Mudcat Café message #4027040 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4027040
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
08-Jan-20 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Dorothy, homesick for Beaver? Or is your new-to-you house needing sudden plumbing repair and snow removal?

I've removed the few outside holiday lights today. The electrical cord on the lawn meant I wasn't going to mow, but next door neighbor mowed yesterday, making my lush weeds look all the more robust by comparison. Yes, we mow year-round in Texas, and I'll do it this afternoon.

I am trying to do a no-spend month, so I need to turn my attention to mending. I noticed quite a stack of stuff when I did a quick mend on the handle of a canvas shopping bag I plan to keep my gym equipment in. Yesterday I signed up at the gym and I packed the bag with the clothes and towel, etc, that I'll use. It's in the car and ready for an appointment on Friday with a trainer to go through the facility and plan my pre-surgery knee strengthening routine. (I stooped in the hall yesterday to put a new faceplate over an electrical plug and my knee creaked and ground around like a parcel of broken crockery). At some point I'll also work on an après-surgery routine. This is me picking up the money on the table - as a state retiree they pay for the gym membership through a program called "Sliver Sneakers." This isn't the closest to the house, but it's only about four miles from here. I chose a gym that has a lot of classes, and I'll focus on yoga to get some flexibility back along with the leg-strengthening exercises. They also have a pool and a sauna.