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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 21 Dec 20

My old Domestic sewing machine sold on eBay overnight and this morning I found a message from the buyer - "Is this easy to learn? I've never sewed in my life." Oh, my! I told him/her that this was a good machine to learn on because it didn't have all of the fancy stuff of modern computerized machines but with cams it can do a few fancy stitches and it does the basics of straight and zigzag. I sent information about sewing videos on YouTube and recommended a source I like for some of the patterns I use, and tucked in a little care package of an extra needle and a couple of spare bobbins and some scraps of fabric for testing stitches. I hope they enjoy the new hobby!

One box of a mix of gifts and everyday stuff also went out today, and another needs to be mailed tomorrow, when I'll also hand deliver some of the smoked salmon to my daughter (we'll "meet in the middle" somewhere). I met my ex at the UPS store salmon dropped of today for her father. This is one of our holiday traditions - smoking and sharing salmon.

I also ran a couple of other errands. The clerk at Joann's fabrics today had a very poor-fitting mask (I asked her to pull it over her nose please, but it kept slipping). I pulled a bagged petite-sized mask out of my pack, where I carry a couple of sizes these days, and gave her the mask with washing and wearing instructions - she was quite pleased! A mask that doesn't need continual adjustment will work the way it's supposed to.

Now to see if I can observe the great conjunction of the gaseous planets at sunset. Heading to the top of the hill.

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