Life is Grand!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I Love Quizzes!!!

Stolen from Catwoman(and it just so happens that we have the same results!)


You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.

For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.

3
Blogger Princess21 said...

I did it too!!! Come and see!!!

June 30, 2005 2:49 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I did it too. Come and see!

June 30, 2005 8:43 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Me too!

June 30, 2005 10:38 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Dime A Dog Night

A group of us were able to go to a Columbus Clipper baseball game last night(thanks again Lo for watching the boy for us). We had such a good time! I had coupons for buy one get one reserved seat, so my hubby and I saved $6.50 from the start. Then, we got our hotdogs for only a dime a piece...they are regularly $2.50!!! We were only allowed to get 5 per person per visit, so we got our 10 dogs and headed to our seats. And we had some great seats! We were right behind a bar(instead of seats, so we had plenty of foot space) and were able to look down and see everyone heading in and out of the game.

My hubby inhaled 9 dogs to my 5 while my fil had himself 11 dogs! And the hotdogs were soooo good! Then my hubby and I had some delicious ice cream cones. And oh yeah, we watched part of the game...along with people watching!

The Clippers ended up winning after having a triple play! It was a great time had by all! I hope to head out to the game at least one more time this summer.

Life is grand with dime a dog night!!!

6
Blogger loelsh said...

I think guru's employer is having a clippers night next month, can't wait to go. Dad called me last night and he mentioned that he ate 11 dogs! I thought he was kidding at first. I was like "DAD!!! That's not good!" Then he said "Well, I didn't eat breakfast or lunch...." ARGH! At least it isn't an everyday occurance!

June 28, 2005 10:48 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds like you had a great time!!! YEah for saving money!!

June 28, 2005 3:08 PM

 
Blogger steve said...

I went to minor league baseball over the weekend (and also little guy baseball!) I love it! Nothing better!

June 28, 2005 3:36 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Sounds like a good time! I miss having people to watch my munchkins so I can have time with my hubby. You are a lucky girl!

June 28, 2005 5:40 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm all for dime a dog night!

I'm now back from Portugal. We had a great time, though the heat was very warm. A searing 41 degrees (112) at one stage.

June 29, 2005 2:17 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Glad you're back in one piece Capt!

June 29, 2005 4:51 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Monday, June 27, 2005

Home

Our weekend away at the family reunion had a great start. All of us got to the hotel safely(after a 2.5 hour drive), had a good swim in the pool, and then had Pizza Hut for dinner. The next day my father-in-law, niece, son, hubby, and myself all went out to the nearby mall. We caught an early showing of the new movie Herbie(cute, good for kids...little boring in parts, but my son loved the cars) and found some good clothing deals in the large mall. After shopping, we picked the grandparents up and went over to Red Lobster for dinner.

While us young ones were swimming again that night, the grandparents visited with the family and then granddad went back to the room. When my grandma(in-law) went to check on him, he was convulsing and wasn't breathing very well! The ambulance was called and I kept my niece and son at the pool to not worry them. Granddad was taken to the hospital and my hubby, fil, and grandma followed the squad to the local hospital.

The three of them got back to the hotel room hours after I put the kids to sleep. My hubby told me how granddad was still on the ventilator at the hospital, but he was doing much better. The next morning we all had breakfast and then grandma, my fil, and my hubby went back to the hospital. I waited for word from them as I watched tv with the kids in the hotel room. We were finally called and then we headed to the hospital to meet the rest of the family.

Granddad was off the ventilator and was sitting up. He didn't understand what had happened and wasn't even sure where he was. We found out later that the hospital wanted to keep him one more night before transporting him back to Columbus. I decided to go ahead and head back home with the kids(they really didn't need to be there with granddad in that condition). They rest of them stayed one more night in the hotel(but grandma was called back to the hospital to stay with granddad all night-he wasn't doing well with being by himself).

So, granddad is finally back in Columbus in a nearby hospital. My hubby and fil followed the ambulance that transported him as grandma rode with him. They got back around 2 pm yesterday. My son and I went over yesterday to visit with him and to pick my hubby up from the hospital(since he drove grandma's van home).

Granddad is not expected to be released from the hospital at all today, but he almost back to his normal self. He is joking around and smiling again. He should be okay.

It definitely made for an interesting reunion and get-a-way. But I guess life is grand that way!

4
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Glad you are back safe. Sorry to hear that Granddad had a rough weekend.
I will include him in my prayers.

June 27, 2005 1:31 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you. The family appreciates that.

June 27, 2005 4:26 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Oh my goodness! I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. I hope he makes a full recovery.

June 27, 2005 4:43 PM

 
Blogger ZuphChic said...

Did they ever find the cause for what happened?

Either way, I'm glad he was able to get to the hospital in time and hopefully have a full recovery...keep us posted...

June 27, 2005 7:39 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Thursday, June 23, 2005

And We're Off!

Today my hubby, boy, and I are heading to a family reunion. It's for my grandma-in-laws side of the family, so it should be a blast!(Don't ya love sarcasm...heehee!) She has been asking for us to go for several years now and this year we were actually free to go. We are leaving in just a few hours and we won't be back till Saturday afternoon. It should make for a nice, short trip...especially since there is an indoor heated pool at the hotel we are staying at. And, the hotel also has continental breakfast!!!

I am actually looking forward to getting out of the house for a few days. It seems like it's been forever since my hubby and I have taken a trip anywhere together...it's just too bad we have to share a room with my father-in-law.

