It has been SO rainy and dreary this month! We've had a few beautiful days, but then when it seriously rains/ is gray and cold for days in a row the gorgeous weather becomes the most distant, vague memory. I think that added to my "how is only the second Sunday of Lent?!" feelings at the beginning of mass.Therefore, this Debbie Downer is linking up with Rosie's My Sunday Best because blogging therapy.
Here are a few mass outfits I've snapped recently:
Everything has been worn before, except the black shirt I bought last summer from Piper and Scoot, and the copper striped shirt on the right is a fall buy from J. Crew factory- it's one of their artist tees and I definitely recommend!
Also, elastic waists are basically the theme of my life.
I can't remember if I mentioned this before but the black wedges were a desperate Amazon buy last year. Several years ago I bought a pair of black (pretty high) heels that were actually not uncomfortable. I was able to wear them in the years when we had two kids and then they sat in my closet for a while. Well, last year I wore them on a Sunday when we went to the parish hall for donuts after mass (ergo, more "distance" walking than usual), and I was SO embarrassed because I could hardly walk in them! I was hardcore considering taking them off and walking barefoot to the car, but I opted for a vain hobble instead. That afternoon I pounced on Amazon and found a pair of well-priced wedges with good reviews. Lesson learned.
I've had some interesting moments of introspection today. In one of the books I read last year (How Not to Hate Your Husband after Kids), the author talks about doing away with narratives she makes up about her husband. Like, if she's doing the brunt of the housework or putting a lot of effort into parenting while her husband is sitting around, she'd tell herself he's being lazy on purpose, when in reality he's happy to pitch in but is waiting for her to ask him for help.
I definitely do the narrative thing.
Likewise, while reading Gretchen Rubin's book, The Four Tendencies, I recognized the narrative thing in play too, in regards the Tendencies- I might think people are doing x,y, and z because they have no common courtesy, but it's probably that they have a completely different Tendency that plays a role in their actions (or lack thereof).
There's a second-hand auction site that I've gotten really into since the summer; I've since realized that I do the narrative thing with this auction site. I almost always won't bid on items that already have bids. I don't like to get into bidding wars, and I feel like that other person "found" the item first (I know- um, hello! The purpose of an auction is to have multiple bids!). I get in such a huff, though, when I've searched out and then bid on an item that is obscurely listed, and then someone else comes along and bids on it too! In my head they are saying, "MINE!" to something I've discovered. The nerve of them!
Haha, I guess it's good I've realized all of this during Lent- lessons in self-reflection and detachment, right?
That's all for now. Hoping your Sunday is relaxing if not sunny!