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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Water Off A Duck's Back

My hubby often times tells me that I can be to everything! This includes the times he says or does something wrong and I won't just let it go immediately and forget out it. I'm just supposed to get over it and move on instead of dealing with the problem.

I also get a bit ruffled when people criticize me. This past Sunday my mom made a sarcastic comment about a shirt I was wearing (which happens to be one of my hubby's favorite shirts). It was really mean of her, but I couldn't just let it roll off my back. I made an equally sarcastic comment back (something about how at least my shirt isn't so ugly that you are giving me your credit card to get a new one...which she did for my sis about 2 weeks ago), but I couldn't forget what she said. My hubby told me once again to get over it, but I am still dwelling on it. I now have to be careful what I wear around her so I don't get criticized again.

I take anything that is said to me very personal. One of my love languages is words of affirmation, so when I hear a mean comment about myself, it hits pretty hard. I knew I shouldn't let people affect me like this, but I can't help it.

So my question to you is, when you do let a rude comment just slide off your back? All the time? When is it okay to retaliate (if ever)? And is it okay for me to want to deal with an issue/comment instead of letting it just slide?

(Btw, my hubby just surprised me by dropping off Walk the Line on DVD!!! He went out early this morning and bought it for me!!! How sweet! Thank you honeybabe!!!)

Blogger Princess21 said...

This is a toughy....I deal with this as well. But you can't let them get to you or they won!!! And you know how I feel about loosing!!! :)

Ok, I am an extreemly sarcastic person and when I feel threatened or critized I usually break out the sarcasm. But this is not alwaya a good thing.

What if they did not mean it to be harmful?? What if it came out wrong???

Love keeps no record of wrongs....something I am learning to do!!! I did not say it...God did!

By the way...I luv your shirt!!

February 28, 2006 9:45 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

If I take offence to an officers comments, I say straight away that it's bothering me. That way I don't get worked up over it later.

February 28, 2006 11:39 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I can get annoyed very easy. My phaser can start going right away.

February 28, 2006 3:14 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

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February 28, 2006 3:26 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

I removed my previous comment because I had a funny typo that I would have to explain...HAHAHA!!! Seriously, it's just cold typing fingers!

Re: Rude people and comments, awww hon, this rots. I try my best to not let anything like that bother to me. It's hard, but try to think positive. Usually people severely rude have nothing else to live for except for others' misery, so I actually feel sorry for them. EXCEPT in the case of our mothers. What makes them think they can say whatever they want to us, not matter how hurtful? Hang in there. I get pretty peturbed by people at work...and my hubby can drive me sometimes...but really, life's too short to carry around that crap. ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY!

February 28, 2006 3:28 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I have the same problem dealing with criticism as well. I tend to take anything anyone says about me personally.

What we should be doing is to try to think of any criticism that comes our way as constructive criticism, which will help us improve ourselves. The other thing we could do is to keep our sense of humor. If someone is really out to hurt us, then we should learn to laugh about it instead of getting worked up over it.

At the end of the day, we'll be happier and we won't spend the night awake ruminating over every little comment that's been made that day!

February 28, 2006 3:34 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I'm one of those people that can just let things slide. I try to teach my kids to not be so sensitive to other people opinions about them... especially negative opinions. I would have just said "oh that's too bad, I love this shirt" or something to that effect (or made a joke about it) and left it alone. If you like the shirt, it's all good!

Opinions are like a**holes... everyone has one... right?!! LOL

February 28, 2006 4:01 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be back to comment.

February 28, 2006 9:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess it depends what's being said and by whom. i can't imagine my mother ever saying anything rude to me like that, i would be devasted, mostly because she's my mom, moms shouldn't say stuff like that. she might not be aware of what she's doing, instead of saying some back to her, i would probably have asked her why she said that, and that i felt it was hurtful.

February 28, 2006 9:37 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

We have the same love language, so it really is a big deal for me to constantly get affirmation by people around me. I am guilty of this "fault/flaw" as well. I easily get hurt by nasty comments (whether intentional or not), but knowing my personality, I NEVER let anything just roll off me without letting the person know first that he / she said something hurtful. But what I do now is think first of whether the person who said these things is actually someone important to me or not. By doing this, I am able to limit my negative reactions. If it's a good friend or a loved one, I get deeply hurt and I need time to heal before I can tell the person how I felt. But when it's someone I don't really care about or know, I just let the whole thing slide because his/her opinions don't matter to me.

Hope i some tiny way, hehe.

March 01, 2006 3:56 AM

Blogger Jake Silver said...

I read something somewhere that said negative comments always really reflect the person giving them more than the person they are talking to. So I don't mind when people make them because they are revealing their weaknesses to me. Muhahahahaha!

March 01, 2006 5:10 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

It used to bother me when people made a comment I thought was rude. I mean really bother me. Then I was getting so parinoid and was reading into what people were saying. Then I got sick of it. Sick of wondering what people thought or was saying about me.

In the last five years or so, I just blow it off. Maybe it comes with age. I don't know. Sometimes, things still get to me, but I remind myself to leave it alone. And I try to think of something else.

Another thing, if someone tells me something like what your mom said, I tell them if it hurt my feelings. That usually puts them in their place.

March 01, 2006 5:22 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I am really trying to remember that love keeps no record of wrongs PJ, but it's so hard!

Hmmm, maybe I should try that Captain Berk, thanks!

Very funny Capt!

My mother can be too honest Shelley. I should talk to her about it, but I don't think it will help.

There is a time once a month where I don't have much of a sense of humor Cinthia...heehee!

I love the shirt Texas, but I hate it that my mom doesn't. I don't know why I let her affect me so. (Btw, I love your holes comment...very funny!!!)

Thanks Day!

I should have asked her BSTS...I might just ask her tonight.

Right Chrixean, how are people supposed to know they really hurt me if I get over things quickly???

Hmmmm, great point Jake! Thanks!!!

I hope I can too just blow off rude comments DW. I'm working on it though!

March 02, 2006 11:49 AM

Blogger Becky said...

I honestly smart right back, which I realize is probably not always the most mature way to handle it. However, sometimes the right "zing" shuts that person up for a while and it's all worth it.

March 02, 2006 11:57 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm not good with zings Becky...I should work on it!

March 03, 2006 9:11 AM


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Monday, February 27, 2006

I've Been Tagged...

By Viamarie!!!

4 things that I need every morning: Shower, clean teeth, bowl of cereal, computer time

4 Things that turn me off: Body odor, bad breath, rudeness, disrespect

4 things I believe in: I believe in a loving God, the power of prayer, my wonderful family, and the couch I am sitting on (that it will not break).

4 Things I am afraid of: Anything bad happening to my family or friends, falling, dreams where I am suddenly naked coming true, being in a car accident

4 Things I do every day: Talk to God, blog, read other blogs, spend time with my son

4 things I want to have/do: I want to have another child, financial security, healthy family, and joy in life!

4 people I want to see: Mac Powell (of my fav band-Third Day), old friends from high school, Jay Leno, Dr Phil (I've got problems...heehee!)

4 numbers that rule my life: 13, 1, 3, 130

4 favorite colors: Black (even though it not a color), blue, brown, purple

4 People to do the list: Who ever would like to steal!

Blogger Oh great One said...

I loved your fear of suddenly being naked in public! You cracked me up!

February 27, 2006 10:05 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

I've had that dream of running around naked...scary. We really should invest in "dream books" to see what that means!!! Great list!

February 27, 2006 2:38 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Why worry about being naked...we all are underneath.

February 27, 2006 3:34 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I would love to meet Dr. Phil!! and Snoopy! He is sooo cute...with the ears and the face!!

February 27, 2006 3:58 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Ha-ha, half of your things you do every day are about blogs.

Mac Powell is awesome. I love that band.

February 27, 2006 5:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for not tagging me. I still have one to do...possibly tomorrow.


February 27, 2006 5:51 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Thanks for answering the meme. I completely agree with you about being afraid of running around naked...much more in reality than in our dreams.

Have a lovely day!

February 27, 2006 7:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're not dreaming about meeting dr. phil naked are you, lol!!!

February 27, 2006 9:11 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I would hate that OGO! And so would you...heehee!

I would love to know what it means Shelley.

I take it that you go around naked then Capt? :-)

You're silly PJ!!!

Yeah Arm, I kinda like this whole bloggin thing. And Third Day rocks!!!

NP Day!

Thanks Viamarie!

Hmmmm, I hope not ever BSTS!!!

February 28, 2006 2:02 PM


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It's Goin Around

Stolen from Killired! Thanks!!!

Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
Cause:watching too much television
Symptoms:coughing up blood, frequent facial hair, gastrointestinal bleeding, pointy ears
Cure:take a hundred anti-depressants a day until it goes away
Enter your name, for your own diagnosis:

Blogger Jana said...

All the hypochondriacs out there are saying, "I think I have that!!"

February 27, 2006 9:05 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

It's just as I feared. You are suffering from

Cause: improperly prepared sausages

Symptoms: swarms of bees, aggression, brain swelling, nose extension

Cure: bleach

February 27, 2006 1:27 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

have also been tagged by the same meme only mine has not been up yet. That was a cool one Trinityitis. Did I type it right?

February 27, 2006 8:05 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

So true Jana!

I think I have that PJ!!!

That's it FC!

February 28, 2006 1:59 PM


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Friday, February 24, 2006

Finally, The Weekend!!!

Yes, the weekend is finally here!!! I can't wait to just relax and take it easy tomorrow.

Sunday won't be relaxing since we are celebrating a few anniversaries and birthdays with my dad's side of the family. There is always stress and guilt trips when it comes to them. And my grandma loves to give back-handed compliments where you are not sure to say thank you or not. But, at least they are entertaining...heehee!!!

Btw, I actually bought some fruit the other day. Usually my hubby and I can't afford to buy a lot of fruits, but I've been craving strawberries. So I finally got some...and some grapes as well!

I can't even begin to tell you how good the fruit tasted! It felt like I was spoiling myself! I even put some grapes in the freezer...they are sooooo good that way! It's like eating a popsicle!!! Yummy!

So, any big plans this weekend?

Blogger Oh great One said...

No big plans for me. My hubby has to work all day Sat. We are planning to try a new church out on Sunday though. Wish us luck!

