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Friday, September 30, 2005


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A few months ago I saw a trailer for the movie Serenity. My dad was with me at the time and he kept saying Firefly. I had never heard of Firefly, but yet they were making a movie out of it guessed it, Serenity. The movie looked really good, especially since it was created by Joss Whedon (who also created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel).

Fast forward to Monday dad ended up buying the Firefly series (great synopsis found here) on DVD and let me borrow it to watch it this week. With only 14 episodes (it was canceled mid season), I finished watching the entire show by Thursday was that good!!! Firefly is a really unique scifi show in that it mixed western and Chinese themes. So, it was really neat to see (some of) the characters dressed in old west garb, carrying around pistols, and cursing in Chinese.

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The show also doesn't have any aliens. It is all man vs. man conflict...and I was loving it! It was refreshing to see a space/scifi show that looks like how it could really be in 500 years...if Earth's resources are used up of course!

Like I said, I finished watching the series on Thursday (and loved it...have I mentioned that yet?!) , so I got online to check for Serenity show times. I found out that it was playing at 3 Columbus movie theaters that night! I ended up calling my sis to see if she wanted to be out with me till 2 am seeing the movie. She agreed before I even got the question out!

We both thought the movie was wonderful since it helped tie up most of the loss ends from the series. It also had fabulous visual effects! And it was neat how they completely constructed the ship so that the characters could walk the entire ship without breaking scene.

I did have one problem with something that happened near the end. It really upset me and I think it was not necessary. I'd say more, but I don't want to give anything away. I just wish I knew why such a thing was allowed!

I would def recommend this movie to just about anyone. You'll love the characters and how they can be funny/sarcastic right in the middle of a fight. Even if you're not a scifi lover (or have seen the Firefly series), I think you would still enjoy the movie. And if you do end up seeing the movie, you should def pee before hand since you won't want to miss a minute!

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Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Firefly sounds really unusual. Thanks for that great review.

October 01, 2005 10:38 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Sounds interesting. I'd want to check out the show before I saw the movie, though.

October 01, 2005 12:59 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

You wouldn't need to, but I still have the series if you want to borrow.

October 01, 2005 1:01 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Perhaps I will. But, I don't know that I'd get to watch all of it before it would need to get back to your dad. Maybe I'll wait until it hit the library and get it and take my time.

October 01, 2005 1:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it does sound like an unusual mixture, it's almost hard to tell by looking at the photos what year it's even set in.

October 01, 2005 4:39 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I agree that I think the man-man combo is what makes it appealing to anyone who's not a huge sci-fan fan. I'm about to write my review for this website, and was going to mention it. I liked the movie a lot, but thought it dragged a little in the end.

I know what you are referring to, and I also wondered if it was really necessary.

October 04, 2005 12:42 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

You should def go see it BSTS!

The man vs man conflict is why I think my hubby would actually enjoy this movie Becky. He is not a scifi fan, but I think he might just be entertained with Serenity!

October 05, 2005 12:14 AM


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Ready For Bed

Well it's 3 am and I just got home from seeing a sneak preview of the movie Serenity. It was great and I plan on writing more about the movie after I catch some much needed zzzzzzzzz's. So, I'm off to bed for about 3 hours...then it's to work I go!

Life is grand with sleep!

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Serenity sounds good. It sounds like the kind of movie that Prince Charming would enjoy watching with me.

September 30, 2005 8:57 AM

Blogger said...

hey, it has a Baldwin in it!

September 30, 2005 9:40 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It really was a great movie.

Btw, he is not related to the nasty Baldwin brothers...thank the Lord!

September 30, 2005 11:44 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Did you know that Stephen Baldwin is a Christian? They aren't all nasty!

September 30, 2005 11:57 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Just because he is a christian (which I knew before hand), doesn't mean I have to like him or his families so called acting skills. But, tjmo.

September 30, 2005 12:08 PM

Blogger Jana said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog - come back again sometime! I am enjoying reading yours - I'll be back!

September 30, 2005 1:51 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'll look forward to the review

September 30, 2005 2:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never even heard of that movie, i will check back for a full review though.

September 30, 2005 2:56 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the movie!

September 30, 2005 5:26 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I have waited weeks and months for this movie! I loved the TV show...we saw it this morning and I loved it. But, yes, it did have two parts that made me most upset and I fear they will never make the show a television show again. Boo Hoo...why? Why? WHY?

I came from twisted cindy's blog.

October 01, 2005 9:22 PM


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Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Twisted Cinderella tagged me! I've done part of this meme before, but it's been a enjoy!!!

Ten Years Ago: September 1995, 15 years old
That summer I had taken a missions trip to Spain, so I was still on a God high. And that month I started up in a new private school (much closer to home) and met Princess Jemmers! It was a pretty good time in my life. My parents and I had a good relationship and I did no wrong in their eyes (yes, I was...key word was...a goodie goodie).

Five Years Ago: September 2000
My hubby and I had been married to for a little over two years at this point. We had no credit card debt and we just celebrated the one year anniversary of having a mortgage. And we had just started trying for our first little one!

One Year Ago: September 2004
This time last year was not a happy time for my marriage. My hubby and I were having a few problems and we even went into counseling. My son was confused and was acting up quite a bit. It was just not good times for my family (btw, it has since changed of course).

Yesterday: Tuesday
It was like any typical Tuesday...I was up at 6:45, had three boys dropped off by 7:45, did laundry, made bed, washed dishes, had a hard time feeding the 4 month old, feed the older boys, put them down for naps, feed them again, sent three of them off to their mothers, made dinner, debated (not argued...heehee)with hubby, watched tv, put son to bed, blogged, surfed, went to bed around 1...rinse, lather, repeat (three days of the week).

Five Songs I Know All The Words To:
Cruisin Together by Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow
Killing Me Softly by the Fugees (originally done by Roberta Flack)
Any song by Third Day
Mirror Mirror and Never Alone by Barlowgirl
You and Me by Lifehouse

Five Snacks:
Wheat and cheese crackers
Coffee candy
Ice cream
Frozen grapes
Anything with a peanut butter and chocolate mix

Five things I'd do with 100 million dollars:
Distribute 10% of it to several churches
Build a new house for me, my parents, and my fil
Pay off my debt along with my immediate families debt
Take a long cruise with any family that wants to come with
Help Jemmers start up her infertility support group

Five places I'd run away to:
My empty home
PE Island
Kiawah Island

Five things I would never wear (again):
Turtle necks
Hair scrunchies

Five Favorite TV Shows (that are on right now)
Dr Phil
Boston Legal
Amazing Race

Five greatest joys
My family
Uninterrupted sleep
A clean and organized house
Knowing that there is someone who loves and accepts me just the way I am

Five favorite toys:
DVD player
Remote control
My husband...heehee!

Current Reads:
Lord of the Rings

I'm not going to tag anyone...but just know that you are all more than welcome to steal!!!

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Great answers. So much fun to find out more about you!

September 29, 2005 8:56 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Remember when Trin's mom and friends used to rock vests?

You couldn't throw a rock without hitting a vest back then.

Good times, but Trin must have gotten soured on it!

September 29, 2005 11:45 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I used to wear one just about everyday to school while I was in 7th and 8th was to help cover up my fatt belly!

Looking back (at pics) I don't think it worked.

September 29, 2005 11:48 AM

Blogger Pieces of Me said...

Hey here from Michele's!! That is so much fun!! I loved your answers...Got to know a lot about you...TTYL

September 29, 2005 11:51 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Bleh, I already did this on someone else's blog so I'm not doing it again, I just wanted to say that I think Third Day is AWESOME. Conspiracy No. 5 was my favorite album they did, though I did like the first (self-titled) album as well, even if the sound was quite a bit different.

September 29, 2005 12:51 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Another Third Day fan, huh?! That's great!!! They are my all time fav group! And I love their unique sound!

September 29, 2005 12:56 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

huh, I might "borrow" this, since I got nothing else!

Great answers. I loved the part about PJ!!!


September 29, 2005 1:22 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

2 words, Trinity. Dr. Phil ?!?!?!?!

September 29, 2005 2:25 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I love Third Day!

