Wednesday, May 8, 2013

And then I used Pinterest to fuel my crazy.

This isn’t a real post because work has decided to take over my life. So this is more just thinking out loud, which will likely give you a glimpse into why you should feel better about yourself because you’re not me.

Ok, so we all know that I’m not someone for which “life in moderation” is really a motto, right?  

Example: last night, before CB got home, I ate so much peanut butter on a spoon that I couldn’t finish my dinner because my stomach was full of delicious, crunchy peanuts.

Me, holding stomach: “Why do I do this to myself?”
CB: “Eat peanut butter out of the jar?”
Me: “No, that’s normal. But why do I not know when to stop?”
CB: “I don’t know, but it seems to be a trend.”

Which prompted me to remember to tell him that I’d already mentally decorated the apartment we haven’t gotten yet, complete with twinkle lights for the balcony at Christmas and the “perfect place” for the jack-o-lantern at Halloween.

Luckily, he’s not new here, and so he humored me.

I mean, I’m not sure how normal adult brains work, but mine tends to acknowledge rational thought and then throw that right off to the side so I can get on with obsessively, excessively thinking about things I have little to no control over. Like, we won’t know if we have this apartment, officially, for a few more weeks. But since things currently look moderately to decently good in our favor, I’ve decided that I should start picking out paint samples for the bedroom and figuring out which new scratching post would fit best in the corner for Oliver.

And then I remembered that huge trend back in the 90s or early 2000’s when Oprah was all obsessed with “The Secret” and all you had to do was make a Dream Board and everything you’ve ever wanted in life would come true.
I'm just guessing here, but
I'm pretty sure CB wants
a chandelier AND flowers
in our bathroom. So I'll just go
ahead and pin that. 

Or, at least that’s what I took away from it. Until, of course, Ryan Gosling totally didn’t show up at my apartment with two tickets to Turks and Caicos (where our new winter getaway was located), and then I threw that Dream Board right into the trash.

Stupid Dream Board.

Anyway, this lead me to spending my entire walk to work weighing the pros and cons of whether or not realizing us in the new apartment would totally will it into truth, or whether it would jinx us right out of it. And I decided that jinx is dumb and Dream Boards are where it’s at and so I’ll be creating a new Pinterest Board tonight solely for our new apartment. Which I think is a completely logical reaction to maybe or maybe not getting an apartment.  


Happy Wednesday! 


  1. Makes perfect sense to me. In fact, I am going to do that, too! (Creating a pinterest board for a home I don't have yet in a city I am not living in yet because of a job that hasn't been offered yet.)

    See? Nothing wrong with you!

    1. Hahaha makes me feel a lot better! :-)

  2. I don't think this is that bad - I pin pictures for my "dream house" of which I have no plans for a house in the near-future (like at least 5 years), I have no money for said dream house, and I have no one but me and John to live in this gigantic dream house!!! Half the fun is imagining, in my mind anyway.

    Of course, meanwhile in our current apartment, the walls are still white and we only hung up about half the pictures ;)

    1. Hahaha so glad you understand! :-)

  3. Dreams are what keep us going! Without dreams, what would we obsess over for countless hours? We would be...bored :) That's my story and I'm sticking to it :)

  4. I haven't been to pinterest.....I'm afraid it would be like eating peanut butter from the jar....I wouldn't know when to stop!

  5. This seems like the only logical way to go, Becky. I mean... otherwise you'll just be unprepared.

    As for Ryan Gosling? There's still time...

    1. Right? That's how I feel, too.

  6. I hate when you preface it with how I should feel better about myself, because I think exactly like you, so then I get sad (at first) that I'm crazy, but then I remember that you're awesome and therefore I am awesome also. Right?

    I totally obsessively think about things that don't make sense. And then I freak out about jinxing it. Like if I switch my flight to an earlier flight and then the plane I WASN'T on crashes, I would feel bad. But what if the flight I switched to crashes, so maybe I shouldn't switch at all and then OH MY GOD BOTH ARE GOING TO CRASH! Yes, I'm cray cray.

    Make a dream board. Ignore my ramblings.

    1. Hahaha I just laughed out loud.

  7. I frequently talk about "when we move." In reality, though I haven't even contacted a realtor (or talked to my husband about moving). My vote is that you are completely normal!

  8. I do the same thing! But with vacations!! I have so many vacations planned, it's a wonder I am able to be at work at all. I think it's fabulous that you have stuff picked out for the new place, because wouldn't it be so inconvenient if you were to get the apartment and had NOT already done all this pinning?? Yes. Yes, it would.

    1. Oooh, I want to do that with vacations! Good idea! (you're creating a monster).