but I never want to go to bed on Sunday nights. It wasn't up to late last night with going to bed around 1:00. I got a little over 6 hours, but I am still tired. Sleep is such a waste of time.

It doesn't help that this lovely Monday morning I had to clean up vomit. My son choked on something(maybe a hair or his own tongue) and I got to see part of his breakfast of Capt. Crunch again. Two words for ya: Purple vomit. Yum!!!

I hate this, being tired that is. When I am by myself at home, the last thing I want to do is sleep. I have even tried when I am alone and my body just will not let me nap. When I have the responsibility of watching three boys, all I want to do is crawl up in the corner and sleep. Do they really take that much outta me? Or do I want to try to escape the responsibility by sleeping? Either way, nap time is in 2 1/2 hours and I can't wait!

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

What Makes You Sexy?

If you will notice, my good friend Guru added something new to my blog. Look underneath my mood and you will see a little name quiz. All you do is type in your name and what gender you currently are, heehee. Go ahead, give it a try and let me know what answer popped out for ya.

Btw, my answer to sexy body part is everything and my special talent is blow jobs.

Thanks again Guru!

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For Guru7777, Male
Sexy Body Part Is Your Ass
Special Talents Are Absolutely Nothing

November 07, 2004 10:30 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

my hands


nothing

November 08, 2004 4:58 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Results for loelsh:
My knees
Nibbling

November 08, 2004 11:46 PM

 

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Church Shopping

My hubby and I tried a new church this morning called Sycamore Creek Church. I really don't want to go back, but we will probably go one more week. My son enjoyed himself in the toddler room even though I was ready to go half way through the service. The music was decent, not well mixed, but the pastor was terrible. He spoke the congregation like he was speaking to children. He used a crappy four point sermon and didn't even open his Bible. I guess the church has two pastors and we will go back next week to see if the other one will preach.

One thing I really don't like about this church is the fact that they have a meet-n-greet during the service where you go around and shake everyone's hand. I think this should be done either before or after the service. There shouldn't be an interruption of talking to your neighbors during the worship time. It cuts the through the flow of the service and it makes the visitors feel uncomfortable. It just doesn't make sense to me? Why do it, really?

I really hope we find a church home soon. I would love to be someplace before Christmas, but I am not going to be stressed out about it. If God has a place in mind for my family, I would love to know where. Oh well, life is grand.

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Me Being Lazy Again- 6 Quizzes

YELLOW

You are very perceptive and smart. You are clear and to the point and have a great sense of humor. You are always learning and searching for understanding.

Find out your color at Quiz Me!



Are you Addicted to the Internet?
48%

Average@Internet-User.com (41% - 60%)
You seem to have a healthy balance in your life when it comes to the internet and life away from the computer. You know enough to do what you want online without looking like an idiot (most of the time). You even have your own Yahoo club or online journal! But you enjoy seeing your friends and going out to enjoy life away from your computer.

The Are you Addicted to the Internet? Quiz at Quiz Me!




discover what candy you are @ quiz me




find your inner PIE @ stvlive.com




discover your inner candy heart @ quiz me





Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!



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My Results

My Color = Yellow
Internet Addiction = 51%
Candy = Laffy Taffy
Pie = Pecan
Valentine Heart = Be Mine
Pooh Character = Rabbit (I'm bossy and high strung)

November 07, 2004 7:01 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I also was pecan pie the first time I took the quiz, but I didn't want to be known as nutty. Am I?

November 07, 2004 1:00 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Yeah. You are a titty bit nutty.

November 07, 2004 1:04 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

My Results

My Color = Blue
Internet Addiction = 60%
Candy = Candy Necklace
Pie = Apple
Valentine Heart = Kiss Me
Pooh Character = Rabbit

November 07, 2004 5:50 PM

 

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Feeling Uninspired

It's true, I don't know what else to blog about tonight. I am stuck. So I thought I would go to Blog Ideas and try to find something to write about. Instead I am listing their ideas. Great post, right? I know, I'm lazy!

Knock on wood and other stupid sayings.

When was the last time you said 'I Love You'?

Chores you hate.

Alcohol: your thoughts.

How long have you been blogin'?

Vanity Search @ Google: does your site come up?

My favorite movie in 30 words.

Foods that have an after taste.

An ode to your couch.

If you could.. Who would you kill?

What should we do with stupid people?

How long do you think you will live?

How long have you been blogin'?

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

How much weight do you want to GAIN?

I eat out too much.

Behind the scenes of 'Your Blog' the movie.

An update on your Favorite Band.

An open letter to SPAMMERS!

Alternate uses for crayons.

Childish games to play on co-workers.

