Mudcat Café message #4067322 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4067322
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
04-Aug-20 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
This afternoon I settled down in the newly-cleared sunroom for a power nap in the recliner. The classical station was playing Resphigi's Airs and Dances and I woke 20 minutes later to one of Brahms' Hungarian Dances. I think I've found a good reason to leave that current setup in place. It's also lovely to tend the plants with no difficulty in reaching them (lots of boxes and furniture used to be in the way of that wide deep window).

The struggle these days is in the garden, to keep the aphids and ants off of the okra and other crops. I've sprayed with soap and orange oil a couple of times, which helped a lot, but now I'm down to using Diatomaceous Earth and a veggie wash product (they sell it to use in the house to wash vegetables before cooking or eating, but it also does the trick on bugs in the garden and is very gentle on the plants).

I'm ready for the next stage of mask making, with a new set of fabric and to work out larger and smaller versions of the standard ones I've been making so far. The dining table is clear.

Still working on clearing other tables and kitchen counters. I spent time dusting shelves and realize that this house is going to continue to be a box of dust that gets rearranged unless I do something serious like vacuum up a lot and control the dog hair. Get it out, don't just dust a little here and there with a rag.