Divine Mercy Sunday and today’s necessary shopping have little to do with each other except that I frequently plead for mercy on most shopping excursions. I do not like shopping. I don't mind grocery shopping. I am good at that! I know what to get, where, and how much we need. I can usually estimate my total within pennies of my planned amount. Any other shopping is painful to me. I am certain that clothes shopping is a tool of the devil.
I am tall, modest, and don't really have a cash flow for clothes. Tough criteria for clothing purchases. However, having worn the same few outfits for several years now, winter and summer, there might be room for improvement on my current look. A look that could be described as: 'European grandmother from a remote mountain village in mourning’. I thought I would get bold and add a little color and lighter fabrics. Brown wool in summer is just...
I did find a few things. :)
As if my personal shopping needs were not odd enough, I needed to find: 1) cheap Shakespearean looking shoes (at stuff mart) 2) manly looking mascara so Caliban won't be so disturbed by wearing stage make up and 3) plain white baseball socks... after baseball season has started so the shelves were cleaned out. Guessing from the look of horror on big Mr. Sports Guy's face when I explained they had to be plain white because I wanted them for a Shakespeare costume, not baseball, I don't think he would have sold them to me even if they had any.
Tech week for The Tempest begins tomorrow. During tech week our dear director owns our children. Though we moms still have to feed them, plus about 50 or so more. Past experience tells us that this is one of our most grueling and fun filled weeks in the whole year. Let it begin.
Have mercy on the moms!