Life is grand with a 2 day vacation!!!

9
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Have a great and glorious time away!!!

June 23, 2005 5:45 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Good luck getting some sleep with Snorey McSnorenheimer in the room with ya! :)

June 23, 2005 6:18 PM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Enjoy it, especially the pool! :)

June 23, 2005 7:41 PM

 
Blogger a mom said...

oh oh oh ~ a mini vacation! Have fun

June 23, 2005 7:52 PM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Have a fun and safe trip!!

June 23, 2005 8:03 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Have fun!!! Miss you much!!!

June 24, 2005 11:57 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Have fun!

June 24, 2005 12:05 PM

 
Blogger steve said...

Do yourself a favor and find "family" members you dont know and just make fun stories up about yourself... I find that this passes the time... by the time Christmas rolls around these stories morph into wonderful things. Just an idea...

have a great trip!

June 24, 2005 2:11 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Have fun!!

June 24, 2005 8:31 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Another Joke

My father-in-law sent this too me and I had to share!

Three little boys were concerned because they couldn't get anyone to play with them. They decided it was because they had not been baptized and didn't go to Sunday School. So they went to the nearest church. Only the janitor was there.

One little boy said, "We need to be baptized because no one will come out and play with us. Will you baptize us?"

"Sure," said the janitor. He took them into the bathroom and dunked their heads in the toilet bowl, one at a time. Then he said, "Now go out and play."

When they got outside, dripping wet, one of them asked, "What religion do you think we are?"

The oldest one said, "We're not Catholic, because they pour the water on you."

"We're not Baptist, because they dunk all of you in the water."

"We're not Methodist, because they just sprinkle you."

The littlest one said, "Didn't you smell that water!"

"Yeah! What do you think that means?"

"I think it means we're Pisscopalians."

3
Blogger Princess21 said...

Oh my! That is funny!!

June 22, 2005 11:18 AM

 
Blogger steve said...

Classic!

June 22, 2005 1:47 PM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Ewww!

June 22, 2005 3:37 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Movin!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of helping my sister pack up her apartment belongs. She has finally decided to get a townhouse closer to me and the parents. She is actually moving right across the street from my mom's hair salon. It's not going to cost her anymore a month, but the bedrooms are smaller. She does get a basement in the new one and she is excited to fill it up!

We worked hard last night! I can't even tell ya how many times I went up and down her apartment stairs. And it's a good thing too...I had to work off the frosty I had for dinner.

She has so many things for only being 22 years old! Every room in her apartment was decorated. Not only did we have to pack everything up, but we had to get all the nails out of the walls. Then later, my sis has to clean the apartment before moving out! Most complexes do that for you...but not this one! Crazy I tell ya!!!

Life is grand with a good workout!

2
Blogger Princess21 said...

I am glad she is moving closer to you all!

June 22, 2005 9:43 AM

 
Blogger a mom said...

ugh moving. that is such a dreaded chore. at least she has family to help out.

June 23, 2005 7:16 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

In Honor Of My Dad-The Police Officer

THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER SAY WHEN PULLED OVER

I didn't realize my radar detector was off

Wow, you must've been doing about 120 to keep up with me

My taxes pay you're salary

Hmmmm, I thought you had to be in pretty good shape to be a cop

My license? Sure, mind holdin my beer while I get it out? (As far as I know this is still acceptable in Texas and West Virginia)

Loved you in the village people

You aren't going to search the trunk are you?

I'm just trying to keep up with traffic. I know I'm the only one here.......that's how far ahead the rest of the cars are.

You wouldn't know anyone in need of a dozen "hot -n- now" donuts would you?

O.K. , so you caught me speeding, wanna try best out of three?

Pretend to be gay, ask him out.

When he says no, cry.

If he says yes, accuse him of sexual harassment.

After you sign the ticket, hand it back and ask for another copy because you signed the wrong name.

Bet you can't keep up with me now that your on foot. (Drive away)


Stolen from Grover! Thanks man!!!

1
Blogger Princess21 said...

Ha Ha! Those are good!!!

June 22, 2005 9:42 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Monday, June 20, 2005

Batman Begins

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My hubby and I got to see Batman again last night(my hubby and I saw it for the first time last Wed night) with my dad. He was dying to see it, so him, my bro, sis, hubby, and I went over to Easton to catch the 8:00 showing. He surprised us by paying for all the tickets and then my brother treated us with icees!!!

This movie was awesome! I loved the story because it explains so many things(and it's not comic booky). The movie shows you how the batsuit was put together along with why Bruce Wayne chose the bat as a symbol to begin with. And, this version of Batman had a few new and wonderful characters...Richard Earle(Rutger Hauer) who becomes head honco at Wayne Enterprises after Bruce's parents are killed and Lucius Fox(Morgan Freeman) who knows everything technical(especially proto types) made by/for Wayne Enterprises.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com


I think this might be my favorite Batman movie so far just because of the excellent script. As far as Batman's go, I still love Michael Keaton! He will always be my favorite just like Sean Connery will always be my favorite Bond.

This movie is a must see! The villains are great and Christian Bale kicks some serious butt!

3
Blogger Robin said...

I can't wait to see this one. Glad to hear it is good. We have similar movie tastes (Matrix, Star Wars) so I'm sure I'll love it.

I'm with on Sean Connery as the best Bond too! Actually, I just like Sean Connery, even if he is old enough to be my father! :)

June 20, 2005 9:25 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Isn't Sean Connery dreamy? For an older man I mean. ;P

June 21, 2005 12:43 PM

 
Blogger steve said...

