The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4109168
Posted By: Charmion
07-Jun-21 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Stonking heat in Stratford yesterday; a bit better today, according to Environment Canada. I'll believe it when I see it. The Perth County summer is well and truly under way.

The lilacs are still blooming, and their heady scent will pervade the neighbourhood until the next upwind pig farmer power-washes his barn. Folks are entertaining in their back yards (five people allowed!) and strolling the riverbanks in packs. Ice cream queues snake down the street. We still have no visitors, so the locals are enjoying amenities the tourists normally crowd us out of. Likewise, there's plenty of parking.

I'll know we're back to the pre-COVID status quo when out-of-town cars again jam the space currently occupied by restaurant patios, and townies return to griping about finding nowhere to park near the pub and the post office.

After my prolonged orgy of paper-shredding, I have no desire to do anything resembling work once the carpet cleaners have taken away the pissed-on rugs. I shall probably spend the afternoon on Zoom with Joe Offer and the Mudcat singaround, which has reached its first anniversary.

I made whiskey sours last night. My lemon produced enough juice for two drinks, so I shook 'em up and poured one serving into a cocktail glass and the other into a small Mason jar that went into the fridge for future reference.

Even five years ago I would have drunk both. Moderation snuck up on me when I wasn't looking.