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Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's

Only one more minute to go!!! Happy New Year's everyone!!!!!!

Your New Year's Resolutions

1) Get a pet octopus

2) Eat more gummy bears

3) Travel to Spain

4) Study artificial intelligence

5) Get in shape with midget tossing

Blogger Jen said...

Happy New Year!

I'd pass on the midget tossing, it sounds none too PC and it seems like it would hurt your back...

January 01, 2006 4:07 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Unique resolutions...artificial intelligence sounds interesting. Hope you can share with me developments on how it will turn out to be.

Cheers to 2006!!!

January 01, 2006 4:11 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's a new kind of resolution. I guess good also for the newyear.
Seems to be difficult to catch an octupus. Nice to have an aritificial intelligence.

January 01, 2006 5:26 AM

Blogger mrsg said...

Happy NY to you too!! We didnt party too hard, and Im happy for that!!

January 01, 2006 10:37 AM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

happy new years!!!
i'm not into resolutions, but eating more gummi bears, well, obviously!!!

January 01, 2006 12:32 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Perhaps the octopus can help in the midget tossing?

Have a good New Year.

January 01, 2006 12:40 PM

Blogger TC said...

Well those are fun!! LOL. That gummy bear one I could get behind. I have a feeling it would interfer with my other resolutions. LOL.

January 01, 2006 12:57 PM

Blogger Barbara said...

Thanks! I was having trouble making resolutions! You've solved that problem for me. Now I know that my resolutions are to:
1) Get a pet wallaby
2) Eat less tuna
3) Travel to India
4) Study time travel
5) Get in shape with pilates

#'s 2 and 5 seem the most doable. I'm already paring the list down.
Good luck with your resolutons!

January 01, 2006 4:35 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I agree with the back hurting Jen!

Can do Viamarie...heehee!!!

Hmmmm, octupus! Gotta love it Friday's Child!

Great MRSG!!!

The white ones are my fav BSTS.

Maybe so Capt! HA!!!

Yes TC, eating gummy bears will not help with my diet!

I love yours Barbara! Esp getting a pet wallaby! Heehee!!!

January 02, 2006 12:57 AM


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Friday, December 30, 2005


I'm off to spend some Christmas money (on myself, imagine that)!!! See ya later!

Blogger Barbara said...

I just got back from shopping. Just picked up a Christmas ornament for my mother.

December 30, 2005 7:54 PM

Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Now, that's how it should be done;)

December 30, 2005 8:01 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Happy shopping. Hope you get something you really really like a lot. Happy New Year.

December 30, 2005 9:19 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

SHOPPING!!!!! My most favorite pasttime ever! I love, love, love shopping... especially when I have money to splurge, hehehe. Need new black loafers badly...

December 30, 2005 9:33 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

You're in the right track. After all that buying for others, you deserve to spend all the remaining budget on you.

December 31, 2005 4:25 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy shopping!!

Have a wonderful New Year, Trin!

December 31, 2005 10:29 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Gotta love shoppin! Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!

January 01, 2006 3:00 AM


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Thursday, December 29, 2005

My T13

Thirteen Things about Trinity13

1. Last thirteen of the year!

2. Guess what, I'm typing this up on the couch!!! I still can't get over it!

3. My sis is finally dating her crush of 6 years...the guy has finally wised up.

4. My grandpa has fallen a few more times. This is the same man who fell and had to get a pin in his hip. Apparently the nursing home didn't have him tied down and he fell out of bed, split open his head, and broke his wrist. He was taken back to the hospital, but now he is at another home. This place actually deals with more alzheimer's patients...but he ended up falling there a few times as well. His poor head and body are all bruised. I feel so bad, but there is nothing I can do.

5. My thumb is looking better. I'm actually able to type again with it, but it still hurts just a little.

6. I'm so ready to take the Christmas tree down!

7. My hubby is off all week, and he and the boy are having a day together. They are supposed to be setting up a back account for all of the boy's Cmas and piggy back money.

8. Did I mention that I love surfing and blogging while on the couch!!! It's so much more comfortable than sitting in the cold basement!

9. I've had the red heads for almost 34 hours now! They're mommy should be here by 5:30 to pick them up...then I'll be free!!!

10. I really don't mind watching them, it would just be nice to have some me time.

11. I need to do the dishes. They are piling up, but I just can't seem to get my butt off my laptop for some reason.

12. It doesn't seem like the new year is a few days away. Where has the time gone?

13. I'm off to look for a time machine on ebay.

Another Thursday Thirteener

1. Barbara

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It's easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I hear you about the tree!
Let me know how much the bid is up to.

December 29, 2005 5:12 PM

Blogger Barbara said...

Another time machine? What happened to the first one?

Trying to Catch Up: Thursday Thirteen

December 29, 2005 7:56 PM

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you are ready for the Holiday to be over...I guess that is true for many of us, isn't it? Good for you that you can be on the couch and blog!!!

Here from Michele tonight!

December 29, 2005 11:51 PM

Blogger kenju said...

Trinity, if you find that time machine - buy one for me too, will ya?

Michele sent me. Enjoy that new laptop!

December 30, 2005 12:14 AM

Blogger kontan said...

my laptop is my favorite toy! enjoy!!! i'm ready for my tree to be down too...hubby didn't take the hint the last two days so i guess the girls and i will take it down tomorrow.

clicked from michele's

December 30, 2005 12:34 AM

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, Michele sent me right back again! (lol) That's whats so mucg fun about this Meet & Greet..we get to vosit MANY MANY TIMES!! Hooray!

And let me wish you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 30, 2005 1:42 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

I too am dreaming of having a laptop. What I got as an early Christmas gift was a cd burner. Now I am enjoying my new hobby...downloading music and burning them for my collection.

Happy New Year to All!

December 30, 2005 2:52 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Davin's Grandma went through a lot of that, it's so hard to watch.

Let me know if you find a time machine, I need one, too!

December 30, 2005 3:55 AM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Hi! Just got back from out of town. Will have to check out your previous posts since I have no idea how you are blogging on the couch and what happened to your finger! I'm sorry about your grandpa :(

I'm still looking for my tag! Hee hee.

December 30, 2005 4:08 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Tell your sis I said "you're welcome."

December 30, 2005 10:56 AM

Blogger Stranger in a Strange Land said...

The problem isn't finding a time machine, but rather assembling it and finding the right batteries. The ability to read the alien language the manual is printed in is also somewhat helpful.

December 30, 2005 11:05 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Will do Day!

I was outbid Barbara. :-(

I love couch bloggin OOLOTH!

Will do Kenju!!!

I will enjoy Kontan, thanks!

Thanks OOLOTH.

My hubby like to download music too Viamarie!

It is hard to watch, thanks Jen.

Hope you had a good time with your trip MC. Thanks for stoppin!

HA...very funny Arm!

So true Stranger! I'll have to look for batteries on ebay as well...thanks for the heads up!

January 01, 2006 3:07 AM

Blogger Barbara said...

That's a pretty good idea - two memes in one!

January 05, 2006 11:36 PM


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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

How Cool Is This?!

Okay, I'm sittin here on my couch blogging on my new laptop! I feel so free! I am no longer tied down to the computer in the basement. I can surf on the couch, in bed, or even in the bathroom! I'm lovin it!!!

Tonight I have the red heads here. I was supposed to babysit them (so their parents could go to a hockey game) till 9, but that didn't make sense to me. Their parents would pick them up asleep, then wake them up in the morning to bring to me. So I just offered to keep them overnight free of charge. They love playing with my son, so we had a great night together.

Life is grand (man, I haven't used that phrase in a while)!!!

(Btw, thanks need to go out to my computer guru for changing my comments! So...thanks!!!!)

Blogger ghraper said...

I'm so very glad you are enjoying your gift sweetheart! Isn't that freedom wonderful?

Cool comment code.

December 29, 2005 12:04 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes honey!!! Thanks again for the gift!

December 29, 2005 12:08 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

That was a lot of celebration hopping. I had a splendid time too with my family on Christmas Eve and the in-laws of my daughter on Christmas day. I did not mind all the preparations becuase I love making everyone happy. What I really enjoyed was watching my grand nephew who is 1 year and 5 months old in his santa costume. He would clap his hands and shout with joy everytime someone would open a gift. But I also felt sad that night because my daddy was not with us although I know in spirit he was.

December 29, 2005 4:52 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Even in the bathroom!! That is awesome!!!

I want my comment thing changed too!!! Can you share this computer guru??

December 29, 2005 9:13 AM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

It wouldn't be fare for you not to tell us how to do that....Please!!! I'm beggin on my knees!

December 29, 2005 9:49 AM

Blogger Guru said...

It is a little bit of a complicated mixture of Javascript and the Blogger-specific server side tags.

But, I would gladly do it for anyone who wanted me to.

Right now, Trinity has custom comment expressions for all values 0-7 comments and then the 8th comment and above gets the standard comment.

If you want it done for you, you just need to get me a copy of your template and the text of what you want it to say for each number of comments.

My email is guru7777 and that is at the most excellent gmail.

If you send me an email with the template attached and your custom comments, I will get it back to you as soon as possible.

December 29, 2005 11:34 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Aww, I'm sorry about your dad Viamarie. We to didn't have my mil with us in our celebrations.

Silly PJ, click on the link to see who the computer guru is!!!

Check out Guru's comment Day!

How much are ya chargin Guru...heehee!!!! Thanks again!

December 29, 2005 11:39 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I know who he is!! And all of that sounds pretty complicated. So I guess I will just stick with what I have!

December 29, 2005 11:57 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

He'll do it all for ya PJ, but you have to let him mess with your template for a bit. And ya would need to think of what your new commments would say...that's all!

December 29, 2005 1:06 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Did I hear you just say that you offered free overnight child care?

December 29, 2005 3:45 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Maybe Armaedes! Why, you need me to babysit you overnight sometime?! Heehee!!!

December 29, 2005 3:55 PM

Blogger Lori said...

