Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After

In true Florida Christmas fashion, yesterday we had to to turn on the air conditioning. At 9:21 it was 76 degrees (I think that is 24 C) and very humid inside our house. (I need to remind Greg that the day of the week is wrong on the keypad). It seems like most years we are running the A/C at Christmas. One year, I'd love to experience a white Christmas!
I was happy to use my Christmas china. I love this stuff! It really makes the table look festive!
On today's agenda: cleaning out the garage!
It took 5 hours. Of pure misery. It took Greg longer because he made the trash run and the Goodwill run. We took EVERYTHING out of the garage and off the shelves and really edited what we put back in. We got rid of loads of stuff. Now Greg wants to clean out the attic! UGH!

I hope you had a safe and happy holiday!

21 comments:

Dee said...

We're using this week to catch up on household chores too. Today it was patching the driveway. We still have powerwashing the deck to do and installing a new thermostat. The fun never ends. LOL

I love your Grandma's china pattern. I think that is the prettiest of the holiday patterns.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I had your white Christmas and it's 33 degrees now. I'll be thinking of you. I'd much rather have the cold than the hot. I can warm up easier than I can cool hot. It's all my insulation. lol

Margaret said...

Wow, AC on Christmas! I don't think I've ever lived anywhere where I needed AC on Christmas. And I lived in Southern CA at one point. lol! Your garage looks nice and tidy after the cleanup. Boy, do we need to do the same thing -- to every part of our house!

Linda Blakely said...

Instead of a white Christmas, we had a wet Christmas. We had our a/c on as well. It's hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you have to turn on the a/c. *sigh*

Simone de Klerk said...

I just love your Christmas China!!!
And what a great accomplishment cleaning out the garage. That must give you a wonderful feeling.
You know, I made a big sigh when I read that you were going to do it. Probably reminding me of the mess we have *LOL*

Carol said...

Isn't it funny how the idea of a new year beginning triggers people to clean out, throw out, tidy up! I desperately need to work on my attics (two!!) and linen closet, Jackie, but the attics will have to wait for warmer weather.

Send some warmer weather up to PA--I've had my white Christmas, now I'm ready for some sun :)

Nancy said...

Your Christmas china is very pretty! 76 - wow!

Barb said...

Doesn't that feel good???? Looks great!

Daffycat said...

Maybe don't wish for a white Christmas...I did. Received my wish and got stuck at home for the holidays!

Good on you cleaning out the garage! It makes me wish for some free time to do ours!

Brigitte said...

Is this possible, 76F soemwhere in the world? Lol. I can only think of cold and snow and ice as it's snowing here right now and the roads are every slippery today.
Have fun at your garage :))))

yarnjourney said...

The garage looks great! I never help clean the garage, just drop stuff off and my guys magically find a place for it. I love your Christmas china too. It is very elegant.

Linda said...

Easy to say you'd like a white Christmas, until it's time to shovel, and face the challenges of going anyplace! I admit though, it's wonderful if you can stay home, but who can really do that?

Loved seeing the before and after of your garage! I'd just like weather nice enough to be able to wash my car outdoors. Grunge for several months is not pretty. Have fun in the attic!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I have to agree...doesn't that feel good! Projects like that (e.g., closets, storage)are on my list for the next week off!!

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Zlaty said...

Merry Christmas!
We had a white Christmas, but now the snow is melted, but 76F sound nice! :) We can trade for a week! :))
Your china is very pretty and set the Christmas spirit!
I am in a cleaning mood today also and going trough the closets!

Have fun cleaning!

Sharlotte said...

Does Greg wanna come clean out our garage? LOL! We will be working on taking down the rest of the Christmas and doing other things we need to catch up with this week.Wish a had a good way to organize the stuff we have. I love your grandma's china! My sister has Christmas china too, never seemed to be anything I attempted to buy, I've always wanted to though.

Annie said...

Be careful what you wish for. We finally had melting the last couple of days, but there are still grey, dirty piles of snow everywhere.

Congrats on a nice clean-up job for the new year.

Carol said...

I love your Christmas china! However, cleaning out the garage on the day after Christmas should be against the law! lol, but I bet it feels so good to have it done!! =)

imquilternity said...

WOW! I wish I could get my husband to take everything out BEFORE we start re-organizing and "cleaning." It means we don't get rid of everything we should have, like you did! Congratulations!!!

Shelleen said...

the a/c on for Christmas? lol it was 40 here and rainy. I can't wait to see you stitch up a bunch of the ornaments from those mags.

Carol said...

Hi Jackie, I'll try to fix that email setting. My email is xstchrnva@aol.com. I worked on that font thing all night last night. Send me an email so i will have yours and I'll tell you what I did.

woolwoman said...

Yes it was disgustingly hot in our neck of the woods wasn't it jackie! We also had to run the A/C on chrismas eve and Christmas Day and the fan in the guest room at my folks during the night - urghhh - I wanted a fire in the fireplace so bad. Love your china pattern - it's lovely and that clean garage -makes me feel like a lazy slug - oh well - maybe only a little LOL -I hope you enjoy your week and accomplish a lot. Melody