February 24, 2006 12:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my youngest daughter is at a swim meet all weekend, so that's where i'll be. i've heard about doing that with the grapes, they're on sale next week, i'll have to pop some in and give it a try. have a great weekend!

February 24, 2006 1:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the food that is good for us has to be so expensive? But fatty food like McDonalds is cheap?
That;s what wrong here in the states!

February 24, 2006 2:25 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

Going to some art museum with my parents tomorrow. Dont know too much about it.

February 24, 2006 7:07 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

The house is clean. The laundry is done. I am going to sew sew sew!!!

But tonight, I am going to ride with the Deputy while he is on duty. FUN!!!

February 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Hmmm.... I will be working in the mornings... then I'll be watching a comedy act by one of the visiting comedians from the US, Rex Navarette ..... then I'll be helping out at our Sunday ministry for household helpers... then hopefully I could squeeze grocery shopping and a nap :-)

February 25, 2006 12:26 AM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

LOL, you already saw my plans! Packing, packing, oh and packing...squeeze in Church too.

February 25, 2006 1:16 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Just finding excellent blogs to comment on!

February 25, 2006 11:49 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Have a happy weekend and btw don't forget to enjoy eating your fruits. Don't overeat

February 26, 2006 1:11 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Strawberries, that's yummy. Had my own share of fruits today...watermelon, apple & papaya. I pureed all three and it turned out very good. I drank this while I was doing some gardening. Plants needed some attention after almost 2 months of neglect.


February 26, 2006 7:45 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Oops! I forgot to mention that I am tagging you.

February 26, 2006 9:49 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Good luck OGO...I hope it went well for you!

Def try it BSTS! So delicious!

I here ya Day!

Hope you had a great time War Eagle.

Sounds like fun DW!

Wow, busy weekend Chrixean!

I hope the move goes well for you MC.

Awwww, thanks Capt!

I'll try not to FC.

Hmmmm, watermelon. I'll have to try some of that soon Viamarie!

February 28, 2006 8:29 AM


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Thursday, February 23, 2006

It's Thursday Baby!

Trinity13's Thirteen Things

1. Watched American Idol for another 2 hours last night.
2. My favorites are cutie pie Ace,
3. Past bar singer Chris,
3. And Amish looking Elliott.
4. I'm hoping that Sway will stay on another week so I can hear something else from him. Anyone else like that high pitched song he sang last night?
5. My hubby loves weirdo Taylor. The grey haired guy just freaks me out a little...heehee!
6. I think the Copacabana singing Bobby and you need to cough to get that phlegm out of your throat Bucky will be going home tonight.
7. Along with boring Heather and opera singing Stevie.
8. I might just have to get my hubby to record it tonight. I hate all the stupid commercials and it would be nice to fast forward through them (thanks for the idea Shannon!).
9. Okay, now that I have all the AI out of my system...I have nothing to blog about! Heehee!!!
10. Ummmmm...well, Smallville is on tonight!
11. I would love for the show to be on earlier! It hate having to stay up till 11 to watch it.
12. I might just have the hubby record this one as well so I can watch it during the day.
13. Anyone think I watch too much TV? :-)

Other 13ers
1. PJ
2. Better Safe Than Sorry
3. Uisce
4. Shannon
5. Chickadee
6. Killired

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

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

Blogger loelsh said...

Oh, yeah, Ace is a cutie patooty booty! Love him!

Chris is also very good. And for some reason, I like the one that looks sort of like a hobbit, Will. He was just fun to watch last night.

As for Sway, I don't care for him. He forgot all of his words in the Hollywood auditions (the judges have gotten rid of people in the past for such a thing). I thought the falsetto thing he did last night was crap! I didn't like it at all and I was quite suprised that the judges all seemed to like it!

I fear they may be trying to stear the audience towards him because a)he's a guy and it's time for another male idol winner, and b)we haven't had anyone from his ethnicity win yet.

So, there's my opinion, if you care.

February 23, 2006 10:08 AM

Blogger Uisce said...

hey, if you're gonna watch, watch with gusto!! My 13 are up!

February 23, 2006 10:12 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I do care, thanks for commenting!

I think Will sang the wrong song last night, but I'm looking forward to hearing more from him.

I really didn't understand why Sway sang so high! I was in shock! I don't think he did that great of a job, but I like his normal range of singing. I just want to hear him one more time to see what his normal voice is.

But, I think it's is time for the men to step up and win for once...heehee!

February 23, 2006 10:13 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I don't think you watch too much TV. I think you owe this time to yourself.

February 23, 2006 10:31 AM

Blogger Princess21 said... I don't know any of their names...but I have an opinion anyways!! Of course!!

I luv beautiful guy!!! (I think his name is Ace!) He is soooo pretty!!! I have not actually heard him sing...but who needs to when he looks like that!! mmmkay!

I really luv tha bald rock star guy!! He has a great voice that kinda reminds me of my former boyfriend Constantine!! dreamy!!

I loved the fact that that one guy that is not good that sang the Copa Cabanna song....for his dead grandma!! Awwwwwww.......but it was not good!!

I also like the kid that sounds like Michael Bublea....or however you spell it! Nice sound!

K.....that is all for now!! Oh, my 13 are up!!

February 23, 2006 10:39 AM

Blogger Chickadee said... probably don't want to read my Thursday 13. I sort of talked about American Idol in a disagreeable way. LOL.

My 13 are up.

February 23, 2006 11:16 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't watch any of those but i don't have a young child that keeps me home at night, so no, i don't think you watch too much tv.
i'm doing the tt too.

February 23, 2006 1:11 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Ace is a cute one! Not a bad singer either, but a George Michael song? Yuk! hahah I really like Taylor, the dude with gray hair. I think he is awesome. I voted for him. I also like Chris, Elliot and Will. Sway totally sucked last night, I hope him and Bobby are cut tonight!

February 23, 2006 1:40 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I have to admit that I've only caught bits and pieces of this season so far, so I'm not sure who any of these people are. But, as you know, I know Smallville!

The shows stay on here until 11 p.m., and so I know that once I start working, I'll have to rely upon my DVR even more and then just catch them when I have the time.

February 23, 2006 2:59 PM

Blogger Jennifer said...

FINALLY got mine up!

Killired: Thursday 13

February 23, 2006 3:13 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I don't think you watch too much television (though definitely too much American Idol) but I do think that TiVo would be a solid investment for you. I've been told it's "da bom-diggity." Of course, I was told that by a guy selling TiVo units out of the back of his El Camino, so maybe take that advice with a grain of salt.

February 23, 2006 3:54 PM

Blogger Jen said...

You should get DVR, we love it! Then you don't have to stay up later, or even worry about when things are on!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my knitting project, I'm glad it's finished!

February 26, 2006 1:33 PM


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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

American Idol

Are any of you AI fans? I def am, but I'm starting to re-think it. This week there will be 5 hours of AI! To me, that's just insane!!! I spent two hours watching it last night, and while it was entertaining, I felt that there were so many other things I could have spent my time on. Come on now, two hours is a long time!

Things I could have done instead:
-Wash my hair 8 times
-Clean out the litter box 24 times
-Go to the bathroom 180 times
-Color my hair twice
-Change 80 diapers
-Watch my Tae-Bo tape 6 times
-Post on my blog 4 times
-Fold 360 towels
-Brush my teeth 60 times
-Clean 20 toilets
- Take 3 long cat naps

See, I wasted so much time watching AI! But what will I be doing tonight? Watching two more hours of AI...ahhhh, such is life.

Blogger Pete said...

But, do you *need* to go to the bathroom 180 times?

The way I see it, Idol is a much better way to waste two hours!

Who are your top 3 favorite girls after last night?

February 22, 2006 9:41 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I loved the first contestant, Mandisa! She was excellent!!! I also liked Paris. Her flippy hair was so cute and she sounded great! Ummm, I think bad girl Brenna was good as well.

I'd have to say that opera singing Stevie is def going home though! She was terrible!!!

February 22, 2006 9:45 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

My time for TV is only after 10 or 11 pm. The whole day my hours are spent taking care of my grandson,cooking meals for the family and many others.
You didn't waste your time at all. 2 hours is just enough to get a break from everything.

February 22, 2006 10:10 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

But you can do all of these things while watching AI. It is called multitasking!!!

How did you come up with all of these??? They are FAN-tastic!!

February 22, 2006 10:31 AM

Blogger Jana said...

I watched, AI, did laundry and checked my email at the same time. Though I agree, two hours is too long. They could easily do it in one.

I liked the last girl, but I can't remember her name. And I liked Paris, too.

February 22, 2006 11:01 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I admit it, I have been hooked on Idol since the very first season. My girls and I are glued the entire time. My son about fell out when he discovered AI would be on 3 times this week!

My favorites are Katherine, Kellie, Paris, Melissa and Lisa... Katherine is the best by far (she was the last one on last night).

I hope Stevie and Becky are the ones to go tonight!

February 22, 2006 11:28 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Yeah, even with 2 hours last night, they could have had the girls the first hour and the guys the second hour. They have WAY too many commercials during that show.

So they decide to spread it across 3 evenings! Sheesh! But, I also will be watching it nonetheless!

February 22, 2006 11:30 AM

Blogger War Eagle said...

I like the first couple of shows each season, the audition shows. Then, I stop watching it.

February 22, 2006 1:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll wait until they are down to the last 12 people.

February 22, 2006 1:42 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

My hubby loves the auditions and gets a kick out of Simon. I like it once it actually starts.

February 22, 2006 1:57 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

What do you eat & drink to go to the bathroom 180 times?

February 22, 2006 3:28 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

You're a woman so multi-tasking shouldn't be an issue. You can fold towels,blog,change diapers AND watch American Idol!

February 22, 2006 5:42 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I watched some of it tonight. I liked the guy who sang the Otis Redding song. Loved him. I about shot Simon when he said he didn't like his smile. But, Simon brings in the ratings. We love to hate him.

btw, I personally like AI better in the first round. Some of those people singing crack me up!

February 22, 2006 11:08 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Mandisa did very well. I think she will make it to the finals. I share the same feelings as Friday's Child... watching tv for two hours serves as your break.

February 23, 2006 7:49 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Trinity, we are so happy you are alive. Come see how your fellow zion warrior are doing at

Say hi to Neo for us. he's . . .still alive too, isn't he?

