Whew! I made it (almost) through week two of orientation. Monday I actually got to do just a little patient care, which was really fun. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed helping women in labor. Then Tuesday and Wednesday was a fetal heart monitoring class, which turned out to be very doable. My first bubble test in a whole lotta years and I got a 90%. 🙂 Somewhere along the way I also finally (4th try) whipped that FEMA test, the silly thing. All that’s left for this work week is a 4 hour breastfeeding class tomorrow. Piece of cake. 🙂 The kids are hanging in there just fine–but it will be nice to have Friday through Monday off and then only 3 days next week.
But I’m actually writing here today because I need some clothing advice, or maybe some completely new ideas. You may remember that our oldest son Jared is getting married to his lovely Erika in July. So exciting! I’m hunting for a mother-of-the-groom dress that blends with their wedding colors. It is an outdoor evening wedding — not super formal–and is likely to be quite warm. Above are a few of the dresses that have caught my eye.
This first one on the left isn’t available in my size, but I have included it because I’d love to find something similar. Next up is one that might be a little short, comfort-wise, but I like the scoop neck, the simple elegance, and the pattern of the fabric. The one in the center is another that looks simple and elegant. The 4th one is very feminine and pretty, but I am afraid that on a not-teeny frame it might look too frumpy — something I do NOT want to be. I like the final one a lot, but of course there’s always the question if it would be flattering to me. Who knows?
Anyway, I’d love opinions on what you think might be pretty and elegant, as well as any hints about places to look, or dresses you’ve spotted that might also fit the occasion. I think maxi dresses are flattering on me, but if I went that route it would need to look like a maxi dress not a true formal. Figure-flattering, but not too showy or low cut. It is SO tricky to find something lovely, flattering, and age-appropriate.