Monday, February 15, 2010

Je deviens ma mère.

After today, I should probably just face it. I am turning mother. Not complaining, love her dearly, just never thought the wardrobe would be the tell. But here's what happened today:

I got up at 7:00 to snowflakes falling. I checked the weather and it said the snow was to stop around 8 am, so i washed my hair in the sink. (yes, the kitchen sink, because I already knew the day added up to being cold for the majority of it, so I wasn't about to add to that by undressing. you know you've done it.) So I headed to work with clean hair, and relative to the world, a clean body dressed in what i like to of my outfits of diversion.

*background info: when went to interview for my sweet internship, L.D. said that I could just come in what I wore to classes, something like what she had on--oh wait--she had on black, all be it, somewhat casual pants, with a nice black and white sweater. Hahahahaha. If she only knew what I wore to class.

Thus began the expansion of my wardrobe many thanks to A.K.C and M.E.A. However with all this cold weather and my recent annoyance with dress pants, mostly because of a lack of shirts to go with them without feeling like a complete goth in the wintertime (thank you fair skin), I have been at a loss for creative work attire.

Then I realized that I could get away with wearing jeans. Well, skinny jeans with boots and a unique, catch-you-off-guard kind of shirt that stylish older women love to ask about to younger girls. The jeans are never noticed and they keep me warm and comfy.

So, back to today. I put on my skinny jeans and boots and rummaged to find this white long sleeved button down shirt that I have worn exactly once. This is not your typical polo button down. No, this one falls approximately at the half way point on the back pockets of my jeans. there is no tapering of the hemline. Meaning, the shirt by itself looks a lot like a short version of an old nurse's uniform. I added a warm dark brown wool sweater. Then my peacoat, which is a life saver.

Work went well, then I went to RUF Monday afternoon bible study. This is where it hit me. This sweet girl, L., said Julia, you look straight off the pages of the L.L. Bean catalog. Haha. I am not sure if she meant it as a compliment. But the truth of the matter is--the awkward white button down--Talbots, compliments of mama, the brown sweater, Eddie Bauer, compliments of mama's ll bean credit card, and the canvas tote--ll bean, compliments of the Ellsworth LL bean factory outlet store.

So, thank you mom. Thank you for influencing me in so many ways that are way more important than my wardrobe.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

les lois de la récolte...Laws of the Harvest

Just got back from my Bible study with C.J., A.A., K.H., and led by L.M. We've just finished the second lesson--mistress of the domain: fallen (the terminology is crazy, but you fall in love with in after the first lesson). It doesn't teach how to be a godly woman, wife, friend, but it looks at what the Bible says about woman's purpose and it affects how you are a woman, wife, and friend. Thought I'd share a little.

L.M. started off by adding some additional material and learn and memorize. They are the Laws of the Harvest from Galatians 6:7-8 "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."

1. You cannot reap unless you sow.

2. You always reap more than you sow.

3. You always reap the same in kind as you sow.

4. You always reap in a different season.

Can I just take the time also to say how thankful I am for this Bible study and the leadership of L.M.? She loves her husband well (and he loves her so beautifully too) and her mother-in law and us 4 college-aged girls and literally everyone she comes in contact with.