I will agree and say that this is the best Batman movie. I read the comics growing up (ok fine.. and through college)and Christian Bale just fits the Bruce Wayne image for me. I like Keaton but everytime I see him in ANYTHING I just see Mr. Mom (one of teh greatest movies evahhh!!)

June 21, 2005 4:12 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Father's Day

I just wanted to give a shout out to my hubby G. Today he is celebrating his third Father's Day. He is a wonderful, caring father who loves to spend time with our son. G would do anything for that little boy(as most father's would for their children).

I just wanted to let him know that I appreciate everything he does. Thank you G for reading to our son. Thank you G for teaching the boy, just this weekend, how to pee like a man. Thank you G for NEVER complaining when you had to change his diapers when he was a baby or when you now have to take him to the big boy potty. (I could go on and on, but we are too busy celebrating!)

Life is grand when married to a GREAT father!!!

4
Blogger Guru said...

Word. I know that G has set some pretty high standards for himself because of what he experienced growing up. I also know that he is doing to pretty good job of living up to them.

June 20, 2005 7:19 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Happy Fathers day Mr "G"!

June 20, 2005 12:15 PM

 
Blogger Paula said...

Life is grand indeed!!! You are truly blessed!

June 20, 2005 4:25 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Thank you very much Trin. Sorry I haven't been on to read this until now.

June 23, 2005 8:10 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Friday, June 17, 2005

What The...

The funniest thing just happened...my son said he was tired, so he laid down in his bed. He did this without me asking him to. It was all on his own and now he is asleep!!! He put himself to sleep? Who is this kid? I knew he was tired because we helped the grandparents with their garage sale today, but who would think that he would decide to lay himself down for a nap(and he only takes a nap maybe 3 times a week)?!!! Crazy I tell ya!

Life is grand with a napping 3 year old!

1
Blogger Oh great One said...

Good for you! Party time! Excellent!

My daughter stopped taking naps before she turned 2. It put a sever cramp in my housework! I hope this one naps till Kindergarten!

June 17, 2005 6:30 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Long Day

I was up early this morning to go work at the autistic boy's house. I had to be there at 7 to work my 8 hour shift. And let me tell ya, it was not a good time. The boy did all right for most of the morning, but then after his noon meds, he went a little crazy. He started stemming and got violent with me and on himself. He was biting, kicking, hitting, and he would not calm down for anything. He would eventually relax, but it wouldn't last for long. He had several more fits(including one where he broke a glass candle holder...what a mess!) before my shift was over.

This is getting to be an common occurrence when I watch him. But, at least I am getting better with handling it. I know how to work on getting his mind to focus on appropriate tasks. It's a slow process, but we will get through this. And, I hope that when his Stack program(a summer program/type of school for autistic children) starts next week, we will be able to get through a day with no problems.

After my long day, it was nice to relax in the hot tub at the home where my sis is house sitting. She turned on the jets and turned the temp way up! It felt so good to just relax with a few friends. (And thank you G for watching the boy!)

Life is grand after a relaxing few hours in a hot tub!!!

3
Blogger Princess21 said...

But just think of all of the good you are doing for that little boy and his parents.

Oooohh, hot tub sounds yummy! Glad you were able to relaxe a bit!!!!

June 17, 2005 9:52 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Hot tub is definitely on my long list of wants!

June 17, 2005 3:16 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

A hot tub does sound wonderful about now!

June 17, 2005 4:43 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

What Do Ya Think?

If you haven't noticed already, I've added a ttc(trying to conceive) tracker at the top of the page. But, is it too much??? Does it look okay? Too much info that you don't care to know? Should I keep it? Should I quit asking questions?

8
Blogger a mom said...

you are so cute Trinity. From one woman to another ~ i don't mind it up there. Then I know when to start being the cheering squad.

June 15, 2005 8:23 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Totally super cute and stuff! I luv it!

June 16, 2005 9:21 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's not something I'd tell everybody! You'll have us all counting down the days.

June 16, 2005 9:56 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Um, it does put us in the rather peculiar position of knowing exactly when you'll be "busy" if you know what I mean! ;)

June 16, 2005 11:43 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I don't mind it. I just hope your "work" pays off. I don't want to know if it will make me sad.:(

June 16, 2005 12:32 PM

 
Blogger steve said...

ROBIN IS CLASSIC!! We will know when you are... errrm... ummm.. you know...

June 16, 2005 11:07 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

So, way too much info huh?! But, it might be useful for my hubby. He always forgets when my aunt is due into town...so this would show him when to watch his step.

June 16, 2005 11:45 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Or maybe you could just hang a calander in the bathroom, and mark big red "X's" through her visit dates.

June 18, 2005 10:15 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Shedding

Because I burned so bad a few days ago, my back it now peeling. It itches and is driving me crazy!!! The problem is that I can't reach back that far to mess with my peeling skin...and I know, that's gross!

This always happens when I get burned(and I get burned since I can't reach my back to put the sun block on in the first place)! It's a vicious cycle that will never go away. Like I've said before, maybe I should just never leave my house...either that or swim with a shirt on(not comfortable, so not really an option).

Maybe I should invest in a back scratcher.

6
Blogger loelsh said...

You could have your sis put some sunscreen on your back for you.

June 15, 2005 6:05 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Since it was raining when we first got in the pool, we didn't put any on. We then left the pool not far after the sky cleared. So, I didn't think it was worth putting it on when we would soon be leaving...I was wrong.