February 23, 2006 8:08 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

ahh the power of commercials, fast foreword thru very uncomfortable performances and reviews...ahh behold the power

February 23, 2006 9:00 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

But that 2 hours turns to 5 by the time the week is through FC...heehee!

Ah yes, I love multitasking PJ!!!

Right, one would have been enough Jana.

I've been hooked from the beginning as well Texas...I love it!

I agree Lo, too many commercials!

Awwww, too bad War Eagle

I thought about doing that as well Day.

I love Simon Leslie!!!

I ate 30 ice cream sundays and drank 20 milkshakes Capt...ha!

So true OGO!!! Heehee!

I love to love Simon DW! :-)

Oh yes, I love Mandisa Viamarie...she was excellent!

Oh yes, alive and, flying Frosty!

I would love that Shannon, but I think I'll just have my hubby record it tonight.

February 23, 2006 11:18 AM


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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Day Off

Yesterday was a wonderful day off for me. I slept in till 9am since my hubby took care of the boy till he had to go to work. Then my son and I relaxed all morning in our pj's. We watched a movie or two and then eventually got ready for the day around 2pm. After our showers, I figured I had better do something constructive, so I did some laundry while my son played on the computer.

We did end up getting out of the house around get some ice cream! After we got home, my brother calls me up (this time it's about 8) and asks if we have eaten yet. Isn't he so cute...thinking we haven't eaten our dinner by 8 at night?! Just adorable, heehee!!! Anyway, he came over and I cooked him up some food.

Then I ended up watching another movie before going to bed. Sounds like a pretty busy day, huh?! HA! I loved having a day of was wonderful!

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

Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds like a great day!! Well deserved!!!

Aren't young people adorable!!! AT least I know your brother is!!

February 21, 2006 9:37 AM

Blogger Shelley said...

Days off are excellent...glad you had a good one!!!

February 21, 2006 9:46 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Whoo hoo! I'm glad you got a great day off and had a nice day with your son!

February 21, 2006 10:04 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Sounds like a good day. If I don't get a shower before noon, she probably isn't in the cards!

February 21, 2006 10:32 AM

Blogger Robin said...

whoa, took me a few minutes to figure out how to leave a comment...and I HAVE a blogger blog! I'm here from Michele's!

February 21, 2006 11:09 AM

Blogger said...

why is icecream better in cold weather? maybe b/c it dosn't melt and isn't sticky?

February 21, 2006 11:33 AM

Blogger cube said...

Sounds like an excellent day. Sometimes you just have to recharge the batteries.

February 21, 2006 2:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ice cream and a day in pj's what a great day.

February 21, 2006 3:16 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, that's a lot of movies to watch in one day! Good for you! I love movies, too, but lately there's never enough time for them.

February 21, 2006 8:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that sounds like a great day and a perfect reason to leave the house;)
what flavour tempted you?

February 21, 2006 8:57 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Oh I love relaxing days like that! Now that the kids are getting older I can sleep in for a wee bit longer!

February 21, 2006 9:01 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I have to tell you that some of my favorite days are those when I do absolutely nothing...and don't feel guilty about it.

February 21, 2006 11:00 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

We all could use a day such as this. Yes, life is indeed grand. I guess it's more a matter of how we view it that makes it sweeter than it really is :-)

February 22, 2006 12:41 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

He is so cute PJ!

Thanks Shelley and Texas!!!

Too bad Guru!

Funny Robin!!

I love ice cream any time of day, any season's the best! If only they would come out with a cereal flavored ice cream!

So true Cube!

It was Day!!!

I wish I hard more time for movie watching as well Cinthia! Thanks for stoppin.

We tried Twist of Fate was chocolate ice cream with chocolate covered peanut butter cups and peanut butter-covered chocolate chips! Soo yummy, and even better than the Chocolate Pudding Pie flavor we just finished!!!

Good for you Leslie!

I here ya Becky!!! I wish I had more days like Monday.

So true Chrixean!

February 22, 2006 9:59 AM


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Sunday, February 19, 2006


My husband and I have been attending the same church for the past few months. And I must say, I really am enjoying it! The music is fantastic! It's like going to a concert every week. The church has this amazing electric guitar player and he usually has a guitar solo every's freakin awesome! The upbeat songs help get me get pumped up for the message.

The music, along with with my son's wonderful Sunday school class, the great pastor, and the friendly people (and the free coffee provided for during the service!), is just a little of what made my husband and I consider becoming members.

We knew that my old, stinky boss and his family had been attending for the past few weeks, but we didn't expect him and his wife to be in our membership class! Come to find out, they have only been attending the church for four weeks! To me, becoming a member of a church is a big's not something that should be rushed. But attending the class does not automatically make you a member, so I have no clue what their decision was.

I'm trying to stay positive about this, but it is so hard! I know that he needs to be in a good church, but why did it have to be mine? We sit on opposite sides during the service, but I don't ever like catching a glimpse of him!

Yes, he annoys me that much!

I wish I could roll this off my back. I want to not care that he is there. I feel like a terrible person for even being bothered that he is there. I just pray that I get over this soon.

Blogger AnonymousMinister said...

Just remember that he needs Jesus just as much as you. You don't have to like...but you better sure love him!

February 20, 2006 12:12 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

God must have a reason for making him a member of that church and much more in your group. Time will tell.

February 20, 2006 1:54 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Did you know that singing praise songs is the highest form of worship? Well, enjoy your church services and don't let the presence of your boss affect your day with the Lord.

Have a great week!

February 20, 2006 7:08 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I understand your feelings. I was a little sad when my brother in law and his wife started to attend our church and I LOVE them. I felt like it was MY place to be me and worship without being scrutinized. They were my friends and then I had to share them. I got over it but then they switched churches!

Hang in there!

February 20, 2006 9:51 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

aw... poor thing. that is hard! sharing churches is no fun when it is someone you don't like.

i'm praying that God will change your heart. :)

February 20, 2006 11:42 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Well, church is the best time for hatred - you're right there, ready for repentance!

February 20, 2006 3:35 PM

Blogger srp said...

Here from Michele.
God gives us guidance but we have to be ready to hear it, and act on it in faith. Tests come in all shapes and forms.

February 20, 2006 4:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No coincidences, is what I say. :)

February 20, 2006 4:44 PM

Blogger War Eagle said...

Wow, a church like that would get me to attend services. I'm not really into organized religion. I see my relationship with god as a personal thing. I always saw attend a church service is more of a social thing not a religous thing. What kinda church (denomination) is that?

February 21, 2006 3:19 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know Anon, and I do love him in Christ...but I just don't like him very much!

I hope so FC.

It def is for me Viamarie...I love singing!

That's why we didn't become members of my parent church OGO. We wanted a place of our own.

Thanks for praying Amanda Sue.

So true Arm!

This is def a test Srp!

You're right Faith.

It's wonderful should try to find a place like it.
Btw, it's a Southern Baptist church. We don't dress up, have pizza parties once a month, game nights twice a month, and have a frisbee (sp?) golf course! I love it!!!

February 21, 2006 9:18 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I do have the "unique pleasure" of knowing the guy, too.

He isn't such a bad person. He is a crappy boss, but was a fairly nice guy, though he had a bit of a lying problem.

If I never knew him from work and only knew him from church, I could stand to attend church with him. Give him the best chance you can - it has been over 4 years.

February 21, 2006 10:34 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

First off Guru, he liked you...he didn't like me. He was hardly ever nice to me.

I just don't like seeing his face it all!!! :-) But, I'm trying.

February 22, 2006 9:47 AM

Blogger Pete said...

He hated me at first for the same reasons he didn't like you.

He even tried to not get me promoted, even though it was promised to me.

I just won him over later with my charm!

February 22, 2006 12:47 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

You may have won him over, but he was and will always be a butt-munch!!!

February 22, 2006 3:08 PM


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Friday, February 17, 2006

Busy, Busy

Wow, I feel like I have so much to do today. I need to order the paper products for my son's birthday since I can't find any in stores...I just haven't seen any star shaped plates anywhere. I also need to catch up on some laundry and cleaning. I've been to tired recently to do anything, but today I actually have some energy. And, if I finish everything today, I can relax and enjoy my three day weekend! I'm so excited!!! I'll be able to sleep in till 9 on Monday!

Do you have any special plans for this weekend? Do you have Monday off?

Blogger Princess21 said...

I have the afternoon off today...but I have to work on Monday.

I am planning on doing a marathon movie night with A. I think he would like that! Maybe Indiana Jones???

February 17, 2006 12:29 PM

Blogger Karen said...

First of all, congrats on the weight loss. Great job! That's hard work!

My weekend is not very busy. The highlight will be the Marquette Vs. Pittsburgh basketball game. We hope MU ends up on top.

Have a great weekend!

Michele sent me!

February 17, 2006 2:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

monday off??? no, there is no holiday here.
can you cut paper plates into the shape of stars? or use white paper plates and paint a design on them???

February 17, 2006 2:26 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

Why would I have Monday off? Is this some kind of holiday that my boss is trying to gip me out of? Sometimes I wish I worked for the bank . . .

February 17, 2006 2:29 PM

Blogger Veronika said...

I'll be hoping you'll get to sleep in on Monday.
No special plans here, other than to have lots of fun with my kiddos

February 17, 2006 3:21 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Monday is a working day for me. Infact, I am scheduled to appear in court to testify in a estafa case. Hate doing it but I have to represent the company in this one.

For this weekend, I plan to do some shopping. It's my daughter's birthday on Sunday. Other than that, I also plan to burn some cds. Finished downloading songs of the 70s.

Hope you finish your birthday project this weekend.

February 17, 2006 7:43 PM

Blogger Michele said...

Sadly, it is not a holdiay here in Canada. However, in honour of YOUR three days off I will celebrate.

Oh yes, I am quite fond of all celebrations.

Have a great weekend!

February 17, 2006 9:48 PM

Blogger Steph said...

I don't know where to get star shaped plates, but I got a great star shaped cake pan at Joannes (do they have those by you?).

February 18, 2006 12:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually since mt kids have the whole week off i think i might sleep in or at least until 7.

