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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Experiments

Recently I have been experimenting with my no-bake recipe. I have gotten suggestions for new flavors from some friends. So, Monday I tried making a coffee flavored no-bake. I replaced the cocoa powder for a couple of tablespoons of a cappuccino mix plus a little bit of instant coffee. It took a little bit longer for the cookies to set up, but they ended up tasting wonderful!!! They are soooo very good! And my hubby has named the new cookie the no-brews...how cute is that?!

Then yesterday I tried making a white chocolate no-bake. I added white chocolate pudding powder instead of the cocoa, but it looked like they weren't going to set up (they finally set up overnight). So I tried a second time to get it right. I decided to add a lot less peanut butter (since I wanted to keep the cookies a whitish color) and used a ton of marshmallow cream. I was very pleased to see this batch set up! And they tasted pretty good too!!! But next time I will add a few white chocolate chips to the mix and take out the peanut butter completely...should make them perfect!

Hmmm, I wonder what flavor I should try next?

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Blogger Guru said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. No messing with the recipe! Are you trying to give me a heart attack?

Coffee? Eww. I guess I am just a no-bake purist.

May 31, 2006 10:38 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

But you like my pb ones, right?

May 31, 2006 10:40 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Not as much as the original. They are merely another cookie to me, not on par with the OG NBs.

May 31, 2006 11:10 AM

 
Blogger Christie said...

mint chocolate yum!

May 31, 2006 11:46 AM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Your experiments sounds wonderful!

May 31, 2006 12:53 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I'd be willing to try the coffee ones but I'd be the only one who'd eat them. That could be a good thing....

May 31, 2006 1:25 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

May 31, 2006 3:55 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Um..dod you say NO BAKE? I want the recipe:)

May 31, 2006 6:09 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

ooooh, pictures please!

They sound wonderful.

June 01, 2006 12:45 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'll def try mint sometime Chrisie!

Thanks Robin!

I'll send some to ya OGO...heehee!

Ahhh, Capt, come on now! Gotta try new things once in a while! ;-)

Will do Faith!

Thanks Barbara!!!

June 02, 2006 12:08 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Personally, I'm think you could work on how to ship those puppies out and keep them fresh:)

June 05, 2006 2:10 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm actually exploring the idea Becky!

June 07, 2006 11:34 AM

 

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tiring, But Enjoyable Weekend

My hubby and I had a great trip together on Friday and Saturday. We had a wonderful dinner before enjoying the hotel's mini waterpark! Then after the bands concert on Saturday, my hubby and I got to see X3!!! It was fantastic...except I don't like what they are doing with Rogue. She has always been my fav X-Men, but the movies just aren't doing her justice. Oh well, I hope she's better in the next one!

My son had a fantastic time with his Papaw, and Papaw is even asking when he can watch the boy overnight again! It was an enjoyable time for both of them!!!

On Sunday, we decided to have a family day. We went putt-putting after eating at a pizza buffet! It was soooo hot outside, but the boy seemed to enjoy hitting around his little green ball! Then we visiting the local mall where we finally found a hat small enough to fit my son's head. I really wanted a black hat for him (to match his uncle's), but we settled on a red OSU hat...very cool!

Later that evening we spent some time cleaning up the pool. Since my hubby is an RM, he is in charge of one of the property's pools. So we went over, locked the pool gate, and got started on fixing it up. The hubs added a ton of water and chemicals while I removed everything floating in the pool (bugs, mulch, etc.). My son and I also got to splash around in the water for a little bit...it felt soooo good! I'm looking forward to doing this every night with my hubby. It's great exercise (since we walk down to the pool) and I love helping him out!

I hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day...and don't forget to visit my great friend PJ today! It's her birthday!!!!!!!!

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Blogger Jana said...

Sounds like you had fun! A swim sounds so nice right now!

May 30, 2006 10:40 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds like a great weekend!!!

I miss having a pool!! We had one at the appartment we used to rent.....but now we own a home and NO pool!!! Oh well! I only used it like 4 times the entire 4 years we lived there!!

Have a great week!

May 30, 2006 10:54 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

You have a pool!!!
Lucky dog!

May 30, 2006 11:12 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Glad you had a fun weekend. X3 cleaned up at the box office, you should be proud that you were a part of it!

May 30, 2006 11:24 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Nice that you enjoy helping your husband out, he probably enjoys the help.

It was very hot here too, sweltering. Good thing we went to a pool party.

May 30, 2006 1:05 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad you had such a good weekend! Sounds like it was great!

May 30, 2006 3:56 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Going for a swim on hot day is definitely a great way to spend a weekend :-) It's scorching hot here also....

May 30, 2006 10:54 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

I bet that swim was awesome! Sounds like a great week-end!

May 30, 2006 11:38 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like you got just what you needed. I also enjoyed XMen but did have a couple of issues with it that kept it from being outstanding to me (compared to the first two).

May 31, 2006 1:04 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Am glad you had fun. Going for a swim is definitely what I want to do now. Weather over here is 37 degrees celsius.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

May 31, 2006 9:52 AM

 

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Weekend Trip

I can't tell you the last night my hubby and I went out of town without our boy! And it's weird to pack two different suitcases.

This afternoon my hubby will be dropping off our boy at his Papaw's house. It's the first time that Papaw has kept him overnight and I hope he does okay. He has watched our little for a few hours before, but this is much different. Papaw has to get him ready for bed, make sure he brushes his teeth, and remember to take him to the bathroom...but I'm confident the two of them will be just fine!

So, my hubby and I will be taking a 90 minute drive tonight to a hotel close to where his band is playing tomorrow. And this event they are playing at has an attendance of like 25,000 people!!! Not all will be listening at the same time of course, just passer-byers...but it's still really exciting! (Plus we are seeing X3 this weekend and I can't wait!!!)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I haven't ever heard anyone else but my father in-law called Papaw before. It seems strange/good.

I hope you have a great time!

May 26, 2006 10:08 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Have a great time!! :)

May 26, 2006 11:00 AM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

We're actually just going out of town to see X3. Then while we're there the band is gonna do this little concert thing.

May 26, 2006 1:59 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Only other grandpa in the world (that I've heard of) called Pawpaw.

May 26, 2006 2:11 PM

 
Blogger Ma said...

Have a great time! And I'm sure Pawpaw and grandson will do just fine. :)

May 26, 2006 4:56 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Have a good time!

May 26, 2006 5:30 PM

 
Blogger Renee said...

Have a great time.

May 26, 2006 6:29 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Have a great time Trinity. Its good for the little ones to be with other people that love him, he will learn the many different approaches love can take. Those approaches may stay with him and as an adult he'll have them in his repertoire. Pretty special thing, spending time with grandparents.

May 26, 2006 7:07 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I'm excited for your hubby's band too. Awesome!

Hope you have a blast and I hope Papaw and sonny boy get on great.

*Remember our soldiers*

May 27, 2006 1:37 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Papaw and your son must have a wonderful time together.

Wishing your hubby's band the best!

May 28, 2006 7:44 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a great time!

May 28, 2006 1:23 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I love the name Day!

Thanks PJ!!!

Right, right G! I hear ya!!!

Awww, makes me that much more special Dirk!

Oh yes, I'm sure of it Tutu!

Thanks OGO, Viamarie, Capt, and Renee!

I try to let him stay at a different relatives places each time my hubby and I need a sitter.

They did get along great, thanks MC!

June 02, 2006 12:11 PM

 

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thursday 3teen


Thirteen things about Trinity13's life.


1. I'm really tired today.
2. It might be since I had such a busy day with all 5 kids yesterday.
3. I'm just glad I don't have that many to care for everyday!
4. I don't think I could take it...seriously.
5. It's not that they didn't behave themselves, it's just that it really zapped my energy.
6. And today I feel like crap.
7. I might need to go throw up or something.
8. I thought I was over the morning sickness!!
9. I hope I feel better tomorrow since the hubby and I are going out of town.
10. His band is playing at some Nascar event here in Ohio.
11. So we decided to make a weekend get-a-way out of it!
12. We are staying at a hotel with a small indoor waterpark...yeahness!!!
13. I just love swimming! Do you?

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Blogger loelsh said...

Sounds like you should have a nice weekend! I have yet to go to an indoor waterpark! What is this, like the 3rd one for you in the last year?

I'm thinking I really need to go to one. You make them sound so fun. I'm sure I'd have the place to myself since I'd inevitably scare all the other patrons away from the sight of me in a bathing suit! :)

May 25, 2006 10:13 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, third one we've been to...but this one was not on purpose. All the other local hotels didn't have any rooms left, so we booked to first one available that we could find. And come to find out, it has the waterpark! Very cool!!!

You should def go and take the family. The kids will love all the water attractions!

May 25, 2006 10:20 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

You are such a little fishy!!!

Have a great weekend!!! I know I will...it is my BIRTHDAY weekend!!!

YEAHNESS!!!

May 25, 2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

an indoor waterpark? sweet!

May 25, 2006 10:59 AM

 
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

It sounds to me like you are going to have a great weekend! I love swimming. My TT is up.

May 25, 2006 11:08 AM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Hey babe, with all the extra kids no wonder you are feeling tired. Take care of yourself. Hope you feel better.

