The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4110379
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Jun-21 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I picked my first pink tomato this morning! I let them finish ripening on the window sill (when that's full they sit on counters and in bowls anywhere there is room) so the critters don't decide to take a bite out of them. Squirrels, primarily. Cookie has thinned that population a bit. Canning season isn't far off because once they start ripening.

Meanwhile, Texans are being told to not waste energy this week while a number of energy suppliers are off-grid for repairs. Keep the thermostat at 78o or higher. That is as low as mine is ever set, usually it's at 80. It's the humidity that has me occasionally running the AC, to pull moisture from the air in the house. You'd think that with the national spotlight on the Texas energy grid that they'd have done this work before the hot season.

I've run the first test of the sensors for the online/phone/text fitness joint health program I joined. They tell whether I am standing or stooping or sitting, etc. The biggest problem I had during the test was that all three dogs wanted to see what the heck I was doing and all huddled around my feet. The inability to extend my leg wasn't due to a lack of fitness, it was due to canine helpers being in the way. I texted the PT a photo of me standing, sensors in place, with the three dogs on the floor in front of me. The novelty will wear off for them soon enough.

It looks like company will be here this weekend so I have to push dusting, sweeping, moping, cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen to the top of my to-do list. For family birthdays we get together to cook (though when I suggested to my daughter that her dad might "help," she was adamant that she'd cook at her house and bring it here. The last time there were too many cooks they burned rice to the bottom of my Le Creuset Dutch oven and it still bears that mark.) We may simply find something different for him to work on. He is normally a good cook, but there were too many people consulting on that recipe.