The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4079482
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Nov-20 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
My daughter and ex and I had a lovely lunch on the otherwise deserted grounds of the museum yesterday, with lunch coming as takeout from a local French cafe and bakery. We do what we can to get together, and discussed possibly doing some kind of small thing in the garage a week ahead of Thanksgiving so it might still be warmer out. I could cook in the house and hand out plated meals in the garage so it doesn't all get set up to get cold fast out there. But we're still in discussion. It is a risky business and we wouldn't have many of us in one place and we would be all spread out and outside.

Whatever we plan, we'll have to do our family visit via Zoom or Teams or Duo or Messenger during an off-time to avoid getting a poor connection or getting knocked off of the session.

I promised myself that this week I would research and order the gate for the space beside the garage, so with the week running out I need to do it today.

A slightly-related aside to my decluttering and work around the yard: a couple of weeks ago I jammed my thumbnail, at the side, onto a piece of silverware when I was emptying the dishwasher. It cracked the nail at the corner and instead of being patient and trimming with clippers (ok) or putting a bandaid on and letting it grow out (best) I pulled off the nail piece, and exposed a tender part of the nail bed. It took two weeks before it stopped hurting enough that I can do some of the more rigorous things like pulling weeds without pain in that thumb. I've had nail bed injuries before, when I accidentally stabbed myself with a spring key ring trying to put a dog rabies tag on a collar. I finally had to go to the doctor and he used liquid nitrogen to kill the bulge that wouldn't heal between the skin and the nail so it would retreat and the nail grow over. I just got lucky this time it healed by itself. Now to resume some of my more rigorous outdoor activities!