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Monday, November 28, 2005

Guest Post

Last night, Trin called me and asked if I'd do a guest post for her and explain her extended absence. Of course, I agreed. I love to guest post - it feeds my enormous ego!

Well, Trin and G are all moved in to their new place. Saturday, G, Oz, G's Dad, and I moved the big stuff over and got them settled in. We didn't have much in the way of quantity to move, thanks to G and Trin's diligent efforts, but we did have some quality moving to do.

We moved their big screen TV, sectional couch, bed, end tables, dining room table, bench and chairs, dressers, porch swing, grill, computer desk, and some garage items. It took all day, but part of that was spent eating lunch and then doing some waiting between trips because their buyers showed up and needed attention.

We then went back and got some of their things set up and left them a lot of work to do to get finally fully settled in. In return for those efforts, we got ice cream!

Unfortunately, they do not have any phone or cable service until later this week, so Trin isn't sure when she'll get on the computer again to update or check blogs.

She says that she misses all of you terribly and can't wait to get back on here. So, hopefully you will all wish her well in her new place and welcome her back when she gets internet access again.

Till Then.


Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Tell Trin I don't know if I can ever forgive her for the pain her neglect has caused.

November 28, 2005 12:25 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Missing you Trin!!! What will I do with out my Trin!!!! What????

I am glad the move went well! Now the fun begins! Unpacking!! :)

November 28, 2005 12:47 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

No phone service or cable?!? She is a better woman than I. Thanks for the update post and wish her well for me!

November 28, 2005 12:52 PM

Blogger said...

thanks for the update!

November 28, 2005 12:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome to trinity's!!!
i knew she was moving, didn't know she was getting a guest host, good for her and good for you for helping out. make sure there is more ice cream for your efforts too;)

November 28, 2005 2:44 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Missing you Trin!

You're doing a great job in keeping the place warm, Guru.

November 28, 2005 4:26 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Tell Trin we miss her and are anxious for her to get settled and get back to sharing with us!

November 29, 2005 11:00 AM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

She will be missed. Moving is not fun!!

November 29, 2005 6:16 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

We want Trin!! We want Trin!!! We want Trin!!!!

I am beginning to feel a little neglected here. Is there someone you not love me anymore.....are you bored with me!!

I can change!! I promise!!!! Please come back!!!!!!

(I love drama! it is very pretty!!)(miss you!!)

November 30, 2005 9:39 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I look forward to your return Trin! Hope y'all are getting settled in your new place and all is well! Hurry back! :)

November 30, 2005 12:17 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Awww, please forgive me Armades!

You really missed me PJ? How sweet!!!

We have a dial tone DW!

Isn't Guru great everyone!

Thanks again for stopping by everyone!!!

December 01, 2005 3:22 PM


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Friday, November 25, 2005

Wonderful Turkey Day!

I don't know about everyone else, but we had a wonderful turkey day! My son stayed over at my parents house the night before the big day (so my hubby and I could move some things), so the morning went by pretty quickly. I got up around 8, got a shower, and put some eggs on to boil. Then I made up some pumpkin monkey bread and popped it in the oven. By that time the eggs were done, so I cooled them off, de-shelled them, and deviled them up! I then made up some pumpkin butter (it was my first time, but it turned out really yummy in my book!) and took the finished monkey bread out of the oven. After all that, I finished getting ready and my hubby and I rushed out the door with the food. We picked up my son (and a few black Friday ads) at grammies and then we all headed over to my father-in-laws house for our first Thanksgiving meal of the day.

All in all, we had a great time over there. I sat at the kids table to help my son with his food and I was able to help the other kids out as well. Then we had some yummy desserts that my hubby's cousin made.

After dinner, we were able to celebrate for another two hours before heading off to another turkey day get together with my side of the family. We made sure to stop by our house to pick up the ice cream, cool whip, and gifts for the next gathering. We got there just in time for dessert! Then we had our Christmas with that side of the family. Since the grandparents will be in Arizona (celebrating with their youngest and his family) we all decided to celebrate two holidays (and two birthdays) in one evening.

My hubby and I got a few gift cards (along with some crazy gifts that my grandparents threw in) and my son got a remote control car, Noah's ark blanket, books, learning system, and some flash cards. He loved it all!

Well I hope you all had a great holiday! Are ya still full?!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good to hear Thanksgiving went well for you. As you know, us in England don't celebrate it, and my father and I went Christmas shopping instead.

November 25, 2005 2:43 PM

Blogger Cin said...

Hi there - here via Michele's. Glad to hear you had a wonderful turkey day, but I have to ask - what is pumpkin monkey bread? Sounds intriguing...

November 25, 2005 2:51 PM

Blogger carmilevy said...

Popped in from Michele's to see this lovely post about the holiday. I love the warmth of the season: everyone's so gosh darn happy. I wish it could last all year.

November 25, 2005 3:51 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love the holiday seasons with all the happy posts.

November 25, 2005 4:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds like everything went really well. Glad to hear it.

November 25, 2005 8:20 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like a good day for you and your family -- and in the middle of a move.

November 26, 2005 2:25 AM

Blogger Internet Street Philosopher said...

That sounds like a blessed Thanksgiving. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2005 6:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to hear you had a great thanksgiving. i love leftovers, but not that full feeling.

November 26, 2005 7:55 PM

Blogger Jeru Guru said...

I really like your blog.


November 27, 2005 3:43 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. And you were not even stressed with the moving and having to go to two sides. Wow! What a woman. I would have been having a heart attack!

November 27, 2005 8:25 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Sounds like a great day was had by all!

November 30, 2005 12:19 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I hope you got a lot accomplished Capt!

It's like a big cinnamon roll Cin. You take pieces of biscuit, roll them in pumpkin spice, then throw them in a bundt pan. You boil up a sauce and pour on top, then you bake it. Let it cool for a few min, then ya flip it's soooo good!!!

Oh yes Carmi, food makes me happy!

Thanks TC, Day, Becky, Street, BSTS, Guru, and Texas!!!

We did have a wonderful day DW! And no heart attack...heehee!

December 01, 2005 3:15 PM


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Tuesday, November 22, 2005


It feels so nice to be back on the computer! I wasn't able to get on at all yesterday since it was acting up. This time it wasn't our internet connection, but our actual computer that was stopping me from getting online. It would just freeze up and give me that stupid error screen! What a pain in the you know where!!!

But, I'm back now and it feels good! I've really missed you all! I don't know what I'm going to do this weekend. Since we will be packing and moving everything, I don't think I'll have the time to get on the computer at all! Plus there's turkey day celebrations and the day after turkey day sales! And we are closing on our house tonight, so I won't be able to move a thing or even get on the computer till late tonight.

And did I tell ya that my indoor cat has fleas?! That's right, my indoor cat! I called up the vet and they said it is actually a very common thing. We bring in the fleas on our pants and shoes and they attach themselves to pets. So tonight we will be giving Miss Kitty a bath, which I'm really looking forward to...NOT! Then in two weeks I have to go to the vet to pick up some special flea meds. Again, what a pain in the you know where!!!

Have I mentioned that it feels great to be back online? I hate being cut off from the rest of the online world! I should really get myself a laptop so I can surf anywhere I want...or I could just steal my hubby's laptop!

