The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4124993
Posted By: Charmion
02-Nov-21 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Tired today.

Mondays are choir practice, and choir practice now involves rather a lot of (literal) heavy lifting -- hauling the electronic keyboard and its stand downstairs, loading it into the car, unloading it at the church, hauling it in and setting it up, and then reverse the entire process when choir practice is over. I can do it by myself without injury, thanks to military training and many, many deadlifts at the gym, but it still takes a toll of energy. I ain't 23 no more.

Yesterday I decluttered the Glory Hole of a set of plain white porcelain dishes, complete with serving pieces, six matching Portmeirion coffee mugs, and a Bodum plunge pot. The basement clearance should be more obvious, but those shelves were pretty dense; at least now I can see everything. The dishes are going to Nephew No 3.

I also got the BIL to help me haul my enormous Victorian plate-glass mirror back into the bedroom, sliding it down the hall on a mat and tilting it precariously under the lintel of the door. The mirror is far too heavy and awkward to risk moving it by myself, and it had to come out for Rick the painter. It came from my great-grandparents' house in Montreal, and I think it might have originally belonged to an up-scale haberdashery: it's close to seven feet tall and framed in mahogany. With that in the house, I have absolutely no excuse for leaving the house, as I often do, with half my hair on end.