Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility." ~ Darell Hammond

If you are a Pinterest user, you know that you are pinning those recipes, projects, and inspirations because you plan to try it "some day". You also know that you are living vicariously through those people who have already gone where you want to go. How many pinned ideas, dishes, craft projects have I actually tried, let alone accomplished? Not a heck of a lot. This is coming from someone who has 89 boards, and over 15,000 pins. In my defense, I got into Pinterest nearly 5 years ago, when I was first retired. I have had a long time to accumulate all of those boards and all of those pins.


Since we have not been in a home of our own for the last couple of months, I do find that I am on Pinterest more than usual. I've taken "living vicariously" to the next level. "I'm going to cook THAT when I'm in my own kitchen!" "And speaking of kitchens! I love those cabinets and countertops!" "I can't wait to dig out my sewing machine so that I can stitch up all of the curtains for my new home!" "Stained concrete floors - I could soooooo do that!" "Who knew there were so many paint colors?! I'm going to have every shade for every room figured out before we move in!" "If all of those other 'Pinners' could do it, so can I!"

Yes, Pinterest is a bit of a rabbit hole - but right now, I am willingly crawling down!


  1. Pinterest is a perfect place to find inspiration because it is so visual. I have a friend with lots of Pins and she has not tried most of them either. But she did find a few ideas that she tried and enjoyed, and I found some different ones. We might not get to do all of them but someone will - and the inspiration is priceless.

    1. I love the inspiration. I clicked on your name and was taken to Austin! I lived and worked there for 7 years 3 decades ago. A wonderful city and people, and I miss it!