Sunday, June 1, 2014

What I Wore Sunday, before falling down the stairs

Since I'm wearing a new dress and haven't posted an outfit in ages, might as well post today on this belated Feast of the Ascension!

Dress: Modcloth
Denim Jacket:  Old Navy
Shoes: Just Old


I'm naming this dress my Joan dress because the crazy retro pattern just screams Joan to me.

I watch a lot of Mad Men ok?!

Right after the lovely Gemma photographed me and my cute dress, I changed into some schlubby shorts because I thought I'd get some a sundry painting and gardening done outside. But first the entryway rug was filthy and begging to be cleaned and stored away for the summer so I thought I'd throw it on the stairs to the deck and hose it off quickly. It took only a minute, I turned to walk down the four or five steps to the lawn and slipped, falling on my back and down the rest of the steps. I fell banana-peel style and have been laid up since. I'm fairly certain it's just badly, badly bruised and nothing is seriously damaged but most of my back is so very sore. I'm hoping I'll be able to walk and sit by tomorrow morning or else...there's going to be a lot of cartoons around here.

And since I'm lying here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon - Kendra's questions for the week:

1. Do I have a smart phone?

I'm sure if you put up with my Instas ad nauseum you know it to be true! I probably love it more than I should. And I almost never talk on it unless I'm driving, with bluetooth of course! But I do text my friends more than speak to them on the phone, because it's just easier with 5 kids constantly needing things. I wish I could just speak face to face, but I'd rather keep in touch any way I can!

2. Which is your favourite meal?

I think I like snacking more than a meal these days. Mostly because it's just less work for me. If hummus and french bread were a meal that might be my fave. But I'll go with breakfast, but eaten after being awake for several hours. I reeeally enjoy brunch. Breakfast food, but not early! 

3. Shower or Bath?

Bath. Bath. Bath, bath. When we moved into our little house right after we were married the upstairs main bathroom's shower wasn't functioning at all. We thought it a major inconvenience and spent months searching plumbing stores for the proper piece that would fix the malfunctioning shower spigot. But by the time we found the part we were both hooked on baths. I shower maybe once a week and bath 6 times a week! It's a perfect proportion. We have a beautifully deep bathtub though, and having a good bath tub is now on the must-have list for future homes.

4. Think of a person you love. How many days have you been in love with that person?

I don't know the exact date, because I can't remember a time where I wasn't in love with my husband. (Gah. So much public affection, I'm disgusting myself. ;) ) But I'll go with over ten years ago, the date we officially began dating, June 25, 2003 = 3994 days.  A little over a third of my life. Not too shabby, I'm up for many more! 

5. What's the best church you've been inside? 

It would probably be St. Peter's just because I haven't been to too many extravagant places and because I can't pick a church from Rome, because there's too many! I wish I had spent enough time in Europe to get to know one particularly spectacular Church. Because there really is nothing like becoming familiar with the beauty of a particular church. Like dear St. Hedwig's in Barry's Bay where I spent many a quiet moment, and daily Mass during university...lovely!

6. Happy Feast of the Visitation! Has anyone ever come to help you? 

My mom has always come to help me out with my babies. Of course, she doesn't have to leave the comfort of her own home, she just walks down the road, so it's especially wonderful for me! But we all know I'd be hooped without the help, and I think that on a daily basis! Especially though, those tough few months after Gemma was born and I was never sleeping, and recovering from a rough birth, and had so many complications getting used to motherhood. It was all a blur so really, my mom rescued me there! Thanks be to God, and Mary's intercession I'm sure! 

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  1. Yay! Christy's here! I love your dress and am so, so sorry you fell down the stairs. You're like a modern day Scarlett O'Hara.

  2. Eek! Hope you feel better soon. I love your dress and shoes. Very nice!

  3. Sorry about your back, Christy! Hope it heals quickly!
    That dress is so cute and the print definitely seems like Joan. :) Love your shoes too!

  4. Christy, you look so great! Love that dress. . . . So sorry about your tumble; hope you feel better soon!

  5. What a fantastic dress - you look beautiful! And goodness, I hope your back feels better soon, Christy!

  6. I would have to agree with you on St.Peter's...even though I need like 3 days to really absorb it all!
    I love that dress, I have been hearing great things about ModCloth lately and will have to check it out.

  7. I love the denim jacket with the dress. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  8. That is a very beautiful dress. It looks great on you, Christy. You should wear dresses like that more often. By the way, it's unfortunate that you fell down the stairs. I hope you're feeling better now. You know, I'm one of those people who prefer baths over showers as well. They're just way more relaxing. Haha! Anyway, be more careful next time. Keep us updated. :)

    Mary Elaine Buenconsejo @ I-OMPT


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