So what's going on?
Amazingly, I managed to escape from all obligations tonight. My SIL is abruptly flying in this evening so the usual crew will take her out tonight but I'm off the hook! I have no really punishing projects planned for tomorrow (transplant some Hostas, pick salad veggies, brood about the lawn) so I can relax tonight for a change.
This hasn't actually happened to me in such a long time that I'm slightly bewildered. Luckily, the Sam Adams I just opened will make all that go away eventually.