Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tales of a Pinterest Junkie

I think almost everyone I know is on Pinterest these days. We're all pinning pictures of our favorite animals, recipes we want to try, funny pictures, household tips, our fantasy weddings, etc.

But there are some things on Pinterest that I will just never be able to fathom. I'm all for recycling and reusing things, but some people take it too far. These are some of the things that I'm seeing too much of on Pinterest lately.

Toilet Paper Roll 'art'-

Empty toilet paper rolls are fine for vacation Bible school craft projects, or any other kidlet project. Other than that, they go in the recycle bin.

Here's another good one, using plastic spoons-

Maybe I'm just not as 'green' as what I thought I was. Because although the shades of blue are lovely, it's plastic spoons. They go in the recycle bin after you use them. And while I'm spending all this time thinking about this, if you bought a pack of new, UNUSED plastic spoons to make this project, you're not really recycling, are you? No, you are wasting, my friend.

Don't get me wrong, I realize how good I've got it here. There are some people in this world that have no choice but to wear these-

But there are too many people getting carried away with upcycling and recycling here, and this is what we end up with-

Pinterest inspires all of us to want to create, try new recipes, etc. But if you've reached that point when you're painting and gluing your trash to your walls and sticking soda bottles on your feet, it may just be time to stop pinning!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tales From The Dark Side (an MIL story)

It's no secret that I have a lot of issues tolerating the 10lbs of crazy in a 5lb. sack that is my Mother-In-Law. She wears me out, and I don't even talk to her that often.

My husband was the lucky recipient of a phone call from his momma yesterday, that went on for a good hour. The small portion of the conversation, as I heard it, was the Husband saying, 'mm-hmm', 'interesting', 'mm-hmm' as he watched YouTube videos on his laptop while she blathered on.

MIL's latest saga is that she has MRSA (the drug resistant staph infection? The one that usually eats away so much of a victim's skin that they have to have limbs amputated? Yeah, that one). She claims to have huge blisters all over her skin that are infected, but she's only contagious if they rupture. She's been making this claim for well over a month now, so if she's still this bad off, why isn't she in the hospital? Probably because she doesn't have MRSA, that's why. Sounds like chicken pox if you ask me. To be fair, I haven't seen her in over six months, but I know her history. If you have a cold, she has pneumonia. If Lifetime does a movie where a character has a fatal illness, within a week, she has the exact illness, only worse. She exaggerates a lot, is what I'm saying.

News also came from the crazy train that she's getting another settlement from the breast implant lawsuit that has been going on since I met the Husband. That's almost 19 years for those keeping track. But she doesn't want anyone to know about this settlement, it's (her words) a secret settlement. You know what scares me about the 'secret settlement'? Besides the fact that it will rain QVC and 'as seen on TV' gifts down on my house this Christmas, is the fact that she will use the 'secret settlement' to procure a vehicle. She has a revoked license, a drug habit that would make Keith Richards go pale, and black out episodes caused by her diabeetus (that's how she says it), but she will somehow get a car and terrorize innocent people and parked cars on the streets of our city. I really wish we could move to a different time zone. I'm sure for her, driving will be like riding a broomstick, once you get back on, it all comes back to you.

So put your call blocker on, lock up your kids and your prescription meds, my MIL just may be hitting the streets again soon. Don't say I didn't warn you!