The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4081667
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
02-Dec-20 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Dupont:

WOW! I just re-organized the hall closet and made space! Don't really need two halves of a banana box at all, never mind taking up two spaces! I found a couple things and feel well rewarded for the few minutes work.

R went to look at a shed, second hand, today; it looks nice but the question is whether it can be moved as a whole piece or must be de-constructed. If the latter, it may not be worth the effort. It is not insulated but is wired with convenience outlets. Otherwise I am preparing to convert a spare room into a studio, at least until spring; a place to throw then package up and take to Beaver to fire and glaze and fire.

I did a chat with a man who builds on site and was on the cusp of commitment when it dawned on me that I was preparing to spend about 25% of my annual income on a shed that was really not what I wanted. Felt badly telling him I was not going ahead. That is when the distancing of chatting on computer is a bonus. I will get over it.

Have done 3 loads of laundry, which finally got folded this morning and piled and placed in the direction of destination. Asked R to clear the non-stairwell area of books do I can get to the Christmas box - sitting there since last year! Everything piled in front, NOT by me.

Tried another batch of muffins from internet - to use sour milk. Certainly not doing that again. Looked for another one and saving it for next try. Even full of blueberries, these are barely "OK".

Brought in a good batch of firewood Monday and called a place for more - NONE! Left message at another; no response. Will try one more. Every phone call is a stressor for me, even if I am sure they speak English, I may not be able to understand. The guy Monday insisted I speak French and I managed the two necessary sentences. And recognized the concept that there is none.

The feeble looking parsley plant in the front window produces enough that I can put a sprig on R's plate when I remember. I cut a couple ahead and have them in a jar on the back of the stove - even then I forget! Maybe I could bring in another plant; they are still doing ok outside. Maybe not after the next few days.

I am already taking cuttings off the tomato plants I - idiotically- started in the early fall. Have planted a couple in large pots. Continue to prune cuttings off the old plants. Some of them and some of the pepper plants I brought in, have died but there are still peppers coming along on others and a couple tiny yellow tomatoes. I just like growing things! A cutting from overgrown aloe vera is taking off, so I shall start a few more. Excess can go to the Shop. The young spider plants I took there are adding a bit of life to the array of goods.

Two cabinets in the pantry may get attention today. The clutter on the pantry counter is at the point of "AGHHH!". Energy is recovering from trip here. What else can I manage????

Re throwing away letters: I regret the book I could have written, had I not tossed letters from my mother in '77. I recently found a couple that missed the dustbin; they mention my son Taun fondly so, the next time they surface, I will send them to him.