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Stilly River Sage De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020 (1850* d) RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020 16 Dec 20


A batch of Snickerdoodle cookies is in the tins for distribution, and when I went to bed last night the kitchen was a two-sink pileup. That carnage was dealt with while morning tea was in the works, and now to do something productive with that clean space. I must mail two boxes today, they've been sitting here forever waiting to be finished and shipped. And they aren't even xmas stuff.

Yesterday I finished drafting a holiday letter and must finish the layout (adding a few photos) and print and mail. No trip to the printers this year, it will be black ink on printer paper but I'll provide a link to a file where the photos can be seen in color. My nod to the corona virus this year. And the folded sheets will be tucked into cards of various sizes left over from past years because I'm also not going out to shop for cards.

The dog hair around the floors is at a crisis level, though I set up the vacuum yesterday and got some of it in the den. They have dragged in branches, apparently, because part of the problem is a lot of dried leaves in the mix.

The shopping that does need doing is two-fold; the ingredients for smoked salmon brine, and the ingredients for a Puerto Rican meat pie (empanadillas) that I'll make this year for my ex. We took a year off from the PR cooking last year but since it is one of the few things that I can do here and hand off and know will be consumed happily, it's back on the menu. (The problem 2 and 3 years ago was too many cooks working on a rice dish that resulted in burning to the bottom of my enamel pot. We all declared it was time for a break so we got Chinese and Italian takeout last year.) I noticed that Instacart is delivering from the Fiesta store, so I may take advantage of that delivery offer and save a trip into a store that doesn't seem to do anything about maskless crowds.

I don't have plans for anything like fruitcake, but I like a good fruitcake. Charmion, can your recipe be transcribed for Mudcat distribution? (Or scanned and sent via Facebook Messenger?)


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