I really should be prepping for my first preaching experience ever… which happens tonight… t-minus 6.5 hours… But I always get the itch to write a blog when I haven’t posted the day before. Even in the busyness of life, writing my thoughts down here seems to help me keep some form of sanity. I thought I would share with you the fun I had yesterday!
It’s been such a blessing to have my sister back in the area! Over the last year I have had to go shopping by myself or with the husband. Both scenarios aren’t ideal! Shopping by myself means standing in front of the mirror for way too long and wondering from every angle if I look okay. I just can’t seem to decide on my own if I like certain things. I will admit that I can be decisive in some clothing decisions, but for the most part a good deal of thought goes into every item before it’s purchased. When I’m by myself it just takes longer to make a decision. Shopping with Jeremy is often like shopping by myself… He just drops me off at a store and finds something manly to do while I’m in there. Even if I do try something on and ask for his opinion, he usually tells me I look good. Don’t get me wrong, this is very sweet, because I honestly do believe he thinks I look good. His lack of any other opinion makes me wonder if it’s really true.
My sister and my mom have been my shopping buddies from sometime. They are very helpful. They offer up suggestions, help me decide between which items to get keep and which items should go back. April especially likes to help me see options beyond my usual styles and colors. I can’t help it that I love the colors navy and gray so much! Having a shopping buddy really does help me!
Yesterday was our first shopping trip since April’s been home. I know I’ve said this before, but I do most of my shopping for two seasons in one trip. I’ll have a fall/winter trip and a spring/summer trip. As much as I love getting new things, the process of shopping seems to wear me out. I’m not sure why. I don’t think it’s all the walking around. My guess would be it’s all psychological. As a classic over-thinker, I can make the most fun tasks complicated and tiring. I think this is my problem with shopping.
It was great to be together as a family again. Mom drove which April and I always appreciate! We went down to Portland which is our favorite shopping place. Gotta love no sales tax! We had a wonderful lunch at Claim Jumpers and a yummy afternoon treat of frozen yogurt at Menchies. Overall it was a very successful, fun day! The weather is perfect for my new spring clothes and I’m glad that I have something new to wear while preaching this weekend! Silly, I know, but the honest truth!