May 25, 2006 11:18 AM

 
Blogger Tracy said...

Hope you have a great weekend!


My TT is up!

May 25, 2006 11:20 AM

 
Blogger Kimba said...

Sounds like you've had fun...and I'm totally jealous about swimming & the waterpark!!

Stop by my TT, please!

May 25, 2006 12:07 PM

 
Blogger The Shrone said...

I'm pushing 35 and I still don't know how to swim. I took a class in college and turns out everyone already knew how to swim, so I was sent to the shallow end with a few others who had no clue. One of these days I'm going to have to learn how. My TT is up!

May 25, 2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger Renee said...

tu voudre les comments en frances? I know that I probably didn't spell any of that correctly...I got a D in French about 20 years ago.

I like swimming too. Maybe that's what I can do if we make it to Vegas next month. Haven't talked to DH to see how the plans are going...he's planning the whole thing.

Watching lots of kids takes up all my energy too...and yet I signed up for VBS yet again. Go figure.

May 25, 2006 12:38 PM

 
Blogger Trish said...

Waterparks rock! :)

Have a great weekend!

My TT are up. :)

May 25, 2006 1:03 PM

 
Blogger mar said...

Take good care of yourself and enjoy the weekend! I love swimming, but I am not a very good swimmer :) Happy TT!

May 25, 2006 1:07 PM

 
Blogger TNChick said...

Hotel, water park, no kids, alone with hubby - I'm so there! :)

May 25, 2006 1:36 PM

 
Blogger Great Day said...

Morning sickness is the worst. Hope it gets better soon!

May 25, 2006 1:46 PM

 
Blogger Kim said...

I have a home day care and boy, do I know how lots of kids can drive you crazy!

...sounds like you need a break, enjoy your weekend away...it sounds great!

May 25, 2006 1:58 PM

 
Blogger Wendy Boucher said...

Love swimming, don't love morning sickness. Hope you get your energy back for the weekend.

May 25, 2006 2:11 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i love swimming, especially waterparks, just be careful of that new life growing and those slides!!!

May 25, 2006 2:18 PM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Forget the water slides, do you have a cute pregnancy bathing suit? That's really all that matters!
Thanks for visiting my TT!

May 25, 2006 2:53 PM

 
Blogger Janet said...

Hope you feel better soon!

May 25, 2006 3:47 PM

 
Blogger ems said...

I love swimming, and a hotel with an indoor waterpark might just warrant a road trip. ;)

May 25, 2006 4:34 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Yes I do love swimming. Your being tired is because you are pregnant and every move you make you have another weight to carry besides yourself. So take care and don't overdo it. Take some short breaks in between.
Thanks for dropping by.

May 25, 2006 7:15 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

I love swimming but am afraid that I take it for granted since we live in Florida. I'm on my way to your area for 10 days...may have to go to the waterpark while I am there.

My TT is up here.

May 25, 2006 7:51 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Hope you have fun on your holiday! Hope you get some rest. Let the hubby take the kids to the pool while you sleep.

May 25, 2006 8:45 PM

 
Blogger Socks, Abby and Blackie said...

I love to swim. I wish I could ditch the kids for the weekend....

my list is up

reflectionsinthemirror.com

May 25, 2006 8:58 PM

 
Blogger Natsthename said...

Have a fun time! If I were anywhere near Columbus, I'd go to Wyandot Lake! (lived in North Columbus and Worthington for 3 years when we were at OSU for grad school!)

May 25, 2006 9:21 PM

 
Blogger Leslie said...

Looking after kids is exhausting work. Hope you have a wonderful weekend away with no throwing up ;)

May 25, 2006 11:30 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

I attempted a TT too.

May 25, 2006 11:39 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Oh, crap, I did it again. How the hay do I keep making my name show up more than once on these lists? Maybe I'm just not cut out for this TT thing!

May 25, 2006 11:47 PM

 
Blogger eph2810 said...

I am glad that you have the opportunity to leave with your hubby :). It is always good to take time for each other. Especially since you have another one on the way.

May 27, 2006 12:50 AM

 
Blogger Spawn of Satan said...

nice, swimming kicks ass, I'm working on getting in a band, so that's always fun

waterparks rule!

May 31, 2006 9:44 PM

 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Busy Day

I'm watching two extra kids today. You see, I'm their family's back-up, back-up sitter...if their regular sitter and their grandma can't watch them, they call me. So today I have my four year old, the red-headed three year old, a chubby two year old, a teething red-headed one year old, and a 6 month old little girl (the only girl of the bunch!). It's been quite an experience for me that really has been testing my patience level. But things are all good right now since the youngest two are down for their naps. I'm just not looking forward to lunch time when all 5 will be up and hungry!

About 18 months ago, I was used to watching this many at one time. At that time I watched a 5 year old who loved to help out with the babies, but I didn't have her for very long. But for almost 7 months I have only had three (including my own, but not including the autistic boy I watch) to care for during the day. I've gotten used to my little group, so it's weird to add two more to the bunch...but I've only got 6 more hours to go!

Looks like no nap for me today. Oh well, life goes on. Have a great hump day!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

Mo Kids = Mo Money

Just keep your eye on the prize and the six hours will fly by! (Or not, but I'm trying to be optimistic.)

May 24, 2006 10:12 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You're looking after a lot there, Trin!

May 24, 2006 10:45 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I don't envy you today! Hang in there!

May 24, 2006 11:33 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Sometimes, while watching other people's children, the time seems to drag on forever, at least for me. I don't think I could cut it in the child care profession.

May 24, 2006 12:16 PM

 
Blogger cube said...

Yikes! You sound like you have your hands full.

May 24, 2006 2:01 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Wow! Did you survive?

May 24, 2006 2:15 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

You are my hero. I mean it.

May 24, 2006 2:16 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

makes you think twice about having a large family doesn't it?

May 24, 2006 6:05 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hear ya Guru...It was a lot more money!!!

Tell me about it Capt!

Will do, thanks Jana.

The time didn't drap on too long Barbara...thank the Lord!!!

I did Cube!

I'm still here Jen!!!

Awww, thanks OGO!

Well, if this one's a girl, I think we might stop Day.

May 26, 2006 10:03 AM

 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Baby Shower

Last Sunday was my friend's baby shower...and it was quite a success in my book! My hubby and I were able to get our house cleaned and decorated in time for the guests to arrive. We played some really fun games after everyone arrived! My sis melted several types of chocolate bars in different diapers and guests had to name the candy. Then they had to look at 6 unlabeled baby food jars and name them (they could taste them of course!). We also did baby gift bingo, guess the mommy-to-be's belly size (with string) and who's got the dirty diaper (I made little diaper name tags with one of them a poo diaper). And then with our food, I gave each person an ice cube in their drink...but the ice cube had a little plastic baby in them. The first person to "break their water" and have their baby, won!

I was able to use my chocolate fondue set for the first time as well! I set out homemade pound cake as well as pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows to be dipped in it...it was soooo good!

(My set looks similar to this one)
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Even though the party was a hit, I'll never co-host with mom-to-be's flaky friend every again and this is why:
-She showed up 20 minutes late
-She brought all three of her kids (ages 8-12), so it was a good thing my hubby was around to keep an eye on them!
-The food she brought was the leftovers from her friend's son's graduation party from the night before (and you could def tell!!!)
-She forgot to bring several things (like certain items for the games and game prizes...but luckily I went ahead and bought them knowing she would possibly forget)
-She played along in a game, won, and wanted a prize...and I should have told her that her prize was the one she forgot to bring with her!
-She was in charge of taking the pictures, but she only took about 6
-Her kids made a huge chocolate mess!!!
-She didn't clean up after them and she didn't help clean up anything else

Okay, I'm sorry for being mean, but she just got on my nerves! I had to vent just a little and why not here on my blog?!!!

Oh well, have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Blogger Viamarie said...

I know how you feel about people who just takes things for granted after all the preparation you went through.
Dis she know you were disappointed?

Btw, I find the games interesting. They're new to me.

May 23, 2006 8:12 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

I am still trying to get over the melted chocolate in the diapers game. Eww!

Those sound like cute and fun games! Sorry you had a bad co-host, but I'm glad the shower was a success!

May 23, 2006 8:59 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Flaky friend sounds like a witch. Glad you were able to pull it off in spite of her.

May 23, 2006 9:17 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Ahhh! After all what you've done for her! Your baby shower was superb! Your friend sucks really.
I don't think you are mean by airing out what you feel. I would have felt the same way too.

May 23, 2006 9:23 AM

 
Blogger Christie said...

That'd get on my nerves too!

May 23, 2006 9:28 AM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

oh man, i'd be fuming!!!
those games sound awesome, if and when my daughter ever has kids (long time away, she's not even dating anyone) i'm calling you to be my hostess!!!

May 23, 2006 9:31 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

good thing shes not someone you have to be around a lot- what a bitch

May 23, 2006 1:24 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Wow, those are some cool baby shower games.

Uh, I mean, baby showers are for sissies! I do manly things!

May 23, 2006 2:18 PM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

What a great job you did! I am sure your friend was very thankful!

Sorry the friend was no help!!!

May 23, 2006 4:04 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

That is not a co-host!
Your friend is lucky to have you.

