Monday, April 4, 2011

I don't think we're in Florida anymore...

The morning's snow and sleet has changed to a steady rain.  The air is cold and damp.  I am planning on attending the library poetry workshop tonight.  It is a fantastic opportunity, led by a retired English professor and poet from the University of Vermont.  Still, it's cold and damp.  It's going to take some effort to get bundled up and force myself out of the warm and cozy house after supper.
I believe I was missing my sewing machine.  I spent a few hours yesterday making a shoe hanger for my closet and a jewelry pillow to hang on the door.
I didn't do any sewing all winter, but I did do some beading.

It's curious that I can arrive in Florida and have everything unpacked and put away within a matter of hours, but in my own home it has taken me two and a half days to get everything put away.
Well, I have to admit it's easier when you are dealing with an empty closet.  I did do some shopping in Florida--living the Florida lifestyle at Beall's.  That, of course, meant that I had to root through my home closet to find things to get rid of. 
I am feeling that we really need to look into getting our own place in Florida.  Then I could just leave Florida clothes there and Vermont clothes here.  Even in the middle of summer, this is not a dress I would get away with wearing here in Vermont.  I bought three of them in tropical patterns.

Now I have to go pack up a large bag to take to Goodwill tomorrow.  I've found plenty of stuff that I haven't worn in a year and that doesn't even fit me any more.  Then I'm making a hot cup of Earl Grey and reading some poetry.


  1. Wow you have been busy. I like the things you made. I need to make something like that for my jewelry. Your dress is very cute.

    You know, I think I'll make a cup of tea and read poetry also. What are you reading?

  2. I think you get energzied when you are away from home and then return. You see the place with new eyes and can clean house like a stranger would. I need to do that.

  3. Coming back north after Florida is . . . hard.
    I applaud your industry in sewing things and putting things away.
    I would be sitting in a corner oozing tears.

  4. If I could have a second home it would be in North Shore Lake Tahoe. Maybe when pigs fly.....

  5. You really zip things up fast whem you sew. I could dilly-dally around with those porjects for a week.
    I hope the cold reality of being home isn't too depressing. Read cheerful, uplifting poetry.

  6. Glad to hear you made it back safe and sound. Enjoy getting reaquainted with your friends and clubs back home. Keep us posted on your sewing projects. I need lots of space saver ideas!

  7. Yep, you need your own place in Florida.

    We've had rain all day also. I'm sick of it.

  8. Olga, I wish that I had just an ounce of your organizational skills.

  9. A second home in Florida would be nice but check the price they get for taxes and insurance. It is appallingly high. I have a friend who pays $10,000 a year for just those two items. I could pack and unpack a lot for that amount of money.
    Welcome home.

  10. I definitely think you need your own place in Florida. I vote yes.


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