Mudcat Café message #4070668 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4070668
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Sep-20 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
My annual flu shot was the first stop on a fairly convoluted trip this morning, resulting in a couple of bags of groceries (including a lot of Envy apples, a variety I buy for my ex when I find them and pick up a few for myself). The rest of the trip was to drop off masks to various friends. We don't get to talk for long, and it's on the front porch or in the carport, but every visit like that is precious.

There were over-ripe bananas needing attention so despite the high humidity today I turned on the oven and made a double batch that went into four small pans to distribute to friends (I got a text a few minutes ago from next door saying hot banana bread goes really well with Blue Bell ice cream). Spreading goodwill, one loaf at a time. The loaves are small enough that no one needs to feel guilty if it disappears quickly.

With this extended quarantine activity the upcoming holiday weekend is going to be a dud. Not that I go shopping for mattresses or new cars or whatever the item that is pushed heavily on this September occasion, but for so many people it will just be another day at home, not an occasion to go shopping. As people plan for Halloween and xmas the question will arise - will anyone be able to come into the house to see a tree or fancy mantle, or to join a big meal? I predict the energy will be spent decorating house exteriors.