It wasn't that bad afterall....
Well I've had my permit for three months now and finally today got past the apprehension of having a loaded, ready weapon under my shirt while going out in public. And while I was always consious of it being there, and yes I did find myself trying to check its position often, hopefully without being too conspicuous, I found that after a while it felt OK.
I didn't tell my wife I had it on me when we went out to get a few things today because I figured if she could see it she would surely say something and I wanted to put the concealment to the test. We went to a music store and Wally World and then she said she was hungry.... And the place she wanted to go to served alcohol...oh crap. What did the law say about that??
We parked the car and she got out first. I unholstered my gun and put it under the seat. We went in and ate and when we came out I reached under the seat and put my pistol back in my holster. She said what are you doing with that. I told her I had been carrying it all day but was unsure of the law pertaining to carrying in a place that served alcohol and it would be my dumb luck to be the one to find out first hand.
She laughed and told me that she thought I might have taken it with me... (She had seen that I had it out earlier in the day to unload the target rounds and reload HP's). She said that when we left the house she looked to see if she could see it anywhere on me but when she couldn't find a bulge anywhere she thought I'd put it up. That made me feel much better about printing. In any case, not too bad an experience and I feel much more confident about it not showing. Of course this is winter....It might be a different story come summer.