Mudcat Café message #4014433 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4014433
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-Oct-19 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
That clear margin is what you want! Congratulations! And the fun at the concert is a bonus. :)

Written Friday night, before the 'cat crashed for a while:

Reaching Friday evening seemed to have been an uphill battle this week. Contract work is kicking my butt, but one project is getting close to the conclusion; it means work this weekend, but hopefully it can be handed off early next week. My eBay stuff is still calling out for attention, and my digitizing work is so close I can almost taste it. I returned a dead VHS player and picked up a couple of others to test. There was a nice looking one but it had a label indicating it had been the property of a pre-school; I figure that thing was worked to death (!).

I did a little shopping today, picking up some good Basmati rice after an interesting conversation with the guy who was stocking shelves in the Middle Eastern store I frequent. I asked which was his favorite. And across the street to the Asian market to get some good soy sauce (I bought some in a regular grocery store and it's so . . . light and tame.) I also had an interesting conversation with a guy looking for a fish sauce he really likes and we stood in the aisle talking food for about 20 minutes.

And now I'm home and all of the dogs are trying to make the case that the little one should sleep in a regular dog bed, not in the kennel. If I do that, I'll cover the dog door so she doesn't head out in the middle of the night, though I think she isn't fond of the wet grass at night (I've been taking her out at about 3am so she makes it through the night bladder-wise, so I'd still get up for that). Last night I let her out of the kennel and she headed over and curled up on the bed that Pepper had been sleeping on. So sweet! Pepper was jealous at first, but now she's learning what small children learn when a new baby comes home - there is room in your heart for all of them, it just expands with more love. They are a true "pack" now.

Cat sitting this weekend and I was able to reassure this friend that her calico was probably just pouting earlier in the day (hiding instead of letting herself be found after she saw the suitcase being packed). She was there and waiting for dinner with the others when I arrived (and I sent a photo for evidence.)

I dug out the address for Susan, if anyone wants to send a card, PM me for that information. I also dug out the address for Gnu, who is recuperating after a fall.

There will be decluttering this weekend. I'm just not sure what it will be yet.