The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4129593
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Dec-21 - 06:00 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
You distill water, you get water. It is a good safety backup if you don't want to buy distilled water for small uses around the house (I have an iron that I put distilled water in so it doesn't get a limestone crust in the steam holes). I don't know if you could distill alcohol with the juicer. It bears research. :)

A huge box is wending its way to my son in the Pacific NW, along with a parcel tucked in for my sister—they should arrive by xmas eve. I nearly threw my back out (muscle spasms) lifting it - reminding me that I need to do more stretches for my lower back. I still have wrapping to do, but for local distribution, so the timing isn't so critical.

Dorothy, has the fog cleared at all as information is gathered regarding your brother's health? Cancer (Big C) is still such a scary word, but many of them are treatable these days.

Charmion, how are you doing in your big house that you have gradually emptied out during the course of the last 14 months or so? Did you find a new home for that microwave yet? Since I'm here alone (with the dogs) I'm making a point of turning on the lights on the mantle for the cheerfulness they convey (wrapped through garland and a couple of crystal pitchers filled with different colored glass tree ball ornaments). There are some holiday movies that I've never watched that I may just sit down to watch this year. Also, I need to clear a path to the piano and spend some time playing (or working on getting back some of my dexterity).

I made a big push today, both in finishing and shipping that gift box, and then I went to a meeting (that didn't happen) to do with the museum course I'm taking - I guess she meant NEXT Tuesday - but I got a chance to run through my "bullet proof" route and have noted a couple of additions/modifications to make. I'll be ready for next week's meeting and demonstration tour.

Now I have some baking to do, more wrapping, and picking up around here. I spent a lovely morning sewing (adding an interesting mid-century modern fabric snippet to the bodice of an apron for my sister) and there is more I want to get back to doing. I even have a freshly downloaded audiobook to listen to while I sew. I haven't read or listened to any Louise Penny before, but I got the first in her Canadian detective series to start with.

All of this in the face the rapid infection of COVID-19, Omicron, predicted to surge in the next couple of weeks. I'm ready to hunker down - this isn't anything I want to catch or spread. Our xmas lunch will be a modest family event and everyone has been vaccinated and boosted. But after that, I think I'll avoid public places for a while.