Mudcat Café message #4048688 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4048688
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
26-Apr-20 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020

The fear of fetching groceries got me way down. So, Sat am at 6:30 R and I set out for the produce store after a mostly sleepless night. He stayed in the car and I was the second customer shopping! Forgot a couple things but managed a large order of staple fruits and veggies, loaded into boxes (they no longer allow reusables) which they helped me load onto the cart and I took it outside and got R to bring car around and load it. WOW! What a relief! R went back to bed!

I finally got the growing pile of dishes washed. And cleaned the first floor. Thought I did the second also but missed a lot. Maybe today. R's B-day yesterday and, with the weight lifted, I cooked him a nice meal and pulled a very special frozen cake out for desert.

Spent an incredible amount of time over the last few days trying to order food on line. The one store's mode entailed hours of searching. I almost had an order ready but decided to try a dif store; much easier to navigate and I can pick it up on Tuesday - they put it in the car and no charge! Three desired items that I know they carry were not on line... I shall suffer without my fav cookies. But we found a couple interesting items - pumpkin seed butter and pumpkin crackers!

I feel so much lighter believing food is forthcoming without risk. We are enjoying our feathered and furry neighbours - a flicker this morning! R has placed binoculars by the back door so we can observe through that window without disturbing them.

My project of clearing the grass from around the stones on what is turning out to be a lovely path, proceeds as the back permits. Then the robins feed on what surfaced! Crocuses are blooming and the new front garden is being a delight - of expectation. Most of last fall's purchases are coming up anew; I talk to them and encourage!

The wood fire keeps us warm. And the weather is improving...slowly. R has been cheered by moving forward on a few of his business affairs; there was a month of feeling nothing would ever happen but a few machines have been sold and transported! And some small chores being accomplished around the house. I have requested clearing junk from along the garage wall to be ready for the clematis I found there last summer!

A drive down along the river a few days ago lifted our spirits as we saw hundreds of Canada Geese enjoying the sun and two each of Great Blue Herons and lovely white egrets - prob the same two we saw in that spot last year. I consider those thousands in this time who do not have these advantages. A friend in NS posted an article on why people snap - a pro pos of the poor man who killed 22 people in NS last week. That event plus the Covid and the grocery problem and my friend who lost his adult son - I do understand that people can and will snap. It gives more meaning to "Stay safe".