Saturday, June 28, 2008

Anna's Week of Feminine Dress - Day 5

Friday was also a day spent out, though I didn't think I'd be out as long as I did! I didn't get much done, but we did get some good shopping in!

I wore a casual summer outfit - a pleated jean skirt I found at a thrift store for $3 and a floral shirt I found at Walmart. It's so hard to find nice ones, I often buy one if I do!

I woke up to my alarm at the regular time of 6 a.m. and once again went outside to do devotions. It's so lovely out there in the early morning - so refreshing in the coolness! The morning seem to fly by too quickly, as I did the regular stuff. I cleaned my room and did a bunch of random essentials.

Too soon, it was time to leave. Mom, Jubilee and I went to Miriam's work to a bridal shower the ladies there gave her. It was fun to meet her friends, the food was great, and the gifts were very generous! I recorded who gave her what so that she has a nice list when she sends out thank-yous.

After the shower, we spent the whole afternoon shopping! We don't often go into that part of Montgomery, so while we were there we went to a lot of stores: Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock's. I looked for fabric for costumes, finally finding some green camo-type stuff that the army will have tunics made out of for "Fat Fat Jehoshaphat". Jubilee found fabric for 3 dresses, as I will be teaching her to sew before I leave for college. At the other two stores, Jubi and I thankfully had books and found places to sit - lawn chairs or porch swings on display for sale at stores are very comfortable places to sit! =) I was a bit sleepy and sluggish; shopping often does that to me, and the summer heat doesn't help! ;-)

Arriving home at 5:30 p.m. all three of us set to work making hamburgers for supper. We ate, then Jubilee and I left for church, where the "Women of Grace" were having a movie night, showing End of the Spear. I was quite familiar with the story, having read books and seen Through Gates of Splendor, but this movie again brought the story to life. It was touching and heart-rending to see the sacrifice and service of the missionaries.

I was expecting to have dishes awaiting me at home, so when I walked through the door I was pleasantly surprised to see that mom had washed them for me! (Thanks again, Mom!) So I soon head for bed, reading and journaling, then turning out the light rather late, happy that I didn't have to set an alarm for the next day!


Mrs. Hart said...

Hi Anna,

Miriam and I spent part of the day shopping also! We found some wonderful skirts and tops (really cute and stylish, too!) We bought 3 skirts of the same style in 3 different colors for less than the fabric would have cost to make only one. (not even considering the TIME it would have taken me to prepare the pattern, fabric and do the actual sewing.)

Another blessing is that right now Miriam and Esther are the same size, so being able to share skirts doubles their wardrobe selections.

Mrs. Hart

Anna Naomi said...

Your shopping finds sound wonderful! Where did you get such great skirts? I may have to check them out. =) I'm hoping to make things for college, but plan to shop sales and thrift stores first, since you can sometimes find nicer things for less time and money then making them. Fabric prices have really gone up as well, along with everything else.

The White's said...

I've really enjoyed reading ya'll's posts about wearing a skirt or dress each day! I really liked seeing the Ladies Against Feminism series on that too when my Mom showed it to me.
Anna: What are you going to get your degree in at college?


Miriam Rebekah said...

Your day sounds as busy and tiring as mine was!

I woke up tired and somehow made it through the day (I still don't know how). =)

I hope Jubi enjoys sewing!

Anna Naomi said...

Victoria: My plans right now are to major in Theater Ministry, which is theater specifically geared towards use in the church and in ministry-type settings.

Miriam: Yes, it was a tiring day! Thursdays often wear me out.

Reed said...

Hey Anna,
I love the camo idea for the armies tunics in Fat Fat Jehoshaphat. What a great idea!!!

Anna Naomi said...

Reed: I have to admit, I didn't come up with the idea, though it is a great one! =) The musical director's book suggested it, though it's one of the only suggestions I'm actually using. The cloth I got isn't true camo, but it's green and looks army-ish!