September 29, 2005 2:29 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes Fof3, I love the doc! He is THE MAN!

September 29, 2005 2:32 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Eww ewwwwwww tag me! Tag me!!! Do you really want to run away to PEI? As in Prince Edward Island? Canada? Come on up to Nova Scotia and we'll go on over together. Just hop on the bridge and away we go. Visit Anne of Green Gables et al. I will never wear vests again. Or ACID WASH! OR STIRRUP PANTS! GAWD WHAT WERE WE THINKING??!!!! This word verification thingamabobby looks mighty difficult today. Let's see if I get it on the 1st try...NOPE...2nd...CIAO!

October 04, 2005 8:13 PM


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Tuesday, September 27, 2005


I can't believe that three of my fav shows are all on at the same time! I hate this! I feel like I'm cheating on one show if I spend time with the other...crazy, I know! So, I ended up watching Boston Legal tonight. Ahhh, I love this show...and the only reason I started watching it last year was because of the outstanding William Shatner!!! He is wonderful playing Danny Crane. His character is so outrageous that you can't help but love him.

On a side note, my car is finally fixed! There was a problem with the brake lights not going off. It ended up killing my car battery so my hubby and I dropped it off to the mechanic yesterday. We def wanted to get the car in soon since it has 300 miles left till the warranty expires. Well they fixed it in about 2 hours and now I have my car (and my freedom) back! It feels so wonderful knowing that my car is now in great working condition again!

Life is grand with Bill Shatner acting...and not singing!

Blogger The Daily Rant said...

Hello! Michelle sent me.

I travel all over the country and am currently in Ohio!! Cleveland. I was out, lounging around the Barnes and Noble tonight, taking advantage of the free wi-fi signal I found and I MISSED Boston Legal!!!

I cannot believe I didn't know it was on. I LOVE that show. Although I think William Shatner's character is good, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE James Spader!! I got my boyfriend hooked on the show too. I have to remember to watch it next week!

Oh, and your little ovulation chart is a hoot! I assume you're trying for another? Good luck!!


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September 28, 2005 1:08 AM

Blogger kenju said...

Trinity, thanks for the comment. I LOVE Boston Legal too, and James Spader floats my boat, but Shatner is a worthy pompous a**, and Candace is a hoot, as always.

September 28, 2005 7:54 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I have never seen Boston Legal but it sounds like something I will have to check out.

Ain't it great to have your car back and be back in the land of free wheelin?

September 28, 2005 10:39 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Captain James Tiberius Kirk is the most prolific master thespian in the history of the industry. Every time I see one of those Priceline commericals, it gives me a lump in my throat and brings a tear to my eye.

September 28, 2005 11:17 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stoppin by everyone!

I love James Spader as well! I about died with the opening scene of him and Danny walking down the street together...and then them not letting that woman go between them!!! Ahhh, very funny!

Yes, my hubby and I are trying for another TDR...I hope it will be any day now!

It is wonderful to have the car back TC! I feel like I'm whole again...heehee!

Btw Armaedes, you made me giggle with your comment! Too funny...and yet TRUE!

September 28, 2005 12:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never seen that show. i didn't know william shatner was still acting, i thought i saw something in the paper about him recently that he was going to be singing on some show?

September 28, 2005 12:53 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Bill Shatner sang a song at the Emmy's! You can read about it here!

In an "American Idol"-style competition, stars and singers ranging from William Shatner to Donald Trump to Frederica von Stade will perform themes from TV series, with viewers able to pick their favorite song via online or text-message voting..."Emmy Idol":
William Shatner ("Boston Legal") and opera's von Stade with the theme from Shatner's 1960s series "Star Trek."

I wasn't able to catch the show, but I heard it was a riot!!!

September 28, 2005 1:06 PM

Blogger ribbiticus said...

i've never seen boston legal but will now try to - thanks to you! here via michele. :)

September 28, 2005 1:27 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Shatner does a cringing advert over here in England. It's not a pretty sight.

September 28, 2005 2:40 PM


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Monday, September 26, 2005

Tag, I'm It!

I've been tagged by the cute and little Princess Jemmers!!!

The instructions:
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five people to do the same.

My 23rd post was about one of my past Thursdays. I used to work with the autistic boy both in the morning (from 6:45-8:15) and in the evening (from 6:30-10:30). Also, on Thursdays, I only had to watch the red head so I actually had time to grocery shop during the day...imagine that!!! So here is my 5th sentence: Because I only have one baby today, it seems like the perfect day to get over there (Aldi).

Boring, I know!!! But, that's all I got. :-)

5 people tagged:
1. Whoever
2. would
3. love
4. to
5. steal!!!

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

The 5th sentence of my 23rd post is "What's that about?"

September 27, 2005 11:20 AM

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September 27, 2005 11:29 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Trinity..I REMEMBER typing 23rd post, 5th sentence. It refers to one American Idol that you, Lo and I all hated!!

-Scott... you are one slippery dude.

Isn;t that a riot?!? He survived the night before. Thanks for the laugh.

September 27, 2005 5:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did that tag last week, took me a bit to figure out how to even get into my archives though and then i was lazy and went to the 23rd day of july! can't remember the exact sentence but it was when i was celebrating christmas in july on my blog and it had something to do with christmas!

September 27, 2005 9:24 PM

Blogger G said...

That was an interesting yet obscure little tag. We should do more like that one. Here's mine.

September 27, 2005 9:56 PM


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Good Day!

Yesterday the family and I had a wonderful day together. We ended up taking a 25 min drive to Magic Mountain since I had coupons. For lunch we had MM's pizza buffet (and I was free with a coupon). It was soooo good!!! It had 8-10 different pizzas and 3 dessert, Snickers, and Oreo! Yummy!!! The buffet also included free drink refills and a large salad section that had fruit and pudding among quite a few others items.

After lunch the three of us played some putt-putt. We got two rounds each for less than $8 (with a coupon and the special)! It was a lot of fun teaching my son how to play since it was his very first time! My hubby and I helped him quite a much so that my son won both games! It was a great time!

Later that night we watched the season premiere of Desperate Housewives. It was fabulous!!! But I've got to tell ya...I would do that same thing that Bree did during her husband's funeral (you can read all about it here). If someone did that to my hubby an hour before the service, I would freak out as well and try to fix it. But I'm a control freak like that...heehee!!!

Life is grand with the family!

Blogger Unknown said...

Okay, finally someone admitting they are like Bree!!@ Me too!!

September 26, 2005 10:45 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ahhh, isn't she great!! She is def my fav!!!

September 27, 2005 11:28 AM

Blogger G said...

Bree is the character I can relate to the most for sure. Sometimes it's scary how much we think alike.

September 27, 2005 9:43 PM


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Just Lovely

Ahhhh, I just had a nice little post typed up and now it is lost!!! I just love it when that happens!!!

Well, I guess I will try to type it up later when I have time. I wish I could right now, but it's lunch time...and then nap time! Yeah!!!

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I have had that happen to me a lot. Luckily, I have no life so I get kind of excited when that happens because it means I will have something to keep me occupied for the next hour or so.

September 26, 2005 1:16 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'll just think of that lovely post that was not there to read.

September 26, 2005 2:51 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Happened to Fof3 last week. Did you do any harm to your keyboard? (I did!)

September 26, 2005 3:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've had problems trying to get up pic up all weekend, i think blogger must be doing some work.

September 26, 2005 5:21 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I've had that happen a number of times, so I often will write my posts in notepad, saving often, then copy and paste it into blogger, because I definitely do not want to type stuff over and over again.

September 26, 2005 6:17 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I hate when that happens!

September 26, 2005 6:58 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I did copy it Guru (like I usually do at the end of each post), but for some reason it wouldn't let me paste it somewhere. It was really weird!

September 26, 2005 7:27 PM


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Saturday, September 24, 2005


My hubby and I are having one busy day! The Buckeyes are currently playing, so there are a few fans here at the house. We had hamburgers, hotdogs, mac n cheese, taco dip and chips, deviled eggs, fries, and no-bakes.

