Thanks for lifting my spirits. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way sometimes!
My husband's colleagues and current friends have been so supportive of our lifestyle, that even the slightest whiff of criticism took me by surprise.
I think Tina hit the nail on the head when she commented: "I know the rejection of self - feels so much worse than the rejection of food. It is much larger than whether people like your pound cake or not."
The weekend was a mini-reunion of my husband's old friends; the women, a wife and girlfriend unlucky enough to be dragged to a rural cabin. Part of my uneasiness came from having my husband surrounded by men in various stages of permanent bachelorhood, divorce, and second marriage.
You know, the kind of situation when you really don't wish to be set up for comparison! Especially this pregnant!
We spent today taking the assorted kids on a creek walk while the guys canoed. It warmed my heart when the sophisticated eight and ten year olds asked their dad if they could come back next year instead of going to the beach or Disneyworld.