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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

TMJ

Ever since she has been little, my mom has been able to pop and crack her jaw. She also used to grind her teeth and get headaches because of it. She would have a lot of jaw pain, but she finally asked her dentist about it last year. He told her that she has a TMJ disorder and that she needs to wear a special mouth guard to help fix the problem. She is supposed to where it all the time, do mouth exercises, and not chew gum unless she feels like dealing with a major headache. Sounds like fun, huh?!

Well ever since I was a kid, I had been able to chew the same piece of gum all day...we're talking at least 12 hours of chewin. I would take it out to eat and then pop it right back in (gross, I know). But I have not been able to do this the past few months. My jaw gets tired after 20 minutes of chewing gum...and I hate it! I love chewing things and gum has always helped with whatever diet I was on. But now I can't chew it without pain (plus, my jaw loves to pop just as my mom's does)! So I'm thinking I have a TMJ disorder as well.

Ahhhh, like mother, like daughter!

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Blogger Guru said...

Are you planning to see a doctor? I don't know much about it, but maybe if you get treatment early on, it won't be as bad as your mom's.

January 31, 2006 2:19 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I have TMJ too! Treatment is good and all.....but it does not solve the problem. I hope your mom has better luck than I!

January 31, 2006 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I'm kind of word about this too because my girlfriend says I grind my teeth in my sleep so loudly that it sometimes wakes her up. Eesh, I'm going to grind 'em right off, aren't I?

January 31, 2006 3:33 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Ouch! Jaw cracking cringes me!

January 31, 2006 3:44 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Oooh! Isn't that painful? Do you hear the popping too?
By the way, I have tagged you.

January 31, 2006 7:55 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

My mom also has TMJ. I'm hoping I don't get it as well. Sometimes my jaw gets stuck open - does that happen to your mom or you?

January 31, 2006 10:49 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Is there anything you can do to prevent TMJ?

January 31, 2006 10:49 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i got my first nightguard or chewguard about five years ago and life has been so much better.

i was first given one that went over my front top teeth, but it didn't quite work out. i was then given another that was similar to a football mouth piece. it is soft on the inside, but hard on the bottom. now i can't sleep without it

February 01, 2006 8:34 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Sounds very painful! Can't imagine how you will enjoy eating. Thanks for sharing that info on TMJ. Am not familiar with it cause I don't know anyone who has it.

February 01, 2006 9:07 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Btw, what's the full name of TMJ?

February 01, 2006 9:08 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Prob not Guru...but I might ask my dentist about it.

She seems to be doing better PJ, thanks!

Uhhhh, yes Arm...sounds like you need that checked out!

Same here Capt!!!

Can be FC, and yes, I hear the popping.

With both of us Jana. Sounds like you might have to get that checked out soon!

I don't know Barbara...maybe not talk as much? Heehee!!!

Hmmmm, I might have to ask about that BoN! Thanks!!!

Eating is fine, it's chewing gum Viamarie. And the full name is Temporo-Mandibular Joint.

February 01, 2006 11:37 PM

 

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Monday, January 30, 2006

That's Life

Okay, my job just got twice as hard. Since the oldest red head is now in big boy underwear, I have to make sure to take him to the potty every 45 min. And even then he is not guaranteed to be dry (since he just peed his pants). So I have to check him all the time!

I knew this time would come eventually, and I guess it's better than changing diapers...but it's still a pain! And then again, this is what I signed up for since I'm his care giver (during the hours of 7:15-5:30). So I guess I have no room to complain, do I?

Oh well, this too shall pass...life is grand that way!

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Blogger Otto K. said...

Good luck with this. :-)

Wendy directed me here today

January 30, 2006 10:03 AM

 
Blogger Norma said...

I came over from Wendy's site--a bit out of sequence, but wanted to see what Trinity was all about.

And I see you're from Columbus. Me too. Toilet training? Been there done that.

January 30, 2006 10:16 AM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

I get Sulu to change mine. He seems to love it.

I'm too busy with important Captaining issues.

January 30, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Don't think you were complaining. You were only airing out. I admire you for the hard work you have in taking care of that boy. I know you are a God loving person. Depend on it, God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies.

January 30, 2006 11:24 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Forgot....Congratulations for a Silver medal on the Blog Olympics.

January 30, 2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i want to be a father one day, but this stuff sure is good birth control

January 30, 2006 12:16 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Good luck with that!! I think kids should come potty trained! It is much easier on everyone that way!! Wishful thinking!! :)

January 30, 2006 12:24 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I don't understand how that could POSSIBLY be better than diapers.

January 30, 2006 1:47 PM

 
Blogger Katherine said...

Oh, I don't envy you! Good luck and thanks for visiting a fellow Buckeye fan.

January 30, 2006 2:58 PM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Wendy directed me here lol, actually the sequence got a bit messed up so I was just making sure you got a visit. It seems to be straightened out now :)

January 30, 2006 3:29 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

AWWW. I feel your pain. It'll get better. It always does.

January 30, 2006 3:31 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

hopefully, he'll get the hang of it in a few weeks and then you'll see how worth it all those trips to the bathroom are.

January 30, 2006 3:57 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

You are such a good person:)

January 30, 2006 4:48 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Ugh, toilet training. Going through that with my 3 year old right now. I don't think I could deal with someone else's kid! Good luck!

January 30, 2006 5:06 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Hey, I am going to offer advice, again. LOL! If the redhead is still wet even with 45 minute potty trips, take him every 15 to 20 minutes. I know it creates more work, but maybe you did this consistently for a couple of days he will start recognizing he needs to go. Also, he will start to like feeling dry.

My first one did what the redhead is doing and that is what I did for him. Ben ended up being potty trained within a couple of days.

January 30, 2006 5:45 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Okay, so I thought you were a new comer to my blog with the new name of Trin and the new receipe blog (which I am dying to see...like how the movies go along with the blog name...fried green tomatoes, charlie and the chocolate factory! Ha!) Anyway, I see it is my old friend Trinity13! Oh, that quote..."This too shall pass" is one of my favorites! Have you ever heard of the Christian Comedian, Mark Lowry? He has a hilarious skit about that quote.

I understand about the underwear...Evan is potty trained except for overnight he still needs diapers for. But he does naps with underwear and rarely has an accident. At least I have no worries about Keegan! It did pass for him and Evan will pass out of it soon too. Can I hear an Amen?

January 30, 2006 7:08 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I wish you both luck.

January 30, 2006 9:08 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

It's ok, Trinity... all the work we do, tough or sweet... we do for God's glory ;-)

January 31, 2006 3:55 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

I really admire what you are doing. I see a lot of handicapped children where I work so I know how you feel. While taking care of him, just think of your normal and healthy child and be thankful to God.

January 31, 2006 9:25 AM

 
Blogger Killired said...

i hate potty training... hate it hate it hate it.. wish they just came out potty trained!

January 31, 2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger Father of 3 said...

You don't have it easy, Trin. Get your hubby to take you on another vacation..soon!!

January 31, 2006 12:38 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Otto!

I love Columbus Norma! Glad to meet ya!!!

Hmmmm, soons like a personal problem Capt Berk!

Thanks for the kind words FC...I appreciate them!

Tell me about it BoN!!!

So true PJ!

Diapers leak Arm...and they are stinky!!!

Thanks Katherine!

Good to see you WW!

I know OGO, but I hope it gets better soon!

I hope he gets the hang of it this week BSTS...heehee!

Awww, thanks Becky!

Not fun Jana!!!

So true DW, I would rather have a little bit more work now and have him trained sooner! Thanks for the great advice!

Oops, sorry MC...that's a work in progress! And I love Mark Lowry...very funny guy!
Btw, AMEN!!! Heehe!

Thanks Day!

So true Chrixean, thanks for stoppin.

I'm very thankful Viamarie! I love the boys I watch.

Same here Killired!!!

I wish Fof3! That would be wonderful!!!

January 31, 2006 2:03 PM

 

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Blog Olympics

I just participated in the wonderful blog olympics! It was a lot of fun competing with other bloggers. I ended up getting six silver metals...which I'm very proud of! I'm just upset that the next olympics won't be till next January!

Btw, I gotta give mad props to Running2K and Uisce who both tied for first place! They did an excellent job!!!

Maybe I should have my own mini olympics here on my own blog!

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Blogger WendyWings said...

Congratulations, I missed out because I found out way too late DOH, there is always next year.

January 30, 2006 1:28 AM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Congratulations! Great fun!

January 30, 2006 8:30 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

It was so much fun hosting the Olympics. If you do a mini-Olympics let me know, I want to have fun as a contestant! Thanks for participating!

January 30, 2006 11:36 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Congrats!!!! I think your own blog-o-lympics would be fun!! I am in as long as there is no running involved!! :)

January 30, 2006 12:27 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You should def play next year WW!

Thanks Shelley!

Will do Barbara...thanks again!

I hope you participate PJ!!!

January 31, 2006 1:11 PM

 
Blogger Uisce said...

It was so much fun, and I love your idea! I'm having to retire from olympic competition, as I have signed up as the new spokesmodel for Blogerama Pajamas.

February 01, 2006 10:36 AM

 

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gross...But True

According to my son, you know you just pooped a big poop when you feel a splash!

That is all.

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Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How True, How True! Your son is very right about that! (lol)

Here from Michele today!

January 28, 2006 3:29 PM

 
Blogger Dave said...

I am just so glad you told us!

January 28, 2006 3:31 PM

 
Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh lordy..so true...so funny and something only a child would say!

here via Michele's!

January 28, 2006 4:22 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Isn't is wonderful when kids are so honest??? :-D

January 28, 2006 10:01 PM

 
Blogger Marcia said...

EWWWWWWWWWW!!!

But... that's a smart kid!

Here from Michele's....

January 28, 2006 11:06 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Truthfully said. He is indeed a smart kid.

Enjoy your weekend with the family!

January 28, 2006 11:29 PM

 
Blogger a mom said...

oh my... so that's what that splash is all about. rofl

January 29, 2006 12:10 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I just love him...he's so crazy and smart (heehee)!!!

Thanks for stoppin everyone.

January 29, 2006 9:47 PM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Okkkkkk then LOL
( auditions are up at my place !!)

January 30, 2006 1:26 AM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Awww....they're so perceptive. They say out loud what we all know, regardless of how gross it may be!

January 30, 2006 8:30 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Soooo true!! Your son is a wise boy!! :)

January 30, 2006 12:28 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

It's your very own homemade bedet;)

January 30, 2006 4:47 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Love it WW!

Thanks for stopping ladies!

January 31, 2006 1:12 PM

 
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

ha! yeah. THAT'S how you know.

February 01, 2006 11:09 PM

 

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Friday, January 27, 2006

It's Official...

The autistic boy's mom is carrying a boy. She was hoping for a girl since the chances of autism go waaaaaay down! But she did tell me that she and her hubby will def not be getting immunization shots for this one. They did with their first and that's when he switched from a healthy, normally developing child into an autistic boy.

Btw, the mom has me a little scared after what she said this morning. She said that the baby has been very active for the last few weeks, but she hasn't felt any movement since Tuesday. She did say that she has been more active the past few days, so she could be rocking the baby to sleep...but he hasn't been moving when she has been resting. When you can't feel the baby moving, your supposed to drink a can of pop and lay down for a while. But she is afraid to do that since she has gestational diabetes. So I told her to get to her doctor as soon as possible since she is at high risk for a miscarriage. I just hope everything turns out okay!