After the game, the three of us will head over to my parents house to pick up my siblings. Then we will quickly get over the the Der Dutchman Restaurant to celebrate my grandpa's birthday. After eating with him and the rest of that side of the family, my hubby and I will be dropping off my sis and bro and then heading over to a party tonight. It's hosted by one of my hubby's bosses. I guess she has one of these every year and it will be a chance for my hubby to really get to know his co-workers (and their families). I have no clue when we will get home, but I hope to get back online and post something else for today. We'll see...heehee!!!

Life is grand when you're busy!

Blogger Geekwif said...

Thanks for visiting the other day! I thought I'd return the visit.

That does sound like a busy day! Good busy though. Hope you enjoy it.

September 24, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Those foodstuffs sound delish!

September 25, 2005 12:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd be busy just eating all that food!!!!!!

September 25, 2005 3:15 PM

Blogger Robin said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

September 25, 2005 4:48 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

sounds like fun!! Im jealous!

September 25, 2005 6:23 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It was!!! Thanks for stopping by!

September 25, 2005 11:51 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

Thanks for the visits to my blog. I hope u keep coming back.

September 26, 2005 1:18 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I see how it is!!! no invite for me!! Hehehehe! :)

Sounds like a super busy weekend!! Hopefully it was tons of fun!!

September 26, 2005 9:21 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

What is this "taco dip" you speak of?

September 26, 2005 11:15 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

There are actually three different taco dips that we have for parties.

1. Browned and seasoned meat mixed with refried beans then layered with cheese in a pan...served with tortilla chips or soft taco shells

2. Velvetta cheese mixed with chili and served with Fritos

3. Sour cream and seasonings mixed together with veggies on top to look like a pizza...served with tortilla chips it time for lunch yet?! Heehee!!!

September 26, 2005 12:00 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I tagged you!

September 26, 2005 12:40 PM

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September 27, 2005 9:38 PM

Blogger G said...

Trin's tasty taco dips are ta-die-for!!!

September 27, 2005 9:39 PM


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Friday, September 23, 2005

My Answers!

A few days ago I posted a true/false quiz about myself. Here are my answers (if you care...heehee!:

1. I can drive a manual: False-I have tried to learn several times with no success. I just don't do well with hills.
2. My son is red-headed: False-However I do watch two red-headed brothers.
3. I watch 3 boys during the day: False-Including my son, I watch 4 (all under 3 years of age).
4. I love to crochet: True-I'm working on a blanket to give someone this Christmas.
5. I can burp the alphabet: True!-Amazing I know!

6. I have been married for 6 years: False-It's been 7 years baby, yeah!
7. I love celebrating my birthday: FALSE-I hate my birthday...too much stress.
8. I still get pimples like I did in high school: True-Unfortunately.
9. I hate reading novels: False-I'm right in the middle of three right now.
10. I have a comic book collection: True-I don't buy them anymore, but I have a pretty big collection of Robin and Rogue comics...I'm a geek, I know.

11. I graduated with only 7 other people: True-And three were exchange students!
12. I have a birthmark on my butt: False-Just freckles!
13. I was the valedictorian for my senior class: True-But like I said, it was only a class of 8.
14. I don't know how to swim: False-I taught myself and my sis.
15. I LOVE cream cheese!: False-Cream cheese is of the devil!

16. I would love to have four more children: False-Originally my hubby and I wanted four, but since we are having problems conceiving, we would like to have just one more...a little girl!
17. I had a fear of talking on the phone when I was a teenager: True-Have I mentioned before that I'm crazy?!
18. I have been in the back of a police car: True-Since my daddy's a cop.
19. I love watching Dr. Phil: True-He's addictive!
20. I have nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, and computer hacking skills: True!-Did I mention that I have lying skills as well?

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Cool answers. I wanted more children too before we tried to get pregnant. At this point I would like one more and I don't care what gender.

September 24, 2005 11:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i always wanted four kids but wound up with three, but all healthy so, can't complain. my son is a redhead, but i'm not and neither is my husband, but my mom is, funny how genes work.

September 25, 2005 3:14 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

My hubby and are not red-headed (rh-ed), but it is possible that we could have a rh-ed child since my fil and his sisters are.

September 25, 2005 11:42 PM

Blogger G said...

I have this feeling that our next child will have a hair-do similar to mine at first.

September 27, 2005 9:36 PM


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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Smallville Time!

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This stinks!!! One of my fav shows, Smallville, premieres tonight...but it isn't on till 11 (for us here in Columbus, Ohio) !!! Last season the show was on at 10 on Wednesday nights. This season it will be on at 11 on Thursdays!!! I can't believe it! Why would you start a show at 11 since it did so well for the WB last year???

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And, tonight's episode is 90 min long!!! We will be up till 12:30am just to see one of my all time fav shows! Ahhhh, but it should be worth it!

Anyone else a Smallville fan (and love John Schneider as much as I do)?


The Great and Powerful Oz had the wrong date! He is supposed to be the world's greatest Smallville fan, but he was a week early on the premiere date! I can't believe it! Tonight is the repeat of Smallville's season maybe the new season will actually be on at 10! Oh, I hope so!

Blogger Pete said...

It did well for WB as a whole, but isn't a screamer in the Columbus market, hence the bad time slot. 11pm sucks, though for a first run show. That is just mad crazy disrespect.

September 22, 2005 10:13 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Tell me about it!!!!!!!

September 22, 2005 10:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

never seen the show

September 22, 2005 10:37 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Not a superman fan, huh?

September 22, 2005 10:41 PM

Blogger G said...

But we watched it anyway!

September 23, 2005 1:22 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...


They moved all of the 10:00 shows to 11. They have the news on now at 10. Who watches the news anyways!!! Geesh! So now, my Gilmore Girls are on at 11. Stinks!!!!


September 23, 2005 10:29 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

'Smallville' doesn't usually come to Britain until about January. It was a real cliffhanger ending last time. It looked like Clark was back on Krypton and the town was wiped out!

September 23, 2005 2:44 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

You have to admit, "it did so good for the WB" is hardly an endorsement, that's not exactly the greatest network ever, you know?

September 23, 2005 3:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i only watch two shows, sopranos and fat actress. i'm more a movie person, but i did like the superman movies. i can't deal with commericals.

September 23, 2005 4:02 PM


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I've been thinking of adding a description to all my links just like Amanda Sue has on her blog.

Princess Jemmers (PJ)
I have been friends with this cute and little, exclamation lovin blogger since high school!!!

Would any of you like to see that? If so, and you are on my link's list, what would you like me to include in your description? Would you like to write your own description? What do you like better, boxers or briefs?

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Hrrrmmmmphhhh that I'm NOT on your links list.

September 22, 2005 12:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's your blog, so add whatever you want. i prefer boxers on men, are we talking about men, or me, cuz i prefer thongs, but not on men, that's just wrong.

September 22, 2005 2:32 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well it's not like I'm on your link list F of 3!!! :-)

BSTS, thanks for tmi...heehee!

September 22, 2005 2:36 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Check it out Fof3! You've been added to my hit...I mean link's list.

September 22, 2005 3:06 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'll leave it to you, Trinity. I'm sure you'll do a great job with mine.

September 22, 2005 3:24 PM

Blogger Jootastic said...

ooh... mention something about my ample bosom!!! (and i like boxers--- easier access)

September 22, 2005 5:32 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

yes - descriptions! and i totally need to add you to mine!!!

you have to write your own descriptions. it is no fun to have someone tell you what to write!

September 22, 2005 7:31 PM

Blogger G said...

Sounds like a good idea to me.

You could even put the descriptions in the alt="blah blah" text part of the hyperlink so they show up when hovered over if you wanted to.

Or you could type them all out after each link like amanda sue as well. The page may be three feet long with all of your fabulous links though.

I'm sure you'll come up with just the right way to display them if you choose to do so.

You GO girl!

P.S. I prefer boxer-briefs, the underwear hybrid. Supportive, yet not restrictive.

September 23, 2005 1:37 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Well, you got the cute and little thing I guess that covers it!!! :)

Great idea though!!! That Amanda Sue is so smart!!!!

gqgygi! (GQ, GY, Gi - Joe!!! What are magazines with hot guys?? [Like Jepordy!]) Hehe!

