Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sometimes you have to break your word....

I have always prided myself on keeping my word. If I make a commitment, it's done. Sometimes I may have regretted it, but it is rarely broken until today.....arghhhh!
I had paid for and entered a school craft fair for 3 hours tonite. The entry was minimal. DH couldn't come with me as he is committed elsewhere. But for 3 hours (5-8) at an active school...why not? The school is 40 minutes away, on back roads but doable until the forecast and my anxiety kicked into gear.
It started raining last night and is a cold, foggy rain today. It is expected to last until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Anxiety.
As I've gotten older, driving at night is not enjoyable. Factor in: rain, flash flood warnings, thunder, back roads and awful drivers? Not a good scenario. I'd get there okay as it will still be light but will buyers venture out on a miserable night? Will I be anxious the whole time worrying about getting home? Will I get soaked loading the car at the end?
No, yes and yes.
Two craft fair friends who are local said to blow it off. DH wanted me to, as well
So I have backed out.
Business has been slow and who knows what sales or contacts would have been made there. But most important is my safety & my sanity,right? So why am I still trying to convince myself that I made the right decision? Because I broke my word and that doesn't sit well.
And anyway, I'd like to make it unscathed to tomorrow....my birthday!
Here's #4 in my patchwork clock series, a taste of Europe. If anyone wants to purchase and cheer me up, it's here!

UPDATE on this post...at 4:00 the weather cleared and I was besides myself with frustration but it was done. At 6PM, light rain. 7:00 brought steady rain. At 8PM, when the show would be ending, the world was coming to an end! Heavy rain, thunder and tornado warnings right around the school. I would have been driving home in it with soggy merchandise!
So bottom line...I made the right decision. I haven't heard yet if the fair was a hit but how could it have been? Who would venture out into that mess?!
And I had a great birthday...thanks all for the wonderful wishes.♥


niftyknits said...

Happy birthday tomorrow in case I forget! Well done for making the sensible decision, if you'd have gone you'd have worried the whole time (if you're anything like me) so much better to be home and safe.

LeeAnne said...

Happy Birthday and no worries, anyone at the raffle would understand. You made the right choice!

Jillys Stuff said...


You are right. Your personal safety overrides a commitment anyday. With weather like that I am sure everyone would understand.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey Barbra, See, you did the right thing. Better safe than sorry.
Happy B day. - Debbie

Portable Graffiti said...

Just dropping in to say hello.

Kathleen said...

You definitely made the right choice---not only is driving in bad weather something to be avoided as much as possible, but I also think you're right that a rainy-night craft fair wouldn't have drawn a ton of customers.

(And I love that clock, too! Such a great selection of images.)