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Blogger Viamarie said...

You were right by telling her to see her doctor. No sign of movement is dangerous. She should not take things for granted. Hope she follows your advice.

The immunization had nothing to do with her child's being autistic. She has nothing to fear about. In fact, more problems will develop when baby isn't immunized as scheduled.

January 27, 2006 10:14 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

It just never occurs to me that some people have trouble having children, since everyone I know seems to have trouble not having children.

January 27, 2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

I don't know much about the autism vs. immunization controversy, but I had my girls immunized for the reason viamarie stated. It's more dangerous not to.

About that poor mom, I feel bad for her. A sonogram would set her mind at ease. Babies don't all perform calisthenics in the womb, some are more quiet.

January 27, 2006 11:28 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know there is a lot of controversy in England about autism & immunisation.

January 27, 2006 2:37 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I hope all works out well for that family.

With my second pregnancy, I did not feel the baby moving enough towards the end of my pregnancy. He was fine, but I think I was too busy taking care of my older one to notice when he did move. He was actually breach and turned himself around in my 38th week. And I did not feel it!!! Odd, huh?

January 27, 2006 3:35 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Has she been taking any medications? My SIL couldn't feel the baby moving and as it turns out she had put the baby to sleep by taking Tylenol PM. (Don't get me started on my SIL!)

Can she have some fruit juice? I know it has sugar but surely not as much as soda.

January 27, 2006 8:39 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

i'll say a prayer for her and the baby.

January 28, 2006 12:19 AM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've never heard of that pop thing, but you were right, she should see her doctor.

January 28, 2006 2:39 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Same here too. Hope the baby is okay. Better still she pays heed to your advise to see her doctor.
By the way sent you a message to add yourself to my Frappr Map.
Thanks in advance.

January 29, 2006 10:09 AM

 
Blogger Camille said...

Interesting thing about being pregnant and vaccines and autism. If the mom is exposed to kids who have not been vaccinated those kids may be carrying rubella, it's not a bad disease for kids and adults and they can have it and not know it, sometimes... the fetus that the mom is carrying (or baby) could end up dead, badly deformed or even autistic. The irony is rather above and beyone ironic.

Not vaccinating kids to keep them from being autistic is totally, absolutely baseless and dangerous to the kids and to those around them.

Whooping cough can kill babies, it can cause damage to and kill kids. There are outbreaks of it in this country because people aren't getting vaccinated like they should. There was an outbreak of rubella last year in Canada among a bunch of unvaxed kids and the adults they live with.

Measles was just found in New Mexico. Measles can be mild or it can kill a kid. Polio can be brought in on a plane from Africa or Indonesia in one day. A little Amish girl got polio last year.

Diptheria is horrible and it's still around in other countries.

The question of vaccines and autism is almost settled in the UK, most people now don't buy the vaccine theory. It was a load of garbage to begin with.

Thanks for listening. I hope the mom's baby is alright and that she vaccinates her kids as directed by a competent doctor.

autismdiva.blogspot.com has lots of stuff about autism and the hysteria surrounding it.

January 29, 2006 6:05 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

She thinks it is Viamarie...and no one has convinced her otherwise.

True that Arm!

I know it's more dangerous Cube, but I wish I could convince her.

Yes Capt, I read up on some of that...very interesting.

So do I DW! And yes, very odd!

She has been giving herself her shot for her diabetes OGO. But I'll suggest the juice, thanks!

Thanks Day!

I hope she did this weekend BSTS!

Will do FC!

I hear ya Camille! But she is so scared to get the baby shots. She doesn't want to risk anything. She's even willing to homeschool the child if the schools won't accept him for not having his shots.

January 29, 2006 9:55 PM

 

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Trinity13's T13


Thirteen Things about Trinity13


1. I'm off tomorrow...yeahness!!!
2. I think I'll def be getting another silver metal today in the Blog Olympics.
3. I really need to finish watching my season 3 of Roswell. I got it for Cmas, but I haven't had the time to watch it.
4. My sister has been buggin for it (my Roswell that is) for almost a month now!
5. Why are there no good movies out right now?
6. Smallville on tonight! We get to see who is getting killed off (excited yet Becky?).
7. I'm so ready for the weekend!!!
8. And I really want to sleep in on Saturday (hint, hint hubby!)
9. I've got to load up the red heads today and head to nasty Walmart. I've got to get a few things for dinner tonight and Walmart is so close that I could walk over there...so it's the best place to go. But good Lord, I hate that place!
10. Then I'm off to pick up my son since he spent the night with my mom.
11. I need to get my car fixed soon. The starter is messed up (or so I've been told), so occasionally it won't start.
12. It can be quite a pain! And I'm curious to see how long it takes the hubby to get it fixed (or fix it himself)!
13. Time for me to get...got a lot of things to do so I have time to take my nap this afternoon! I love naps!!!

Other T13's from my links list:
1. Better Safe Than Sorry
2. Shannon
3. Jen's Horde
4. WendyWings



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Blogger loelsh said...

A nap sounds, well, grand!

January 26, 2006 11:18 AM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

good luck with the olympics, i missed out, maybe next year (or four).
that new jodie foster one came out this week on dvd, flight plan? i didn't see it, but i remember the clips looked good.
i'm playing the 13 this week too.

January 26, 2006 1:02 PM

 
Blogger cube said...

Congrats on the olympics. You've got quite a collection going.

January 26, 2006 1:08 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

if i could only send some tabasco your way.

January 26, 2006 1:24 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Oh man, a nap! Right on!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll go link you up!

January 26, 2006 2:22 PM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Congrats on the Olympics, I found out about them too late to take part,then again I would not have had time lol

My TT list

January 26, 2006 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great list; good luck with the ~Olympics.

January 26, 2006 3:04 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, grand indeed Lo!

You'll def have to play next time BSTS! It's been a lot of fun.

Thanks Cube!

I would love that BofN! Glad to know you are a fan!!!

Thanks Jen...I'll do the same for you.

It really hasn't taken too much time WendyWings! You should participate next time!

Thanks Capt! Hope you play next time!

January 26, 2006 10:53 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Okay, I just watched it. I have to admit that when I first heard about the death, I thought Lana or one of the parents. After seeing the previews and reading a story where they said whoever dies will really divide Clark and Lex even further, I thought Lana. We know she has to get out of the way at some point to make way for Lois. I'm honestly sorry to see John Schneider go and thought they would've gotten rid of the mom over him b/c that could've been an interesting battle with Lionel as an on-going thing.

January 27, 2006 12:15 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I too thought it would be either Lana or Jonathan Kent...but I was hoping it was Lana. I really don't care for her at all! I would have rather seen her die while loving Clark then his dad dying and Lana hating Clark.

But it looks like, after seeing the preview, that John Schneider will be in a few more episodes! I just love him and I'm sad to see him go! :-(

January 27, 2006 9:57 PM

 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Found It!

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Here is the nasty pic of me in my pink flower girl dress. My grandma happens to love the pic and even has it framed along with some of the leftover flowers...crazy grandmas!!! Not only am I wearing pink, but my hair is nasty. A few months before this pic was taken, my hair was down to my waist. For some weird reason my mom decided to cut my hair and then perm it. So I look like I have a mullet in the pic! Not good!!!

This picture was also from my aunt's first wedding. So you can see why I have a problem with pink being the main wedding color for her second wedding. I just had a bad experience...heehee!!! But I hope my mom looks better in pink since she's one of the bridesmaids.

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Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

ok, well that pic is adorable, i know you're not seeing it, but it is adorable.
my son is a redhead too and he doesn't do pink either, but he does do red!!!

January 25, 2006 1:42 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

That is cute. Though you're right: pink isn't your color.

January 25, 2006 4:46 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

If I was a grandma, I'd frame that picture too. It's cute.

January 25, 2006 4:46 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

I don't know why you don't like pink, but looking at your picture, you look lovely in it. Why not try wearing it again, who knows you will look lovelier the second time around.

January 25, 2006 5:52 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Aren't you a cutie!

January 25, 2006 9:54 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

What an adorable picture! Don't worry, your hair looked fine. I had worst 'dos than that (apple-cut style, *shudder*). And i think, for any little girl, pink is always the right color. :-)

January 25, 2006 10:05 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

You were(and still are) SOOOO adorable honey!

I'd be so very thankful & proud to have a daughter as beautiful as you someday.

The dress would have been better in another color, but unfortunately they didn't have you help pick them out.

January 25, 2006 10:26 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Why is it that those first haircuts around that age alwasy come out strange. I had curly hair and my aunt took me and got me a shag (yes a shag) when I was 5 or 6. Talk about a mess.

January 26, 2006 7:55 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

How totally cute are you!!!! Oh my!!! I think you look great in pink....you just have to find the right shade is all! Thanks for sharing the pic!

January 30, 2006 12:26 PM

 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Mawage

Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.

Just found out yesterday that my aunt is getting remarried this October. She had been married for almost 15 years when her husband repeatedly cheated on her. They separated and now she has found a great guy! Her kids could care less about this man, but her son really needs a good, strong father figure in his life.

Anyway, my aunt asked my mom to be one of her bridesmaids. She also has 2 other of her older sister-in-laws as bridesmaids...and the main wedding color is pink! Pink!!!

I know some of you are wondering what the big deal is about pink, but I just don't care for the color myself. But I have a good reason...I'm a red head. I just don't do pink!

With my aunt's first marriage, the color was also pink. I happen to be her flower girl, so I was dressed in pink as well (I'll have to find that pic). It was not a pretty sight!!!

Is there any color that you just don't wear?

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Blogger Princess21 said...

I love pink!!!! Pink is the best color ever!! It is so girlie and cute and little and pink!! Pink is just a few shades off from Red you know!!

I am not a big puke green fan. Or Banana yellow......or bright orange...or anything less than cute and little!

I am happy for your aunt!! She sounds like she deserves to be happy!

Hey....I had pink in my wedding!!! :)

January 24, 2006 9:29 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

My favorite color is red. But colors on things to wear, I love pastel colors. They look and feel cool.

January 24, 2006 9:33 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Best wishes to your aunt. Age doesn't really matter when love is concerned. As to colors, I don't wear yellow. I don't mind wearing pink but if I was given a choice with other colors, I prefer lavender, beige and light blue.

January 24, 2006 9:48 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I was always a pastel person, but since gaining weight I find I like nautrals better. But I can't say that I have never worn a certain color.

January 24, 2006 10:18 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I'm a winter - I cannot wear pink. But much worse than that on me is orange. I had this favorite shirt once that was orange. I finally gave it away because even though I loved it, I looked awful in it.

I had my mom make beautiful floral dresses for my bridesmaids, with lilacs on a tan background. Very understated. I didn't want to be the bad bride!

January 24, 2006 10:35 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

I'm not too fond of pink myself, but have to say that orange is the worst color ever!

My favorite color is blue.

January 24, 2006 10:55 AM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Orange sucks!! I hate that color... it always makes me think of Halloween and I don't think it looks good on anyone!

Pink rocks! I have a lot of pink shirts and just bought myself a pink winter coat for Christmas... :)

January 24, 2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I do not, under any circumstances, wear aqua-magenta.

