I’ve suddenly found myself with a whole Saturday afternoon, completely open and unscheduled.
I was supposed to be working for Ed & Marta at Dover Heritage Days, but after just a few hours, the edge of a storm blew in suddenly and swept all the displays off the tables and almost blew the tent away. Some nice people helped me move everything inside the community center and lent me a phone to call the Howes to see what I was supposed to do with the alpacas. I didn’t know whether to just leave them and wait to see if it passed and set up again (they seemed completely indifferent to the wind blowing over the bouncy slide and the people scurrying around them), or what. At the time, the wind was really going (I heard there were 80mph winds in Topeka), so Marta sent Ed out to pick them up, but by the time he arrived 40 minutes later, it was all over and blue skies were moving our way. Except for the very edge, the storm completely missed us–just the wind and a little rain and some lightning–but since he’d already dragged the trailer out and a lot of the booths had packed up, he went ahead and took the animals and sent me home.
Now of course, it’s a lovely day, and cooler than it was at 7am. I’m sure if I hadn’t called, the storm would have hammered us. It’s like lighting a cigarette to make the train come. But it felt strange driving off toward blue skies at noon.
Anyway, the long and the short of it means that my afternoon is actually free! This never happens!
I don’t quite know what to do with myself. I think I’m going to work on my project for an upcoming Craft pattern I’m writing, and make some sour cherry jam, and see what what I can’t do about the swarm of minute, annoying fruit flies that has appeared in by kitchen. Maybe I’ll catch up with laundry. Maybe I’ll just lounge outside and eat bonbons. Except that I don’t actually have any bonbons, unfortunately.
A whole Saturday afternoon! How do you like that?