This is what I wore to Mass this morning:
I’m trying out the pigeon-toed stance that so many people seem to use. I don’t get it.
I was excited to see Jen Fulwiler’s article in the National Catholic Register of this past Wednesday. She writes about how putting on Sunday best helps her be in the right mindset. She gave a shout-out to the What I Wore Sunday link-up, which is pretty exciting. Yay to Kendra and Emily of Fine Linen & Purple for coming up with such a great idea! (Jen’s link explains why my blog had so many hits that day. I knew even my mom couldn’t be reading and re-reading my posts that often. 😉
Jennifer’s article made me think that maybe I haven’t been selecting my Mass outfits so well. For instance, I really like the way this outfit looks, but it is not well-suited for attending Mass with young children. My blouse kept coming untucked (even though I’m not nursing anymore), the belt kept sliding around, etc. It wasn’t immodest, and I don’t know that my fidgeting with clothes distracted anyone else, but it distracted me.
So, today I kept it simple with a dress that is comfy yet looks nice and always feels appropriate. Even then, it tends to slide down a bit in the front. *Sigh* Sometimes I envy men and how simple getting dressed is for them.
On a happier note, Pat and I went out with friends last night for dinner and a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was the first time we had had a real night out in a long time, and I’m very grateful to my in-laws for taking the girls for the late afternoon and evening. They even brought them back to our house to put them to bed. Both of Pat’s parents were snoozing on our couch when we came back around 1:00 am. Very sweet.
This is what I wore out:
It was fun to be able to wear a necklace again!
Girl 1 opened the first door of our Advent calendar today (gift from my mom and day), and Pat is getting down our Advent wreath and Christmas decorations from the attic now. Girl 1 is soooo excited that Christmas is coming, even though she doesn’t understand it all yet. Enjoy your first Sunday of Advent everyone!
For more Sunday finery, check out the link-up at Fine Linen and Purple. Thanks as always to Kendra and Emily for hosting the fun!