February 18, 2006 9:26 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

I'm having a party this weekend at my site and you're invited! Come on over! :-)

February 18, 2006 9:05 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

My weekend has been plagued by an extremely heavy cold. I won't be going to the office on Monday either.

February 19, 2006 1:36 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Too bad PJ! :-(
Btw, I love IJ movies!

Thanks Karen! Have a great weekend as well!

Yes, it's President's Day for us in the US BSTS.
Thought about cutting plates, but I found some that will work!

My hubby has to work as well Arm...he is not too happy!

Thanks Veronika! I hope I get to sleep in till at least 9! Have fun with the kids.

Have fun with court Viamarie! But good luck with the shopping.

Sorry Michele...but thanks for celebrating with me! Have a great weekend as well!!!

I found one too Steph! I got it at a Micheals craft store.

7am Day? Wow! That's so early!!!

Will do Chrixean!

I hope you get to feeling better Capt!

February 19, 2006 9:49 PM


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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thurs. Thirteen

Trinity13's Thirteen Things

1. My cousin just had her a little boy! He was born at 11:58 on Valentine's Day!
2. My son has his hands named girl hand and guy hand. They play and fight together! It's so cute!!!
3. With girl hand and guy hand, my son is never bored! Even with no toys around, he still has his hands...heehee!
4. The autistic boy's mom is already putting together a summer schedule. Since her baby is due about that time, she is not sure she will need me...which would be a nice break!
5. I have only watched about 30 min of the Olympics, and that's only because my son loves the skiing. His favorite event is the high jump.
6. They are making all the townhomes in our phase into condos. This could be good or bad for us.
7. Bad because it could mean that my husband could lose his resident manager position and we would have to pay condo fees.
8. Good because we could own this place! And they are selling them for cheap, so we could get a great deal!!!
9. We didn't get to see American Idol tonight since the boy and I went out while the hubby went to a side job.
10. So I am looking forward to seeing it tonight!
11. My son is now wearing his daytime underwear at night...and he has been waking up dry! I'm so happy!!!
12. I have a headache
13. Time for meds!!!

Other 13ers!
1. PJ
2. Shannon
3. Jen's Horde
4. Uisce
5. Kimmy
6. Killired
7. Shelli
8. D. Challener Roe
9. Norma

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

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

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. meds

February 16, 2006 10:07 AM

Blogger Jana said...

My oldest named his hands Budgidor and Coz. No idea where he got the names, but same idea - they used to talk and fight all the time!

Yay on the potty training! My 3 year old says he wants to wear big boy pants now, so we'll see...

February 16, 2006 10:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww, hope you're feeling better after medication time. i haven't watched any of the olympics as yet, not sure if i will, but my hubby and kids have been enjoying.
i'm doing the 13 today too.

February 16, 2006 11:12 AM

Blogger Uisce said...

My kids have been sick and going to bed early the past couple of nights, and so have I... so I haven't gotten my AI fix this week. It's DVR'd though... And how embarassing I might have to watch it on my own! :) My 13 are up!

February 16, 2006 11:16 AM

Blogger Jen said...

I hope you are feeling better. Hugs.

Dry at night? Yay! Tell your son (and "Girl" and "Guy") CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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

February 16, 2006 11:42 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

They "girl" hand and "guy" hand is so funny!! The girl and is so vicious and always beating up the boy hand! Luv it!!! what an imagination!!!

Feel better sweetie!

February 16, 2006 11:52 AM

Blogger Kimmy said...

It would be awesome to buy the condo...especially cheap!

Love the boy/girl hands. (especially knowing your son's little. I was nervous at first!)

Go take the meds. God bless medication!

My 13 are up!

February 16, 2006 2:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that the first sign of dehydration is a headache. My suggestion is to drink a lrage glass of water and wait 20 minutes prior to asprin. If no change then take the meds. Often the water is what we needed, but we thought the neds were.

I'm glad you like my jewelry. Now if I could just sell some.LOL

February 16, 2006 2:33 PM

Blogger Jennifer said...

had to come check out a fellow ohioan's T13! mine is up now too!

February 16, 2006 2:53 PM

Blogger Dale Challener Roe said...

Congrats to your cousin....

My 13:

February 16, 2006 3:06 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

12 and 13 are linked!

February 16, 2006 3:33 PM

Blogger Shelli said...

How cute about your son's hands. Where do they come up with this stuff. Congrats on the potty training.

My 13 are up.

February 16, 2006 9:59 PM

Blogger Veronika said...

Yay with the dry nights! Hopefully everything will work out with the townhome situation, that'll be cool if you could get a great deal.
Sorry about the headache - hope the meds will help.

February 16, 2006 11:21 PM

Blogger Norma said...

Maybe you can get in some of the Olympics now--like some exciting curling! Way to go on the potty training.

My TT are up.

February 17, 2006 6:46 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Gotta love meds BoN!

Ha, love those names Jana!

I do feel better, thanks BSTS!

I love going to bed early Uisce!

Yes Jen, dry! It's wonderful!!!

It's so cute PJ!

I would love to buy it Kimmy! It's exciting!!!

I took your advice Day, and it worked! Thanks sweetie!!!

Thanks for stopping Killired!

The new little one is adorable Roe!

Oh yes Capt!

I would love to know Shelli!

I love him being dry Veronika! It's wonderful!!!

I actually watched some curling the other day Norma!

February 19, 2006 9:59 PM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

A Valentine's baby! Now that is sweet!

Congrats to your son on being able to sleep through the night... and stay dry! Big step!

I hope you are feeling better by now! haha

February 20, 2006 6:30 PM


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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Blogging Block

I'm stuck. I'm completely without inspiration! I hate this!!! I have no clue what to write about and it's driving me nuts! I'm hoping to have a real post later...but who knows what the day will bring.

So I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Btw, quick question: What would you do if your nasty, retarded old boss started attending your church? Would you be happy for them, or would you start to not look forward to going to church every week because seeing the old boss drives you nuts?

Blogger Jana said...

I don't know. I think I'd just try to avoid eye contact and be happy for him/her. It would be tough, though.

February 15, 2006 10:42 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am with ya on the blogging block!

Apparently I have comment block as well! It must be spreading!

February 15, 2006 11:26 AM

Blogger said...

I would sit next to him and try to fart constantly and blame it on him.

February 15, 2006 12:35 PM

Blogger Jay said...

The farting thing could backfire. You could always pretend not to remember him...

February 15, 2006 12:50 PM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

If you can't hate people at church, what's the point of even going, right?

February 15, 2006 2:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you're in church, you have to suck it up and smile. i never have anything to blog about either, why do you think i'm planning on doing my bathroom tag for 30 days. i still have another 27 pics to do and i will be doing it.

February 15, 2006 2:46 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Try wearing a long coat, a wig and dark glasses.

February 15, 2006 3:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel that God puts us in situations to see how we handle them. What we do at that moment is a test. So my question to you is will you pass?

February 15, 2006 8:56 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I'd probably pretend he wasn't there and not let it bother me.

February 16, 2006 1:11 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Maybe you could just pretend he does not exist or is this hard to do? Like what daybyday4-2day said maybe God has a plan for both of you.

February 16, 2006 10:29 AM

Blogger Steph said...

You have to be happy for him and pray for him. Hey, keeping him there, maybe he'll get a clue and become bearable.

February 18, 2006 12:40 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It is tough Jana!

I hate having blogging block PJ!

Heehee...I'll have to try that BoN!

I wonder if he remembers me Miss Jay.

Very funny Arm!

I love your bathroom pics BSTS!

I'll try it Capt! Thanks!!!

It's def a test Day! And I think I'm failing. :-(

It's so hard Becky!!!

I hope so FC and Steph!

February 19, 2006 9:53 PM


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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day

Tonight my hubby and I are just going to stay at home with our son and enjoy each other's company. We really don't feel like having a grandparent watch the boy and we both don't want to try to brave the crowds. So I will be making up a yummy pot roast with red potatoes and carrots. It's one of those all day in the oven meals, so that mean little effort on my part. I will just toss the food together in about 2 hours and then bake it for eight. I get to enjoy the smell all day!

My father-in-law asked if he could come over, but I don't think he realizes what today is. He usually comes over on Tuesdays anyway, so I really wouldn't mind if he joins us tonight. He doesn't need to be alone.

Do you have any special plans for tonight with your honey?

Btw, you have to try out this Valentine's letter generator (that I stole from Bag of Nothing...thanks!). Here is mine:

My dearest Hubby G,

How are doing my angel?

My sweet love, I want you to know that I love you dearly and I always will.

I absolutely LOVE your big bald head! I think its really cute and from a distance it looks like a baked bean. Don't take that the wrong way love, cos I actually love baked beans. Of course I wouldn't actually eat your bald head.

I love going out to the movies with you my love. I think its fantastic to watch you get excited about a film and then walk out of there when you realise there are no sex scenes or close-ups of peoples bums. Remember you did that in Star Wars? It was cute how you tried to get your money back and then failed. Oh I laughed!

My love for you is sweeter then sugar, and there is no other love for me ....well OK, I guess I also love my TV which, I understand is only a box containing silicon and bits of metal, but oh it brings me joy and just holding the remote control feels really nice in my hands, but we're not talking about that right now! (Besides the fact that I just mentioned it now, but that part was allowed because the context was a little bit relevant)

Hope you have a great Valentines Day my darling lover!

With all my heart,



Blogger Princess21 said...

Happy Valentine's Day Trin!!!!

A and I are staying home and I am makeing dinner!!

Have fun tonight with your cute family!!

February 14, 2006 9:47 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I hope you and your DH have a fantastic Valentine's Day! Dinner sounds yummy! I loved the generator... too funny!


February 14, 2006 11:02 AM

Blogger cube said...

Stopped by to wish you Valentine greetings. BTW it sounds yummy at your house.

February 14, 2006 12:59 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like a nice and happy way to spend your night. My Ex and I had a thing where we could only spend $20, so we had to think of something creative. We never went out b/c, as you said, the crowds are a pain.

February 14, 2006 1:07 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

I'm with you on staying in, I love just spending time at home with my Hub-unit. Have a great Valentine's day - wish I could come to your place for dinner...I'm salavating! YUM! Have a good one!

February 14, 2006 2:11 PM

Blogger Grace said...