January 24, 2006 11:59 AM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I don't really have any that I consistantly steer clear of myself. I go on the case by case basis.

I've missed you! I'm glad I can start checking in on you again!

January 24, 2006 2:34 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Black wouldn't be a good colour!

January 24, 2006 3:35 PM

 
Blogger mar said...

I don't own anything in pink or in orange. I love blue! I think a wedding in pink would be fine, as long as it is a soft pink...
Congrats on your silver! nicely displayed.

January 24, 2006 3:53 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I think I'd be hesitant to use the same color scheme as my first wedding, just from wanting everything to be different. I'm kind of lucky in that my hair, eye and skin color kind of allow me to wear just about any color possible. Some definitely look better than others, though.

January 25, 2006 12:00 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I am with ya on the pink. I am not a redhead, but that color is yucky. I would never wear it.

Great, I said never and now I will probably end up wearing it in the near future! That always happens when I say never!

January 25, 2006 12:53 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

You could just let your hair grow out to its natural color in time for October in order to rock the pink....

But, even if you keep your hair dyed the red, you could still wear the pink proudly. Many red heads are doing just that these days and looking fabulous. Our pastor's daughter and Lo's cousin to name two.

January 25, 2006 2:44 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'll stick to natural colors like brown and green PJ! But the pink looked great in your wedding sweetie!

I too like red FC...red hair that is!

That's another color I don't care for Viamarie...yellow. Just not flattering on me!

I don't think I've ever worn orange Day!

I'm def a fall girl Jana. And my aunt made my bridesmaids dresses. I picked my fav color-blue!

I think we all agree that orange is just not a good color Cube!

Same here with the orange Texas. Keep it with Halloween!

Hmmmm, I don't wear that color either Arm!

I missed you too OGO! Good to see you again!!!

I love black Capt...but I think it's only good for evening weddings.

I too love blue Mar...it's a wonderful color!

That's my point Becky. Why would you have the same weddings color that you did for your first wedding???

Finally, someone who agrees with me! Thanks DW!!!

When it comes to weddings Guru, I try not to wear anything the same color as the wedding colors. So pink is out!!! :-)

And the hair will be brown again prob after I donate 12 in to Locks of Love. (Btw, I've never liked pink on red heads...no matter if they are cute to begin with. But that's just me! Pink and red don't mix in my book.)

January 25, 2006 5:55 PM

 

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Monday, January 23, 2006

My Mother-In-Law

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Today is the second anniversary of my dear mother-in-law's passing. She was one of the kindest ladies I have ever met...and the best mil a girl could ask for!!!

I remember seeing her the day before she passed away. I found a nice pre-lit Christmas tree for her to replace her older, small tree in an after Cmas sale. So my hubby, son, and I went over to her home and set up the tree while she and my father-in-law were out. I can still remember her surprised expression when she opened the door and saw us standing there with her new tree. She was so happy!

A few hours later she went home to be with her Lord.

Today my hubby picked up our son during his lunch hour. Together they went and picked out some purple (her fav color) tulips for her grave. I thought that it was very important for my son to go with his daddy since I never want my son forgetting his Mamaw (she passed away a month and a half before his second birthday). I always want him to remember what a wonderful woman she was.

We'll see you again someday Mamaw!

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Blogger David said...

wow - such a sudden loss - and I am guesing she was young(ish)
Why do the good die young?
BLOGOlympics part 2 tonight

January 23, 2006 2:31 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

She was in her mid fourties David...thanks for stoppin!

January 23, 2006 2:31 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Your family is in my thoughts today....and always!

January 23, 2006 3:13 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

We miss her very, very much!! I wish every day I still had my mommy! You're never too old to want your mommy, especially when you're sick.

I can't believe she's been gone for 2 years already!

January 23, 2006 4:45 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

IQ test..
Together with my hubby we got 24 :P

I wish I could have gotten the rest, but I had to go to the grocery store.

January 23, 2006 6:06 PM

 
Blogger Carol said...

Trinity 13,
Out visiting the competition.

That is nice to hear how you are keeping your son's memory of his grandma alive.

January 23, 2006 7:01 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

The passing away of someone we love and cherish, someone who is so good and wonderful is truly indeed a big loss to us and makes us wonder why. But God works in strange ways and has his own reasons. What is important is that you made her happy before she passed away.

January 23, 2006 7:28 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Wow, she was so young, poor thing. I think it's great that you honor her and want to keep her memory alive, when so many are afraid to talk about those who have passed on.

January 23, 2006 11:44 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

It's my mom-in-law's birthday today.... I'm glad she's in good health and she's happy.

I'm sure your mom-in-law was happy when she was with us here and is happier where she is, too. :-)

January 24, 2006 5:33 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks PJ! We appreciate it.

I miss her too Lo!

Nice job Day!!!

We're trying Carol...thanks for visiting!

Yes, God had His reasons FC.

She was really young Becky, too young.

She is in no more pain now Chrixean.

January 24, 2006 9:00 AM

 

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Chinese Sundays

Since some of you asked about this dish, I thought I would just make a post about it!!! Excited yet?! I didn't think so...heehee!

This food dish is something my mom's family has done for years. It's great for party's with a large group of people. The host makes up rice and a chicken sauce made by mixing chicken and cream of chicken soup. Then the guests all bring toppings to put on the dish. Last night we had people bring cheese, diced tomatoes, diced onions, chow mein noodles, sour cream, canned pineapple, coconut, chopped nuts, and cherries (you can use a lot more toppings...like peppers, celery, bacon bits, etc). Unlike my hubby, I don't all those toppings on my chicken and rice. I start with a good base of rice, then I add about 2 ladles of the chicken sauce. Then goes on the cheese (it goes on first so it can start melting), then some pineapple, nuts, chow mein noodles, coconut, and finally a cherry on top. Believe it or not, even with those weird toppings, the dish tastes fantastic!!! It's probably one of my favorite meals!

Here is a pick of my hubby's Chinese sunday from our leftovers lunch today. Notice how it looks just like an ice cream sunday.
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Today he put on cheese, coconut, chow mein noodles, pineapple, sour cream and cherries...he would have put on more, but that's all the toppings we had in the house! Heehee!!! And yes, the chicken and rice is somewhere down on the bottom!

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Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Oh my gosh that is so funny! But curiously sounds yummy. I just might have to try this someday!

January 22, 2006 9:48 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Seems to taste yummy. All the while I thought it was really ice cream. You got me there (lol). Anyway will try it one of this days. Took note of your ingredients and thanks for sharing.

January 23, 2006 1:36 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Down 10 lbs.!!!!! Yeah!!! Trin!!!!

Got say, that dish looks kinda groos....but you know how I am with mixing my food! :)

January 23, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

You lost me at the coconut and pineapple. It sounded great until then ;-)

January 23, 2006 12:23 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Okay, I'll take your word for it because chow mein and pineapple sounds like a recipe for a doctor's visit.

January 23, 2006 1:33 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you've got ingredients here i would never have thought to put together, it sounds strange, but looks delicious.

January 23, 2006 2:13 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Try it! I've only met one person who doesn't like it.

It does look like ice cream FC...that's the point! Heehee! But it's so good.

Thanks PJ! But you would like the dish...only with a lot less toppings.

I love both of those Cube...very sweet!

Hmmmmm, so good Arm!!!

It is BSTS! I love it!!!

January 24, 2006 8:56 AM

 

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Stolen From...

Texas_Ivy10! Thanks!!!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Trinity!

  1. Trinity is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature!
  2. Twenty-eight percent of Microsoft's employees are Trinity.
  3. Trinity can drink over 25 gallons of water at a time.
  4. A rhinoceros horn is made from compacted Trinity.
  5. Trinity is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world.
  6. Bananas don't grow on trees - they grow on Trinity.
  7. Trinity has a memory span of three seconds.
  8. Trinityicide is the killing of Trinity!
  9. If you lace Trinity from the inside to the outside, the fit will be snugger around your big toe.
  10. You can tell if Trinity has been hard-boiled by spinning her. If she stands up, she is hard-boiled!
I am interested in - do tell me about



Btw, we had a great party tonight. I made up some Chinese sundays (soooo yummy!!!) and everyone brought toppings. Then we had ice cream sundays for dessert. It's been a long time since I've had strawberry and caramel topping! I was in dessert heaven!!!

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Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

number 4 and 6 were pretty funny
You saw the brooches but have you seen the pendant??

January 21, 2006 9:41 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Am curious about the oldest playable instrument.

What are Chinese sundays? Sounds really yummy.

January 21, 2006 10:49 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Am curious about your Chinese Sundays. Sounds delicious. Maybe you would like to share us your recipe for this. You just made my mouth water for a banana split sundae.

January 22, 2006 12:00 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Okay, I did the little trivia thing. It says, Deputy's Wife is the world's largest rodent. And evidently I am recyclable.

January 22, 2006 12:31 AM

 
Blogger War Eagle said...

Trin, Thats really funny. I will post my results on my blog.

January 22, 2006 9:05 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

They look great Day!

Check out my most recent post Viamarie and FC!

Ha, I love your results DW and WE!!!

January 23, 2006 8:08 AM

 
Blogger Killired said...

i did mine too!
http://killired.blogspot.com/2006/01/top-10-trivia-tips.html#links

thanks!

January 24, 2006 2:46 PM

 

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Tired

Good grief, I'm already tired today. I got to bed last night at about midnight (had to stay up to watch Smallville), so I got about 6 hours of sleep. But right now I feel like I've been up all night. My eyes are heavy and I have no energy. I would drink something with caffeine in it to wake me up, but doesn't effect me. If anything, caffeine makes me sleepy. I could drink a huge cappuccino from this place (hmmmm, they have the best coffee drinks), but every time I do, I usually take a nap afterward. I guess drinking it just wipes me out!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

I am tired too! Maybe we met up in our sleep and partied all night??? I got a coffee to try to wake me up...but I am only more tired! At least tomorrow is Saturday!!!! Yeah!!

Hope your day gets better!! :)

January 20, 2006 11:14 AM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I'm with you, the last 3 nights in a row I stayed up till midnight or later... I've been yawning all day! Glad it is the weekend!

I've got an off topic question for you: how do you get the comments label to change for each post?

January 20, 2006 12:32 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You bet! Coffee makes me sleepy too. It has been my habit to take coffee around 10:00 p.m. or just before going to bed and it really makes yawn and off to bed.

January 20, 2006 6:47 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Your like me. See the sugar in all those coffee drinks makes you crash. I had one today and I got a headache.

I totally failed at dieting today. I wont go into details because its's that bad

January 20, 2006 7:52 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Yeah, I'm tired too. I swear, this pregnancy is doing a number on me! I feel so old...maybe this will have to be tha caboose.

January 20, 2006 10:45 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Isn't this weird? Caffeine is suppose to keep us awake but all of us are experiencing the same thing. They should conduct a study on why this is so.

To keep me awake if I am at work, I conduct the rounds of the company. The more people and things I see, the more I am kept awake.

January 21, 2006 8:26 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have lots of coffee!

Hope you can join The Federation. See my Journal for details.

January 21, 2006 12:18 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I think you're right PJ! Party on!!!

I hope you got my email Texas!

