Here it is, Friday evening. After two days of unusually cold weather (with RAIN!) for Philadelphia in October, and I'm actually not as depressed as I expected to be ...
You see, I really was hoping to make it to Rhinebeck this year (it takes place this weekend). A few months ago, I mentioned it to The Tim, and we even thought of making it part of a nice long weekend trip for the fall, as an "anniversary" trip (our anniversary is the 28th). But I never got my act together to make plans for anything, so that took care of that. Plus, I just figured I would have to work.
Then a couple of weeks ago, the schedule was posted, and it turns off that I am off tomorrow. I saw on Ravelry that a yarn store in the 'burbs was taking a bus trip, and there were still seats left. SCORE!
But ... then it occurred to me that I only have a few weeks left of my job, with no immediate full-time work in the wings to take its place and provide any kind of paycheck. So even if I just paid for the trip and bought nothing else, it would be a big chunk of money. And let's face it, who wants to go to something like that and not be able to at least buy one small thing? So I decided to do the adult thing and not go at all. I was pretty sad about the whole thing.
Then - the previously mentioned freaky weather occurred. For the past two days, in the freaky weather, I have spent the entire day - except for my half-hour lunch time - posted outside!! And though the half-hour lunch was indoors, which felt good at first, it was still in an unheated space, so after about 5 minutes, it was cold, even if dry.
According to the weather reports, another nor'easter is supposed to be here late tonight, into tomorrow, and be even worse than the past couple of days. Which makes me feel really bad for all of the people who will be at Rhinebeck for any reason.
On the other hand, I can stay home, inside, warm and dry. All day. Who knew that would ever sound better to me than being able to go to a sheep and wool festival? Don't get me wrong - if someone called me tomorrow morning and told me they had decided to go, did I want to join them, I would be ready in ten minutes!
But there is a lot to be said for staying home this year. I'm actually nowhere near as sad about it as I was before ... and there's always next year, right?