Saturday, January 16, 2010

Throwing in the towel! (For Lois and Willard Scott.)

I've have yet to post a blog with no photos but here it goes...
I'm sure some of you are tired of hearing about Florida's COLD weather when most of you are suffering much more than we are.
We've suffered through low 20 degree weather here in central Florida.
For us down here that is downright crazy.
Unfortunately all forms of citrus, strawberries and those delicate "Babies Breath" and ferns that usually adorn your Valentines Day roses are going to be very expensive shortly.
We have just gone through the longest, coldest spell in more than 100 years.
For those of you "up north" (dear friends on the metric scale; anything with a minus in front of it...) this all seems rather silly.
But you see we hold our Farmers Markets all year round. This means loading up our vehicles anywhere between 5 or 6am sometimes 2 or 3 mornings a week and heading out after scraping the ice off windshields with our credit cards.
(We have discovered they work much better than a scrapper, which you cannot find anywhere in the state anyway.)
For the past 3 days we have been back up to the 50's and 60's but we are about to get another "cold front".
This one will be much milder, we are talking 40's thank goodness, but we are also talking another day of rain and wind.
I was planning on heading to the Market tomorrow morning for the first time in about a month but I just looked at the weather, never mind. It's not the rain, cause it's supposed to clear up by 10am. It's not the temperatures, it's the 20mph winds that are causing me to stay up late and keep working in the studio.
No, I am not up for a day of catching my displays before they all tumble to the ground.
What does all this lead to?
I am hoping at least 12 hours of uninterrupted time in the studio.
This also means I should have some photos tomorrow...
Thanks Lois!


Anonymous said...

Geez ... am I the Blog Police???!

I am happy to hear that you are still alive and well ... surviving our recent cold spell. It got down into the low 30's here in SoFlo too. We are so ill prepared!

I look forward to seeing photos of your new goodies.

Me and Willard

Lois said...

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