Wow, today has been a CRAZY day in TBC land!!! YIKES.
TGIF for sure!
And TGI a THREE day weekend!

I will be spending my weekend behind the computer (as usual) photo editing. HOPEFULLY will be getting my photo editing caught up (unlikely, but I can always hope). I hope to get out at least one day to do SOMETHING interesting. Not sure what that might be though. We’ll see.

What are you doing this weekend?

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend!


ONE Month!


That is how long I have until I’m not in my 20s anymore.  :O


Say A Little Prayer

I work for a bankruptcy law firm.  It has got to be one of the saddest jobs that anyone can have to deal with each day, especially days like today.

I have a client who has been calling the office for the past few months, trying to get a cash out for a surgery that she needs for some cancer that has returned.  That in itself is sad.  Though every time I talk to her on the phone, it seems as if her condition gets worse and worse.  She has been having problems with the, NOT SO NICE Trustee, for the past few months trying to get this cash out.  She mentioned that she talked to his office, and they were so mean to her, she was in tears.  Now, I know from talking to her that she does not sound so good over the phone, and you can TELL that she has a medical condition, because after every few words, she has to stop and take a breath and her voice is extremely raspy.  I don’t know how anyone in their right mind can be unpleasant/mean to this lady (but we all know the Trustee – he’s just mean!)!  Every time I get a call from her it gets worse, and it just makes me stop and think, life is extremely short!  I have jumped through hoops for this lady, to get her this money, every time I talk to her, she says “God Bless you Trisha!”  Because she knows that I’m doing everything I can to help her out.  I finally got word that she is going to be able to get this cash out, she can now go to her surgery appointment which she has had to reschedule a few times, and she can HOPEFULLY be on a road to recovery.

Her surgery is scheduled for September 2, 2008.  I just request that you say a little prayer that things will go good.  Pray for her family, especially her daughter who is having to travel from TX to be there with her, even though said daughter is a single Mother who can not really afford to be traveling back and forth. 

The doctors have already warned her that there is a very good possibility that she will not wake up from this surgery, but I know that if I can get enough little prayers for her, she WILL come out of it.

So, PLEASE say a little prayer for “AG”
(Obviously I can not disclose her real name.)

Thank you blog readers! 
I, as well as her I’m sure, appreciate it.


Anybody have any good authors they would suggest?

I’m looking for quirky, fun, girly reads.

(I LOVE the Shop-a-holic series and have read all of them.)

Last week I finished:  Sis Boom Bah.

This week I am reading:  Hissy Fit.

I need some more suggestions though.


Like Father, Like Son (in-law)

When marrying Ric, it was stated that I was “marrying my father.”

Tis true!!!

I remember when still living at home, Mom would take me to get a hair cut, and I would come home and do the “new haircut twirl” and say, “Dad look, I got my hair cut today.”  To which his response would be, “Which one??”  HA, HILLLL-arious Dad!  It wasn’t like he just said it once, he said it every time!

Last night as I was “fluffing” my hair, I said to Ric, “I still love my new hair!!!!”  To which his response was, “What did you do with the old one?”  HA, HILLLL-arious Ric!!

Now you see what I mean.  Both MEN in my life are quite hilarious (or at least they think so).  But at least there aren’t any dull moments when around either one of them!!

Fun, Bonzais, Cards v. Braves, Three-Oh, and Clients ~ OH MY!

A little bit of randomness. =)

~Last night Katie and Christi came over and we had burgers and Mac n Cheese. It was good. Mac n Cheese was made HOMEMADE, compliments of my lovely husband, and it was DE-LIC-IOUS! Then we played Buzz Word, which is always a good time. Especially when there is alcohol involved. (NOT me, but the other three.)

~This is the Bonzai plant that we sent my Mother-in-Law a few weeks ago, as a thank you, because, well, she’s awesome. When trying to pay her back for our awesome furniture (that I still have not blogged about), she wouldn’t let us. How awesome is that. FREE furniture. SWEET! =D But that isn’t the only reason she is awesome, there are so many other reasons too. I have been blessed with an AWESOME mother and an AWESOME mother-in-law. How did I get so lucky? Anyway, I wonder if its still alive. She said that she would TRY to keep it alive at least until we are there for Christmas in December, so that I could see it. I wonder how she is doing. 😉 I think it’s pretty! I would get one for myself if I thought I could keep it alive. There is no way I could do that though, no “green thumb”, green finger or anything on this body!

(Now I think I need to send something pretty to my Mom, for our awesome vacations this year. (Me to FL and Ric to Vegas. Mom and Dad paid for the airline tickets, most of my vacation and some of Ric’s vacation. But Dad doesn’t care about flowers, so we’ll send them to Mom instead.) I’m in a flower sending kinda mood.)

That was July’s Bonzai. August’s Bonzai is the Pomegranate Bonzai. Hmmmm, I wonder if it smells good like pomegranate fragranced stuff. Its not quite as pretty as the other one though.

