Please don’t claw your face off.


I’m a creature of habit, a woman of routine.  I take comfort in consistency.  I like knowing what is “for sure” and to be counted on.  When I show up somewhere, I want to be prepared, to know what to expect, to be ready.

Are you like that?

When you show up here on Fridays, do you expect a new entry of (Bosom) Friend Fridays?  And if a new one isn’t posted, do you want to claw your face off?  Because when I have an expectation that isn’t met, I want to claw my face off.

Now, I have an arsenal of amazing chums just waiting to be written about.  I love writing about these friends, because it makes me happy, and it reminds me of how lucky I am to know such remarkable people.

But some weeks, life gets crazy, and I have two different out-of-town guests, and work is busy, and I try to keep exercising so I don’t go nuts, and I pack 71 pounds of luggage to fly across the country, and I’m too busy EXPERIENCING my friends to WRITE about them.

And I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

So – hello, Nashville.  It’s so, so nice to be back.



  1. Eric on September 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    I feel like that when I miss a consistant deadline or my regular routine gets skipped. I don’t feel that way when others miss something though. I guess I hold higher standards to myself since I am actually in control of something happening.

    I’m a terrible tennis (doubles) partner. When I make a bad shot, I want to claw my face off.

  2. Shannon (sister of the other Annie) on September 3, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    The thing I love most about your blog is how often I want to steal lines from it for my facebook status. Like today. :)

  3. Sarah on September 3, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    And yet… you had time to post this. I’m glad you thought of us – have a good time in Nash-town.

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