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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!

A woman with a finger up to her mouth saying "shhhhh"

Confession 1

I hate, hate, hate, HATE the term “boss lady” or “lady boss”. It’s boss. No need to assign a gender to it.

Confession 2

A few months ago, we tried some bamboo toilet paper that I found on Amazon. It was HORRIBLE.

None of us could wait until it was all gone. The worst part about it was trying to get the roll started because I swear they super glued the end of the roll to the rest of the roll.

One day, I walked by the boy’s bathroom and I heard Jack yell from inside “One star. Do NOT RECOMMEND”. I didn’t stop laughing for at least three days.

Confession 3

I never finished watching Hamilton on Disney+ and I’m not the least bit embarrassed about it. I’m not a musical person and nothing can make me one. Not even history.

Confession 4

Mom jeans can go straight into the dumpster fire hell of 2020. Why are these back? Why? I saw Cindy Crawford’s daughter wearing them. She is a model and even SHE looked terrible in them.

Ladies, these were mocked and eliminated from society for a reason.

Confession 5

One day the boys and I were driving home down the main road. The car in front of us took a left and I noticed that their brake light was out.

It wasn’t the turn I would take but I knew the road would eventually take us home, so I followed them to let them know. The car parked eventually parked in a driveway and a young Latino man got out. 

I let him know that his brake light had burned out. He thanked me profusely. He said he was so grateful that I was the one who stopped him and not the cops. 

It was another stark reminder for me that I have the assumption of safety when I get pulled over. I did nothing to earn that assumption; it’s just based on how I look.

Confession 6

Our neighbor’s beloved dog passed away last year. He was the first dog my boys weren’t scared to be around and they talk about him all the time. The dog’s name was Jack (their other one was named Sarah. Both named before they moved in.), so I’m going to refer to him as “the dog” or else it gets confusing.

In the last few weeks, Bennett has taken to pretending the dog is his “spirit dog” and follows him around. Bennett sleeps with his “crew” of three stuffed animals – 2 kitties and a sloth – each and every night. Recently, I saw that two of the animals were at the foot of the bed and he was snuggling with only one of them.

I asked Bennett why the kitties weren’t up with him, and he said that the ghost of the dog was taking up too much room in his bed while they were snuggling.

So, that was…interesting.


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38 comments on “Confessions”

  1. “Boss lady” is bad, but “Boss Babe” makes me downright ragey. Nothing screams “I’m shilling an MLM” more than seeing some woman describe herself as a “Boss Babe.”

    • “empowering women by building a team of awesome boss babes” = MLM

      If MLMs make you as screamy as they do me, you MUST listen to season 1 of The Dream podcast. Holy crap, it’s so so good.

  2. Corona toilet paper truly is from hell. The last thing I wanted to deal with on top of everything else is rippled scratchy abrasive but wipes. Seriously!  I keep putting it in the man cave bathroom. The stuff seems to reproduce like tribbles or gremlins or something. 
    If I forget to put my mug under the coffee maker and brew my coffee on the counter and down the cabinets into the floor ONE MORE TIME… I don’t know. Maybe I calm in sick to work!? 
    I might have three bags of assorted chocolate bars and/or mini payday bars in my desk drawer. Shhhh
    People who follow/unfollow need to be smacked, twice. 

    • The irony is we had enough TP, but I’m always looking to try new eco-friendly brands. This one was a major fail. LOL.

      Oh no to your coffee!! Maybe you should just store all the mugs in the house under the coffee maker?

      The follow/unfollow game makes me hate social media even more than I already do.

  3. One star, would not recommend ????????????! I am dying over here! I’d trust all of his reviews!  

    • It’s been his new go-to saying and it comes out in the funniest ways. Troy was pouring salsa into a container and accidentally spilled it all on the counter. Jack grabbed a chip and scooped the salsa off the counter and said “this restaurant is a one star. I do not recommend”. 🙂

  4. Completely agreed on the mom jeans!

    Last week I bought a small stair stepper for when the weather gets too cold to walk/jog outside. My 70 year old father does 300 steps a day on his. Yesterday, it was cold and yucky outside so I did 300 steps on the stepper. Today I can hardly walk.

    • People on IG have been sending me photos of mom jeans in stores and it makes me hate these horrible things even more. We KNOW BETTER!

      Wow, that’s so cool! How much space does it take up? Can you send me a link? I will walk in almost any weather but it might be good to have a backup. Also, your dad is a badass.

  5. LOL on the toilet paper. Some of the local distilleries started making sanitizer at the start of the pandemic, and I was grateful to find some. Unfortunately, it smells like it came from a distillery, so the homemade sanitizing wipes I made make my car smell like a bar. All I need is some stale cigarette smoke.

    I haven’t seen Hamilton, but enjoyed the Ron Chernow bio on which LMM based the musical. I like the songs I’ve heard from it, even though I am not a fan of rap. I do think it introduced Alexander Hamilton to some who might have found history boring, so for that reason I like LMM’s choice.

    Gotta love kids’ imaginations. My son had an entire extended family of horses, each with an elaborate back story. I confess that I miss them, now that he has grown up and no longer talks about them.

    I am trying to maintain my sanity during this political season, and find myself cursing at some signs I see while driving. I know it’s not rational, but it helps me to relive stress, and no one can hear me.

    I don’t have strong feelings about mom jeans, but HATE that someone gets to arbitrarily decide what we can and cannot buy. I remember looking for a navy blue suit, and the clerk telling me “they” weren’t showing navy that year! I asked her who in the world they were, and why we had to listen to them.

    • Yes to the distilleries! They’re doing that around here too and boy howdy does it stink.

      Oh, I should check out the bio. I do love a historical nerd book.

      The feed bill for a herd of horses must have been so expensive! Ha.

  6. So glad I’m not alone in lack of interest in Hamilton. I have hated musicals since I was a child – like finger nails on a black board. 
    I also hate Grease. Could never figure out why schools thought this was good subject matter to be promoting for plays. Gross. 

  7. I can’t stand people who don’t read their comments before posting them, can’t find a way to edit, and then have to write corrections…LOL…Food and cooking ARE of great interest.