Irony is...

...being a member of multiple social networks, yet feeling so lonely my heart hearts.

...telling children all day that they can do anything they put their minds to, then doubting myself so much that I want to give up.

...having a chance to go to the Regional Convention for PTK, all expenses paid, but too scared to go because they will think I am dumb. And old.

...wanting to write finish a book (or two) but not being able to explain the significance of the setting to a fourth grader.

...wanting needing to lose weight, but can't.stop.eating.jelly.beans.

...my husband knowing that I need to lose weight, knowing I am "down", and buying me the aforementioned jellybeans to cheer me up.

...the more we are in debt, the less I want to work.

...feeling so tired but can't sleep straight through the night.

...Daylight Savings Time. Seriously. There are very few farmers in America. Why do we need a time change? However, I am all for "falling back."

... complaining that I am 'normal', but searching desperately for a tenth item so the list would be even.


Fiona said...

I can't help with some of this (jelly beans...mmm...), but I'll offer you this on the regional conference.

[note: this falls under the category Things Professors Should Not Say in Public]

Most of the people at that conference will suck.


If you screw up your courage (or just fling caution to the wind) and submit a paper, go, and present it, what I suspect you'll find is that the papers you *hear* will be underwhelming.

It's a great confidence booster.

And remember that even if the other panelists think you're old, the professors may treat you as a contemporary and equal - wouldn't that put a hair in the students' soup?

Bridgett said...

Sounds like you need a big old hug, girly. So I'm sending one...


And btw, you're neither dumb, old, or fat.

Cheer up! You're on spring break! :)

Amy said...

preachin' to the choir, girl. We need a vacation to one of those countries where they think chubby women are hot.

Courtney said...

Dang, woman! Do you have delayed postpartum depression? Seriously, though, it's okay to feel these things. Even though you're wrong on all of them. ;)

Sara said...

(((Hugs for you)))

Wish I could do more!

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