Mudcat Café message #3989788 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3989788
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
28-Apr-19 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
More fridge and cupboard organization this afternoon; the little Tupperware container of olive oil that I last used when I took it to work last summer is now rancid and disposed of (the Tupperware cleaned and ready for use). Same with a jar of oil that was used once for frying, a long long time ago, etc.. The compost bowl has been emptied twice this afternoon. I have a number of redundant items to send to Goodwill, though I'll leave them in the kitchen in a box for family to poke through tomorrow when they'll be here for dinner.

Poppy is still not feeling like eating, but is perkier, so maybe by tomorrow her appetite will begin to return. She was on the pills for a week, so it may take several days for the effects to dissipate. I'm not taking her for a walk for a couple of more days because she had trouble keeping up the last time. Based upon the last week, I can't recommend Prion for dog incontinence.

Tomorrow I'll join Susan in the closet and dresser purge, including the coat closet in the hall. There is stuff in there that no one ever wears.

And yes, eight is young to be doing much cooking, but I think we all had particular tasks about that age. I mixed the pancake batter on the weekend, and I made the baking powder biscuits that went with dinner. My siblings had different foods to prepare. I was 11 when we moved from that first house and I'd been doing that for quite a while by the time we moved. (And when it was summer and Mom was canning, it was all hands on deck to peel blanched fruit, etc.)