Finding Diana

An everyday woman's guide to figuring out what the hell happened to her life

 


Finding Diana
An everyday woman's guide to figuring out what the hell happened to her life


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I don't know if I have a visual disorder or I'm crazy, but in my head, things look different than they do in reality.  These mostly have to do with the sizes of things.  I ordered something in the restaurant and when it came out I thought "that doesn't look like it's a lot of food".  Now before you take out your Weight Watcher's scales, sometimes things don't look like all that much.  I was quite full eating it and even left some over (very unusual), but my initial impression was how small it looked.


Conversely, I have the opposite problem with clothes.  I was shopping for a dress today and picked out a couple of things one size smaller than I am and thought "Wow, these look so big, how could they possibly fit me".  I tried them on and quickly remembered why the tag had a lower number than usual.  Why do I look at clothes on a hanger and think they are huge, yet they can't fit over my tush.  Now, before you jump to conclusions, I realize that the tush is not small.  But still, it feels like I am taking a pop up tent into the dressing room and seeing if it would look good with heels.

Similarly, I have the same misconceptions with time.  I can't imagine how I could fill an hour waiting for a child to finish a party, yet I am late to pick them up because I miraculously found something to do.

I guess my perception of things is way off.  No surprise there.  Thank Gd I buy my bathing suits on-line by the size number or I might be giving someone out there quite an eyeful.

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1. Lanette | November 20, 2011 at 05:23 AM EST

The paragon of understanding these isseus is right here!

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