May 23, 2006 8:07 PM

 
Blogger Robin said...

Sounds like the party was fun, even if you DID have to do it all yourself despite having a "co-host". :) That melted chocolate in the diapers game is just a hoot!!

May 23, 2006 8:54 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Hey these games are really cool! I might just "borrow" a few of them for the baby shower we're hosting for a friend tonight :D
Oh yes, and you're friend sucks big time....:P
Thanks for sharing!

May 24, 2006 2:17 AM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

She sounds useless. I will gladly beam her to Starfleet command where she can take up an admiralty position.

I'm always cleaning up their mess out in the field.

May 24, 2006 9:23 AM

 

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Day Off!!!

No red-heads today...so my son and I are chillin!!! See ya tomorrow!

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Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Good for you...
Enjoy!!!

May 22, 2006 3:08 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Is this an every Monday thing, or have you just been lucky recently?

May 22, 2006 3:28 PM

 
Blogger Captain Berk said...

Enjoy!

May 23, 2006 7:23 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Day and CB, I did enjoy it!!!

It's just with their daddy's schedule Guru...and I of course have next Monday off as well!!!

May 23, 2006 10:40 AM

 

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday, At Last!

We had a wonderful time at the waterpark last night even though it was really crowded with having all the police and firefighter's families there. It also took forever for a family changing room to open up for the hubby, boy, and I to use. But after getting in our suits, we were able to have some fun! After getting some tubes, we went around the lazy river about 100 times and then we played in the four story kid structure for a while. All these little kids were def not afraid to blast my hubby and I, who were three times their size, in the face...what little sweet-hearts!!! :-P

After a while, we went into the basketball pool and then into the kiddie pool where the water was really warm (my hubby said it was from all the kids peeing). Our son had a great time jumping around and going down the little slides while his uncle and grammie went down the big slides that exit and re-enter the building. I then gave my hubby a brake by sending him into the adult whirlpool (but I ended up dipping my feet in the hot water before leaving...it felt sooooo good!).

All in all, we had a fantastic time! And we all sleep so well last night...I guess we really wore ourselves out.

Any-who, this weekend I have a baby shower to finish planning and buying for. I was supposed to do this with another friend, but she flaked out on me. So now I'm in charge of everything...and I have to clean my house some time this weekend before all the guests come over! But I guess it's a good thing I like hosting parties!

Do you have any special weekend plans?

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Blogger Jana said...

No plans, just work around the house. Blah.

Have a great weekend!

May 19, 2006 11:44 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds like a great time....pee water and all!!

If you need any help withthe party...let me know! I hate to think of you doing it all alone! :)

May 19, 2006 1:05 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Good luck in the preparations! Hope you could help plan my baby shower too! heehee. Don't tire yourself too much :-)
I've posted a wonderful new annoucement. Come by and visit!

May 20, 2006 7:04 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You too Jana!

Heehee, it was great PJ!!!

Thanks Chrixean! And congrats on the girl!!!

May 23, 2006 10:41 AM

 

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thursday At The Waterpark


Thirteen things about Trinity13's life.


1. We get to go to an indoor waterpark tonight!
2. The first one built in Columbus!!
3. And it's not even open to the public yet!!!
4. It officially opens May 22nd.
5. Tonight is Columbus Police night...
6. So my dad can get us all in for free!
7. We get to enjoy the place from 6-10pm.
8. It has a kiddie area, 4 story play area, lazy river (where I'll be spending most of my time in), activity pool, and several slides that exit and re-enter the building!
9. So this evening is going to be really special for us...especially since you normally have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy the waterpark.
10. My hubby, boy, and I have gone to an indoor waterpark before.
11. I posted about it here and here.
12. I hope every year we will be able to go to an indoor waterpark...they are soooo much fun!
13. Have you ever been to one?

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Blogger Geggie said...

Sounds like so much fun! Take photos!

May 18, 2006 9:48 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

My family is excited about the waterpark. My two year old son yells out "slide!" when we pass it on the freeway. The kids love to stay in a hotel, so we may have to do an overnight once or twice this year as a getaway.

May 18, 2006 9:57 AM

 
Blogger Chi said...

Oh, you will definitely have a very enjoyablle time! I have not had the pleasure of visiting an indoor waterpark. *s*

May 18, 2006 9:59 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds awesome. Have a great time!

May 18, 2006 10:09 AM

 
Blogger Kendra said...

That sounds cool. Never thought of a waterpark being indoors. Hope that you have fun.

May 18, 2006 10:10 AM

 
Blogger Shalee said...

I love going to a water park, indoors or out! Have an awesome time and do your favorite slide over and over again.

May 18, 2006 10:26 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's great to be the first the see the indoor waterpark. You're lucky you've police dad.
Thanks for dropping by.

May 18, 2006 10:35 AM

 
Blogger Wystful1 said...

This sounds like one very special and fun evening!!!
Hope you take photos and share with us.

Thanks for visiting my T T

May 18, 2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger Sonya said...

I would love to go play in an indoor water park, but to fat for a swim suit. My T13 is up!

May 18, 2006 10:44 AM

 
Blogger Angie said...

Never been to an indoor water park, but to tons of outdoor ones.
Have fun!

May 18, 2006 10:46 AM

 
Blogger Heather Smith said...

That sounds really fun. I've never been to an indoor waterpark, but now I want to go! We have an outdoor one here in Greensboro, I think it opens Memorial Day! Have a good one!

May 18, 2006 11:00 AM

 
Blogger Uisce said...

Indoors? OMG!! You just blew my mind! :)

May 18, 2006 11:13 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

That sounds like SO much fun! I'll have to stay there next time we go to Columbus!

May 18, 2006 11:14 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

sounds like a lot of fun. THough, I personally, would miss the sun!

May 18, 2006 11:19 AM

 
Blogger The Red Queen said...

What fun you will have. I really like the baby counter. Be Blessed. Im up too.

May 18, 2006 12:05 PM

 
Blogger Great Day said...

Sounds like a ton of fun. I've never been to one, but now I want to go.

May 18, 2006 12:46 PM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, what fun. Take lots of pictures. Be careful.

May 18, 2006 12:51 PM

 
Blogger Trish said...

Sounds like a great time!

Thanks for visiting my TT. :)

May 18, 2006 1:00 PM

 
Blogger ladydaria said...

Sounds like so much fun, I wanna go, lol. Have a great time. Happy TT and thanks for coming by mine.

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May 18, 2006 1:02 PM

 
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Have fun! I have never been a big one for the water. The kids love to go to the water park at DollyWood (they live in Knoxville). Good list.
Thanks for sharing and visitng my TT.

May 18, 2006 1:15 PM

 
Blogger Goofy Girl said...

Indoor waterpark?! That sounds like a wonderful time!

May 18, 2006 1:53 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

That sounds GREAT! I would love one around us!

May 18, 2006 1:53 PM

 
Blogger The Shrone said...

I hope you'll have a blast tonight! And how cool is that to go to the park before it officially opens?!?

May 18, 2006 2:08 PM

 
Blogger Lisa said...

That sounds sooo fun. I wish they would open one here (Phx) It would rock. PLay in the water without being in the 110 degree heat!

Thanks for stopping by my 13!

May 18, 2006 2:09 PM

 
Blogger PowersTwinB said...

Oh, doesnt this sound like a fun night!! To get wet in warm water in Ohio at this time of year!!! woo hooo! My TT is up, please come and visit

May 18, 2006 2:43 PM

 
Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I don't know why being indoors make it better than outdoors, but it TOTALLY DOES!!!

May 18, 2006 2:57 PM

 
Blogger Barb said...

This sounds like so much fun. I went to an indoor pool with a big water slide with my grand kids a number of years ago. It wasn't a "waterpark" but it sure was fun.

Enjoy!!

May 18, 2006 3:03 PM

 
Blogger Lori said...

I never even knew that there were indoor water parks! Sounds like a lot of fun.

My list is up!

May 18, 2006 3:07 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

How fun!! My DSs 3 and 4 and I will be in Columbus in a few weeks...I might have to bring them to visit the waterpark. No, I've never been to an indoor one...we only have outdoor ones in Florida.

My TT is up.

May 18, 2006 3:21 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I've never been to a waterpark.

May 18, 2006 3:23 PM

 
Blogger Dorothy said...

lazy river ROCKS! Just slow and you can float along under a raft with kiddo riding along, or in the intertube. A great 10 min. nap.

May 18, 2006 4:01 PM

 
Blogger Norma said...

I live in Columbus but doubt that I'll ever use it--would have to buy a swim suit!

Thanks for visiting my TT.

May 18, 2006 4:17 PM

 
Blogger Margaret said...

Make sure to blog about it and tell us all how it was tomorrow! -Mix

May 18, 2006 4:39 PM

 
Blogger Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

I've never seen an indoor waterpark. Anyways, enjoy.

May 18, 2006 6:10 PM

 
Blogger Libragirl said...

That sounds fun. Have a great time

May 18, 2006 6:22 PM

 
Blogger AuntieM said...

I love waterparks.....but getting too old to do that much more, esp. with back surgery in Dec. Will have to put it on my calendar next year.

May 18, 2006 7:04 PM

 
Blogger Elle said...

We've got one close by called Waterworld. It's great fun.

