Wednesday, August 31, 2016


This is the current scene outside my front door, rain, rain and more rain.   It is almost 10 in the morning and the street lights are on. Of course we would have a tropical depression that is turning into a tropical storm later today right as I am getting ready to drive to North Carolina tomorrow.  Ah well, this is Florida and we do rain and storms without blinking an eye.   I fear that this storm and the one currently looking at the east coast of North Carolina are in cahoots to make my weekend away a real mess.  I am okay with all of that, I plan a nice rainy drive listening to audio books.  I plan to sit on my behind and knit once I arrive.  I plan on talking to my friend, eating out and visiting a wonderful yarn store in downtown Franklin, NC.  Rain you can come all you want, I've got this, there is no way you are going to dampen my trip.  You might get me a bit wet but I am going to have a great time with or without you!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.  I am working like crazy today and tomorrow morning then heading out on my trip.  If you live in the US, enjoy your Labor Day. 

40 comments:

Karen said...

Have a safe drive and a wonderful time away, Meredith. I took a weekend away last week and came back so refreshed. It does the soul good. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Be safe and enjoy your trip! Lots of rain but no frowns!!!

hugs,
Linda

Dee said...

Safe travels ................a good book, a cup of tea, knitting and friends. It doesn't get much better than that.

Jo said...

Your plans sound wonderful, have a fabulous time, rain or no rain.

Betsy said...

Please drive safely my dear friend. Your rain look lovely to me. We need it SOOOOO bad up here in the northwest. The prediction is for some to fall on Friday and cooler weather to! Yippee! Your weekend plans sound absolutely perfect. Knitting, friends and a yarn shop. Hurray! You deserve a wonderful break. Have fun!
Blessings,
Betsy

Bridget said...

Hope your getting there and back is uneventful, and that you have a wonderful time!

Vera said...

Enjoy your time away Meredith and safe travels! Can't wait to see what you get at the yarn store....

eclectichomelife said...

Sorry it's raining but do have a good time away x

CJ said...

What a beautiful view, despite the rain. I hope you have a safe drive. I don't mind the rain at all, it makes it all the more cosy inside. I hope you have a lovely time with your friend. Eating out and visiting a yarn store sounds wonderful. Enjoy! CJ xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Now that's the way to be positive---love it!

Be safe and have fun!

Jane

busybusybeejay said...

have a great time .You need this time.Enjoy.Enjoy.Enjoy.Barbarax

Mac n' Janet said...

Be safe on your drive, I'll be thinking of you. It's rainy here too with more to come.

elns said...

The rain sounds delicious to me. But be safe and have a wonderful trip! Here's to a fabulous weekend for everyone.

Judy S. said...

Safe travels. Have a great weekend!

Judy S. said...

Hmm, my post vaporized itself, so I'll try again. Safe Travels, Mere. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rose said...

Thought about popping down to meet you but it's an 8 hour drive, so nope. Have a relaxing and restful trip. ❤️

Araignee said...

We just got the update that IT is heading our way for the weekend. I couldn't be happier to have some rain and cooler temps on the way.
Safe travels!

Teresa Kasner said...

I know you'll do fine in the rain. Gracie and I went up the gorge to have lunch and swim today and it started to rain.. but it's been so dry that I loved seeing it fall. Please drive careful and let us know when you arrive safely there.. and when you get back home again. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nance said...

I'll make you a deal--send that lovely rain up to NEO! How we need it. I'll trade you my unfinished knitting project--win/win.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your knitting x

Christina said...

Your view is like something I'd hope to see on holidays. It is beautiful even with the lashing rain. Have a lovely weekend. x

linda said...

Ignore the rain Meredith, you are going to have a fabulous time, Have fun!! (thats an order) :) xxx

Janet said...

Have a lovely weekend. Your plans sound wonderful. I hope you have a safe and uneventful journey.

busybusybeejay said...

Take care and have lots of "me" time.You have earned it.Barbarax

Acorn to Oak said...

Ahhhh....rain....such a wonderful thought! If only we could get some here. I don't even remember the last time it rained here. Maybe....April?! I think we've only had about 7" of it in the past year. :-( Enjoy the rainy drive (I love driving in the rain), stay safe, and have a wonderful weekend! :-)

kathyinozarks said...

Stay safe my friend-and enjoy your time away from home-you deserve it!!

AnnieOBTextiles said...

Have a safe journey Meredith and a wonderful weekend with your friend.

Gracie Saylor said...

May you enjoy safe travel and all the fun activities you listed, Meredith, and I hope you and yours enjoy Labor Day as well. xxxxxx

kathy b said...

Be careful Mere! Enjoy it . Knit , laugh, and get AWAY

Toni said...

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda said...

Just seen the news today, that looks like one heck of a storm Meredith, be safe!! xxx

Lilbitbrit said...

All the fun things that rain cannot put a damper on. Have a safe journey and a wonderful weekend. Re-charge and enjoy.

Melanie said...

Safe travels! Glad you'll get some time to knit, talk to your friend, and eat out. Hopefully, you will get some good sleep, too!

Eileen Bunn said...

Have a great time. I wish I was going with you. You don't know how much. Enjoy yourself,
Eileen

Babajeza said...

Enjoy your trip! :-)

Jennifer Hays said...

Hi Meredith, I'm just catching up with your posts. I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner and see that you were having a hard time. Hugs to you, my friend. I hope you're feeling a little better now. I have to admit that I've had some similar feelings of hitting a wall lately too. I've been so busy since school started and I think I've been getting to a point of feeling a little hopeless and alone too. For me, it has to do with my very difficult family, and it's nothing new but lately it's just very bad and I now know for sure it's not likely to improve. So I just try to be as thankful as I can for my own life and the family I've made, because that's what matters most. I can't change anyone else, but I can change my reactions to them. I tell myself this a lot and it generally works, but there are hard days too. I hope you have a wonderful trip! Be careful in that rain. You are going to have a great time. Take care and enjoy yourself!

Willow said...

Rain or no rain, I'm sure you are enjoying your weekend away. Knit, drink coffee and etc, watch rain. Repeat.
Love that woven scarf in the last post! You inspire me!

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

I know I'm late commenting on this, but I hope your trip was ok and that you had fun! :)

Summer said...

I hope you got to enjoy all those lovely plans you had ♥

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Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I hope you got to where you were going and had a fabulously rejuvenating time.