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Friday, April 9, 2010

Mind Games

I've been invited to dinner with a group of friends next Friday night that I used to work with and haven't seen since my wedding seven and a half years ago....Great!

It's in the city, more than an hour and half from where I live...Not great :(

One of the friends said I could stay at her place...Great!

I don't like sleeping over at other people's places...Not great :(

I suggested we could have a night in a nice hotel and show the kids the city, and my husband agreed...Great!

This means I have to book somewhere and pack...Not great :(

I love overnight stays in the city...Great!

But I get so nervous turning up anywhere (like the restaurant) alone...Not great :(

My husband said he'd drop me off...Great!

We're booked for dinner at 7:30, the kids will be ready for bed, possibly sleeping by then...Not great :(

There will be four girls there that I'd love to see again...Great!

I have nothing to wear...Not great :(

I'd love to go...Great!

But I don't know if it's worth the worry and the bother...Not great :(




See the sorts of games my mind likes to play with me?

I don't know how I live with myself.

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Your reasoning is so similar to mine! Find a nice outfit...that's where I always start! And I hope you have a lovely time x

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  2. Just go! Once you're there, you'll be glad you did.

    Enjoy!

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  3. Go, but stop building it up because it WILL disappoint. The best nights are the ones you don't anticipate.

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  4. I'm with Jodie too. Just go and have a great time. You will be glad you did. How often do we as mums get to have a night out? Not very often--for me anyway.

    Enjoy it.

    Shelly

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  5. I completely understand your over-analysing, but... I'm with everyone else. Go!!! Otherwise you'll be sitting at home that night, wishing you'd done something different (or is that just me?!).

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  6. Go and have a blast :)

    I know how you feel though, I do it for everything...even just going to the movies involves a massive mind game.

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  7. Sounds like the conversations I have in my head. Go, enjoy and then share with us. xxx

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  8. Gosh it sounds like there are so many of us the same!

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  9. Sound like your brain is tiring you out! I guess we (= women) all do it. And does it help? I don't think so. I ask myself a simple question: what would you regret more: going or not going? Without all the considerations you mentioned:)) It's an easy pick and once you decide you want to go, all will fall into place:))

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  10. same here hon *hugs* hope whatever you decide you have good weekend

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