That's where Cliff and I found ourselves yesterday. He had some projects at the shop, but they all involved painting, and the humidity made it impossible to paint anything successfully.
I took the Christmas tree down and put up the ornaments. I'm not ready to bid goodbye to my Avon plates and the seasonal cups, so those get to stay around the house for at least another week.
This is my favorite plate of all, from 1988.
This is one of a series of Wedgewood plates made in England for Avon; I only have two of the series, but I intend to get the other six. They're cheap and plentiful on Ebay. I believe all the Avon plates from recent years are made in China. Big surprise, huh?
Looking back, we should have taken a motorcycle ride yesterday. Temperatures got up into the sixties. Trouble is, there was a slight threat of rain and some actual drizzle, so we didn't chance it. But we saw a couple of riders out on the roads, and envied them.
We've had some interesting daily walks lately: Snow to tromp through and zero temps for a few days, then after a warm-up, half-thawed snow-turned-to-ice that we had to negotiate around on the hills. Yesterday we waded through mud. Because Cliff's sister was working, we got her mini-Dachshund and took her along. When we got back from walking, I actually had to put her in the tub and rinse the mud off. She only clears the ground by about a half-inch, so she can't keep from getting muddy. I think we'll leave her behind from now on until things dry out or freeze over.
Let's just say our recent walks haven't been pleasurable; but I imagine we've burned extra calories wading, slipping, and sliding.
My old strings of Christmas tree lights are giving out on me one by one, so we went out looking for bargains. I had no desire to head to the city and fight crowds, so we went to some Dollar Stores nearby, and then to a little Wal-mart in Higginsville. We had great success, buying lights and a few ornaments at half-price. The stores in these little bedroom/farming communities weren't crowded at all.
So that's how we spent our day after Christmas. Now I sit here listening to strong winds, thunder and rain. I need some seed catalogues!