September 23, 2005 10:35 AM

Blogger Veruca Salt said...

I prefer commando, thankyouverymuch - and try not to put too much info about me... because the Federal Witness Protection Plan tends to frown on that... oh wait, perhaps I've already said too much...

September 23, 2005 10:36 AM


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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A True/False Quiz!

Lo suggested a new type of quiz for anyone and everyone to try! Below are 20 things that could be true about me. In the comments section, just list the #'s of the false ones. Sound fun? Good!

1. I can drive a manual
2. My son is red-headed
3. I watch 3 boys during the day
4. I love to crochet
5. I can burp the alphabet

6. I have been married for 6 years
7. I love celebrating my birthday
8. I still get pimples like I did in high school
9. I hate reading novels
10. I have a comic book collection

11. I graduated with only 7 other people
12. I have a birthmark on my butt
13. I was the valedictorian for my senior class
14. I don't know how to swim
15. I LOVE cream cheese!

16. I would love to have four more children
17. I had a fear of talking on the phone when I was a teenager
18. I have been in the back of a police car
19. I love watching Dr. Phil
20. I have nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, and computer hacking skills

If you like this quiz, you can make one of your own!

(Btw, thanks Lo!!!)

Blogger loelsh said...

3.T(not including your boy)


11.F? Thought there were 6 in all
12.T? No clue, it's always been dark when we, uh....nevermind :)

16.F (can't have odd # of kids)
17.T (just crazy enough to possibly be true)


September 22, 2005 9:13 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I so did not see this quiz!!! How did I miss it?? Ok...

1. F
2. F
6. F
7. F
11. T - including the exchange students
14. F
16. F
20. F

Now I will see how I did!!!

September 26, 2005 9:27 AM


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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Getting Ready!

Since Halloween is just around the corner, my son and I went out costume looking tonight. I usually have my costume picks for the family decided upon months in advance, but I don't think my choices are going to work this year.

For years I have wanted to do a Willy Wonka (1971) theme with my son as an Oompa Loompa, my bro as Wonka, my hubby as Grandpa Joe, and me as Violet Beauregard. But, I don't think it's going to work since I would have to put sooo much work into it. I would probably have to make my blueberry suit and then get together all the necessary pieces to make each of our outfits work. It's just not going to be possible. Oh well.

So, I think we are going with Star Wars this year. There quite a few costumes since Episode III just came out a few months ago. And my son is the perfect height for Yoda!!! Or he could be Anakin...I'm not sure yet. My hubby is talking about being Vader, Chewbacca, the Emperor, or just some Jedi knight...again, we're not sure! There are a lot of options for all of us, but it's all about how much we want to spend. I've found a Yoda outfit for $25, but that seems a little steep for just an evenings use. So now I am looking through eBay. I hope I find something soon since Halloween is only 42 days away!!! I'm soooo running out of time!

(Btw, can you tell this is my fav holiday?! Heehee!)

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Sounds like fun. I like the idea of everyone having a common theme in the costumes.

My Little Princess is going to be a Pumpkin

September 21, 2005 9:31 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

oooohhhh....i wanna be a princess....i think there is one in star wars......then i can join your clan!!!


September 21, 2005 11:01 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

My daughter chooses what she wants to be way in advance. This year it is Harriet Potter. I have knitted her a Griffendor scarf and aquired glasses and a wand. I just need a robe. I think I'm gonna have to sew it.

WE were gonna have my son be a dragon but the costume didn't fit. He is temporarily a monkey(on clearance at Sams), unless we find something better.

September 21, 2005 11:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't think halloween is my favorite holiday, but it's up pretty high. fall is my favorite season though. i'm down to only one kid treat or treating this year, but we still decorate our house and enjoy the night.

September 21, 2005 11:51 AM

Blogger Nic said...

Hey there Trinity dear, feel free to post the info from my blog to your if you want. You really should check out the pdf report for the GLBT supporting companies. It goes into a lot of detail that isn't on my post.

Yeah, there are other brands out there just as good or better than Johnson and Johnson and the others. How quickly our country is going into the toilet with the voices of the minority overshadowing the voice of the majority b/c nobody speaks up.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Emily wanted to be Ariel so I got her the Ariel costume, then she wanted to be Pocahantas. I told her too bad. She'd have to stick with Ariel. She wants red hair but I'm not going to buy a wig. I think I'll dye her hair with red koolaid. Anyone know how to do that?

September 21, 2005 12:16 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It would prob be better to use red spray in for her hair. If you use koolaid, it will leave red spots on your daughters me, I know! Heehee!

September 21, 2005 12:23 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

An Oompa Loompa is too scary!

September 21, 2005 3:03 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey an Oompa Loompa would have been cool!!!

We are doing a Toy Story theme. We have a Woody, Buzz, and the Dinosaur. I can't wait either!

September 21, 2005 3:13 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

How cute DW!!! Are you dressing up as well?!

September 21, 2005 5:38 PM

Blogger G said...

I think I'm just gonna be Crazy Backwards Guy! I'm not facing you! I'm facing the other way! Isn't that CRAZY??!! Now....gimme some candy!!

September 23, 2005 3:40 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

We hope to have a hallo party in Oct. Sure hope someone is as creative as you guys!! You know I love all hallos eve. Good luck! I saw a great flying monkey costume at joanns fabrics here in Dallas. Wish I had a little one to put in it!!

September 25, 2005 6:25 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

How cute MRSG!!!

September 25, 2005 11:39 PM


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Monday, September 19, 2005

OSU Pics!

Okay, this post has just a few pics, so please be patient as it loads! Thanks all!!!

My cute hubby and I at the game!
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Even my nails are showing school spirit!
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A band pic
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Our view
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Here is a pic of some of the band members that visited us and played a song for our section!
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And another!
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This is me (in my awesome #47 AJ Hawk jersey) catching my hubby taking my pic! (and yes, that's an OSU face tattoo)!
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And here is a pic we took of the Buckeyes and Coach Tressel right before leaving the stadium (it was great, we sat in the sec. next to the band and where the players entered/exited the stadium).
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Blogger G said...


September 19, 2005 11:37 PM

Blogger Sleeping Mommy said...

You know that is the wrong color for OSU don't you?

Round here if you are an OSU fan you bleed ORANGE! GO COWBOYS!


September 20, 2005 12:22 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Great pictures!

I will be posting Hawkeye stuff for you later. I think you need to be exposed to a better team. teehee!!!

September 20, 2005 12:46 AM

Blogger Karen said...

Great pics - Love your nail......

September 20, 2005 8:30 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Lovin' the nail art! Gorgeous!

September 20, 2005 10:03 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you darling!!!

September 20, 2005 11:09 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Btw, you all can be fans of whatever football team (like the crazy Hawkeyes and/or Cowboys...heehee!) you want to be...EXCEPT Michigan!!!! I won't allow "Mucking Fichigan" fans on my blog! :-P

September 20, 2005 11:14 AM

Blogger Trish said...

I found you through Snozzberries and I love the pics! Go Bucks!

~Trish (Class of '90)

September 20, 2005 12:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stopping by Trish!!!

September 20, 2005 12:21 PM

Blogger Spock said...

Hey, here from Michele's today. My Dad likes college football but I won't say which team! Loved the pics!

September 20, 2005 12:41 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hey, it better not be from the team up North!!! Heehee!

Btw, thanks for stoppin by!!!

September 20, 2005 12:46 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Great pics!!! Love the tattoo and the nails and the cute hubby!

September 20, 2005 1:43 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...


September 20, 2005 1:45 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Geesh Trin! The language on this blog!! :) had to do with!!

Great pictures!!! Love the hair! So totally cute!!!!


September 20, 2005 1:45 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Sorry PJ, I don't usually use such language...but DOWN with yellow and blue!!!!!!!!!!

September 20, 2005 1:54 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

You guys look like great fans... whenever you can come to NY to cheer for the Jets, let me know. I'll be your tour guide if you promise to scream loud enough.