But, from now on I will have my sis(or whoever is with me) put on the beloved sunblock!

June 15, 2005 6:15 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Sunblock always a good idea, even if it is cloudy. My mom always says that that is a good time to get burned.

June 16, 2005 9:20 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

They have a new spray sunblock now. I have seen it in commercials. Not the pump kind but a spray! I bet that would help get those hard to reach areas!

June 16, 2005 12:31 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Yeah, You still get something like 80% of the uv rays when it's cloudy, so make sure to wear block even if it's cloudy. Check this out

I tried that continuous spray sunscreen and it was great for getting those hard to reach places, however it doesn't last that long. It wasn't really worth $6.50 to me for 2 trips to the pool.

June 16, 2005 9:49 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Right, I have known for years now that you can actually get burned faster on cloudy days...but like I said, it was raining for crying in the mud! Who would think that I would get burned while it was raining! Crazy!!!

And I do have a pump kind that you don't have to rub in, but I still can't get my back. Just too hard to reach...my back's to fat(heehee)!

But from now on(this summer) I will be more careful. I always get burned at the beginning of each summer...sun block or not. :-(

But, thank you everyone for your great comments!

June 16, 2005 10:58 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

A Google Meme

I have seen this floating around for a while. All you have to do is answer each question by using images from google searches. Well, here goes:

Place where you grew up and where I live now:
This is a pic of the capital of Ohio. I actually live about 10 min away in a suburb of the great city of Columbus.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My name:
They stole my name! I should sue.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My favorite food:
I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My favorite drink:
I was trying to be funny by saying diet water(I always get water in restaurants and I like to mix it up and order diet water occasionally), but I didn't actually think there was such a thing!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My favorite movie:
The Village! I love this movie! This pic is from my fav scene. I cry every time I watch it.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My favorite smell:
Ahhh, I love the smell of coffee! I have several coffee scented candles all throughout my house.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

6
Blogger Princess21 said...

Very nicely done!!!

June 15, 2005 9:59 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Cool! I love the smell of coffee too. The Village was a great movie and not at all what I expected it to be.

June 15, 2005 10:32 AM

 
Blogger a mom said...

that's such a cool meme.

June 15, 2005 12:34 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I have The Village on DVD. I've had to explain it to friends who saw it and were baffled after the ending.

June 15, 2005 2:17 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ahhh, The Village is such a great movie! I was expecting a twist or two after seeing the other movies by the same director/writer.

I really need to watch it again soon...if only I had the time.

June 15, 2005 4:19 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Ooh, I still want to see that movie. You'll have to let us borrow it sometime.

June 15, 2005 6:07 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Busy Day

I had such a busy day today, but at least I didn't have to watch the red head. He is at his grandma's all week. So today it was just me, the boy, and a pile of laundry. I had a lot of washing to do since I don't do laundry over the weekend. It's just too much of a hassle. My hubby and I are busy enough without having to do things around the house.

Speaking of the weekend, my hubby and I had a good time playing match-maker. I have been wanting to do this for my sis for a while now. She has wanted to get married ever since she was old enough to say I do...but just hasn't found the right guy. Being the good sister that I am, I felt it was my job to step in and help her out a little. So, when I found out that my hubby had a single Christian co-worker, I wanted to make some things happen.

This co-worker of his has plenty of money since he rooms with two other guys and wants more in life than video games. He has told my hubby that he is able to go out to eat whenever he wants and is able to buy whatever his heart desires...but he said that it wasn't making him happy. He wants someone to share his life with and only then would he be truly content.

This guy may be a little older than my sis(he is 30, she is 22), but he is very sweet and he has a personal relationship with the big Guy in the sky. (And he is proud of the fact that he is still a virgin! What a find!)

So anyway, my hubby and I(okay, mostly I) decided to hook these two up. We set up dinner and movie for the four of us. We ended up treating it like a meet and great and not a date. But, at least they both had fun and they want to see each other again!!!

I am so excited for my sis. She had such a good time dressing up and getting ready to met someone new. And then for her to like him(and like the look of him)!!! Ohhh, I hope this works our for her! This is so exciting and I'm not even the one being hooked up!

Ahhh, life is grand right now!

6
Blogger Matt said...

just wanted to say i just saw the picks of ur baby jamers posyed. so adorable. makes me wana be a father even more :)

June 14, 2005 6:02 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Trin,

You are such a great sis!!! I am so excited for her! Even if this does not work out, it will give her the confidence she needs to go out there and find a great guy! He sounds really nice!!! Keep us posted!

Loved the "since she was old enough to say I do". Good stuff!

June 14, 2005 9:47 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I really hope things will work out between them. I know she is anxious to find a hubby and start a family. Plus, he sounds like a good guy.

June 14, 2005 11:32 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Keep us informed Trinity; you are a great matchmaker!

June 14, 2005 3:19 PM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Oh that is exciting! Hope it all works out for them! :)

June 14, 2005 4:17 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I just read a blog by a lady that could really use your help! Maybe I should send her to you!

June 14, 2005 5:29 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Another Pointless, But Fun Color Quiz

You are darkgreen #006400
Your dominant hue is green. You're logical(that's me...part-Vulcan) and steadfast, focused on figuring life out and doing what makes sense(again, so me). You value being trusted because you know you're taking the time to figure things out and everyone should just follow you.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life is slightly darker than most people's. You try to see things for what they are and face situations honestly. You'd rather get to the point than look for what's good. (So true!)

