This afternoon, there was a loud flapping sound and I heard a lot of crowing! I looked outside to find this handsome fellow!
I could also hear some clucking from the other side of the wall; I guess the neighbors have got some chickens, again! They used to have chickens some time ago and, you guessed it, the chickens were in my yard quite often! I didn't mind (secretly, I was hoping they'd lay an egg or two for me, although they never obliged!)
Today, I opened and unpacked the boxes of things that I had received, last week - the two gallons of vinegar, the three containers of disinfectant wipes, the four containers of shampoo and conditioner (two of each), and the three packs of printer ink. Now I have a stack of cardboard boxes to cut up and use as weed barrier or recycle.
Daughter had the leftover pasta for lunch; I had potato salad with some ham. Later, I cooked a keema curry with ground beef, to which I added a grated zucchini, in addition to onion, garlic, and tomatoes, and a fresh pot of rice for dinner. We enjoyed that with some peach chutney.
Daughter brought in the trash can from the curb for me because I felt a little twinge at the back of my right leg (the sciatica pain had been on the left leg) and I didn't want to aggravate anything. I also didn't water the front garden for that reason and daughter will clean the litter box for me, tonight.
In the evening, daughter checked the jury duty website and she doesn't have to report in person, tomorrow, either! I am very glad! Our new Covid case numbers have come down a little bit, but, even so, today's new number topped 2,600. That's still too high for my comfort.
As part of today's decluttering, I looked through my dresser drawers. They were decluttered earlier in the year, in January, when my daughter helped me declutter the smaller drawers. This time around, I was focusing on the clothes, but, I didn't find anything to declutter from them. I store things like sweatshirts, night clothes, and T shirts in the drawers, along with socks, underwear, etc. Then, I looked through the chest of drawers where I store all my sweaters - I am not decluttering them as I wear all my sweaters! I didn't feel quite up to sorting through my closet, today, but, I decluttered one blouse that my cousin had given me; I don't like how it looks on me and every time I've put it on, I've taken it off! My daughter has taken it to see if it fits/suits her. Does it still count as decluttering if it goes from my closet to hers? It will be donated if she decides she doesn't want it.
I also called Aunt C and chatted with friend R, today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to stock up on various items, such as shampoo and disinfectant wipes
- Daughter does not need to report in person for Jury Duty tomorrow, either
- Daughter being home to help me with the housework and Dancer care
- Phone calls with family and friends
- Cool evenings (today's daytime high was 93F; it is currently 73F)
Today's joyful activity was watching the rooster strut on the wall! LOL!
August Decluttering Challenge:
8/1 - 1 pair gardening gloves
8/2 - non-working heating pad
8/3 - old purse/handbag
8/4 - 1 computer CD containing a report
8/5 - 1 plastic lid that cracked and broke in two
8/6 - 1 hooded sweatshirt (received a new one to replace it)
8/7 - old make-up I no longer use
8/8 - 6 plastic laundry detergent scoops (I use powdered laundry detergent; each new box comes with its own scoop; I don't need to keep the old ones, but, it seems such a waste to toss them in the recycling bin)
8/9 - 1 sponge paint brush (unused, but, so old, the sponge is no longer spongey!)
1 plastic food container
8/10 - 1 blouse (given to daughter)
How was your Tuesday?