September 20, 2005 4:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this loaded up fast for me. love your nails!!!!i don't follow football at all.

September 20, 2005 7:27 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

i forgot...these would be so hot in a scrapbook!!!! oh yeas they would....i think i know someone who does that????? :)


September 21, 2005 11:03 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

An OSU scrapbook? Hmmmm...

I will def think about it.

September 21, 2005 11:09 AM


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Painting The Town...Cream & Blue

Well I would have posted my OSU pics last night, but I was needed at my mom's house. She offered to feed my family pizza if we came over and helped her paint. You see, she is re-doing the finished part of her basement. It is very outdated (looking like a room from the 70's) with orange carpet and wood paneling on the walls.

So, last night we went over and moved the furniture into the middle of the room so that we could prime all the walls (and nasty wood paneling) and the doors. Then we painted the wood a light cream and the walls were painted a pretty blue. We also adding a few splashes of a tan accent color in parts of the the built in bookcase and fireplace.

We finished all we could last night with the paint available. My mom needs to buy more cream before the room can be finished. And, I think the colors like beautiful together. And she is doing those colors to tie in with the lighthouse theme that will soon be in the basement. It should look wonderful by the end of this week!

Btw, our OSU pics should be up by the end of the day! (And I only have to go through 73 pics to find the best ones!) Ahhh, life is grand!!!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wouldn't it be fun to decorate our houses like they were in the '70s?

September 19, 2005 3:03 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I find wood panelling looks great when it is painted a color like that. Very nice. Would love to see pics

September 19, 2005 4:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i actually prefer wood panelling that has been painted, it has that cape cod feel to it.

September 19, 2005 9:37 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I will try to post some pics when it's done.

And that's exactly why my mom went with the lighthouse theme BSTS...she thought the painted wood paneling would tie right in.

September 19, 2005 10:23 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I can't wait to see it! It sounds VERY nice.

September 20, 2005 12:44 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

As my oldest daughter would say, at least it's not yellow and blue!

That would be plain evil!

September 20, 2005 12:09 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Amen sista!

September 20, 2005 12:12 PM


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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Game Time!

Today my hubby and I got to enjoy his birthday present...two tickets to today's OSU game!!!

I found the tickets on eBay after a few weeks of searching...and I wasn't even sure if I could buy two great seats for about $100. If I couldn't, I was planning on just finding something else to get my hubby for his birthday. Well, one day last week I put a bid in on two tickets. I wasn't expecting to win since my bid was pretty low. But, I got online a few hours later and much to my surprise, I won the auction! I couldn't believe it!

I got the tickets in the mail on Tuesday (a day before my hubby's b-day!) and I hid them in a pair of gloves that I wrapped up for my hubby. He eventually found them and then went into shock! He couldn't believe that I (and my parents...they paid for his ticket, I paid for mine) got him OSU tickets.

Well, we dropped off the boy today and headed over to the Shoe. We got there at a good time (and found free parking!!!),and then I went in search of Smitty from my fav radio station. He was giving away prizes, but was out by the time I found him. But, I did get a little interview with him on the radio! It was neato...heehee!

My hubby and I got in, got a $6 drink and $3 Twizzlers (without standing in a line!), and found our seats. We then sat through an awesome game of the Buckeyes spanking the Aztecs. My man AJ Hawk was awesome as well! He is SO the man!!! And he is so exciting to watch. He will def go far!

After the game, my hubby and walked over to Don Pablo's for some yummy dinner! There was no wait and it helped waste some time to allow for the traffic to clear up. It was the perfect ending to a great day!

Btw, here is where we sat (and I have more pics to come later!):

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Blogger G said...

Thank you SOOOOO much honey! I can't wait until next year...[Irish Brogue] It'll be GRRREAT!![/ Irish Brogue]

September 18, 2005 5:04 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a great time, Trinity!

September 18, 2005 9:34 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great way to be able to get tickets!!!!!so glad it worked out for you and sounds like you made a wonderful day of it.

September 18, 2005 12:39 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

What a great game to go to!!!!

I am so mad that I did not hear your interview!!!!! How cool is that!!!!


September 19, 2005 11:10 AM


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Friday, September 16, 2005

Have You Seen This?!!!

I've found the perfect Christmas gift for a wacky relative. I think I might get two.

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Found on!

Oh, here is something to go with the towel...face-butt soap!

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Blogger Pete said...

Comedian Jay Mohr had a bit about "magic soap". Or - better off - how you better hope that it is magic since you are putting on your face what your brother had in his crack and your sister washed her [nether region] with.

Your Butt Face soap might be his answer.

September 17, 2005 7:25 AM

Blogger Chatty said...

OK, that is pretty funny. I think I may get my husband one. I hope he knows which side is for which! LOL

Thanks for *coming out* :)

September 17, 2005 7:40 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Too funny! I should get some for Prince Charming!

September 17, 2005 1:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, i gotta check out that place!

September 17, 2005 8:05 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

I love the towels and the soaps! The colors are apropo too! ;-)

btw, what happened to your other icon? I liked it better!


NJ from NJ

September 18, 2005 10:47 AM


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Thursday, September 15, 2005

My Hubby's Day

My hubby had a wonderful birthday yesterday...or so he tells me! I sent him off to work with some warm monkey bread (hmmmm!!!) that I made that morning...and his co-workers got a chocolate cake to share for his birthday as well.

He seemed to like his gifts (you can read about it here). And we had a wonderful evening together.

I would love to say more, but I'm in a really crappy mood right now. I few things happened today that I'm not exactly thrilled about.

Life is grand when you're a worry wart.

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

From a fellow worry wart, I hope you day gets better!

September 16, 2005 7:48 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Awww....but see! You have totally the right attitude. Life is Grand, even if you're puking your guts up. May not seem that way at the time but hey. Glad your hubby has a fabulous "auld wifey" to take care of him. Send cake anyone's way and they will be happy. Cut yourself a slice! HUGGS....

September 16, 2005 10:57 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm the number one worry wart.

September 16, 2005 2:52 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm a worrier too. I saw a poster once that made an impact on me.

Don't tell God about your problems (worries). Tell your problems(worries) about your God.

I think that is how it goes. If not you get the idea.

September 16, 2005 5:52 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Happy bday hubby!! I hear you on the worrying. I just got home feeling like crap, and realized that my day wasnt that bad, and I was worried about someone else!!

September 16, 2005 6:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta be a worry wart when you're a mom
(when i first read this, i thought i read "not a wart", so i had to re-read it, yikes!)

September 16, 2005 7:03 PM


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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sibling Talk

I was talking to my son today about him eventually being a big brother (for the record, no, we are not expecting...yet). I asked him if he wanted a little brother or sister. At first he said he wanted a baby sister, but then changed him mind. He told me that he wanted a baby T-rex!

Kids, gotta love them!

Blogger Jootastic said... you think you could give birth to a dinosaur? That would be cool ... and definitely something awesome to blog about. Could you at least give it a try?

September 14, 2005 10:30 PM

Blogger G said...

In order for you to birth a T-rex, wouldn't you have to chika chika wah wah with some prehistoric lizard?

No wonder Fred was always yelling at Dino. He was rockin' the bed with Wilma!! Get it? Bed...Rock? Ha!

September 15, 2005 1:37 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

My daughter wanted a brother in the worst way. She kept telling people I was gonna have a baby LONG before we actually did. She prayed and prayed for him. Now that she has him I think she may have second thoughts now and then!

September 15, 2005 2:49 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That could be a little difficult...

September 15, 2005 3:19 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

LOL too cute!

While birthing a dinosaur would definitely be a cool and interesting newsworthy event, can you imagine breastfeeding a t-rex? Mmmmm, I wonder if t-rex's are born with teeth.

September 15, 2005 9:59 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

One word...OUCH!!!

September 15, 2005 10:03 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

When I brought Jack home from the hospital, Ben wanted to know if I could bring home a puppy the next time. No son, I don't give birth to litters.

I liked the meme. I will have to copy that one too!

September 15, 2005 10:11 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Good luck on that one!!!


September 16, 2005 9:55 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Oh that is too much. I love it!!!

