I Must Confess…Micro-Confessions

Well hello there. Lovely to see you all again!

Thanks for sticking around while I’ve been rather quiet and boring on the blog front.

What have you been up to the last month or so? Lots? Nothing? The same old, same old?

Even though I’ve been idle around these parts, I’ve been busy everywhere else. Which was the very reason I decided to lighten my load and step away from writing for a while.

I want to take this chance to thank Ann, Raychael, Lisa, Emma and Toni for being kind enough to host IMC while I’ve been otherwise occupied. I’m so grateful for your generosity in hosting – you really did lighten my load.

And, while I’m at it, thanks to all of you (yes, you!) for supporting these lovely ladies and continuing to share and take part. You are all rather awesome and prove that this community we have all built together is simply amazing.

Oh, so many things to catch you up on. It’s going to take a while to get through it all, which is lucky as I’ll need all the help I can get to get back into the groove of regular blogging!

But first, to ease me into things, let me confess to all the little things that are genuine confessions but are so minor that they don’t often warrant a post all of their own.

Let’s call them “micro-confessions.” Here’s mine – I would love to hear yours!

1. I’m not good at maintaining cars. I just spent a fortune on my trusty little Mazda 2 as I hadn’t serviced it in a while and it needed all sorts of things replaced to get through rego. But despite the cost, I’m afraid I’m not about to change my ways anytime soon – cars are for driving, after all!

2. I desperately need new slippers but my old pair are perfectly worn in and comfy and just right. I don’t really want to have to go to the trouble to wear in another pair, even though these are clearly on their last legs (no pun intended…)


3. I am amazed at the power of pasta – you can cook it (duh), colour it, glue it, make jewellery out of it and use it for craft. What you may not know, it’s also a very effective tool for sensory regulation. Gilbert has started chewing on uncooked pasta during class to calm down and it’s made an amazing difference. In fact he had his best week ever at school this week. So never underestimate the power of pasta!

4. Weeds have overrun my garden and my pavement. It’s not that I don’t care – I do. I obviously just don’t care enough to get off my arse and do something about it.



5. I confess I’m hoping that my mum will help me out with the garden and the house while I’m away this coming weekend. I know I’m a bad daughter for expecting her to look after the kids as well as hoping that she’ll do the jobs that I don’t like doing…

6. I’m not entirely happy with my cleaner but I don’t know how best to deal with it. At work, I deal with this stuff all the time and, while I don’t like it, I do it because I’m a manager and that’s what I’m paid to do. But when it comes to my non-manager life, I avoid confrontation like the plague and up until now I’ve been hoping things would improve. I really do need to sort it out though…

7. I’ve been biting my nails again. From stress. I have decided to try artificial nails again but need to wait until the skin around my nails heal up first. From previous experience I know there is nothing worse than vigorous filing and gluing on tender skin – ouch.

8. Nathan and I have made the decision to be a little more forthcoming with photos of the kids. Originally we didn’t want to post photos of them but we have revised our position and feel more comfortable with that now. So here are Delilah, Gilbert and Matilda – their namesakes at the back and the real deal (being suspiciously nice to each other) in front:

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9. I still haven’t made a final decision about leaving work. I should finally receive my official estimates for my redundancy package this week and I am off to see a financial planner for the first time in my life on Wednesday. I just want a decision to be made as I’ve been in limbo for over two months now. No wonder my nails are definitely the worse for wear 😉

10. I’m going to Problogger with my husband this week. 3 nights away on the Gold Coast with no kids and no responsibility. Just look out for the blonde middle aged couple who are having a little too good of a time away on their mini-escape from home. That’ll be us!

God that feels good. I forgot how freeing it is to get things off your chest, even just a lot of little things.

So, over to you. What little confessions do you have to share with us this week?

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I Must Confess

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!

Next week’s prompt – when you are in need, what’s your sweet treat of choice?

