Friday, August 20, 2010

i'm cooler than you think

ahhh. rain. finally.

getting ready for vacation is hard work. the girls and i have been hunkered (ya'll know what 'hunkered' means, right??) down at the house mostly this week. . i've been cooking off and on for food to take, tried to do two loads of laundry a day, wash and change bed sheets, clean my moldy shower. . all the things i want to be done when i come back.

so yesterday at nap time, i made myself a double portion of ramon noodles with loads of butter and garlic salt, and sat down to eat and work on a web-page which i'll soon be sharing with you. suddenly, my husband calls and said he's almost home. this was weird because he had been about 3 hours away for work all morning, and i figured he would probably be in late that evening.

this was our conversation.

him: 'now listen to me carefully. i need you to empty out your car and vacuum it. like right now.'
me: 'huh.'
him: 'we're most likely buying a van today.'
me: 'huh?'
him: 'i've got to print some things off and leave in like 15 minutes to get it.'
me: 'are we selling the Passat?'
him: 'yep.'
me: 'what moron is going to buy it??'
him: 'i'm trading it to a dealer.'
me: speechless.

so, today, folks. he's coming home with the van. i haven't seen it or driven it. but i'm pumped. gone are the sarcastic ideas of soccer moms and bad mom drivers. i can handle it. but, like i told my husband last night, i have to get a cool bumper sticker or something. like 'i love dolly parton' or 'john denver was a republican.'

or would that stain my image?

anyways. and tomorrow we are on the road and for the first time, i'm pumped about SPACE in the car. BEAUTIFUL, SWEET, PERFECT SPACE.


Heather said...

Congrats on the van! As the owner of a 20 year old Civic (and two in car seats) I'm beyond jealous!

Cathy said...

Lucky. I want a van. I found you on blog frog tonight and now I'm a follower!

nault's nook said...

found your blog on blog frog an am a new follower! Congrats on the van!

carlotta said...

how exciting! congratulations :) we've never owned a van - we have a suburban instead - but i love them :)

Kristi said...

totally jealous... no vans in my future. yay for you! :)
*following u a la blogfrog ♥