September 16, 2005 6:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, aren't you the most accomodating mother, should be a very interesting pregnacy, i'd plan on a c-section

September 16, 2005 7:04 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hmmm, would I birth a dino (by c-sec) or would I lay an egg?

September 16, 2005 10:40 PM


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Crazy Boys

The three boys are running through the house screaming...but they are screaming be quiet! They are too cute!!!

Btw, the one year old's mom just told me that she is in fact carrying a girl. We hope to see her this Christmas.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ son just said good grief! Hey, that's mommy's saying!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Good Grief!!! I bet that was the cutest thing evah!!!!


September 14, 2005 1:56 PM

Blogger G said...

Who's teaching that kid to talk that way?

Next thing ya know he'll be reciting back everything he hears on T.V!

September 15, 2005 3:17 AM


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A Celebration!

My honey turns 29 today!!!

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Happy Birthday G!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday to your birthday boy;)
hope your family has a wonderful day planned for him later.

September 14, 2005 6:45 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Happy B-day to G!!!!!

September 14, 2005 9:39 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Happy birthday, G! Only one more year of your 20's!

September 14, 2005 11:14 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is wonderful!

September 14, 2005 11:29 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Happy Birthday to the G

September 14, 2005 6:38 PM


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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

7's Meme

Here's a stolen 7 meme from Better Safe Than Sorry....but I changed it just a bit.

Seven cities I've actually visited:
1. Chicago
2. Charleston
3. Cleveland
4. Phoenix
5. Orlando
6. Barcelona
7. Ontario

Seven cities I would like to visit:
1. Honolulu
2. Charlottetown
3. Summerside
4. New York City
5. Venice
6. Los Vegas
7. Any German city off an Autobahn

Seven things in my fridge:
1. Flavored waters
2. Grapes
3. Bread
4. Cheese
5. Left over lunch
6. Bologna
7. Apple sauce

Seven baby names I picked for my kids:
(I'm not sharing my fav...might jinx it!)
1. Joshua
2. Joelle (pronounced Joe-l)
3. Andrew
4. Faith
5. Jonathan
6. Hannah
7. Jacob

Seven things you have done today:
1. Two loads of laundry
2. Dishes
3. Made bed
4. Went shopping for hubby's b-day
5. Pigged out
6. Watched TV
7. This meme

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in ontario!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
those are great baby names, traditional and solid. my best friend's daughter name is faith, she's the only faith i've ever known.

September 14, 2005 6:44 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I would love to visit PE Island!!! It's my all time fav book setting.

September 14, 2005 9:03 AM

Blogger G said...

Hey, check out my answers. Sorry, I changed a section of questions.

September 15, 2005 3:21 AM


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Rescue Me

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Did anybody get to see the season finale of Rescue Me tonight? Good grief, it was good! It had me in tears...again! Watching this show just makes me so emotional! I'm either rolling around laughing or crying my eyes out. It just too bad that season three won't start till 2006!!! I don't think I can wait that long!

I can't believe that I'm so addicted to this show. I actually avoided watching it since Denis Leary is the main character. I really don't like anything he has been in, but I decided one week (since there was nothing else on) to try the show anyway...and of course I ended up loving it.

Again, I hate the fact that it won't be back till 2006, but hopefully they will show repeats from the first season (since I haven't seen those yet).

Life is grand with a good cry.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't help you out, i've never even heard of it

September 14, 2005 6:43 AM


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Monday, September 12, 2005


In honor of my blogging anniversary, here is another post for ya...I used to post twice a day believe it or not.

I'm soooo tired today. After watching the four boys, I made a quick dinner for the family. We had some yummy chicken cordon blue, green beans, and macaroni. Then my hubby was off to band practice while my son and I headed over to my mom's hair salon to clean. To make some extra money, I am now her shop cleaner/organizer.

When we got there, I popped a DVD in for my son to watch and then I got to work. I cleaned up the bathroom, store room, kitchen, waiting area, nail table, toy room and hair room. After that, I organized all the magazines, kid books, novels (my mom kind of has a mini library at the shop), and the toys. It was a lot work, but I finished in a little over two hours. The place looks least I think so. It was def worth the time and effort to make some extra money every two weeks.

Btw, life is grand with your one year blogging anniversary!!!

Blogger Oh great One said...

What a busy day you had! Just watching 4 boys would be enough to do alot of people in!

September 13, 2005 11:55 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Get some rest. I am always trying to find ways to make some extra cash too.

September 13, 2005 1:14 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

My hubby and I would really love to pay off our credit card (or at least put a good dent into it by C-mas), so I work as much as I can.

But, I do get on evening to myself...Thursdays! I love it!

September 13, 2005 1:41 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Post twice a day? Phew!

September 13, 2005 2:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have problems finding time to post once a day, and that's with my kids all at school. don't know how you young moms do it all.

September 13, 2005 6:34 PM


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Happy Day

Happy blogging anniversary to me!
Happy blogging anniversary to me!
Happy blogging anniversary to Trinity!
Happy blogging anniversary to me!

Blogger Pete said...

I didn't realize that your anniversary was on the same day as mine!

ps jemmers, ucczmwey!

September 12, 2005 2:29 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Anniversary, Trinity. I started on April 30th, so I have a way yet to go.

September 12, 2005 2:51 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Well Happy day to you!!!


September 12, 2005 3:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy anniversary!!!!!
hope you're planning on having cake;)

September 12, 2005 6:32 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

mmmmm....cake. and ice cream! with cool whip!

September 12, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a super day girl. Shel

September 12, 2005 9:29 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

vrovtYea for you!

September 12, 2005 11:07 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone! You all make blogging worth it!!!

September 12, 2005 11:12 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Congratulations!!! Happy Blogoversary to you!!!

I hope I last as long as you! lol


NJ from NJ

September 13, 2005 5:29 PM


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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Chewy Cheerios

Better Safe Than Sorry and Amanda Sue have asked about chewy Cheerios, so I thought I would post a little something about them. They are sticky and very chewy (hence the name!) and are a little similar to rice krispies. They are always a big hit at parties and the kids love them. So, here is the recipe:

Mix and boil the following four ingredients:
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup or pancake syrup

After a 2 min boil, add 1/2 t. baking soda

Then pour the mixture over 6 cups of regular Cheerios that are on a foil covered, non-stick sprayed cookie sheet (it makes for easy cleanup).

Bake for 15 min at 250 degrees. After taking it out of oven, mix up the Cheerios (will clump together) so that all the pieces are coated evenly.

Btw, you can mix other things with the Cheerios as nuts or raisins. Enjoy!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Very yummy!!!!! I enjoyed them very much!


September 12, 2005 9:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe, i'll give them a try. my kids love cheerios in general, i'm sure they'll love this one too.

September 12, 2005 6:31 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I have had cheerios in bars like Rice Krispy treats. Is this the same?

September 12, 2005 11:12 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

If you are talking about the cereal breakfast bars, then yes, they are very similar. But the chewy Cheerios came first...heehee!

September 12, 2005 11:14 PM


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Good Game

Even though my Buckeyes lost, it was a great game. The teams were perfectly matched, so it was a lot of fun to watch. I think the Bucks could have pulled out a win in the end if they didn't turn over the ball twice in the last 5 minutes.

My hubby and I probably hosted our largest OSU game ever last night. There really wasn't a lot of people over at our house, but since our family room isn't very big, it seemed like our house was overflowing. There were 11 people watching the game: My son, hubby, fil, mom, bro, sis, Jemmers and her hubby, Oz and his wife, and myself. I served two types of Mexican dip, soft and hard tacos, chips and salsa, and then Jemmers brought over chocolate chips cookies for dessert. We ate it with some ice cream and the chewy Cheerios(which are soooo good!) that I made.

I think we all had a great time eating and enjoying each others company. It's just too bad that OSU would have been the perfect ending to a great party!

Life is grand with parties!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never heard of chewy cheerios, is that like rice krispie squares?

September 11, 2005 2:50 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

chewy cheerios? what is that all about? are they stale, or something special?

September 11, 2005 9:12 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I like your new profile picture.

September 11, 2005 10:31 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Picture or pictures Guru?!

