I'm not setting the world on fire with my decluttering, but at least I'm doing something every day. I might be able to finish in about 5 years at this rate.
I went to the post office this morning - I love the fact that the clerks there are so pleasant and helpful. I had thought of visiting Lowe's about the roof repair situation, but decided I'd rather put it out of my mind until after the wedding this weekend. First thing Monday morning I hope to devote some effort into finding a solution to my leaking roof that won't banksupt me. Some might not understand my attitude towards this place, but since I didn't pay anything for it I hesitate to put a lot of money into it. It is a 1962 model and will never be worth much (if anything) - and I don't have the desire to pour money into it. I still have a lot to upgrade inside the house and resent every penny I have to spend on the outside.
I got a nice surprise in my email box this morning, a notice from Costco that my cash back for the previous year amounts to $107.15! Of course my membership invoice will arrive with the check.
I watched a yoga DVD yesterday and did some of the exercises - I felt a few muscles last night that I didn't know I had. The aches and pains are all gone today so I think I will keep at it on the days I don't go to the gym. Over the years I have practiced yoga off and on, and I really should keep up with it because it can make such a difference at my age. I was never a really disciplined person and I lost whatever discipline I ever had when got close to 70! I guess going to the gym is the one thing I want to keep up with and go on a regular basis. The benefits are unbelieveable! I know from experience that yoga is as beneficial to me.
It's beginning to get hot inside the house, but at 3pm I just turned on the swamp cooler. I look for a rise of about 3 or 4 more degrees, and it's going to be nice and cool later on and throughout the night.
I have another stack of books ready to go to the library as donations, plus a box of miscellaneous clothing that my granddaughter can cut up to use in some of the crafts she does. Or she can throw it all out! I'm so overwhelmed when I look at the stuff I've accumulated since I've been here, but every journey starts with one step. (Who thinks up those sayings?)
UPDATE: All day long I've been thinking it's Thursday, and I'm not leaving for the wedding until Saturday morning. It was a fluke that I found out today is Friday and I have to scramble to get everything ready to travel. Thank goodness I'm only staying overnight!
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