You must be in heaven with your new gift. I would never get off if I had a treasure like that. Enjoy!

December 29, 2005 4:08 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

My dad does that some times. He even surfs from the back porch occasionally. Sometimes, I wish I had a laptop too.

December 29, 2005 7:02 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Hi Trinity! I'm loving your comments codes! Was considering taking up Guru's offer, but to have to send the template for tweaking and stuff just seems a little too complicated. hehe.
Anyways, glad you're enjoying your new gift -- i know I would if i got that for Christmas :-P
Happy New Year!

December 29, 2005 9:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It's so hard to get off Revswife! I know I should be going to bed, but I just can't seem to detach myself from my laptop.

You should get on War Eagle. My hubby got this one pretty cheap at Best Buy!

Thanks Chrixean! Happy New Year to you too!!!

December 30, 2005 12:27 AM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I may have to use your guru too!

December 30, 2005 4:12 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Go for it MC!

January 01, 2006 3:01 AM


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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A Great Holiday!

(Warning: This post is a little long since I haven't been online in a few at your own risk! Heehee!!!)

Over all, we had a wonderful Christmas (and we still have one more tonight)! My hubby, boy, and I went to a Christmas Eve service on Saturday, and then we headed over to my parent's house. We had a yummy meal of cinnamon and orange rolls (a tradition)! Hmmmm, so good!!! Then we had our gift giving time. My son got drums, a piano, and a ton of cloths (he really needed them). My hubby got a computer and I got a new diamond ring! The new ring (with real diamonds) takes the place of the cheapo ring (with cz's) I got while on a cruise last year. I just love the new thoughtful of my mom!!!

The next day my hubby, son, and I had our little C-mas together. I got my laptop (and when I say mine, I mean ours...just like my car- it's "my" car, but both my hubby and I pay for it...just like "his" truck...get it?)! I also got Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a new brown coat that I had my eyes on (a total surprise unlike the first two)! My son's big present was a Leapster L-Max...and he just loves it!!! He has been playing it non-stop for the past two days! I got my hubby a cell phone case, a few new shirts, some large playing cards, something for his room in the basement, a wall clock, and a few other little things.

After our C-mas, I made food for the next gathering at my fil's house. Once there, we made up a delicious feast, ate, and then opened up all the gifts! My fav gift that I got there would have to be the laptop case that Lo and Guru got me (thanks!!!). I just love the colors! My son once again got some much needed clothes and some really cool toys! My hubby got money and the first season of Quantum Leap on DVD. (And I was able to give my fil the blanket I had been working on. His wife started it, but was not able to finish it since she is now up with our Lord. I went ahead and finished her work and gave it to him that was very touching to see him open it. I def shed a few tears!)

Then my hubby got a ride home with Guru and Lo (since he was on call and could not leave our side of town), as the boy and I went to yet another C-mas celebration. This one was at my grandma's, but I ended up being an hour late since I lost my way in the fog. I seriously could not see was so thick! Anyway, I finally got there and had more food and presents. I got cash (always a good thing!) and my hubby also got cash (I was made to open his gift since he wasn't there) and used boxers!!! As it turns out, my grandpa was getting rid of some of his personals and my grandma decided to wash them up and give them out to all the men!!! Can you believe it?! Okay, first off, they were waaaay too small for my hubby. Second off, they. were. used. boxers. Gross!!!

We had a Christmas here at our house last night, so I was busy cleaning for a few hours yesterday. In fact, I was so rushed while loading up the dishwasher that I sliced my finger open with a knife. What a gusher (gross, I know!)!!! I got blood all over the place and my sis tells me that I was white as a ghost. My bro told me that I needed to get stitches, but I didn't have time. There was just too much to do to stop and take care of my thumb. (But it's looking better today.) Besides the sore thumb, the party was a success!

We have one more C-mas get together tonight (again at my house) and then we are finally done!!! I'll be putting away the tree as soon as I can, and finally getting out my everyday decorations. I'm hoping that this will free up some more storage area in the basement. I can always use the extra space for the C-mas gifts (for next year) that I'll be getting sometime this week!

So, what was your fav gift or memory this year?

Blogger ghraper said...

I can't say yet, but it's made of wood, and You know what it is! Thanks Honey!!

December 28, 2005 12:43 AM

Blogger Amanda Sue said...

my sweet boy! he is the best gift EVER!

oh, other than that, i really like my new kitchen towels. :)

December 28, 2005 6:12 AM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

wooo! I made it through that post. I keep on reading and reading and reading.....But finally made it to the end! I think that a lone was a great accomplishemnt!

Glad to hear you are have a great celebration. (except for the boxers, used and from an old person...yuck!)

December 28, 2005 9:00 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

What an awesome Christmas!!!

My fav gift would have to be the shelf my bubby gave me! he made it all by himself!!! Last year I got a lamp that he made! I am so proud!!

Worse memory....would have to be all of the sweets I have eaten in the last week. I have consumed 3 boxes of chocolate covered cherries.....with help from my hubby...I think he had like 4 candies!! :)

Ooooohhh...but leave your tree up for me to see!!! :)

December 28, 2005 9:47 AM

Blogger Jana said...

Sounds like a great holiday! My favorite memory this year was when my oldest son opened up a package of four books he's been wanting. He was so excited! And I love books, so I always get a warm glow whenever he gets excited about them, too!

December 28, 2005 11:23 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Quite truthfully my favorite memory was the kids' faces lighting up on Christmas morning, and spending time with family and friends was/is the most wonderful gift. Huggs...have a super Christmas holiday and even better 2006!

December 28, 2005 1:04 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Yikes! At least you were bleeding on the dirty dishes! ;) When I didn't have health insurance, there were a few times I sliced myself up pretty good, and didn't want to pay to get it fixed (I know you're not going in because you don't have time, I think I'm just telling too much backstory.) Anyway, I used those butterfly strips and they were always just fine.

It sounds like (other than that) you've been having a lot of fun!

I've had a lot of fun this year with Christmas, and I've been working on some projects of my own since DH is home this week. I'll post pictures tomorrow...

December 28, 2005 3:32 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

My favorite memory was getting a sweet piece of tail under the Christmas tree 'cause I'm such a badass gift-buyer.

Oh, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (the new one) blows.

December 28, 2005 4:35 PM

Blogger Barbara said...

I actually like my son's computer games best!

December 28, 2005 10:49 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

let's see...Christmas was so different for us. We are so far away from any family so we had no family get togethers whatsoever. Really missed it. We hosted an open house for our church the week before Christmas, and then put off a Christmas eve service and then a Christmas morning brunch/worship service.

Since then we've been alone and relaxing. It has been good for us. We haven't been so preoccupied with work and the computer or housework. we've played lots of games, went for family walks and read. It has been good. A peaceful, Christmas.

Bonus...I got a new pair of boots that I really wanted but would never put the money out on myself. yay! They are fur and funky and I can't wait to get some snow so I can wear 'em!

Happy new year!

December 28, 2005 10:51 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ha, ha G!!!

Awww, how sweet Amanda Sue!

I just had a lot of info to share Day...heehee! Thanks for reading the whole thing!

It was PJ...thanks! And I might have to just take a pic of the tree. I'm ready for it to go bye-bye!

My son loves book too Jana! He just loves to have us read to him.

Thanks to!

But I cut it on a dirty knife Jen! Yuck!!! Oh, I can't wait to see pics!

I didn't like the movie either Armaedes, but I had to have it since I love the original.

Thanks for stoppin by Barbara!!!

I'm glad you got to have some relaxing time Leslie...that's always nice! I've tried to have as little stress as possible this year. Btw, yeah for new boots!!! I want some...heehee!

December 28, 2005 11:47 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Oh, you poor baby! I'm sorry about the gash in your thumb. At least the rest of the time sounded awesome.

Best: the look on my boys faces opening gifts.

Worst: go see my blog about Christmas dinner.

December 30, 2005 4:17 AM


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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family! We spent last night with my parents (I'll go into all the present details later), and today we are having C-mas with my hubby's side! Then we are off to my grandparents house for yet another C-mas gathering. So, I hope to back online sometime late tonight, or it might just have to wait till Monday morning. But, since we have another C-mas that night (that I am hosting), I might just be too busy cleaning and setting things up to blog. I could be back online Tuesday, but I have the red-heads that day and one last C-mas get together that night (at my house again)!

Blogging might just have to wait till next year when I'm finally able to catch my breath! Heehee!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Blogger Viamarie said...

From our home to yours, we wish you the merriest and most joyful holiday ever. And may the blessing of Christmas bring hope, love & joy to each day of your new year.

December 25, 2005 6:10 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Trin!

December 25, 2005 9:11 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Wish you the best of Christmas ever. How I wish I could also have that kind of Christmas....2 families to go to during Christmas. I only have 1 which is on my side. My hubby"s side have already past away even before I met him.
I'm happy for you to be able to see your hubby's side.

December 25, 2005 10:08 AM

Blogger War Eagle said...

Merry Christmas, Trinity. I should have my Christmas post up this evening or tommorow.

December 25, 2005 2:28 PM

Blogger TC said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

December 25, 2005 5:25 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Will be checking back for the MEME! Hee hee!

December 25, 2005 8:37 PM

Blogger deputyswife said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

December 26, 2005 11:58 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have the best New Year Ever!

December 27, 2005 12:41 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Merry Christmas Trin!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

December 27, 2005 9:29 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you every one for the Christmas wishes!!!

December 27, 2005 3:53 PM

Blogger TC said...

I hope you had a merry christmas! Best wishes and we will "see" you in the new year"

December 27, 2005 4:21 PM


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Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Meme

Stolen from Jana!!! Thanks!