I drink a cappie right before bed FC...it's the perfect way to end the day!

Sorry about the diet Day. I hope it goes better for you this week!

I remember being soooo sleepy during my pregnancy Faith. I had to have a daily nap.

Yes, they should Viamarie! I would love to know why caffeine doesn't work with us.

Done Capt!!!

January 23, 2006 8:07 AM

 

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

T13's Thursday Thirteen


Thirteen Things about Trinity13



1. I had a wonderful day off yesterday! It was nice to be able to just hang out with my son all day.

2. I have the day off today as well! We plan on going to the grocery, and then we might go spend some time with my mom...and maybe go window shopping!

3. Smallville is on tonight. I can't wait to see what's in store with Jonathan Kent's election race.

4. I had a meeting with the autistic boy's behavior specialist this morning. She is trying to put a plan in place to allow for more structure in the home. I hope it works!

5. I found out last night that the autistic boy's mom is in the hospital. The baby is okay, but she has gestational diabetes. So they are trying to regulate her blood sugar before sending her home. She told me that it has actually been a nice break for her...that it's wonderful just being out of the house for a while.

6. The diet is going pretty well. I'm def eating better, but I need to start exercising. It really helps me lose weight, but I just don't have the time or energy to work out.

7. I could get up at 5:30 to work out, but come on now! That's just crazy!!!

8. I thought about going to a church scrapbooking party tomorrow, but it's been forever since I've worked on my boy's book. I'm still in his hospital pics (there were over a 150 to look through) so the end is no where in sight and it's discouraging.

9. Maybe I'll just hire PJ to finish it for me!!! She is so creative!

10. According to my son, his farts smell like pirates!

11. And mine smell like roses and flowers...he is so smart!

12. I'm ready to watch some more movies this weekend...maybe Mr. & Mrs. Smith, or Into the Blue, or maybe even The Island.

13. I'm off for the day! Blog ya later!!!


Other Thursday Thirteeners from my links list:
1. PJ
2. Leslie
3. Texas_Ivy10
4. Jen's Horde
5. Better Safe Then Sorry
6. Shannon



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!



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Blogger Princess21 said...

Is it Thursday already???!!! Gessh...how time flies!!

I think you are doing great in the book! Keep it going!!! :)

A says his farts smell like roses. I tell him...yeah, dead ones that a horse peed on and are laying in something rotting. He just looks at me and says.....but they are still roses!! :)

January 19, 2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

two days off in a row. you must be loving it!

January 19, 2006 1:45 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

I say go for the scrapbooking and enjoy the fellowship. It does get overwhelming, I know. I have found that if you take only 6 photos for each spread you get a lot more accomplished than having all of them with you. Then you know your theme too and only need to bring stuff for that theme.

I think I need to have a scrappin' party soon.

January 19, 2006 1:51 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh forgot, my 13 are up too (as you know hee hee)

January 19, 2006 1:52 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

my wife has an autistic boy in her kindergarten class. turns out there is no much didn't know about autism.

January 19, 2006 2:52 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Enjoy your second day off! I may continue to do the TT now and again, but it has become increasingly difficult for me to get my list going then visit other TTer's!

I've been eating better since the holidays and just started working out again. I dance Salsa to work out. I got in 20 mins last night and it really kicked my butt! But I feel great. I think you ahve to pick a type of excersise that you consider fun... it makes it so much easier to get and stay motivated to work out!

Happy Thursday!

January 19, 2006 2:53 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I say more cushion if you fall down!!!

:)

January 19, 2006 2:56 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

When he says they smell like pirates... does he mean that they smell bad, then? Cuz pirates out to sea in those old ships have no showers, so I bet they are pretty rank!

January 19, 2006 3:23 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i have no idea what pirates smell like, don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing.
i'm playing this week too!

January 19, 2006 4:00 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah!!! You linked me!!! I belong!!!

January 19, 2006 4:34 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Comments in French? I can't do that. Hmmmm.

Pirates, eh? Anya "fluffed" once in the tub and said it smelled like zebra poop, we'd just been to the zoo....

Thanks for stopping by, I'll go link you up!

January 19, 2006 4:54 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks PJ, it's just taking too long!

I am lovin it Day!!!

I might just have to try that Leslie...it should help.

Found out BoN that "Hands" on Boston Legal has autism...very interesting.

Same here Texas...that's why I just list the people in my links (who I know participate every week).

Very funny Day!!!

Yes, they smell very bad Guru!

It's a bad thing BSTS...heehee!

Of course I linked you silly PJ!

Zebra poop...very cute Jen!

January 20, 2006 8:50 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

So, who do you think is going to die on Smallville next week? I was thinking one of the parents, but the previews are indicating Lana. I think it's odd that they're even promoting it and find it rather creepy: Next week, someone close to Clark IS GOING TO DIE!

January 22, 2006 5:21 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I don't care who it is Becky, as long as it's not my Chloe!!!

January 23, 2006 8:01 AM

 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Apple Pie

Right now my hubby's co-workers are over here for lunch. I cooked them up some yummy bbq chicken pizza and then I baked up some apple pie. They are loving me right now!!! I just love hearing my praises over my apple pie...from a box...that cost $1.88!!! Could life be any grander right now?! HA!!!

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Blogger Father of 3 said...

2 of my favorite things...apple pie and bbq chicken...yummm.

January 18, 2006 1:45 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Awwww... and all I had was an apple and yogurt! Jealous!!

January 18, 2006 2:09 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

What a cook!

January 18, 2006 3:09 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

bbq chicken pizza is the bomb, escpecially from California Pizza Kitchen. mmmmmmm

January 18, 2006 3:12 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

That's the only way to cook! I'm glad they all enjoyed their meal!

I'm hosting a fun competition over at my blog. I hope you can play! Trying to Catch Up: The Blog Olympics

January 18, 2006 10:45 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Can I come over for lunch?!?

January 19, 2006 12:46 AM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

MMMMMMM.... Pizza and apple pie sounds yummy right now.....
Hope I can drop by for dinner at your place sometime in the future! :-)

January 19, 2006 1:22 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

You must cook very well. Watch out! They will start coming back for many more lunches. Hope to have a chance to taste it sometime.

Btw, thanks for dropping my blog.

January 19, 2006 7:51 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It's was so good everyone! Thanks for stoppin by!!!

January 19, 2006 2:15 PM

 
Blogger dena said...

To me any apple pie is good...as long as it's hot, and as a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top!

visiting from michele's

January 19, 2006 3:24 PM

 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I'm Back!

Well I had a wonderful break! Saturday nights birthday party for my father-in-law was a success in my book! We had about 50 people attend!!! There was plenty of food, and we got many compliments on the yummy cake!

On Sunday, my hubby and I had over my sister and her new boyfriend (thanks mom for taking the boy for the night!). My sis has had a 6 year crush on this boy of hers. He finally came to his senses and asked her out about a month ago! They have been inseparable ever since!!! I def think this is the one for her!

Anyway, they came over and had some pizza with us. Since they are movie freaks, we watched Office Space and Red Eye. Then we watched DH and GA before tuning into The Matrix Reloaded. Needless to say, we had a late night together. I think this soon will be one of many late movie night with them!

I got to sleep in yesterday since my mom had my son (and she got to sleep in as well since he didn't get up till past 10). It was so nice to not have to get up. I got to sleep in till about 11, then I met up with my sis so that we could head over to the movie theatre. We had a fabulous time together and she didn't stop smiling the entire time (ahhhh, she is in love!).

All in all, I had a wonderful weekend!!! And I'll be having another break this week. I will not have the red heads tomorrow or Thursday, so it will be nice having some alone time with my son. And I'll actually be able to grocery shop during the day...I'm so excited!!! Heehee!

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Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

that is so great for your sister. my sister has been divorced for many years, she doesn't date, i wish she would meet someone, it would do her good. doesn't your life feel better seeing your sister so happy?

January 17, 2006 9:16 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

A wonderful break indeed. Consider it a luxury you deserve.

January 17, 2006 9:27 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah for sissy!!! I am sooooo happy for her!!! She deserves to be happy!!!

I am glad the party was a hit! I am throwing a suprise party for a friend of mine. She is turning 50 as well. Wish me luck!!!

Great weekend!!! :)

January 17, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's what you call being happy. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Hope for the best for your sis.

January 17, 2006 9:55 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Wow . . . you know, I'm a movie person too, but three movies and two hour-long T.V. shows in one sitting? That's hardcore.

January 17, 2006 11:39 AM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

What a wonderful weekend! How was Red Eye? I've been wanting to see that one!

I'm happy for your sister!

January 17, 2006 12:44 PM

 
Blogger s'mee said...

Hey Trinity! Michele sent s'mee! I will check back on your blog often ( i think I need to read some back entries to catch up to speed...) congratualtions on the fun, and for your sis! wahoo!

January 17, 2006 1:47 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i've noticed that Reloaded sure has been on a lot lately. this is not a bad thing.

January 17, 2006 2:11 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Awesome for your sister! Wahoo! I had a crush for seven years and we finally married...15 years of marriage now!

Thanks for sharing the fun.

January 17, 2006 2:48 PM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Ahh, sleeping in. I remember that.

January 17, 2006 4:46 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Wow! Sleeping in! Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

January 17, 2006 8:22 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

Glad you had such a great weekend. New love is so fresh and exciting!

January 18, 2006 2:19 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

wow I don't think I could watch that much tv in a row.

I read 50 pages in my book before going to sleep last night.

January 18, 2006 7:52 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

That is hardcore movie watching! I haven't watched that many movies since the old dusk to dawn horror movie marathons at the drive-in & that was a looooong time ago.

January 18, 2006 1:13 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes BSTS, I love seeing her so happy!

I love having a break Viamarie!

Good luck with your party PJ! Let me know if you need any help.

Thanks FC!

Awww, that's nothing Arm! I've cut down since I've gotten older.

Red Eye was pretty good Texas. I don't think there was much of a story to it, but it was enjoyable.

Thanks for stopping by S'mee!!!

I happen to love the movie BoN...a shock, I know! Heehee!!!

I hope that's the way they are headed MC!

I love sleeping in Jana and DW...so wonderful!

Had a wonderful weekend Leslie, thanks!

It was wonderful Day! I hope to do the same thing this weekend as well! HA!!!

I've watched a lot more Cube...but I'm older now and I don't have as much time! And I also value sleep more...heehee!!!

January 19, 2006 2:22 PM

 

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Friday, January 13, 2006

No Time

I'll be busy tonight and most of tomorrow. We are celebrating my father-in-laws 50th birthday tomorrow evening and I have quite a few things to get ready before the party.

I made up some fudge earlier this afternoon, but I will prob make up more tomorrow. I also have to finish up the favor candy bags and I need to get some pigs in blankets made up. I think I'll also mix up some no-bakes as well...hmmmm, no-bakes!!!

So, have a wonderful weekend!!! Do any of you have big plans for the long weekend?

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Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

As it's my birthday today, I've been answering lots of messages. I would like to have seen 'Memoirs Of A Geisha' at the cinema. May do next week.

January 14, 2006 10:20 AM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Wow, your father-in-law is so young! It;s so sweet of you to prepare food for his party. I bet you and him get along really great :-) have a great weekend, too!

