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Thread #161248   Message #3924513
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-May-18 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
I've had that kind of scare, moving into a place and some old friend or previous resident comes by and tries the door. You have cause for considerably more concern and I hope they weren't actually in the house! Did the dog set up any kind of alarm? I find the deep warning bark that my Lab occasionally gives during the night to be more reassuring than alarming - he's doing his job.

Comparing gardening notes with my dentist - we conclude that last year was a bad year for gardens. This spring we're both going full tilt—where else but at the dentist's office should I come to this slightly scientific conclusion? I sometimes take produce over on my fall visit.

One thrift store stop on the way home and I only picked up things I can sell on eBay. The phone app is handy for a quick look to see what actually sold and how much for.

The shoe store DSW sent a postcard offering a $5 discount if I download their app; I think the hang tag in my purse is sufficient, but this serves as a reminder that I have a couple of pairs of unworn shoes that I need to walk around the house in to be sure they're broken in before wearing them to work. That's money already wasted if I don't put them into service. I saw a woman wearing a cute pair today and realized they were almost identical to one of those unused pairs.

Food tip for the day: I buy Dannon lowfat vanilla yogurt when I can find it on sale and at that same deep-discount store I regularly buy several pints of blueberries at a time. Those berries go onto a cookie sheet and into the freezer. Lately I've been mixing equal parts yogurt and frozen blueberries, no extra sugar, and it is almost as good as eating ice cream. I need to make sure I get enough calcium in my diet while the PMR is being treated. (I didn't link to the store's actual page because my Kaspersky always blocks it, says something about the cloud and I haven't argued with it.)