May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day to all!

Hello out there in blogland!  :)

Happy Memorial Day to all of you and hope you are with your loved ones today.  

I was hoping to have a post that included how lovely my deck looked. However, it's 92 here today with high humidity, so DH (short for Dave Hubby or Dear Husband) and I will finish up the table tomorrow.   

I was really lucky to get my deck furniture for free from my mom, Salsa Judy (more on why she is called that later).   She was moving to a new place and wanted new stuff (she's something of a amateur Martha Stewart).  So DH and I rented a U-haul and got it back to our home.   It's wrought iron and will last forever.  I just had to give it a new coat of spray paint.   

Here what it looked like in the midst of being painted in our teeny back yard:


Lovely right?  Luckily the grass was really long and we were going to cut it after I had finished.  So after I was all done I had to carry them through the house and put them on the deck.  Our deck doesn't have steps going to the driveway because it's off of our bedroom (no invites to the thieves) and because it's high up anyway.  So after I was finished carrying them up it looked like this:

DH and I will carry the round table up and then he will put it together and we'll put up our umbrella.  Here's the messy side with the glider:

But at least I was able to get some pretty pentunias yesterday and plant them all around for some color:

So we're ALMOST done.   I also ordered these really cute solar Mason jars from Creative Corks N More on Etsy:

Mine are both blue and they should be here this week!   I am hoping my aunt Sue can find her old canning jars for me as well.  I would like to try and make some Mason Jar party lights!

Better get going, as DH is after me to make my famous burgers.

Have a wonderful holiday and thoughts to those with loved ones in our armed forces!

May 27, 2011

New obsession: Pinterest!

Happy Friday to everyone-

Have you caught onto Pinterest yet?   I just saw someone on Facebook mention this last week and I'm already hooked!

What is it?   I call it an online inspiration board.  A bit social networking and a bit sharing your ideas.  A good place to to store all your pics of everything you like online in one place with out your bookmarks being overwhelmed!  Kind of like bloglovin', another new fave site of mine. 

What do you put on it?  That's the cool thing about Pinterest.  You put anything you want.  I've mainly been using it as a deposit for style ideas, home decorating ideas, and things I'm coveting.  Also for beautiful images.

How do I join?  Right now it seems to be invite only, but if you message me through here, I'll happily send you an invite to join.  I requested an invite and got one a few days later. 

What's the point?  A lot of people have asked this.  I think everyone may use it a bit differently.  I like checking it out to see other friends' and fave bloggers' ideas on things.  I am good at putting a room together but there are elements that I wouldn't think of and then I see a blog with an amazing idea and that's why I immediately pin it if I like it.  So when I'm trying to think of what I want to do with my bedroom furniture or what paint color I may like I can go to my boards and see the ideas I've already grabbed.

If you want to check out my site:  My Pinterest.

I've love to see more people on here for more ideas!

Have a wonderful evening---Go Tampa Bay!  :)

May 26, 2011

vampygirl needs a job

So I'm taking the plunge and writing a blog.


Well because I have time on my hands.  I just lost my job yesterday.  I can't comment on specifics just know that everyone who knows what went down is firmly on the side of little old me.   VERY unexpected, let's just say that.

If you've lost your job in the past year or so, you'll understand the shock and awe that comes with a bomb dropped on you like this.   First you feel upset, then angry, then hurt, then sad.  I'm still feeling all of the above. And I feel like big fat failure.   It's a huge weight on me.  I feel like I let everyone down around me.  Even though everyone around me has been really supportive.

I was also laid off a few months ago from another job so you can see why I'm starting to feel like a black cloud is over me.  Or that I pissed off someone in a past life and now I'm being repaid for it.

I promise you all I'm a nice girl.  I love my husband and my kittehs and my friends and my family to pieces.  I give to charity, I love my country, and try to let karma flush out the bad stuff in life.  But lately I feel like karma has been giving me a raw deal.  

My bestie will tell you that 90% of the time I am of the "put your head down and keep going" school.  Whenever I've faced really hard things in the past, that's what I've done and it's worked well for me.  I'm trying really hard to do it now but it's just a wee bit harder this time.   

I'm giving my best effort at keeping my head up and keeping myself moving.  Even though my butt has been on this computer all day looking for jobs.  I just feel useless right now.

And now that Oprah is gone I can't even turn to her for support any more!!! *cries*  LOL *sniff*

For those of you who've been out of work for more than 6 months, I salute you. 

More tomorrow.   Hubby and I are actually going to a nice dinner at a winery even though I just want to sit and mope.  Here's we're we going:  Casa Narcisi Winery

Thanks for reading and more adventures in Missyland soon.   Along with more positive thoughts.

Funny for the day and something to look forward to: