Bought a cap and apron... Originally posted 5-24-2010

I went to Katie's Mercantile http://www.katiesmercantile.com/index.html
(thanks, http://quakerjane.com/) looking for a strong apron. Now that I
take the care of my hearth seriously I felt led to dress for it. Like I
said in earlier posts, I wake up, make my bed, wash my face, and dress
for the day from the skin out. Right now house/hearth keeping demands
more respect than a ratty T shirt. I don' t know why, but there it
is. What I quickly found out is that keeping house is messy! Who
knew? Certainly not I. So I was looking for a long, sturdy apron and
found one at Katie's. Specifically
http://www.katiesmercantile.com/aprons_ladies_horse_buggy_long.html ; .

Anyway, while I was there I went browsing. Now, if you can see from my avatar,
I have very long dreadlocks. I have to tie them up in a scarf at home
because they very very efficiently police up dirt, dust, fuzz, fur,
you-name-it. I was not in the market for a bonnet. I am not
bonnet-wearing plain, but wouldn't you know, Katie's has a gathered cap
http://www.katiesmercantile.com/gathered_cap_adult.html that I thought
would do the trick of schooling up my hair better than the large
fabric head ties I use (knot up at the top of the head). So I bought
one. Love it. It works like a charm (my friend took a cell phone
piccie that I will post when she sends it to me).

Here's the surprise though. When I put on my cap and apron this powerful sense of
order came over me. This was completely unexpected. After all I always
tied up my hair, I have always had a penchant for long skirts - so this
dress was no real departure, but the combination of cap and apron just
put me in a frame of mind, a place of power (sorry, I think my pagan is
showing). I felt strong and capable, and confident, and content.

Huh; don't know what this is about. Has anyone had this experience in your Plain existence?

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