If you wanna be my lover...

How long can I go without a haircut!

Pickles: Friend or Foe? Answered by Guru

My life as a cartoon.

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My Hubby

I came across this picture tonight and it reminded me of my hubby who occasionally likes to sit at the computer without his shirt on. Now, don't get in a hissy fit, he has seen it and he knows that I am blogging about it. He knows that if he gains 200 pounds and grows his hair that he would look a lot like this naked guy. They even share the same tan line on their arms. What is also funny about this pic is the fact that this is what our computer room/office looks like. We have a desk similar to this one and the window position is in the same spot.

Funny or not? Or do you think that I am just being rude or harsh for comparing?

And just remember all you anonymous readers out there that I am just trying to be funny with this post. Get over it!


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Blogger ghraper said...

C'mon now. We all know you just photoshopped some old dude's head onto my body to let me "save face"!

November 07, 2004 12:35 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

What! Is this supposed to be a comeback to my post about you? You could have done sooo much better. I ripped you a new butt hole and all you can do is say "good job"?

When someone is laughing at you, you are not supposed to laugh right along with them. You are supposed to come up with something funnier about them to laugh about. That way the attention is off you and on to someone else. It just makes sense.

November 07, 2004 12:48 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I figured I'd just take the high road instead of dragging out the festivities by retorting with a zinger. I can also appreciate the humor in this photo and how it almost made you pee your pants. Wait a minute. You're not wearing any pants either!

November 07, 2004 12:53 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

At least I am wearing a shirt!

Speaking of shirts, I bet you were not even wearing one when you posted your last comment.

Heehee, haahaa! Life is grand!

November 07, 2004 1:00 AM

 
Blogger MadMuse said...

Ugh...imagine how much sweat is trapped inside the cushion of that chair. Blech....

November 07, 2004 1:14 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I wonder what sites he was looking at that he would be at the computer naked? hmm? Now there's a visual!

November 07, 2004 3:38 PM

 

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Friday, November 05, 2004

Day Off

I had a pretty good day today. Of course, it had to be good since I am having another great hair day. It was also great because it was just me and my son. We had a wonderful morning together and then I gave him a bath. He really enjoyed it since after 45 minutes of playing, he still wasn't ready to get out.

After being bathed, I dressed him in his OSU jersey and a pair of jeans. We then went to a portrait studio to get his pictures taken. I had a coupon for getting one of those thousand pictures for only $5 type of deals. My son actually smiled and the pictures turned out great!

We then went to Media Play to get my dad's birthday gift (with a coupon, of course). I got a great deal on two cds. Afterwards, my son and I went to my mom's hair and nail salon. We were able to spend some time with my grandparents, whom I don't get to see very often. My grandpa was getting his hair cut and my grandma's lack of hair was being permed. I usually only see them around the holidays, so it was nice visiting with them for a while.

After we left the salon, my son and I went home to take a short nap and to wait for his daddy to get home. The family left the house again to go to my parent's house to celebrate my dad's birthday. He will be 46 tomorrow, but he doesn't look it. We had a yummy dinner of turkey, rice, peas, stuffing, corn, rolls, and pumpkin pie for dessert. I am so full! Life is grand when you over-eat.

Here is a pic of me(left), my dad(center), and my mom(right) while on the cruise. Our ship is in the background. Beautiful view, don't you think?


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County Breakdown

Well here it is, the vote breakdown by county in the US.



Stolen from Right Wing Spic. Thanks.


Bush is red, of course. What do ya think? I love looking at this pic. It is truly awesome to see how my counties had a Bush voting majority. Most of the blue counties are the major cities in those states.

Life is grand.

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Star Wars!!!



I am so excited!!! I saw the trailer for the new Star Wars movie today and it was awesome! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for this movie to come out. I am a huge SW fan and I can't wait till May 19th of next year. I am all ready in line baby. It opens on a Thursday, but I am not sure yet if that is the actual day or if it is a midnight opening. We soon shall see.

I saw the trailer on one of those extra entertainment access shows. If you missed it, you can check it out as a trailer to The Incredibles which comes out tomorrow. It might just go and see the movie to watch the trailer again, but this time it will be on a movie screen. Here is more info if you are interested.

I really don't think you realize how excited I am! I am more pumped up about this than I was over the Matrix sequels. The pics from this movie are awesome!!! Only 6 months to go!


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Feeling Sexy Tonight

It's true, I am feeling so sexy right now. I think it is because of my hair. I left it down tonight and it looks and feels fabulous! Or, at least I think so.

You know what? My mood each day really depends on how good or bad my hair looks. If I am having a bad hair day, I am down all day. I mope around and have a negative attitude because I feel icky about myself. Yesterday I was having a bad hair day and I was so moody. Just ask my hubby, G.

