Mudcat Café message #4072993 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4072993
Posted By: Charmion
24-Sep-20 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Steve the carpenter has almost finished our woodshed; only the roof remains to be shingled. We have a load of firewood (probably ash) coming in the next week or two, and then we can clear the front porch and sweep it clean of bark and splinters. There's most of a white cedar stacked up there now, along with the last of the 2019 load of ash and Himself's chopping block, and I have to admit I would much rather use that space for something a bit more sightly.

On 15 September (a week ago Tuesday), I set myself to stricter attention to diet and exercise, and now I am 3.9 Kg (8.5 pounds) lighter. I have a ways to go, however; my arthritic foot is acting up severely, and I must pare off some major plumpness in order to relieve its load and thus avoid surgery. If you thought I am sane and logical enough to do this without requiring actual pain to motivate me, you would be wrong. Sigh ...

Himself is also feeling rather porky, so he is not complaining about dinners that lack such refinements as pie and gravy. The cocktail hour, too, must be honoured more in the breach than the observance, at least until I can climb into last winter's jeans without the help of a shoehorn.