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June 17, 2010


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I went out tonight. To Bike Night at a local bar. I listened to a band play covers of AC/DC, Ozzy, and Metallica and I loved it! I was home by 11pm, but for a Thursday night (yes I realize it's not Friday yet) in Upstate NY with my child home in bed it was a wild night! My confession....I think I want to do this every Thursday night for the whole summer!


My confession? I'm still so bummed the Colony is over. I mean...it was wonderful, but it's just a blog for goodness sakes! There are many more important things in life. But, thanks for having confessional here!

Jenn @ Juggling LIe

I confess that I was a little worried that I would host a Confessional and nobody would come. Thanks to Becky and Gretel I can go to sleep now!


My confession = I am going camping for the first time in my entire adult life tomorrow and want nothing more than to stay home. This is what I do for the father of my children and the actual children. Must rally!


I confess that I am a blubbering idiot over my son's preschool "graduation" tomorrow.


I confess that I'm wracked with guilt for having wasted inordinate amounts of time goofing off this week. OK, the past two weeks. Well, at most a month. It's been a topsy-turvy year for me, with a minor-surgery-tedious-recovery and then a weird virus that's left me with painful joints for 6 weeks. Somehow I feel like I've paid my dues and I just don't want to expend any more effort.

Somebody pinch me and tell me it's June and to get off my high-horse.

Thanks for giving the Friday Confessional a new home, Jenn.

gary rith

...that whole "and Gary" thing makes me laugh so damn hard :)


I'm feeling tear-y over my oldest son's graduation, and I know it's silly. He's SUPPOSED to graduate! I think it might have something to do with me not getting to take him to college/see him settled in his dorm (we're putting him on a plane by himself).

unmitigated me (m.a.w.)

I find myself hoping against hope that the people I work with realize that the whole "logjam" situation is because of my boss, who seems to enjoy the drama of doing everything last minute. The first workshop starts Sunday. The second one is four weeks later, and I SWEAR everything will be ready to go a week ahead of time, not at the last damn second again.

I still love the new job!


Today I'm emotional wreck with the upcoming high school graduation of my son... Deep breaths, kleenex, deep breaths, kleenex.

Susie @ A Slice of my Life

It just hit me last night that we have exactly two short months left with my daughter before she runs off to college. I'm really going to miss her.

busy bee suz

My entire family is leaving me for the weekend...I confess that it does not bother me!
Peace and quiet! :0

Smalltown Mom

I wasted too much time of facebook games yesterday.

Manic Mommy

I have an irrational fear of playdates - especially hosting them. A lot of times, I'd just rather be alone. That being said, I invited a passel of mommies and kids to my house next week.


I agreed to join the parents' soft volleyball game at koji's school tomorrow morning and really? i don't want to. i would love to call the woman in charge and tell her i have a headache and can't make it...but then, i would be seen as the "whiney foreigner who doesn't do very much". i'm sure i'll have fun...but i don't want to.


My confession is that I'm still bummed about TWC closing - but, I realize that in the grand scheme of things, there were other parts of my life and the world that could use my attention. This morning I got excited to see that the 2.0 blog was up, so I went over, commented in the watercooler, then began taking a look around - and saw all the drama. Maybe it's all truly squashed now . . . but it left a bad taste in my mouth. And now I think, should I really be leaving a confession here in Jenn's journal about something on another blog? Can this really be a fullout confessional for me the way the old one used to be? Probably not.

I guess it's just the part of change that sucks, and growing pains. But I hate it. I hate feeling as though something I loved, and a group of people I loved to interact with, are now split. I hate feeling as though I am choosing sides by my choice to interact or not.


The 2.0 blog? Where?

My confession is that I really want a nicer house; not a different house, necessarily, but a nicer one. Cleaner and better decorated. Who's going to handle that task? With what money? When? Sigh.


