Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The hunt is over-almost

So, the hunt for a "real gun" has concluded. I found an entire arsenal here and what little boy couldn't use a master of weaponry starter set? Yikes! I found a nice replica cap gun for Buck Naked Boy and oh joy, Santa will have it here on Friday. The wonders of UPS. I fully endorse raising young boys to be men, but this site might be overkill (apologies for the pun). That means shopping is almost complete, just a few presents and the food to go. I have no idea what we are eating this weekend, which for me is rare. I love to cook and usually have that part mapped out the weekend of Thanksgiving-I need inspiration- I will become a food network tv whore today (since I have no idea how to link to a specific post, scroll down to Susan's discussion with hubby about ESPN-) I'm also working another part time job this week-like I need that, but Trihubby is a painter and he has a long time client who is trying to turn a house around and needed it painted. Trihubby is busy in a bazillion dollar home, so Trimama is painiting normal home. That will be #55 in my list of 75 things about me, I'm a professional house painter :) I've got the list compiled in my head, editing should be complete and the list posted by tomorrow-I hope. At any rate BONUS for me, I told Trihubby I'd be happy to help him (we had a few extra bills this year) but I want a bonus. I get 10% of the job for cash in my pocket for the holidays. $400.00 bucks cash!!! Best Christmas present ever-where it will go:

1) red buckets-I love those bell ringers
2) old people in line in front of me at the pharmacy who are chagrined at the cost of their meds
3) a dairy cow for an AIDS orphan family in Africa
4) the old vet who stands on the corner every Sunday morning with a cardboard sign
5) pretty much anyone who asks me for a buck in the next 2 weeks-trifamily excluded
6) christmas gifts for some of my neighbors (next door lost her mom a few weeks back-that would stink)

What would you do with $400.00 cash?

15 comments:

Cliff said...

I would save the money for a tri bike or a wet suit.

Tri-mama, you mentioned on Kewl Nitrox 's site that you have an aero bar that you don't use?

I am looking for one as well.

Flatman said...

Those are great ideas...I would do the exact same things!

Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

My $400 went here:

http://www.fistulafoundation.org/

tri-mama said...

Thanks Susan, Done.

nancytoby said...

Omigod - toy AK47s. What will they think of next!!

My $400 would probably go for.... something selfish, like new tri-gear, to tell the honest truth. Or something for my girls.

You rock, trimama!

mipper said...

that is an awesome list.

free $400 bucks.. sub for santa probably.

Bolder said...

i was thinking about sponsoring some TNT bloggers.

RunningandCookies said...

bnb will love that presents
my lips are sealed

boiledpnut said...

#2

I cried in CVS as I stood behind an elderly gentleman. I tried not to, but no amount of cheek biting and arm pinching would stave off the tears. As he fumbled with the inability to pay for his heart medication, my heart quivered and began to thump wildly at the injustice of it all. Thankfully, the kind pharmacist appeared as though he planned to help the situation somehow. As the gentleman moved to the side, our eyes connected and I saw my grandfathers and my stepfather in my mind's eye. My stomach flip flopped and I wondered if I would be physically sick. That experience had such a profound effect on me. Thank you, Trimama, for being a gentle steward of humanity.

Keryn said...

You are such a good person...and I am so lame. I'd spend it on me. I have a laundry list of tri stuff I need...like I said, I'm so lame.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Cool! I ain't showing my boys that web site. Not till they are older anyway. :)

Ellie said...

Well, my list probably wouldn't be as altruistic as yours, that's for sure...

Chris said...

If I had $400 cash, I'd probably pay Trihubby to come and paint some rooms in my house. Does he do residential painting? Because I'm looking for a painter. :)

Wylee said...

I'd give most of it my local humane society. What was left I'd use for lunch money for my son, he's been buying lunch for himself and some other kid...

Flatman said...

ALLRIGHT...Bolder's sponsoring us now!!!