1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider? Hot chocolate baby!!!
2. Turkey or Ham? That's a tough one! But I think I'll go with ham!
3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree? Def fake! It's less work and clean up!!!
4. Decorations on the outside of your house? I have a wreath on the front door that I decorated.
5. Snowball fights or sleddin'? I love both!!!
6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping? Columbus really doesn't have a great downtown mall, so I enjoy shopping close to home.
7. Favorite Christmas song? The Carpenters, Merry Christmas Darling.
8. How do you feel about Christmas movies? I have to be in the mood.
9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music? Anytime before Thanksgiving is too early!
10. Stockings before or after presents? Before of course!!!
11. Carolers, do you or do you not watch and listen to them? Never had any stop by my house, but I will stop and listen for a min if they are singing at the mall.
12. Go to someone else's house or they come to you? I'm goin to my parent's house C-mas eve, and to my fil's and grandma's C-mas day. Then we are having three more C-mas get togethers at my house.
13. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so, when? Yes, when we are with my side of the family.
14. What do you do after presents and dinner? My family runs to the next C-mas party!
15. What is your favorite holiday smell? Pine
16. Ice skating or walking around the mall? The mall since it's heated and your butt doesn't hurt when you are done!
17. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day? We always what till C-mas morning.
18. Favorite Christmas memory? Prob the first C-mas after my son was born.
19. Favorite Part about winter? Snow days!!!
20. Ever been kissed under mistletoe? Not yet!!!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great answers there for Christmas. I'm not fond of snow, as I always fall over.

Have a super Christmas, Trin!

December 23, 2005 3:29 PM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

The only christmas sow I alwasy look forward to is "the year with out a santa". This year no more waiting... I bought it.
I"m Mr Green Christmas...I'm Mr Sun
I'm Mr White Christmas...I'm Mr Snow

December 23, 2005 8:14 PM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

SOW... haha

Scratch that...put in Show!

December 23, 2005 8:15 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Tag, you're it!

This was a neat meme...hope you like mine!!! mmmmwahahaha

December 23, 2005 9:42 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

#16, I don't know, with some of those prices at the mall, your butt might just hurt when your done!

December 23, 2005 11:39 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Merry Christmas, Trinity!

Woohoo, snow days :-)

December 24, 2005 1:39 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

This is a cool meme! I love it that you can actually enjoy a white Christmas. Our Christmas seasons are usually spent either in a mall or at a beach :) The shopping here is great! You should try visiting, at least to try out the shopping during the Christmas season. It's maddening! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 25, 2005 12:28 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Capt!

I love that movie Day!!!

I'm gettin to it MC!

HA Lo...too funny!

Gotta love snow days Jen!

A Christmas at the beach Chrixean...nice!!!

December 28, 2005 11:49 PM


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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Quiz Time!!!

I'm tired tonight, so here's a quiz for ya!

Your Brain's Pattern

Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!

Btw, I hope to post something of worth tomorrow, but I'm supposed to be baking cookies all day! Five ladies are coming over to my house and we are making peanut butter blossoms, chocolate crinkles, fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, C-mas M&M's cookies, ding-bats, buckeyes, no-bakes, 7 layer bars, and thin mint cookies!!! Hmmmm, I'm hungry already...heehee! Later all!

Blogger Marcia said...

Here's mine:

You have a tempered, reasonable way of thinking.
You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.
For you, everything is always changing. Each moment is different.
Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings.

That's fun! Thanks for showing it to me.

via michele...

December 21, 2005 11:46 PM

Blogger kenju said...

Seven layer bars are the ones I usually make, but this year I have been making fudge to give everyone. It is incredibly simple.

Michele sent me.

December 21, 2005 11:48 PM

Blogger Plumkrazzee said...

Michele sent me, and I lovvvvve chocolate crinkles. Here's my brain's story:

Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.
Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...
But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.
You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

Imagine that. Me, drama. Who woulda thunk it?!

December 22, 2005 12:03 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

It makes my mouth water already. Though have not savored it, looks like it tastes delicious.

December 22, 2005 3:28 AM

Blogger Dak-Ind said...

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

0ddly accurate.

visiting from michele's extended holiday meet and greet!

December 22, 2005 3:46 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

I will attempt to replicate these on my lunchbreak.

December 22, 2005 7:01 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

When I took this quiz, it came back with "Human applicants only." That's not very nice.

December 22, 2005 10:36 AM

Blogger Guru said...

Did you notice that the date on this post is Dec 31st? Are you sticky posting it on purpose, or was that an accident?

December 22, 2005 11:51 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

One did you post this in the future???? Dec 31, 2005????? Are you from around here?? What have you done with Trin?? Are you using her brain for some "experiment"?? Did she fail??

December 22, 2005 11:52 AM

Blogger ghraper said...

I posted my brain quiz results.

All the goodies look, and taste, deeeeelicious honey!!


December 22, 2005 11:03 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

No prob Marcia...thanks for stoppin!

Hmmmmm, fudge!!! Peanut butter is my fav kenju!

I too love crinkles Plumkrazzee, I just wish they weren't so hard to bake!

It was delicious Friday's Child!

Glad it was accurate for you Dak-ind! It was for me!!!

Wonderful Capt Berk!

Hmmmm, I wonder why Armaedes?!

It was an accident Guru...really!

Trin's in the real world right now PJ...come back later! Heehee!!!

Thanks G!

December 23, 2005 12:35 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

Pretty good for a fantasy writer, eh?

December 23, 2005 9:46 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Nice MC! Perfect for you!!!

December 25, 2005 12:58 AM


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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My Boy

For the past few weeks we've had the laptop and the computer side by side here on our large computer desk. It has def helped solve the computer sharing problem that my hubby and I had not to long ago. We are able to surf and post side by side!

Well, since this weekend, my three year old son loves to get on the laptop when we are on the computer. It is too cute!!! I'll be sitting here and he will climb up in the chair next to me and just start clicking away. My hubby got him on Nick Jr, and he just loves it! He will go through and listen to his favorite music and then he will play a ton of games! It's just so adorable!!!

Should I be worried that he is only 3 and is clicking away like an expert? Or should I be happy that he is working on his fine motor skills...heehee!

Blogger Oh great One said...

It's amazing what those little fingers can do isn't it? I used to laugh about the fact that I didn't want my little girl taking drinks without lids out of the kitchen but I'd let her play on the expensive computer. Seems kinda backward doesn't it?

December 20, 2005 11:29 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Worry not. Be happy yes. It's amazing to know that a 3 year old can be keen with computers. That's not common.

December 21, 2005 2:00 AM

Blogger Guru said...

I wouldn't be worried. I have software that my oldest used when she was three and the younger one started emulating Daddy and Sissy when she was two and by her third birthday, she was a champ with it.

I say the earlier you get them started, the better.

December 21, 2005 7:56 AM

Blogger said...

since your son is on the computer, i reqest a guest posting from him on your blog. ;-)

December 21, 2005 9:20 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

No worries at all. The sooner the better in this day and age! As soon as kids start Kinder, they are being taught computers. My kids have had a computer lab class since they started school.

December 21, 2005 10:11 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said... has some great simple games for tots to play. They basically just need to clck and move stuff. My kids loved it at that age. (Still do, but they're too cool to admit it.)

December 21, 2005 10:18 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

and, btw, Trin..your link pyramid is getting a little sloppy. Now I know it's almost Christmas and you're busy and all, but please straighten that out ASAP. (That pyramid is the coolest thing on the web.)

December 21, 2005 10:21 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

So cute!!!!

December 21, 2005 12:04 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I think he has great potential. He'll be able to fix all your computer problems

December 21, 2005 3:13 PM

Blogger mrsg said...

Sounds like a Steve Forbes in the making!!

December 21, 2005 10:51 PM

Blogger mrsg said...

Or is that Steve Jobs??

December 21, 2005 10:52 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes is does OGO...sounds like my house! Heehee!!!

It's going to get more and more common as time passes Friday. Soon our children will be surfing the internet before they are able to walk! HA!!!

You think so Guru?! I guess I don't see the harm.

I'll see what I can do Bagofnothing!

Wow Texas! Are you kids in public school?

Nick Jr is great Fof3! And btw, my links are now through, so it's their mess up. I set it up to be shortest to longest, but they go by number of letters and not by actual length. Sorry! :-(

Gotta love it PJ!!!

Don't I know it Capt!

Too funny Mrsg! Thanks for stoppin by!!!

December 21, 2005 10:59 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oops, messed up the link for ya ya go:

December 21, 2005 11:01 PM


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Monday, December 19, 2005

We're Back!

My family had a great time this weekend. Like I mentioned, we headed to West Virginia right after Sunday church. We stopped to have some lunch, but got to Oglebay around 3. We checked into our room and I was worried about where my son would sleep. I forget to get his sleeping bag since our room was supposed to just have one queen size bed. I was hoping the room would have a couch for him to sleep on, but as we walked in, I was surprised to see 2 queen sized beds in the room! I was so very happy!!!

(You know those signs where it shows you what room numbers are what direction? Well, we were the only indoor room on a particular the sign only had our room number on it! We even had our own pop and ice machine! We will def try to stay in the room if we visit again!!!)
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After we got settled in to our room, we headed out to explore. We visited the pool and the surrounding shops. We got a few C-mas gifts and then headed to Hoss's for dinner. When we were finished, it was finally dark enough to see the lights. We drove the 6 mile route and my son loved every minute of it! He especially loved the bridge of lights...very cool!

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(The boy and I outside one of the shops)
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(The boy in Santa's chair)
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I would def like for this to be a yearly tradition for us. We had a great time exploring and it was nice to get away for a few, it really didn't cost that much! (You know how much of a penny pincher I am...heehee!!!)

Btw, my grandpa is doing well (thank you for all your prayers!). He doesn't need his hip replaced, but they will be putting a pin in it. And we are still not sure if he will be going home or not. But thanks again for your prayers!!!

Blogger Viamarie said...

Praise God for sparing your grandpa from surgery! At least it gave your family a chance to visit and have a break.

