Mudcat Café message #4018689 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4018689
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Nov-19 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
While making a fresh produce run at my favorite discount gourmet grocery I found a tall Rubbermaid bin that has a square footprint. This will go to the sun room and I may go get another (they're only $8). This'll allow some of the overflow of packing materials to be corralled and out of puppy reach.

I made a huge push last night to find and apply all of the edits to one of the essays for a journal I'm working on. When the author is making a few small editing changes it isn't fair to the document editor/designer to send a whole new document with the changes unmarked. I'm not going to just drop that document into the InDesign page, I need to know the specific changes to add to the existing InDesign document and I'm sure as hell not going to re-read the two side-by-side all the way through to try to locate them! The amount of work needed to prepare any text to put in the Adobe software is huge. The amount of understanding of these academics to the design process is puny. I finally got her to photograph the pages she wrote on so I could FIND the changes on the new document and type them into the design document. Doh! I've enjoyed the little bit of extra income, but next year I'm going to pass this off to a friend the editor knows and suggest she double the fee.

It's a gorgeous bright morning and the low overnight was down to 24o. It's too cold to do much out there, but everything is lovely to look at. Last night I put a new dog jacket on Cookie to take her walk before bedtime and she fussed for a minute or two then settled down, I think recognizing what it was for. But she would shred it if I left it on her a moment longer than needed. These dogs with a fine one-layer coat do benefit from that reinforcement though she puts out enough heat normally that she'd be okay without. It's a human thing, putting on a jacket in cold weather.

Sweet potatoes simmering; the batch from the freezer didn't survive the thaw last week. I measure them into take-out containers and freeze them for baking later. I have one serving of my hearty tomato vegetable soup left and then I'll make a lentil batch. I love having soup handy for quick meals during the week.

Next Saturday is an e-waste drop-off event at my university and I'm going to have a large box of stuff. I'll start putting it in the back of the SUV now to remove the tripping hazard in a couple of rooms.