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Thread #169078   Message #4121014
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
26-Sep-21 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I have received a first photo on the Madrid layover from my daughter; they have several hours so ventured out of the airport for a meal of paella. Next stop, Italy, chosen as a destination because it has a higher vaccination rate than some other countries in the region. Italy has 67% of adults fully vaccinated. I wonder how many more cases of immunity exist after having been ill? It sounded like a plague year in early to mid-2020.

For walking around on this trip she bought a pair of zip-up ankle boots, recommended for their extreme comfort (ECCO). I attended a museum event last night wearing a pair of laced shoes I bought this year for it's extreme comfort (Propet TravelActiv) and they worked as I hoped (I bought a pair last year because I needed yard shoes - and have wished I kept them for regular walking around instead). It's a rare occasion when I would put on a brand-new pair of shoes and wear them with no break-in period, but I got away with it. At the end of the day, comfortable shoes can make or break your day or week.

My shoe situation is pretty good now, and the shoe area of the closet is organized. I recently threw out a yard pair (those that are battered enough they get worn only into the yard are at the end stage for any use) and donated a pair of sandals to Goodwill. To reach this good order it took culling some pairs that I found for a good price (DSW) but never wore because they weren't comfortable. My attention should next turn to sweaters. I have too many of some types (for example, the really heavy ones I wore instead of a jacket, back in the days I was going to work.) I love sweaters, I keep my house cool in the winter months and wear sweaters, but there are a number of them that are never the ones I reach for. I need to either start wearing them or donate them.