If I am having a good hair day, nothing can go wrong. I have a positive attitude and generally feel happy. I also get into a cleaning mode when my hair is down. I don't know why. Oh well, life is grand and I am feeling sexy.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Frazzled

If you will notice my ever changing mood in the right hand corner, it is frazzled today. Let me tell ya why. I didn't get much sleep last night because of watching the voting results, so I am very tired this morning. The baby wouldn't take his nap and the other two boys are being ornery. As I was doing a load of laundry, the boys found the powder I use after their diaper changes. They came to me while I was folding clean clothes and handed me the empty powder container. This can't be good, I thought to myself. They not only had powder all over their clothes and skin, but they had it all over my son's room. It was on the leather chair, in the bed, on the toys, in the bean bags, and all over the floor. I would love to know how they were able to make a huge mess in such a short period of time.

To make matters worse, I am dressed in all black today. Needless to say, after cleaning up I was covered in powder. Then I thought that there was a powder cloud following me around, but it turned out to be a powder coating on my glasses.

I am also trying to keep the red-head away from the cat since he is allergic to her. But, today he has continued to try to touch her. He did it right in front of me by pulling the kitty's tail. AAAAhhhh!!!!!! NO TOUCH KITTY! He immediately got washed up and put in time out. Don't worry, so did kitty.

I hope the day doesn't continue like this. I don't think I can take much more of it. Just three more hours till nap time. Yea!

Life is soooo grand when your frazzled!

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Frazzle is good!!!

November 03, 2004 1:54 PM

 

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Victory Is Ours- I Mean Bush's

Kerry is conceding at 2 pm today!!! All I have to say is that it is about time.


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For more Years! For more Years! For more Years!

November 03, 2004 12:38 PM

 
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I'm for more years.........for four more years that is!!!

November 03, 2004 1:55 PM

 

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When Is It Going To End?

All right, it's time for me to finally go to bed. I have enough confidence in the voting system to be sure that Bush has won. I have been watching the tv for about 5 hours now and I really need to get myself to bed. I have three boys tomorrow and I really need my beauty sleep.

Most of the news stations and websites have declared Bush the winner in my home state of Ohio. Knowing this, I can go to bed in peace.

I hope I won't wake up tomorrow and find out Kerry has won. That would suck big time. Oh well, life is grand.

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Another Stupid Poll

FIRST'S
First best friend: Allison from kindergarten
First car: Plymouth Neon- aka, The Blue Streak
First real kiss: One weekaversary of dating with my now hubby
First break-up: Derek Snodgrass in the 3rd grade after 3 years of "dating"
First self purchased album: Rebecca St. James
First funeral: A fish my sis killed by pouring o.j. in his bowl- he was thirsty
First pets: Dog named Peaches
First enemy: Shane from elementary school
First big trip: Disney World with the family when I was 9
First music you remember hearing in your house: The Carpenter's Christmas

LAST'S
Last kiss: My son, a few minutes ago
Last good cry: Ummm, during a Extereme Makeover Home Edition commercial
Last library book checked out: Scrapbooking Basics
Last movie seen: True Lies
Last beverage drank: Diet caffenine free off brand coke stuff
Last food consumed: Dr. Phil snack bar
Last crush: Joaquin Phoenix
Last phone call: My sis, A-poo
Last time showered: This morning
Last annoyance: My son being to loud while the baby is sleeping
Last time wanting to die: The last time Aunt Flo came to visit

FAVORITES
Boy's names: Benjamin, Joshua, Andrew
Girl's names: Trinity (of course), Lydia, Hannah
Subjects in school: Math, is study hall a subject?
Animals: Cats

HAVE YOU EVER
Given anyone a bath? My son
Smoked? Nope, I don't have a death wish
Bungee jumped? Nada, afraid of falling
Made yourself throw up? Yes, but only when I am feeling sick
Skinny dipped? Does naked in a motel hot tub count?
Been in love? Oh, yes
Made yourself cry to get out of trouble? In extreme emergencies only
Pictured your crush naked? Oh, yes
Actually seen your crush naked? Maybe
Been rejected? Yup
Rejected someone? Maybe I have, and maybe... I have

ARE YOU
Understanding: On occasion
Open-minded: Depends on the situation
Arrogant: Can be, often
Insecure: Are you accusing me of something?
Moody: Only when the hubby is in the room
Organized: Most definitely
Bored easily: No, I find lots of ways to entertain myself
Obsessed: Only with sales!
Disappointed: I feel disappointed at least once every day
Happy: I can be content, but I am not usually a happy person

WHO DO YOU WANNA
Kill: If I told you, I would have to kill you
Slap: Ignorant people
Look like: A better looking, skinny me
Talk to offline: My son
Talk to online: Guru is the only person ever online while I am, so him

WHICH IS BETTER
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Flowers or candy: Flowers fade, candy spoils, I'll take a stuffed animal
Tall or short: Short women, tall men

RANDOM
Wish you were a member of the opposite sex: Never!!!
Wish you were younger: Not yet

NUMBER OF
Of guys I've kissed: To few to count!
Of girls I've kissed: To many to count!

