Hot Chicks: Random Photo Friday

Another sure sign of spring - TSC has chicks for sale.

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How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blog | WritersDigest.com

How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blog | WritersDigest.com.

Excellent and timely advice since I am the Queen of Unrealistic Expectations this week.


The Horse Down the Road: Random Photo Friday

Just a reminder for Ohioans that winter colors can sometimes reach beyond gray, gray, and gray.


Pinterest and Perfection

I started to write a blog post on Monday, but ended up on Pinterest.

I said to the dog on Tuesday, “I really should write that blog post,” and then spent more time on Pinterest.

I thought about writing a post on Wednesday, but reality got in the way. And Pinterest.

Can you say the same? Or are you still a “Pin-occent?”

According to their website:

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.

That sounds great in theory…instead of clipping all those recipes, decorating ideas, and shopping finds (hypothetically speaking, because you won’t find them on this “hate-to-shop” person’s boards), you can create a pinboard for each category and keep them all in one place. Instead of stuffing all those articles and ideas in a file or box next to the refrigerator, with Pinterest, you’re now forced to look at them every time you visit.

Can you imagine the guilt?

I often ask myself, “Why am I spending time here when I could be repurposing old t-shirts and churning my own butter?”

Why am I obsessed with zombies?

Because it’s easy to collect these things and pretend we’re going to use them all.

Like recipes. Though I love to cook and I enjoy trying new dishes, each addition to my “Make Me” board is another of the hundreds of recipes that I’ve already gathered and have not yet made.

Nevertheless, I mean well.

(Although right now I am baking some healthy dog treats I pinned last week.  And Lemon Crinkle Cookies. )

Perhaps we’re all doing the same. With every pin, our friends and followers assume we’re one of those women that actually do all of these things.

Or perhaps not.

Maybe pinning dream vacations and perfect houses are our way of accepting what we have—and admitting that “perfection” is not necessarily reality.

What do you think?