Hey Trin,

I read here often but rarely post. I see that you are trying to have another baby...

I'm just starting for my first! I am so excited. Maybe we can test together?

February 14, 2006 3:02 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I am doing the exact same thing for supper oy! Got the roast, potatos and carrots in the slow cooker.

WE don't fuss over Valentine's day at all, but hubby did take me out for lunch!

February 14, 2006 3:12 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Oooohhh.....I hope you get roses!!! :)

February 14, 2006 3:45 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Trin!

My girl and I have exchanged cards and I've telephoned her in the US.

February 14, 2006 3:45 PM

Blogger jac said...

tonight i'll spend with my fur babies and perhaps order take-out since it's just me.
i hope you have a great evening with your family!
michele sent me!

February 14, 2006 4:01 PM

Blogger Michele said...

Stopping by to say hello....

I hope you have/had a glorious evening.

February 14, 2006 5:17 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

February 14, 2006 7:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

baked beans!!!
Does that mean his head gives you gas?

Nope nothing special here going on.

February 14, 2006 9:20 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

No big plans here. My sweety had to work late. After a long day today I get him all to myself for 4 days! That's better than any Valentine!

February 15, 2006 8:57 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank PJ, Texas, Cube, Shelley, Capt, Jac, and Viamarie.

We also try not to spend more than $20 Becky!

Sure Grace! That would be great!!! Good luck!

I hope it turned out wonderful Leslie!

Thanks for stopping by Michele! What an honor...really!!!

Sometimes Day...heehee!

Very funny PJ!

How nice OGO!

February 15, 2006 9:50 AM


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Monday, February 13, 2006

Decision Finally Made!

After 2 weeks of debating, my hubby and I have finally decided to have our son's birthday here at the house. We were thinking about having it at a second run movie theatre, where we would have paid for everyone's ticket. The theatre was okay with me bringing in a cake and I was given a special (and cheap) price for kid's combo packs (that had popcorn and a drink). We wouldn't have known what movie we were going to see till a week ahead of time since they don't even know what movie they are getting in. But, it would have only cost about $125 for everything (including food, tickets, paper products, and gift bags)...and I think that's a pretty good deal.

But we have decided to have our son's 4th birthday party here at home. We are cutting down on the people we invite, so we should have enough room for everyone. We are still going to do a movie theme, so I hope I don't go overboard on the decorations. And I might even make the cake myself to save the $18 on a large sheet cake.

We are going to have it at dinner time, but we are going to serve movie theatre treats. So, I don't think the food is going to cost too much if I am creative.

I am so looking forward to this! I love planning and celebrating my son's birthdays!!! And I've got less than 3 weeks to plan, so I'm off! Have a great Monday!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds awesome!! I am sure your son will love it!! I can not believe that he will be 4!!!!!!

February 13, 2006 10:59 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you have ready my post all wrong. My hubby was the cause of most of headache this weekend!

Hopefully your party goes well. I'm sure your son will enjoy anything you throw. Kids love parties no mater how big or small.

February 13, 2006 11:46 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Sounds great! Hot dogs, nachos, those big gigantic pickles, popcorn and candy! WHOO HOO, that's my kind of dinner! lol

It's sounds like it will be a blast! I am sure everyone is going to have a great time!

February 13, 2006 12:17 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Oh yea, if you need any help...please let me know!! I am super crafty ya know!! :)

February 13, 2006 2:58 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad you have settled on a plan. Now the fun part begins!

February 13, 2006 3:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i started doing cupcakes for my kids birthday parties, i bake them up, buy some different candies and icings and then let them decorate it themselves. it's like a craft as well as cake time. i found that i would have this big cake and the kids would eat maybe one or two bites out of a piece, it was such a waste.

February 13, 2006 3:42 PM

Blogger Jen said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

We do cupcakes if we make our own, too. :-)

February 13, 2006 5:07 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm glad you've decided to celebrate it at home. Outside would be fine but of course they are children and they wouldn't love it if there are too many restrictions. At home they are free to move around. Children usually don't eat much on birthday parties. All they want is fun.

February 13, 2006 11:42 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

Have a blast Trin! Crepe paper and balloons, what is the theme???

February 14, 2006 1:33 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

That sounds like a great plan, and I'm glad you and your hubby have finally decided on it :-) I am having a difficult time deciding on where my son should celebrate his bday as well. He'll be turning 7 on March 19, and I wanted it to be a big deal by having it at a function hall, with a caterer and a magician, and some games and prizes -- if only it weren't so expensive! So i'll probably end up doing one here at home and one in his school... might end up to be more fun and less costly.

February 14, 2006 5:11 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know PJ! He is not supposed to get any older!!!

Sorry Day, I did read it wrong! My bad.

We are having all those food items Texas, except for the pickles. I think we are doing pretzel bites instead.

Will do PJ! Thanks!!!

Oh yes OGO! Can't wait!

I prob won't let the kids decorate anything BSTS, but I might just have to do cupcakes instead of a cake. Thanks!

I might make cupcakes Jen, and then put them in the shape of a star (part of the theme).

We can't do it outside FC, way too cold! In fact, it just snowed again yesterday.

We are having a movie theme MC. I sent out movie contracts as invites and we will have movie concession treats for dinner.

Wow, that sounds like a lot Chrixean! But I think that home sounds great as well!

February 14, 2006 10:45 AM


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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Weekend Blogging

Do you know how hard it is for me to blog on the weekend? Recently my hubby and I have been so busy that it's hard to find time to get on the computer. There is just so many other things that need to be done.

For instance, I just had to get a nap in today. There was just no other way around it. And I had to do some shopping with my sister. I really had no choice in the matter. Then of course, I need to watch The Matrix on TV tonight. I have it on DVD so I can watch it anytime I want, but if it's on TV, it must be watched!

So, I've been a busy girl! There are sooooo many things that I need to get done! And I need to get back to my, later all!!! Have a great weekend!

Blogger Unknown said...

I try to blog during the week. But my best time is the week-ends. I suppose it is easier since the Deputy is working late nights and I don't have anything else to do...

Have fun shopping!

February 12, 2006 12:36 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey there!! Long time no comment from me, i suck! I saw Matrix on the tele too!!

February 12, 2006 12:52 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know where you will be anytime The Matrix shows on tv!

February 12, 2006 1:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, something about weekend napping.It is a must!

February 12, 2006 4:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i try and force myself to blog every day, sometimes it's hard on the weekend though. i've never seen that whole trilogy, i guess i should watch it, i've only seen the first one, but i enjoyed it.

February 12, 2006 9:10 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

I worked this whole weekend :(

February 13, 2006 12:35 AM

Blogger archshrk said...

Being too busy to blog on the weekend ain't so bad. Being too free to blog is. Visiting from Michele's.

February 13, 2006 12:38 AM

Blogger Captain Berk said...

I used to live on a planet where everyone was governed by a machine, and they didn't realise it.

The machine displayed images on screens that contained subliminal messages. Nobody had any idea that their world was unreal.

I tried to liberate them all by destroying all the screens, but I ended up spending a night in the cells.

The police told me I had been watching to much television.

Scotty beamed me out of there sharpish!!

February 13, 2006 7:48 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I know the feeling!! Blogging from home has become very difficult for me, there is always something going on, or I am always surrounded by kids...

February 13, 2006 12:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'm the opposite DW! I have time usually during the day, but not on the weekends.

Great movie, huh MrsG!

You'd better believe it Capt!!!

Gotta love it Faith!

Same here BSTS, I try to blog everyday. But the weekends are just not easy!

Too bad missed The Matrix on tv! :-(

I guess I'm bad Archskrk!

Hey, that same thing happened to me too Berk!

Right Texas, there is always something going on!

February 14, 2006 10:39 AM

Blogger cube said...

Funny, you love the movie Matrix, and I love the movie Cube.

I don't usually blog during the weekends because my daughters hog the Internet-enabled computer. Soon I will have my laptop hooked up to a wireless router & everything will change.

February 14, 2006 1:03 PM


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Friday, February 10, 2006

Winter Olympics

The winter Olympics start tonight, but do I care...not really. I will actually probably forget about them unless there is nothing else to watch on TV. I think I'll just end up watching the highlights, unless I'm feeling warm. For some reason, I get really cold by watching the winter Olympics. Maybe it's all the snow and ice? Hmmmmm...could be, could be. :-)

Since I haven't done one of these in a while, and since it's been floating around, here is a quiz for ya! I def agree with the results since I don't do sports (unless you count Tae-Bo).

You Are Curling

What you lack in athleticism, you make up for in concentration.
And while curling isn't much more of a sport than bowling, you *can* win a gold medal for it!

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am curling too!

I might watch the figuring skating. A will want to watch it anytime he can!

February 10, 2006 11:10 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I am hockey.

Tough, athletic, and not afraid of a fight.
You don't mind putting your body on the line!

I agree with that. I'm not in great shape, but I am pretty naturally athletic and do well at most sports that I participate in. And, I enjoy sports where you have to put your body on the line.

I probably will watch some of the Olympics if I stumble across it and am not doing much else. I like hockey, but will watch many sports just to root on the Americans!

February 10, 2006 11:42 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I am skiing

Graceful, athletic, and gusty - you're willing to put it all on the line.
You're willing to take big risks for big rewards.

Which is weird because I checked the "don't want to risk injury" box when asked about broken bones. Broken bones is one of my phobias... never had one and knock on wood, hope I never do! LOL

I most likely will not watch much, if any, of the Olympics...

February 10, 2006 12:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't plan on watching any of it, i know my guys will watch the hockey and my girls will watch the skating, i'll be out walking the dog.

February 10, 2006 2:48 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

We don't have winter at all where I'm from so I won't have a clue what any of these sports are... :-)

February 10, 2006 9:32 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

That is hilarious...I'll go there in a minute to see what I am.

Pour yourself a nice cup of hot chocolate and curl up under a blanket...winter fun!

February 10, 2006 11:15 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

You Are Figure Skating

Graceful and expressive - yet athletic and focused.
You could bring the best of both worlds to this glamorous sport.

Hmmmm...maybe after I lose about 50 pounds! LOL

February 10, 2006 11:20 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Sorry but I can't relate. In this side of the world where I come from, we don't have winter. Get to see it only on tv.