January 14, 2006 1:17 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you're the second post i've seen mentioning a long weekend, what's going on in the states?
enjoy you fil's birthday, sounds like a great way to get the weekend going!!!

January 14, 2006 1:22 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

My father-in-law is visiting this weekend. He's 68.

January 14, 2006 5:40 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

that defiantly doesn't sound like diet food to me!

January 14, 2006 10:46 PM

 
Blogger koyama said...

mmmmmmmmm Fudge. We had a huge lasagna feast which was also not part of the pre-baby diet workout regime...

January 15, 2006 7:10 PM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Your father-in-law is very young! Hope you have a super time, and you just can't go wrong with no-bake recipes! Fudge...that's all I will allow myself to think on that subject. Yum! Great job on the weight loss! Keep on truckin! No plans here as it's not a long weekend in Canada, although the kids will be having Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in school today. It's very encouraging to hear my 5 year old son tell me all about Martin Luther King Jr. Have a great long weekend!

January 16, 2006 7:57 AM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

sounds like a party Id like to go to!

January 16, 2006 10:51 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

So how was the party?????

January 16, 2006 11:08 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Awesome - I can read about you making fudge and then a mere one inch above I can see your weight-loss progress. YES!

January 16, 2006 1:19 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend~ and hope that FIL's party was awesome!

January 16, 2006 2:37 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Does that fudge ship well?

January 17, 2006 1:02 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Happy bday Capt!!!

We usually do get along great Chrixean! He's a wonderful man...most of the time. Heehee!

Monday was Martin Luther King Day BSTS, so I had the day off!

Have fun with your fil Barbara!

I was pretty good Day! I only had a small piece of bday cake...it was sooo good!

Lasagna sounds so good right now Koyama!

My father is even younger Shelley!

It was fun MRSG!!!

Wonderful PJ! Good food, good friends, good music, good times!!!

I only had one or two small bites Arm!

It was Texas!

Oh yes Becky! But it's so very easy to make.

January 17, 2006 8:26 AM

 

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Saying I Love You

My hubby tells me that he loves me all the time. He tells me before work, when he comes, while watching TV, when I'm helping my son eat his dinner, right before bed, etc., etc. I appreciate it, really I do, but he wants to me say "I love you too" in response. While that's a nice thing to do, I can't. It's not that I don't love him, but I just don't like being made to do anything. If I want to say I love you, I will. I won't say it out of obligation.

And I def don't want to do it out of habit and or have it be a knee jerk reaction. I want to really mean it every time!!!

In fact, I think he says I love you too often. It's like he doesn't even think about it. It's just something he has to say to me, his wife. He'll insist that he means it every time, but I still think it's too much.

I must be crazy!

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Blogger Sandy said...

When my husband goes on the overkill binge I start to rely on phrases like, "Of course you do", "Why wouldn't you", and "I know." :)

Then I remind him that a better way is to show me - like by unloading and loading the dishwasher.

Michele sent me tonight.

January 12, 2006 11:15 PM

 
Blogger Minerva said...

Well, I am JEALOUS to bits....Does he have a twin brother who is single? I have always been the one who said it first, so maybe that is why?

Michele sent me...

Minerva

January 12, 2006 11:25 PM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Well, this sort of goes under the heading of PDA, doesn't it? Some people are better and more comfortable at it than others. I'm with you. I save it for big occasions.

Michele sent me!!

January 12, 2006 11:43 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Of course there are other methods of communicating love besides saying, "I love you", but none of them are complete without the spoken word.

Performing an unrequested chore is a great way to express love, but how does the lovee determine the lover's motive if they don't explain themselves?

How long should the "of course you do"s and "I know"s replace a natural loving reply?

From first hand experience, it is a huge rush to hear from the one you love that they love you too, instead of them just acknowledging, ignoring, or deflecting your statement.

When you have very few people in your life who REALLY love you, and even fewer who verbalize it, sometimes it's just nice to hear it.

The last thing I would ask is for anyone to be forced to say those 3 little words if they don't mean them.

Maybe I tell my wife that I love her too often(if that's possible), but I do mean it every time.

Those who know me best can testify that I don't say things I don't mean, especially nice things.

Bottom line: I know that I am loved. However, knowing isn't the same as feeling.

January 13, 2006 5:38 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

You're right, the phrase can be overused, but it is better than the alternative. Some people never hear it at all. Maybe you should tell him how you feel about it.

January 13, 2006 8:57 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I agree Sandy...a spouse (more specifically a man) shows their love through actions.

You can have mine Minerva! HA!!! Just kiddin!

It means more if said less Karen...so only for big occasions works for me!

I disagree (naturally...heehee) with most of your points G. I don't need an I love you to know that I am loved. It's all about the actions baby!!! For example, when you clean out the litter box, it means more to me than you saying "those 3 little words".

And I'm sure hearing "I love you too" wouldn't mean so much to you if I said it all the time. It would lose it's meaning and you would become used to it.

It may be a huge rush for you (only because I don't say I love you very often), but for me it isn't. I don't feel anything when you tell me that you love me (since I already know that you do). And I think it's because you say it waaaay too much! It has lost it's meaning. I'm just not feelin the love.

It is nice to hear it G, but not all the time. Instead show me that you love me. Or back up your words with action. Saying I love you is the easy way out...instead, romance your wife!!! And start tonight...if you know what I mean! Heehee!

I'm working on it Cube, thanks!

January 13, 2006 9:14 AM

 
Blogger yvaine said...

that's sweet of him, i think. :) hi! michele sent me!

January 13, 2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Like Sandy, I smile and say something else. Usually, it's "Thank you..."

He might get the hint then. :)

Here from Michele's!

January 13, 2006 9:31 AM

 
Blogger amanda said...

i have to say, I employ the same tactic as Sandy when my husband gets too mushy. :)

Here via Michele.

January 13, 2006 9:37 AM

 
Blogger ribbiticus said...

you're luckier in the sense that there are others in the world whose partners can't even say those three little words. it's nice to hear from time to time. :)

michele sent me today.

January 13, 2006 9:39 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Ok....I seem like the odd one out!! My hubby says it all the time and I always reply with I love you too! I think it is great!! And if he truly loves me, no matter how many times he says it he means it!!! And I think telling him he says it too much may result in them feeling as if they should never say it.....which is not good. You should always encourage them to express how much they love you in whatever form they see fit at that time. I don't know.....But I love you Trin!! :)

January 13, 2006 10:15 AM

 
Blogger Crazy MomCat said...

You aren't crazy. You just operate differently from him. As long as he respects that, and doesn't get upset when you don't say it back, then don't worry about it. This is something my husband and I have to work on when it comes to being "touchy feely" becuase it's not my bag. And, if I feel forced or made to feel obligated to do something I get really resentful and rebellious.

I think the best thing you could do is just talk to him about it and your reasoning. It is great you have a husband who is so ready to tell you he loves you though! A lot of women have it the other way around. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

January 13, 2006 10:29 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

What's with all the :)'s???? Heehee!

I know G means it PJ...but I don't feel it. That's the difference. I need actions to back up words. That's how I feel love from him, that is how my love tank gets filled. My love languages are words of affirmation combined with acts of service. One usually can't be done without the other to make me feel loved. So I want more than the words since the words alone do nothing for me. If he really loved me and wanted to show it, he would show me love in my language and not how he sees fit at that time. Like I said, I feel more love from him when he cleans out the litter box then when he says I love you...but that's just me! Ha!!!

We def have some things in common Crazy Momcat! I'm not a touchy feely person either. I like my space and I don't like being forced to do anything. I do appreciate him saying I love you though! I just wish I felt the love behind it.

January 13, 2006 10:40 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

No you're not crazy. It's just that you have been hearing these words to many times that you feel it doesn't mean anything any longer but to your spouse, it may mean something. If he says it many times maybe he just doesn't know how to show you how much he does love you - reason for repeated I Love You.
Don't take yourself too seriously but never never fail to take your spouse seriously enough.

January 13, 2006 10:53 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I think you just want that litte box cleaned!!! :)

I understand you....but you also have to understand how they express love....even if it is not how you percieve it!! You can't make someone show you exactly how you want to feel it. I get the whole love tank thing.....I don't know. I think you would really benefit from the sunday school class A and are involved in. It helps you understand a lot about your spouse!!

January 13, 2006 11:10 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Have you read that Love Languages book by Gary Chapman? It might help you sort this out!

January 13, 2006 11:36 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

The same thing goes on at my house - sometimes I just don't want to say it. You say it too often and it doesn't mean anything, right?

January 13, 2006 11:58 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

He does have a hard time showing me love FC...but he is working on it.

I just love it when he does it PJ!

Your right PJ, I can't make G show me love in the way that I actually feel it. But he should want make me feel loved. It all comes down to speaking each others love language. He could rub my feet every night, hold my hand where ever we go, give me tons of hugs, or rest his hand on my leg while we are sitting together...but I don't feel love through this. His language is physical touch, so that is how he would express his love for me. But in order for me to feel the love he has for me, he needs to give me affirming words and acts of service (the two work hand in hand with me). I'll have to let ya borrow the 5 love languages book PJ...it's a wonderful read and you find out so much about how to express your love for your spouse in the way they can feel it.

Oh yes Jana...I love it!

Right Armaedes!

January 13, 2006 1:15 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you're each kind of doing your own thing, but i'm pretty sure each time he says, he really means it. just cuz you're his wife doesn't necessarily mean he has to say it. he sounds real sweet, you're lucky. now if that doesn't make you want to say it to him...

January 13, 2006 2:40 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Thanks PJ and BSTS. It's good to know that not everyone thinks I'm an idiot for telling Trin I love her.

January 13, 2006 10:23 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know BSTS, I am a lucky woman!

I don't think you are an idiot G!!! How's this, I will say I love you more if you say it less...that work for you?

January 13, 2006 11:40 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Yes sweetikens, I stop giving you so much tat.

January 14, 2006 11:40 PM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

I think we say it alot sometimes, but I think its our "thing". We know we mean it and if we stopped, I would be so sad. But as long as your hubby understands you, then no fear!

January 16, 2006 10:53 AM

 

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Thirteen Things about Trinity13



1. Saturday is the autistic boy's birthday...he will be 8 and he is getting stronger everyday.

2. I'm already looking forward to my son's March birthday. He will be turning four!!! I have the theme picked out and I hope my son will enjoy it!

3. I will def by buying my son another Leapster game...he never wants to put the learning system down!

4. This Saturday is my father-in-law's 50th birthday party. My sis-in-law has been working her butt off to get ready for it. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

5. My great aunt's birthday is this Sunday and I really need to get a card out to her today. She is so good about sending cards (with money) to us, that I really want to remember her special day as well.

6. I want this for my birthday G!!! (Now let's see how long it takes him to read this post!)

7. And this!

8. Or this!

9. Okay, never mind on that last one...I would kill my hubby if he spent that much on it! I'll wait till it drops down in price.

10. But, I think we are going to do this for my birthday (and forget about the diet for one night!).

11. I can't believe my hubby is going to be 30 this year. Where has the time gone?

12. He wants a motorcycle for his big day in September...I'd better start saving up now! HA!!!

13. Can you tell I've had birthdays on the brain?!!!



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Blogger loelsh said...

Hey you've been working just as hard on the party (and spending just as much money). Thanks, BTW!

