The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4119104
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Sep-21 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
After a particularly awful night's sleep I missed our first morning temperature under 70o in weeks. Months, even. The cool time is fleeting, by 8am the temperature climbs steeply. Too much caffeine in the afternoon and evening was the culprit (via chocolate birthday cake.) As I tossed and turned I resolved that I should go ahead and call this a no-spend month; I have been shopping early for xmas for family, but so far its research and I can add the selected items to my private Amazon wish list and pick them up later. The fridge and freezer and pantry are crammed full, the wardrobe is in pretty good shape with the move similar to Charmion and her sheets; old underwear discarded and replaced with new sale-priced items. Last month I bought two t-shirts from my undergraduate alma mater so when they arrived it's time to discard a couple of my more worn shirts (or put them into the "yardwork only" part of the clothes rod.)

This also needs to be the time to up the exercise level—this first cool morning is one of many and I'll take advantage of them. I recently ordered an ankle band with a Velcro close to use with my fitness tracker (when I walk the dogs holding leashes my arms don't swing so not so many steps register). I need to add a small sleeve over it because it was made for the narrower Fitbit and I use the Withings Steel HR watch, and once that is ready I don't need to worry about tucking the tracker into a sock. (It was all of $5 on Amazon, any more of these I'll make myself now I see how this was put together.)

The house is lovely and clear with exposed countertops and table in the kitchen, the sink clean and empty, all benefits of having guests over occasionally.