The Fabulous Color Quiz

5
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm seagreen, which must be close to your green, Trinity.

June 13, 2005 3:00 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I'm seagreen too.

June 13, 2005 3:34 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

So, what's the description for seagreen? You posting it G?

June 13, 2005 3:41 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I posted mine. I am Blue-Violet. Ooooh, pretty!

June 13, 2005 4:00 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

There ya go!

June 14, 2005 5:42 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Friday, June 10, 2005

Red

After working with the autistic boy this morning, I met up with my sister and son to go swimming. We had a great time and now my son is even more comfortable with the water. He jumped in a few (hundred times), and even once when my sis and I were not ready to catch him...that's when I screamed and my sis grabbed him out of the water. They crazy kid came out smiling!!! He thought it was so funny. Good grief, he scared us!

We spent a few hours outdoors and now I am hurting. I always get burned very easily, even with a think coating of sun block on. I just shouldn't go out at all! It would def reduce my high chance for skin cancer.

On a side note, my crazy hubby went out and bought me the Lois and Clark season 1 DVD's! I told him that I actually didn't plan on buying it for another few months using ebay(and after the price went down). But he decided to ignore this(and the sarcasm from this post) and tried to please his wife.

I guess life is grand that way!

5
Blogger Oh great One said...

Yay for you! I am glad you got your movies! What a good hubby you have!

From one easily burned person to another...Dermaplast sure soothes a sunburn.

June 10, 2005 6:56 PM

 
Blogger a mom said...

awww... what a sweet hubby!

June 10, 2005 10:45 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Thanks gals!!!

June 10, 2005 11:01 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Trinity, don't forget sun block next time!

You had great choices in my movie question. On another day, I would have added to Terminator trilogy to the list.

Who can forget the Oompa Lompas?

June 11, 2005 10:32 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

How sweet!!!

Sorry about the burn!!!

June 13, 2005 12:29 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Drifter's Back!

My good friend Drifter is back(along with his horniness)! He now goes by The Great and Powerful Oz, but he's back!

So, check him out if you would like!!!


Btw, I wanted to let everyone know that today is my oldest nieces b-day!!! She turned 8 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!

3
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

Well...well....nice to have someone mention my return!!! Thanks Trin for your re-introduction...but...I have to say...the "hornyness" you speak of will not be rearing it's "head" on my Blog...I have decided to keep it "positive" and "family friendly"
Still...it IS good to be back!!!!

June 09, 2005 10:19 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Eight years...Happy Birthday!

June 10, 2005 7:02 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Glad to see Drifter is back!

Happy b-day little cuttie!!!!

June 10, 2005 9:17 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Lois And Clark

Well, it's finally out!!! Lois and Clark is finally out on DVD!!! And not a holiday(for me) in site. :-(

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Ahhh, life is grand when Lois and Clark comes out on DVD for only $41.88 at the 24 hour Walmart that is only 5 min away from my house. It's located back in the electronics section that is In between the sporting goods and photo lab. And, it's in with the collector DVD's on the second shelf from the top. So, in case anyone who reads this and is married to me would like to buy it for me as a surprise kind of gift, I would be MOST gracious.

7
Blogger Oh great One said...

Your powers of persuasion are incredible! I found myself putting on my shoes and heading for the car!

June 08, 2005 1:01 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Anniversary????? Just around the corner!!

June 08, 2005 1:03 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

But why couldn't it come out right before Mother's Day instead of before Father's Day???

June 08, 2005 1:15 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

They should have asked first!!

Well just do what I do. For hubby's b-day I got him a really cute top and these totally hot jeans for me! He loves them!

June 08, 2005 2:54 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

What would Clark say if he knew he was marrying a Desperate Housewife?

June 08, 2005 3:25 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

i was a fan of lois an clark i was sad to see it go. but now i have smallville i love that show its so awsome :)

i cant wait till next season

June 08, 2005 5:40 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You can see the first edisode of Smallville's season 4 in the bonus features of the L&C DVD collection!!!

I love Smallville!!!

June 09, 2005 4:55 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Tuesday

Starting today, my son gets to spend every Tuesday this summer with his cousins and favorite aunt Lo(thanks again for your willingness to do this!). I will definitely miss him!!! I am used to seeing him all week(except for when my mom watches him on Wed night/Thurs mornings). This is quite a change for both of us. But, he will be just fine. He loves spending time with his cousins and they play really well together.

Good Lord, I'm gonna miss him!!!

9
Blogger Robin said...

Does this mean you will have a whole day to yourself? THAT would be awesome!

June 07, 2005 10:18 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

It is good for him to be with his cousins! I am sure he will be just fine! I will say a prayer for you though! I know it will be tough!

June 07, 2005 11:35 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

It's my pleasure to get to watch him!! I don't get to see him very much so it will be nice to get to spend some time with him. And the girls are already having a blast playing with him. EE was counting down the minutes this morning until he got here!

June 07, 2005 11:50 AM

 
Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

With no Big Boy to watch...look out thrift stores....it's Trinity to the sales!!!!
And....just think of all the cheap movies you could go to....
Good for you Trin!

June 07, 2005 12:19 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Wow. I wish I had an Aunt Lo here in Santa Fe!

June 07, 2005 1:17 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

More time to blog and go shopping and watch tv

June 07, 2005 3:17 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I guess I should have mentioned why she is watching him.

This summer, to help bring in the funds, I have increased my hours spent with the autistic boy. He is out of school and needs extra help throughout the day. I have picked up hours on Tuesdays as well as Thursdays and Fridays.