Hope you had a great TT
Elle x

May 18, 2006 7:21 PM

 
Blogger Renee said...

Have a great time. we're going to one tomorrow with the Girl Scouts... I guess that means I've gotta shave.

May 18, 2006 7:40 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

sweet!!!!
that sounds like so much fun, the place, almost all to yourself!!!

May 18, 2006 8:10 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

wow did you get a lot of comments!

anyways nope never been to one. Let us know how it was.

May 19, 2006 8:19 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

That sounds like a like a lot of fun! How cool!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're feeling well this week.

May 19, 2006 11:48 AM

 
Blogger PixiePincessMom said...

Oh that had to be FUN! :-) Glad you got to go & enjoy.

May 19, 2006 12:35 PM

 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Locks Of Love

(Warning: There are a lot of pics in this post, so it might take a while for the page to load.)

Last Saturday I finally cut my hair cut to be donated to Locks of Love (an organization that makes wigs for children without hair). I really felt inspired to grow my hair out in the first place by hearing that my nieces were planning on donating their beautiful hair. I thought that if they can do it, so could I! (They donated their hair back in April...see the pics here.)

So, I let my hair grow out as long as possible. It was above my shoulders about three years ago, but since my hair grows really fast, it was long enough to cut last Saturday. Plus, I really didn't feel like going the whole summer with long, hot hair (esp since I'm prego).

Here is a before pic of my red hair:
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My mom split my hair up in four sections so that the cuts would be more even. Here is a pic of the first cut section (see how happy I am?!!!):
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Action shot:
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My mom's dog watched with great excitement...heehee:
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And the new length after 11 inches cut in the front and 12 in the back:
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Here is a pic of my very sad hubby. He loved my long hair and tried many times to talk me out of cutting it. He knew it was for a good cause, but he just really loved my hair:
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I decided to go for a completely new color to go with the new length, so my mom slapped some product on my hair (which is perfectly safe while pregnant as long as the room is well ventilated):
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And here is the new look (yes, I have plum colored hair!) with a piece of my cut hair for comparison:
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I've got to say, I feel fantastic! My neck is cool and I feel 10 pounds lighter!!! I just love my new do and my hubby is even getting used to it...he can't stop staring at me! :-)

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Blogger Oh great One said...

That is something I'd like to do as well. It's just that since we've moved to Louisiana I don't know if I can endure long hair!

Your new do looks great! I love getting a new look it is such a pick me up!

May 17, 2006 9:47 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Awww...it looks beautiful!!

May 17, 2006 10:00 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

That looks fantastic! I love the color! I might be posting similar pictures soon. I'm getting tired of the length of my hair, and especially of little hands pulling it all the time!

May 17, 2006 10:08 AM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Oh, I love it! I see you didn't go for the highlights. But that's good, cause you can save that for later in the pregnancy when you need a little something to make you feel better, or even after baby for a little post-partum pick-me-up.

It looks great! And just in time for summer!

May 17, 2006 10:34 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

Good for you! My daughter cut hers for Locks a couple of years ago. My hair wont grow that long.

Yours looks great-better for a summer pregnancy, right!

May 17, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

This is the first time I've heard of hair being donated. That's nice. It's also nice to know that there are young ones who are aware of this.
You look good in short hair. You look much younger.
Thanks for dropping by.

May 17, 2006 11:27 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I was a little dubious of the color when I heard about it, but it looks good. Congrats on helping the chillrens.

May 17, 2006 11:30 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Fantastic!!! I love the new look. It makes you look so youthful.

My son was going to donate his, but something happened and he ended up getting it cut before it was long enough.

May 17, 2006 3:03 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

You are amazing for doing that. I don't know if I'd have the guts. Your hair is so pretty that I bet it grows quickly, too.

I like the new color - it's interesting to see how different it makes you look, so now you can go back and forth whenever the mood strikes you:)

May 17, 2006 3:34 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I was soo tired of it OGO...just to hot! And thanks!!!

Thanks PJ, Jill, FC, and Guru.

I love the color as well Jana, although it's fading to a pretty brown.

I might do highlights next go around Lo...maybe some black tips.

I agree Day, I look and feel so much younger!

It does grow very quickly Becky...so I might have to donate again in a few years.

May 23, 2006 10:43 AM

 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Three Day Weekend

Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, but I had the day off! Since I didn't have the red-heads, my son and I spent the day together yesterday! I actually got to sleep in till 7:45!!! It was wonderful!

My Mother's Day was wonderful as well. My hubby cooked an excellent meal...everything tasted great! He even made deviled eggs for the first time! Everyone seemed to enjoy the extra large portions that he served out! :-)

Also, hubby gave me one of the best gifts I've ever received from him. He doesn't do so well trying to figure out what I like/want/need, but he did really well picking out my gift this year. He got me a beautiful gold necklace to put my birthstone baby on. You see, my old necklace is broken since the autistic boy ripped it off my neck...but now I have a replacement necklace!!! I love it! Thank you honey!!!

Btw, we were able to go and see Poseidon last weekend and I loved it! I know that there wasn't much acting going on, but the special effects were fantastic! Since I've been on a cruise boat before, it made the movie all the more intense for me. I think my hubby has permanent finger marks in his arm now cause I kept grabbing him for comfort! Heehee!!!

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Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I heard Poseidon was terrible, but that's a heck of a recommendation.

May 16, 2006 1:12 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks for the 'Posiedon' recommendation!

May 16, 2006 3:51 PM

 
Blogger ghraper said...

Your very welcome Sweetie!!! I'm so glad you like your gift.

btw, could you check under your fingernails please, I seem to be missing my watch!

May 16, 2006 5:17 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Sounds like you had a blast and a half. I'm so glad...so, sleeping in is 7:45? Yikes!

May 16, 2006 10:43 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Glad you like your new necklace. I'll have to check out Poseidon.

May 16, 2006 10:46 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I think you'll like my review then:)

May 17, 2006 3:34 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I loved it Dirk...fan.tas.tic.

You are very welcome Capt!

I love it babe, thanks!!!

Oh yes MC, but I'll take what I can get.

I hope you do Barbara.

I loved your review Becky!!

May 23, 2006 10:49 AM

 

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day this year we have decided to stay home and have a cookout. I think it's much better than trying to fight the restaurant crowds like we did last year. Plus, I've really been craving grilled meat! I don't know why!!! I just think about biting down into a nice juicy hamburger or a well cooked steak and I find myself in my happy place (and it's one of the many reasons I think I'm carrying a boy).

So, this Sunday my hubby will be cooking all the food! My parents and siblings will be joining us for corn on the cob, baked potatoes, deviled eggs, and my hubby's famous meatloaf burgers! I can't wait to eat all that yummy food...even though the hubs is preparing it! :-)

I need to get my mom's gift sometime this weekend. I have had a hard time deciding what to get her, but I think I might pick her up an October birthstone pacifier. I gave her a March pacifier for her necklace right after my son was born, so she's due for an October one as well (for the new baby)!
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Do you have any special plans for Mother's Day?

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Blogger Captain Berk said...

Mothers Day occurs on an alternate day in my sector.

I will be dressing up as a woman to celebrate.

May 12, 2006 9:51 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

Happy Mother's Day weekend to you! This must be an extra special one for you.

As for me, all I want peace and quiet.

May 12, 2006 10:19 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's nice having to spend mother's day at home. This time celebration is for you. Happy Mother's Day.

May 12, 2006 10:54 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I'm not sure what we are doing on Mother's Day proper.

I'm sure that I'll go drop by and see my mom, but that is not always a good time, since she is only ever available for a visit while she is working at the bar and I just don't like taking the kids there!

May 12, 2006 1:32 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

Meat loaf burgers? Sound tasty!

I'm not sure. I think I might ask for a repeat of last year. No one gets out of their jammies all day. We watch movies and chill.

May 12, 2006 7:23 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'll be writing my tradition possibly tomorrow.

May 12, 2006 9:23 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

No plans at all, must be the guys are surprising me.

May 13, 2006 12:32 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

This year, we will celebrate it at home because we are presently experiencing a typhoon.

Happy Mother's Day!

May 13, 2006 8:58 AM

 
Blogger Joan said...

A cookout sounds fantastic.

May 13, 2006 11:59 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hope the day goes well, Trin!

May 13, 2006 12:05 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

happy mother's day, enjoy your bbq, sounds great!
my husband and son will be away for hockey, the girls are making me a brunch of some sort and hopefully cleaning up the mess afterwards. i plan on relaxing, playing with the dog, maybe even an afternoon nap.

May 13, 2006 2:11 PM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

Have a great Mother's Day. There is nothing better than a cookout. I love them more than any restaurant.

May 13, 2006 9:58 PM

 
Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I hope your day went well!!!

May 14, 2006 10:30 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!!! (whats left of it!)

May 15, 2006 12:51 AM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

My friend, Bonnie Writes, had a hilarious post about BBQ's...I'm going to paste it here. Hope you got more rest than most women do when their man 'cooks'!

After the long months of cold and winter, we will soon be coming up to summer, and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking, as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do.

...Probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

Routine...

1) The woman buys the food.

2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.

3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

Here comes the important part:

4) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.

More routine....

5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

Another Important part:

7) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

More routine .....

