In today's homily, our pastor elaborated on the three points our bishop always makes in his Pentecost and Confirmation homilies: that the sacramental celebration calls each of us to prayer, to evangelization, and to service. It helped to be reminded, as I stood in the narthex bouncing a fussy child, that those calls are manifested differently in the lives of different people--that right now, teaching and caring for Little Bear is a large part of the service and evangelism I'm called to.
This morning I was up early enough to remember that it was Pentecost and come up with some red that wasn't too wintery--most of my red clothes seem to be sweaters! I probably wouldn't really have regretted winding up in a sweater anyway, as it was 28F when we left to house, but I am just so sick of winter clothes! Also winter.
The sun felt very nice anyway, and it had warmed up to a pleasant 39F by the time we got home. Yes, that is snow on the ground behind me. No, I can't believe that I just called 39F warm on May 19.
Red tank: Wal-mart
Lace shrug: old--I think it came with a Coldwater Creek dress?
Skirt: Once Upon a Child consignment (Motherhood Maternity--not pregnant, it's just comfortable)
Boots: Jessica Simpson
Those boots... I have loved the Old West since I was little, playing cowboys & indians with my siblings, watching John Wayne deliver justice from the barrel of his six-shooter... I've never quite outgrown it: describing a book or movie as a Western is still a surefire way to get me to try it. My last Christmas break in college, I spent about a week visiting my aunt and uncle in Houston. One evening we were walking around the mall, and I stumbled across a display of boots. Cowboy boots. Real suede cowboy boots. On clearance. Remotely authentic? Of course not... but a pair came home with me anyway. Barely a month later I dislocated my patella and spent the rest of the semester in flats and a knee brace, banned from anything with the slightest heel, while my household sisters happily babysat my new boots. Oh, well... they sure brought joy to plenty of people.
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