It is such a crapshoot to have an outdoor party in the Midwest. Last year's party was in October and it rained. Our 2004 party was Labor Day weekend and the weather was beautiful. Tomorrow, well, there's a @#$%* 50% chance of rain.
My husband and I had a long talk yesterday about whether we wanted to just go ahead and cancel our party. I decided that I'm too much of an optimist. I've ignored the weather forecast before and had it pay off, so hope springs eternal.
The plan is to go ahead and get all the food, drinks and ice for the party. The worst that can happen if it's thunderstorming when the party is supposed to start is that we put the meat in the freezer, keep the drinks for later and maybe end up throwing away the hot dog and hamburger buns.
We won't set up any sound equipment outside, just to save us the hassle of dragging it all to safety if it starts raining. It won't be the end of the world if we're forced to rely on a boom box and CDs.
In other news, I moved to a new desk at work yesterday. Now I'm in an office - with a window - instead of a cubicle, and I have one officemate. I really liked where I sat before but I don't mind mixing things up now and then. The only weird thing about sitting in the same room as someone else is that it makes me hyper-aware of every time I talk to myself, sigh heavily, etc. I guess I'm going to have to stop singing lightly under my breath when I'm listening to iTunes, too.
Have a nice weekend, everyone. And keep your fingers crossed for me that it doesn't rain until Sunday here!