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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

This is so embarrassing to admit, but…I really like two Miley Cyrus songs. I cannot deny she is unbelievably talented, but her music is not my preferred genre at all.

But dang, that song Flowers is fire, and Wrecking Ball still slaps. <—trying to talk like I’m Gen Z and not a geriatric millennial.

Confession 2

I don’t set yearly reading goals for myself and I encourage you not to either. In late December, Instagram was awash in stories of people sharing they didn’t make their reading goal for 2022 and they felt like failures.

Maybe instead, we all just say “I’d love to really enjoy reading this year” and then we do just that. Yes?

I do track all the books I’ve read using the Notes app in my phone. But I do it more so that I can remember when I read what. It’s also super useful for recommending books to friends.

Confession 3

Even today, I sweat seeing pending comments in my blog waiting to be approved. What if it is a comment from someone saying they hated my recipe? What if they didn’t follow the directions, substituted half the ingredients, and came to complain that it didn’t turn out? Um, yah think???

As much as I test and retest recipes, I cannot be in the kitchen with people when they’re making my recipes. I can’t see where something might have gone wrong. And that’s stressful!

Confession 4

Dear people, especially older men. If you see a woman walking at what you consider a “brisk pace”, you do not need to yell “where is the fire”. We get it, we walk quickly. Har har, you’re so original.

And maybe, just maybe, we aren’t the ones walking fast. Maybe you’re just slow as hell.

Confession 5

I tried a new face wash after reading about it in a magazine (#geriatricmillennial), and I freaking loved it so much that I ordered a few other products. And I love them all.

I found out after the fact that it’s a celebrity skincare line by Scarlett Johanson and I hate that I’m super basic buying skincare from a celebrity. Ugh!

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  1. I am super basic with my skincare outine: Lavendar (sp?) scented olive oil soap and coconut oil for moisturizer/sunscreen.
    I also confess that if a book doesn’t hook me in the first 2 sentences I just say “nope!” I’m approaching 60 at breakneck speed and life is too short for reading the rantings of wackadoo writers. Erling Kagge is most definitely NOT a wackadoo, nor is Rick Bragg, I highrly recommend them both.

    1. I think I’m getting closer to your actions for books. Not the first few sentences but in years past I would never end a book, no matter how bad it is. Now? I’ll just stop and walk away.

  2. And I confess that I clicked on that skincare link before seeing it was by a celebrity, only to close the tab once I realized it was. 😬

  3. I view goals as… something to try. Not the end of the world if I don’t meet it, it was just a goal! This year ended up busy, I didn’t get to read to that random number I picked a year ago, oh well! Maybe next year. I would never be upset if I didn’t hit that number. Am I the weird one? Do other people look at goals as MUST DOs?

    1. I’m sure it depends on the person. For me, a goal is a good to have, but for others, I’m sure it is seen as a failure. Humans are tricky like that!

  4. I confess that I love St. Patrick’s Day because I always look forward to making your Cabbage Thingy— or was it your “mother in laws cabbage thingy?” with the leftover cabbage that won’t fit in my crock pot! Soooo yummy! The sesame oil bacon cabbagey goodness!!  If you still haven’t made a corned beef and cabbage boil yet (Jiggs Dinner) try it because you can make the cabbage thingy and Reuben sandwiches or corned beef hash with the leftovers! It’s like a tradition now!  Thank you, I can always count on your recipes!

    1. I happen to know that you make the cabbage thing more often than just once a year. HA! And yes, it’s my mother-in-law’s cabbage thing.

  5. I have the most basic facial routine ever. I mix apple cider vinegar and distilled water (I’m currently about 50/50 – worked my way up to that) and use like a toner am & pm. Haven’t made any homemade skin wipes – just use cotton balls. But on my big 2023 to do list is making washable flannel pads to see how I like them. 

    I spent way too long on a recent morning off calculating how many years until retirement, how much more I would earn, how much I truly needed to live on in that time frame and if I could truly continue to work at current job for that time. Did it make it easier going to work that afternoon and evening doing all the math. No…. No it did not. In fact I was beyond cranky while my brain was still feverishly doing the complex math and playing what if scenarios in my head like movie trailers. 

    I need to take down and wash all the curtains in this house. It’s shameful… I’m short and can’t see how bad they are but I know it. I just know there is a layer of dust up there. (Heading to big do list and to add another line)

    I’m addicted to clementines this year. I’m going thru 5 lb bags like water. Like 10 lbs of clementines by myself every week. I offer no apologies. 

    1. I hope the calculations went well. Fingers crossed?

      Clementines peak in winter, so it’s perfectly normal you’re enjoying them so much right now. Citrus is delightful this time of year!

  6. I do not understand reading goals. I mean, I love to read. I do not need a reading goal to get me to read, in fact I get anxious when I don’t have anything new to read! I do hate that I have lingering guilt about sitting and reading, thanks to my mom, who when she’d see me reading (I was a total bookworm even as a little kid), would say, “Must be nice to be able to sit around and read.” So now I have a guilty feeling when I read during the day instead of in the evening. THANKS MOM.

    Those comments under recipes where people complain that it didn’t turn out for them after they substituted yak’s milk for butter and goose grease for coconut oil or whatever crack me up. Everyone with half a brain knows you make the recipe AS WRITTEN the first time you try it. If you don’t have rolled oats and it calls for rolled oats, you can’t substitute Malt-O-Meal that you had on hand and expect a good result.

    1. Of all the ways I’ve messed up my kids, judging them for reading is not one of them. Phew!

      “I didn’t have all-purpose flour so I used ground rocks and this was inedible”. Face.Palm