8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.

9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off."

...Upon seeing her annoyed reaction, he concludes that there's just no pleasing some women...

May 15, 2006 5:26 AM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

We celebrated Mother's Day at Outback Restaurant where my little boy and hubby trated me to lunch. Love their steaks...mmmmm....:-)

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Btw, my blog is open today for any special prayer requests. Pls come by if you wish to....

God bless!

May 15, 2006 6:20 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I love BBQ as well, though I'm just not motivated to fire it up... for myself and on a condo patio. Glad you enjoyed your day!

May 15, 2006 5:30 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Sounds good CB!!!

Thanks Cube, FC, Viamarie, Capt, BSTS, MC, and DW!!!

I hear ya Guru!

I love them OGO and Faith...so yummy!

I'll be sure to read it Day.

How fun Barbara!

I love cookouts Joan and Becky!!!

It did, thanks WFI.

I love Outback Chrixean and I haven't been there in the longest time!

May 23, 2006 10:47 AM

 

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Is It Thursday Already???


Thirteen things about Trinity13's life.


1. My man Chris went home last night...but for some reason I'm not all that sad.
2. I know this will def not be the last time we see him and I know he will do very well after his cd comes out (which I will def be buying!!!).
3. I had to get some blood drawn yesterday since I'm 16 weeks along.
4. And now I have a lovely purple bruise on my arm!
5. My sister gave me a wonderful arm and hand massage last night. I guess she had to learn how while she's in nail school.
6. My mom's have a Tastefully Simple party tonight...I can't wait to try all the samples!! Hmmmmmm!!!
7. Then tomorrow I am going to a 6 hour scrapbooking party! It been forever since I've worked on my album since I don't like to crop alone. But I get to eat and hang out (and maybe work on my album!) with a ton a church women tomorrow night!
8. This Saturday I'm schedule for a haircut and color.
9. My mom will be cutting about 11 inches of my hair so that we can donate it to Locks of Love. I'm hoping to have a few pics of the action to share with you all!
10. And I think I might not keep my red...maybe I'll go a plum color or even a dark chocolate brown with some highlights, but I'm still not sure yet.
11. My hubby is def NOT looking forward to Saturday since he loves my long hair! But I'm tired of it. It's hard to brush out in the mornings and it's going to be really hot this summer while I'm prego...so the hair has got to go!!!
12. I hope we get to see Poseidon this weekend! I've been wanting to see it for months now!!!
13. We are having a cookout (hmmmmm, beef!!!) for Mother's Day so that we can skip out on the crowds. Do you have any special plans for this Sunday?

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Blogger Princess21 said...

I hope you are able to get a lot done in your album!! :)

May 11, 2006 9:45 AM

 
Blogger Joan said...

Changing hair color and length is always a good way to perk yourself up. Anything you don't like can be changed or will eventually change on its own!

My 13 are also posted.

May 11, 2006 9:48 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Oh, wow, I was just telling my hubby the other night that I wanted to grow my hair long enough to donate it to Locks of Love! Good for you!

May 11, 2006 10:18 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

Sounds like fun! Enjoy.

May 11, 2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger Guppyman said...

Women should never ever cut their hair (but I guess I can excuse it if it goes to LoL)

May 11, 2006 10:51 AM

 
Blogger Tracy said...

I am boycotting AI now. Dumbasses!! :)

May 11, 2006 11:07 AM

 
Blogger Mary said...

Great cause - Locks of Love. And I think the dark hair with highlights sounds great!

I'm trying to let mine grow as well and I'm only 7 weeks preggo, so I have a feeling it will be hard to make it through this humidity in Charleston!

May 11, 2006 11:08 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

How did Kat not go home? Is she getting the "boob" vote or something. It's fixed, darnit!

May 11, 2006 11:09 AM

 
Blogger Geggie said...

That is FAB that you're donating your hair! My hair is never long enough to donate. But, I think about it all of the time! Congrats!

May 11, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Peri said...

wow! 11 inches of hair......

May 11, 2006 11:26 AM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i have a guy friend that donates his hair, he grows it for years and then cuts it off. good for you for helping out where ever you can!

May 11, 2006 11:34 AM

 
Blogger Uisce said...

that's really nice that you're donating your hair!

May 11, 2006 11:37 AM

 
Blogger Emily said...

We're having a cook out too, per my request... I LOVE cooking out! LOL

Happy Thursday!

May 11, 2006 11:54 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Your hubby might love your long hair but definitely he wouldn't mind you cutting it short.
Why on earth are you having your blood drawn? Just curious.
Thanks for dropping by.

May 11, 2006 12:07 PM

 
Blogger mar said...

Tastefully simple sounds like something I would enjoy too ! let's see pictures of your hair cut, didn't know about Locks of Love: I live in Spain...still!

May 11, 2006 12:16 PM

 
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

Hopefully Chris will be back with you soon. My TT is up.

May 11, 2006 12:42 PM

 
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Sounds like you are one busy chick! Thanks for stopping my my t13.

May 11, 2006 12:49 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Plum? Isn't that like purple?

May 11, 2006 1:32 PM

 
Blogger TNChick said...

We're cookin' out for Moms Day but mostly in honor of my daughter, her birthday is Saturday - she'll be 4!

May 11, 2006 1:57 PM

 
Blogger Wystful1 said...

The scrapbooking party sounds awesome. And I too can't wait to see Poseidon...what with the way the special effects are these days this movie promises to be really good.

My celebrating 38 years of marriage today is my T -13 this week.

May 11, 2006 2:14 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Wow, what a great thing you're doing with your hair. I'm not sure I'd have the courage but definitely treat yourself with the color for doing so. I'd always heard they didn't want colored hair, but I guess that's another one of those urban myths.

May 11, 2006 2:39 PM

 
Blogger Leesa said...

Cool list..I want to see Posiedon too! Tastefully simple is yummy :)

May 11, 2006 2:53 PM

 
Blogger Claire said...

What a great 13...the scrabooking sounds fun. My Mum is totally hooked on scrapbooking and card making and I find myself keeping random odd things so that she can use them...I think I'm turning into a pseudo-scrapbooker!!

May 11, 2006 3:30 PM

 
Blogger Ginger said...

It's probably hard to cut that much hair and donate it, but that's great!

happy TT :)

May 11, 2006 4:12 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I donated to Locks of Love once, it was really neat! Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by my T13!

May 11, 2006 4:27 PM

 
Blogger Libragirl said...

Have fun at your scrapbooking and the cook out. You will love the shorter hair. It feels so strange at first. My biggest adjustment was not using so much shampoo and conditioner.

Happy early mothers day

May 11, 2006 5:54 PM

 
Blogger Katherine said...

Hope you like your new hair!!!
And congrats on the pregnancy!

May 11, 2006 5:59 PM

 
Blogger Renee said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! And I'm so with you on the shorter hair. My dh says he doesn't care, it's my hair but when I whack it off he doesn't like it. Oh well

My tt is up http://lillyput.blogspot.com

May 11, 2006 6:59 PM

 
Blogger Tricia said...

Great list. Yes get your hair cut. You husband will get used to it and he might even love it. :)

May 11, 2006 7:23 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

I love this list. I was sad about Chris. I wish I were going scrapbooking for 6 hours!!! congrats on all you are doing. My TT is up.

May 11, 2006 8:22 PM

 
Blogger Lauren said...

Love the "locks of love" idea, that's awesome!

My TT is up at http://ahumbleheart.org/blog/?p=227

May 11, 2006 9:11 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Wish i could have my hair color spruced up. The salons won't accept me here because of my pregnancy, but I really want a new look!!! Anyway, I'm not too sad that Cris went home either. I'm voting for Elliot anyway, heehee :-)

May 12, 2006 3:22 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

My oldest son has been thinking about donating his hair to that organization too. I wonder what the minium length is. I personally think he could spare 10 inches, but I think he only wants to let go of 6.

May 12, 2006 7:57 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Scapbooking parties sound like a lot of fun.

May 13, 2006 12:35 AM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

donating your hair, what a lovely thing to do.

May 13, 2006 12:41 AM

 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

No-Bake Love

(Note-not a pic of my no-bakes, but it's pretty close to how mine look!)
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At our last church fellowship, I made some pasta and my famous no-bakes. People love them wherever I go, so I thought it would be the perfect dessert to take. Well come to find out, our church's pastor (and my care group leader) loves no-bakes and was happy to know that I make them. He ended up telling me that he would love for me to bring them to group sometime cause he was only able to enjoy one cookie that night.

Well, I ended up making them last night to take to care group. My pastor was shocked that I would make cookies just cause he requested them! He ended up eating 8 in an hours time!!! I've never seen anyone eat these cookies like he did...not even my hubby or even Guru! This guy (who is really skinny btw)was obsessed!!! And he got down on his knees to thank me when I told him that the he could take home the leftover cookies! It was too funny!!!

Btw, here is my recipe if you are thinking of trying them. And, I will be attempting a few variations here in the near future. My pastor wants a white chocolate no-bake and my hubby wants me to try to make a coffee flavored no-bake. I just hope the hubs doesn't mind all the taste-testing!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

The only thing that has kept me from eating that many is my desire not to look like a pig, which granted, might be what separated that poor, desperate man and myself!

