Sunday, August 10, 2014

My "Controversial" Sunday Outfit...and Some Non-Controversial Questions.

So, Tusday's post of this week turned out to be somewhat controversial....which was totally to be expected.  Friday's post however was decidedly not controversial, which was also to be expected. 
However, my brother said that no controversy = no fun, so I promised him a controversial Sunday outfit.  

This was the best I could do.

Linking up with FLAP

First of all...lime and pink and a weird pose? 

 My own daughters did not approve of the color combination.

"Pink doesn't match green, Mom" 

So, I was all daring with my color combination.

And, sleeveless in church?? I know some people don't approve of that either...but I personally have no problem with a sleeveless top depnding on the cut of it.  I wouldn't wear a tank top to church but sleeveless is fine with me.  I'll begrudgingly follow modesty guidelines if they are posted, but I will also admit that I'm not a fan of them. 

  Now, for some more questions from Kenda.

1. What do you still want to do this summer?

Well, I would like to get Elsa fully out of diapers before her 2nd birthday on September 11th (probably not going to happen).  And, even more than that, I would like my husband to find a good, full-time paying job before the end the summer (he managed to come up with pro-bono, part-time legal work, but you know...we kinda need money.  That's what I want..anyway...not sure if it will happen. 

I've never really had a summer bucket list and my ideal summer would basically look just like the rest of the year, but with swimming and the occasional family visit and reunion thrown in. 

2. What's your favorite kind of pie?

My philosophy of dessert is that if it's not chocolate, it's not worth it.  So, I guess I would say that chocolate pie is my favorite.

3. How much sleep do you need each day? How much do you get?

I need about 8 hours. Usually I do get around that much. 

4. Do you prefer to swim in a pool, lake, river, or ocean?

I prefer to not swim at all, but if I have to (like to keep a toddler from drowning herself)...I much, much prefer a pool.  I hate seaweed and icky things like that. Plus the ocean is always cold.   Lakes are okay, but there's fish and plants and lots of times the bottom is slimy. 

5. Do you know any poems by heart?

Yes...I know the ones that John memorized last year for Kindergarten. I don't know the girl's poems though..they memorized them on their own without help. 

6. Do you use the public library?

Are there people who actually don't use the public library?  I love the library.  One of the first things we do when we move is get a library card. And, I've learned the trick of getting one for each of my older kids.  That way if one card gets black-listed, we can use another one (did I just admit that??).  Don't worry..I still pay the fine...eventually. And, I still use library cards from Florida and Rhode Island to check out e-books. 

I actually really love the library where we live now.  The main library is HUGE with a great selection.  I found some new books from my favorite authors and so far we've been able to find most of the books that the girls need for school.  Plus they have chess club and free homeschool art lessons and a bunch of other activities that seem cool.  So yes...we use the library. 

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  1. I usually try to have sleeves of some sort at Mass but I have to break my own rule when I'm pregnant! I get suuuuper hot and dizzy if I have anything covering my shoulders, and then I feel like I'm going to pass out and, well, I feel like it's probably better to show a little more skin than I'd like rather than risk fainting and scandalizing the congregation that way :P I kind of doubt anybody cares what I'm wearing, and it's probably a good blow to my pride not to be able to follow my own rules for modesty at Mass!

    Cecilia was wearing a sleeveless dress to Mass this morning (usually she wears a cardigan over but we were in a hurry) and thankfully there was a spare cardigan in the car, because she got out and I realized there was blue marker all over her arms!!!

  2. marker on arms. Yep...we've totally gotten someplace and realized that someone decided to draw all over themselves and I hadn't noticed. Spare cardigans are perfect for that!

  3. Isn't the library awesome! I love the play area in the Main Library.

    We will pray that a job is found quickly so all of you can get some peace.

    Also, what poems do you have the kids memorize for kindergarten? My kids know some Latin psalms but I'd like to get them doing longer poems.

    1. We follow the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabus (mostly...we do change some things), but we do follow their poetry. They have the K kids memorize a few poems from Robert Louis Stevenson. "The Rain", "The Shadow", "Bed in Summer" are a few.

      Thanks for your prayers!! Much appreciated!

  4. I was wondering what you meant by "controversial" when I saw this linked over at FLAP! I think the color combo is fantastic. I would have worn an undershirt, but that's just me. I think your distinction between tank top and sleeveless is an important addition to the discussion—I've never really thought about it that way.

  5. I have been wearing sleeveless shirts at home for the past (hot humid sticky) while, but for Mass I wear a shirt with at least cap sleeves... Just my own little thing, as we attend a very casual parish!

  6. That color combo is actually classic! Hello, Lily Pulitzer anyone?? :)

  7. I feel the same way about dessert - if it's not chocolate then why bother?!

  8. Take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of southeast Texas. So warm you can put a baby in it!


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