Rain, Rain, RAIN. Enough already - do you HEAR ME?
When I was approached to host the Virginia Beach Hebrew National Picnic with a Purpose, my immediate area of concern was weather related. Not rain, though - heat. Typically, weekends in my fair city in the month of May end with sunburned shoulders and noses, and a promise to try a new and different type of deodorant next time. It's HOT here, and humid and muggy.
But, for whatever reason, this month has just been wet. Today was no different. I started scouting the weather reports ten days ago, and as today approached, the forecast refined and crystallized, all the while focusing on more and more rain. I worried about many things for this picnic - who would attend, how could I get more people to attend, what would I serve that would be memorable for dessert, how would I get all of the stuff for a picnic for 80 people actually out to the park, how would we set up the park, what games and activities would be fun, how would the Seton House feel about being our charity, and would it rain the entire event out. Last night I checked the weather, and it said that Sunday would feature severe thunderstorms, several inches of rain, and plunging temperatures. I freaked out and sent an email to everyone invited, letting them know that the picnic was still on, most definitely, but I'd probably change the location - so keep your eye on your email. And then I waited until the next day.