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25 Responses

  1. Zita says:

    So lovely to have you back Kirsty.. Love this prompt and wished I’d seen it earlier…never fear I will use it for another time when I’m stuck for words!! Will keep a look out for you both on the weekend! I’m so excited I keep forgetting I’ve got 3 days of work to get through first!! Hahaa….
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  2. Oh Kirst that is just SO great about you both coming and having a break, I look forward to meeting you both. I feel privileged to see a photo of your trio! Great news on the chewing pasta, sadly my 6yo scours the supermarket shelves for any loose ones floating around and eats them! Oh well care factor 0. Weeds, slippers, car, same same!! Have a great few days and see you soon. x
    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me recently posted..How to go clothes shopping like a boss – Laugh Linkup

  3. Enjoy pro-blogger – you’ll have a ball (and nice you get to go together!)
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..First of the Month Fiction – September

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Lydia – I can’t wait. Not sure what I’m most looking forward to – the event itself, being away from the kids for a few days, spending some quality time with Nathan or meeting all those bloggers. It’s a win/win/win/win situation for me!!!

  4. I desperately want to buy you new slippers! If it helps, weeds are the only thing thriving at my place too!
    Amy @ HandbagMafia recently posted..Unrestrained Shock

    • Kirsty says:

      Hahaha – that photo made them look worse than they are but I am definitely due a new pair – it’s just the wearing in stage that I’m not looking forward too!!!

  5. Welcome back! Enjoy Problogger!
    Emma Fahy Davis recently posted..Putting It All Out There…

  6. Loved hosting. Glad you are back. I’m currently having the war on weeds, it’s never ending. They seem to be the only thing that really thrives in my garden at the moment.
    Mystery Case recently posted..A Mystery Case Confession | ProBlogger Envy GIVEAWAY

    • Kirsty says:

      Thank you so much again for hosting Raych! I hear you on the weeds – we would like to use round up on them but it’s been so wet along the east coast lately that there hasn’t been the opportunity to spray them. I bet it dries up when we’re away – garden karma…

  7. Ness says:

    Welcome back Kirsty. We’ve all missed you. Your three kidlets are absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t know that pasta had quite so many uses. I hope you have a blast at Problogger. Enjoy! xo
    Ness recently posted..Monday Morning Moaning

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Ness – it’s great to be back! I’m just hoping for some good weather on the GC – after weeks of rain I would love a morning walk along the beach while I’m up there 🙂

  8. It is good to have you back, popping up in my feed to read. I must confess that I have actually joined in this week. I have been meaning to for a while. Can’t wait for next week … if I remember.
    Anne@Grit and Giggles recently posted..Early Morning and Some Confessions

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for that Anne and for joining in! I’m so happy to be back and to catch up with everyone again – I missed my confession Mondays 🙂

      I’ll send you a reminder for next week too!!!

  9. It’s so awesome that you both blog and can use problogger as a learnin experience but also an awesome little holiday!
    Toni @ Finding Myself Young recently posted..Confessions of a new mum, a dreamer and a chronic over thinker

    • Kirsty says:

      I know. The other benefit is we can divide and conquer – we are splitting up for most of the sessions so we can cover as many of them as possible! Win/win!

    • Kirsty says:

      I nearly forgot to add a great big thanks for hosting last week – how rude of me to not thank you properly Toni!

  10. Good luck at ProBlogger, I hope you enjoy the break. Also, I’m completely with you re: confrontation. It’s like if someone is doing something wrong, I just hope it will go away on its own rather than me having to deal with it.
    missRBit @ Legally Alien recently posted..Expanding my photography skills

  11. Tegan says:

    I have pavement like yours underneath my clothesline and it is constantly full of weeds. When I can be arsed to go out and start digging them out, I actually find it really calming. I turf the dog and Dyllan outside too and because it’s under a tree it’s nice and cool.

    Have the best time at Problogger! The beds are awesome at QT, they seriously feel like you are laying on a cloud.
    Tegan recently posted..Worry Wart Extraordinaire

    • Kirsty says:

      OMG – you were so right about the bed! I have never slept better – have serious bed envy now that I know how totally crappy our own bed is!!!

  12. Jacana says:

    Oh my gosh I am glad someone else’s slippers are as bad as mine
    Jacana recently posted..Three Strikes

    • Kirsty says:

      I’ve got them on again tonight – they are still so comfy, despite the wear and tear…I just don’t want to have to go through the hassle of wearing another pair in! #firstworldproblem

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