Plank Pullin – The one where my annoyance is an open book.

It’s Plank Pullin’ time! The one day a week that we strongly resolve to ignore the multitude of specks and sawdust around us and pull one bona fide plank from our own eye. Matthew 7:3-5 style.


Hi, I’m Jessica.  Please feel free to judge me by my cover.  Cause it’s fairly accurate.

Y’all, I am super not good at hiding my annoyance.  Whether it’s with my husband or in a group setting, if I’m unhappy

I disrespects you.

with the opinions in the room, it’s plain as day on my face.   I roll my eyes (though not too dramatically … ), I sigh loudly,  I find ways to completely ignore the discussion at hand by fiddling with something.


Yeah.  It’s blatantly obviously when I don’t respect the topic at hand, or the person doling it out.  Graceful, no?


I don’t necessarily do this on purpose.  I’m just not good at hiding  my displeasure.  For reals.  I guess I don’t have a happy-face mask.  Usually, I don’t even realize I’m sighing, or whathaveyou, until Husband points it out.  And then I’m like, “Oh?  I was?”.




I know it’s something that I need to be more intentional about getting under control.  Because, let’s face it, I’m not going to agree with everyone’s opinions, theology, methods, or … stupidity.  But I need to at least be able to handle that without my B face.  I’m pretty sure Jesus probably said something about that somewhere.


Verily verily I say unto you, save your B faces for the mirror. Amen.





  1. Hey, I miss having the code to add the list to my own post! I liked being able to read them all from my page as well.

  2. The flip side of your plank is one of mine: I spent so many years with the happy mask on that I forgot how to take it back off. It took me YEARS of being intentional about being a genuine human being to re-learn how to share myself emotionally with others.

  3. Yep. I do exactly what you do…and I need to get it under control too. :/

  4. I am usually able to hide my annoyance, but I like to be around people who have a little bit more difficulty with it. Ya’ll are funny.

  5. Your Jesus “quote” cracked me up! :)

  6. Hilarious read. I can relate with this, too. My B face is just waaay too difficult to control most of the time.