February 11, 2006 1:01 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I don't love sports.
Don't know how winter feels like. We don't have that season here.

February 11, 2006 8:53 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Luge is my favourite. Coming down the couse on a tea-tray!

February 11, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Leslie said...

I am not a sports all! But I do like the olympics...when my country is in the running for a medal that is!

Anyway, thanks for my Saturday post he he!

February 11, 2006 11:42 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

I am not too big on sports, but I am excited this time for the Olympics. My oldest is excited for it too. He was glued to the opening ceremonies last night!

February 11, 2006 12:02 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ha, same-e-same PJ!

I like hockey too Guru, but I don't think I'll be watching much of it.

Huh, that is weird Texas!

Have fun with the dog BSTS!!!

Awww, sorry Chrixean.

Funny MC!

Must be nice Viamarie!

I don't like many sports either FC.

Heehee Capt!

Yes Leslie, I watch for the Gold medals. :-)

I did watch a little last night as well DW...pretty cool.

February 12, 2006 1:32 AM


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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things Trinity13 loves to do in her spare time:

1. Spend time with my family-Corny, I know...but there's nothing better!
2. Read-I used to read books, now I read blogs
3. Clearance shop-I just found some really cute turtleneck's for boys at $1 a piece!
4. Watch tv-Right now I'm hooked on the Food Network. It's great to watch with my son since kid's programs can drive me nuts, and there is no bad language on the channel. Plus, I learn about so many good foods!
5. Scrapbook-I'm still working on the newborn pages of my son's album...he'll be four in three weeks.
6. Crochet-I started working on a blanket for my hubby, but I've been too busy with my laptop to finish it.
7. Make desserts-I really want to join a cake decorating class next month!
8. Listen to music-I'm really loving my Walk the Line soundtrack!
9. Play Lightforce-Once I start, I can't stop!!!
10. Work on my new blog-Grand Little Recipes
11. Organize-Boring, I know...but it makes me happy!
12. Visit PostSecret-I love this site and all it's secrets!
13. Last, but cetainly not least, nap-I love taking afternoons nap when the house is quiet.

Other T13's!
1. PJ
2. Texas_Ivy10
3. Better Safe Than Sorry
4. Uisce
5. D. Challener Roe
6. Shannon
7. Kimmy and Jacob
8. Craziequeen

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

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

Btw, my niece is 6 today! Happy Birthday honey!!!

Blogger amelia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! My SIL and I took 2 Wilton cake decorating classes a few years ago and we LOVED it!! So much fun.

February 09, 2006 10:38 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

I am a total organizing freak! If poeple would let me I would reorganize anything and everything! I've done it at work without asking... whoops! hahahah I would love to be able to take a nap here or there, doesn't happen though! ;)

My TT are up, have a great Thursday!

February 09, 2006 10:46 AM

Blogger Uisce said...

secrets... that sounds interesting! My 13 are up!

February 09, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Dale Challener Roe said...

What's a nap? Sounds like a city in Asia...or maybe something I used to do as a kid...oh yeah, it's coming back to me.

My 13:

February 09, 2006 11:05 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

My 13 is ready!!

I love to scrapbook!!! And cake decorating sounds great! I am still learning how to bake a cake..let alone try to decorate one!!

Happy b-day Trin's niece!!!

February 09, 2006 11:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would love to take a cake decorating course. and what exactly is post secret, i've been to that site, but i don't get it?
i'm doing the 13 this week too.

February 09, 2006 12:14 PM

Blogger cube said...

I love the Food Network too. It's informative and usually family friendly, unlike many other shows.

February 09, 2006 1:33 PM

Blogger Kimmy said...

My mom (who hasn't been able to eat a bite of food for more than five months after surgery(s) is addicted to Food Network. Crazy! I don't know how she does it. It makes me hungry and I can eat. She bought Rachel Ray's and Paula Deen's new magazines and picked out her favorite recipe. She's receiving IV nutrition and has gained almost 10#...she says it's from watching FN :p
Can't wait to visit you reciped blog!
My 13 are up!

February 09, 2006 2:24 PM

Blogger craziequeen said...

Naptime is always good :-)

Hi Trinity13, we keep crossing blogs but never really meet.... - my TT is up!


February 09, 2006 5:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what I got a scrap book set for christmas, however with all the projects I have going on I think I might get to it in a...... few years!

February 09, 2006 7:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing I just thought of..
today being thursday thirteen and my son turned thirteen.

February 09, 2006 7:53 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Mine aren't up, but I've enjoyed yours!

February 09, 2006 10:29 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I was quite surprised by how many things we have in common! 1,2,3,4,6,7 and 12. No wonder I like you!

February 09, 2006 10:47 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I def want to try it Amelia!

I have too Texas! I have organized at my past job when I had no regular work to do.

I love PostSecret Uisce!

I love napping D! It's one of my fav hobbies!!!

You should take the cake class with me PJ!

People send in their secrets on a post card's very freeing.

I love that network Cube!

Paula Deen is one of my favs Kimmy and Jacob.

Thanks for stopping Craziequeen!

You should def pick it up Day!!!

Thanks Barbara!

Awwww, I like you too OGO!

February 10, 2006 9:54 AM

Blogger Becky said...

You're so right in that I have also drastically reduced my book reading for blogs.

February 10, 2006 7:21 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

If I were closer, we'd be getting together to scrapbook!

February 11, 2006 11:40 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

And I don't even miss the books Becky!

That would be so much fun Leslie!!!

February 12, 2006 1:27 AM


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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Producers

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I really wanted to see The Producers after watching part of it at the Tony's. I laughed my butt off seeing the old ladies dance on stage...really funny! Then the movie came out, but we really didn't have the time to see it, and frankly, we forgot about it. So when I found out it was at the cheapo, I had to see it.

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I was scared when it first started since I thought Matthew Broderick's character was really over acting. I understand that this was a theatre production made into a movie, but his performance was a little too much for me. It got better as the movie went on, so I ended up really liking the movie. My husband did as well. Since he used to be on the drama team in high school, he could appreciate all the work that was done in this production. My parents did not. They both didn't care for the movie at all and my dad just about walked out when Nathan Lane started singing. But in all fairness, I told them that the movie used to be on Broadway and that is was a musical.

So, my hubby and I really enjoyed this movie. Will we buy it when it comes out on DVD...probably not. Seeing it once was good enough for me, but it was def entertaining!

Btw, I had a hard time seeing Uma Thurman looking so cute, and singing so well! The last movie I saw her in was Kill Bill...where she kicked butt! And she most def didn't sing in that movie!!! Heehee!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen either. You recommend though?

February 08, 2006 8:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not sure if this is one i want to see or not.

February 08, 2006 9:09 PM

Blogger said...

i saw a clip of will ferrell as a pigeon dude and it totally cracked me up.

February 09, 2006 8:31 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

The Producers was pretty good, but it has a lot of sexual humor in it Day. And Kill Bill is full of violence and blood...def not for kids.

If you could see it for free, I'd say go for it BSTS.

It was quite funny BoN!!!

February 10, 2006 10:01 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Cant wait to see this one! Thanks for the review!

February 12, 2006 12:52 PM

Blogger archshrk said...

I've only seen the original movie and found it fun - not sure if the new one is aas good or better. Uma is one of my favorite actresses right now. She's suprisingly versatile.

February 13, 2006 12:43 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hope you enjoy it MrsG!

Uma is wonderful in the movie Archshrk! If you like her, you should def see it.

February 13, 2006 9:55 AM


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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Night Out

Every year my parents take me out for my birthday. I get to pick out where we are eating (no matter what the cost), and if there's time, a movie. It's one of my favorite traditions and my parents have it with my siblings as well. My brother and sister usually choose a really expensive restaurant and then they get the steak. They def take advantage of the free night!

I, on the other hand, am not like that. Last night I wanted to see a movie at the cheapo theater. To do that, we needed to eat someplace fast, so I picked out a buffet. My mom just about had a cow! She couldn't believe I wanted an Asian food buffet for my birthday dinner. She asked me why I wouldn't want a steak place. I told her that those places are too expensive and that most of the time I don't even get a steak when I go there...and it would be something quick. Well she wasn't happy, but she went along with it.

Here's the thing...even if I chose a more expensive restaurant, I would have ended up ordering the cheapest thing on the menu (with a water to drink of course). It's just what I do. I don't like spending a lot of money on myself, no matter what the occasion. It's just not in my nature. My hubby even told me that I pinch pennies so hard that boogers come out of Lincoln's nose!

So last night was a great night for me. We went to a really yummy restaurant and then saw a good, cheap movie (that my parents hated, but that's another blog post). It wasn't too much money out of my parent's pocket, so I didn't feel guilty afterwards. And I think the most important thing was being able to spend time with them...even though they complained! Heehee!!!

(Btw, thanks again Loelsh and Guru for watching the boy!)

Blogger Oh great One said...

I don't like to spend money on myself either I totally get that, however once in a while you need to pamper yourself. It's taken me a long time to learn that but I swear it's true!

BTW the Lincoln booger comment is too funny!

February 07, 2006 2:48 PM

Blogger Plumkrazzee said...

Just saw your post about the Abram's Daughters series over at Micheles....I have read them all, own them all, and treasure them all, too! Have you read the Lancaster County series? They are wonderful, also. I just saw Beverly Lewis at a book signing, it was so very fun!

February 07, 2006 3:00 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's nice to have what you want.

February 07, 2006 3:15 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am the same way......but I have learned to get over it and enjoy a free steak once in a while! :)

February 07, 2006 4:24 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

i hate asian food buffets.

i am not jealous of your birthday dinner AT ALL. yech!

February 07, 2006 9:01 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

I am like that too! I can't justify $3 for a drink when water is free or $20 for steak when I can buy a few at the store for that. I am weird I know.

February 07, 2006 9:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a hard time spending money on myself too, but it's nice that your parents do that for you. can't wait for that movie review.

February 07, 2006 10:00 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I'm the same way if I know I'm being treated. I'd almost rather pay for myself and feel comfortable ordering what I really want. Look forward to hearing about The Producers.

February 08, 2006 12:44 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

A very touching tradition that must really be passed on to next generation.

Belated Happy Birthday!