May 10, 2006 9:22 AM

 
Blogger Princess21 said...

Coffee flavored no-bakes!!! Please allow me to help in the taste testing department!!!

How very sweet of you to remember your pastor. Mine loves brownies with nuts and frosting on top. The things we do for our pastor's!! :)

May 10, 2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

i never had a no bake. thanks for providing the recipe, i might just have to give this a try.

May 10, 2006 10:39 AM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

yes this no bake pastries are very yummy too and very easy to prepare. Anyway copied your recipe.

May 10, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

Thanks for the recipe! I will be giving them a try this week-end. A nice summer treat to make since I don't have to turn on the oven!!!

May 10, 2006 12:25 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I wonder if I could make those with almond butter? My son is allergic to peanuts, but he handles almonds OK. I can usually substitute...

I'll have to try it.

How fun!

May 10, 2006 12:40 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I can't make those. I've tried so I leave it up to my mom.

May 10, 2006 1:39 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Do you have to use the peanut butter? I wasn't sure if the consistency was required or not b/c unfortunately, that's a deal-breaker for me:)

May 10, 2006 5:39 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've made those cookies before, they're great!

May 10, 2006 9:00 PM

 
Blogger Robin said...

J'aime "no-bake cookies". (How was that, Merve?)

Translation: I love no-bake cookies. :)

May 11, 2006 10:13 PM

 
Blogger Stranger in a Strange Land said...

We used to make round, chocolate no-bakes when we worked at the children's home. The kids called them "dookie balls" and considered them a delicacy.

May 12, 2006 9:34 PM

 

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Band Practice

As my hubby mentioned, we had his band practicing at our house for the past two nights...and I've got to say, it's been wonderful! I love hearing them play and sing together! It's been a real blessing to me to be able to host this great group. It's like I've been to a concert! They have an excellent new drum player who learned all the music in a very short time. They also have a new female lead local who blends extremely well with our existing male lead vocal. The bass player was finally able to make it last night (he can get pretty busy with work), and my son and I were dancing in the kitchen to his low guitar beat. The electric guitar player was also able to make it to the practice and he is constantly playing his guitar, even during the breaks. They also have a very talented violin player that adds something really special the group. The piano player brought over all his sound equipment and made our basement unrecognizable! My hubby even took a pic that you can see here.

Speaking of my hubby, he is having a wonderful time playing his acoustic with this band. I'm so glad he is enjoying himself and getting a lot accomplished with the others. They even have a concert scheduled for the end of May!!! I'm very excited to hear them again in front of a large group of people!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

How very nice of you to host the practice!!! :)

Rock on!!!

May 09, 2006 12:02 PM

 
Blogger Guru said...

[quote]my son and I were dancing in the kitchen to his low guitar beat.[/quote]

Well, the bass is - without a doubt - the best instrument!

May 09, 2006 2:16 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Good for you all :-)

May 09, 2006 2:49 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hope you enjoy it all, Trin!

May 09, 2006 3:42 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

The mental image I got of you and your son boppin' around the kitchen made me smile!

May 09, 2006 5:49 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

how great is that. my youngest is learning how to play the guitar, even though she is just a beginner, it really brings something to our home.

May 09, 2006 5:57 PM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Don't they need a lead singer? To make it a family of musicians, you should take that part.

Yipee!!!

May 09, 2006 7:19 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

It's great the whole family can join in and you all enjoy it.

May 09, 2006 7:20 PM

 

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Irritable!

Watch out...I'm not in the mood today! Everything is bothering me and I'm just not happy!!! I'm very cranky and I wish I could just lay down, but I have way too much work to do right now. It's Monday, which means I have extra laundry to do, and I have a lot of notes and emails I need to send out with the ministry I am involved in. Then some time today I have to make a trip to the store to get dinner for the band practice tonight. I'm not sure how I'm going to get my three boys into a cart together...plus groceries!!!! I might just have to go during my hubby's lunch break (that is if he comes home of course).

I think I'll just put myself in time out!

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Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's it. Let it out. Hope you'll be feeling fine tomorrow.

May 08, 2006 11:31 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I say skip the trip to the store. Call G and have him go to the store on lunch, right after work, or sneak out during work. I'm sure that he would be happy to do it and unless the list is mad complicated, I'm sure he could do it satisfactorily. Definitely save yourself that hassle!

May 08, 2006 11:36 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

Is it too early for a Gin and Tonic?I feel for you. I was irritable the other day when I found out that some things my stepdaughter was supposed to get done (I has assumed they were done) were not done at all. To say I was not happy is an understatement! It will get better. that's what I keep telling myself!

May 08, 2006 12:14 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

It's OK, just go ahead and be irritable. It will pass :-)

Hope things start going better soon!

May 08, 2006 1:18 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

You have a lot on your plate these days. It's important to take time for yourself! Maybe you could enlist some help now and then?

May 08, 2006 2:18 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

sounds like you don't need time out, you need a nap. there are some things that can always wait, so let them and do only what you actually need to.

May 08, 2006 2:52 PM

 
Blogger Claire said...

Rant, let it out...it's healthy!!

Here from Michele's...hope the day has improved!

May 08, 2006 3:40 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Been there done that!
Best thing to do is take that time out.

May 08, 2006 4:38 PM

 
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May 08, 2006 9:49 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Tuesdays are better than Mondays!

May 08, 2006 10:49 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

Girls in general need time outs on days like these. We pregnant girls need some major loving and pampering!! LOL! Go ahead. Vent! It will make you feel better later :-)

May 09, 2006 4:21 AM

 
Blogger Becky said...

I get that way too...and I'm not even pregnant:) Hope it passes through soon. Chocolate always helps me (unfortunately).

May 09, 2006 4:14 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks FC!

G did come home Guru and I went during his lunch break...it's all good!

About 5 months too early for me Jill! :-)

Will do, thanks Jen and Day!

I'll be calling on grammie soon OGO!!!

I would love a nap right now BSTS!!!

Thanks Claire!

I def think so Barbara!!!

I would love to be pampered Chrixean...and my sis has promised me a pedicure! :-)

Hmmmmm, chocolate! I love chocolate Becky!!!

May 10, 2006 8:44 AM

 

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Friday, May 05, 2006

4 Year Check-Up

My hubby took our son to the doctor's to get his four year check-up yesterday...and I was a little nervous. I wasn't going to be able to go (since I had two red-heads to watch), and I just wasn't sure if my hubby would remember everything. But, I think he did a great job! He told me everything that the doctor said (well, everything he could remember!) and I was very pleased with what she had to say! I guess his doctor was very impressed to hear that our son is reading some words and sentences already. The boy even read out some words to her in the check-up room to prove it.

But, she did say that he needed to work on a few more physical activities...like cutting paper and bike riding. Our son has always been a little behind with those types of things. For example, he didn't start walking till he was 15 months old! But he was an early talker. So I guess for what he lacks in, he makes up in another quality.

The doctor also said that hopefully the boy won't gain too much more weight for the next two years. He is a solid 55 pounds (and my future football player!), but is very healthy. So, he should be growing up instead of out the next few years! :-)

Oh, the boy also got three shots yesterday. I wasn't expecting him to get any till he started kindergarten, but for some reason he got them at four years old. But his daddy said that the boy hardly whimpered when getting the shots...so they got some ice cream to celebrate!

All in all, my hubby and boy had a wonderful day together yesterday! It's great for them to have that bonding time...even if some of it was spent at the doctor's office!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Blogger Guru said...

Glad to hear that he is doing oo-tay. When you say "future football player", I'm hoping that you mean Buckeyes!

May 05, 2006 11:03 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

You had better believe it Guru!!!!

May 05, 2006 11:05 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Wow, 55 pounds - what a chunk! Definitely sounds like there's football in his future!

May 05, 2006 11:30 AM

 
Blogger Jill said...

Sounds like it was a good day! Hey maybe he'll play for Texas or Alabama. Of course by the time he gets to be a teen, he might slim down.

May 05, 2006 12:37 PM

 
Blogger cube said...

I always hated taking my girls in for shots. It's always nice to be spelled by your hubby.

May 05, 2006 2:27 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

It's nice when fathers sometimes do some of the responsibilities towwards their kid.
My grandson who was premature at birth started to walk before 12 months. He is 1 year and 10 months but doesn't say many words yet. His Neo-natologist told us to put him on a diet as he is 18 kilos around 36 pounds. Have a nice weekend.

May 05, 2006 5:47 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Trinity - My 10 year old weighs 55 pounds! The pediatrician says to try to get him to eat more. My husband is always putting food in front of his face. I'm not so concerned because I weighed 54 when I was 10, I was healthy.

May 05, 2006 7:02 PM

 
Blogger Chrixean said...

My son is 7 years old and is a skinny little kid. He eats quite a lot and is very active. Guess it's partly genes (?). My hubby is braver with watching my son take his shots. I can't stand watching a little boy wince in pain.

May 06, 2006 12:15 AM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

heathy kids are great news. glad to hear it. my son has always been big too.

May 06, 2006 8:49 AM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That sounds like a great day was had by all.

May 06, 2006 12:17 PM

 
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Wonderful! Reading already? WOW!!! You are such a sweet mommy. I love hearing about your family. What a sweet hubby.