And, mmmmmm, chaze froys!!! Yummy!

January 12, 2006 9:29 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Hey...my b-day is only 4 months and 18 days away!!!! Yeah for b-days!!! I hope yours is extra specail!!! :)

January 12, 2006 10:05 AM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

My birthday is in March too! Four is such a cute age! They are finally out of the terrible 2's & 3's.... yay! :) Outback Steakhouse... ummmmmmm (Picture Homer).... Great choice!

Have a great Thursday!

January 12, 2006 10:57 AM

 
Blogger Im Chele In LA said...

great post...
Stopping by again....
m

January 12, 2006 12:24 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Birthday's on the brain? I have it as well, as it's mine on Saturday!

January 12, 2006 3:15 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Anytime Lo!

Happy early bday PJ!!!

I'm def looking forward to him turning 4 Texas!

Thanks for stoppin M!

Happy Birthday Capt!!!

January 12, 2006 11:25 PM

 
Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds like lots of birthday wishes are in order. :)

Hey, 30 isn't so bad. I'll be 33 in May. Actually, come to think of it, I like this decade the best so far and it's so much better than the alternative of NOT having a birthday 'cause then, well you know...

Michele sent me.

January 13, 2006 10:09 AM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

LOL I remember thinking 30 was old a Longggggggg time ago .
Thanks for stopping by my TT list, your link is added.

January 13, 2006 2:37 PM

 

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Up And Coming B-day

For the past couple of years, I have dreaded my birthday. I call it the day of disappointment. I try to look forward to it, but when I do, it's always a big let down. It's been this way since I was 19. I know things will never be like they are when you are a kid, but a girl can dream, can't she?

I just don't want to be this way this year. I want to be happy and grateful for whatever happens (or doesn't happen) on my big day. I want to have a different attitude starting right now! My birthday is about three weeks away and I want to look forward to it!

So, if you send a prayer out for my hubby, that would be great! He will soon be starting to think about plans for my birthday...and he needs all the help he can get!!!

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Blogger Chrixean said...

Hey, hey! Happy Birthday! Birthdays are great! I love birthdays, especially when it's mine, heehee. Think of all the fun things you could do now that you couldn't do when you were younger! Think of all the fun places you are free to go to that your youth prevented you from going to! And even if your hubby doesn't plan something ultra-spectacular, why don't you plan something for the both of you? Girls are really much better with these things, so i say just go for it! Relax, enjoy, celebrate and have fun! :-D

January 11, 2006 1:50 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

Make your feelings known & your husband will get you what you want for your birthday. Most of the time, they're dying for a hint.

January 11, 2006 11:06 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I have to agree with cube. My husband is the most unromantic fellow ever!

January 11, 2006 1:54 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Happy pre-birthday! :) Help your hubby plan a great birthday... it won't be a surprise, but could give him hints for future birthdays!

January 11, 2006 3:57 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I never used to like my birthdays much either. Especially after I turned 30. Last year, the Deputy reminded me of something. As we get older, with children, it isn't about us. It is about what we have. And I have three little boys that like to make a big deal out of mommy's birthday. After realizing that, I think I look forward to them now.

January 11, 2006 5:21 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Hmm. So your birthday is coming ha? Well, advance happy birthday. Of course it's okay to dream. You don't have to be young to dream. Even older people can. Birthdays are good because it reminds you that you are towards another step in you life, be it good or bad. Dreams are for free so go ahead and spend all you have for your dream in life and surely you will get it you only strive. Sweat it out too with all your heart for you will never in this world be born again.

January 11, 2006 11:52 PM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Aww....Trin....I wish we lived closer so I could be an encouragment in person. Keep your chin up! Birthdays are milestones. Look at getting older as a badge of honor. That's how I'm trying to look at the access weight and stretch marks from having the kids. I never do big things for my birthday, but just spending time with family and going out with my hubby (a treat in itself with the rat race of life going on around me) is all the celebration I need. I will pray for your hubby, and also that you are content and happy on your birthday. Huggs!

January 12, 2006 8:33 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I love my birthday b/c it's the one day I feel like I can do whatever I want whenever I want and no one will say anything about it.

Maybe you should plan to treat yourself on your day in some way?

January 12, 2006 5:19 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm helping my hubby plan something Chrixean!

I trying Cub!

My hubby is not very romantic either Day.

Thanks Texas!

Yes DW, I know I need to appreciate what I have...thanks!

I have a dream FC!

Thanks for the prayer and the encouragement Shelley!

I would love to Becky...I need a pedicure!

January 12, 2006 11:23 PM

 
Blogger mrsg said...

I understand the sad bday thing. I feel ya. Happy bday anyway!

January 16, 2006 10:55 AM

 

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Tired

I don't know what is up with me. I'm tired all the time. Last night I was in bed before 11 (which is quite an accomplishment for me!), I got up around 6:30, but was exhausted by 8am. I rested on the couch for most of the morning while oldest boys played right next to me. Then I took an afternoon nap while the boys were napping. After all that, I'm still tired. And it's not like I ever sleep too much during the day since I'm still sleepy after no naps. So I'm not sure what to do. Do I go to bed even sooner? Do I limit my napping/resting to an hour a day? Do I hibernate for the rest of the winter?

Btw, after yesterdays comments, it sounds like I'm not alone...that most women to the same thing I do. We love to move around furniture! I don't feel so alone now, thank you!!!


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Blogger ghraper said...

You have to nap test the couches in their new locations!

January 09, 2006 11:09 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I read somewhere authoritative that if you miss sleep, do not nap. Just go to bed at your regular time the next night, otherwise your sleep patterns get all screwed up.

January 09, 2006 11:54 PM

 
Blogger Paula said...

Oh man. Hope you can figure this out. Have you been out of sinc with your typical schedule over the holidays or anything?

January 10, 2006 12:51 AM

 
Blogger koyama said...

Sleep is good!!! Some days are just like that... I completely understand. I am all about loooooong sleep ins in the morning (no kids yet!)

January 10, 2006 1:41 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Thanks for joining my meme. Was very amazed with your burping the alphabets. Anyway was interested in the thursday thirteen but don't know how to join. Tried logging in and will see how I managed to do it.

January 10, 2006 9:49 AM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I find the more I rest or sleep, the more tired I feel. Excercise helps me sleep at night and it gives me energy. I noticed I was feeling more and more tired over the holidays, and the only thing I changed was the fact I quit my excersise routine.... it got to be a pain in between the holidays food jaunts! haha

I hope you can rest better, so you feel better!

January 10, 2006 10:04 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

My advice. Excercise. I hate even uttering that word, but a 10 minute walk can really recharge my batteries.

January 10, 2006 1:03 PM

 
Blogger Mama B said...

I'm delurking myself. I enjoyed reading your blog.

January 10, 2006 5:04 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

I don't care what time I go to bed..if I have to be up by 6:30, I would be through! But I think that is the pregnancy speaking.

January 10, 2006 9:03 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

could you be expecting???
if you need a nap, your body is telling you you're tired, but you're too busy to listen. you might still be catching up after the holidays, i say pull up a pillow and get some rest.

January 10, 2006 10:28 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I love testing the couches G!

I guess I should never nap then Barbara...heehee!

Schedule? What schedule Paula?! HA!!!

I love my sleep ins on the weekends Koyama! I just wish I could during the week as well!

I would love to see you be a part of the T13 FC!

I should exercise more Texas, but I just don't have the motivation...I'm too tired! HA!

I might try an evening walk DW, thanks!

Thanks for delurking Busymom! Good to meet you!!!

I was always more tired during my pregnancy as well Faith.

I don't know BSTS!!! I wish I was expecting!!!!!

January 10, 2006 10:57 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I'm not a lurker, do I get to post anyway?

If the tiredness keeps up, there's no harm in getting your blood checked. I had wicked high TSH after Tiernan was born, which meant my thyroid was hardly functioning. I just assumed I was tired all the time because I had four kids!

Anyway, it's just something to keep in the back of your head in case you need it later :-)

January 11, 2006 3:20 PM

 

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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Furniture Moving

I'm never satisfied. If my hubby does something for me and he follows my specific instructions, I'm still not happy. I can always find something to critique...which can be good and bad. It's good only because I critique myself all the time and find new ways to try to improve myself.

Anyway, I'm not crazy with my couch placement. You see, after the Cmas tree was put away, there was a big empty spot in the living room. I was not happy with this. So a few days ago, I decided to move around the couches...but it was temporary since I still wasn't happy. Then my hubby and I spent about an hour moving them around again. We finally have them in a great spot, but am I happy? NO! It still doesn't feel right. But I think I could live with it if I moved the piano and the crystal cabinet...and maybe the dvd cabinet.

Hmmmm.......

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Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i hope the cabinet is not full of crystal!!!
i move my furniture around in our family room every season and i actually hate how i have the furniture in our living room but have no idea what i can do with it, i've moved it, but it just doesn't seem right.
hope you don't have to paint;)

January 08, 2006 9:31 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Seems like you're a perfectionist.
Halt....otherwise you'll never finish moving all the furniture. (lol)
Had been like that before, but slowly changed because I get trouble with everyone. My hubby tells me a blind man can never live in my house as he will never be able to walk around. Everyday it's different.

January 08, 2006 11:15 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I change our furniture around about once every two months...my husband just shakes his head and laughs...especially since we have a very small house. Somehow I'm always rearraging it. My mom did that a lot when I was young. Not so much now (probably because it is too heavy for her now that she's older). I love change. It's always fun!

January 09, 2006 2:42 AM

 
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

i rearrange while daniel is at work. he comes home in the wee hours of the morning and usually trips over what i have done. woops!

another solution: buy all new stuff that fits better in your house. that is what i keep telling my husband, but so far, he hasn't agreed. probably because we are single-income-check-to-check-with-a-new-baby. hmph.

January 09, 2006 9:23 AM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

It will be okay! Just chill! And remember, you can always re-arrange the furniture again. I feel like that a lot. I don't have much room to work with, so I can't really be picky where things are placed. But hey, only 11 months or so until that Christmas tree is back! Change is good, but don't get too worked up over it. Hang in there! Huggs!

January 09, 2006 9:50 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

the same thing is happening over here at my house. wifeGeeding has me moving and moving and moving furniture. oh my aching back

January 09, 2006 10:12 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Oh.my.gosh!!! My hubby never does anything right either....even when I tell him exactly what to do! It must be a guy thing!! :)

I like Amanda sue's idea....all new stuff....or move again.....hmmmm...

January 09, 2006 10:13 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Better solution: toss the furniture out completely and sit on the floor.

January 09, 2006 12:51 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It sounds to me that you shouldn't have moved the Christmas tree.

January 09, 2006 3:10 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

my living room couch arrangemnt has been in the same location for exactly 15 years. There is no other place to put it!

Bummer because I would love to move it.

January 09, 2006 3:36 PM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Congratulations on the 5lb loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We move furniture about once a year. Sometimes longer. I am a creature of habit and dislike change.

January 09, 2006 6:36 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Maybe you could just rearrange the walls instead? I know what you mean, though, as I don't feel like my living room furniture looks quite right myself.

January 09, 2006 10:19 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

It is BSTS! I just don't know what to do next.

I can def be a perfectionist FC!

I never used to be this way MC...just here where I have more room to work with.

