Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rules of Pinterest

While many people are addicted to and use Pinterest on a daily basis, I think it’s abused more than it’s used.  Let me explain…

Pinterest needs rules.  Pinning things because for the sheer joy of pinning and oogling serves no purpose.  Do you go back to your board and oogle the pins again? Or do they sit at the bottom of the board and feel neglected? Rule No. 1 – Pin useful items.  If you’re crafty, pin away, but try to tackle a pin at least once a month!  If you’re in the mood to try new recipes, TRY THEM.  Yes, the pictures make the food look absolutely delicious, and if the food was in front of me, I would like to believe I would devour it. Therefore, you should make an effort to try a new pinned recipe every week.

Rule No. 2 – Give the pins useful names.  Names such as “Cute!”, “Yummy”, “I can do this”, or nothing are not helpful in determining whether I want to try said item.  If you do not give the pin a proper name, I have to click on the pin, then the link, scroll through a blog, and read about the pin.  More effort than I want to give on a fly-by pinning episode.  So please, if it’s a great new chicken pot pie recipe, make “chicken pot pie” the title and add all your commentary afterwards if you feel it’s necessary.  Though I ask that you PLEASE refrain…there’s a comment section for a reason.

Rule No. 3 – If it’s a food item, please don’t pin just a picture with no recipe.  Oh, here’s something that looks sinfully delicious, but you can’t have the recipe because all I pinned was a jpeg.  You suck. The same goes for crafts.  I am not crafty, I need as detailed instructions (and pictures) as possible.  So please, be kind to your other pinners, and don’t be a tease!

I am sure there are more Pinterest pet peeves and rules that I will think of, but for now, please considering following these 3.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Blog Lives On...

As Aidan becomes more active, I find it difficult to have time to update the blog.  When he sleeps, I clean up, plan out meals, and shop the circulars for the best deals.  I hardly turn on my computer, unless it’s pinning pinterest things while I am holding Aidan while he eats (and sometimes sleeps).

Since the last post, Aidan has tried bananas, green peas, and sweet potato.  Bananas went over well, though it stains clothes and Shout does not seem to remove the stains.  Green pears – well, he made a face at the peas and slowly ate them, however, after the forth feeding attempt, he gobbled his peas up.  Sweet potatoes – not so good.  He barely finished his first serving, refused the second, and on the third day, I had to mix in oatmeal before he would eat the sweet potatoes.  All of his food is mixed in with breast milk so he has a familiar taste, but apparently, it does not work with sweet potatoes.  He was SO excited to eat, and I think he was utterly disappointed when he tasted sweet potatoes.  Next week, I will reintroduce the foods he liked  - oatmeal and avocado.

Aidan has rolled from his stomach to back, but only on the left side.  He rolls fairly quickly when he is laid on his stomach.  He has also started balancing like a tripod for a few seconds before falling over, so sitting up is next...if he wants to.

I swear he mimics our dogs whining when he fusses sometimes.  It's funny to me, and I know he picks up other sounds around him.

Aidan had his first ear infection - in fact, it was a double ear infection.  Why have one when you can have two???  He loves his medicine, but oh my, it brings back newborn blow outs.  He went through a lot of outfits because neither a disposable or cloth diaper could contain his messes.  Hope you weren't eating your lunch while reading this.

 Short post for a 3 week update, and I wish I had time to discuss some of the recipes I tried on pinterest, but there's a fussy kid in a swing refusing to sleep despite rubbing his eyes. The play something country trick isn't effective today.  He must have figured out my strategy.