So, while it is time out of the house, it will be spent "shadowing" another little boy.

But, thanks everyone for the great comments!

June 07, 2005 4:46 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

hey trin

i just left a coment on jammers blog and a part of iy was a thankytou.

Id also like to thank you for your kind remarks of encuragement and insight. i apreceate them grately

other people insights are as valuable as gold. and there comes a point that when sometimes advice from people out side your circle of friends and family os more valuable, cause its with out bias. which is sometinme what u get when u go seek advice from friends or family *Lol*

thansk again

*hugs*

June 08, 2005 3:09 AM

 
Blogger a mom said...

yeah ~ you can send Aunt Lo here when she's done this summer. *giggle*
the little guy is speading his wings alittle bit. awww...
i know you'll miss him but I'm sure it'll be nice to have some time just for you.

June 08, 2005 12:12 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Monday, June 06, 2005

Can Anyone Say Addicted To Questionnaires?

Stolen from Blue Show Diaries:

1. What is the geekiest part of your music collection? A Chipmunks Christmas
2. What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night? Ice cream!
3. What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie? Star Trek Generations-it's so sad when the ship crashes...and then what happens to Kirk! Ahhh, how tragic!
4. If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done? My boobs...perkiness please!
5. Do you have a completely irrational fear? Watching a tv show where someone needs a shot...I hate seeing a needle pierce someone's skin! Yuck!!!
6. What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moments? My hands will start shaking.
7. Are you a pyromaniac? I was...(it's a long story and it had to do with a 6th grade science project).
8. Do you have too many interests? Is it even possible to have too many interests?
9. Do you know anyone famous? I got to meet and talk to the Christian band, Audio A.
10. Describe your bed. Usually made by 9am...usually.
11. Spontaneous or planned? I'll take planned any day!
12. Who should play you in a movie about your life? My hubby says it should be Julianne Moore and my sis thinks Holly Marie Combs(from Charmed) should. But I'll take fat Julia Roberts.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
13. Do you know how to play poker? Sort of...only by watching Celebrity Poker Showdown on tv.
14. What do you carry with you at all times? My son...he's lazy!
15. What do you miss most about being a kid? Having no major responsibilities.
16. Are you happy with your given name? I guess, but when I was young I wanted a name with fewer letters...I was lazy like that.
17. How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year? I would love to say a large amount, but since there is not a lot of extra money in my household, $1000 will do.
18. What color is your bedroom? Cream, burgundy, green.
19. What was the last song you were listening to? Creed's Higher.
20. Have you ever been in a play? Yes, two in high school.
21. Have you ever been in love? Oh yes!
22. Do you talk a lot? More than I used to...I was very shy growing up. Having a child has changed all that!
23. Do you like yourself and believe in yourself? It comes and goes.
24. Do transient, homeless, or starving people sometimes annoy you? No.
25. Do you consider yourself to be a nice person? Depends on if people are nice to me.
26. Do you spend more time with your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband or your friends? I usually spend my kid free time either by myself or with my hubby.
27. What is your ideal marriage location? I am already married. My hubby and I got married in the church where we first met.
28. Which musical instrument do you wish you could play? Electric violin.
29. Favorite fabric? Anything comfortable.
30. Something you love and hate? My past.
31. What kind of bedding do you use? Flannel sheets, thin blanket, comforter.
32. Do you tell your friends about your sex life? If I want a laugh, than yes...heehee!
33. What's the one language you want to learn? Ummm, either Hebrew of Greek...or Italian. Or maybe even Klingon!
34. How do you eat an apple? I go around the middle and then I work on the top and bottom.
35. What do you order at a bar? Virgin strawberry daiquiri.
36. Have you ever pierced your body parts? My ears are triple pierced.
37. Do you have tattoos? Nope, it's permanent. But if I had one, it would be on my lower back.
38. Do you drive stick? I've have been taught several times, but I can't seem to get the knack of it.
39. What's one trait you hate in a person? Disrespect.
40. What kind of watch do you wear? I don't wear a watch, but I do carry a cell phone that has the time.
41. Most frivolous purchase? Ahhh, that would have to be answered by my hubby since I'm the penny pincher.
42. Do you consider yourself materialistic? I try not to be.
43. What do you cook the best? No-bakes.
44. Favorite writing tool? A pen.
45. Do you prefer to stand out or blend in? Stand out!
46. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? Why not? It's fun!
47. What's one car you will never buy? Anything foreign(except VW's of course!).
48. What kind of books do you like to read? Anything fiction.
49. If you won the lottery, what would you do? Ahh, it would be impossible for me to win since I don't play to begin with.
50. Burial or cremation? Burial.
51. How many online journals do you read regularly? Hold up, let me count...60+ and growing everyday.
52. What's one thing you're a sore loser at? Any game that involves a cheater!
53. If you don't like a person, how do you show it? I don't...in public.
54. Do you cry in front of your friends? Only my close friends...and even then I don't like to(I don't even like crying in front of my hubby).
55. What kind of first impression do you think you give to people? I think I come across as very quite. I don't warm up to people right away.
56. What's one thing you like to do alone? Watch tv.
57. Are you a giver or a taker? Giver.
58. When's the last time you cried? Saturday-Star Trek Generations was on.
59. Favorite communication method? IM.
60. How many drinks before you're tipsy? Don't know since I have never had an alcoholic drink.
61. Do you think you're cute? If I'm having a good hair day, then yes.
62. Do you have problems changing clothes in front of friends? Yes, unless it's my sister.

