This week…not one of my favorite or best. I did go to a super fun all-day Diversity training session Tuesday (there is absolutely no sarcasm there, I really do love diversity stuff), but the rest of the week has been pretty horrible. Not only have I still been sick, but I had to deal with a really upsetting church business meeting. I know you might need some explanation here, particularly the non-churchgoing/non-Baptists in particular. Imagine a regular company business meeting. Now fill it full of people who care about the issues they’re talking about, have no wish to offend anyone with their opinion, BUT are also completely sure that they are right. Also, everyone has a right to talk about every subject. Now imagine that my church has decided to try to put a bylaw into our church constitution (yes, this is a thing) saying that marriage is only between a man and woman. And imagine my response. And share it among all my family, then add tears for me and my mother while we talk in front of the group. (NOT one of my finest moments, as I managed to get about 3 sentences out before I could feel the massive hysterical sobs coming.) Thankfully, in order to pass, it would have need a 2/3 majority of the people at the meeting AND IT DID NOT HAPPEN. (Slightly more people still voted for it, that against it, but not the 2/3 majority needed.) My family (the troublemakers) were convinced that it would pass, but that we still needed to share our views on what a horrible idea it was. I love my church. I love the people in my church. I love singing in the choir. But when my father is thought of as a flaming liberal*, you know that it’s a pretty conservative place. (My daddy is a democrat, but he is a very middle of the road, see both sides of the issue kind of guy. It’s all the women in the family that are flaming liberals.)
Evidently, it’s only the Thread and Butter ponchos that are so ridiculously oversized. YAY! This top is so soft and comfy, like a tee that you’ve had for years. Of course, they’re still sized a little large, considering I’m wearing a Large here. But it’s not falling off me like the size L ponchos were. I wear a 1X in their skirts/dresses, though, due to my hips. I totally recommend! Also, I’m really loving the TOMS ballet flats. They take a day or two to break in, but they are definitely cute and comfy. Pricey, but adorable and wide enough for my feet.
*My daddy is the best, though, for proudly standing in front of a room full of conservative Baptists and telling them that he believes that being gay is genetic, not a choice or a sin.