Not for me, I had to take a vacation day, but schools are closed here and I was more than happy to blow off work to hang out at home. I'm supposed to drive to Philadelphia tomorrow for a surprise party for my cousin's 30th birthday. Since my husband has to work, I have to decide between taking the kids with me (3yo will need to stop to use the bathroom at least 5 times during the ride) or having my sister-in-law stay with them and going myself.
Or I could just stay home.
It takes an EVENT these days to get me to willingly leave the house, let alone drive 100 miles. I don't mind driving per se (I actually like it) but I'm inertia personified between December and March. Leaving the house for any reason other than the necessity of earning a living, procuring food and other supplies, and going to school requires a major pep talk to myself. If I could attend this party remotely, I would. The technology exists. We can shoot a spacecraft out of the sky with one shot and only what? 30 or 40 million dollars? So why not an uplink/downlink remote satellite hookup allowing me to see everyone and them to see me, and I don't actually leave Silver Spring? In fact, I don't actually leave my living room?
Inertia. And indecision. I should go, right? I love my cousin and her girlfriend! They're totally fun and they know how to throw a party!
But it's so far away! I hate leaving the kids, but I also hate stopping at every rest stop in Maryland.
Everyone in my family has called me since yesterday. The few who haven't called will call today. To make sure I'm coming.
Maybe it will snow again tomorrow! Maybe there will be a crippling ice storm!
I really have no idea what I'm going to do. I guess I'll have to decide at some point today. Suggestions are welcome.