Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Part 2

Sorry for the hiatus.

So, my meeting with my long lost gal pal left me feeling a bit inadequate. She's really skinny. When I first got back, I was kind of wrapped up in the fact that she looks so great. We shared quite a bit about how our kids are...our oldest's are close in age. As teen boys they have similar interests...video games. And they both are musicians.

I was overwhelmed by how insanely crazy active she is. As our time together wore on, it became obvious that some of her ups and downs with marriages have brought about some neurosis (duh). She's a clean freak....like OCD clean freak. She shared that she's struggled with NOT going overboard with dieting. And it was obvious (since we ate all our meals out) that she's got food "issues".

At the time and for a week or so afterwards, I was preoccupied with how she's managed to stay thin. And how her house is spotless. I figured that seeing me again after all these years was probably a big let down. Here, she lives in Florida, has a house with a pool, takes fun weekend trips, etc. I'm a frumpy fat housewife. She works at Disneyworld and has access to lots of fun stuff. Me, no.

I think that's why I didn't write about our reunion sooner.

Now that some time has passed, I realize that my old friend and I each have our "shtick". Although I'd really enjoy being thin again, I think my friend's life seems exhausting!

That's the long awaited part to of my non-drama drama.

I have more to write about...other things. But I had to get that out of the way first.


Katie said...

You are not a frumpy housewife. You are also a teacher. ;)
I adore you and think you are perfect the way you are. Don't be so hard on yourself!!

Michael said...

People are different ... and that is a good thing.

Shrew said...

You are definitely not inadequate and I second what Kate wrote.

rixie said...

Thanks ya'll...it was just a momentary lapse in reality. But, dang, she makes an average of $50/hour waiting tables in Disneyworld...dang.

Mary said...

And you make a difference in the world every day when you go to work! Sounds like you had a case of "the grass is greener", but I'm glad you realize you are content where you are.