We just bought new couches AS, so I have to work with what I got! HA!

I think I might rearrange Shelley!
Thanks for the huggs!!!

My hubby sympathizes BofN!

Oh yes, I guy thing PJ!

Hmmm, the floor you say Arm? Sounds good right about now!

I know Capt...I'll know better for next year!

It was that way at my last place Day...but I have more room here, so nothing looks right.

Thanks WFI! I too am a creature of habit, but I'm also a perfectionist.

The walls Becky? Hmmm, I'll have to work on that! Heehee!!!

January 09, 2006 11:14 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I have to move my furniture around at least every 6 months just to have a new set up! You are not alone! lol

January 10, 2006 9:46 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm so glad I'm not alone anymore Texas...thanks!!!

January 10, 2006 1:15 PM

 

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Four!!!

(Saw this floating around and had to do it!)

Four jobs you've had in your life:
1. My first job was at a second run cinema...it was the best! I started in concession (and was able to do my homework during the slow time), then moved to usher, then box office worker, and finally I moved up to projectionist. It was great getting paid to watch movies!
2. Tutor-for about a year and a half.
3. Secretary/Receptionist and cleaner for my mom's beauty salon
4. Care provider for an autistic boy.

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Matrix...of course!
2. The Village
3. Office Space
4. Star Wars (any one of them)

Four places you have lived:
1. With parents
2. Apartment after marriage
3. House 5 min away
4. Townhome (and all 4 have been here in the same suburb in Columbus, Ohio)

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Boston Legal
2. Smallville
3. American Idol (starting soon!!!)
4. Grey's Anatomy

Four websites you visit daily:
1. Everyone
2. on my
3. link
4. list

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Strawberries!!
2. Ice Cream!!
3. Cereal!!
4. Pizza!!

Four places you would rather be right now:
1. At the movies
2. In bed
3. At DQ
4. Ummmmm...

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Blogger Shannon said...

mind if I steal it? thanks for the idea!
have a great weekend!

January 07, 2006 9:52 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I love all the same food you do!

January 08, 2006 12:45 AM

 
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Memes are always good for a Sunday! :)

Hi from Michele's!

January 08, 2006 3:39 PM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Here from Micheles today. LOL I can't believe you did a meme without someone tagging you !

January 08, 2006 4:49 PM

 
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

grey's and idol are two of my must-tivo-shows! :)

i never would have guessed that you like The Matrix...

January 08, 2006 5:20 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Steal away Shannon!

You have wonderful taste Barbara!

I love meme's Plain Jane...thanks for stoppin!

That's me Wendywings!!!

Yes, believe it or not Amanda Sue, I love the Matrix!!! Heehee!

January 08, 2006 8:06 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I watch Smallville and Grey's too! I also worked at movie theatre in high school and my college breaks.

January 09, 2006 10:20 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Wasn't working at a theater great Becky?! I miss it sometimes.

January 10, 2006 1:10 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

I enjoyed your meme :-)

Mmmmm...I love ice cream and pizza too...... now i'm hungry! :-D

January 12, 2006 7:55 AM

 

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Autistic Boy Update

Since it's Thursday, I had the autistic boy this morning. He is not doing so well again. He behaves so-so with me...depending on his mood. This morning he was tired, so he was acting up. He smacked me a few times and he was stemming quite a bit. Usually when he acts up, I take him for a drive. This morning it really calmed him down...thank the Lord!

This morning he was an angel compared to how he is with the other care taker. He hits, kicks, bites, and pinches her ALL the time. With her he pulls down the window blinds, tears down doors (he broke the front door just yesterday), throws the tv to the floor, and screams at her. She is fed up and is about ready to quit. And I was in her place a few months ago. He was an angel with her and fought with me. It switches every few months...and it needs to stop all together!

Something drastic needs to happen with this kid. His parents have tried many new medications and they all seem to work...for a little while. His body gets used to the meds and then they stop working.

He really needs to settle down...especially since his mom is pregnant! She had tried for 6 years before having him (and had several miscarriages-including twins). She then had another miscarriage when he was young. She got on the pill and come to find out (after being on the pill 4 years) she's pregnant-and due in June. This was totally unexpected and she was scared at first. But now she is past the risk point and is starting to get excited.

Her hubby is VERY upset with her being pregnant. It sounds like he wants her to take care of the baby...if you know what I mean. She def does not want to do this. She will leave her hubby before that will happen. This morning she was even asking me for info about my apartment complex.

So, I'm not sure what's going to happen with this family. I don't know if they will stay together. I don't know if they are going to send their autistic son into a special home. I just don't know what the future holds for them. And I don't know what I can do for this family besides pray for them.

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Blogger ghraper said...

Pray, pray, PRAY!

January 06, 2006 12:59 AM

 
Blogger Im Chele In LA said...

oh wow that is a hard one...
over from Michele's

January 06, 2006 1:28 AM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

It sounds like the only thing you can do is pray and hope for the best.

January 06, 2006 2:05 AM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Oh my...that does seem like a difficult situation. You are right, best you can do is pray for this family, and extend whatever support the mom my need. She definitely needs someone to be there to listen right now, given that she's pregnant and is in a very emotional state. I will help you pray for them as well :-)

January 06, 2006 4:57 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

I admire your patience. Taking care of this type of children can be depressing. I am glad you are able to handle him well. For the mom, yes I will help you pray too. With God nothing is impossible.

January 06, 2006 8:43 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

That is just awfull!! I will pray for them!!!

January 06, 2006 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Last Girl On Earth said...

What an intense situation. And what a terrible position that family is in. Very sad. Michele sent me. Hope you have a good weekend.

Last Girl On Earth

January 06, 2006 11:02 AM

 
Blogger Father of 3 said...

I have friends in this exact situation. They finally had to put the boy in an institution and visit him 3 x a week. It was the only option because the sibs were getting hurt.

I did a lot of work with autistic kids. #1. You can never get mad at them. EVER. It's not possible for them to act normal. It's like asking someone to wiggle their ears. Not possible. #2. Subtle changes in the diet can help. Preservatives and additives like BHT and BHA (?) make it much worse.

http://www.feingold.org/aboutus.html

3. Prayers. Love. and Patience. <--Tons of these.

January 06, 2006 11:09 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I hope the parents get counseling to strengthen their marriage. The children need them.

January 06, 2006 12:23 PM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

I will certainly pray for this situation. Besides the parents, it sounds like you have a very tough job. Hang in there! Have a great weekend!

January 06, 2006 2:19 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Wow. That's a tough situation and I can't imagine being in it. I can understand the husband's concern, but she was on the pill, after all. And it takes two to tango! I give you a lot of credit for watching him, for you must have a lot of patience and a kind heart.

January 06, 2006 3:34 PM

 
Blogger Zachary said...

oh wow i couldnt even imagine what she is going through. Hopefully everything works out for her in the end. my prayers are with her and her family

January 06, 2006 4:30 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Scary situation and a somewhat sad. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family!

January 06, 2006 5:50 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i'd say they need some counselling, this is a pretty serious turn of events.

January 06, 2006 9:20 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's a difficult situation, Trin.

January 07, 2006 12:29 PM

 
Blogger Stranger in a Strange Land said...

I spent just over a year as a behavioral specialist working one on one with at-risk kids. I had a kindergartener and a first grader that I worked with at school. It was so draining that I had trouble giving my own kids time after I got home.

January 07, 2006 10:50 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I will def pray everyone! And thank you all for your prayers concerning this family.

It's hard after so long to not get mad at him Fof3. Everyone has their breaking point...and his mom is at hers. But at least she doesn't expect her son to ever be normal, unlike the dad.

And we know not to give him too much bread. I guess the yeast effects his system.

Oh, thanks for the link!

They def need counseling Barbara and BSTS!

Thanks for the kind words Shelley and Becky.

It has actually helped me with my son Stranger. I now appreciate every day that he is healthy!

January 08, 2006 8:04 PM

 

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

T13


Thirteen Things about Trinity13


(I was tagged my M.C. Pearson quite a while ago, and just now by Deputy's Wife, so my first 5 are random weird things about me.)
1. I can burp the alphabet.

2. I pick the sock fuzzys out of between my toes every night.

3. I do the same for my son.

4. I've eaten shrimp eyes before.

5. I have to smell everything (ex: I smelled each Cmas gift I received).

6. I found some great Cmas stuff tonight at 75% off! I now have all my napkins, tablecloths, and plates for the next Cmas.

7. My mom had x-rays taken of her foot today and found out that she broke it! She refuses to wear an ankle boot since she has been able to walk around on it. The doc was okay with that as long as her foot doesn't get any worse.

8. I found out today that a friend of mine as diabetes...and he is younger than I am! I guess it runs in his family since his aunt has it.

9. I slept waaaay too much today. I rested while the boys played in front of me, and I took a three hour nap this afternoon. But I'm still tired! I guess I just need to get to bed earlier.

10. I need to do laundry, but I just haven't gotten used to the washer and dryer being in the basement yet.

11. My cousin's baby shower is this weekend. She and her hubby are still not quite excited yet. They wanted to wait a few more years, but I guess God had something else in mind for them.

12. I will be having the red heads an extra 45 min each Thursday...but do I get paid any more for that...NO! I guess I should just stop being so greedy.

13. I got to type this up in bed!!! How cool is that?!



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Blogger Becky said...

Ewwwwwwww...shrimp eyes?! I guess that means you're not a de-veiner?

January 05, 2006 12:30 AM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Burping the alphabet takes some serious talent :)

January 05, 2006 1:45 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

What a good mom....trying to rid your home of sock fuzzies!!

January 05, 2006 9:26 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Your oldest niece also loves to pick her sock fuzzies (or at least she used to when she was younger). When her sister was born, she used to take her socks off and clean her sock fuzzies too.

January 05, 2006 9:52 AM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

I burped the alphabet in my starfleet finals.

I got an A.

January 05, 2006 10:33 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Shrimp eyes? Ewww!

I had to get used to my laundry in the basement too. It really piled up before I got into the swing of things. I do two loads a day. I got baskets for colors, towels, whites, delicates, and jeans. With the baskets, it is a breeze to separate and I pick a basket that is full.

Also, doing it this way, our water bill has gone down around $6 a month. I think it is because I am doing full loads instead of partial ones.

January 05, 2006 12:24 PM

 
Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

1. I can burp the alphabet myself! hehehe we are so talented! :)
4. Shrimp eyes? Shrimp EYES??? I love shrimp, but yuk! LOL
7. I hope your mom's foot doesn't get any worse.
9. I've been extra tired the last few days myself. Not getting home till after 9pm each nioght might have something to do with that though...

January 05, 2006 12:49 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

shrimp eyes? c'mon? really?
http://secondstarrtotheright.blogspot.com/2006/01/thud-day.html

January 05, 2006 2:44 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I think you need to stop being so nice and stand up for yourself!
You deserve the extra money and you should get it.

January 05, 2006 4:14 PM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

You were right, those are some really wierd things. Never knew you could eat shrimp eyes!

January 06, 2006 12:23 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I only ate them to say that I ate them Becky!

Tell me about it Wendy...heehee!

Gotta do what I gotta do PJ!!!

Awww, watching out for her sis...how cute Lo!

I only got a B+ Capt Berk. :-(

Oh I love saving money DW! I do have three baskets, so I might have to try your idea.

