Well, Presbytery is now only two weeks away, and I am preparing my heart as women do by asking the all-important question, "What should I wear?" I'm a jeans-and-sweater gal usually, not really dressy. But will I be the only woman there who is not in a nice dress and pantyhose?
Truthfully, it doesn't really matter if I am. I grew up in a church with such severe dress restrictions on women that we were told that God would not permitted to us wear pants or shorts for any reason. (Or a bathing suit. Have you ever tried to swim in a jean skirt? I have. You spend the first few minutes trying to keep the skirt from washing up over your head, and then once it has absorbed enough water for gravity to hold it down, it feels like you have a cannonball attached to your body, and you spend the rest of the lovely afternoon trying not to drown.) So the only way I will ever be seen in a skirt again is if someone dresses me in one for my funeral. And even then, I hope God will permit me to rise again just long enough to slap the one responsible.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I may stand out regardless of what I arrive wearing, as I might be the only person there without a Y chromosome. But conservative business-type attire may help me avoid the appearance of having just accidentally wandered in from the McDonalds.
It's a pity, though, because I think we could have so much more fun with this. Here's what I would wear if I wasn't so self-conscious:
Or perhaps this one ...
Well, anyway ...
This will be the last pre-Presbytery note, but when the big day arrives, I look forward to writing a full Presbytery report. There will be pie charts and bar graphs and pictures ...
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