Friday, October 24, 2008

my first post

I am feeling all kinds of pressure to make this first official post

as one of the misus -you know- something spectacular. 
The trouble is, I'm just not feeling the groove today.
Sorry, ladies.
So why would I write today then?
Well I'm also feeling some pressure to check in with you all.
Say hi! (HI! And thanks for inviting me 
to eat at your lunch table, so to speak!)
 Make an appearance, shake a few hands, kiss a few babies...
Yes. As flattered as I am that I was invited to contribute here,
I am so doing the popping in and popping out thing.
You know you are guilty of this too.
Maybe not here. In this particular place.
But I know it like I know algebra.
(algebra? ThaT was a little random?)
You know that from time to time those
wedding shower and
baby shower invites
show up on your refrigerator and
although you have a million other things to do
that very day (Why does it always work out that everything 
falls on exactly the same day, when the weekends before and after are
mostly empty, why is that??) You still feel some
sense of obligation because you really do LIKE So-n-So,
and you know you'll feel guilty if you just blow it off.
I always feel like I HAVE to provide an excuse if
I miss some social gathering that I really should have been to.
(My hubby is opposite. If he doesn't want to go, he doesn't,
and he can do it without an ounce of guilt.) 
What about you?? Are you an excuse maker?
And I totally realized just now that I  just compared
this invite to a shower I don't really want to go to.
That was a bad analogy. Because I am SO glad to be here.
I am.
I really am.
You know that I've been reading this blog since 
day one.
But ladies, I'm out. That's all I've got today.
Have an excellent weekend!


Laurie said...

I'm SO an excuse-maker!! I always feel bad about missing anything! Even if I'm 5 minutes late, I apologize profusely!

I wish I could just blow stuff off!! I hate feeling like other people have power over my life, sometimes! ... Okay, next time I really don't want to go, I'm so NOT!

diane said...

That was funny...I like funny.

I wasn't going to leave a comment because I have a headache. But that is just an excuse.

In my 40's, ok closer to 50 I'm learning to skip the excuses and do what I want. What a concept.

the MomBabe said...

I don't make excuses. I just say no and hurt people's feelings instead. Whatever works, right?

Kimberly said...

Laurie said what I was going to say.

Good thing you all can't see me sticking my tongue out at her, eh?

You is funny, Heather.