2
Blogger ghraper said...

Great questionaire. I think I'll do an abridged version of it for my blog.

June 07, 2005 12:03 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

OOOHH! This looks sort of fun! I may have to borrow this one too! Great answers! I feel like I know you!! :)

June 07, 2005 9:52 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Homeschooling

I have seriously been considering homeschooling my son. I have been thinking about it a lot recently and I think it would be the best thing to do. You see, we don't live in the best school district. It was my hubby's district while growing up and he doesn't want our son to spend even one year in this particular school...and I agree.

We would love to send our son to a private Christian school. I was in one for my high school years and I loved (almost) every minute of it. It would be great if my son could experience this as well. But, it is way to expensive! My hubby and I just don't have any extra $200-300 a month to send our son. We can barely get by on what little we have.

Since we don't plan on moving for another two years, I have been thinking about teaching him(my son) myself. I'm just not sure if I'm up to the task. I know I could, but is this really something that my son could respond to? He is very smart for his age(at least that's what his pediatrician said) and I don't want mess him up for life by teaching him at home.

I just want to be 100% sure on this decision...to have no doubts.

6
Blogger a mom said...

there are lots of great resourse out there for home schoolers. i actually have quite a bit of stuff in my book marks because at one point i was going to HS justin. unfortunatly he is not a movtivated learner and I dont have the paitence of a saint to work with him with school stuff. for us it just didn't work out.
i can pass on the links i have:
www.letteroftheweek.com
www.preschoolbystorime.com ~ this site was incredible!!!
www.preschooleducation.com
www.californiahomeschool.net ~ i remember them having some good idea's on the site.

anyway... good luck to you both!

June 06, 2005 7:13 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Nina!!!

June 06, 2005 10:15 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

I also have tons of bookmarks as I have homeschooled my son for 2 years now. If you would like, send me an email and I will email all the info I have. Incidentally, the first year was great but the second was really hard. I just don't have the follow through that's needed for homeschooling. He's going to private school next year.

June 06, 2005 10:31 AM

 
Blogger a mom said...

your welcome! ;-)

June 06, 2005 10:50 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Well it seems like you asked the right group! I think you would be great!

June 06, 2005 12:12 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Trinity, I have an e mail friend who has started homeschooling her daughter because she is dissatisfied with the system.

June 06, 2005 3:33 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Sunday, June 05, 2005

I've Been Tagged!

The lovely Oh great One has tagged me! Well, here goes!

1. The total volume of music files on my computer is...ummm, I have no clue. My hubby would know(hmm, maybe I should tag him!)

2. The last CD that I bought was...Wire by Third Day

3. The song playing right now is...You and Me by Lifehouse

4. Five songs that mean a lot to me:
1. Love Songs by Fleming and John- I used to sing over the phone to my hubby when we were dating. And, my sis and I will crank this song up and sing our hearts out every time we hear it.
2. Your Love Oh Lord by Third Day- It's a very soul calming song by my fav band.
3. Cruisin by Huey Lewis- This is mine and my hubby's song.
4. She's Like the Wind by Patrick Swayze- The song my hubby picked out just for me. It was played at our wedding.
5. Never Alone by Barlowgirl- I love this song!!! It helps me remember that God is always with me.

Okay, I'm passin this on to my hubby G, Jemmers, Loelsh, and Guru. Have fun!

5
Blogger a mom said...

oh that reminds me...i got tagged with that same meme and i still have to post it. opppps

June 04, 2005 11:28 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Another third day fan! I love it!

June 05, 2005 12:08 AM

 
Blogger ZuphChic said...

And still ANOTHER Third Day fan...ME! I've seen them in Columbus several times...as well as Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Wilmore, Muncie, Evansville and the latest in Albuquerque. Does that make me a stalker??? :)

June 05, 2005 12:28 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

I'm "It"!

June 05, 2005 12:54 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I love third day too!!!!

I posted my meme! Thanks for the tag! :)

June 06, 2005 12:13 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Saturday, June 04, 2005

My Prize

Well, here ya go...here is my autographed pic from Yoda himself. I(and Guru) won a contest that Yoda had on his blog. Here is Guru's pic and below is mine. How cool are we?!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

As you can see, Yoda sends tons of hugs and kisses my way! Thanks Yoda, you have brightened my day!

2
Blogger Oh great One said...

I enjoy that blog, I'm so happy you passed it along.

P.S. I'm taggin you soon so beware!

June 04, 2005 12:28 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hmmm, should I be worried?

June 04, 2005 8:59 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Chick Flicks

Today Jemmers has her top 10 list of favorite chick flicks. Since her list doesn't include Notting Hill, then it needs some reworking...heehee!!!

Here is my top 13(for Trinity13) list of the best Chick Flicks:

1. Notting Hill-Even my hubby likes this movie!
2. The Notebook-I have never cried so hard during a movie...it was that good!(tear jerker)
3. Steel Magnolias-Has some very sad parts only chicks would like(tear jerker)
4. Pretty Woman-Another Julia Roberts favorite
5. Return To Me-"A comedy straight from the heart"...really!(tear jerker)
6. Fried Green Tomatoes- I dare ya to watch this and not cry!
7. The Wedding Singer- Another one my hubby will sit and watch with me
8. The Color Purple-Another tear jerker
9. My Best Friends Wedding-This started the whole Julia Roberts vs Cameron Diaz debate
10. The Princess Bride- "As you wish"
11. Working Girl- Hmmm, a young Harrison Ford(1988)
12. Where The Heart Is- Can you imagine living and having a baby in a Walmart?
13. Never Been Kissed/Ever After- These two are tied

7
Blogger a mom said...

good list. i'd have to add Spanglish and Emma (i just saw it today.) i have such a horrible memory though. I'm sure there are many more i love but just have brain mush. *shrugs shoulders*

June 02, 2005 10:41 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I have seen 7 of your top 13/14. No wonder I stink at your trivia game!

