The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4129887
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-Dec-21 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
A call midday yesterday from my daughter shared the news that her house seems to be destined to have a lot more people than she was expecting, so she's coming down here instead on Xmas, bringing a couple of friends. Oy. That means I have a lot of cleaning and rearranging and picking up to do. I'm glad to have the company - I just wish I'd had more time to enjoy the idea. It does save me the long drive both ways.

Since I suddenly find myself at home on Xmas I also invited a friend who has no family in the area and had no plans (the same one who was here for Thanksgiving.) Since one person, who I haven't met, will be here with his sister (he's out visiting family, he usually lives in a group home) I'll do what a counselor friend suggested and set up a game table off to the side and have a selection of board games. The dogs will have to be in the yard.

I still need to do some yard work, I think that might be a good break in the afternoon (sweep leaves into a tarp, dump them in the yard, and mulch them in with the mower.) It's sunny and warm, and my mood is still somber, so getting outside and some sun on my face will be helpful.

Damn this COVID and all of those people unwilling to get vaccinated. They are making life way more complicated than in needs to be. I love my neighbors, but the husband just dropped off a gift on my porch, and his wife is getting over COVID in their house, so I'll take this out to the garage and let it air out for a while. Maybe spritz it with hydrogen peroxide (not to be taken internally, but a good germ killer on surfaces.)