The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4125748
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Nov-21 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Okay, I know what you mean - I live a few blocks from a restaurant supply warehouse with a cash and carry for the public and they have gallon jugs of food coloring for things like snow cones.

Dorothy, good luck with the extra set of china. I'm going to pull out a bunch of mugs my Dad collected by I never use and list them on eBay; they're by a well-known potter in the Seattle area. I have a few pieces I use, but rarely the mugs. I'll offer them to the kids first.

Yesterday two small eastern redbud trees arrived in tall boxes with 1-gallon pots, all staked and protected. They're now standing outside the side door and I'll give them a little time to recover from the confinement in the box then repot them into larger 5-gallon pots and take a look at the roots. This is a program from the electricity provider to help people shade their houses. I'm planning to plant behind the back fence, but I might change my mind and put one nearer the house.

The state of the world is quite troubling in many regions; this morning I read about the power struggle happening between Belarus and Poland, with hundreds of refugees trapped camping near the border in freezing conditions with no amenities (Belarus trying to put pressure on the EU after sanctions were placed upon it); it's hard to envision that my planting a shade tree is going to have the butterfly effect to help others around the world, but it certainly behooves us to be the best global citizens we can be to not make matters worse. So I'll plant the tree. I grow food. I recycle. I try to use less plastic, or reuse what comes through the house to make it more efficient. I'd like to put solar panels on the roof and eventually drive a hybrid or electric vehicle. But all of these things also smack of privilege. There are no easy answers - I hope they make some progress in Scotland this week.