Mudcat Café message #3103890 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135365   Message #3103890
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Feb-11 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Declutter, Exercise, Diet, February 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Declutter, Exercise, Diet, February 2011
Looks like I'm making up for lost time during the week, wandering in here during the day.

I gave myself the assignment to completely fill the large Rubbermaid trash can with the trimmed branches on a couple of shrubs in the front yard, and that has been accomplished. I've offloaded my topsoil and amendments in the garage and garden, so the staging of my spring gardening is about complete. Next comes the hardest part - digging up weeds in the established area (not too bad) and digging up the turf for the extension of the garden (the big work). And while I'm out there, I need to think about where to plant my bay tree.

I've rearranged the kitchen counters (again!) now that the microwave oven is off of the counter. I picked up a 2 quart saucepan/double boiler for reheating food, and for now I'll use the conventional oven that I already own rather than pick up a toaster oven. Toaster ovens look cute but they're usually a pain to clean and they always get really hot. I don't know that it costs that much more to heat my oven in my stove, but I do know that is much better insulated and I'm not likely to burn myself on it. Back to basics, the stove top and oven, and we'll see what happens.