Friday, 8 August 2014

Update on the shenanigans :)

The womderful Social Media team at VPI have been very generous with me - apparently they will be sending me one of their super-cute Foam Terrier pups!! How neat is that?? According to the kind responder to me e-mail, the Social Media team at the company liked the creativity of my request - I tried to be very nice and polite, and as Mum always taught me, good things will come of it! As the team are very attached to the Foam Terrier puppies, I had to promise to send them a pic of the little one once it reached it's new forever home - which I certainly will.

Not too much on the personal front. The back deck and porch are done, thank goodness. It finally stayed dry enough outside for us to get the whole thing waterproofed. Sorry, no pics yet as I'm updating you all while I'm at the office - I'm such a naughty employee ;)

Looking to do a little shake-up in my life - going through the 'Is this it?" kind of phase...I'm quite sure you've all been there before (thanks Diamondback for putting as close a name to the feeling as I could). It's the time in your life when you're looking for more and it just doesn't seem to be there. You feel almost guilty for getting tired of reminding yourself of all the good things in your life, all the blessings or whatever. Perhaps I am being selfish, I don't know. But I get the feeling I'm just spinning my wheels, wasting time that's far too precious to waste on just sitting around (in a metaphysical sense). I'm looking for new work, so in the meantime I think I need to focus on education/learning, and simplifying my life - get rid of some of the flotsam and jetsam floating around in my space and get a clearer view on my life in general. Drop the shit and get to the good stuff, I guess...or at the very least, try figuring out what the fuck I WANT.

Any ideas / thoughts / comments? (Diamondback, just send me an e-mail, can't re-adjust my blogger settings at the moment - silly me! *lol*)



  1. Your mom taught you well. I'm a firm believer in the fact that one can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, so to speak and am very glad to know that such an approach appears to paid off for you in this situation.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Well, I think the little poem I sent them probably helped:

    "The American Foam Terrier,
    So red, so white, so pretty,
    Do you think it will survive
    the trip up to my city?"

    That, along with my promise to keep it out of the cold as it's probably coming to me from a warmer climate, and assuring that the little one would be properly socialised (eg visiting with my parents). All tongue in cheeck of course. They agreed to send it, and informed me that it miht get a little squished in transit, but a good massage would remedy that - and they extracted a promise from me that I'd take a pic of the little cutie upon arrival *lol*

    Such a fun company - I love it when businesses aren't afraid to show a sense of humour! :)

  3. Me, too - massively!!! I swear, it often seems like companies go out of their way to hire folks that are cold, distant, uncaring and completely devoid of a sense of humour (at least at work). It's great that the tides are turning for you here and that a cute new "pup" will soon get to join your household. If you post the snap of it here, I'll certainly look forward to seeing it.

    ♥ Jessica