Thursday, April 12, 2012
That is what happens when I wake up every morning. Not sure if it's becuase I have been working really hard lately or if it is becuase I have not been sleeping well.
I started a new job a little over a month ago and since then I have been working over fifty hours a week and sometimes it can be extremely exhausting, actually every week can be extremely exhausting. And as of two weeks or so ago my sleep has been terrible.
I sleep on my couch every night becuase nothing about my bed is appealing and my back has taken a toll on my back. And when I try to sleep in my bed it doesn't work.
Anyways, so this morning I woke up attempting to be a little more excited for the day becuase today is my day off. I thought that I could sleep in and get up and do some errands or perhaps just stay in and clean up the apartment a little. Nope that did not happen.
I woke up to the sound of men painting the hallway in my apartment building and for just painting there was a lot of noise. So then I was up for the day and I went into the kitchen to get something to eat but I have no food so I decided that I would take my list of things that I need to get at Walmart and get some food for the rest of the day. You know, two birds with one stone kind of deal.
But I get to Walmart and their ATM is out of service and I don't carry my credit card with me, nor do I use it unless an emergency pops up. And I do not use my debit card unless I am paying a bill. So that made me upset a little bit and I decided to go home.
I did manage to find some bread and peanut butter and some leftover easter candy so I was fine for food for the day but then I spent the rest of the day sleeping and being lazy.
To conclude what I am trying to say is that I think that there are some days when you are not meant to leave your house. You are suppose to stay inside and be lazy!
Does your yard suck?
Mine kind of does. I mean, it’s not TERRIBLE, only it kind of is.
Which means that I can benefit from the contest that’s going to end on April 15th – a$5,000 yard makeover contest that just requires me to enter a picture of my home. The contest is over on Curbside Chaos and that’s a great site to go to even if you DON’T have a terrible yard. (Or even have a yard.)
It’s great for people to go to to see the kinds of boring or awful yards people are suffering with – until now, because all of the yards you can find there (and there’s lots, and they’re bad) are entered for a chance to win a yard makeover with Taniya Nayak (@TaniyaNayak on Twitter) – Taniya will give them tips on the best way to update their yard with creative ideas for using bulbs to spice up a yard.
And if you go, mention the contest, because for every share on Twitter, "Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done." will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together a nonprofit that works to keep communities vital by preserving affordable homeownership.
What I found on that site is that my yard not only isn’t so bad (but I hope I win); I also learned how to fix up my yard with their easy en Guru” tool. All I had to do was click a few links and I had a guide to what bulbs to plant in my yard:
Which brings me to DigDropDone.com. This site is devoted to teaching people like me how to use bulbs in our yard – bulbs that create perennial flowers, coming back year after year after year, which is EXACTLY what I’ve been trying to do for years w“Gardith little success.
The contest and the “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” Are efforts to get people excited about “the surprisingly simple beauty of flower bulbs,” as they say. Bulbs, after all, aren’t just for pro gardeners or people who want to spend hours in their yard. They’re simple and versatile. I’ve already planted lots of tulips in our yard – I like tulips because they’re perennials and they bloom early on, so I can get some color in my yard right after winter – but with Dig Drop Done I can find even more bulbs to plant, so that I can have a spring-summer-fall garden full of color.
And they’ve got ideas beyond that – like how to use these bulbs as gifts, and how to take proper care of them. I learned all that, and more, from the ladies at http://www.digdropdone.com/about-us-the-ladies.html -- the three women who serve as your avatars on Dig Drop Done. Each one has tips designed for a specific kind of person – for me, I gravitated towards Marcy – because look at her background:
I garden when I have time and know a little about bulbs, but I'm hardly an expert. Honestly, between the kids, the house, the dog and a part-time job, my life is pretty crazy. I'm always looking for simpler ways to take care of the things I have to do so I can spend more time on other things ... like time with my munchkins. To me, bulbs are probably the easiest way to bring some beauty to my life.
That’s me in a nutshell – especially the easy part. I’ve got a job and kids and hobbies and frankly I don’t want to spend a billion years in my yard. I want a nice yard that I can actually enjoy – and all I had to do was look at Marcy’s tips on the site to make my yardwork (and life) easier. You can visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more and get those benefits, too!