Life is grand when the computer is working!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah!! A post from Trin!!!

Hope everything goes well with the move!!! How exciting!!! If you need!!

November 22, 2005 12:22 PM

Blogger CornyPorny said...

Life sucks without the computer!

November 22, 2005 1:02 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

My cat got fleas once and he has always been an indoor cat. It had an awful affect on him. He was allergic to them or something because he was ripping his hair out he was soo itchy! WE had to give him extra meds as well as bathe him regularly. Then there was the whole mess of making sure we killed any that were in our home. Good luck!

November 22, 2005 2:47 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Welcome back! :) I wasn't able to get online yesterday either, but it was because I was just too darn busy... :)

Good luck on the house closing tonight!

November 22, 2005 3:01 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

in case you're not on, good luck with the move and have a very happy and safe thanksgiving. (i'll still be checking in every day, but i guess you're about to disappear shortly)

November 22, 2005 6:00 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

hey chickie..
sorry i've been MIA from commenting on your blog lately. so much to catch up on. your moving huh? good luck!

sorry to hear about Miss Kitty. :-(

November 22, 2005 8:18 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

My indoor dog has fleas. I feel your pain!

November 23, 2005 1:05 AM

Blogger buffi said...

My husband got me a laptop when we moved in May. I would have been sans internet for 6 weeks otherwise. Not a happy mommy!

Hope the closing went well. I always forget how close you live to me. I'll have to let you know next time we head your way!

Good luck w/ the cat. Oh, and Michele sent me!

November 23, 2005 1:09 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Glad to see you made it back online! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I've enjoyed reading here, and will be back!

And ack.. I have an indoor cat. Now I have to worry about fleas? *pout*

November 23, 2005 8:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's great to know you are back online. I know I look forward to reading your post.

Oh... I hate fleas!

November 23, 2005 12:53 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

It's been a while! Did you go through computer withdrawl? Drag about your cat. HAPPY U.S. THANKSGIVING TRIN! Load up on Gravy...only a month til your next turkey! Have a super day.

November 23, 2005 2:58 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know what you mean about being cut off from my computer for a couple of days!

November 23, 2005 3:49 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I hated when we were without a computer and without internet.

Now that we have only dial-up Prince Charming says that he doesn't really go on the internet anymore. I told him, that slow or not, I just can't cut out the internet.

November 24, 2005 9:48 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks, I will PJ!

Poor kitty OGO! My cat has little scabs from where they are biting her. It makes me feel so bad for her!

Thanks TI10!

Thanks for checking in daily BSTS...I appreciate it!

I've missed ya Nina!

What a pain, huh MC.

My hubby just got me a laptop today Buffi! I can't wait to use it!!!

Hope to see you again Lisa!

Thanks Day. And I hate fleas too!

Yes Shelley, I def went through computer withdrawl!

It's a pain, huh Capt.

Same here TC! We have dial up, but it's better than nothing!

November 25, 2005 1:19 PM


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Sunday, November 20, 2005

OSU Game

Wow, what an excellent game yesterday! The OSU Michigan game is something we look forward to all season! But for some strange reason, I had the hardest time thinking of what we would have to eat during the football party. After several days of meditation, prayer, and quiet time, I finally came up with the idea of having Chinese sundays. For those of you that have never heard it before, it's a dish that starts off with a base of rice. Then you add cream of chicken soup (with a ton of extra chicken added in) on the rice. Next, you top the dish anything you want. Yesterday our toppings were cheese, nuts, pineapple, coconut, tomatoes, Chinese noodles, and cherries. Of course you can add just about anything else like onions, celery, peppers, or whatever you have in the kitchen. It's def a delicious dish...especially for a football game!

I also made up some buckeyes (and a few chocolate covered cherries) for the big game! And I must say that they were the best buckeyes I've had in a looooong time! I think I have just about perfected my recipe and I hope to make the candy again soon! I just might have to for Christmas!

To top everything off, our Buckeyes won!!! They pulled the win out in the last few minutes of the game...and I was loving every second of it (except Gin of course). It was such a great game to watch!!!

Life is grand with good food and great friends...and a Buckeye win of course!!!!

Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I have heard them called, Hawiian Hay stacks...They really are good.

I don't suppose you want to hear that my daughter went to UT?

November 21, 2005 12:27 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

Go competitive sport!

My officers compete regularly.

I do not.

I like being referee

November 21, 2005 11:03 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I refuse to be happy for you since my Eagles got stomped this weekend.

November 21, 2005 11:46 AM

Blogger Pete said...


Hawaiian Haystacks (or Chicken Sundaes) are more common names for it, but whatever they are called, they are certainly very good. Though, I admit that I eat mine with just rice, chicken, cheese, and gravy.

November 21, 2005 11:49 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah Buckeyes and yeah for candy buckeyes!!! Yeah!!!

November 21, 2005 12:54 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I would never have thought to offer pineapple or cherries. They sound tasty!

November 21, 2005 2:33 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Buckeye? that's Ohio isn't it? My English ignorance!

November 21, 2005 3:06 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Mmmm . . . they sound wonderful. I am going to have to try them sometime. Sounds like a fun time.

November 21, 2005 6:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what no pizza .... what kind of football game is that!


November 21, 2005 9:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it does sound like life is grand, can't believe you're still making all of this stuff so close to your move!

November 21, 2005 10:17 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hawiian hay stacks Lucy...huh, makes sense. (Btw, I'm ignoring your last sentence...heehee!)

But referees somehow still keep their shirts on why would you like it?

Awww, poor Armaedes and his favorite sports team. :-(

You gotta add a few nuts and pinapples for texture Guru!!!

I'm gonna make some more up for Christmas PJ! I'll be sure you get some.

Very, very good OGO! I don't usually do the cherries, but I have pinapple everytime!

Yes Capt, we are the Buckeye state!

It was TC!

We had pizza before Day, but since we have pizza anyway one day a week, I wanted something special!

I'm trying to get rid of some food BSTS! The more I make, the less I have to pack up!

November 22, 2005 11:56 AM


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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Harry Potter!

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We had such a good time last night! My brother came over to my house and we rode over together to meet our mom at this great (and cheap) Mexican restaurant. We had our food while my son fell asleep on my lap. Then my hubby, dad, and father in law joined us for dinner. As the men were finishing, my mom, sis, bro, and I headed on over to the theater, right next to the restaurant, to get out seats. We ended up sitting a few rows back from the middle, but it was a wonderful spot to see the movie!!! My hubby and dad joined us at the theater as soon as they got my son settled in with his Papaw (who gladly watched him for us!). We saw some wonderful previews (including one I def want to see only because it's directed M. Night Shyamalan) and then the movie started!

I must say that I was def looking forward to this movie since book 4 is my favorite of all the HP books!!! And I think the movie def did the book justice. It was long, at 2 and 1/2 hours, but it had to cover a lot of information and action. And I must say that I loved the special effects...especially the under water scenes!

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My hubby enjoyed the movie as well even though he hasn't seen HP 2 or 3 (crazy, I know!). He was a little lost in one or two parts, but he caught up by the end of the movie.

Btw, I can't tell ya how many kids under 5 where in the theater! Personally I thought that they were just a little too young to be seeing this movie. HP4 has more violence and death then the other 3 movies/books.

So, have you all read the books and seen the movies? If you have/had a young child, would you allow them to see this movie? Would you screen HP4 before letting your child see it?

Blogger MaR said...

My son has read all books, he wanted me to do it too but -sorry- I have only read book 1. Took him to the movies then for the first film and I was the one closing my eyes and asking him if I could watch then or not... He did ok but he must have been around 10yrs old. I wouldn't go again!! :D But that's just me whenever there is too much action on screen. Here via Michele's.

November 20, 2005 2:44 AM

Blogger utenzi said...

I've read all the books but only seen the first two movies. I was disappointed in the two movies. I've heard the last one and the one just released are a lot better.

The books keep getting darker as the characters get older so I'm a little surprised at all the young kids in the audience also...

November 20, 2005 2:46 AM

Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Here from Michele..sort of...
I know what I am going to say is shameful!!! So, DON'T HATE ME!!!
I haver read any of The Harry Potter books...
I have never seen any of The Harry Potter movies...and I may not break my record of 'never' with this new one, unless...unless I am asked to vote on some of the performances by my union...
I'm truly sorry...

November 20, 2005 3:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did hear that this movie was quite a bit darker, i'm planning on taking my 11 year old daughter to see it within the next few weeks. and i love m. knight, haven't seen the preview as yet.

November 20, 2005 1:13 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

I haven't seen the movie yet. But, I have read all the books and would not let any child read or see 4-6. They are way to violent for anyone not 13 or older.

November 20, 2005 2:13 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

You should def read the books Mar! I think you would enjoy them...then again, I don't know if there's anyone who wouldn't.

I agrea Utenzi, the books are def getting more and more darker.

What are ya waiting for Oldoldlady?

I think she will love it BSTS!!!

You too should get out and see the movies War Eagle. I think you would enjoy them.

November 20, 2005 8:37 PM

Blogger Lucy Stern said...

My kids (27, 26 and 23 yrs old)just got home from seeing this movie. That seemed to like it. I stayed home and did the baby sitting. I have not read the books but I have seen all the previous movies. My children have read the books and they commented that this was a long book and they were wondering how they were going to get it all in.

November 21, 2005 12:32 AM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Okay. I've read all the books and seen all the movies so far and must admit that I took my 4 year old with me and the rest of the family. I covered his eyes ALOT but I don't think he would have forgiven me if I left him!

We had THE BEST SEATS!!!! I guess there is one good thing to be said about living in 'hickville'~ Hardly ever a line...even for the world's coolest movies!

November 21, 2005 10:19 PM

Blogger Becky said...

The books/movies definitely became darker as they went on, so I probably wouldn't have allowed a child under the age of eight to see this film. Then again, I saw The Exorcism of Emily Rose with a three-year-old across the aisle making noise.

One thing I give the Potter movies credit for is that their special effects have always been superb. How many of us forget that we're all not really wizards while we're watching it?

November 22, 2005 2:31 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

My mom was going to watch my son for me Lucy, so I could go see the movie. But I noticed that she really wanted to see it to, so I surprised her with a sitter and took her along with us! She had a great time!!!

Do you take your son often to PG13 movies MC, or was it a special occassion just for the fabulous Harry Potter?

I loved the effects Becky! Like I said, my favorite scenes where the underwater ones! I loved watching Harry change...very cool!

November 22, 2005 11:37 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

All three of my kids love love love Harry Potter. Luckily, my kids are all 11 and older... no worries there. Only the 2 older ones have read ALL the books, over and over again. I have never read the books, but have seen the first 3 movies. I enjoyed them. I am glad that you and your family had a good time at the movie!

November 22, 2005 3:00 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Just the Harry Potter my dear...sometimes others but not very often~ actually we usually only go to the $1.50 theater and watch family friendly ones. But he has seen all the others and especially loves the 'flying car one'...I couldn't break his heart.

November 23, 2005 1:02 AM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

How funny! You just posted to me! HI!

November 23, 2005 1:03 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Texas!

I can def see why your son would want to see the movie MC! Who wouldn't?! Heehee!

November 23, 2005 1:13 AM


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Friday, November 18, 2005

Harry Potter 4!!!!!!!

I know I've done both of these quizes before, but I just had to honor HP4 by reposting them! I can't wait till tonight when I get to finally see the movie!!!

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Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Who is Harry Potter?

November 18, 2005 3:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol to jean luc!!!!
we're going to wait a week before we brave the crowds, it's going to be sold out all weekend.

November 18, 2005 4:22 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I just saw it this afternoon! Wahoo! Go get that Hungarian Horntail, Harry! Awesome. I think I shall have to take that quiz.

Jean-Luc~ Your database must possess at least some reference to Harry is a part of Earth history, ya know. LOL

November 19, 2005 9:41 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Okay, I took the quiz:

You are definately Ron! You are lucky cuz you got the looks, the sense of humor, AND a nice personality! If you are a guy I absolutely would LOVE you!

I'm not a guy; but I'm okay with being like Ron!

November 19, 2005 9:52 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Very funny Capt!

Really BSTS? We got tickets two hours before the movie started on opening night. (I just love our nearby theater.)

Great movie, huh MC!!! I loved the dragons!

November 20, 2005 2:17 AM


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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Trin13's T13!!!

Thirteen Things about Trinity's Life

1. I got over to the townhome last night to organize. We put a lot of things down in the basement to stay out of our way while we moved. So last night I had a chance to go through those boxes and tubs.

2. It was actually snowing last night went the boy and I were heading back home. It was so pretty...but cold!!! I hope it's not this cold on moving day-the 26th.

3. The autistic boy I watch was a little off this morning. He has a speech therapist on Thursdays, but he didn't want to work with her today. He usually looks forward to seeing her, but like I said, he was a little off.

4. Tonight I will be boxing up the bathrooms and the garage. I hope to have a full car load to take over to the new place tonight as well.

5. I am really hoping to get everything moved, except for the big and/or heavy pieces, and in place before moving day. My mind is set to it, so I'm sure it will happen! And my mom should be helping out the Friday before...we can accomplish so much together!

6. We have our first Christmas next Thursday. Because my mom's parents will be out of town (visiting their youngest, my uncle, and his family in Arizona) during Christmas, so we are celebrating on Thanksgiving day. I made sure to set aside their C-mas gifts so that they don't get packed away or misplaced.

7. I have to buy for three cousins (since there are three of us-me, my hubby, and the boy), but I got the cousins who are in I won't get to see there faces as they open their gifts. I did however buy for them last year and I got three wonderful thank you cards in return.

8. Fortunately I won't have to pay the shipping costs for their gifts since my grandparents are going to celebrate with them. They will just need to make sure to save enough room in their suitcases for a dart board and a picture taking rocket (both I got on sale of course).

9. I'm having a hard time deciding on the menu for this weeks OSU game. It's their last game this year and it's against our nasty rivals from up North. I want a fantastic meal and an even better dessert. I think I will def be making some yummy buckeyes.

10. We've thought about having meatloaf burgers. It's just like regular meatloaf, only my hubby will patty up the meat mixture and fry it on the Foreman. It's one of our favorites!

