Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rainy Days

I was just listening to the radio when 'I Can See Clearly Now (the rain has gone)' came on...

Well, I'm not going to talk about the song itself at all.
But rather take you on a journey of my thoughts...

It has been VERY rainy here lately and I have mixed feeling about the rain.

I much prefer rain to snow. So mainly I'm just glad the snow is gone ;)
However, with rain, you're almost guaranteed to be soaked unless you have water proof clothes/and umbrella. But at least it's not freezing outside?

Personally, I have a tendency for my mood to follow along with the weather a little bit.
I don't mind a bit of rain...but extended rainy spells generally cause a damper in my spirits.
Extended sunny days, make for a happy Trudy!
Hence why summer, or late spring, or early fall are my favorite!
(Except for the bugs...I HATE the bugs...) XP

But rainy days every here and there - love them! It's a great feeling to be all cozied up at home watching the rain come down and curling up with a book or good movie!

Rainy walks are also nice from time to time, so long as you can have a nice hot shower IMMEDIATELY afterwards! It feels strangely satisfying (to me)!

And I think we all like to watch a thunder/lighting storm every now and then ;)
No?
Just me? 
Ok then...

What do you think?
Do you love the rain?

Love you too.

xo T

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Uninvited 'Guest'

So there's been a few hot days here (not lately...because it's been rainy) and when it's hot, I like to leave my sunroof open to let a little fresh air in.
Well recently, a little something crept in... making the fresh air most definitely NOT worth it.

Now I wouldn't say I have many fears...but bugs and especially spiders (and moths) are pretty up there on my list. (Right behind not being able to have ice cream). It's not a huge issue when they're outside, but when they're in my house or in an small space with me...that's a BIG issue.

At first all I could see was the big web on the right part of my windshield...and as much as I wanted to, I knew I couldn't wipe that away.
Why? Well because then who knows where that critter will go??!
At least when there's a web, he'll generally keep close to that!

After about a week of living (or driving, rather) in a state of fear, the spider unveiled itself...and it was BIG!
Of course I was driving...and I was most definitely distracted by the monstrosity!
I continued to drive with one eye on the spider, one eye on the road (however that works...probably not very well) and I decided I needed to do something about it.
SO the next stoplight, I grabbed a box of kleenex.
What should I have done? Taken about 50 or so kleenex and killed the bastard! Once and for all!
What did I do? I tried smooshing it....yes, with the whole box.
So OF COURSE the spider is now missing.

Did I hit it?
Where's the body??
I don't see the body!
Did I miss?
Where is it?
All I need to know is if it's alive or dead!!!
Now who knows where it is!?
It's probably after me...
It's probably on my head!
Or burrowing into my ear!
Great...it's laying eggs on me and I'm going to die...

So as the above thought process was happening...I was clearly a little freaked out ;)
When finally I saw it. And, sadly, it was NOT dead.
But he knew...he knew what I had tried to do.
So he began crawling ever closer...taunting me with his menacing spidery legs and fuzzy body.

I did what any rational person would do....DROVE FASTER! I had to get home and away from the beast!
I'm sure the police officer would understand, or at least kill the spider!

He (it's a he now) clearly wanted to torment me because, about 2 minutes from home, he retreated back into the darkness to hide until another day.

Now I couldn't send Scott out to slay the beast and again, I'm stuck. Not knowing where he is or when he'll attack.

It's been over a week. I'm hoping he'll eventually just die on his own.

Is this irrational? Probably...but it doesn't feel that way.
Haven't you seen Arachnophobia :P

What're you afraid of?
How about creepy critters?
What would YOU have done in my situation?

If I die, it's from the eggs he laid in my ear...
Help me.

Love you too.

xo T

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Well...what do you figure?

I'm alive and well.
I've technically had SOME time to blog but I guess I haven't felt like it or perhaps just haven't had anything blog worthy yet.

One day I'll feel like talking and when that day comes....talk, I will ;)

I really do hope you're all doing well!

Remember, if I'm slacking...feel free to email me!

trudyjohnson11@gmail.com

What've you been up to?

Love you too.

xo T

(I'll leave you with some George to look at).




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans: TOMS, cookies, and babies!

Oh right...blooooooggg. It hasn't been that long, has it?
Pretty well a week, not so bad!

Did you have a splendid weekend?
What's going on out there?