Just saying hi! Michelle sent me

December 20, 2005 5:04 AM

Blogger Matt said...

dear trinity/ i know i havent written a blog in ages but i just did one this evening. please read it and if you agree with the points im trying to make pllease help me pass it along. far more people read ur blog then mine.

please if you agree with what im saying please help me get the ord out

i thank you very much hun matt aka wheels

December 20, 2005 6:05 AM

Blogger TC said...

How cool that your room number was on the sign. I am so glad that your grandpa didn't have to have surgery.

December 20, 2005 8:49 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I like blogs with pictures, because I don't read so good.

December 20, 2005 10:15 AM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I glad to hear things aren't as bad as they thought for your grandpa.

I also love the tunnel. I wish I could go there. My husbands Grandma lives in Charleston West Virginia. I was only there once. She is 94.

December 20, 2005 10:44 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

That kid got to sit in Santa's chair?!? Luuuuuucky.

December 20, 2005 12:17 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Your boy was in Santa's chair? Where had Santa gone to? Was he on a lunch break, and so your boy was standing in?

December 20, 2005 3:21 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Hey cool, he got a taste of what it was to be Santa. Did he suddenly feel the power surge through him? hehehe.
Glad to hear your grandpa is getting better. I'm off to our family vacation now, too -- to the beach! Be back on Christmas Eve :-) Bye!

December 20, 2005 7:17 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

We were actually able to visit him tonight Viamarie!

I should be working on something soon Matt.

Thanks TC!

Awww, too bad Armaedes!!!

Very cool tunnel Day! You should def try to get there sometime.

Wasn't he Fof3?! Heehee!!!

Santa came out later that night (I think) Capt. While he was gone during the day, kids were able to get in his chair for, huh?!

Oh yes, power surge Chrixean! Heehee!!!

December 20, 2005 11:32 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I am glad to your your grandfather will not need a hip replacement surgery... excellent news! The pictures are wonderful! It looks like y'all had a wonderful time!

December 21, 2005 10:15 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Great pics Trin!! I am glad you guys had such a great time!!!

December 21, 2005 12:04 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Ivy and PJ...we did have a wonderful time!

December 21, 2005 9:17 PM

Blogger mrsg said...

That looks like so much fun. I love the light displays. Yeah for mini vacays!

December 21, 2005 10:52 PM


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Sunday, December 18, 2005

We're Off

Today the family is off to West Virginia! Once there, we are going to see the Festival of Lights at Oglebay Park. My son just loves Christmas lights, so my hubby and I hope he has a great time tonight seeing over one million lights! We have actually gone before, but that was before my son was born. If he ends up liking it tonight, it might just have to be a yearly tradition for us!

After the lights, we'll head back to the lodge...that has an indoor pool! So, you know I'll be taking advantage of that!

Well I'm off now to pack. I've got about an hour to get a few things together before heading out to church. Then after church we will be making the 2 and 1/2 hour trip...should be fun!

Btw, please say a quick prayer for my grandpa. He has alzheimers and he fell yesterday and broke his hip. He's being operated on this morning, but until then he has to be tied down. Since he doesn't understand what is happening to him, he has been trying to get up to leave the hospital. Grandma is pretty upset and she's not sure what she's going to do. She's had a hard time taking care of him when he's well, but she doesn't think she will be able to now that he is hurt. So, he might not be able to go back home. He could have to stay in a nursing home where they are better qualified to take care of him. We are just not sure at this point, so please send up a prayer to the Big Guy in the sky for us please?! Thanks!!!

Have a great Sunday!!!

Blogger Amanda Sue said...

cant wait to hear about your trip! praying 4 your g-pa. (typing w/ 1 hand!)

December 18, 2005 10:16 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Will definitely pray for him. I miss my grandpa dearly, especially this Christmas season. Grandpas are just the best!
God bless!

December 18, 2005 11:35 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Have a safe and fun trip! I'm saying a prayer for your grandpa.

December 18, 2005 1:56 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Hope you have an awesome time. What fun!

Already said a prayer for your family--especially grandpa.

Merry Christmas my friend.

December 18, 2005 5:58 PM

Blogger Jana said...

I will say a prayer for your grandfather. Have a good trip!

December 18, 2005 9:17 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfathers accident. I'll say a prayer for him and one for your travels.

December 19, 2005 12:10 AM

Blogger Becky said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. That's got to be Hell for your grandma, too.

December 19, 2005 1:02 AM

Blogger Dave said...

Sorry about your grandfather, hope you enjoyed the lights, here from Michele's.

December 19, 2005 4:24 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I will light a candle for him - a lemon-scented candle.

December 19, 2005 11:35 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Have a safe trip!

December 19, 2005 3:39 PM

Blogger puremood said...

Have a safe trip! Prayers gone up for you & your family.

Merry Christmas.

December 19, 2005 9:01 PM

Blogger koyama said...

Somehow I deleted my previous comment....Hi Trinity - My husband and I are praying for your grandpa tonight all the way from Northern Canada!
I know how it is to have all this going on, we went through it in the summer.

December 20, 2005 12:29 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for your well wishes and prayers (and candle lighting! Heehee) everyone...they are all very much appreciated!!!

December 20, 2005 1:34 AM


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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Dear Santa

(I found this on Captain Picard's site, so I had to include him in my letter!)

Santa Claus
North Pole, Earth

Dear Santa,

I have been a good girl.
It really wasn't my fault what happened at Captain Picard's Office party. It was Jemmers who spiked the punch with too much diet. I can't help it if I drank 13 glasses. It was so good---smelled and tasted just like Coffee.

I thought it was funny when I put G's bra on my head and danced the hussle on the couch while singing `Killin Me Softly'. I didn't mean to break Captain Picard's Digital camera and don't know why Captain Picard would accuse me of perjury.

I don't remember calling Oz's wife a silly rooster---even though she looked like one with blue eye shadow and black lipstick!

And when I threw up on Loelsh's husband's leg, it was only because I ate too much of that cereal.

After all that fun, I admit I was a little tired. So I fell asleep on my way home and drove my Ford Taurus through my neighbor's kitchen. I don't think that was any reason for my neighbor to call me a huge cat and have me arrested for stalking!

So, I sit in my jail cell on Christmas Eve, all fabulous and stinky. And I'm really not to blame for any of this crazy stuff. Please bring me what I want the most---bail money!

Sincerely and quickly yours,
Trinity (Really a nice girl!)

P.S. It's only 130 bucks!

Make your own Dear Santa here!!!

Blogger margalit said...

I tried the Santa post earlier on, but it wasn't working. Looked like fun, though.

Michele sent me.

December 17, 2005 11:44 PM

Blogger Carmi said...

Damn, that's funny!

December 17, 2005 11:59 PM

Blogger Dak-Ind said...

that was pretty good, im off to try my own! michele sent me!

December 18, 2005 1:36 AM

Blogger ribbiticus said...

hi trinity! did that one last night at captain's place too. actually asked him if i could steal it to post in mine - hehehe!

here via michele. :)

December 18, 2005 1:55 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Tattle Tail! :)

December 19, 2005 10:06 AM


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Friday, December 16, 2005

One More Day

I only have one more day left with the boys!!! I can't wait till 5:30 tonight! I'll be off till Dec 27th (if you don't include watching the autistic boy).

My hubby, boy, and I will be going away this weekend! It will be so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of C-mas for a few days. We will be leaving for West Virginia right after Sunday morning church and will be back Monday evening. It'll be a short vaca, but I plan on relaxing the whole time...and I'll def be taking advantage of the indoor pool at the lodge we are staying at!

Do you have any special plans for this weekend?

Blogger Sally said...

A short vacation is good idea around now....Christmas can be a bit stressful!

BTW, from Michele's

December 16, 2005 12:30 AM

Blogger WendyWings said...

Apart from collapsing in a heap from sheer exchaustion I will be going to a "ballet" end of year Christmas party with my four year old.
I have been non stop alllllll week.
Michele sent me tonight.

December 16, 2005 12:32 AM

Blogger kenju said...

I grew up in WV and I always wanted to go to Oglebay. Hope you have a great time.

Michele sent me.

December 16, 2005 12:56 AM

Blogger YellowRose said...

I'm hoping to recover from this flu that has hit me like a ton of bricks this week! Not the way I planned on spending the weekend! Too much to do! Have fun on your mini vacation!!

Here via Michele's!

December 16, 2005 1:00 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Sigh....wish I had. i'll be busy working. I have a bazaar booth where we're selling shirts and stuff for Christmas buyers so looks like a vacation is out this weekend...

Anyways, nice lodge you'll be at! Here from Michele's!

December 16, 2005 1:36 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds like sooo much fun!!

My plans...thanks for asking.....I have a holiday party to go to for work. And my Christmas Cantata is on Sunday! Yeah!!!

Be safe!!

December 16, 2005 10:54 AM

Blogger said...

i wish i can be in your shoes. to get away from everything for a little bit would be fantastic

December 16, 2005 11:45 AM

Blogger War Eagle said...

Have fun. West Virgina is a beautiful state. Hope there isn't too much snow.

December 16, 2005 5:17 PM

Blogger birdie said...

here from michele's- dur :)
good for you - taking a vacation and all that jazz. i have my very first vacation in 3 years starting next wednesday. i'll be off from wednesday at 1pm until january 3rd at 11am. yes, i have it down to the hours!
have a fabulous vacation!

December 16, 2005 6:36 PM

Blogger Last Girl On Earth said...

Oooh! you are heading out for my old stomping grounds. Have fun! I'm staying home for the holidays. But home is New York City and it's fun here ALL the time! Michele sent me. Have a great vacation.

Last Girl On Earth

December 16, 2005 6:57 PM

Blogger Carmi said...

We're going to have a quiet weekend home with the kids. It's been snowing non-stop for days, so we're going to go outside and enjoy the season.

These are the moments that matter most.

Have a wonderful - and safe - trip.

December 16, 2005 7:46 PM

Blogger LJ said...

13 is my lucky number

Michele sez howdy!