11. I always have to have a dessert to go with OSU games. This week is of course homemade buckeyes, but I made Thin Mints last week! They were sooooo good, especially when we crumbled them over mint chocolate ice cream that's been coated with leftover peppermint chocolate! Yummy!!!

12. My grandma is already hassling my mom and I about Christmas. She always wants us to drive to her home (40 min away) to celebrate the holiday. She is never willing to have C-mas at anyone else's home. She actually changed her mind the one year that she agreed for my sister to host the get together. We all got in trouble that year! My grandma is just crazy in the head!!!

13. Have I mentioned the move yet?! Heehee! I just can't wait to have twice as much space for a couple hundred less a month! Life is grand!!!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never heard of those buckeye cookies, they look awesome, peanut butter coated in chocolate, mmmmmmmm
keep on packing, it will be over before you know and it's freezing here as well.
my 13 is posted, i'm going to link you too.

November 17, 2005 1:54 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Snow? BRRR. Just reading about all the super cold temps everyone else has to put up with gets me chilly! hahaha

I hope all the moving goes very smoothly for y'all! Like BSTS said, it will be voer before you know it!

I've got one of the large GF Grills... I only use it here or there though... I'd rather cook on the regular outside grill! :)

My 13 is up!

November 17, 2005 2:03 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Moving is always strenuous and time consuming. Surprised it wasn't all 13 of your items.

November 18, 2005 1:55 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I hope your move goes well, I just finished one.

I had a GF grill but it was a small one and I gave it to Notsosnowwhite when I moved. I am hoping to get a big one soon.

November 18, 2005 8:44 AM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

Cool! I need to try this someday on my blog!

November 18, 2005 10:45 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

What? You're moving?

November 18, 2005 11:44 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

Those rockets could save me a fortune in probes!

Then i could spend my starfleet budget on a karaoke machine.

November 18, 2005 11:48 AM

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i love that rocket!

November 18, 2005 2:36 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

They are actually candy BSTS. I'll have to post a pic for ya.

We have to cook on the Foreman in the winter Texas. :-( Just too cold outside!

It could have been all 13 Becky!

I love our big one even has a bun warmer on top.

Go for it Bleemy!

Very funny Armaedes! Yes, we are moving!!!

I thought that rocket was very cool CB and BoN. I think my teenage cousins will love it!

November 20, 2005 2:29 AM


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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Likes And Dislikes

My hubby and I are so weird. Whenever one of us tries something new (like food) and loves it, we have to share it with the other...and most of the time the other hates it. Something like this happened tonight. My hubby has been raving about this pizza that PapaMurphy's makes. He has gone on and on about the cheese and the toppings all while little pools of drool form at the corner of his mouth. Now I've had PM's pizza before and loved it! (It's one of those places that makes a fresh pizza for you and you take it home and bake it yourself). So we picked up a special pie and I baked it up for our dinner tonight. After taking his first bite, I can tell that my hubby is in pizza heaven! After taking my first bite, I'm ready to throw the rest away. It was just too much for me! He loved all the cheese, but the cheese was overwhelming! I was actually gagging on the pizza because of all the cheese. It just was not good!!!

So here he was thinking that I would love this pizza, but I in fact would never order it again. But, it works both ways. I'll have something that I absolutely adore, but he will hate it. Sometimes it can be a good thing since that means that I get it all to myself...but it would be nice to share more food loves. Know what I mean???

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Cool...I just saw you post this! I'm number one! Wahoo! I just made myself a steak, brussel sprouts, and mashed potatoes. (Gotta love when the kids go to bed early, stuffed with pigs in a blanket!) Oh, and I like my pizza without cheese. Yes. I'm strange.

November 15, 2005 11:44 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Hmmm... Reminds me of a nursery rhyme.

Jack Sprat
Could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
And so, betwixt them both,
They licked the platter clean.

I am, of course, not casting either of you into a role in the rhyme, but merely pointing out that the food differences are good, because between you two, you run the whole gamut of food tastes.

When it comes to matters of a culinary nature... You complete each other.

November 16, 2005 7:17 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

That is very similar to Prince Charming at I, we are opposites on most things. But we usually know what the other would think.

November 16, 2005 9:52 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I know exactly what you mean. I am a FAR more picky eater than my girlfriend, so when she cooks she is constantly having to fix stuff that I will like. Which makes no sense to me, since in most other things she does whatever she wants and tells me to fuck off if I don't like it. Sweet, huh?

November 16, 2005 11:05 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

With my wife and I, it's music. I'll brng home something and think she;ll love it....and NO...she hates it. Maybe I build it up too much. Think?

November 16, 2005 11:35 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I must be the fussiest eater on the planet.

November 16, 2005 2:43 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

There are a few foods that CJ and I differ on... but there are alot of foods we both like or hate... If I get a dish that has something I don't like in it, I'll give it to him and visa versa....


November 16, 2005 2:49 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

That's funny. I like veggies and my hubby doesn't. I just have to modify things I cook for him.

I Love papa Murphy's too! My hubby gets the "I can hear my arteries clogging with the very first bite all meat topping pizza"

November 16, 2005 3:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're like that too. if my husband had his way, he'd eat steak or roast beef every night, me, i'd have salmon. we compromise, he grills a steak and i poach a salmon. our kids don't like either, so they get burgers.

November 16, 2005 8:14 PM

Blogger Becky said...

That's too funny. I think I'd be on board with your hubby as I love extra cheese. I feel that way about wine in that I really don't care for it, but I wish I could share it with dates b/c it feels so romantic.

November 17, 2005 11:46 AM

Blogger Mr. Shife said...

Me and Mrs. Shife are like this with TV. We hardly find a show we both like. Currently we both love Arrested Development, but they cancelled it. Don't those people care about my marriage.

November 17, 2005 12:39 PM

Blogger Jana said...

That's funny! My hubby and I have almost identical taste in food - we both like everything. We usually fight over who gets the biggest piece!

November 17, 2005 12:58 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

No cheese MC? You are strange...heehee!!! (Btw, have ya tried pb&j pizza? So yummy!)

Yes, good Guru...especially when he doesn't like choc chip cookie dough ice cream and I do!

Opposites TC? Really?!

Yes, very sweet Armaedes!

Maybe Fof3. Luckily my hubby and I agree with our taste in music...most of the time! Heehee!!!

That's too bad Capt! Just earl grey tea for you, huh?!

Sounds like my hubby and I Texas.

I don't like a lot of veggies too OGO, but my hubby does. He eats everything I don't eat.

Oh my BSTS...we had to eat what my mom cooked for us when growing up...your kids are lucky! HA!

You should try the pizza then's like cheese with a side of pizza.

Heehee Mrshife! I was never into that show, but everything I do watch, I now have my hubby watching as well. He knows I have good taste!

Oh yes Jana, the biggest favorite!

November 20, 2005 2:26 AM


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Monday, November 14, 2005

Good Weekend

My hubby and I had a pretty good weekend together. We got a ton of things moved including my entire crystal cabinet and almost everything in our closets. We will soon be working on cleaning out our garage and kitchen cupboards. I will be boxing up most of my tupperware containers that I just don't use on a regular basis.

