Mudcat Café message #4072311 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4072311
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
17-Sep-20 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020

Lots of interesting posts since I was last here! I went to Beaver for 2 weeks and have been back since Monday but the trip wore me out more than usual so I have been recovering. At Beaver, I worked like a fiend: pulled weeds frantically until body rebelled, made pots and did a bisque firing. Then body really quit! No unlimited internet there so I read a few books. Enjoyed the weather as it turned cool. Put a fire in the wood stove the last couple days. Separated a clump of sorrel I planted two years ago: almost need an axe to separate it. Planted a dozen smaller bits in a raised bed, shared with Good King Henry. These very hardy leafy vegetable perennials are quite nice. I look forward to having enough to feel I can harvest! So far I have only been nibbling.

Came back to Dupont and have been weeding the bed here but mainly with the little Japanese hoe which scrapes the tiny weeds off at soil level. very labour efficient. Green peppers are producing. Squash never did. Today I potted a healthy parsley plant for inside and the two little basil, and brought in an oregano plant to have for K use. The 3 I planted here last month are doing well - oregano does! Big job today was bringing in all the tomato pots, carrying them up to the second floor room -"gonna be bathroom" with its good west window. Also brought in - I am an idiot! - the seedlings of striped tomatoes and black tomatoes from ones someone gave R. Any intelligent gardener would have saved the seeds until March!

I sewed on more buttons! And have a bunch of projects lined up in orderly fashion. Awaiting energy. Put a fire in the wood stove the other night but mostly not necessary yet. And we do have a furnace! But I think a little heat in the den on a cool-ish evening means we do not need to turn on the heater yet. I switched to warmer clothes.

I lost my diet the last few days. Maybe I can get back on track tomorrow, having eaten everything in sight today.

And tomorrow we have an appointment to view a house for sale - one of our favs along the river, built in 1780. She warns it needs work... So, I am already thinking of pros and cons. We do love this house. And I have NO energy for moving.