The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4082314
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Dec-20 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
When I lived at the Mexican border I would buy some of the interesting liqueurs for gifts and put them in the mail. You're not supposed to mail alcohol, but it's really fortunate that the other big seller in the same stores in Mexico are bottles of Mexican vanilla. So when the postmaster rattled my box and said she could hear liquid, I told her I was mailing vanilla, and she couldn't argue it or open the box to look.
I did some cooking this afternoon as I cleared a couple of fridge leftovers at lunch and created something else that is now itself a leftover. I was planning to make spaghetti sauce but it turned out the sausages I grabbed from the freezer were bratwurst, so I had to add a lot of seasoning to give it the smell of Italian sausage. Not perfect, but not bad. And I'm still using up some of the gluten-free pasta I still have from my PMR days.
The dogs and I took a nice walk through the neighborhood and I spent time in the yard watering recent plantings. It's a really lovely day out, and the rest of the week is forecast to be the same or warmer, in the low 70s.
My kitchen table has reached the point where it is loaded with stuff except for a space carved out next to my chair where I can put a plate, a glass, my phone, and the TV remote. I think it's time to clear up in there. Mostly it's boxes that are in the process of being filled for shipping. And one eBay box went out the door today.