My mom and I have been talking about painting a few rooms as well. With townhomes/apartments, if you paint a room, you have to paint it back before moving. This would be no problem for me to do since I love painting! So we were thinking of picking up some oops paint and splashing some color in my son's room and the play room. If there is ever a time to paint, it's now!

So our weekend was very busy! How did your weekend go?

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Sounds like y'all got alot accomplished this weekend! I agree, now is the time to paint if your going to! Good luck!!!

November 14, 2005 5:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love painting too, so much easier to do if there is nothing in the way.
i played nurse to my oldest who was home sick all weekend, glad to ship her back this morning, let me tell you.

November 14, 2005 6:52 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

moving is so much work, but at this rate you will be settled before you know it. Go wild with the paint, you could be there so long they forget what color it was to start with hee hee!

Enjoy setting up your new home.

November 15, 2005 1:23 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

You like painting walls? I mean, I can understand liking to paint pictures or something, but just solid-color wall-painting? That's pretty unusual.

November 15, 2005 2:29 PM

Blogger Lizzie said...

I say paint it some crazy color. Might as well go all out if you have to repaint anyway.

November 15, 2005 2:42 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Well done on getting so much done.

Don't forget my party invite on Thursday!

November 15, 2005 3:05 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Dag! Are you going to have anything left for us to move on "big thing day"?

November 15, 2005 5:33 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

We rented Robots and popped pop-corn. That's about it!

November 15, 2005 11:40 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

We would love to paint...maybe this Sunday afternoon.

Btw, I hope just the big and/or heavy furniture pieces will be left to move Guru.

November 15, 2005 11:41 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Sounds like fun MC!!!

November 15, 2005 11:41 PM

Blogger Becky said...

You move fast! I'm in the same boat myself in trying to figure out what I want to paint my new place, too.

November 17, 2005 11:49 AM


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Saturday, November 12, 2005

I've Been Tagged!!!

From Twisted Cindy!

You have to come up with something for every different hour of the day.

12:00 Midnight: This is about the time I start thinking about heading to bed. The only alone time I get throughout the day is late at night, so I like taking advantage of it by staying up.

1:00 am: I should be asleep by this time. It used to take me 45 minutes to get to sleep, but I must really be wearing myself out during the day since now it only takes me 5 minutes to get to la-la land.

2:00 am: This is usually a good time for me to get to bed during the weekend. There are just too many good things on tv late at night.

3:00 am: When I was pregnant, this was the time I woke up every night to go pee! What a pain!!!

4:00 am: When my son was young, this was about the time of his nightly feeding...but thank the Lord that didn't last long!

5:00 am: I'm usually awake at this time. I look around the room, think of a good dream, and go back to sleep for another wonderful hour!

6:00 am: This is about the time I get up for the day since I have to shower before work. I just feel gross without my morning shower.

7:00 am: My boys should start arriving at this time. Their mom has to be at work by 8, so I get them around 7:15.

8:00 am: All three boys have been dropped off and it's just about time to wake up my hubby. He has an alarm clock, but it just doesn't seem to help him get out of bed. So I go in and shake his foot to get him up. This is also about the time my son will wake up.

9:00 am: By this time the 6 month old should be napping and the boys will of had their breakfast.

10:00 am: Dr. Phil time!!!

11:00 am: The boys get their tv time starting at 11, and I get my computer time till lunch.

12:00 noon: Lunch baby! I have to try to figure out what three hungry boys will want for lunch....and it's my re-charging time!

1:00 pm: Bath time for the boy. He usually stays in his jammies till this time.

2:00 pm: The boy gets out of the bath at this time. He just loves the water!!!

3:00 pm: If I can schedule it right, I can usually have a nap at this time. It doesn't last long though since I need to get the two year old ready to go.

4:00 pm: The two year old gets picked up. Since his mom is a teacher, I only watch him from 8-4.

5:00 pm: I get the red-heads feed and out the door. Then I pick up the house so it looks nice when my hubby gets home.

6:00 pm: I start dinner at this time. Since my hubby doesn't get off till 6 and then comes home and takes a shower, there's no point to start it any earlier.

7:00 pm: We usually eat at this point. We sit down together and watch either King of Queens or Jeopardy.

8:00 pm: If we have any running to do, this is the time to do it.

9:00 pm: Time to relax with the boy before his bedtime!

10:00 pm: My son's bedtime...and it was my weekday curfew time when I was living at home.

11:00 pm: My weekend curfew time when I was living at home. Btw, I had this curfew up till the day I got married!

Steal if you want...and you know you want to! Heehee!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds well planned out and quiet busy!

November 13, 2005 5:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just did this one too!
i always wake up at 5am, i like to get an early start, but i try and sleep or just lie there until 5:30am. you sure do have a full day!

November 13, 2005 8:00 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

11 pm as a curfew until you got married! WOW! My parents were just happy if I called to let them know I was still alive!!! Haha. You sure have a busy day!!!! Have a great week!

November 14, 2005 9:40 AM

Blogger Lizzie said...

not to parrot the other commenters, but you certainly are busy!

November 14, 2005 10:04 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Great meme! I just did it too!

November 14, 2005 1:06 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

After having read a few of these, I am amazed at how little sleep we all seem to get. Wow. I am amazed we can function and get through our busy lives as well as we do. Great answers! You are a really busy girl!

November 14, 2005 2:24 PM

Blogger G said...

I get plenty of sleep thanks to Trin.

Click Here to see my 24 hour breakdown.

November 14, 2005 11:55 PM


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Friday, November 11, 2005


I'm off to pack and move things again today even though I am still sore from yesterday. My legs and hands are a little stiff, but it was worth it since we got 8 loads over to the townhome...but there is pleny more to move! So that's what I'll be doing for most of today as well.

Well I'm off! There's so much time, and so little to do! Strike that, reverse it.

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Excellent movie quote, Mrs. Wonka.

My legs are sore too, but it's because last night I was forced at beer-point to pleasure six women at once. You know how it is when you're a rockin' party animal, I'm sure.

November 11, 2005 4:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't envy you having to move and so quickly. good luck with it, remember, it's a much, much bigger place, you'll be glad you're there once you're there.

November 11, 2005 9:03 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Just let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Need me to watch the boy or help pack, whatever.

November 11, 2005 11:02 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Have fun! Don't stress and remember to MARK your boxes. It is very important to do that!

November 12, 2005 12:22 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

When it's all over, Trin, you'll be settled in your new home. Look forward to that.

November 12, 2005 6:09 AM

Blogger G said...

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Trin for all her hard work and mad packing skills. Our house is emptying out so fast!
I can't wait to see what she does with the new place.

November 12, 2005 10:30 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes Armaedes, I'm such the party animal...NOT!

Thanks BSTS...I'm already glad!

I might have to take you up on watching the boy Loelsh!

We are def marking the boxes MC.

We are Capt!

I do what I can honey-G

November 14, 2005 7:53 AM


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Thursday, November 10, 2005


That's right, we have decided to move (thanks for all your prayers and well wishes!)!!! So I have two weeks to pack up everything! My mom will be coming over today to help me start boxing up things like the items in my crystal cabinet, wall decorations, stuff in the crawl space, blankets, etc, etc.

I got a few concerned comments yesterday and I tried to address them as well as I could in a comment of my own. But, I will go ahead and explain how we are able to get out of our home in two weeks.

