Dressing for Spring in Winter Weather
I think we can most assuredly give Mother Nature the new nickname of “Mommie Dearest”. She is hard at work reminding us that there are just some things you can never be prepared for. Like a spring wardrobe. I promise I have NO WIRE HANGERS in my closet (except for t-shirts), Mommie Dearest, and I do care about my beautiful dresses. I don’t want to waste money. I want to wear my spring wardrobe, and yet you remind me every day, like Joan Crawford,
“Ah, but nobody ever said that life was fair, Kimmie. I’m bigger and I’m faster. I will always beat you.”
Yes, Mother Nature, you have beaten me. I’ve put away my coats, boots and wool scarves and replaced them with cardigans, sandals and silk tops; but then I wake up to a 30 degree morning and need an extra padded bra to conceal just how cold I am. Ladies, you know what I’m talkin bout! Who can wear t-shirts in this weather? I like my spring purchases and I’m ready for a change.
“Mother Nature changes her looks for the same reason any woman changes her looks—to be noticed. ”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year
Ok, we’ve noticed and have a recommendation.
I’ve never been a fan of mixing medication with alcohol, but Mommie Dearest, for you, I’ll make an exception. It’s obvious when Joan Crawford/Mommie asked the question, “Who wants to go swimming?”, that’s she is possessed by some sort of she-devil. Because, I do, I do! I want to go swimming!
I might look a little ri-dic-u-lous, trying to stay warm, though. I’ve purchased my summer sandals and I’m already sporting my sunglasses, but let me assure you, I am not searching for any spot in the shade on my daily errands.
Mommie Dearest, I know that deep down somewhere in your heart, that you love your children. If this is some sort of discipline for our misdeeds, then we beg your forgiveness and promise to be better next winter. And if you are still feeling a little bit like Joan, exclaiming,
“I work and I slave until I’m half dead, and all I hear people say is she’s getting old,”
well…. You’ll look so much younger with a tan.