December 17, 2005 5:14 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes it can be Sally!

Get yourself a nap Wendywings!!!

You should try to get there sometime's a lot of fun!

Get well soon Yellowrose!

I hope you make a lot of money Chrixean!

It is PJ!!! Have a great holiday party!

What's stoppin ya Bagofnothing?

Thanks War Eagle!

Have a great vaca Birdie!

Have you been to Oglebay Last Girl on Earth?

Have fun in the snow Carmi!!!

I love the #13 followed me through life!

December 17, 2005 11:35 PM


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Thursday, December 15, 2005

T-13's T13

Thirteen Things about Trinity13

1. This is the earliest I've done my Thursday 13...I love getting things done early!!!

2. I'll be sending out my C-mas cards tomorrow. I've had them ready to go for about a week now, I just needed to get stamps!

3. I can't tell ya the last time I used a stamp. Since my hubby pays our bills online, we just don't use them much anymore.

4. My son is growing waaaay too fast! All of his shirts are belly shiners since he has a little pooch in the front. I can't wait till C-mas...he should be getting some new clothes that will actually fit him!

5. I love ending sentences in exclamation marks!!!!!!!

6. I saw Walk the Line a few weeks ago, and I still have the songs stuck in my head! What a great flick...and what a cutie pie Joaquin Phoenix is!!!

7. My all time fav Joaquin Phoenix movie would have to be The Village! In fact, I just watched the movie again this weekend. I just love that movie. I'm not one to watch the same movie in a 6 month period, but I want to watch it again this's that good!!!

8. I've been getting to bed later and later this week. Tonight will be no different since I'll prob end up hittin the hay around 1am. That means I'll have about 5 hours of wonderful sleep tonight...but I hope to make it up next week during my vacation.

9. Who am I kidding myself, I won't make up sleep! I'll just stay up even later knowing that I'll be off the next day...and my son will still get up around 9, so there will be no extra sleep for me. :-(

10. Some time later this week my hubby and I will once again have to pass out flyers to phase 2 (96 units) and 3 (148 units) in our apartment complex. But, it's great exercise!

11. Why am I still getting pimples at 25?! I should have grown out of this!!!

12. I really need to get a few pics of my tree posted...I just haven't had the time.

13. Only one more day till my vacation!!!

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Blogger loelsh said...

Same here with the Christmas cards. Ours are all sealed and addressed and ready to go, just waiting for payday (tomorrow) to get stamps! Stupid money! Why can't it just grow on trees?

December 15, 2005 9:42 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I loved Walk the Line!!

You're a loud mouthed women..and you're long legged guitar playing man!!!

Good movie!!

December 15, 2005 11:42 AM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

now that we do everything on line, i never even write cheques anymore, it's great!!!
and i love your exclamations over here, it gets me all excited too!!!
i'm playing this week, but you already knew that, thanks!!!

December 15, 2005 12:56 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Did you get my Christmas card I sent you?? It is homemade you know. Picked out with love!!

December 15, 2005 1:19 PM

Blogger said...

i wonder what's the age when pimples appear no more?

December 15, 2005 2:34 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I have 'The Village' DVD. The movie was always a surprise when I first saw it.

December 15, 2005 3:04 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

When's the last time you had to buy stamps Lo?

Walk the Line was the best, huh PJ!!! Such great music!

Exclamation marks are wonderful BSTS!!!!!

Yes PJ, thanks girl! You did a fabulous job!

It should be when you turn 20 Bag of Nothing! It should only be a teenager thing!!!

Such a great movie, huh Capt!!!

December 16, 2005 12:03 AM

Blogger TC said...

I can't wait to see Walk the line. I love "The Village"! I never use stamps anymore either.

December 16, 2005 11:45 AM


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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Christmas Break

Today was my last day with the two year old this year. His mom is going in tomorrow for her scheduled C-sec. She's expecting a little girl which means I be watching a girl in my home once again. A year and a half ago I watched a 4 year old little girl and her brother (along with my regular crowd). I pretty much only had her for the summer, so it will be nice to once again have another girl in the house. I have to make sure that there are plenty of girly things for her to play with (when the time comes). I know my nieces have a good time playing over here with the toys I have, but I don't have them several days a week for 8 hours a day!

So, I won't see the two year old or his little sis till sometime next year. His mom has a long maternity leave, but I'll be watching the two year old once a week (starting in January) so that he stays used to me...and to give his mom a little break.

Next week I also won't have the red heads. Their parents will be on C-mas vacation...and I can't wait!!! It's been so long since I've had no work (excluding my son) for 5 days in a row! I will still have the autistic boy, but it will be nice to just relax after a morning with him.

Ahhhhh, I can't wait till next week! Life is grand when your vacation is coming up!!!

Blogger ghraper said...

Enjoy it Honey!! It's has been a very long time, and you deserve a break. Too bad it's not at the same time as my vacation.

December 14, 2005 12:55 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Have a great break!!! I think many of us are just hanging on until next weekend! Have a super day!

December 14, 2005 8:10 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Enjoy your well deserved vacation... but you'll stil be doing the blogitation thing, right?!?

December 14, 2005 9:20 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Oooohh! How nice for you!! Have a wonderful break!! You so deserve it!

December 14, 2005 11:34 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I hope you enjoy it! My vacation is coming up too.... I can't wait either! :)

December 14, 2005 12:38 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Have a great vacation! :-D

December 14, 2005 12:55 PM

Blogger TC said...

Have a great time and enjoy it, you deserve it.

December 14, 2005 6:41 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i can't wait for my kids to be done school, no early mornings, no lunches, YAHOO!!!

December 14, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger Amanda Sue said...

yay for vacation!

hey - i could probably read old posts and figure this out, but what exactly do you do with the autistic boy? are you a special eduation teacher?

December 14, 2005 9:54 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It was supposed to be, but they changed it on the dad G.

Oh course Fof3!!!

Thanks Shelley, PJ, Jen, and TC!

Have a great vaca as well Texas and BSTS!!!

I am just a home care provider for the autistic boy Amanda Sue. I go into his home (two mornings a week...someone covers the other mornings) and help him get ready for school. I pack his lunch, dress him, do a few activities with him, and then I load him up in the school transportation car. Some mornings are easy, and some mornings he can be pretty bad (and violent). Each day is different.

December 14, 2005 10:55 PM

Blogger deputyswife said...

A much deserved vacation it will be! Are you settled into your new home?

December 14, 2005 11:20 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Sounds like fun! Don't worry too much about girly stuff. She'll be so excited by all the 'new' boy toys that she'll be begging her mom for Thomas Trains and racing cars next!

December 14, 2005 11:23 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks DW! And we are def settled into our new place! I still need to decorate a little, but besides that, we are done!!!

December 14, 2005 11:23 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hope so MC! :-)

December 17, 2005 11:29 PM


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Monday, December 12, 2005


Well I def got my exercise for the day. I had my four boys from 7:30-5:15, and then my boy and I headed over to my mom's hair shop to clean. I worked for about 3 hours and then we went home. After getting home, the three of us bundled up and loaded up into the car. Then my hubby and I spent the next hour dropping of C-mas notices to all the apartments on our side of the street (phases 2 and 3). My hubby doesn't have to do this very often, but it comes with the resident manager job. I think it's def worth the time and energy put into passing out notices to get our rent cut down by about 60%!

I'm off to bed now smelling of the bleach I used earlier this evening while cleaning. Don't ya just love that smell?! ((Puke!!))

Blogger Guru said...

I actually do like the smell of bleach. I love when we do a load of towels and bleach them. I just love to smell them when I am getting out of the shower.

December 13, 2005 7:21 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I think it's great how effortlessly you make parenthood sound so fantastic.

Either that, or you are a blogging form of birth control.

December 13, 2005 10:31 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

Bleach and Puke make an interesting cocktail on the planet Skiffffgut13c.

That's because they taste different there, like Vodka and Martini respectively.

But for gods sake don't go out drinking if you visit.

You will get a nasty shock!

December 13, 2005 11:55 AM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I hear you. I just cleaned my bathroom and the cleaning smell is overwhelming since I can't open windows.

December 13, 2005 2:11 PM

Blogger said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, bleach.

December 13, 2005 2:34 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

There's nothing wrong with a little bleach!

December 13, 2005 3:27 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i love the smell of bleach, so clean. i love mr. clean too, can't mistake that smell either.

December 13, 2005 8:15 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Sleep well tonight!

December 14, 2005 12:35 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Clean towels is one thing Guru, but hands smelling like bleach is another! Yuck!!!

I do what I can Armaedes!

I'll be sure to remember that Capt Berk.

I just hate the smell Day!

Heehee Bag of Nothing!!!

But my hands smelled ALOT (not a little) like bleach Capt.

I love cleaning smells as well BSTS, just not on my hands.

Thanks Jen!

December 14, 2005 12:46 AM


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Sunday, December 11, 2005

5 Things

I got this from Better Safe Than Sorry...I'm supposed to list five things about me that you probably don't know. So, here goes!!!

1. When I was young, I used to try on my parents glasses. I loved wearing the glasses so much that I used to punch my eyes. I thought that if I punched them enough that I would wear out my eyes and my parents would have to get me worked.

2. I used to steal small items from stores when I was about 12. I don't know why I did, but I was as much of a penny pincher then as I am now. I didn't steal a lot, but thankfully I quickly realized the error of my ways.

3. I peed my pants when I was 15. I was on a missions trip in Spain where a group of us helped out repairing and painting a children's camp. While there, toilet paper (and leaves) were hard to come by. It took me a while to find some tp, but I just couldn't make it! I ended up peeing my pants, but it was such a relief to get it out!

4. The first time I chica-chica-ed was the day after I got married. My hubby and I saved ourselves till then, but we had one busy wedding day. By the time we got through the wedding, pictures, reception, and dinner, it was past midnight when the marriage was official! Heehee!!!

