Trying not to anticipate the weather
Monday, November 26, 2018
We have a Winter Weather Watch in effect starting about now... through Wednesday evening... I have to drive up to the city (about an hour’s drive, each way) Wednesday morning for a doctors appointment. So, right in the middle of the Watch. Makes me nervous. Also makes me want to call and reschedule if I were the one driving... but my niece is the one driving, and she said as long as they don’t close the Thruway we should be fine. She got her snow tires put on her car, and her car handles well in the snow (it’s standard transmission), so she’s confident even if I am trying not to fret (but still fretting, obviously). If it were up to me, I would cancel most of my doctors appointments between November and March that are out of town... lol! I used to think nothing of zooming around town and all over the countryside no matter what the weather... but these days, we get an inch of snow and I prefer to walk where I need to go. I am not certain if that’s anxiety manifesting... or sanity and maturity! lol (when the forecast calls for “difficult to impossible travel conditions”... I tend to start fretting about driving longer distances... hmmm)
It’s pointless to project that far ahead though really... we might end up getting 3 or 4 inches of snow rather than the possible 18 inches they’re projecting. Forecasts are guesses really (at least around here they seem to be), and they always seem to predict the worst case scenario. I guess I just have to wait and see. Problem is that I don’t do that very well. I make detailed lists and itineraries days (or weeks) in advance. And flying by the seat of my pants drives me batty!
Eh, it is what it is! I can’t change or alter nature to fit my requirements. lol. I just have to deal with what is as it comes along. Be an adult and adapt as needed. (But I might pout as I am doing it... haha)