Confessions – Sustainable Cooks



If you’re new around here, confessions is a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment.

I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we all have a better day because of it. Let’s get started! 

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Confession 1

I cannot stand the word “dupes”. People use it in lieu of duplicate and it is usually deployed when Instagram influencers are trying to sell you cheap leggings or skincare. “These x brand leggings are perfect dupes of Lulus”.

Hard pass. 0 stars. Unsubscribe.

Confession 2

One of the few good things to come out of the pandemic was the giant expansion of curbside pickup options. It seems like every store and even mom-and-pop restaurants now offers this service.

This is HUGE for people with mobility issues. If you have a physical disability, this is a small step in leveling access.

But there is a tiny part of me that is so freaking jealous of people with new babies. Whhhhhhhy wasn’t this around when I had tiny small children?

The idea of rolling up to a designated space and getting my groceries without having to lug children around…well that seems like heaven!

Confession 3

There is this sweet retired couple in my neighborhood that walks their dog at least 4-5 times a day. I see them on my walks/runs, when I’m running errands, taking the kids to school, etc.

I almost wonder if this dog is thinking “can we just stay home today? Please? Or maybe just like TWO walks today? Just have a Netflix day”?

I try to lock eyes with the pooch to see if he needs me to intervene on his behalf. Bark once for “help me” bark twice for “mind yo business, lady”.

Confession 4

My hair is currently longer than it has ever been, and frankly, it looks dumb. I have baby fine hair and at this length, it just hangs there plastered to my head, or I put it in a sad little ponytail.

But, I have no idea what to do with it or what length it should be right now. So, it just keeps growing and I just keep hating it.

Confession 5

I’m someone who has never used the snooze function on an alarm clock in my life. It’s just not my style.

On the mornings that Troy goes to work, I get up at 4:50 am to work out before he wakes up. I used to finish my workout and then go log onto my computer while he was still in the shower.

We keep the house at 63F at night, and in winter, my workouts are COLD. One morning, after my workout, I decided to climb back into bed to warm up. And you guys, it was glorious.

And now, I dive back into bed for the 5-10 minutes while Troy is in the shower/getting ready. I read the news, check Instagram, and warm my toes back up.

I never fall back asleep (once I’m awake, I’m up for the day. Flaw in my operating system), but it’s so cozy!

Ok, friends, your turn! What do you need to confess? Want more confessions? Read more hereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here. Or read the whole darn archive here.