The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143053   Message #3315953
Posted By: wysiwyg
02-Mar-12 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
PT uber alles! I'm real sore tonight, so I'm up "late" waiting for pain meds to kick in. It's up-late night/sleep in morning. Tomorrow we plan a full day of scootering, and it may be warm enough for Hardi to bicycle. We're heading for an area we have been wanting to try for some time now. In the environs is a sales place where 2 cheap dog leashes will be picked up-- they will be exercise equipt I need to replicate from PT for trainer/home use.

Just 3 appts left, next week, and then I get my schedule back. Worked on that today. Lot of new activities to squeeze into it. TV almost has to go.

Today was grocery day. A new driver was running the bus, and she dragged home everything we REALLY needed, including over 50% of the grocery bucks in PRODUCE.

Most of the produce was handled like we used to bulk-process meats. Two items netted are particularly clever.

One is a plastic bin that had already become a pull-out salad-items bin-- to carry to the counter at suppertime? Now it holds several tallish, slender tubs (empty Chobani's!) of salad items already cleaned, sliced, de-bagged, etc-- an open salad bar in a bin, which needs only a set of tongs to make it complete. Why? Because I am adding salads to lunches over which I will not have time to linger in preparing. The central item is the splurge-feeling bouquet of flatleaf parsley with its feet in a square water-jar I saved (was jam) that I LOVE:LOVE:LOVE. Right next to that tempting red bell pepper.

Item 2 is a shallow little pull-out drawer in the fridge holding a gallon-sz ziploc of sliced and mixed veggies. I can take the whole bag to my chair and munch happily while Hardi (or the nukerator) prepare the rest of a meal, or between meals to augment snacks.

The lemons I have tried buying for years always seemed to mold in the fridge, so I threw 'em out of the fridge-- permanent-like. They are nestled under the bread in a basket we've been using to cache carbs for several months. It oughtta be airy enough to flavor the bread, smell wonderful, AND keep the lemons fresh and usable.

Another splurge item: squeeze garlic, YES! Pre-minced, in a plastic squeezerooni! Refillable!