~I think Ric and I are going to go to a Cardinal game this weekend. No, we don’t have tickets yet, but we’re planning on it. I was waiting to hear back from Mom to see if her and Dad wanted to go and what day they could go. We can only make it to either the Friday evening or the Sunday afternoon game, as I have a Big Brothers Big Sisters event to photograph on Saturday. I guess we COULD make it to Saturday’s game, because I don’t have to be to the event until 5:30, but I think I would rather go on a day I don’t have anything else going on really. (I do have a maternity session Sunday morning, but those don’t take long.) The reason we are trying to go this coming weekend is because they’re playing the Braves. Before I met Ric, he was an avid Braves fan. Then he met the Jacoby’s, and we lured him into the Cardinals fan zone. He has become more and more of a Cardinals fan since then. He was always kind of one, but a lot more since the Braves suck the past few years anyway. ha I don’t even know if he would wear his Braves gear to the game this weekend, because I heard him say the other day how much he thinks they suck. ha I don’t know. I guess we’ll see.

~I can remember the first Cardinals vs. Braves game that I went to with Ric. We invited, at the time, our good friend Eddie and “third wheel” (who has since “disappeared” for women), to go with us. That is when the disappearances were starting, Ric was getting a little sad because when I came into the picture, Ric was still around all the time (that is a long story for another day). Anyway, we invited him, he said yes, then called and said NO, and I thought Ric was going to blow a fuse. Ric and I were already at the game when he called and said he wouldn’t be there. Again, I thought Ric was going to blow a fuse. Eddie sensed the maddness, and said “Chill you fool, look 4 rows behind you.” And there sat Eddie. He was just pushing Ric’s buttons (which isn’t hard to do – he’s Irish). Eddie and I both were in Cardinals clothes and Ric in Braves. I thought we were going to get thrown out of the stadium, because of Ric. Fans around us were booing Ric. Though he was loving every minute of the attention, I promise you that! It made for an interesting, extremely fun night. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Here are a few pictures. Apparently that night Ric and I didn’t take a picture together. 😦
These are from back in 2000.

Ever since this picture, I have always wanted a picture of Fredbird and I. But, he is a busy, busy little guy!

Here is a picture of Ric and I from the August 2007 Cards v. Braves game.
I know that I have more, because we try to go at least once a year (though I know that we have missed a few years), but I am not sure where those pictures are at the moment.
This is one of my favorite pictures of us! =D

~I hate it when you send the Court an Order for a Motion that you filed with them, and then they send back the Order denying (in bold letters) whatever you asked for. It makes your heart fall through your body. Though, sometimes that’s life. (Never fault put on you either, its the Court’s decision.) Atty just has to take a different route.

~I think I want to start blogging more. Random stuff is fun.

~I’m ONE month and one week away from the BIG THREE-OH.
So, how does that make me feel??? Well, I realized it a few minutes ago when I looked at the calendar, and had a miniature heart attack. But I think I’m okay with it.

~I’m looking forward to this weekend. I have a different kind of photo shoot. Its for a Big Brothers Big Sisters event. But, also, this weekend is the art fair in Fairview Heights at Long Acre Park. That is RIGHT across the river for you MO-ians. 😉 This is a nationally recognized art festival too, so it should be a good one. (This is my first time at this one, I usually go to Art on the Square in Belleville.) They have stuff for the kids to do also. I always love going there to see all the different photographers’ work. I enjoy all of it really, though. Oh, and its FREE.


Dear Clients,

Client #1. I do not need to know that you can’t even afford to “wipe your butt” anymore. It is also not my fault that you are going to be living in your 18-wheeler. Yes, I feel for you, but I’m really just doing my job. We’re on YOUR side, not the Trustee’s. . we’re trying to help YOU, not him. Please stop cursing at me on the phone.

Client #2. I do not need to know that “your house is so bad that you have dookie in your bathtub.” That is just gross, and I do not want a visual of that OR to hear about it! Thanks.

Bankruptcy clients are quite interesting!

Ricky Bear

Meet Ricky Bear.  Ricky Bear is a bear that Ric has had since he was a baby.

I mistakenly made fun of him one time, because he is falling apart and I said he was “ugly” (GASP) – Ric called his Mom and “told on me.”  (This was when Ric and I first started dating.)    It was then that I learned that Ricky Bear is part of the family and you DO NOT make fun of him!  haha

Ricky Bear “bearly” fits into clothes from Build-a-Bear, most of it is a little big for his smaller figure (ha).  But, here he is all dressed up.

~As you will learn in a future blog (that I have been working on all morning), Ric is a Braves fan (or at least was, ha).  Here is Ricky Bear dressed for baseball season.

~Here is Ricky Bear dressed up for Halloween in his Batman costume.

Ricky Bear dressed for Christmas.

With his “girlfriend” Priscilla – dressed for Christmas.

Here is Ricky Bear sporting his souvenirs from New York ~ Jan. 05)
(We got the 2005 glasses in Dec. 2004, we left NY the day before New Years Eve.)

~And here is Ricky Bear (and Priscilla), dressed up as Bride and groom – on our wedding day (when we stopped at the house to have some pictures taken with the cats).

 He also has an Irish outfit, which he is still wearing right now.  And, and every day outfit.  Other accessories he also has are his Birthday hate and blow horn thing, that he wears for families’ birthdays.  I don’t have pictures of him in those outfits though.

I think these are all the pictures I have of Ricky Bear. 
These are all pre-professional camera.
I think Ricky Bear needs to have his own photo shoot!  😉

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