Those who read this space regularly might remember me talking about my Pinterest addiction before. While I love looking at other people’s DIY projects and thinking I might like to try them myself some day, I usually don’t. And when I do, my results are generally not the same. Sometimes I wonder if there aren’t more than a few pranksters on Pinterest.

Those who read this space regularly might remember me talking about my Pinterest addiction before. While I love looking at other people’s DIY projects and thinking I might like to try them myself some day, I usually don’t. And when I do, my results are generally not the same. Sometimes I wonder if there aren’t more than a few pranksters on Pinterest.


But I do have a board on which I pin inspirational sayings that I find there and sayings that tickle my funny bone. For example, one said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." Another one said, "I am sure this (chocolate pie) taste way better than skinny feels."


Another one that I love says, "Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant." How true. Another along those lines is, "You’re only a short walk away from a good mood." I think about these signs when I start to feel the dark clouds gathering. While I know people (myself included) can waste a lot of time on Pinterest, I think time you enjoy spending isn’t really wasted.


I mean is a man (or for all my fisher-women friends, a woman) who spends a couple of hours fishing wasting time if he doesn’t catch anything? I know people who would say it is not wasted time. It is relaxation.


It might also be considered therapy. Let’s say a person had a shopping addition (I don’t in case anyone is wondering, I am just supposing here), and it got them into a lot of trouble. They could have a board for handbags (I do) and collect all sorts of wonderful bags there. Sure, they can’t actually carry the bags around, but how many bags can one woman carry at a time anyway?


Probably my largest board is one called Christmas Cards on which I have collected at least 100 Christmas cards. They were the inspirations for the cards I made this year and for my plan to give each person I gave a Christmas card to some extra cards to give away themselves.


So for those of you who are on Pinterest, I invite you find me and follow me or at least send me a pin so I know you are out there and maybe I will follow you. Either way, happy pinning.



Happy birthday Thursday to Zep Youngblood of Denison; Johnnie Thompson, Dominique Stevenson, Joan Huffman, Jill Meador, Ryan Wright, Jo Thomas, Barry O’Neal, Mariah Taylor and twins, Mia and Matthew Green, all of Sherman; Helen Stevenson of Dallas; Sharlynne Brown Williams of Wylie; Bobbie Wardlow Brown of Atlanta, Texas; Larita Johnson and Lanita Ketchem, both of Chicago, Ill.; Jayla Hattaway of Wolfe City; Les Pruitt of Denison.


Happy anniversary Thursday to Jerry and Mary Day of Pottsboro, 49 years; Bob and Mary Wigington of Denison, 46 years.