Here's what Scott and I have been up to . . .


. . . hanging out with the Ben and Frances! It was a gorgeous day on Saturday and we played outside for a little bit, walked for some ice cream and made some dinner. PLUS there was watermelon, which is always awesome ;).
Needlesstosay, it was a good time and we all got some sun :D

. . . made some cookies! Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally was what I chose...and they were pretty scrumptious! I followed her recipe fairly exactly, I just added a few less chocolate chips and sprinkles because I thought they looked alright!


They were so soft and fluffy and disappeared far too quick! Guess I should've made a double batch!

. . . went to a baby blessing/shower. It was Scott 2 (my nephew) and his wife Chantae's baby... little Scott Eli. (So many Scott's O.O ...but I think they more call him Eli). Such a little cutie! This is the event I made the cookies for and I figured a couple dozen would be alright for the potluck, but they sure disappeared quickly! My sister Marcie, made some Rice Krispie squares with melted Mars bars and butter and they were SO GOOD! You don't even know... *drool*

. . . I bought my second pair of TOMS. I've been converted! They're just so comfortable and easy to slip on! Green! :D

 (Paige, now you have to get yours so we can be twinsies!)

. . .  we saw a couple of movies. On Friday night, we saw Oblivion which was pretty good. It was kind of an interesting movie with a few unexpected twists...I liked it!
I'd probably give it ***.5(3.5)/5 stars. I'd recommend it for those interested in sci-fi/futuristic-y type movies.
Last night, we saw Iron Man 3 which I'd also say is just pretty good. Robert Downey Jr. is a very enjoyable actor (in my opinion). It was well done and I enjoyed it but I didn't walk away thinking - WOW, that was awesome! Overall a good continuing of the story. But I'd still definitely recommend if you're interested in those movies.
(PS, if you DO go see it, there's a clip at the end of the credits...but I personally don't think the clip was worth waiting through all the credits for).
I'd also give this movie a ***.5(3.5)/5 stars.
It looks like there's some good movies coming out soon though!

That's my weekend for the most part!
Now share YOUR weekend!
What's your most exciting event?
Have you seen Oblivion or Iron Man 3? 
What did you think?
 

Love you too.

xo T

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MAY!

(Google images, of course)
Is it just me, or did April go by INCREDIBLY fast??


May already! Before we know it, Summer will be here! Though it hardly even feels like Spring being that it was snowing the past 2 days -.- The sun did come out today though :D! Maybe here to stay this time??
We'll see about that ;)

April wasn't too terribly busy, but here are the highlights...

- (end of March/the beginning of April) Scott and I bought and moved into our new house. So this month has included a fair amount of work in that regard including...unpacking, getting settled, getting a few new things, and moving the rest of the stuff downstairs into the undeveloped basement to forget about it ;)
But if you haven't yet, you can see the tour of our home here.

- at the beginning of April, I had just finished my 30 day hot yoga challenge...which was awesome!
I loved it SO much that I decided to stick to it and buy a pass so I could continue going! I even tried out, and have been enjoying my new mat (The Mat) from Lululemon. (Here and here). I use it all the time now and I DEFINITELY prefer it to a regular yoga mat now...though I will say, I haven't tried out a regular mat with a hot yoga towel, so I can't say how it compares to that.
I'd say in this past month, I've probably gone about 26ish days out of the 30 because I generally average out to about 6 classes a week. Still enjoying it :D

Yoga kitty pictures are cute! (Google images)

- Scott and I (mainly me), made our way through a rather sizable amount of Easter candy. It was delicious ;)

- We hung out with some good friends on the weekends :D

- I tried baking a few new things (cookies, muffins, banana bread) and they actually all turned out pretty successfully, which is awesome!

- I saw The Host, Jurassic Park {with Scott on a 'cheap Tuesday' in 3D...3D made it pretty awesome and there were even a few extended scenes}, and part of Pain & Gain. I'd recommend Jurassic Park (of course), The Host is an iffy one, and I don't think I'd recommend Pain & Gain to anyone. But to each their own!

What were your highlights this month?? 
Try some baking? 
See some movies? ;)

I don't quite know what's in store for May...but we shall see!

Do you have any big plans for this month??

Love you too.

xo T

And let us end things on a George note, because it's the best way to do it.


We found him hiding in the bed. Good thing I didn't jump on him!