In Abilene, spring is here. The trees, even the mesquite, are putting out brand new green shoots. The grass is transitioning from dry and dead and soft and fresh. (It only takes a little rain to inspire such botanical optimism.) The males grackles are puffing themselves up, strutting about, and making that awkward call that sounds like they are choking to death (the females seem uniformly unimpressed).
And I'm wearing skirts. Yes, skirts in Abilene in April, possibly our windiest month of the year. You never know when the strong gusts are going to come! What can I say, I like to live on the edge.
While watching The Secret Life of Bees, some friends and I took note of how flattering all those A-line dresses were on the leading ladies. We mused about how pants just aren't as becoming on the feminine form. Why not revisit the days when dresses and skirts were the norm, even if only for a month? And so, the idea of "A-Line April" was born. We thought it a fitting alternative to the annual "No-Shave November" heartily embraced by our guy friends (A-Line April's sort of the opposite for us, really).
For those of you who've known me for a while, you might be thinking, "Does Kelli even own a skirt? I've never seen her wear one." Actually, I have a few... but it does look like I'll have to find a couple more skirts to mix things up this month. Any ideas out there for where to find inexpensive (preferably second-hand), decent, cute skirts here in Abilene? Anyone up for some thrifting?