May 07, 2006 12:25 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

Praise God for making him healthy. My grandson was also behind in some things when he was around 24 months but before he turned 3 years old things started to pick up real fast and he is now so advanced in a lot of things. So there is no need to worry.

(((Hugs)))

May 07, 2006 2:04 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hope so Jana!

I don't think so Jill...he's gonna be a Buckeye and the next AJ Hawk!!!

I'm glad the hubby was there for the shots instead of me Cube!

I love it when the boys can spend time like that together FC!

As long as they are healthy Barbara...my son is just very healthy!

I hate it Chrixean...his daddy might have to take him everytime!!!

Thanks Day!

It was, thanks Capt!

Oh yes MC, he loves books!!!

I'm def not too worried Viamarie!

May 10, 2006 8:40 AM

 

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

It's Thursday Baby!!


Thirteen things about Trinity13's life.


1. I waited 90 minutes to be seen by my ob yesterday...she's one busy lady!
2. And she has bruised me from trying to find the baby's heartbeat.
3. But while I was there, I found out I lost 2 pounds...yeah me!!!
4. Thanks for all the great comments yesterday...
5. It's nice to see I'm not alone when it comes to NO belly touching.
6. My family was able to make it to our church's fellowship and communion last night.
7. After eating, the kids four and up went outside. They were supposed to be watched by an adult, but instead there was only 3 older (and when I say older, I mean tweens) kids out there in charge of about 20 children.
8. Needless to say, I wasn't comfortable with my son out there by himself, so I played with him while the service was going on...but next month we will def be getting a sitter!
9. My hubby stayed after service to be apart of the band practice.
10. My son and I came back to the church at about 10pm to pick him up...
11. but he wasn't ready yet! He was just having a lot of fun.
12. We ended up leaving the church a little after 11...but I'm so glad he is finally getting involved in the church band! I miss his singing!!!
13. Anyone watch AI last night and upset over Paris leaving?

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Blogger cube said...

90 minutes? That's an awful long time to wait & then you got bruised. Sheesh.

May 04, 2006 10:11 AM

 
Blogger Tracy said...

Great list!


My TT is up!

Have a great day!

May 04, 2006 10:42 AM

 
Blogger ems said...

You're not alone. I hated having my belly touched.

May 04, 2006 10:52 AM

 
Blogger One Scrappy Gal said...

I missed AI but I'm sad to hear about Paris. I thought she was so talented! I guess her age worked against her. But don't count her out. I still believe she is destined for greatness and I'm sure we'll hear about her soon.

May 04, 2006 10:58 AM

 
Blogger Norma said...

I think it's smart to have an adult supervising when it's a group play activity.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

May 04, 2006 11:01 AM

 
Blogger YankeeAmanda said...

Being overweight, most folks didn't ask to touch my belly because they weren't even sure I was pregnant. :)

May 04, 2006 11:08 AM

 
Blogger Tanya said...

Great post. I don't think I've come across your site, and will definitely come back. Especially when reading about your baby news, and me just having gone through my friends pregnancy with her. Congratulations and good luck.

May 04, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Watched AI last night and I am NOT sad about seeing Paris go, it was her time.

It isn't a popular view, but Taylor should probably go next, as I don't know if he could make as popular and far-reaching of an album of say, a Chris (go Chris!).

May 04, 2006 11:26 AM

 
Blogger mar said...

I don't like to sit in a waiting room, I only need 15 min to catch up on the celebrity world (read People magazine or similar, lol). I don't watch AI but people are blogging about it...happy thursday, thanks for visiting! and take good care of yourself

May 04, 2006 11:33 AM

 
Blogger Carmen said...

I saw AI last night. I think Paris was the next logical choice. Though Kat screeches and I hate to hear her sing. bleck!

May 04, 2006 12:12 PM

 
Blogger EmilyRoseJewel said...

I hate long doc office waits, I have to take my son for his 9 mos. checkup Tues, not looking forward to that. My list is up. Also, hope you are feeling well with the pregnancy!

May 04, 2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

lol, losing weight WHILE pregnant, just make sure you're eating properly, it will still come off of you but put on to the baby!

May 04, 2006 12:57 PM

 
Blogger Denise said...

No way would I wait 90 minutes! That office needs to learn how to schedule.

May 04, 2006 1:03 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Since I worked for Dr. F, I can tell you that she was most likely behind because she had to go out on a delivery at some point this morning and it threw her schedule off. Usually, the receptionist will tell you that when you check in to see if you are willing to wait (not always though!) Depending on your appointment time they sometimes will call you ahead of time to see if you want to reschedule.

I did watch AI last night, and no, I wasn't sad to see Paris go. I wish she would have gone before Mandisa! I almost liked her a little in the beginning, but she just got more and more annoying to me each week!

May 04, 2006 1:13 PM

 
Blogger Me said...

Great list! What is AI? My list is up!

May 04, 2006 1:48 PM

 
Blogger Ames said...

I don't know about the belly touching - I have not had the pleasure yet....however - Paris' departure did not effect me whatsoever. My final three prediction is working out :)

if you have a chance to swing by

May 04, 2006 2:45 PM

 
Blogger Angie said...

I welcomed belly touching! :)

I watched AI and it is at this point that I get sad when anyone leaves. :( the next few weeks will be so hard!

Great list, by the way!!

My TT is up. :)

May 04, 2006 3:13 PM

 
Blogger TNChick said...

90 minute and a brusie? Ouch. But, it was all worth it. :)

May 04, 2006 3:27 PM

 
Blogger Chana said...

Wow...90 minutes...I don't think I would've had the patience..but then going in for an OB appt. is a bit different then going in for a PAP...you kinda gotta wait to hear that little baby's heart! My TT is up! if you have a linky that says "you" it'll eventually say chana, it's taking a long time today..looks like tanya had the same trouble!

May 04, 2006 3:53 PM

 
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

How wonderful that your hubby like the band practice at church. Sorry you were bruise, glad all is well with you r pregnancy. You'll be in my prayers. My TT is up.

May 04, 2006 4:24 PM

 
Blogger TLC said...

I hate to think where you got bruised. How does an OB bruise you trying to find a heartbeat??

My T13 is up!

May 04, 2006 4:29 PM

 
Blogger Heather said...

LOL at number 1 and 2. The things we do for these little ones.

May 04, 2006 4:33 PM

 
Blogger Moogie said...

This was a great list. 90 minutes? Yikes..that is a long time. It was tough watching Paris lose last night. At least she made it into the top 10. I am an avid watcher of AI. The competition is really rough. The one that really suprised me was when Mandesa was voted off. Who do you think will win?

My TT is up!

May 04, 2006 5:48 PM

 
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I hate waiting a long time for appointments. I felt like I spent more time during my pregnancies in the ob/gyn waiting room that I did at home! My TT is up.

May 04, 2006 5:57 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Big thank you for telling me who left. I could not find out any where.

May 04, 2006 6:39 PM

 
Blogger Kelly said...

That is a long time to wait... and then to get bruised.
Not good.

May 04, 2006 6:47 PM

 
Blogger Lifecruiser said...

That bruise thing didn't sound nice. Glad the heartbeats were found at last, pheew.

Take care :-)

/lifecruiser.com

May 04, 2006 6:50 PM

 
Blogger *Skittles* said...

I hope you get to see your doctor faster next time. great list!!!

May 04, 2006 8:32 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's awful! Bruising a patient and making her wait for long is very unprofessional.

May 04, 2006 8:51 PM

 
Blogger Killired said...

hey there! how ya comin along? i hate waiting at the doctor! when i read you question on AI, I thought you meant American Inventor because that is what I am watching on TV right now... funny that both American Idol and American Inventor are both AI's and Simon's creations!

May 04, 2006 9:19 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I missed AI - the TV guide I read had the time wrong. I liked Paris, she seemed like such a sweetie.

I wouldn't have been comfortable with the sitter situation either.

Happy Thursday!

May 05, 2006 1:37 AM

 
Blogger Norma said...

On Monday May 8, Monday Memories will be about my dream to open a book store, and on Monday May 15, I'll fill you in on the lost and missing beds.

May 06, 2006 12:12 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, I did get bruised on my old c-sec scar, but it was worth it to hear my sweet baby's heart-beat!!! And the doctor is well worth the wait...she's wonderful!!!

Thanks for stopping everyone!!!

May 10, 2006 8:36 AM

 

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Warning: Prego Rant!

I spent most of the evening last night at my parent's church...it's where the fundraising banquet was held. Well, when it was time to go, my mom and I started talking. Then another lady joined us that I had never met before. My mom introduced me while touching my shoulder, and then my belly roomy by touching my belly. Then this person, I had just met, proceeds to touch my belly as well! Hello, what was she thinking? For one, I had just met her...for two, why would you think it's okay to touch another person's belly just because they are pregnant? I just don't understand this.

Maybe my hormones are just out of wack...but I value my personal space. I really don't think it's appropriate to just touch a prego belly...without asking at least! And I almost had a problem with my mom touching me. But since she's my mom, she's excusable...unlike this other lady!!!

I should get this shirt to warn people...or even this shirt.