5. When driving, I have a fear of getting to close to the cars to the right of me. I make sure to leave plenty of room for that side and I will drive on the left side of the road until I see a car coming. I started this when I accidentally hit the mirror of a parked car with the passenger mirror of my own car. I am still scared to death of hitting something! I thought I knew where I was at in my car, but I got overconfident and I paid for it (if you know what I mean).

Blogger Marie said...

Hi there!

Ouch to the eye-punching! And to think that now people get laser surgery so that they DON'T have to wear glasses! LOL.

Michele sent me this evening...

December 11, 2005 10:00 PM

Blogger said...

I went through the same 'glasses' phase.

December 12, 2005 7:44 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

The first time I chica-chica'ed was the day after you got married too, what are the odds?

I like glasses too, though rather than physical abuse I just thought about buying some non-prescription frames. Luckily I didn't ever do that, I'm not sure I'd be able to live down the shame.

December 12, 2005 11:53 AM

Blogger Candace said...

The words "parents" and "glasses" somehow reminded me of my childhood, when our parakeet would sit on my father's glasses while my father was reading the newspaper. The parakeet would lean way over and chew on the top of the paper while my dad read!

December 12, 2005 12:11 PM

Blogger puremood said...


I can't say I ever went thru a glasses phase. I did think I looked "good" in glasses but never really wanted them.

December 12, 2005 12:36 PM

Blogger Jana said...

#4 - same here, except it was actually the next morning. We were just too tired.

December 12, 2005 1:44 PM

Blogger jootastic said...

awww... you waited to chica chica wa wa.... how sweet!!!

December 12, 2005 4:15 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i'm kind of like that with the driving thing, i think my vision isn't quite right, i don't have a proper sense of how close i am, but so far, knock wood, haven't hit anything.

December 12, 2005 4:44 PM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I hated my glasses and would break them on purpose so I wouldn't have to wear them. It wasn't until I was in my thirties that an eye doctor really explained the reason why I had to wear them.

December 12, 2005 8:18 PM

Blogger TC said...

I got glasses when I was three. I used to hate them, I buried them in the sandbox, lost them in the schoolyard and all kinds of stuff to cause my parents worry.

December 12, 2005 11:56 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'd love to have my hubby get that surgery Marie!

Don't we all BoN?!

Too funny Arm!!!

What a nice memory Candace.

Huh, too bad Puremood...heehee!

Good...I'm not the only one Jana!

Isn't it Joo?! A little too sweet?!

I'm glad you haven't hit anything either BSTS! It's def not fun!!!

I would have gotten in big trouble if I broke my glasses Day.

I can't even imagine having glasses so young TC!

December 13, 2005 1:46 AM

Blogger Becky said...

That's pretty cool that you and the hubby waited until after the wedding. Not many do that nowadays...

December 13, 2005 2:12 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

So true Becky.

December 17, 2005 11:36 PM


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Good grief, why am I soooo hungry right now. I mean it's 1:45am and my stomach is growling. I had dinner around 7pm, so I don't understand what the problem is! I def don't want to eat anything since I'll be going to bed in a few minutes. I don't want the food to sit heavily in my stomach. And, if I eat now, I'll be starving in the morning.

Btw, why is that when you eat something late at night, that you end up famished the next morning? If you eat late, you shouldn't have to eat breakfast the next day...the full stomach should just carry over.

Ahhhh, this is so aggravating! Maybe I'll just have a pop tart and call it a night.

Blogger Crayonsetc said...

Oh, now see, if I go to bed hungry, I wake up famished.... but I usually have to eat something, even small cuz of my meds!

Stopping by to say Hello, Michele sent me!

December 11, 2005 2:02 AM

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't tyhink I've experienced waking up starving after eating quite late at night..Hmmmm
I'm here from Michele tonight, and happy to be here, I might add.

December 11, 2005 2:19 AM

Blogger Carol said...

A Poptart sounds like a reasonably light sugary snack before bedtime. Go for it!

December 11, 2005 2:38 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

I dunno, but dang it I'm hungry now, too.

Be careful with Pop Tarts. They can be unpredictable and hostile.

December 11, 2005 2:50 AM

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Michele sent me back again!! HA HA! That's okay...I actually ate a late dinner tonight and am STILL full! I've never eaten a pop tart in my life....If it isn't chocolate, it's a vegetable, to me!

December 11, 2005 3:12 AM

Blogger Jen said...

I have the same problem. It's weird. For me, it has to do with my blood sugar spikes and dips, because of my insulin resistance.

I hope you have slept well and woke up happy and satisfied :-)

December 11, 2005 12:16 PM

Blogger ghraper said...

This just in... Chocolate Pop Tarts!!!

December 11, 2005 12:17 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

I frequently get hungry around that time. I usually just eat enough to make the hungry pains go away.

December 11, 2005 5:02 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Yeah for poptarts!!!

Btw, I had about 6 hours of wonderful sleep Jen!

December 11, 2005 9:45 PM


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Friday, December 09, 2005

Simply Pleasures

Name 5 simple pleasures that you like most, then pick 5 people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used .

1. Sleeping in...My hubby will let me sleep in at least 2 Saturdays a month. It's the most wonderful way to start the weekend, especially is I stay up late the night before to watch tv or to surf. I remember sleeping in till 1pm when I was a teenager, but now I'm lucky to sleep past 10. Since I'm so old (at 25), if I sleep in too long, I am tired and I have back and neck pains all day...crazy, I know!

2. Having cash in my purse...I hardly ever have cash since I pay for everything with my bank card. When I have cash, I just feel special. Heehee!!! And I save it for a very special occasion.

3. Babysitters...I have quite a few willing family members who are able to watch me son. Whenever my hubby and I have the time and the money to go out, we usually always have someone to watch the boy. We are so blessed in that way!

4. Not having to clean the cat box...when I go into the bathroom and see that my hubby cleaned out the cat box (without being asked), I'm am just thrilled! I don't mind doing the chore myself, but it's great to not have to clean it. It's just a nice surprise!

5. No hair tangles...with my hair being long, it tangles very easily. Some days after my shower it takes a good 15 minutes to comb out my hair. I've used many different products to help, but I just have long, frizzy hair. Now if I get out of the shower and it only takes 2 minutes to brush out my hair, I'm a happy woman!!!

I hope some of those haven't been used before by other bloggers (and I have soooo many more I could include)...and I'm not going to tag anyone this time! Sorry, I know you're all disappointed, but feel free to steal it like I did (from Jootastic...thanks!).

Btw, today is my sister-in-laws birthday! Do me a favor and go to her blog and wish her a happy birthday!!!

Blogger Jen said...

Ooh, those are ALL nice!

I have the world's straightest hair, though, so I'll give you some of my easy combing, if you give me some of your texture. Deal?

Hope tomorrow's a sleep in day for you!

December 10, 2005 12:45 AM

Blogger Courtney said...

Nice list. Simple pleasures are always the best.
Thanks for coming by earlier.

December 10, 2005 10:28 AM

Blogger Sue Richards said...

1. Vietnamese coffee.
2. My home delivery newspaper
3. Never needing an alarm clock.
4. Working in my home.
5. The roaring fire in my woodstove.

M sent me..


December 10, 2005 10:29 AM

Blogger Prego said...

1. Drawing or Doodling
2. Cognac
3. Playing hockey at 6am on Sundays
4. Making Creme Brulee
5. Having a 'family pile' wrestling session with the wife and two boys =p

Her via Michele - Nice to meet you.

December 10, 2005 11:26 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Those pleasures sound just right.

For me:

1: Breakfast in bed.
2: Watching a favourite DVD
3: Blogging
4: My birthday
5: Cheese on toast

December 10, 2005 12:01 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

a hot pot of tea, a newspaper and no one at home for the morning, doesn't get much better than that for me.
i'm off to wish someone at happy birthday;)

December 10, 2005 5:29 PM

Blogger Shelli said...

Hello, here from Michele's.

Sleeping would be on my list, too. I like Nexxus products.

December 11, 2005 1:01 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I want straight hair Jen!!! I have to go through 30 min with a straightening iron to get it all it's a deal

Thanks Courtney!

I love working in my home as well Sue.

Thanks for stoppin by Prego

I just watched my fav dvd tonight Capt!

Hmmmm, hot tea...that sounds great right now BSTS! And thanks for visiting Lo!!!

If Nexxus goes on sale Shelli, I'll def have to try it.

December 11, 2005 1:10 AM

Blogger Tania said...

I probably would have picked four of your answers for myself (don't have kids yet, so no babysitter issues for me!), but here are a few others that come to mind:

1. Reading a really good book.
2. Love/snuggles from one of my kitties when I'm least expecting it.
3. Seeing something new pop up in the garden during spring and summer. I'm new to this whole gardening thing, and I get a thrill everytime something I planted actually grows!
4. Personal snail mail. I'm always perked up when I get a card or letter from family or friends.
5. Comfortable shoes that also look good. When I can find a pair of shoes like that, I'm a happy girl!

Oh, and Michelle sent me!

December 11, 2005 1:24 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh I love your simple pleasures Tania! I love reading a good book while wearing some comfy shoes and having my cat cuddles up to me! It's the best!

December 11, 2005 1:26 AM


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Thursday, December 08, 2005


Thirteen Things about Trinity13

1. My hubby's granddad is back in the hospital again. We hope to get over there tonight to see how he's doing.

2. I have one weird cat! Instead of running away when the vacuum is turned on, she runs toward it. She just loves investigating things.

3. With Christmas being on a Sunday this year, we have really had to rearrange our normal celebrations. My hubby, son, and I would always open our gifts in the morning and then head over to my parents house. But my dad will be at his church early that morning to prepare the sound, lighting, and cameras (since he is the head tech). So, I think we are going to celebrate on C-mas eve with my parents, but after 8 since my brother has to work that day (he also has to work C-mas day as well).

