The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4115718
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Aug-21 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Two very heavy bags of magazines loaded into the SUV to recycle later today. There is a lot to do around here in addition to clearing out recycling—I have to mow this morning before it gets much hotter. I slept late and it's a bit too hot for the dogs out there now (at least for the oldest one). Instead of getting up earlier I had a weird dream - I'd moved to Tennessee and was living in a stacked "tiny house" mobile home (out of a shipping container?) near a friend (who in fact lives in San Diego) and was trying to figure out how to transfer my prescriptions down there when I woke. That was enough to get me up out of bed!

Last night's clearing also got rid of magazines and catalogs that were stacked on the kitchen queen. (My cabinet has several layers of paint I'd like to remove, but is otherwise in excellent condition. It came from my great aunt's home and was probably bought new in the family.) Now that enamel worktop can be extended and set up as a serving area for lunch tomorrow.

Looking around the house, it's on the cusp of being ready. I've done a lot of the small scrubbing stuff, now to do the big sweep and vacuum dog hair and dust and get tables set. Make a loaf of bread, and be ready to make BLTs and have various kinds of salsa and dip around tomorrow.

If we decide to move outside (COVID-19 Delta is back, even though we're all vaccinated) I may set up chairs under the vitex tree out front. The dogs run the back yard and I still haven't fixed the patio cover, so it's less inviting. There are two bird baths under that tree, and I'm seeing feathers in them, telling me the local song birds have taken to those water sources. I'll keep filling them a couple of times a day and tomorrow they may have company.