I had just woken up and fed the cats, this morning, when Aunt C called for a chat. Later in the morning, I did a load of laundry. Then, I joined my daughter in doing an abs routine. She is doing a 30-days abs routine, this month, and yesterday was the first day. I joined her, then, too. She did her routine at a higher level, while I did it at the beginner level. Today's routine was 100 cross body crunches; I managed to do 60. I am proud of that!
In the afternoon, daughter helped me to go through and declutter my closet! She did most of the physical work of pulling everything out, asking me if it fitted, if I liked it, if I wanted to keep it, etc., and either putting the item back in the closet or putting into a big trash bag for donating. I tried on a few items that I was not sure of and she helped me decide whether to keep them or donate. She took 11 of the items for herself - 2 purses, 1 dress, 3 blouses, 3 skirts, the wig I wore when I had no hair (she will use it for one of her cosplay or Halloween costumes), and 1 knitted hat. I need to alter the dress and one skirt for her; I'll do that tomorrow. I had her put back the rest of the items with the hangers turned the other way. As I wear each item, wash it, and return it to the closet, I will put them back with the hangers turned the regular way. Some time in July or August, I will check the closet again and see if any hangers are still left, facing the other way. If so, that will mean that those items were not worn since January, and I will probably donate them. I didn't count the number of items she put into the bag to donate, yet, but, at last count, there were about 35 empty clothes hangers on the bed to be put away!
Later in the afternoon, I brought the trash cans in from the curb and put water to the front garden. I also picked the last pomegranate that was left on the tree and removed the pips to share with my daughter:
After dinner, I called cousin N to check on her, because her mother had mentioned that cousin had sprained her foot over the weekend. Cousin had been to the doctor's and has a boot to wear and some anti-inflammatory medication to take for the swelling. We agreed to postpone our New Year's visit until she is feeling better.
Later, I oiled my daughter's hair and braided it, and she returned the favor.
I also called the vet's office, today, and made an appointment to take Dancer in for his various vaccinations and a check up:
|"Oh, no! Not the vet's! I'll hide - they'll never find me here!"|
- Daughter helping me with decluttering my closet!
- Phone calls with aunt and cousin
- Fresh pomegranates from my tree
- Frozen puff pastry dough
- What I was able to accomplish today.
Thursday's To Do List:
- Alter the dress and skirt for daughter
- Change my bed sheets
- 1 load of laundry (bed sheets)
- Take Dancer to the vet's
- Get packages ready for mailing
How was your day, today? How often do you go through and declutter your closet? How do you decide what to keep and what to donate? What are your plans for tomorrow?