Mudcat Café message #4072816 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4072816
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Sep-20 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
These darker days are noticeable now, and I find myself leaving more lights on around the house to compensate. Most are low-power use LED so it doesn't hit the electric bill too much. And now we're out of the extreme heat the electric bill will drop considerably.

I'm preparing a box to send to a friend that will include several working but retired computer peripherals from here - a USB port, some cables. I should probably find a power strip with a really long cord. He's one of those New Yorkers who lives in an apartment that doesn't have nearly enough electric plugs for this day and age.

Pickle time tomorrow, with enough cucumbers now for 2-3 jars - I have extra juice from the first batch in the fridge and I have some juice from pickled okra that I won't be able to use, they're not growing fast enough now. These will probably be the cooked variety, I'm thinking of a couple of jars of bread and butter pickles or dill slices for sandwiches.

Another eBay listing went up this evening. The other listings are getting attention, one has a watcher, but there really isn't a way to know when something is going to sell by those clues. It can sell after 20 views or 200. You just launch the item and see what happens.

We're about into long pants season again. It was warm today but rainy and soon the Capri pants will be folded and placed in a place on the shelf in the closet that I can find next spring, not hunt around for weeks like I did this year. It will free up some pants hangers on the rack.

I'm eating a lot of fruit and salads these days as I try to stay off of the sugar habit. There are fewer times during the day that I need some kind of a boost, and going between meals without snacks has been a goal. Good proteins, healthy carbs. I haven't lost much weight so far, but feeling good is an equally laudable goal.