Some ladies around the Blogosphere have been posting pictures of themselves going about their everyday routine in dresses. Many of us ladies wear dresses and skirts all the time, and others have asked how we play with our children, do our housework, exercise, in dresses. Candy decided to show some ladies doing just that on her blog, and asked for ladies to post pics on their blogs too. This kind of thing appeals to me, so I had to get in on the action on this one. I'll post pics each day for a week (if I can keep my son Andrew taking pictures!), and you'll see a little bit of our life as a pastor's family, as well as see how another lady and her daughter (though not so many pics of her - she's camera shy!) live out their conviction of modest dress in their everyday lives.
Here I am this morning, as Samuel and I left the house for our walk. I alternate between two denim skirts for my exercise each morning. This one has a patch on one side, so it's not nice enough for anything other than exercise or dirty work like gardening or heavy cleaning.
In the next two pictures I'm doing some laundry. I've had a shower, fixed my hair and makeup, and dressed for the day. I'm wearing this dress today (it's a little nicer than most of my everyday dresses) because I'll be going out later in the day to do my grocery shopping. I wear tennis shoes and socks in the house all the time because my feet hurt really bad if I don't have some type of arch support. When I go out, though, I put on something that goes a little better with a dress; in the summer, it's sandals, and in the winter it's casual shoes of some sort. We get lots of rain in the winter, so we have to wear weather-resistant shoes.
Here I'm working in our bedroom, cleaning the baseboard heater. I use FlyLady's system for keeping up with my home, and this week's zone is the master bedroom. I included this because so many women ask how you can clean or play down on your hands and knees. I've never had a problem with it - I would imagine it's the same way you'd do it in slacks - just get down there and work!
Here are Samuel and I returning from the grocery store. You'll notice that he's doing the heavy carrying. That's one of the advantages you gain as your children get older! I realized today that I don't do a lot of the everyday things like washing dishes, sweeping, folding laundry, wiping down the bathroom. My kids are big enough to do these as part of our family working together each day. So I guess I'm a little spoiled, but I do appreciate the work they do!
Beginning supper! I wear an apron when I cook to keep from ruining my clothes. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten grease stains on my tops, so I started wearing aprons. They look old-fashioned, I guess, but they sure are handy for wiping your hands when you're cooking! The one I'm wearing here is from a friend of mine who had her daughter make it for me. Beth is helping me unload the dishwasher so we can put the dishes in as we cook.
|And here's where you can find me a lot of the time - at the computer!|
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