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It was just as if everyone had swelled...

...and I certainly have.  So here I am, feeling a little uneasy about my plans for the weekend.  I'm elbow deep in laundry so I can pack to head off to Evanston, Illinois, for my ten-year college reunion.  I also have to pack for the boys' four days with my mother.

I have no idea what to wear to the class party at someplace called "Landmark Bar and Grill" in downtown Chicago.  I looked at the website and it looks kinda fancy-ish.  I have never been into clothes or fashion and being so overweight certainly limits my options.  My wallet does the rest of the limiting, so I am clueless.  What's appropriate? 

Many of my classmates have incredibly successful careers and I'm three years deep into stay-at-home mommyhood.  Normally, this stuff is only a slight twinge of insecurity niggling at the back of my brain.  Going out to NU and mingling again with these people I shared classrooms with a decade ago is making me feel less and less good about myself.  It's like my own, private Romy and Michelle. I promise to refrain from taking credit for inventing post-its.  I think we had them already when I was there anyway. 

I hate this.  I think the only parts I'm still looking forward to is hanging out with the people I still count among my friends and the football game.


Oct. 15th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
1. I've swollen. Think Violet Beauregard, sans purpley/blue makeup.
2. Wear black to the restaurant. Have a black pantsuit maybe? Jacket buttoned, neckline open and no top underneath. Does that make sense? You know black always works and just throw on your best jewelry with.
3. If all else fails, bring a package of post-it notes. J/K! :)
Seriously, have a great time and be confident in all you've done and have yet to do. Travel safe.
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
doht! didn't notice you already mentioned the post-its above. well, didn't you event the uhhhhh........ummmmm...........oreo cookie zipper pack?
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
I have to try on my black suit and see if it still fits.