February 08, 2006 6:59 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that your parents didn't enjoy yourself. My mother and I just went to an asian buffet to celebrate Valinetines day together it was fun.

Happy birthday young lady!

February 08, 2006 8:29 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Though not comfortable with someone spending so much on you, I think it is a very warm and nice tradition.

February 08, 2006 11:23 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Maybe someday I'll be comfortable with it OGO. Untill then, I'll be wiping the boogers off my pennies!

I have them!

Oh yes Capt!!!

I don't care for restaurant steak PJ. Give me my pork chops and applesauce! Heehee!!!

I don't care for Asian food Amanda Sue, unless it's a buffet. I'm weird like that. :-)

I get water everywhere we go Leslie. You know how much money we save a year with me doing that? So you are not weird at all!!!

It's a great tradition BSTS.

Right Becky...I hate feeling guilty!

We have so far Viamarie!

That's what they get for taking me out Day...heehee!

Oh yes FC, it's a wonderful tradition.

February 08, 2006 4:06 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Happy Bday to you! sounds like a great night if you ask me!

February 12, 2006 12:53 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks MrsG!

February 13, 2006 9:56 AM


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Monday, February 06, 2006

Busy Weekend

Well I'm back after a busy weekend! My diet was pretty much ruined (after a pizza buffet, a trip to Taco Bell, Pizza Hut's new cheesy bites pizza, and Super Bowl party food), but I'm hoping to do better this week.

We had a great Super Bowl party last night! I made up some potato soup and we topped it with cheese, sour cream, real bacon bits, and scallions. We also had hot dogs and polish sausage good, especially when topped with cheese! Then for dessert, I made up some apple cobbler (which we topped with ice cream) and a coffee chocolate cake that my hubby and I cut and iced to look like a football (and that was topped with coffee ice cream).

We had a pretty small party of only 7 people, but I think it was the perfect size. Too many more and some of us would have to watch the game on the smaller TV upstairs (as opposed to the the big screen in the basement). My sister and her guy came and it was great talking to them and seeing them together...such a cute couple!

Okay, on to more important things...the Super Bowl commercials! I think my favorite one was for the movie Poseidon. I happen to love the original movie, The Poseidon Adventure, so I can't wait to see the remake!

Oh yeah, the Steelers won!!! Yeah baby! I knew they could do it!

So how did your weekend go? Any over eating occur?

Blogger said...

did you like those cheesy bites? i really want to try them.

February 06, 2006 9:31 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

They weren't too bad! They had a special seasoning on them that I really liked. I don't think we will get it again since I don't think it was worth the money. But it's def worth trying BoN!

February 06, 2006 9:36 AM

Blogger Pete said...

GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a blast last night at my party here in PA. Lots of rowdy Steeler fans.

I have to go back and metally check through the commercials before I remember them all to pick a favorite.

February 06, 2006 9:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

some people wont understand this us being in t he detroit area we don't do football. Except when my son plays.

DO you mean I have to have a weekend in order to over eat?

I'm really hooked on buttered toast lately. I just don't know why, but lately I want it all the time.

February 06, 2006 10:08 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I wasn't really invested in either of the teams this year so the game wasn't a big deal to me. Hopefully by next year we will have made some friends in our new town, then we can have a party too!

I'm glad you had fun!

February 06, 2006 11:34 AM

Blogger cube said...

BBQ ribs, cheese, hamburgers, cheese, beer, chips... the lightest thing we ate was stuffed grape leaves. But hey, what would a Super Bowl be without cheese?

A lot less fattening!

Glad you had a good one too.

February 06, 2006 12:16 PM

Blogger Sarie said...

Here via michele. Can I get the recipe to the coffee cake?

February 06, 2006 2:24 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Your party sounds so great! Wish there was one in Britain!

February 06, 2006 3:48 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I ate an entire bag of chocolate covered pretzels!! In my defense...I love chocolate!! It's a I did not want to share! :)

I did not watch the game...but I did watch the trophy part.....I love shiney things!

February 06, 2006 4:33 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Gosh, you just made my mouth water. Pizza one of my favorites and hotdogs. Think will have to order too now. It just made me hungry.

February 06, 2006 6:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we had that pizza a few weeks ago, the delivery guy told me it wasn't going to look exactly like it did on the flyer, i was almost afraid to open the box, but it still tasted pretty good, who doesn't love cheese?
we don't get the commercials here that you get. i did love the original poiseden movie, didn't know they were remaking it.

February 06, 2006 6:48 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Just a weekend full of sleep. It felt good.

February 06, 2006 6:49 PM

Blogger Veronika said...

(In Homer's voice)Mmmmm..cheese!
I'm going to your house next superbowl!
I can't chose a fav commercial, as they were all great. I really loved the Stones bit at half time.

February 06, 2006 8:56 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Glad you had fun Guru!

I don't do much football either Day...just the important games where my favorite teams are playing.

Gotta love the Steelers OGO! Heehee!!!

Sounds wonderful Cube!

I hope you got the link Sarah.

You'll just have to come to America for next years Capt!

Yummmmm, I love choc covered pretzels PJ!

You should order it FC...always good to try new things.

I thought it tasted pretty good too BSTS. I'd have it again...if someone else paid for it! :-)
And can't wait for the remake!!!

Sounds wonderful Barbara!!

Come on over Veronika! HA!!!

February 07, 2006 11:48 AM


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Friday, February 03, 2006


Since my son's fourth birthday is a month away, I have been thinking about what my hubby and I should put together for him. I have already chosen a theme, but I'm still not sure where we should have it.

On one hand, we can have it here at our house. The party could be in the evening and we would have to buy and prepare a lot of food for all the people we would invite. I have several things in mind for the kids to do, but the adults would probably be bored. It would take a lot of planning and effort on my part, but more people would be able to attend.

On the other hand, I have a place picked out to have a party. They would take care of preparing the food, which I would need to purchase, but the price is pretty reasonable. And I could possibly only buy for the kids if we go there. There is also entertainment for everyone (specific entertainment can not be determined till the week before the party), but we would need to be there by noon. That means that less people could come (ex: my parents) since it's not in the evening, but the place is a lot bigger than our home.

So I'm stuck. I need to make a decision soon since the invites need to be the mail next week. I'm a major planner, so not being able to decide is driving me nuts! And I'm getting mixed feedback from the people I do ask. My parents want it at the house (they love my party ideas for the house and they could come if it's here), but my hubby thinks it might be better to go to the entertainment place since it's less work and possibly less money out of pocket.

I just want to have a party that will please the most people. So what would you do in my position?

Blogger Nic said...

Sweet Trinity, what kind of party would your SON want? Thats the question to ask. Whatever you do, I'm sure you son will have a ball.

Usually here on my own but today through Michele's.

February 03, 2006 11:36 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - a place to have a party that's cheaper than having it at home? I'd have to go for that one.

We had our daughter's party at one of those inflatable bounce factory type places, had to bring our own cake and ice cream, and still shelled out mega bucks!

February 03, 2006 11:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Nic. Do what's best for you and your son.

My son's 13th is the 9th. Not sure how we are going to celebrate it.

February 03, 2006 12:05 PM

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February 03, 2006 1:33 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

First of all you can't make EVERYONE happy. The only one I'd worry about is your son. What would make him happy?

February 03, 2006 2:38 PM

Blogger Chrixean said...

That is my dilemma too actually. It's Nicky's birthday next month as well, and it's a big deal to people over here because the 7th birthday has to be a really BIG celebration. But i think i'd go with the party at a venue other than your house. Less work, less stress, more time to focus on the little details that will win your child's heart -- at the end of the day, the time to enjoy the party with your kid would outweigh the money saved.

February 03, 2006 10:16 PM

Blogger kenju said...

Why not have two celebrations? Do one away from home for friends and kids, and another at home later for family.

Michele sent me.

February 03, 2006 10:18 PM

Blogger YellowRose said...

Ok, you asked...My kids are now 17 and 20 so I've done the party thing many times over. I also have been planning parties for years for family and friends.

First, what do you want to do? What does you son want? That is what is the most important thing. It's his birthday and it's his day that he will remember. Also, at the age your son is, you don't have to go "BIG" at least not yet. ;) Do one or two things that stand out, like rent a bouncy house or have a clown come....something different. But whatever you do, do it for him and don't worry about pleasing everyone on the guest list...they will be happy no matter what you choose to do, because after all, it's all about your son!

Hope this helps alittle!!

Michele sent me your way to give you my 2 cents worth! ;)

February 03, 2006 10:28 PM

Blogger Jude said...

it always seem like less work to have it elsewhere, untill half the people come back to your house afterwards!! In that case, it's easier to have it all at your house. here via michele's. btw.. my blogspot is being updated at (I guess you can only comment with blogspot account??)

February 03, 2006 10:37 PM

Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

I agree with nic...what do you think your son wants? I bet a pinata is in his head! :) Don't worry about the adults...this is your son's party. Play pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, and give prizes. The pinata is always a blast as a last big event before everyone goes home. (Just make sure the kids stay in line and away from the swinging stick!)

Have fun! (My son's 5th birthday is in 4 days!)

February 04, 2006 12:10 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

I would prefer not to hold a party. A trip to a place he has never been will be a better way to celebrate. He will surely enjoy the the ride, the new places and things he will encounter.

Have a great weekend!

February 04, 2006 1:37 AM

Blogger Bud said...

My memories have always started late into my fourth year. Most people I talk to are amazed i can remember back that far. I have no recollection of any birthday parties. I think such parties for kids that young are actually for the adults as they will remember. Your four yeear old will have fun getting attention no matter where you do it. But there is a high probability he won't remember the details. Adults who got left out will remember being left out. Tread carefully here.

February 04, 2006 6:09 AM

Blogger Leslie said...

hmmm, I've only ever done house parties but that's because it was way cheaper than somewhere else. But I usually tend to do whatever is less work and cheaper :)

Maybe have it at home but go easy on food and such so it is not so expensieve. I've always had my parties between meals so I only provide snacks instead of meals.

Or, if the weather is right, BBQ's are great and cheap if you stick with the basics!

February 04, 2006 12:04 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I agree with Kenju - two celebrations.

February 05, 2006 9:52 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all your advice everyone! I think we might just have to have two for the relatives with kids, and one for the older crowd.

February 06, 2006 10:14 AM

Blogger Becky said...

