The plane truth
Monday October 08th 2007, 10:01 am
Filed under: Life

Two more days till we go. I. Can’t. Wait.

The last time I flew home to Maryland in October was 17 years ago. I told my California friends I wanted to see real weather and I wanted to see the leaves turn while I was there.

Oh, those leaves turned, right on cue. As for the weather, we spent most of the flight with the seatbelt warning sign on, we were the last plane allowed to land at Dulles, we skidded sideways on the runway, and the tornado touched down right at that airport five minutes after we did. We sloshed through three or four inches of standing water all the way across the parking lot to the car. Good times. So, I’m trying not to say anything about weather or not I want a nice Eastern downpour this time. (Although, I really, really do.)

But I have been watching the weather reports back there, and may I respectfully request that you all ditch this crazy 88 degree nonsense right now? You know if we pack for that, it’ll snow.

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I’m in Goldsboro, NC and would you believe it’s supposed to hit 90 today? Raleigh is expecting record highs today and tomorrow. I know we’re the “sunny south” but this is ridiculous. I’m longing for Fall. I have Fibromyalgia and the humidity hurts, literally. We’ve been in a drought so long I’m actually looking forward to a rainy week that’ll dry off into cool, crisp air. Hope they’ll have some of that soon in Maryland.

Comment by Judy 10.08.07 @ 10:11 am

Hi Alison,

You commented on my blog a while back offering to help me with my book submission to Martingale. I was hoping to shoot you an email directly with a few questions, but can’t find your email addy, could you shoot me an email? I was wondering what kind of sketches you did for the projects you weren’t able to knit for the proposal?


Grenadine Girl

Comment by Grenadine Girl 10.08.07 @ 10:37 am

Hey, no worries. Check the 10-Day Forecast…we’re talking high 60s by the time Stitches rolls around. And, quite frankly, I’m ready for that.

Comment by KT 10.08.07 @ 10:49 am

Pack for 90 degree weather, just so it will cool off. I’ll loan you whatever you need!!

Comment by Laura 10.08.07 @ 10:59 am

Don’t you know what they say about Maryland weather? Just wait a day and it will change. The leaves have started to turn despite the warmer weather we’ve had the last few days. Of course, it’s still green!


Comment by Bev 10.08.07 @ 1:43 pm

Wow, here in NH it’s supposed to be rainy and gross all week. I’d welcome some of that good stuff they’re having down south.

Comment by Amanda 10.08.07 @ 1:52 pm

Don’t worry, I will single-handedly calm downt he weather. I will knit on my mohair-silk sock….

Comment by Carol 10.08.07 @ 4:22 pm

I’m sure you’ll have wonderful new experiences, and we can’t wait to hear them here in blogland…so may you have a good ol’ whatever kind of day for the plane landing and whatever is just right for the book signing. Godspeed!

Comment by Toni 10.09.07 @ 4:47 am

Allison, bring at least 1 sweater. the weather is achangin!

Comment by Judy Foldi 10.09.07 @ 6:19 am

I’m with you, Alison. Let’s call off all this 88 degree weather nonsense! The last couple of days have been nice, and not at all humid. I could have used a sweater this morning. For a little while, anyway. I hope you will have weather that makes you happy for your trip.

Me, I am heading for Ireland in a month, and know from past experience that I can expect rain, fog, wind, and consistently wool-friendly temps. Bring it on!!!!

I’ll be the one knitting socks on the tour bus…

Comment by Paula Warner 10.09.07 @ 7:25 pm

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