One of my mom's long time customers own a successful business with her hubby. They help those who need to get out of homes quickly. In short, they take over the monthly payments while the home is still in the sellers name (and they can have the seller out in a week's time). They then go into the home and replace, paint, and/or fix up the place so that it will find a buyer quickly. Once they do find a buyer, they then pay all the closing costs and the house is transferred from the sellers name to the buyers.

In our case, they will be giving us $1000 for the house and we can move out right now. We will get with their lawyer and fill out some paperwork so that the couple will be in charge of our monthly payments. They will pay for new carpet and paint, so that the house will sell quickly, and they will be covering the closing costs when a buyer is found (and that's when the house goes from our name to the buyers).

My hubby and I decided that doing the above would be much better than going through a realtor. If we did go through a realtor, we could still be trying to sell our home months from now. We would also be responsible replacing the carpet, painting the walls, and all the fees (including home inspections, realtor, closing costs, etc). The very most my hubby and I could walk away with would be about $3000 (and that's if it sells within 60 days).

So my hubby is going in today to start up the paperwork for leasing the three bedroom townhome. The current rm (resident manager) will be given his two weeks and when that time is up, then we can officially start moving in. Once we are in, my hubby will be responsible for picking up the trash before his normal work hours. After work, he is in charge of passing out flyers or notices and he will also be handling all small service requests.

Btw, the company could still be bought out, but he has been talking to a friend who works for the other company (who's interested in buying his property). He found out that if the other company takes over, then he wouldn't have to do the small service requests, but we wouldn't get as much off of rent...but the rent would still be lower than our mortgage.

Oh, sorry for the long post, but I'm just soo excited and I wanted to answer all your questions!

We get to move into a townhome twice the size of our current home for a few hundred less a month!!! Ahhh, life is grand right now!

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am happy for you and your sweet family!!! Yeah!!! If you need any know my number!

November 10, 2005 9:54 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Wow, owning and selling a home sounds like a huge pain in the ass.

November 10, 2005 10:30 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good luck in tour move, Trin. It's a big thing to do.

November 10, 2005 3:02 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I wish you all the best. Please remember, no matter what people offer as advice, only you and your husband can make the decision on what is best for your family.

We had to move sort of quickly this summer too. We had 30 days. My advice, label each box with what room it came from. It makes it easier to find something if you need it quickly. And it is helpful with the unpacking process. Which, by the way, takes A LOT longer than packing it!!!

November 10, 2005 4:39 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Oh this is great! Yes, I was confused before but now understand. AWESOME! I am really excited for you. Happy packing!

November 10, 2005 9:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is happy news, congrats to you and your family, your new home sounds like it's going to be lovely. now time to get busy and pack, you've only got two weeks!

November 10, 2005 10:03 PM

Blogger Jootastic said...

wow. congratulations are in order! what a big change it's going to be for you. hugs and luck to you. :)

November 10, 2005 10:46 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Well,g lad to hear you are excited with the new place. Good luck's such a pain,and I can't wait to get through it it myself.

November 11, 2005 5:28 AM

Blogger Jennboree said...

Well congratulations on your exciting decision!

Yes, selling a home is a major pain in the butt. We are just about to embark on that adventure.

Your townhome is twice as big? yeehaw! Way to go!

November 11, 2005 9:38 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Good luck on your move! I just moved so I know what it is like. Sounds like a good decision for you and your family.

November 12, 2005 9:12 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

We are def labeling each and every box. And most of the boxes are going down in the basement for me to sort at my convenience.

November 14, 2005 7:51 AM


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Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Tonight my hubby and I had a meeting with a couple who buy houses. We got together after my mom shared our situation with one of her long time customers. The customer ended up calling me and I thought that what she had to say was quite interesting. So, we scheduled a time for her and her hubby to come over, tour our home, and have a sit down with my hubby and I.

The hubs and I really liked what they had to say...for the most part! We found out that we can be out of our house in a week's time! We wouldn't have to replace the carpet or paint the walls (like the realtor suggested) and we would walk away with about $1000 cash! I know it would be less money than the realtor offered, but I still think it's a great deal!

So my hubby and I have to make our definite decision this week! We could go through the realtor, sell our home, and hope to make a profit...but we wouldn't be out of the house for at least another 60 days (which possibly means a double payment-one towards rent, one towards mortgage). We could also go through this couple (they have a very successful home business) and be out in a week with $1000. Or my hubby and I could just stay here at our home where we are running out of room. If we did stay, we would probably end up moving some time next year anyway.

Btw, did I mention that my hubby's company could be bought out? That means if he takes the job and the new company buys the complex, he could be forced out of the position within a year. But that is still up in the air.

What to do...what to do???

Blogger Becky said...

I think the job stability is a huge issue for a long-term decision. If he is let go, you may be missing that smaller house for a bit. Tough call, though.

I have to be honest in that the $1,000 deal sounds a little "different" than anything I've ever heard of, as a realtor.

November 09, 2005 2:28 AM

Blogger Jennboree said...

It does sound like a very different deal and I'm afraid you'd not be getting what your house is really worth. A good realtor will generally get you the most you could possibly get and I imagine that would be more than $1,000 in your pocket.

Perhaps you can do some investigating on the couple and their business?

November 09, 2005 2:46 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Those are some tough decisions to make. We had a similar thing when my husband took his job. We had to up and move out of state. We put our house on the market and it actually sold before we had to make another mortgage payment. Good luck!

November 09, 2005 2:53 PM

Blogger Jen said...

I hate making decisions like this! I don't have any advice for you, just best wishes!

November 09, 2005 3:21 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's hard to do the right thing when going in different directions.

November 09, 2005 3:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee, i don't know, cross your fingers and hope for the best???

November 09, 2005 5:48 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Wow. Your mom's customers...would you only get the $1,000 and be done with the house? Would they just take over the payments? What kind of profit would you get if you sold the normal way? How much would you actually make after having to do fix-ups to sell the house? What would be the easiest and less aggrevating?

I know I'm just adding on questions but I'd look into them.

Also: If your husband does take the job, is it secure? Will he be happier there? What would you do next year if he were laid off of the one he has now? Are there many options for jobs for him?

I'll be praying for you.

November 09, 2005 10:12 PM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

Tell him to join Starfleet.

The wages are really good.

Good like with your new quarters. I am sure you will find them to be suitable.

November 10, 2005 6:49 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Okay I guess I wasn't clear enough...the rm job would be an additional responsibility for my hubby. He would do those responsibilities before and after his normal work hours.

If we went through the couple, we have been promised $1000 for our home and we could be out in a week's time. They would take care of replacing the carpet, painting our home, and paying all the fees involved in order for it to sell. The home would still be in our name till it sold, but the couple would be in charge of making the payments.

If we went through a realtor, who knows how long our home would be on the market. And once it did sell, my hubby and I would be responsible for replacing the carpet throughout. After all the fees and updates, the very most we could walk away with would be about $3000...and that's only if we could get out of the house in two months. (Sounds like too much stress to me!)

Thanks for praying everyone...and I hope I have cleared up a few things for ya!

Oh, very funny Capt Berk!!!

November 10, 2005 8:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my husband job is unstable right now and I recentl;y became unemployed so I understand your distress.

