I think I've gotten our Easter wardrobes in order, just in the nick of time. Rob bought a new suit yesterday, after I told him that he was not to come home without one. Shopping is a form of torture for him, but a new suit was a necessity. He's been working with his old suit for many years, and it was time to release it. I offered to go out and just buy one for him, to spare him the shopping, but he wanted to try it on himself.
On the other hand, shopping is not so much torture for me as a near occasion of sin. Gluttony and Envy come to mind specifically. I love to buy cute clothes for the kids and myself, so I need to watch what I am doing very carefully.
I have worn maternity clothes for the past two Easters and I was itching to wear something with an actual size printed on the label and no elastic band around the middle. Luckily, I found some great sales, and I was able to get myself two new dresses, and two pairs of shoes which will carry me through any dressy occasions this spring and summer (and the next and the next . . . ).
|So cute! Don't these just scream "good weather, fun times ahead!"?|
And they are so comfy.
Today is the last day that I will do any major Easter shopping (barring any milk/bread runs on Holy Saturday morning), so that means the candy store! We always go to a local chocolatier for our Easter chocolates because a) I like supporting local businesses, b) it's the same store where my parents got our candy, so tradition!, and c) YUM! It is more expensive, but we don't buy very much and the smell of the shop alone is worth the price.
The days coming up are busy and solemn, so if I doubt I will post again before Easter. Until then, have a blessed Holy Week. I'll see you after the Resurrection!