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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The end.

I'm alive. 
And I've decided to stop....
...
......
..........posting here and post on another blog!

It's not far, I promise!
I'm still trying to figure things out, so bear with me as things may change a bit. 

I've also considering switching website's but just haven't decided that yet. If I do, I'll let you know.

So thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you over at trudytalk.blogspot.ca (or just click here).

There'll be no more of these for meow D:!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Sorry I've been a little MIA. Miss me?
Don't lie...

I've been taking a little break. Not a lot has been going on anyways..

Sorry, I'm behind on reading all my blogs, so I don't even know what's happening out there with all you! But I hope all is well!

So goodbye 2012 and hello 2013 (weird). Here's to an awesome year!

Happy New Year for meow :)!



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well...Merry Christmas! Scott and I are now visiting his side of the family!
We just had a steak dinner, and it's been such a long day that I'm all ready to get cozied into bed!

So I hope you've had a pleasant day...hopefully less travel filled ;)
Let me tell you... George has seemed to have a terrible day. He does NOT enjoy traveling and he meows very regularly to let us know.

Merry Christmas from myself, Scotty and most importantly...George ;)









Merry Christmas for meow :)!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Well it's Christmas Eve yo!

Sorry, I don't have the best access to a computer now. So yes, I'm aware the blog has been lacking....but I don't know about you guys, I however have been busy relaxing ;)
It's definitely been needed and I think it's been deserved!

What have you been up to this Christmas Eve??
Excitement? Or relaxing?

We've watched a few movies, though not necessarily all Christmas ones. One of my faves though - The Last of the Mohicans!
Have you seen it? Do you like it?
I need to get my hands on the DVD. I just watched the VHS at my parents!
Also started Elf, but had to break part way through!

Talked to Lambie briefly (who's in Ontario) - glad you're having a good time :)

So we're finally at the 24th, and the last day of the Christmas Blogging Challenge!
I'm supposed to share my favorite Christmas Eve traditions. You know what I've realized? Sure, it's nice to have Chinese food...nice to act out the nativity or go see it acted out live...nice to watch certain movies, play certain games, eat certain things but ultimately...does it really matter? What matters is being around those who you love and care about enough to spend your holidays with. I'm grateful to be here spending some time with my family for now...but Scott and I are thinking of just doing our own Christmas next year. Traditions are great, but don't focus too much on those and let them ruin your Christmas. Surround yourself with friends and family and just make the most of one another.

What's your favorite Christmas Eve tradition?? Something you couldn't do without??

I guess I'll just do a final 12 Days of Christmas to finish it off...
On the 12th day of Christmas a Trudy gave to you, 12 hours+ with friends and family, extra 11:11 wishes, 10 hours of sleep-ins, 9 seasons of Seinfeld, 8 mint hot cocoas, 7 (+) songs for singing, 6 lengthy foot rubs, 5 boxes of Godiiivaaaa, 4 festive movies, 3 pomegranates, 2 pairs of sweatpants, and a fuzzy kitten named Georgey!

11 and 12 (and probably a few others...) are repeats of last year...but I like them and wanted to use them again!

So! May you have a splendid Christmas Eve and although I wish I could see more people this Christmas, I love you all and I'm sorry I couldn't get to everyone! Thanks all for reading, now go enjoy your holidays! Have a very Merry Christmas Eve and then a very Merry Christmas! Love you all!

It's Christmas Eve for meow :)!
I'll check in tomorrow.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas (Eve)^2

Well, Merry Christmas Eve Eve to you!
There wasn't time to blog...and I'm sorry I'm too tired to do it now.

But the 23rd I'm supposed to share my Christmas 2012 plans! As you know, we're presently in Lethbridge with my family. Tomorrow morning we'll get to sleep in and there'll be a gathering of sorts in the evening. Christmas morning, we'll be opening gifts with my parents, having some breaky and hitting the road! We'll stop quick at our house in Calgary, and then we'll need to head to Scott's side for Christmas on that end! Busy busy!

What're your Christmas plans?? Only about a day left!!

Make the most of the little time left before Christmas!
Have a good night, hope all is well!

Ta ta for meow :)!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Egg nog or chocolate??

This post is coming to you from Lethbridge! (And my iPhone...so this will be short...)
Things were a liittttllle crazy last night and this morning in the final preparation for making the trip, but we made it nonetheless!
So it's been a day filled with driving, eating, singing (with Leinani! - yay!), picking up a few things at wal mart (kitten chow mainly) and hanging out with some family!

How has your Saturday been?? Any traveling??


December 22, only 3 days until Christmas! Eggnog or hot chocolate?? Please.... that's not a question in my books. If you know me at all, you'll know that Trudy loves hot chocolate. Egg Nog? Not so much...

How about you?? Egg nog or hot chocolate?

12 Days of Christmas!
On the 10th day of Christmas a Trudy gave to you, 10 hours of sleep-ins, 9 seasons of Seinfeld, 8 mint hot cocoas, 7 (+) songs for singing, 6 lengthy foot rubs, 5 booxxeessss of Godiiivvvaaaaa, 4 festive movies, 3 pomegranates, 2 pairs of sweatpants, and a fuzzy kitten named Georgey.

I'm looking forward to singing with Nani tomorrow morning...AND THEN I'm looking forward to sleeping in the next 2 days ;).

Enjoy your holidays! I'll check in tomorrow, got to get back to things :)!

Bye for meow :)!

