Sunday Confessions: Coconut Whatever, Holy Shirts and Cute Overdose

Sunday Confessions



Sunday Confessions…my  first in a few weeks, because I’ve been very saintly? Hm. I don’t know!
I enjoy doing the Sunday Confessions anyway, more like just an excuse to have a little rant I guess? I just watched the first episode of Ray Donovan last night ( I liked it, I’m a long time Liev Schrieber fan and he is aging impeccably I must say!) Anyway it opened with Jon Voight’s character getting released from prison in Walpole, Mass….which is a real prison, I used to live right down the street from it! This made me weirdly homesick. Anyway it’s mostly set in L.A. but has a backstory involving not very nice priests so that of all things reminded me to do my Sunday Confessions post!
So hm…not much intrigue or L.A. confidential stuff going on in my neck of the woods right now, but I’ll do my best!

Confession 1): I have this weird thing where I always I assume I’m going to love whatever hip/organic new food is the latest thing. I had made this presumption about coconut water for a long time without ever bothering to try it because it’s so dang expensive. I imagined it tasting like delicious virgin pina colada nectar or something, I mean, Jennifer Aniston drinks it so it must be good? So anyway I finally got around to trying it, I was so excited to be part of the coconut water sipping glitterati, hey I might even do some Pilates this week I was feeling so smug and healthy. And well... I thought it tasted like….like some water that maybe a dirty coconut rolled around in for a while – I found it faintly disgusting to be honest! I was quite annoyed as I bought a large carton of it as a “treat” to aid my re-hydration after a stomach bug. I’ve tried mixing it with other juices but nope, I can still taste that murky yeuchy under taste – so not only a waste of money, but I fear I am again just not hip with the ultra healthy crowd who enjoys kale chips as a treat. I’m really trying to eat healthier though, I used to be a vegetarian and can just about stomach most health food type weirdness, but certain things remain an enigma to me.

Confession 2): I think I have moths. I’ve gone completely paranoid because a couple of (of course  loved) t-shirts have sprung holes. This could just be that I mostly buy cheap t shirts, but a brand new quite expensive top that I’ve only worn once showed up two holes yesterday and I wanted to cry. I’m suddenly super paranoid (if you look up moths you read about their larvae being EVERYWHERE and it makes the whole world seem bug infested and horrid!) and putting lavender infused things (need to buy some proper sachets) and homemade clove sachets (using an old muslin facecloth – I felt very Martha Stewart doing this!) in every nook and corner I can find. The trouble is in Scotland, I don’t even know how to explain this to Americans…we don’t have screens on our windows (I mean WHAT is this even?! Waltons times?), and in the summer you basically have to have your window open or you’d (mildly!) swelter. So you are basically just inviting all the bugs in for a party, which drives me NUTS. It is seriously one of my most ranted about things in the summer - “In America we have these magical things called screens so you don’t have to live like you are in the jungle!” Grr!...


Confession 3): I met the most adorable baby in the world this week, my friend Sarah has an 8 week old and I got to hold her (well she used me as a human pillow while she had a decadent nap, but she’s the CUTEST so I was fine with it J). I hate when I meet cute babies who don’t cry all day long and just smell good and look googly with their big eyes and smiles. Because they do make me a (tiny bit) broody, and I don’t even know what to do with that emotion on any level with my life/financial/everything situation basically. Plus I’m pretty sure cute babies are just Nature’s trick on indecisively maternal one minute/non-maternal the next types like me. I mean, surely I would never have a beautiful tiny baby who did one poo a day and slept well and didn’t cry much. Big, and I mean jumbo big babies run in both me and the husband's families. I would get a nightmare giant baby with croup and other hard things and have no idea what to do with it and pull all my hair out, surely…right?!

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  1. I'm with you on coconut water. Because everyone is constantly raving about it I thought it MUST be delicious. I took one sip and tossed the rest. It was awful.

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    1. It's some kind of conspiracy, it's so gross/blah tasting!

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  2. Coconut water is disgusting. Like you, I wanted to try it because it seemed like such a delicious idea, and was super sad that it was not :/ I haven't tried more than two types, but I can't imagine there is one that is super amazing.

    NO SCREENS WHUT IS THAT EVEN. That is the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. Maybe slight exaggeration but still. I have little cedar ball things in my closet, I love the smell of them. I don't think I've ever had moth issues, but I don't want them either.

    Cute babies make me want to have all the cute babies, so yeah, I think it's totally a trick. I know my baby would be a devil baby and never sleep and cry 24/7. I will gladly hold and babysit all my friends babies, you know, if they had any and were close to me to make that possible. I like babies on a short term schedule :)

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    1. The thing is when you mention screens here, they're like "Why would I need a screen?" British people are so freaking weird! Cedar balls, they're on my list too. I am determined to kill every last moth that invades my closet.

      I think cute babies are a trick too, a very cute, sweet smelling trick that I would not in a million year be able to handle...;-0

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  3. I deal with moths all the time in my work. Don't worry. They mostly like wool so check your jumpers, they may eat cotton but its not their fave. If there are white gummy bits around the holes it may be moths. You can remove moths by hoovering everything or washing. Deter them with lavender ir cedar. They are easy to get rid of.

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    1. Thanks Elinor, our flat is just so cluttered I feel like they are everywhere, under my nose, eating my clothes! All jumpers packed away, am going on de-moth shopping binge pronto - there's even a website just for moth repelling! (will probably stick to lavender and cedar though the clove thing intrigued me as I had some in my cupboard anyway.) :-)

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  4. I'll be sure to invite you round when she has a tricky period...!

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    1. Thanks! Tell her to not act angelic please! ;-)

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  5. I have never tried coconut water, but I totally imagined it tasting exactly as you described (the good one) and I feared the disappointment (and also expense) so I never bought it and I'm really glad now. I'm actually super picky about veggies...they often taste very bitter or over-strong to me, so I'm really weird about them.

    No screens? What? Enough bugs live in my apartment WITH the screens! WTH? It's not like it's still the middle ages and people are living in castles and just need those window/hole things (I know there is an actual word for them, but I can't think of it right now) - for ventilation. Good luck with your moths! Those things...oy. I wish I had good advice for how to get rid of them. Hmmm. I know with spiders they say to vacuum up the web and destroy the source...hmm..do moths have a nest/source?

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  6. Oh gross coconut water - I love basically anything coconut except whatever comes in drink form. Bleugh. And Tam gets through a carton a day, the nutter...

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    1. I think you either love the taste of it or you don't!

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