I am NOT going to go to Santa Barbara this weekend.
In 18 years I have never missed a Santa Barbara show or open house. Last time, I decided not to go but my self driving car took me there Sunday, against my will. I truly have too many orchids and hardly need anything they might have to offer. If I go I'll invariably come back with a bag full of plants that, at this time, I do not know I desperately need.
Fuuutball is going to help, I have been following the World Cup and there are games on tap both Saturday and Sunday. One of our friends is a full bloodied German who, for the love of the Faterland, is hosting a World Cup Finale party with beer, bratwurst and all the trimmings. "Deautschland ueber alles, ueber alles in der Welt!!"
That will help. If I can only stop myself from going on Friday, the 22 men chasing the round ball around the pitch will keep me from going Sat and Sund. I'm getting a hold on my addiction.