I was going to say the same thing as kenju. But, if you have to pick one, I'd go with including hte most amount of people at home/night.

February 08, 2006 12:46 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for your input Becky!

February 08, 2006 2:30 PM


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Thursday, February 02, 2006

13 Gifts

Thirteen Things Trinity13 got for her birthday

1. As I mentioned before, I got Lois & Clark-The New Adventures of Superman, season 2 on DVD from my hubby. I will def be taking it back since I told him three weeks ago (in a post) that I didn't want it till the price dropped. I appreciate the gift, but since we are on a budget, the DVD's will be going back.
2. My hubby also got me a book-PostSecret:Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. It's a wonderful book that I've wanted since ever since I heard it was being put together. If you want to see more info about it, here is the site where it originated.
3. My sis got my the Walk the Line Soundtrack...I love it!!! And I want the movie when it comes out!
4. My parents got me some doughboy cookware,
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5. A doughboy clock that says "heehee" every hour (I love it!!!),
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6. Doughboy balloons (so cute!),
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7. A pink nightie (I know, I hate pink. But since I will only be wearing it to bed, it's cool),
8. And some Mary Kay nail polish and lip gloss.
9. My bro and my grandparents gave me some cold, hard cash!
10. I got a great gift from Guru and Loelsh...a mouse for my laptop!!! It's something I really wanted. And with the laptop, it's so much easier to use a trackball mouse...thanks!
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11. I also got 3 birthday links! One from PJ,
12. One from Barbara,
13. And one from Becky (thanks ladies!!!)

All in all, I had a wonderful birthday! And next year oh sweet hubby, get me a gift card...heehee!!!

Other T13's:
1. Jen's Horde
2. Better Safe Than Sorry
3. Barbara
4. Shannon
6. PJ
7. Jade
8. Texas Ivy_10
9. Leslie
10. D.Challener Roe
11. WendyWings
12. Renee
13. Tutu

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Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Happy Birthday

February 02, 2006 10:28 AM

Blogger Jade said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby!

Ok, not a wierdo, but April Fool sent me over and I just had to do my best to impress!

Looks like you had a great birthday!!

I linked your TT to mine! ;-)

February 02, 2006 10:55 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

You made out good this year!!! YEAH for birthdays!!!

February 02, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Jana said...

Great gifts! Hey, if you wait a couple weeks, and if you don't mind used, you can usually get DVDs from Amazon's used listing for at least a few bucks less.

February 02, 2006 11:04 AM

Blogger Mama Beck said...

Sent here by Becky P... I am the Becky Mae of the many Becky's on her site!
Happy Birthday!

February 02, 2006 11:14 AM

Blogger sue said...

I'm a day late - blame Becky. :) Happy Birthday!

February 02, 2006 11:17 AM

Blogger Texas_Ivy10 said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like yu made out like a bandit with your birthday gifts! WHoo hoo! I hope you have a great Thursday!

February 02, 2006 11:55 AM

Blogger Dirk the Feeble said...

I thought the Walk The Line soundtrack was quite good, but the movie was unimpressive.

February 02, 2006 1:07 PM

Blogger cube said...

Happy Birthday!

I especially love that high tech mouse.

February 02, 2006 1:30 PM

Blogger Dale Challener Roe said...

I have that trackball for my laptop and I love it.

My 13:

February 02, 2006 2:22 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Holy Cow!! You scored on your birthday. Love the clock ha!

Happy Birthday to you!!

February 02, 2006 3:11 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Happy Birthday! You really cleaned up!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to go and link to you now!

February 02, 2006 3:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what great gifts, i love that dough boy stuff. my mom used to have salt and pepper shakers, i wonder if she still has them?
i'm playing this week too.

February 02, 2006 4:20 PM

Blogger WendyWings said...

Happy belated birthday wow you got spoiled :)

My TT list

February 02, 2006 4:58 PM

Blogger Renee Nefe said...

Happy BDay, sounds like you made out pretty good. I had to return most of what I got this year and MIL got me something that I can't return...don't know what to do with it!

my 13 are up fefyfomanna: 13 number 13's for Thursday 13

here by Jen's Hoard

February 02, 2006 5:54 PM

Blogger Denny Shane said...

I came via Becky's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday from Texas!

February 02, 2006 7:05 PM

Blogger Ma said...

Hi, came by way of Becky and Jen.

Happy Birthday! You got alot of great gifts. Becky is a really nice person! I had the privilege of meeting her when she lived in Hawaii.

My 13

February 02, 2006 10:54 PM

Blogger Bud said...

Wow, you ARE tough. You sent it back becasue your resent was over budget? You should run for congress! Glad you had such a nice day!

February 03, 2006 6:56 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks FC!

I did Jade, thanks!

I did PJ! It was all good!!!

I thought about that Jana...or I could check ebay as well.

Thanks for stoppin Becky and Sue!

I did Texas!

Awww, I love the movie Arm!!! Fan.tas.tic.

I love it too Cube!

Isn't it great Roe!!!

The clock cracks me up Leslie! It's so funny to hear heehee's on the hour!

Thanks Jen, Denny, and Wendywings!

My entire kitchen is doughboy BSTS. I'll have to post pics sometime.

Re-gift Renee...heehee!

Yes, Becky's great Tutu!

Ha, I should Bud!!! Good idea!

February 03, 2006 10:22 AM

Blogger Tanya said...

Hmmm- so. Do you like Doughboy stuff?

Happy birthday.

My 13 are up.

February 23, 2006 7:09 AM


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Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I have already managed to make my hubby upset today. He got me this great gift and all I should have done was be happy about it. But no, I was just too honest with him and I had to ask him if he kept the receipt (see numbers 8 & 9 with this post), after saying thank you of course.

So now he is upset and stressed out that he once again didn't get me the right gift. It's my own fault really. I expect too much.

See, this is why I hate celebrating my day. And I hope that next year he'll either not give me anything, or just take me out and let me buy something with him.

Btw, maybe I should have just waited a day to ask him for the receipt. Hmmmm...

Blogger Princess21 said... are too funny!!!! I think all men do this! They know you want it and they know it would make you happy...and price is not something they care about!!! How sweet of him to think of you though!!!

I always tell A that gift cards are great!!! And they always fit!! :)

Don't stress too much today!! It is your birthday!!!!!! Happy birthday to ya!!!!!

February 01, 2006 10:08 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Happy b-day!

February 01, 2006 10:31 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Oh, and I say keep the gift. It's your birthday present from your hubby. Don't worry for once about how much it costs and just let him do something nice for you. At least he remembered your birthday, which is more than some people can say, right?

If you weren't able to pay your rent, car payments, bills and groceries and he got you something frivolous, that would be different.

February 01, 2006 10:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

See that is why I say expectations are just recentments in the waiting.

I think you should have just said thanks and left it at that.

I think that is why my husband never buys me anything.

February 01, 2006 10:57 AM

Blogger Mrs. T said...

Happy Birthday Trinity!

February 01, 2006 11:01 AM

Blogger Jana said...

Happy birthday!

February 01, 2006 12:15 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Keep it! You deserve to get spoiled now and then! At least that is what my husband tells me when I complain about money he spent on me!

Happy Birthday!

February 01, 2006 1:26 PM

Blogger said...

yup, us men are pretty sensitive and insecure creatures. we do our best to hide it, but it often comes out

February 01, 2006 1:33 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Trinity! I think I have to agree with Princess in that perhaps you could set the stage for going forward with a g/c.

February 01, 2006 1:55 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!

February 01, 2006 8:21 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Happy Birthday. I'd say you could have waited a little bit before asking for the receipt. He likes to try to spoil you. Price is no object for the woman he loves, etc.

I think you should have tried to find the receipt on the downlow and then taken it back. Remember that episode of Friends when everyone found out that Rachel takes her gifts back and exchanges them every year? She got what she wanted and they were none the wiser!

February 01, 2006 9:04 PM

Blogger 3rd Times a Charm said...

I just wanted to wish you a Happy irthday Trinity13! I hope you had a fabulous day. :-)

Came by via April Fool/Becky.


February 02, 2006 12:03 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Happy Birthday, Trinity!

Well, looking at your hubby's side, he may have gotten hurt with your reaction. A gift is a gift, so just accept it. Like I told you before, best not to expect anything from husbands, really. If they get you what you want, then that's great. If not, let's just be happy that they even remembered to get us anything! There are women out there whose husbands completely disregard their wives' birthdays! (And i do have girlfriends who have this to complain about their hubby!)

Anyway, enjoy the day! Make peace with your hubby! :-)

February 02, 2006 12:40 AM

Blogger meeta said...

came over from Becky's site...Happy birthday!!!

February 02, 2006 1:20 AM

Blogger Bud said...

Becky sent me over too. Happy Birthday! It's really hard for us (guys) to get that stuff right. Be sure and praise him for trying.

February 02, 2006 6:39 AM

Blogger Michael Hickerson said...

Happy b'day!

And let me just say this. I was married and my ex-wife put exactly no thought and no effort into my b'day gifts one year. I had to go out and buy my own presents, wrap them for her and given them to myself at my "party" so as to not embarasss her in front of her family. This was after I cleaned the house, made my own b'day dinner meal, bought my own cake. So, please, appreciate the fact that your husband tried and actually got out there and got you something.

February 02, 2006 8:40 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I would love a gift card from him PJ!

I can't help but wonder about the cost's what I do! I'm a real penny pincher.

Sometimes I wish he wouldn't buy me anything Day...would make for less stress.

Thanks Mrs. T, Jana, Barbara, Charm, and Meeta.

I don't like being spoiled OGO...that's the problem! :-P

Men are crazy BoN and Bud...heehee!

Thanks for agreeing Becky! I love gc's!!!

If price is not object Guru, then where's my birthday cruise? HA!

I was hurt with him getting it Chrixean...remember I did say that I didn't want him getting that gift for me-it was too much. But it's taken care of now! Thanks!! had it rough Michael! But I appreciate the thought...I just don't want the gift! Heehee!!!

February 02, 2006 3:34 PM

Blogger Veronika said...

Hey! Happy Birthday!! Whoo Hoo!
Here from Barbara's

February 02, 2006 10:26 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks Veronika!

February 03, 2006 10:14 AM


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