Burping on command does take talent Texas...heehee!

Hmmmm, shrimp eyes Shannon! They really weren't bad.

I'm a wimp Day. Sad, but true.

After I ate them Lazy Daisy, someone told me they were poinsonous!

January 06, 2006 1:02 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Blogging from bed? Right on!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

January 06, 2006 2:53 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Gotta love it Jen!

January 08, 2006 7:55 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Burping the alphabet? Haven't quite figured out how that's done, heehee. Yup, that is definitely a weird list! Especially smelling the gifts! And it's great to know that there's someone out there who listens to rock music when's she's pregnant too :-)

January 09, 2006 9:54 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I have to smell everything Chrixean! Just ask my family.

January 10, 2006 1:12 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Smelling as in everything is really weird. I smell only food that I have never eaten before so I'll know if I'll like it or not. As for the shrimp eyes...I also eat them only when their deep fried with flour. Burping the alphabet is another weird habit...can't imagine how it's done.

January 11, 2006 7:22 AM

 

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Done

It's done...the Cmas has finally been put away! I have such a great feeling of accomplish to have it out of my sight! Now I just need to get out all the pictures and decorations that I have been storing. I didn't even want to mess with them after our move since it was so close to Cmas. But now I have the huge task of finding the perfect spot for each little item. I will also be filling up my crystal cabinet. Again, I just didn't feel like messing with it till after the holidays.

I get the red heads back tomorrow. I should of had them today, but their dad's work schedule has changed. He now will be working 4 ten hour days, so I will have more time off...which means less money for me. On one hand, I don't like it that I will be making less, but one the other, I'm looking forward to more alone time with my son (and since I'll have an extra little one in Feb, it will give me more of a break). Plus, watching someone else's kids all day is starting to wear on me. I'm a little tired of it, but it helps out my professional working mom friends and it brings in extra money for me.


Ahhhh, I need to get some sleep!

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Blogger Jen said...

Oh man, I haven't even started on taking down the Christmas stuff! You rock!

January 04, 2006 2:03 AM

 
Blogger Zachary said...

i still have to finish taking down the christmas stuff. i got everything done inside just gotta get all the lights down if it ever stops raining!

January 04, 2006 2:59 AM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

Send the children over to me.

I will happily keep them occupied in engineering.

January 04, 2006 7:55 AM

 
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

i have GOT to take my tree down soon. maybe saturday. i can't wait!

January 04, 2006 8:48 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

I loved your tree! Thanks for keeping it up so I could see!!! I took all of my stuff down on Monday! Now my house is so empty looking! Oh well.....

January 04, 2006 9:38 AM

 
Blogger Father of 3 said...

I look forward to that empty looking room feeling when the tree is first taken down.

January 04, 2006 10:11 AM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Wow, we put up our Christmas stuff on December 26.

January 04, 2006 4:45 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I got mine done too. Posted a picture of new ornamnets.

I think you better get sleep, because one needs to htink about physical health.

Sending some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz's your way

January 04, 2006 6:21 PM

 
Blogger Bonnie Calhoun said...

I haven't even started taking it down. I always wait till the weekend after Russian Christmas (the 6th). Any excuse....I love the lights! :-)

January 04, 2006 11:02 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Jen!

It's raining here to Zachary...but at least it's not snowing!!!

I would love to Capt Berk!

Good luck Amanda Sue.

Thanks PJ! NP!!!

My living room looked so empty Fof3 that I moved a couch around...heehee!

Sounds good Arm!

Loved the ornaments Day! You have very cute Santas! And thanks for the ZZZZZZZ's.

I love the lights too Bonnie...but only for so long! Heehee!!!

January 05, 2006 12:15 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Moving is a huge challenge during the holidays, I agree. I had to make four dump runs, just to get rid of all the boxes/packing paper from the movers.

January 05, 2006 12:31 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes, same here with all the boxes Becky...but that's why I keep my hubby around! Heehee!!!

January 10, 2006 1:11 PM

 

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Fiesta Bowl!

We won! We won!!! My lovely OSU Buckeyes won at 34-20 against Notre Dame! What a victory! Yeah baby...but I had no doubt! Heehee!!!

We ended up having a really great fiesta (all because of PJ's presence...heehee!), at least I think so! I made Max & Erma's tortilla soup (my first time making, but I think it turned out pretty good!), my cheesy chip dip, and sweet corn cake. Then I also had some seasoned meat and cheese for soft and hard shells. We then had left over Cmas cookies, buckeyes, fudge, fried ice cream pie (hmmmm!!!), and bunny tracks ice cream (thanks Guru and Lo).

(Btw, could I have any more links in that above paragraph?!!!)

My diet officially starts tomorrow. I plan on taking over all the Mexican leftovers to my parents house. Since my mom fell yesterday, hurt her back, and messed up her ankle, she's not able to go to work...and she can't get up to cook. So, I'll be wrapping all the food up and taking it over so she doesn't have to cook for the next two days (yes, we have that much left over) and I won't eat it all on the new diet!

Did you watch any football yesterday or today? Did your team win?

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Blogger ghraper said...

Your menu was awesome honey!

Here's my review of the game/party.

January 03, 2006 2:13 AM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

I enjoyed looking at your menu...what a good daughter you are to bring food over to you mom. Hope she is alright. Loved your weight loss graphic on your blog. Michele sent me.

January 03, 2006 4:50 AM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i didn't watch football, my guys did though. hope your mom is going to be ok.

January 03, 2006 6:40 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Sorry to hear about your mom's fall. Hope she's doing better now especially with your tender loving care. Your menu looks so enticing...it made me hungry by just reading it.

January 03, 2006 7:14 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

I'm also a big THE Ohio State University fan. I was so happy to see them win!

January 03, 2006 8:31 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

A fantastic menu makes the party, and you had a fantastic menu! Fried Ice cream pie sounds yummy, but no link!!!

I am glad your team won. I don't even want to talk about them Iowa Hawkeyes. Poor playing and poor officials... sniffle...

January 03, 2006 12:31 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

My team plays tomorrow, actually.

And 60 pounds!?!? Holy crap, take it easy there, Trin. Maybe start small, like 5 pounds, and just see how it goes.

January 03, 2006 1:05 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

A and I had an awesome time!! Thanks so much for the invite!! I loved the few seconds I actually watched of the game! And I don't think I made the fiesta.....it was you!!! All you baby!!!

January 03, 2006 2:56 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I would say since you didn't link me in that post then you could have added one more...
wahahhaaa!

January 03, 2006 9:56 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I watched the parades, no football.

Good luck on your diet!

January 03, 2006 11:22 PM

 
Blogger jennypenny said...

Being the good Canadian girl that I am I had to watch hockey (no football for this girl). Your food sounds amazing though!! I would watch football if I got to eat all that fun stuff. I want to try out making a tortilla soup somtime. You made me hungry reading your post. There goes my so called resolution to eat better.. I need to go make some nachos. Yes I do know that it is 1 in the morning :) Nachos taste better at one in the morning

January 04, 2006 1:21 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks G!

I love my momma Lazy Daisy!

She'll be fine BSTS...just saw her tonight.

I'm hungry again just thinking about all that food Viamarie!

I knew I liked you BON! Go Bucks!

Awww, thanks DW! I tried to find a link to the pie, but couldn't. If you are interested, I can post the recipe.

It should be 75 Arm!!! I'm a fatty!

Thanks for coming PJ! You made the party!!

Aww, I'm sorry Day...I'll know better next time! Heehee!!!

Thanks Barbara!

Well, us girls really didn't watch much football Jennypenny! We just looked at the tv when we heard the men shouting...heehee! (Btw, hmmmmmm, nachos!)

January 04, 2006 1:42 AM

 

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Resolution

Besides getting a pet octopus and eating more gummy bears, I have decided to try to lose weight again this year (and not by tossing midgets). For the past two new year's, I have always resolved to lose 40-60 pounds. Last year I lost about 40 and I'm hoping to beat it this year. I def need to get back in shape and lose some of this excess weight. I know I have put on some holiday pounds since my pants are not fitting so well right now.

I think I'll use my Tae-Bo tape again this year, along with some added walking in the evening. We live in a nice community, so I would love to walk it a few times a week. I might also work out on our new (to us) Total Gym. We got it by trading in our trampoline, which we can't have at our townhouse, for it. (Thanks Oz for the great trade!!!)

Just like the last two years, this diet does not start on the first of January. I'm waiting till the third to start this one up. I want to wait till after our Fiesta Bowl party...cause I want to enjoy the Mexican food!!! Hmmm, tacos!

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Blogger utenzi said...

Hi Trinity. I'm visiting from Michele's.

I'm in the same boat as you and many others. My NY resolution is to lose weight. I'm at 215 now and I want to get down to 190. I'm holding off on starting for a few months though--so this way I can't break my resolution really quickly.

Since you lost 40 last year you should be getting towards your eventual goal. I hope this year sees just as much progress for you, Trinity. Happy New Year!

January 02, 2006 1:16 AM

 
Blogger scrappintwinmom said...

My husband and I have decided to try and lose weight together this year. I'm keeping my expectations low. Best of luck to you and Happy New Year! Here via Michele.

January 02, 2006 1:25 AM

 
Blogger Romanduck said...

I so know where you're coming from and you can totally do it. PLAN PLAN PLAN. That's how you'll succeed! GOOD LUCK!!!

January 02, 2006 2:29 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Octopus for a pet? Isn't this quite difficult to acquire? Eating gummy bears okay but not too much lest you get indigeston. Losing weight very much approved.
Happy New Year. May you and your family have the best and most prosperous new year ever.

January 02, 2006 7:18 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm going to try and loose weight also this year.

The pants have been getting tight for while...:(

January 02, 2006 10:35 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

If ya ever want someone to walk with, I'm right around the corner. I have also put on some lbs over Christmas (and the last 6 months!)

January 02, 2006 11:46 AM

 
Blogger Shelley said...

Good luck to you sweetie! I am with you on the weight loss. You have done fabulous though I have to say. If I can lose this 42 lbs I will be within my healthy range. If you need a someone to chat with along the way for encouragement, just let me know okay! I'm here! I might need help too because my hubby is slim and trim and makes me want to gag. Not really but I'm envious! Keep on trucking! Now enjoy that Mexican food!

January 02, 2006 2:57 PM

 
Blogger Zachary said...

ahh i to need to lose some weight! I do pilates (or how ever you spell it) it seems to work really well when i do them! Good luck

January 02, 2006 7:24 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Wow - Congrats on your weight loss. Wishing you the best in achieving your 2006 goal!

January 02, 2006 8:19 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Gosh, you did a great job last year! Keep it up. And yes, please do not start until after the bowl games are over. On my calendar, that is when the eating season truly ends...

January 03, 2006 12:59 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Good luck with losing weight Utenzi, Trantortwinmom, Day, Shelley, Zachary

Thanks for stopping by Romanduck, Barbara, and Friday's Child!

Just give me a time Lo! I would love to walk with some company!!!

Thanks DW! But if I don't start soon, I won't have any clothes that fit! Heehee!!!

January 03, 2006 2:17 AM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I know you can do it Trin. I have 1 pound left to lose to be 50lbs lighter.

January 04, 2006 1:42 PM

 

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