4. I'm really going to miss the C-mas morning cinnamon and orange rolls that my mom makes. I told her that I still want some even if we have our C-mas in the evening, but it just won't be the same. :-(

5. I just finished C-mas shopping for 5 people in the past two days. I still need to buy for my dad (I was supposed to go in on a gift with my mom, but she changed her now I need to find something for him), and my aunt and uncle. There are a few more small things I want to get for my hubby and my son, but then I should be done.

6. I would love to start wrapping this weekend. I usually have all my gifts wrapped two weeks before C-mas. I just love being prepared!

7. My hubby had his apartment painter come over to the house today to re-touch all the dings and scratches in the walls. The stairway wall down to the basement was really bad since my hubby and I moved down our sectional couch. But now the walls look all clean again (and I didn't cost us a cent)!

8. This year my mom, sis, and I are once again having a cookie baking day and my mom's best friend and her daughter-in-law are joining us...and it's going to be at my house!!! I have more move-about space in my kitchen than my mom does. And that's important since we'll have two extra people helping out.

9. We will making peanut butter blossoms, 7 layer bars, fudge, no-bakes, buckeyes, (Girl Scout) thin mints, chocolate crinkles, and whatever else sounds good!

10. I finally have all my C-mas boxes all put away. They were the last boxes that needed to be moved around.

11. I have the privilege of watching my nieces and nephew this Friday! It's Lo's b-day tomorrow (Happy Birthday Lo!), and she and her hubby, Guru, are going out to celebrate. So I get to have their kids overnight!!! I can't wait...I just love sleepovers!!!!!

12. I still need to find a theme for my son's bathroom. I just have no clue what to pick. I would love to use the rugs I already have so I don't have to buy any more, but I need a theme to match. Maybe I need to head over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and look in their clearance section.

13. I have the two year old for another 2 days this year. His mother is pregnant and she is being induced next Wednesday. She will be going on a 8 week maturnity leave, and then I'll have the siblings (at least) 3 times a week. So, by February I'll have 4 boys 3 and under, and a newborn to watch. Should be fun!!!

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1. Texas_Ivy10
2. Better Safe Than Sorry
3. MommaK at Petroville
4. Raehan at Agog and Adhast

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Blogger Raehan said...

HI! I like your list. Those orange cinnamon rolls sound good. Do you have the recipe.

Your cat sounds fun.

Sounds like you've got a wild and crazy time coming up with all the kids!

December 08, 2005 5:48 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It's just the orange Pillsbury rolls...I just love them!!!

Btw, thanks for stopping by!

December 08, 2005 5:49 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I did my bathroom theme with fish.

Then my bathroom caught on fire. Now it's fried fish. Get it?

December 08, 2005 6:17 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i'm doing my christmas baking, not next week, but the week after that. i'm going to try and deal with the fudge issue next week, hmmmmmmmm.
maybe mom would make a special batch for you to take home and bake christmas morning at your house?
i'm playing this week too.!

December 08, 2005 8:51 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I don't think I'd be able to come up with thirteen things every Thursday! You did good! Isn't Christmas prep fun?

December 08, 2005 11:36 PM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I L O V E 7 layer bars!

December 09, 2005 7:03 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

LOL at your cat! One of my cats also loves the vacuum cleaner. Whenever I get out the long tool, he follows me around as I vacuum along the edges and will even sit there and let me vacuum HIM with it! Too funny! Great list! Have a great Friday!

December 09, 2005 10:06 AM


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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Did Ya Get That Meme?

I stole this from Jemmers, who stole it from Jootastic, who stole it from Amy and Tara, who I'm sure stole it from someone else!!!

1. Name 3 people you absolutely miss right this moment that you haven't seen in some time.
* Jemmers of course...I haven't seen her in like weeks!!!
* Family in Arizona
* My son...he went to bed hours ago!

2. Name 3 things you miss about home during the holidays (be it people, smells, foods, whatever).
* I miss being the first one up and checking out the presents before my siblings got up
* I miss waking my siblings up
* I miss making the orange and cinnamon rolls that we had before our presents

3. Name 1 holiday memory that you have from childhood that you will never forget.
There is one Christmas I will never forget! That's because it was the first year that my dad had a camcorder. He ended up taping 4 hours of us opening and playing with our gifts. So now I can watch the looooong tape anytime I want! (yeah, right...heehee!)

4. Name at least 1 favorite book or movie that always reminds you of the holidays.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (I read this book every December when I was younger)

5. Name your top 3 favorite holiday songs that get you in the mood to celebrate.
* Merry Christmas Darling- Karen Carpenter
* The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth- David Bowie and Bing Crosby
* Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)- Amy Grant

6. If you could go anywhere other than home for the holidays, where would you choose to go and who would you want to bring along?
Maybe Oglebay Park (we just love their C-mas lights!) with the entire family.

7. The Grinch or Rudolph?
Grinch all the way baby!

8. Formal holiday dinner or casual get-together food?

9. Name the best holiday gift you ever received and why.
That would have to be the year that my parents gave my hubby and I a cruise for Christmas (and our anniversary and birthdays combined). I'll never forget it!

10. Describe the funniest holiday moment you've ever had.
Well it wasn't funny at the time, but it involved my sister. She's not one to think straight and one C-mas a few years ago she ended up turning on a stove burner. The problem with this was that she didn't turn on an empty burner, but the one with a glass dish sitting on it. Well the glass ended up exploding and it burned holes into the kitchen carpet (that's right, I said kitchen carpet!). My sister walked away without a scratch, but she has def learned her lesson!

11. Name a holiday memory that truly warmed your heart.
That memory would be of my son's first Christmas. He was just so much fun to watch as he opened up gifts for the very first time!

12. Name your top 3 favorite TV specials that frequent the airwaves during the holiday season.
* How the Grinch Stole Christmas
* National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
* A Christmas Story

13. Sledding, snowball fight, snow angels or building a snowman?
I would love to go sledding again! It would be the perfect snow activity since my driveway is so steep.

14. Eggnog, hot chocolate, or hot cider?
Hot Chocolate...mixed with a little bit of coffee!

15. Candy canes or fruit cake?
Def the candy canes!!!

16. Favorite holiday cookie?
Even though it's not a cookie, I love my mom's peanut fudge that she only makes for the holidays.

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

What a great memory post! Gets me right in the mood for Christmas! Oh, and I love that you put C-mas instead of X-mas!!!

December 08, 2005 12:21 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

OMGosh! I miss you too!!!

Great meme!! I have done the glass dish thing! Not really a good idea after all!!!

December 08, 2005 9:42 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I'm super-offended that my name was not mentioned in that first question. What am I going to have to do to get it through your head that it's all about me!

December 08, 2005 4:00 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hate seeing x-mas MC!!! I don't understand why Christmas would be shortened like that in the first place! I always use C-mas.

Nope, not a good idea PJ!

Awww, poor left out Armaedes. I should feel bad for you...but I don't. HA!

December 08, 2005 5:55 PM


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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Not Happy

Rant on

I love routine. If something happens to affect my routine, it wears on my patience. I'm able to work around any disruption, but I love keeping to a schedule. With watching four boys, I have to keep to a routine!

One of my favorite routines is blogging right before bed. I get on the computer between 10 and 11 and I write and visit others. I'm usually off the computer by midnight, and then I head straight for bed. It's something I do every night (with the expecting of the move a week ago).! It's just like brushing my teeth...I brush my teeth and blog every night before I can rest easily.

You would think that a person's husband would pick up on the fact that his wife has this nightly routine. But no...since we now have Broadband, things are different. We have a faster internet connection (as of yesterday), and I was to assume last night that my computer time will now and forever be my hubbys. He was not patient enough to deal with the dial-up, like I was, so now that we have Broadband, the computer is his to use in the evening.

So, I need to finish up all my blogging and commenting during the day since I don't go anywhere. I only watch four boys between the hours of 7:15 and 5:45, so I should have no problem at all just hopping on the computer before evening time...right?!

Please understand, I love my hubby (and he will prob be reading this later tonight), but sometimes just I need to vent! I'm pissed off and frustrated, and I have no patience left.

Rant off

(Btw, can anyone tell that my aunt is due in town next week? Mind letting my hubby know?)

Blogger loelsh said...

So, he steals your computer time and then doesn't even bother to update his blog?! What a rip off!

December 06, 2005 3:50 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Tell me about it!!!

December 06, 2005 3:57 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

your hubby has a blog???
i think you should share the computer time, he can have some of your time during the same, and you can have some of his time during the night, seems fair to me.

December 06, 2005 5:00 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

As long as I can have the majority of the evening time BSTS...heehee!!!

December 06, 2005 5:02 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

That sucks. He needs to learn to share or get his own computer.

December 06, 2005 9:06 PM

Blogger Guru said...

He does have a laptop... and an old wireless router (that can be used as a wired one)... no reason that the computer time cannot be shared.

December 06, 2005 10:24 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

He is getting a new computer for C-mas War Eagle...that way we will each have our own.

But who would use it Guru? Would I have to since G was on the computer first (even though I called dibs...heehee) or would he need to use the laptop since I use the computer every night at the same time?

December 06, 2005 11:36 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

that sucks!

December 06, 2005 11:47 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

My husband has convinced me to ditch the dial up after we get settled in the new place. I hope he doesn't take over the computer too!

December 07, 2005 12:04 AM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

you might as well face it husbands don't have the ability to remember what their spouses scedules are. They have problems remembering their own.


December 07, 2005 9:38 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I ahte it when my schedule gets upset too... I'm huge on schedulkes and structure.. I can deal with it ok, but it still irritates the heck out of me. I hope you and hubby can come to some kind of agreement on the sharing of PC time, until he can get his new PC!

December 07, 2005 12:03 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Listen Trin, it's like this: he is the MAN of the HOUSE. As his wife, it's your job to make sure he is comfortable and relaxed when he comes home from a hard day's work. If that means letting him use the computer to look for porn and having a nice fat steak on the table for him, well, that's what you signed on for when you married him. You're supposed to take care of the house and make sure your kids are clean and well-mannered so your husband doesn't have any added stress when he comes home.

