Mudcat Café message #4079076 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4079076
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Nov-20 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Last night I loaded all of the recently frozen strawberries (seven quarts) into the steam juicer and turned the burner on high and over the next 45 minutes I got about 3/4 of a gallon of strawberry juice for making jelly and syrup. The house smells amazing! I have a Rubbermaid container full of the leftover solids and will figure out what to make with that (maybe strawberry bars or something?) since there isn't enough for a batch of jam. I'll make jelly later this week. I'll put a case of jelly jars in the dishwasher in preparation.

The counters are relatively clear as I prepare to start some baking. Back in the earliest COVID-19 days when I had the whole peninsula cleared so I could disinfect all groceries entering the house (set on one side of the counter top, and once cleaned moved to the other) I had a lot of space. Now we know that isn't necessary the clutter had crept up over time.

We have learned so much about so many things during this global pandemic. Our habits have changed. Our visits with friends and family are so carefully staged and are so precious. I think another Declutter thread title (not quite two months from now - this thread ran for two years) will need to reflect these COVID times.

Dorothy, what will that new shed be used for? And which "here" will it be sent to? I was driving south of my home on the Interstate a few weeks ago and noticed a business on the frontage road that is advertised on my favorite radio gardening program. There's something about the design that has it staying a lot cooler in summer, and they're cute as can be. But I can't think of where I would use one (or how to afford it) right now. :)

We have heard nothing from or about Susan (WYSIWYG) for a long time now. I hope she's getting better and staying healthy in her rehab facility.