September 11, 2005 10:38 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Technically, both. It is a series of images, but when I said picture, I was referring to the one image file that contains them.

At first glance, I was sad because I thought you had abandoned the matrix-y side of your name, but then I saw the two Trinity images and all was well.

September 12, 2005 6:40 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I had a blast! Thanks for inviting us!!! Great food!!!! and awesome company! I especailly loved the cute and little boy!!!


September 12, 2005 1:23 PM


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Saturday, September 10, 2005

A Break

I had a nice break from blogging yesterday. It was great to have a day where I didn't stress about trying to create a post. Don't get me wrong, I love blogging. It is just getting old to me (right now). I love reading and commenting on other's sites, but recently I've been having a hard time getting motivated to make my own blog updates.

So, I might be taking a break soon. We'll see how it goes. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I will wake up inspired to write...especially since I'm so near my blogging anniversary.

Ahhhh, life is indeed grand.

Blogger Unknown said...

i feel the same way. i've thought about lots of things to blog about but i just don't have the motivation to put it down on the keyboard.

sometimes a break is what we need.

September 11, 2005 9:14 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It makes us feel refreshed afterwards.

September 11, 2005 1:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, i've been over here and stolen a few things from you cuz i have no motivation at all, so thanks, in case you decide to take a break!

September 11, 2005 2:49 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Who would you steal from BSTS if I were to take a break...heehee!!!

September 11, 2005 10:36 PM


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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Not The Best Day

This morning did not go well for me. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to share what happened. I just want to forget about it. It ruined my whole day!

And then I had a dentist appointment this afternoon. I think the dental assistant needs to go back to school to learn the difference between the gums and teeth. I don't think my mouth has ever bled that much! And because the dental lady was so rough, my mouth is still sore!

It was just not the best of days. I wish I could go back to sleep and just start over. But I guess life is grand that way!

Btw, I found this great HP quiz on Shannon's blog! Only 70 days will Harry Potter 4 comes out!!!

I'm a Hufflepuff!
"You belong in Hufflepuff,
where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are
true and unafraid to toil."

Want to get sorted?

Blogger Pete said...

In the book, they say only duffers are in Hufflepuff!

a Gryffindor!

September 09, 2005 12:07 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

sorry your day was rotten! especially in light of the previous post!

hope things get better. i didn't do the quiz b/c i have not read the books or seen the movies... guess i need to catch up with the rest of the world, huh?

September 09, 2005 8:03 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I hope things get better sweetie! If you need to talk, I am here!!!!


September 09, 2005 8:58 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

Thanks for the driveby...I hope you have a better weekend. I can only hope.

September 09, 2005 9:57 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Gee, you were looking forward to a nice week-end too! I hope it gets better for you.

Next time, tell the dental assistant she is being too rough!

September 09, 2005 11:08 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

I feel bad that your day didnt start as well as it could have!

Hopefully tomorrow will be better for you!!

NJ from NJ

September 09, 2005 1:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had a day like this last week too, i thought about posting it but wound up venting to my husband and girlfriend instead, i did feel better afterwards. sometimes you just need to get it out, it's a release.

September 09, 2005 3:56 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm back from vacatioon.

It would be no use me taking that quiz. I know absolutely nothing about Harry Potter.

September 10, 2005 10:57 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

My last dental hygenist had to be a suicide bomber on the side. She said it was all my fault! Yeah right! Im going to take the HP quiz too, cant wait till it comes out. Hope your weekend is going better now!!

September 10, 2005 7:10 PM


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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Four Day Weekend!

Ahh, this is going to be soooo great! I don't have any kids (besides my own of course!) till next Monday! I normally don't have the one year on Thursdays or Fridays since his grandma has him those days...and I don't have the red heads since their grandma (from New York) is in town!

I love this! I feel soooo free! My son and I can do whatever we want. I can leave the house during the day since I won't have to load up four car seats! We are going to have such a great time together...just him and me!

Life is grand with my son!!!

Blogger Unknown said...

Enjoy yourself!!!

September 08, 2005 1:54 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Awww that's great! Enjoy the time with your son and have an ice cream or something for me, will ya? Enjoy your time!!

September 08, 2005 4:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

love those four day weekends! enjoy!

September 08, 2005 7:37 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Ah, the simple pleasures in life! ;-)


Nj from NJ

September 08, 2005 9:16 PM


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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


I'm not sure what to do about a situation and I need some input...please?!

As most of you know, I watch four boys during the day. Well the one year old's mom loves to overpay me. She gives me $5 more a day then I get for the youngest red head (who is 4 months old). And I have the one year old for two hours less a day. I've told her in the past that she overpays me, but she insists that I take the money. But, that's not my current problem.

After the oldest red head reached a certain age, I start supplying his lunch. It's really no problem since I have to make lunch for me and my boy anyway (plus it only costs about $0.50 to feed him and it makes it easier for his mom...she doesn't have to pack so much). So, oldest red head has joined in on these lunches for over a year and now the one year is old enough to join us. His mom told me that she wanted to pay for me feeding him. I told her that I would not want to be paid extra for a service that I provide free of charge to the red head. I thought she understood this, but then she paid me an extra $15 (for 6 days)!

Okay first off, it doesn't cost $2.50 a day to feed him. Second, I told her not to pay me. I don't know whether to just accept the money or to call her on it. I want to just tell her to subtract the $15 from my next pay, but I don't want to offend her.

I'm just not sure what to do? Would you just take the money and not say anything? Or would you say something to the mom (I've tried this before with her over paying me $5 a day and it didn't work).

What to do...what to do.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think you should accept, you've already mentioned it to her. you can always spend the extra money on crafts or something to do with the kids that you may not normally have spent the money on. and i don't know what you're feeding these kids, cuz i don't know of any meal that you can serve for 50 cents, one apple alone here costs almost a dollar, as the kids get older, it is going to cost you more to feed them. i'm sure she's very thankful that you're doing it for her and saving her time by not having to make lunches and snacks and this is her way of saying thanks.

September 07, 2005 6:36 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

The Lord shall supply all my needs. He must think you need it and she can provide it! She seems like such a nice lady! She will be hurt if you do not accept and if you bring it up again! Trust me. She sounds a lot like S.

September 07, 2005 9:18 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Since you have mentioned the extra money is not needed and she still insists on giving it to you. Go ahead and take it. It is probably her way of rewarding you on a job well done.

Take the money and put it back into your daycare. And take some money for yourself, because you ARE doing a good job!

September 07, 2005 10:03 AM

Blogger Veruca Salt said...

if she *really* wants to give you more and you *really* don't want to take it, you could always ask her to bring food instead, like a loaf of bread a week, or fruit, or soup, snacks or whatever kind of stuff you feed them for lunches - that way she's can really feel like she's contributing

but being a working (out of the house, that is) mom who had a young child in a home daycare for his first 4 years, I can tell you that you there's no price too high for knowing that your child is taken care of well during the day and I ALWAYS used to bring snacks, or craft stuff to my daycare lady.

September 07, 2005 10:50 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all your input everyone!

BSTS, because my son and I would be sharing our lunch, it doesn't cost that much. We have everything from grilled cheese (costs me $0.25 for the one year old's share)to pizza to mac n cheese and hotdogs to those frozen dinners (the ones with a meat like chicken fingers, corn, fries, and brownie...I get them for $0.79 on sale). And I only buy things that are on sale (unless I am shopping at Aldi). It def doesn't amount to the $2.50 a day she is giving me. But I appreciate her thoughtfulness.

P21, she is a wonderful lady! It's been great working for her.

DW, I have thought about it being my reward...or my tip. But it seems to much. I want to provide a service that won't cost them an arm and a leg since I consider my moms friends. I care for their children as my own and I don't feel right even charging as much as I do. But, thank you for the compliment! It's much appreciated.

Cate, I forgot to mention that she does still bring some food. Every week she brings a big box of goldfish and a box of fruit snacks "for the kids to share". I know she has the best intentions, but it's just hard for me to accept her abundant generosity. She is just too giving!

