Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rain Or Shine, The Party Will Go On. We Are Not Rescheduling It.

Lisa's 50th Birthday Bash is only 2 days away. I'm trying not to stress about the weather. It's gone back and forth all week from a 20% chance of rain to now, a 100% chance. We have a rain date for Sunday, but I'm not rescheduling the party. Something is telling me not to. A good portion of that resistance is what happened last year for our Backyard Anniversary Party.

Originally, we scheduled our Anniversary Party on a Friday. Backyard. Live entertainment. Cookout. Lots of people.

The 7-day forecast showed that Friday would be a washout followed by a gorgeous day on Saturday. On Tuesday night of that week, I rescheduled the party for Saturday.

A little over 24 hours later, the 7-day forecast changed because of a shift in the storm system. Friday was going to be a bright sunny day. Saturday would be a washout.

Thankfully, Saturday only turned out to be overcast and unseasonably cool. It made for a great day. But from Wednesday through Friday, we were sitting on the edge of our seats stressing out.

I learned several lessons from that fiasco last year...

The first, never have a knee-jerk reaction to weekend weather at the beginning of the week.

The second, we live in New England. The weather can change at the drop of a dime.

The third, and biggest, don't wait around for the perfect day because perfection doesn't exist and Mother Nature is exceptionally unpredictable.

With that being said, we're not rescheduling.

We have 5 canopies that have been made available to us.

We're moving the party to the front yard so our live entertainment can use our covered porch as a stage.

There will be indoor seating available just in case it rains or storms.

We're going to make the best of it.

I'd rather dance in the rain than bake in the sun.

And, as a friend of mine told me, unless you're made of cotton candy, you won't melt in the rain.

If people don't want to attend because of the threat of rain, so be it.

The party will go on.

I'm getting the feeling that it will be quite memorable.

That's how any 50th birthday party should be.


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