(Sorry...can't attach a Christmas song from the iPhone!)



Friday, December 21, 2012

Woorrrrkkkk's out for Christmas!

(What tune is that sung to? *hint* don't think Christmas songs...)

I am THRILLED to have some time off, as I'm sure all of you are!

Last night, I had a Scott come home a liiiitttle earlier than originally thought which was great! :D Not only was it great to see him, but I needed his help...for the last big baking fest day. We were both exhausted in the end, but we won~!
And I think I even took some pictures for you! (I need to check to be sure...........sure did!)
Alright, so I'll start by saying...traffic was obscene. I hope it's not like that again tonight, but I won't get my hopes too high.
As soon as I got home (after feeding and changing George's water out), I jumped right into forming and baking the cookie dough I made yesterday. It was another one of Sally's recipes....Soft Gingersnap Molasses Cookies. And they turned out great :3 (if you're into spicey, festive type cookies). They're so soft and little and tasty!



I think they're cute~! :)

Just as I finished up making these little morsels, was about when Scott got home! So at first, Scott got started on his laundry and putting stuff away while I started the next project!
I will say, I wasn't as impressed with this one...I found the recipe off Pinterest actually.
Barbecue Snack Mix. It was basically just alright to me. I'm more into cheesey, spicey, or salt and vinegary flavored snacks as opposed to a sweeter BBQ-y taste.




George even managed to get a hold of some and got to gobble a bit up before I noticed, dramatically cried out - NOOOOOO!, and banished him to a closed room.

While the snack mix was cooking (took about an hour and a half for us), I got started on more of a sweet snack mix :D Now this one was SUPER easy and another Pinterest find.
Christmas White Trash. Very simple, and a fairly decent treat I think? Only difference is, I used regular pretzel twists as I didn't have festive ones. I think people will be able to deal with that ;).




Looks festive enough with the M & M's ;). 

And then I had just ONE more project - to correct what had gone wrong the previous day. Another one of Sally's recipes...Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts.
I was so sad  yesterday...I followed the recipe basically to a T, but I tried to cook 2 pans at the same time (with only one rack in my oven...it was a little too cozy) and my oven runs about 20 degrees hot I believe. The result was very burnt nuts after only about 20 minutes. So I was determined to make them, and make them I did! I turned down the oven and cooked each pan separately... thus resulting in quite delicious, and not burnt, sweet and cinnamony nuts! SUCCESS!



Don't they look delightful and not burnt?? :3
So thank you Scott for your help last night, Sally for your help and also delicious recipes, and to all you for following me on my Christmas baking adventures this week :)!

I'm a very tired duck today...but at least everything is done!

I know I've already written quite a bit with a few pictures, but just a few other things to share today!

1. My workout this morning, I did a Brazil Butt Lift video called 'High and Tight'...good workout with a band around your feet/legs for half and ankle weights for the other half. George sat STARING at me for the ENTIRE thing. 40 minutes of cat (especially George) stares are NOT normal. He's very easily distracted...it was weirding me out....






Stop looking at me swan! (You know what it's from...)



2. Usually, I'll leave my hair down for work...I don't know why, I just prefer it I guess. Today I look like this...




EVERY ONE has made some sort of comment. Yes I realize it's a little off kilter...but what's the big deal?!
Trudy, nice hair... (sarcasm?)
What's with the hair?
You look like a crazy person?
Why is your hair up?

I don't know, ok? I felt like it.

3. Christmas is almost here :D



December the 21st! 4 days until Christmas :)! Do I travel on the holidays? Well...I assume this is meaning major traveling, like flying somewhere for a vacation type deal. If that's the case, then no...I've never traveled far/gone on vacation for Christmas, but I would NOT be opposed to that at all!
But I do some traveling, yes. It's a 2.5 hour drive down to visit my family, which is happening tomorrow late morningish. Christmas day, after opening gifts with my parents, we'll be heading back to Calgary, stopping at our place quick, and then driving another 2.5 hoursish to Scott's parents. It will be A LONG day...but the nice thing is that Scott and I are taking turns; I'm driving to my parents and he to his. :)

Do you do any major traveling on the holidays? How about minor?

12 Days of Christmas!
On the 9th day of Christmas a Trudy gave to you, 9 seasons of Seinfeld, 8 mint hot cocoas, 7(+) songs for singing, 6 lengthy foot rubs, 5 boooxess of Goddiiiivvaaaaa, 4 festive movies, 3 pomegranates, 2 pairs of sweatpants, and a fuzzy kitten named Georgey! :)

I'm not obsessed with Seinfeld or anything...but I do find the show to be funny. Just recently, I've watched all 9 seasons (for my first time) all the way through and I enjoyed them :D! I like the dry, nothingness of it all.

Do you watch Seinfeld? Enjoy it at all?

And that's it for today! Safe travel wishes to all of you if doing so!

Ciao for meow :)!

PS. Special shout out to a few people. All my family, looking forward to seeing you soon! Nani, see ya tomorrow! W and the giant, see you Sunday! Lambie and hubs, safe travels to you - have fun in Ontario! And Caitlin..have fun with the boy :D

PPS. If you haven't see it yet, I announced the winners for the giveaway!So if you entered and haven't checked it out... do so now!

I have mixed feelings about this song. I enjoy the Jackson's...I think this is a cute song...but I just really hate the beginning. "WOW! Mommy's kissing Santa Clause!" It annoys me -.- What do you think?