So what do you think? You think I'm getting too upset from just one little belly touch from a stranger? Would you allow it if you were prego (yes men, you can answer that one as well!)? Should I get one of those t-shirts? Do I need to be on medication? :-)

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Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I think you are allowing something small to build up resentments. It is human nature for women to want to be close to babies and mother hood. It's best just to let it go.

ANd no the shirt is not a good idea.

May 03, 2006 9:08 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

You don't need medications. Pregnant women can be sensitive and you'll get over it soon.

Take Care!

May 03, 2006 9:38 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

Man, I feel low on advice on this topic. I definitely understand not wanting to have people touch your stomach, because I'm not a fan of people really touching my tummy either (but for different reasons!).

There do seem to be some different societal rules for pregnant people and new mothers. People ask all sorts of questions that they never would normally ask.

Even asking to touch your tummy is weird. I never stop a lady on the street and ask to touch her tummy or how she feeds her kids or any of that, but those sorts of nosy questions are "okay" for mothers.

Sorry, I guess I have no answers here, only comments and observations. I shouldn't even submit these up here, but writing all of this was a lot of work, so here I go...

May 03, 2006 9:39 AM

 
Blogger Faith in Florida said...

I would prefer for someone to ask me, but if they don't I undertsand. It makes me feel special that people are so in awe of my pregnant belly...I'd say, take it as a compliment. And don't worry, it really won't happen very much. I think, it happened once to me. The rest, people have asked and I always give them the go-ahead.

May 03, 2006 11:21 AM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

this post would make a good Seinfeld episode.

i agree, no one should touch your belly

May 03, 2006 12:01 PM

 
Blogger amelia said...

I'm completely with you on this one! I hated that when I was pregnant. People should most definitely respect you and ask first. I want one of those shirts!! You're not crazy!

May 03, 2006 2:34 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

I gotta back you up on the belly thing. I hate that people think a pregnant belly is community property! What's up with that?! If a person asked me first I was much more receptive. You wouldn't just go up to a stranger and start rubbing their unpregnant belly so why is it any different for a pregnant belly?

Oh yeah, you hit a nerve with this one!

May 03, 2006 2:38 PM

 
Blogger Norma said...

Yup. The hormones. It's like pinching the baby's cheeks, but with a little bit of separation. You don't even count! You'll soon have bigger problems to slay.

May 03, 2006 7:02 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Preggy or not, I don't anyone touching my belly.

May 03, 2006 8:49 PM

 
Blogger deputyswife said...

The whole touching my pregnant belly thing freaked me out. I am not a touchy person, especially when it came to my belly. When someone did this I would smile politely and take a couple of steps back.

May 03, 2006 8:51 PM

 
Blogger Becky said...

Oh, I'm so with you on this one. I'm definitely one that has a huge area of personal space in that I don't even hug people (even my family). I would NEVER touch a woman's stomach!

May 04, 2006 12:06 AM

 
Blogger One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh my!

No one tried to touch my pregnant belly when I was carrying the kids... but I think it might be because I'm small but I look like I'll bite!

Seriously, you're feelings are justified!! I don't understand this urge people have to touch a belly that's not theirs!

May 04, 2006 9:44 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I didn't mind the belly touching too much. After giving birth to Anya before I was properly showing, I was really glad to have a belly with the others :-)

I do get weirded out by people touching my baby, though. That makes me INSANE! So, I can relate, just in a little different way.

May 04, 2006 8:04 PM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

To me Day, it's not a small thing. It's my body and I don't like others just touching me because I'm pregnant...that's all.

I don't like I'm being sensitive about this Viamarie. Like I said, it's my body and what gives a person the right to just touch me cause I'm prego???

Good for you Guru...no touching prego bellies!!!

That's just it Faith...she didn't even ask and I just met her! Just doesn't make sense to me is all.

Aww, thanks Bag! :-)

Thanks Amelia...I almost thought I was alone of this for a while! And aren't those shirts cute?! Good for a laugh anyway!!!

So true OGO!!! Thanks for the input...I really appreciate it...esp since you agree with me! :-)

I know Norma, but I just don't like it.

Good for you FC!!!

I should do the same DW! I don't like being touched much.

Glad to hear it Becky...I don't think it's ever right to tough a person's belly without asking at least!

Thanks for agreeing Aileen! Glad no one had the urge to tough your prego belly!

May 10, 2006 8:32 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for the comment Jen...and for relating! :-)

May 10, 2006 8:32 AM

 
Blogger Noelle said...

This is funny because I just told my mom a few weeks ago (my sister in law is like 9 1/2 months pregnant)... She touches her belly and then gets right down there and says stuff like "Hi baby -grandma loves you!" Now to most people - it might be cute. I just finally told her.. "I'm just warning you. If I ever get pregnant and you do that to me - I will slap you senselss." I'm serious too. I think that's so rude to just touch people - I don't care where. I don't even like strangers touching my shoulder. There is a sense of personal space when you're pregnant too and I don't want mine invaded.. thank you...

June 27, 2006 1:12 PM

 

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Got Nothing

I've been staring at this posting screen for about 20 minutes now. Nothing is coming to mind. I could tell you about my night last night or what I'll be doing tonight, but neither one seem blog worthy. So instead I sit here and type up nothing. I need some inspiration!!! After 800 posts, I'm out of ideas. Maybe I'll just go have myself a celebratory bowl of cereal and call it a day.

Life is grand.

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Blogger Guru said...

You underestimate how much people like to just read about people's seemingly boring day. I think we'd all like to hear about last evening.

May 02, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Yes, do tell!

May 02, 2006 12:08 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

well, 800 posts thats something

May 02, 2006 1:23 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

"celebratory bowl of cereal!" OO what kind are you going for?

May 02, 2006 2:59 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

Some days it's just not your day to blog. It's OK, take the day off and have a bowl of cereal and wait for inspiration!

May 02, 2006 3:17 PM

 
Blogger loelsh said...

Mmmm, cereal!

I feel the same way today, I can't think of anything blogworthy!

May 02, 2006 3:59 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

Maybe you need a guest blogger.

I have too much to say. It would take viewers three days to read!

May 02, 2006 7:49 PM

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Thanks for playing in the Blog Olympics Training Camp, Congratulations on your silver medal! I've posted the overall standings.

May 02, 2006 11:26 PM

 
Blogger WendyWings said...

Some days are just that way :)

May 03, 2006 1:37 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

We went to the local school Guru and Jana...it was a great walk!

Thanks Shannon!

Fruit Loops OGO!!!

Will do Jen, thanks!

I love cereal Lo...could eat it all day!

I have in the past Day!

NP Barbara, thanks!

I hear ya Wendy!

May 10, 2006 8:19 AM

 

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Busy Week

My hubby and I have one busy week ahead! We have something going on every night (and almost every day) this week.

Monday: Lunch with grandparents, hubby's band practice
Tuesday: Fundraising banquet
Wednesday: OB appt., fellowship and communion at church
Thursday: The boy's four year check-up, church meeting, hubby mowing my parent's grass
Friday: Surprise b-day party for my cousin
Saturday: Baby shower for a new little cousin, possible free pedicure from my sis (she needs all the practice she can get while in nail school...so I'm glad to help out!!!)

I have a lot of shopping to do this week as well. I need a few b-day items and I need to get a 14lb ham for Tuesday night. I also need some things to make a few dishes for the church fellowship and I need to get some supplies for a baby shower that I'm planning for a friend.

I just hope I have time to catch my breath!

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Blogger Princess21 said...

I am exhuasted just reading that! I hope you get everything done you would like and have a great week!!

May 01, 2006 9:46 AM

 
Blogger Viamarie said...

It's good to be busy. It keeps your mind off negative things but please take things easy. Take Care.

(((Hugs)))

May 01, 2006 9:56 AM

 
Blogger Jana said...

Wow, have fun!

May 01, 2006 10:09 AM

 
Blogger Guru said...

I hate having full weeks of stuff. My favorite thing to do is be at home relaxing, so I hate a full schedule.

May 01, 2006 11:22 AM

 
Blogger cube said...

I'm looking forward to some quiet time. I get cranky when there's too much going on. But I'm basically boring.

May 01, 2006 12:42 PM

 
Blogger Jen said...

My goodness! I think I may have some idea why you've been so tired lately... ;-)

Hope all goes well, and you find time to rest!

May 01, 2006 12:45 PM

 
Blogger Milwaukee Girl said...

Busy, busy, busy! Just remember to have mommy-to-be time!

May 01, 2006 12:52 PM

 
Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

hope your cousin isn't a reader of your blog otherwise there went the surprise. ;-)

May 01, 2006 1:18 PM

 
Blogger Oh great One said...

It sounds like you have a full week planned. Remember to take breaks when you need them!

May 01, 2006 2:34 PM

 
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

wow, you must be having that pregnancy rush of energy!
enjoy your manicure, it's tough to have to help out;)

May 01, 2006 3:42 PM

 
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You must need a diary to fit in all your appointments, Trin!

May 01, 2006 3:52 PM

 
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You seem to have your hands full. Don't overdo it. Take care and don't forget to get a break.

May 01, 2006 9:27 PM

 
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

oh my that reminds me I have to go buy a wedding shower gift.

May 02, 2006 7:57 AM

 
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone...we got everything accomplished!!!

May 10, 2006 8:17 AM

 

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