June 02, 2005 11:01 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Great list! I forgot a few of these! They are all so good! Great list Trin! I also love Emma! And Return to me!

June 03, 2005 9:43 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

List redone! Come and see!

June 03, 2005 11:00 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

They're a good list of Chic Flics...for those who like them.

June 03, 2005 2:57 PM

 
Blogger steve said...

"As you wish" the greatest movie line ever... Princess Bride rocks! I will also admit that I cried like little girl during the Notebook... Im not proud... I watched it alone in the dark with a hot cup of tea and a tissue ;-)

June 03, 2005 5:18 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes, I love Princess Bride. I can quote most of the movie...it's that good!

June 03, 2005 11:08 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Graduation

Since my sis and I both got off of work around 4, we decided to be the first ones(of our family)to get to the Schottensteins Center to save(17) seats. We got there around 5:30 and had to stand outside till the doors opened at 6. As soon as those doors were open, my sis and I(with a back-pack on and a 40 pound three year old in my arms) ran down the hallway passing several people along the way.

We ended up getting the best seats possible to see my brother. And he looked so good!!! When I first saw him walking to his seat, I actually teared up. I was(and am) so proud of him!

It was a pretty long ceremony(over three hours) with over 400 graduates in his class. My brother and hubby kept text messaging each other to pass the time. And, my son was very well behaved the entire time. He sat quietly in someone's lap while watching the Seniors hit around beach balls(which they weren't even allowed to have).

Here is a pic of my bro, on the left, with his two good friends. The one in the middle got "lei-d" right after the ceremony!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Here is my bro holding my son. That's my hand in the pic since my son didn't want to wear the hat...he wanted his uncle to wear it.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

And here is one more of my gorgeous brother...and oh yeah...that's me on the right. Don't we look so good together?!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Life is grand with a graduated little brother.

5
Blogger Princess21 said...

Great pictures! He looked so handsome! Now he is all grown up! How did this happen. My little bro will graduate in 2 more years! Geesh!

Totally cute son!!!

June 01, 2005 11:54 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Nice Pics! My little brother just graduated too! Only 2 more siblings to go!

June 01, 2005 6:15 PM

 
Blogger Father of 3 said...

Congrats to your brother. Way to go!

June 02, 2005 11:13 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great graduation pics, Trinity. Thanks for showing them.

June 02, 2005 2:52 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all the great comments and for stoppin by!

June 03, 2005 9:16 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

A Grad Party

I have so much to write about that I don't feel like writing at all...but here goes.

Yesterday was my bro's graduation party. I was in charge of making fruit salad and about 300 chocolate graduation hats(along with buying all the napkins and candy for the pary). My hubby and started on the hats around 6 pm the night before. After 5 hours of work, we had about 275 little hats.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

The peanut butter cups(and Rolos) were unwrapped, dipped in chocolate and placed on a gram square. Then long pieces of pull apart twizzlers were also applied after having a tassel cut into one end. It was a long and tedious process!!!

On party day, we(my hubby, son, and I) made sure to get over to my mom's early to help set up and clean(we got there about 9am). I was sent to the finished part of the basement to pick up and dust. Then I got on my hands and knees and cleaned all the tile floor in the third floor(of a split level house).

After setting up three large tents and several folding tables and chairs, a few of us left the house to pick up food, the cake, balloons, and lunch. When we got back, my sis and I decided to decorate my bro's car. We tied on balloons and wrote all over his car windows(it's too bad it rained later and washed all of our hard work off).

Around 3:30, we started getting the food and drinks out. By 4 the house was beginning to fill with tons of people. I decided to stay in the kitchen to help(I didn't have to since my mom's best friend was assigned this task) with all the behind the scenes work(what I'm good at). So I filled the cups with ice, replenished the food, napkins, cups, forks, and candies, was the food runner(since the extra food was down in the basement) and the cake cutter, etc, etc. It was def a two person job so I'm glad that I was willing and able to help.

The party ended up being a success! There was plenty of food and fun. My brother had a wonderful time making the conversation rounds with my mother.

My family of three ended up staying till 10 so that I could clean up the kitchen, family room, and living room. I didn't want my mother to have to do any of that.

Tomorrow's post will have pics from my brother's graduation ceremony...he is too cute!!!

6
Blogger a mom said...

those grad hats look so yummy! Congrats to your brother!

June 01, 2005 9:30 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Great job Trin! Your family is lucky to have such a helpful and caring person in their lives! Congrats to C!

Your mom invited me to come, but my family had other plans for me. I can not wiat to see pics!

June 01, 2005 9:41 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Those hats are cute! :)

June 01, 2005 9:58 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I'm glad the party went well. I can't believe "little" C has graduated from high shcool! It seems like just yesterday I met him and he was about 9 years old!!

Tell him congratulations from the S's.

June 01, 2005 10:05 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone!

June 01, 2005 10:09 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Very clever hats! It sounds like you were very VERY bust! Well done!

June 01, 2005 6:15 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home