May 1, 2007

english & karma classes now in session.

i·ro·ny1 [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
(esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
dramatic irony.
an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
the incongruity of this.
an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality, etc.

ah, irony. you're going steady with karma, ain'tcha?

we had our first of three birthday dinners for May tonight..a yummy fiesta at El Torito, a mexican food chain. i brought the shower gifts for the girl who's shower i purposely ditched.

remember that?

apparently the Powers that Be do too.

i got asked today to plan not only a baby shower for my boss, BUT for another girl in our group who's due next month.

hey. at least this one is married.

what am i supposed to learn from this? what great life lesson am i supposed to take away from this...being surrounded by pregnancy? just feels like a slap in the face. over and over and over.

i just don't get it.

i really think i'm a patient person. after all, i deal with my Husband and his emotions on a daily basis.
so if the Lord is trying to teach me that, i think i've already got that lesson down.

or maybe i don't.

i'm many things. like everyone else, i have many layers.

but this is just a constant poking at a sore. it doesn't get any better. and if what kills me only makes me stronger, i'm freaking Supergirl by now.

ta. i'm off to race a speeding bullet and arm wrestle a locomotive.


Jolene George said...

You really ARE supergirl Valerie! I know it's been really tough for you. (((hugs)))

doodlebugmom said...

Aww Valerie.

No words are gonna make you feel better. How about a big (((HUG)) instead?

Melissa said...

When it rains, it pours, doesn't it?

I laughed at the layer comment - it made me think of Shrek!

Nothing more to add, except - here's a hug, from me to you.

Susie Q said...

Wish I could give you a big hug girlfriend. I have so been there and it is freakin' crap. I am sending you a HUGE hug. Wprds just do not do it right now...
Hugs do.
You have those...

Love ya,