The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4085065
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
26-Dec-20 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
That's nice to finish out the year in your own bed, Jon!

We haven't heard any more from Susan, I fear her contributions are finished unless Greg shares for her. #SomethingWeLostIn2020

Last night I made the holiday Puerto Rican dish I've made over the years for my ex, who is terribly difficult to shop for. Instead I give him consumables, and this batch came out perfect. Just the right amount of cilantro zing at the in when taste testing. He doesn't want it put in dough and fried (the empanadillas are meat pies) because of all of the carbs and oil in that dough. He'll instead warm it and serve it over rice.

There is still stuff to ship and the house is a holiday shambles. I did clear out the sink and am preparing to make a batch of cinnamon rolls to distribute to a couple of neighbors, so it will be messy again before the end of the afternoon.

This getting through the holidays without family around is difficult so one must look for endorphins as they present themselves; it helps that lately we've had sunny clear days and I'm getting out to walk in the afternoon. Next week I'm hoping I can do more work on the fence and bask in that chore's completion. There are some complicated gate-building parts to keep me busy.

I would like to go out of this year with the house at least picked up, but I may not manage to have the holiday lights down yet. I get the impression that people are leaving up lights longer just because they look so cheerful and I'll follow the lead of my neighbors. I may leave the string up over the top of the porch just because they cheer me so much and I can play with the pattern, color, and settings.

Into the kitchen to load the bread machine ingredients. I have it set on "turbo" so it finishes in an hour and "manual" so once the dough is kneaded and ready to go I can take it out and make my rolls. I never bake bread in the machine, I don't like those barrel-shaped loaves.