Wednesday, February 08, 2012

true confessions discussed

Yesterday's post provoked a slew of comments here and elsewhere, many aimed at my indecision over adding another baby to our family. Of course you all think it's a great idea, but what did I expect? :)

Several of you wondered why sour cream made the list of must-have ingredients. Now that I feel all self-conscious over needing sour cream in my fridge, I will list all the things I often use it for.
Condiment topping for chili, tacos, fajitas, baked potatoes, cheese quesadillas, and an ingredient in my banana bread muffins recipe. I also use it to make a veggie dip by adding Hidden Valley Ranch powder mix to make a tasty dip, which is not nearly as good as Johannah's homemade dip. But she'll need to publish what she puts in it because I forget everything she told me in December. What's more is I never buy low-fat, only the full-fat. Yes, more incriminating details, but I am one of those weird people who is genetically thin, at least for now. Just give me another 15 years...

And here is a picture of me with my new favorite sweater mentioned yesterday. I took this one myself, sorry to say.

Seth took this one with my winter hat that I wear for church and going out in the cold to do errands. I tried on a billion different hats when I was in PA in November and this on by Isotoner was the only one I really liked.

I have been working at keeping my wardrobe simple with only items that I really like and will actually wear. I have read a few posts about this topic over the last few months that perhaps I will post about it sometime.

About my tea drinking habits, it does sound a bit excessive, but I'll break it down for you. I drink one cup of Lipton, full strength with my breakfast. Since I have been battling this cold, I sometimes have been indulging in a cup of peppermint tea later in the morning. In the afternoon when Seth and I get through our lunchtime and back into our lessons, I drink another cup of Lipton with caffeine to ward off the sleepy eyes. And then in the evening after the girls are in bed, I either have what I consider my dessert tea, (which is something from my Stash collection like Vanilla Chai, Vanilla Hazelnut etc.), or I have a cup of cocoa. Or again if my throat is sore, I have a Camomile or peppermint tea.

Anyways enough about me and my habits, I just wanted to acknowledge all your fun and thoughtful comments to yesterday's confessions.

And Jo, I just saw your comment come in before I posted this. It is the end of an era, unless I find one on Ebay to replace my pink argyle. I haven't checked in a while, but I did see some on there awhile back. But I may be over that sweater so it might feel weird to try to replace it. Does anyone else have favorite clothes they can't bear to see wear out or is it just me?


  1. My favourite piece of clothing is my pair of Silver jeans. I bought them eight years ago for a LOT of money, but they have lasted all this time.The amazing thing about them is that they fit well when I am a size 4 and when I am up to a size 11. Sometimes it pays to pay the big bucks.

  2. that hat and sweater match perfectly! and I cannot wait to read your post on clothing later on... :)
    You make good use of sour cream.. I am very proud (tacos, fajitas, chili, quesadillas,...) well done, your Mexican friend is happy :P

    Love you!...


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