Thursday, November 12, 2009

Take your caps off and enjoy the weather!

What a glorious day it was today! The temperature was perfect, the skies were blue, and I had JUST enough excuses to avoid working out . . . all the ingredients for the perfect day. It's days like this that make me glad that I have a convertible.

I think that buying a convertible is one of the best things I've ever done. My nieces and nephew love riding in it, too, so it makes me feel good that they think I'm cooler than my sisters. Petty? Yes. Do I care? No. I took the kids recently to pick out their own pair of sunglasses to keep in my car so that they have some shades waiting for them when we are riding with the top down on sunny days like today. After all, we must all look as cool as we possibly can, right? Of course, the Hannah Montana soundtrack blaring probably counters any coolness we get with our cute shades but we try . . .

ANYWAY, I love it. Granted, I only get to fully utilize it for probably four months out of the year. But those four months are WONDERFUL. I get to feel the wind in my hair, feel the sun on my skin . . . aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I get to hear my mom's various names for the convertible top. One of my favorites came out about this time LAST year when my mom and I were running over to my sister's house in my car. As she was approaching the passenger-side door to get in, she looked at me across the top with an excited look and had this conversation with me:

Mom: Are you going to take your hat off?
Me: My hat? [feeling my head to confirm that I, in fact, was not wearing a hat]
Mom: Yeah. Are you going to take your hat off?
Me: You mean "Put the top back?"
Mom: Yeah.
Me: Yep.

I'm so glad I speak Nora.

Aren't you glad you're learning the language, too?