November 10, 2005 9:01 AM


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Monday, November 07, 2005

Food Network

I love watching the Food Network! I think it's because I just love anything having to do with food! And I love learning new and different ways to cook my favorite meals. I could watch the food channel for hours...if I had the time! I do try to watch at least one half hour cooking show a day. Most of the time it's Everyday Italian with a Giada De Laurentiis. She shares recipes that she learned when she was a child, but she does it so beautifully! She is quite a hottie...heehee! And apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so...

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My son (who is 3) and I were watching a little bit of tv on Friday. It was his choice for the next show so I flipped around asking what he wanted. I told him he could watch a cartoon or Giada on the food channel. He surprised me by picking the gorgeous Ms Giada! I guess he likes her as much as I do! Heehee!!!

Life is grand with a three year old!

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Yeah, my four year old is fun too...I don't have cable/sattelite though. We usually agree with does my ten year old. ;-)

November 08, 2005 2:29 AM

Blogger Jennboree said...

Food Network is addicting! I love watching the channel and imagining I'd actually ever make any of those foods :)

Giada is so cute and her recipes are VERY easy (okay, I only tried one, but it was easy and good!)

November 08, 2005 10:48 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Cartoons or a hot chick fixing dinner? Brain . . . hurts . . . can't . . . decide . . . *head asplode*

November 08, 2005 10:49 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Too funny! Daddy trained him well!

November 08, 2005 11:46 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

WOW! If I eat Italian food everyday will I look like that??!!

One can only hope....

Great story!

November 08, 2005 2:11 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Giada looks a delightful Italian lady.

November 08, 2005 3:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All three of my kids have enjoyed cooking show through the early ages. TO bad that didn't spark interest in cooking, giving mom a break.

November 08, 2005 3:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

never heard of her, funny how your son is already developing a taste for women;)

November 08, 2005 8:42 PM

Blogger G said...

That's Daddy's boy! Most nights, we get to see a hot chick fix dinner LIVE!

November 08, 2005 10:00 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

A little chef in the making! And I love Food Network. Paula's Home Cooking is my favorite!!!

November 08, 2005 11:22 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Isn't the Food Netwark great?!!!

Btw, I wished I looked like that Shelly!

Very funny G-honey! You made me blush!!!

Oh, I too love Paula DW!

November 08, 2005 11:55 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Not to be a wet blanket, nor to disparage Trin's looks - or G's appreciation of them - but if your son considers watching Mommy watching a 'hot chick', there might be an issue :-)

November 09, 2005 9:34 AM


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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Today we got to celebrate my daddy's 47th birthday! We met him at his favorite restaurant were they have the yummy peanuts and rolls to eat before your dinner! The restaurant even paid for his dinner and dessert since he eats there at least twice a week. The staff sang to him and then my dad started up a peanut throwing war at our table. We barely escaped!!! Then headed over to my parent's house where my dad opened up his gifts. We got him a red OSU polo and a coin holder.

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After opening all of his gifts, he said he was a little disappointed that he didn't get any Legos (The man is a little obbsessed with Legos. He even has his own room devoted his little plastic pieces. And no one is allowed to play with them since they have to be just so.)...but he knows that if he wants a new Lego set, he needs to let everyone know which one. It's just to hard to buy them for him since we all don't know what he already has! Ahhh, gotta love him!

Happy Birthday dad!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday to your dad, i'm already 47, so i guess i'm older than he is, yikes!
no fair, how comes he's already a grandfather???

November 06, 2005 10:08 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well my dad got married early, and I got married early as well (I was 18 and right out of high school). My hubby and I even waited a few years before trying for a little one!

November 07, 2005 12:37 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, we waited to have kids for five years and i was 26 when i had my first and now she's in school and not even thinking of date, guess i'm going to have to wait it out!

November 07, 2005 11:49 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

A man after my own heart! I love legos too! Does he have the small ones from the 1960's and 1970's where you could actually build your dream home? I have all of those put away until the boys are old enough.

I can't wait until I can get them out again!

November 07, 2005 12:24 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, Trin.

November 07, 2005 2:51 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Your dad collects legos? Okay, that makes him the coolest guy ever.

Well, second-coolest.

November 07, 2005 3:20 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

A man after my own heart! My favorite thing to do with my Little Princess is play Legos with her.

November 07, 2005 10:27 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I guess there are more Legos lovers out there than I thought!

Btw DW, my dad has some pretty old ones, but I'm not sure how old. I do know that he keeps ALL the boxes!

November 07, 2005 11:14 PM

Blogger Becky said... have a young dad. My mom and I are only 20 years apart, so you're probably close to that.

Glad you had a good time. i've only been to Logan's once and it was great!

November 08, 2005 2:32 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hmmmm, Logans!

November 08, 2005 11:56 PM


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Being PC

I was accused of being politically incorrect the other day, so here is a list of new terms that I will be using (thanks to this site and this site):

Abortion - Near-Life Experience
Alcoholic - Anti-Sobriety Activist
An Immigrant - a newcomer
Assassination - involuntary term limitation
Bald - follicularly challenged
Body Odor - nondiscretionary fragrance.
Bum - Displaced Homeowner
Cannibalism - Intra-Species Dining
Clumsy - uniquely coordinated
Corpse / Stiff - Terminally Inconvenienced
Cowardly - Challenge Challenged
Dead - living impaired
Delicatessen - Corpse Farm
Drooling Drunk Idiot - person on floor
Fat - gravitationally or horizontally challenged.
Frog - amphibian American
Full of Crap - fecally plenary
Hamburger - Seared Mutilated Animal Flesh
Homelessness - Mortgage-Free Living
Ignorant - factually unencumbered
Large Nose - nasally gifted
Loser - Second Place
Paper Bag - processed tree carcass
Poor - monetarily challenged
Pregnant - parasitically oppressed.
Prostitute - sex care provider
Rudeness - Tact Avoidance
Shoplifter - Cost-of-Living Adjustment Specialist
Short - vertically challenged
Stained - creatively re-dyed
Tone Deaf - musically delayed
Ugly - facially challenged
Unemployed - Involuntarily leisured.
White American - racially challenged
Wife - unpaid sex slave
Wrong - differently logical

(Btw, I wasn't making fun, just stating a fact Mr Pot.)

Blogger G said...

Some say I'm a Tact Avoidance Expert. Especially when I see someone who is uniquely coordinated.

November 06, 2005 9:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are more than a couple there that i should be using a well! somebody give you a hard time about something?

November 06, 2005 10:07 PM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

This 'lego' sounds quite strange.

Can it be used to make spaceships? If so, I may recommend it to starfleet

November 07, 2005 9:31 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I wish I could say more BSTS, but that would be "insensitive" of me.

Btw, yes Capt Berk!

November 08, 2005 11:58 PM


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Friday, November 04, 2005

Good Ol' Boys!

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My Smallville has finally redeemed its self! I was really worried too since it seemed like they jumped the shark last week with the crappy vampire episode. I just couldn't believe how bad it was. I almost left the room just to get away from the insanity of the show.