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Blogger loelsh said...

I also try to stay away from beverages with caffenine in them. lol

November 02, 2004 11:47 PM

 
Blogger Drifter said...

Your last answer was...HOT!!!!!

November 03, 2004 1:53 PM

 

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Waffle Kerry

Thank you Guru for this awesome pic. If you want to check out more of the story, go here. Try not to pee in your pants please.

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Did My Duty

Well, I was up early today to vote. I left the house about 6:15 and got to Andersen's by 6:25. The voting line was down along the entire left side of the store. I quickly got in line and that is when the long wait began. After I waited for about 40 minutes outside, the line finally moved to the inside of the store. Come to find out, I and about half the people in the line were in the wrong section. You would think someone would tell us where to go before we got in line. But no. Instead, I stood in the wrong line, had to change, and waited just as long in this new section. The new section was inside the store and the line wrapped around the cash registers. Now, how is a person supposed to know about this line? Why would a person skip the outside line to go check to see if there are any more lines inside the store?

The people working the booths were extremely unorganized. I would have been in and out in half the time if there were signs up showing the way instead of people running around with their heads cut off. I finally stood in the actual voting line after checking in and signing my John Hancock. I was only in that line for 10 minutes. But, good grief. I waited in several line for a total of an hour and a half.

Afterwards, I quickly rushed home so my hubby could vote. He said he was there the same amount of time even though I told him exactly what lines to stand in. I must have gotten busier after I left. What a mess. Oh well, it was worth it to vote for Bush.

Can anyone tell me why he was listed last and Kerry was first on the voting board? It's not alphabetical. It was the same four years ago. Bush was listed last. Any reason?

Life is grand. Go Bush!!!

Btw, here is a Kerry pic for you.


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Blogger Guru said...

John Hancock isn't your name! Great, now your vote isn't going to count because you didn't sign in as you. I hope Bush doesn't lose by one vote. :->

November 02, 2004 12:16 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Haahaa! Very funny. Did you come up with that all on your own? Your getting to be so grown up. Keep up the good zingers.

Sarcasm happens.

November 02, 2004 6:08 PM

 

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Monday, November 01, 2004

Voting Day!

It's almost here! National time to get off your butt and vote for Bush day! I plan on voting as soon as the polls open at 6:30. It's the only time I will have during the day to get out of the house. Since the red head will arrive at 7:10 and my hubby leaves for work at 7:30, I figure that I can leave my home by 6:20, vote, and get back in time to officially start my day. (Run on sentence, I know.) I obviously can't vote during the day with the three boys and I don't want to try voting during the evening rush.

Today has been going pretty well so far. I only have two boys in my charge since one is sick at home. I hope he gets to feeling better and will come back when he is not contagious. Without my red head being here, the day just goes by so smoothly. See previous blog about him.

My son is being so good and the little baby is playing all by himself! The little has now found a truck and is rolling it all around the house. I hope this entertains him till lunch time. Then it will be time for a nap!!! Yeah! Maybe my son will actually nap this afternoon. (Sigh) Wishful thinking.

Life is grand. Vote Bush!

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Blogger Guru said...

Glad you are having such a good day. Did both kids end up going down for a nap?

November 01, 2004 4:26 PM

 

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Another Presidental Match

I took this test and my results were 90% Bush and 6% Kerry.

Check this out too. It will tell you the political leaning by car type. Very interesting! The poll stated that my ford taurus is driven 71% by the lefts and 29% by the rights. I guess I am in the minority with this poll. Of course, they only asked 17 drivers of this particular car what their political standing was. Oh well, life is grand.

Another pic for you to poop on.


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Blogger Guru said...

I'm at 70 - 25, Bush.

With the Contour, I have a 57% chance of being liberal, so I am in the minority with my car, too. (Polling sample was 7, 4 libs and 3 conservatives, so not very scientific)

October 31, 2004 11:34 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

72% - 29% Bush to Kerry ratio without checking the party affiliation box.



73% chance of being conservative with my Chevy S-10.

November 01, 2004 3:28 PM

 

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