Monday, March 30

Okay.... if one of you doesn't hit the "FOLLOW" button on the right soon,
I'm gonna start feeling like a total loser!!!
I know you're out there,
You know who you are..... LOL

Have a great day,

Sunday, March 29

The Dead of Night


Chocolate chips. Two a.m. Can't sleep.


But seriously, life is good.


My daughter is happy and warm in her bed. There is a crisp breeze blowing through my window. Smells like rain. Or so I tell myself. Doesn't matter in the dead of night anyhow.....

Friday, March 27

Rockstar....

Trinity's version today of "Rockstar", by Nickelback.

Thank GOD she hears it this way. I had NO idea how quickly she would pick it up. Ahhhh, back to "Little People on the Farm"... before she figures out the real words. Yup, that would be my kid, starting Kindergarten and singing the song word for word. Pez dispenser and all.

Anyway, here is how she sang it for me (all day, may I add) verbatem:

So tell me what cha want....
"Cuz we all just wanna be big Rockstars,
and live in hill popped castles, riding 15 stars...
The girls, some pretty, and the bugs dont squeak
We all call Jimmy, but he just wont eat

And we'll...hang out with the smoothest stars
And we'll eat skippy in moving cars
Every good gold sweater's gonna wind up square
Avery's play boy's bunny has wound up hair

Hey, Hey.... I wanna be a rockstar!!

Snow Princess....

Trinity got the jump on things....

We rolled, and rolled, and rolled. We fell down because we were laughing so hard at how heavy the snow was. She was SOOO funny. Kept cheering me on like an old hockey coach....
"C'mon Mom... just a bit... more... that's it. Keep 'er steady"

Yes, she in fact said....... " Keep 'er steady". I just about pee'd, I was laughing so hard.

Before long we had two giant balls of snow. Neither of us could lift one onto the other. We tried. Me, with one arm ~ and Trinity, using all of her mighty muscles, veins poppin' in her little forehead. We decided to wait for Dad.
Then we gathered all the cool stuff we could find.... and I must say, Trinity came up with "The Look" all by herself....

And there she is.....

....complete with faux-fur stole, matching beret, and blue diamond eyes.!!

Winter fun in the Springtime!!!
P.S. ~ This is what I mean......

<---This is Trinity
( when she doesn't know the camera is on)
<---this is "Lil T"
when the "red flashing light" appears.....

"Lil` T"


So.... ummm, ya. Apparentley, it has come to this "look". She loves the look. All about the "look". Does the "look" every chance she gets. Usually followed by a wink, click of the cheek, and a finger-snap (her latest obsession)
This little "Diva" of mine will spend 30 to 40 minutes in the bathroom doing her hair!!!! I'm not kidding!

SHE'S FOUR!!!!

Seriously, it's getting soooo bad that I am noticing she cannot walk past a mirror without stopping to stare at herself while posing in it ~ Trying to coax her away from one, is like getting most kids her age to leave a candy store. It doesnt even have to be mirrors, just anything that will show her own reflection. Store windows, the side of shiny clean mini-van, the side mirror on a small car( no shit), oh ya, and that silver round thing under the faucet in the bathtub (that will keep her occupied forever) IT IS SO FUNNY!!!
It's hilarious, and concerning at the same time. I know it's just a phase of self awareness and identity... blah, blah, blah..... but it's hard not to worry a bit when she walks around the house acting like she's a celebrity.


She decided to try a new thing on me today.... I call it the "TST" ~ Total Sassy Tone.
Well..... In the split second following this brave decision by my confident little girl, ...she came to the conclusion that Mommy really doesn't respond well to that voice.
I don't think we'll be trying that again ~ not for a while, at least. LOL

But seriously, she's a very funny, typical little girl. I like to poke fun at her because, well..... I can. LOL. She is certainly not like this all the time. Except the mirror thing.... I guess, ya... she does that every chance she gets!!!! : )
Just thought I would post a couple of recent pics, that reflect what life is like with "Lil` T"

Ahhh....

Thursday, March 26

Good Gum?

.... And so it begins.


" Mommy, guess what?"

What? I say. Expecting the reply "chicken-butt"):

"Well, ... um... ya know Dillon at school?" (Sounding like " ya know, one time, at band-camp?" )

" I think i'm falling in love with him." She adds.

"Oh, I see. Well... falling in love is very serious business. Are you sure?" I say. Trying desperately not to smirk.

"Uh-huh. I know its love because he shared his gum with me. So that means we're in love." She says, very matter of fact.

"Oh, I see."
Again, this is all I can come up with at this point? I was searching for the right thing to say, and all I could come up with was " Oh, I see" (geesh) What I was really thinking was, how much simpler life could be if it was only about sharing at stick of Trident. This was not the time for that discussion, so I took the safe road.

" Well.... hmm... " I add. "Did you like the gum?"

Huh??? I say to myself. "Did you like the gum?????" Where the hell did that come from? Could've asked, "did you say thank you?", or even "that was nice sharing, hey?" ..... no, no, I wanna know ......DID YOU LIKE THE GUM? Apparhently, for me, I'm all about the gum!!!

" Uh-huh. It was spicy." She continues. " But ya know what???? .... I am "in loooove" with him mostly 'cuz he listens to me.... and when I call his name now, he doesn't even put his hands over his ears anymore.... and he always says " yes, Trinity?"

Silence.

"So..... that's why I falling in looooove with him. And..... ya, so anyway, ... well, we're in love, but don't worry - we're not gonna get married until we kiss. Maybe I'll even share my "gummy worms" with him.

And just like that, my head started spinning. ....

And now I'm thinking...... Does anything about relationships really change as we grow up?? Is "gummy worms and spicy gum" the only variable?? And when the hell did I become more concerned with how good the gum is?

I've had good gum. I've had not so good gum. I've had pretty bad gum, and gum that was spectacular ..... I'm still single.

I've known boys that cover their ears when I call..... I even married one of them cause he had good gum....
I've known boys with spicy gum that always said "yes, dear?", but the gum lost its flavor real fast....
I've known boys with gum so awsome that it left me begging for more, but they were too busy giving it away to anyone else that liked their gum!!!!

Where's the MAN who doesn't cover his ears, challenges me by sometimes saying no, has skeletons clearly labeled in the closet, has a job, isn't gay, doesnt live at home, knows his own heart, and has nicely wrapped-long lasting great tasting gum?? (...and not the sugarless kind either. I want the big red gumball, with enough glucose to put me in a coma.)

Anyway, that's my schpeel for today.

But seriously ... She likes this little boy because he listens to her. Who's teaching who? It has taken a 4yr old to bring me back to the basics.... : )

Thursday, March 19

Friends & Laughter



Had lots of time to reflect the last few months... in the end, it came down to this picture.

A very special friend comes to mind... we have had some laughs!!! I would not have survived this long in life without knowing she was out there somewhere... still thinking I was funny.
She is an amazing, beautiful, insightful and funny friend... oh ya, .. and she thinks I'm cool.
BTW.... i'm the one on the left. ( wink)

I have been blessed with many friendships that are filled with sharing and laughter.... it is what makes me who I am. It is the bulk of my experiences. It is the one thing that didn't get washed away in the flood.

I'm still laughing!!!

Holy Crap !!!!!

Good Morning everyone....

Been a long 5 months.... Thank god for Facebook.

Here we go.....