After seeing that episode, I thought Smallville was done for sure. I mean, how could they possibly come back? I didn't think it was possible until last night when Tom Wopat (from Dukes of Hazard) guest starred. It was really neat to see him drive up the Kent's home in a blue 69 Dodge Charger. Then Jonathan Kent (John Shneider) got to take the car for a spin after Tom's character has to enter the car through the window since the door is broken! It was great!!! You can read all about the Dukes of Smallville here!

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I really hope the show finishes this season with a bang...cause who knows if this will be the last season for them or not (Clark has to become Superman sometime!).

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I don't watch that show. Actually I don't watch tv much. Laugh here-------------- I do watch momma's family in the morning while the kids get ready for school. I'm hooked.

November 05, 2005 8:26 AM

Blogger G said...

I LOVED it!!!

Next week looks Very interesting.

November 06, 2005 12:03 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm still waiting for the season to start here in England!

I agree...Clark has to get the cape out and start flying soon. I thought he was about to at the beiginning of the previous season.

November 06, 2005 12:21 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I love this show, but I've missed the episodes since I've been staying with my Mom and no longer have the DVR to record. I'm bummed I missed that ep. Do you remember some time in season 2 when John Schneider was driving his red truck and the Dukes theme song came on the radio? Cracked me up...

November 08, 2005 2:34 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I heard they will end the show before that happens Capt.

Such a wonderful show Becky!!! And yes I remember the truck scene! How great was that?!

November 08, 2005 9:51 AM


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Thursday, November 03, 2005

"Ogres Are Like Onions"

Yeah...our Halloween pics are finally up! Since my hubby forget his camera on trick or treat night, we had to use my brothers digital. Then we had to get the right cord for it to transfer the pics to our computer. What a pain!!!

Anyway, as you can see the boy and I did a Shrek theme with him as Shrek and me as Fiona (when she was a big ogre of course!). I originally thought about doing a Star Wars theme, but the Vader costume was just too expensive and I couldn't find a Yoda costume for the boy. As I was looking through costumes at a nearby store, I found the dress I am wearing below. It was some sort of Renaissance outfit, but I thought it would be a perfect Fiona dress! I got it for a great deal (30% off) and then went looking for my son's Shrek outfit. I also found it at a great price!

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I thought the boy looked so cute especially since he has a Shrek belly...heehee! I was sure to buy it big so he could wear it again if he wanted to. And my dad was loving our costumes! He is a huge Shrek fan and can quote a good majority of both movies. So he had a good laugh when we came in the door dressed the way we were!

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Oh, my sis was going to be the ass (Donkey), but then decided to do Puss In Boots. We (as in me) found a cape, hat, and cat tail for cheap! She wore all that plus her high black boots and I put orange streaks in her hair. She looked pretty good, but only wore it for a half an hour. Party pooper!!!

Here is a pic of my hubby...Mr. Jack O. Lantern. I think it suited him...heehee!

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Blogger Jana said...

Your Shrek costumes are adorable! Great job!

November 03, 2005 1:13 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

very cute pic, trinity. I like ur husband's shirt too. Where he get it at?

November 03, 2005 2:35 PM

Blogger said...

I love it I love it I love it!

November 03, 2005 2:58 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Just out of curiosity, how is it that your husband got out of wearing a Shrek-related costume?

November 03, 2005 5:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that dress does look something that the princess would wear, you all look great!!!

November 03, 2005 9:46 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Jana and BSTS!

We got it at Walmart War Eagle.

I love it too BOF!

Ummmm, he just doesn't have the Halloween spirit Arm!

November 03, 2005 10:38 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I love the Shrek idea. You guys look great. And it's cool to see a picture of what you look like, too!

November 03, 2005 10:46 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

you guys look great. At least you and hubby dressed up, we didn't...thought about it but that's it. Halloween is so much fun.

November 04, 2005 12:16 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Now that was a cool idea for costumes! Our entire family loves shrek! Y'all looked great!

November 04, 2005 10:08 AM

Blogger Pete said...

G should have been Donkey since he is such an a$$!

Just kidding, G!

November 04, 2005 12:45 PM

Blogger Cin said...

Hi there - here via Michele's.

Your costumes are adorable! Getting the pics off your brother's camera may have been a pain, but well worth it.


November 04, 2005 1:10 PM

Blogger ribbiticus said...

you were so lucky to get that dress! and at a discount too! it has fiona stamped all over it! great pics of the hubby and son too! glad you had fun!

michele sent me today. :)

November 04, 2005 3:55 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

OH! Look how cute you guys are!

Thanks for sharing!

November 04, 2005 4:15 PM

Blogger puremood said...

Cute costumes. I had not saw anyone dressed up in Shrek themed costumes till now... Yeah, I agree but not because I think your hubby is an arse (as I don't know him) but I think it wouldn't be too great to have him matching in the donkey suit! Hehehe

November 04, 2005 11:47 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Wonderful job with the costumes! Shrek was a great idea. I did not see any Shrek ones. I like to see original ideas, yours definately was!

November 05, 2005 12:09 AM


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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy (Belated) Halloween

We had an excellent time last night!!! We headed over to my mom's house where she has her annual Halloween party. She served chili and potato soup, hot dogs, apples and caramel dip, 3 different types of pies, 4 types of cookies, and tons of candy!

The boy and I ate as soon as we got there. Then around 6:15 my hubby, father-in-law, the boy, and I decided it was time to go trick or treating! We walked 4 blocks worth of houses till my son's bag was full a beautiful, delicious candy! ( I should have a pic of my son and I some time this week). The boy had so much fun running up the driveways and ringing doorbells (sometimes several times...heehee!). He was just too cute!

Btw, there was a house in the neighborhood was decorated big time! It had orange lights all over it and several inflated Halloween creatures, skulls, bones, and ghosts all in the yard. It also had a fog machine going...but I guess that the home owners spent all their money on the decorations since they were giving out Smarties! Smarties!!!

Life is grand with Reese's Inside-Out!
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Blogger Becky said...

It's been so long that I've celebrated Halloween...sounds like you had a great evening. You probably needed a diversion, at least for the night.

November 02, 2005 4:21 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

These earth fetivals are curious.

You might like to know that there is a whole planet full of vamoires that dress up as humans once a year.

It is something to behold.

November 02, 2005 10:52 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Smarties are my hubbies FAVORITE! He has already raided my sons stash!

November 02, 2005 12:07 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Sounds totally cool and I am so glad you had a good needed some fun and festivity in your life! We had a hoot as well! Can I come to your family celebration next year???? I would totally love all that food, and my hubby and kids units are such blah and picky would be heaven. HEAVEN I SAY!!! Glad you had a great evening!

November 02, 2005 12:49 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

You don't like Smarties?

Haven't tried that Reese's thing before. I'm not a big candy-eater actually, but I'll try one of those just to vary the monotony of my day-to-day existence. *sigh* Sweet Reese's of blissful release, I come for thine existentialism.

November 02, 2005 5:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we don't have that chocolate bar thing here, but we do like smarties. we have a chocolate bar that is now made with smarties, with white or milk chocolate. mmmmmm, candy.
sounds like you had quite the feast

November 02, 2005 5:18 PM

Blogger Pete said...

We ran into a similarly decked out house during our travels, but thankfully, they didn't blow the whole bank on decorations and were giving out the good chocolate stuff!

November 04, 2005 12:47 PM


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