Confession 1: Gary may be the coolest man EVER. Don't tell my husband I said that.
Confession 2: I have a new boss and he is going to hold me more accountable than the old one and I don't want to be more accountable. I want to be left alone.
Confession 3: My husband wants to go out to eat and pick up his Father's Day present tonight and I don't want to. The place is an hour away, our toddler REFUSES to sit still in restaurants and I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO. But I'm going since it is his Father's Day present. Whine whine whine.
Confession 4 (last one, promise): My 16 year old son was invited to go to an amusement park with his girlfriend's family. For 3 days. And they're staying in a hotel. Her mom is taking them, along with her siblings, and they are supposedly all staying in the same room. His father (not my current husband) said it was fine with him and up to me. Which basically means I get to be the bad parent and say no and he gets to keep his status of Cool Fun Parent. I'm not at all comfortable with the arrangement and can't for the life of me understand why the mother of a 16 year old would find this acceptable. Am I blowing this out of proportion? I haven't talked about this with his stepfather yet but I'm pretty sure he is going to agree with me.
Thanks for listening. I feel much better.


I am still looking for a job but what I really want is my old life back when my husband had a really good, steady paycheck and benefits and I was an at home mom and being at everyone's beck and call was the price I paid for being an at home mom.

Now I am still at everyone's beck and call but I am stressed out by difficult finances and needing a job and feeling rejected and unemployable and not really wanting any of the jobs out there anyway.

I know that is selfish and immature, so thank you for letting me get that off my chest...


Thanks for being the brave hostess Jenn and you know we were always going to turn out for the Confessional right?

1. My girl has been away on camp ALL week and I didn't really miss her. Delighted, pleased and thrilled she is home safe now but not upset while she was away.
2. It concerns me my boy will grew up and marry/partner some shrewish witch who will hate me and his dad and 'poison' him against us. Weird huh?

Jayme L.

Thanks for hosting the confessional. I just can't quite unburden myself here yet, but it makes me feel better to know I could if I wanted to. My secret feels so heavy sometimes.


Trash, our relationships/feelings are so different with each kid, aren't they? I have a daughter who is a real challenge and a son who is pretty easy. Like you, I love both with a mother's ferocity but have a very different draw toward each of them.

Jenn @ Juggling LIe

@Ashley--no worries at all.

@Jayme--that's what the "post anonymously" button is all about!

Lisa Paul

I just did something that I think was very generous. And I did it, if I'm honest with myself, hoping to make some people feel very petty. Well, to be really honest, to make them feel like shit. Does that make it not generous? Even if I hold up to my promise and fulfill my generous offer?

Well, it wasn't very graciously received, so I guess it all evened out in the end.


Boy, Lisa Paul, that made me go, "huh?" :)


Trash, I am the mother of 3 boys and I also wonder what kind of girls they will end up with--will they like me or hate me? It really hurts when I read things about how women hate their MIL and think she is stupid. Obviously, this is a touchy subject with me!


This isn't really a confession, but I just want to chime in for those of you who are worried about their sons marrying women with whom they might not get along. For the record, there is just a much of a chance that you will have a wonderful relationship with your daughter-in-law. I was blessed with a terrific MIL - and since my own mom died, she's been like a mother to me. Even after her son and I divorced!

And Jenn - thanks for keeping the confessional going. Perhaps my confession should really be how much I loved to read what others had to confess - made my own demons so much easier to bear …


Okay, this is a big one: I confess that I missed seeing Margaret Atwood read tonight because I was in the Gap buying my son underwear.

But I did see Robert Olen Butler and Alistair MacLeod read, and they were awesome. And Atwood rocked in the Q & A at the end. So, er, at least my kid has bundies.

Life with Kaishon

I love that picture.

Tonya Lynn

I just got home from camping so I'm a bit late.

My confession is that I said some very harsh and disrespectful things to my Grandma this weekend but I don't feel even slightly guilty about it. She sticks up for her 'perfect' drug addicted/alcoholic sons but complains about every little thing everyone else does and disagrees with everything and after 3 days of the constant nagging I had enough.

I know that I should apologize to bring the peace back in the family but I don't think that I'm going to any time soon - the last day and half without her talking to me was wonderful.

Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy

Sorry to hear about TWC closing down. :(


Also feel sad to see the rooms are still empty at the WC. Keep dropping by to see if someone might return. Feel like a good friend has moved far away and although we will still be friends it is just not the same.

reluctant blogger

I confess to being a bit dim. I have looked at these Friday posts before and thought I was missing something - like there was secret text somewhere that I couldn't see. Didn't read the comments and see that it was us who was meant to be confessing.

Ah well, I get it now.

As well as being dim, I also confess to being hopelessly in love. Tee hee! I like to pretend that I am immune to all that stuff but I"m not!

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