Also, you need to give him a little "chica-chica wah-wah" at least three times per day.

If you need any further marriage counseling, you know where to find me.

December 07, 2005 12:05 PM

Blogger ghraper said...

With your Aunt on her way, I'd better put out some blankets and a pillow on the basement couch.

I'll need SOMEwhere to sleep.

December 07, 2005 9:16 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know Leslie!

Me too OGO! Guard the computer with your life!!!

Amen Day!

I think we are trying to work something out Texas.

Maybe if I give him chica 3 times a day Armaedes, he would be too tired to get on the computer! Thanks for the advice!!!

You had better believe it G.

December 07, 2005 11:07 PM

Blogger Becky said...

yeah...sounds like the exact reason why the word "compromise" was invented;) I know what you mean about breaking your routine, for I haven't had the time to read blogs every single day lately and something just hasn't felt quite right.

December 07, 2005 11:08 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Tell me about it Becky! It feels like my day isn't complete without being online. Is that sad?

December 07, 2005 11:11 PM


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Sunday, December 04, 2005


Okay, I just wrote out a nice post and BAM...I get an error message (if only I had a hubby who could fix the computer...oh wait, I do!). There goes all my work and I'm just too tired to re-write it tonight. I've had a long day of organizing and shopping for the new place and all I want to do now is go to bed.

So, I'm off! See ya later!!!

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Oh man! That has happened to me too many times. I finally decided to highlight and control 'c' every five mins. It has saved me numerous times!

December 05, 2005 12:05 AM

Blogger TC said...

That sucks! I hate it when that happens!

December 05, 2005 10:11 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Here's what you do:

1. Write your post by hand on a sheet of paper.
2. Scan the sheet of paper into your computer.
3. Place the original sheet of paper in a safety deposit box at the bank.
4. Print out the scan.
5. Copy the scanned text into wordpad.
6. Save the wordpad file onto your computer.
7. Back up the wordpad file onto a floppy disk.
8. Back up the wordpad file onto a CD.
9. Put the CD in a fireproof locker in your closet.
10. Mail the floppy disk to a close friend or relative.
11. Copy and paste the text from the wordpad file into blogger.
12. Post the file to both your primary blog and your backup blog (in case the primary blog goes down for some reason).
13. Pray for no natural disasters.

See? Nothing could be easier. This simple, easy 13-step process will make sure you never lose a post.

December 05, 2005 11:50 AM

Blogger said...

dude, i totally feel your pain.

i want to try the new blogger tool for Word. you can publish staight from Word, that way you will never lose your work.

December 05, 2005 1:07 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

LOL armaedes!

I've tried the word for blogger feature and it's pretty neat.

December 05, 2005 1:40 PM

Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

always when it is an intense post!

December 05, 2005 3:16 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Going to bed is probably the right course of action

December 05, 2005 3:36 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

that's only ever happened to me once and i too was a little "upset"

December 05, 2005 4:51 PM

Blogger Guru said...

OMG, armaedes. That is some funny, funny crap.

Do you have a job in Data Security? Because that is an awesome redundancy plan.

December 06, 2005 9:55 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It wasn't really a long post MC, and I was about to post it when the computer shut down! What a pain!

Me too TC!

Thanks for the advice Armaedes! I will put it to good use next time I try to post something.

Oh, a word blogger tool sounds neato Bag!

I should try it too Texas.

Don't I know it Day!

Ahhh, bed Capt! I love my sleeping time.

I never get upset BSTS...heehee!

Gotta love Armades Guru!!!

December 06, 2005 4:03 PM


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Saturday, December 03, 2005


Last night my hubby and I went to his works annual Christmas party. We try to get to it every year to enjoy all the free food! Anyway, I had (as usual) a hard time deciding what to wear. We would be seeing all his work buddies and their wives, so I had to look my best. The invite said semi-formal to business casual, so I dressed in my sexy brown slacks (which I love!) and a brown shirt that had a nice print and shows off my arms and cleavage (I thought about putting on a cruise dress, but I thought it would be too dressy). I kept my hair down, and even straitened it to look my best. Then I put on some of my mom's bling-bling to look even more dressy.

My my hubby and I got to the party, I started to feel very underdressed! A lot of the women look like they were on the way to a prom. They had their hair professionally done up and they had on floor length gowns. I could not believe how dressed up these people were for being business casual!!! But, I could tell the difference between the people who work in office and the maintenance staff (with my hubby being the latter). The office people dress up every day, so to step it up a notch for a party, they went all out with their outfits. Dressing up for a maintenance man is combing their hair and tucking in their shirt...heehee!

Anyway, we had a great time at the party. We had some delicious food along with some even better desserts! My fav dessert last night would have to be the chocolate covered strawberries! I just love those!!! They are sooo very yummy!

Like I said, my hubby and I had a wonderful time (even if we didn't dance). I just know that next year I will be going all out with my outfit! I'll spend a whopping $20 on a new outfit instead of the usual $5.

Blogger TC said...

I am sure you looked wonderful. I know that some of these business parties can get pretty fancy. I remember the last one I went to was really nice and really dressy.

December 04, 2005 11:49 AM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

we went to my husband's corporate party last night and some women there have spent a fortune on their outfit. not me, i bought new earrings, that was it.

December 04, 2005 1:25 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

This is why I hate going to these parties. It isn't expensive enough just to cover Christmas itself, there has to be office party bling and getups. But WHY, oh WHY didn't you dance? My hub doesn't fast dance but does for slow songs. I'd be out there dancing in my own little party bubble! LOVE Choc covered strawberries, they are the best! Glad you had a good time!

December 04, 2005 3:44 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Heck, our Christmas party is held at lunchtime, so as to avoid the additon company costs of spouses or significant others! We don't dress up at all.. just go in the clothes we normally wear to work.. which is extremely casual.. which suits me just fine! LOL

I am glad you had a nice time... chocolate covered strawberries are very yummy!

December 05, 2005 1:38 PM

Blogger Becky said...

That is so bizarre that they'd go all out for an office party and one not specifically designated as formal or black tie.

December 07, 2005 11:07 PM


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Friday, December 02, 2005

The Greatest Show On Earth

Last night my hubby and I were able to take our son to the circus ( since we found a few great, and cheap, seats was just about as much as a trip to the movies)! Both my son and my hubby had such a great time since neither one had ever been to the circus before! It was my second trip, with my first being over 15 years ago. So, all three of us had a wonderful time watching the performances and the animals. We were able to make it to the pre-show where we saw the workers and animals up close and personal. I also got to pet one of the elephants (who later painted a picture for everyone).

I think my son loved the animals more than the performers. He was just in awe as 8 tigers and 10 elephants came out into the rings. He loved seeing them do their tricks and he was sure to clap for them! But there was one clown that he especially loved...Bello. Bello had my son crackin up! It was too cute. Bello did a few tricks on a trampoline that had the boy in stitches! He just loved that silly clown!

I def think that this will have to be a yearly tradition since my son had such a good time (as well as my hubby...heehee!).

Blogger Guru said...

I went to the circus like 9 or 10 years ago and had a pretty good time.

I am a big fan of all of the acrobatic stuff.

December 03, 2005 5:16 AM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

we do the circus every year during the summer, the only one that still wants to go is our youngest, but we've been going ever since i can remember.

December 03, 2005 9:49 AM

Blogger TC said...

The circus is so much fun. I would love to take Little Princess to one some day if one comes near here.

December 03, 2005 1:45 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!! I went to the circus about 36 years ago. I do not remember much about it. Would love to take the grandkids!!!

December 03, 2005 3:53 PM


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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Hello Everyone!!!

Ahhh, it feels so good to be back online. Thanks everyone for your prayers, support, and comments (and I want to say a special thank you to Guru who guest posted for me!) !!! I wasn't able to read your comments till late yesterday, but I really appreciate them and all of you! You have no idea how much I missed reading your blogs! And being online is a release for me. I am so relaxed when I can sit down and be connected to the web. But, I have so much to catch up on! Since most of my readers post everyday, I will def be reading all weekend (well, when I'm not unpacking that is!).

Speaking of the move, it went really well thanks to all the help we received (and thanks Lo for watching the boy for us)! My hubby and I had everything moved by Saturday, except for the big and/or heavy pieces. So while I started unpacking the new house on Saturday, the guys loaded up the furniture at the old house. And when they were unloading the stuff here at the new place, my sis and I went out to get pizza (and the best garlic bread in the world). In other words, I got out of doing all the heavy lifting!!! Heehee!

As of today, I have most of the rooms almost finished. They still need some Trin decorating, but that will be for another day. For right now I will be getting out my Christmas decorations and leave the rest for after the holidays.

Tonight my hubby and I hope to finish up the kitchen after the boy goes to bed. I need to put up the rest of my doughboy stuff along with a few other small wall appliances (like my can opener). We also will be putting the finishing touches on our bedroom and basement. And I hope the hubby cleans out the garage this weekend...I would really like to park my car in there!

Well I'm off for organize of course!!! Thanks again for all your comments, and I hope to come by all of your sites this weekend and comment back!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Welcome back, Trin! It is good to have you here. I have been off for three days myself, due to broadband failure.

December 01, 2005 3:11 PM

Blogger Guru said...

You did heavy lifting... that was a lot of pizza you brought home!!!

December 01, 2005 3:22 PM

Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

welcome back, glad to hear the move went well and you found some good garlic bread.

December 01, 2005 8:30 PM

Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Lucky! You're all done and I am about to go through it!!

December 01, 2005 8:53 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad it all went smoothly for you!

December 01, 2005 11:10 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Congrats and good luck on the move.

December 02, 2005 9:41 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Welcome back! Congratulations on getting moved!

December 02, 2005 3:13 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Glad you're back! I still have to decorate for Christmas but do not have the excuse you do!

December 03, 2005 12:59 AM


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