Mudcat Café message #3993100 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3993100
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-May-19 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Aww, Michelle, the "lost a pet in May" club seems to be expanding. I'm sorry—when they're failing you end up making lots of accommodations for them. I did a lot of laundry there near the end also; enjoy the new sofa when it arrives. I have stuff here now that I was going to use to keep Poppy comfortable, but in her own area at night due to incontinence. There is a folding (8 panel - no top to it, just sides) kennel that will stay in it's box for the time being. Our garden soil is also really wet from weekly heavy rains. I know people have had their gardens in for a couple of months (raised beds, mostly), but mine is going to be late this year.

Like Himself, I've also thought about going back to school. Once you reach the retirement age in this state you can go very inexpensively or free, though the classes have to make with enough paying students and if they're full you can't be added.

The chore that needed doing, once I discovered it this afternoon, was pulling out some really old stuff out of the spice cupboard. Things in baggies that I no longer remember what they are, bulk items purchased but not used in ages, a couple of jars way past the sell-by date. To complement the cupboard clean-out, I cooked a couple of things for this week, to occupy the fridge. A batch of rice, some burritos, and overnight a crock pot of oatmeal with chopped dates is slow-cooking.

The last of the batch of limbs are at the curb, though I did cut down one more small limb after I put the can out for trash. Shredding some of the paper I mentioned earlier, and dishwasher is running. The washer is set on the timer to run in the morning—since it's a mixed batch of light and dark I have it running at a time when I'll be getting up and can dry everything before any color from the darks inadvertently bleeds into the lights. It isn't likely, but why tempt fate by turning it on now right before heading to bed then leaving a batch of wet clothes in the washer overnight.)