September 07, 2005 12:02 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

take it from a mom of 3 and daycare provider who takes 4kids on, one of them for 13hours a day, who gets paid squat, take the money do something special with it. Do you write receipts for them? it keeps everything in order!

September 07, 2005 1:51 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

I think she is atisfied with the job you are doing, and wants to show her appreciation, and you definitely should accept it. It is no different than tipping a waitress etc.

Besides, that she would be offended if you didnt accept. sometimes you give by taking!!

NJ from NJ

September 07, 2005 1:58 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I think you could tell her once more that she is giving you too much money. If she continues to pay more than I would let her.

You do a great service to these mothers. Good childcare is a blessing to find so she may just be showing her gratitude. I wouldn't take that from her.

September 07, 2005 2:55 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Shannon, I don't write up receipts for them, but I do keep track of the money paid to me in a calendar. They are welcome to look at it anytime, and neither of the moms have requested anything on paper. (Btw, it sounds like you have your hands full!)

NJ, I'm def trying to look at it like a's hard though.

Good idea OGO. I plan on telling her next week (when I get paid again) that she is once again overpaying me. After that, if she overpays, I'm not saying another word.

Thanks again everyone for your advice/input. You have all really helped me out!

September 07, 2005 4:23 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Keep the money, buy something extra.. (like a new toy or video or something) and point out to the woman that her extra money paid for this.

September 08, 2005 10:50 AM


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Monday, September 05, 2005

I Love Days Off

Wow, it's been a pretty good 3 day weekend. I didn't think I would get any computer time today, but since my hubby decided to go see a movie with my dad, I'm here alone with nothing to do. The boy is in bed and I'm just to wired to go to bed myself. So, here I am.

We had a great day today. It was my turn to sleep in, and boy did I take advantage of it! I stayed in bed till 11!!! It was wonderful! I love sleeping in...even though it is a waste of time. But hey, it's one of my fav hobbies!

My sis came over and we decided to catch a movie. We went and saw The Brothers Grimm (Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires genuine courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms). It was pretty good flick. I loved how all of the different fairy tales were weaved together to make a great story. I don't think I will buy the movie or even see it again for that matter, but it was a good way to waste a few hours. Plus, it has one of my fav chickys, Monica Bellucci, in it. She is so beautiful! Here's a pic of her and Jake (played by Heath Ledger).

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Then this evening the hubby, boy, and I joined my parents and siblings at my great aunt and uncle's house. We all got together for dinner and dessert to celebrate my great grandpa's 97th birthday. I can't believe how good he looks for his age. He still drives around a little bit, but he has lost some weight. He just gets to tired to prepare and eat his meals. And he is too stubborn to accept any help or to move into a home. But, ya gotta love him!

I hope your day went well!

Btw, life is grand when you're 97 years young!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had wanted to see that movie, i like to see what they do with the story sometimes, not sure if i'll be able to squeeze it in though.

September 06, 2005 5:39 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ahh, not really worth it unless it's free.

September 06, 2005 11:40 PM


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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Crazy Boy

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Yesterday my son and I were watching the Ohio State Marching Band (The Best Damn Band In the Land!) on tv. He loved seeing all the members in their uniforms. Then he started pointing out everyone on tv. It went a little like!!!!!!

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It was too cute! And not only did he yell cheerleader, but he jumped up and down on the couch when he saw them! Like father like son!

Blogger Unknown said...

Oh gosh, better keep an eye on that one. Last year my oldest would go comb his hair before a particular babysitter would come over. He is only 5!!!

September 05, 2005 12:14 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

haha! that is too cute! they learn young...

September 05, 2005 9:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww, he sounds like such a cutie. i know i'm a sucker for a guy in uniform, guess the same thing applies here too.

September 05, 2005 1:50 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Hoo hoo hoo!! Too funny! At least he knows a babe when he sees one!

September 05, 2005 6:44 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ahhh, it was too cute! I can't wait to see what he does during next weeks game!

September 05, 2005 11:35 PM


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Saturday, September 03, 2005


Okay, I've been sitting here for about an hour and I still have not post ideas. So, here is me just writing whatever comes to mind....okay, nothing...(10 min later) still nothing...I'll be back...

I am so not inspired tonight and I haven't been in a few days. I need ideas...and I need them now! I don't feel like I have anything interesting to write about. My life is going pretty good right now. I still watch four boys (including my own) during the week. They are all doing well. The youngest has been a little frustrating (like spitting up all over himself, me, the couch, and the floor...and when he poops, it's usually up his back all the way up to his neck), but he's too cute! I love just watching him coo and smile.

The hubby and I are doing well. We are def keeping busy with me watching little ones and taking care of the house and him playing in a band and taking care of me and our son.

We are still trying for another little one, but recently I have not been so stressed about it. I know it will happen in God's time, not my own. But I am now at peace with waiting. I understand that it could be years till we are blessed with another one, and I'm okay with that. Right now I am just going to enjoy the one on one time I have with my son. He means the world to me!

So, really nothing new I guess...nothing above really even mentioning, but I've got nothing else. Sorry, but life is grand that way!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummmmm, i kind of feel the same way as you do, that's why i was glad to "borrow" your pizza!
i actually have a few blogs sort of lined up in my head for next week, one that i'm going to do, that i also stole from someone, is about the contents of my purse. i took a picture of my purse, with the contents laid out over the table. i'm going to post it tomorrow night, cuz my brain wants the weekend off.

September 04, 2005 6:16 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Feel free to borrow anytime!

I love that purse idea. I've seen it done once before on a blog, and I'd love to do it as well.

September 05, 2005 10:39 PM


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Friday, September 02, 2005

OSU Game!

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Ohhh, I can't wait till tomorrows big game for us Ohioans! It's the Buckeyes first game of the season!!! We will be beating the Miami Red Hawks...I just know it!

We are having Oz (and maybe his family) over as well as my fil to watch the game on our big screen. I will be serving burgers, dogs, and watermelon, as well as some no-bakes or even a few buckeyes. It should be a great time!

Btw, if you're not a football fan, here's a quiz for ya! Enjoy!!!

Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not into football at all, but my husband loves it!
i got the same as you, i'm going to have to post this one, my kids will love it!

September 03, 2005 1:05 PM

Blogger G said...

Same as you.

September 05, 2005 9:28 AM


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Thursday, September 01, 2005


Where does the time go? Here I am surfing and it is already 11:30! Well, there goes my plan for being in bed by 10! It lasted...not even a day! Ahhh, I'm so bad!

Tomorrow they finally seal our street. They told us it would be today, so my hubby had to park his truck two blocks from our house...he then had to walk to it this morning. And then they didn't even work on the road! I couldn't believe it! So, it will def be tomorrow...or so I hope! I plan on meeting the red head's mom somewhere near where my hubby will be parked. That way I can just go ahead and take the kids from her there. There is no point in having her walk the two blocks to my house just to walk back to her car when I have to walk it anyway (I have to go to the autistic boy's house in the morning and I won't get back till after street is closed).

Ahhh, life is grand with exercise!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the week has just been a blurr for me, i'm feeling overwhelmed.

September 02, 2005 11:43 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Off to Torquay tomorrow! I've just posted a little something to keep everybody occupied until I return.

September 02, 2005 2:43 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

I hear ya, I was up until 12:30 a.m. last night. Between the obsession with CNN and my trying to hack up a lung in the midst of the humidity, I just couldn't get to sleep. Somehow we're functioning tho aren't we Trinity....Coffee perhaps? That's my solution to everything...God's elixir.

September 02, 2005 2:59 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It's cappuccinos for me Shelly!

September 02, 2005 3:20 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I went to bed early. Then again I was under the weather that helps.

September 02, 2005 3:22 PM


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What The?

Gas. is. now. $3.34.


Blogger Princess21 said...


September 01, 2005 9:25 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

glad i filled up monday! but i am sure it will be just as high by the time i need a fill up again. :(

September 01, 2005 1:16 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I can imagine the sharp rises have really affected everyone.

September 01, 2005 2:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

our has gone up again!!!!!!!!!
every time i drive past a station, it's up!!!!
i've got to start walking

September 01, 2005 2:45 PM


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