Thursday, April 16, 2015

Under The Veil and In An Apron

I'm a super visual person.  I guess you could even say highly sensitive, not in the emotional way, in the I like all my senses to be engaged way.  I like things to look pretty around me. I like to look pretty.  I like to do things that create pretty things.

I have always gotten "dressed" .  For me that means I get on my "mama uniform", comfortable outfit that looks cute, makeup, hair done and definitely some shoes.  I wear shoes all day long.  If I'm not wearing shoes then I don't feel like doing anything.


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And that goes for my apron too.  I wear an apron almost ALL DAY LONG.  First thing, I am super splashy.  I seem to drip, slip, and make a  general mess with all that I do.  The apron protects my clothes.  And it puts me in a working frame of mind.  When I tie that apron I know it is time to do some work and get things done.  If I don't feel like making dinner I just put my apron on and there is a slight mind shift..get to work lady!

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Just recently I went to a low Latin mass and my friend lent me her veil.  As soon as I put that pretty piece of lace on my head I knew I was a goner.  This is exactly what I need..a prayer uniform item. A visual reminder of what I should be doing and thinking...just like my shoe wearing all day and my apron habit.  Wearing a veil makes perfect sense for me.  I love it!

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Our habits and the way we enter and engage in things really help form us, our attitudes and state of mind.  I have a favorite apron right now that is not especially pretty...but it has pockets and fits well in all the right places.  I pretty much wear the same gold flats EVERYDAY, unless it is SNOWING, or raining really hard..then I wear converse.  And now I will be wearing the black veil you see above to mass...until I make or buy another one.  I'm thinking this one or this one....but I just bought this one.  I like the infinity type.  Then you can wear it around your neck as you leave mass and get in the car, leaving it in the pew may not happen.

7 comments:

  1. Love this!! You're on a roll in blog world girl! Emily sure has gotten tall!!

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    1. I know ... She is taller than me. We share our shoes right now but she will soon leave me far behind. Molly takes after my mom in so many ways ... But mostly her stature .
      As for blogging... I miss having a catholic community . Here I get to be catholic in all things . I crave the community .

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  2. What a lovely veil and wearing it is a physical reminder in church. Love the idea!

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    1. That's how I feel. It makes me feel different and I love that .

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  3. Wonderful! Sarah and I started wearing a veil to Mass 3 years ago. We are usually the only ones in our parish who do, though our new young DRE does :-) We love it!! Here is a wonderful article by a Catholic husband about Catholic women wearing a veil in Church: http://www.catholicgentleman.net/2014/10/wife-wearing-men-veils-mystery-femininity/

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you and Sarah wear one. The girls loved wearing one too . I just bought some lace to make them some . Wish you were coming this summer .

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  4. I love the veil and really want to get one! They are so beautiful! I agree with the apron thing, too! Your family is darling and it's great to catch up with you here!

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