|Her Highness showing off her pretty face|
|This corner shelf is suppose to hold a TV but now shows off "pretties"|
I thought you might like the (computer) wallpaper I've used for ages and ages now. It calms my soul and brings peace. It is but one of many wallpapers offered by Revive Our Hearts ministry... here. They are all so beautiful and inspiring but this one has been my favorite.
I'm not sure it is available right now but if you like it, you can request them to add "Stability... The Lord shall be the stability of your times" back to their offerings. They did it for us before after a computer crash (VERY nice people to work with).
I listen to Revive Our Hearts on the Moody Channel.
It has been so very busy here, not at all like I enjoy home life. It's just one of those times of the year where multiple appointments and commitments are scheduled one right after the other. Which is how the subject of dresses arises... in a somewhat roundabout way.
My three month A1C appointment (that is diabetic speak) was yesterday at the clinic and I wore one of my favorite short sleeve summer dresses. It's just easier for the blood pressure cuff and the taking of blood and checking of pulses and all of that to be accomplished. The dress has the prettiest lilac flowers and is so comfortable that I decided to wear it for all of my errands.
Now, my usual summer errand attire is a pair of Capri slacks and pretty blouse so it's not like I'm dressed badly when I go out but there is just something about the way we are treated when we wear a dress (or long flowing skirt with a pretty top). I'm not sure if it is the way we look or the way a pretty dress makes us feel (or most likely both) but I find people treat me better when I'm wearing a dress than even the nicest slacks outfit.
When I was growing up and the nice department stores were mostly downtown (there was one in a shopping center), ladies would not think of shopping without being dressed up. I don't remember ever "going shopping" at one of those stores in jeans when I was very young. This was also the days when the nice stores had tea rooms, we had one downtown and one at the department store in the shopping center (The Mall wasn't built until my teen years).
My mother always told me to dress up when I was shopping and to notice how much more attentive sales people were. While I was not at a high end department store but only Kroger's and Wal Mart... it really was true. At least it seemed that way. Sigh... somehow the Subway store just doesn't replace the tea room.
Well, for all people were quite nice yesterday... it has still been a tiring three days. I was driving from the busy streets of town to our home in the country today... realizing there was no way everything could be accomplished by the end of the afternoon... reminding myself that at one time I combined a full time career with being a full time wife and mom and church volunteer and primary cook and bottle washer. God definitely gives grace for the season we are in at the time!
All I could think of was how much I needed a nap but that wasn't going to happen.... yawn. I can see an early bedtime tonight. :)