We are movie stars!

LOCATION: Mission, Texas in our “tiny house”
WEATHER: A bit hot – 80 and humid

We are settling into our routine. I use my time while in Mission to try to get back into shape – eating better and exercising more regularly. I do chair yoga 3 times a week, regular yoga once a week, line dancing twice a week, and water aerobics 6 days a week. We have been getting together with friends with informal happy hours, but don’t normally do the card games offered every evening in the clubhouse.

As our life here is not as interesting as it is while traveling, I will probably just write a blog weekly, unless something exciting happens, like it did today!……..

Our community manager put out an announcement saying that the property developers were doing a marketing video and were looking for volunteer “actors”. We volunteered and were selected! So today was our acting debut!!!

We shot scenes in our clubhouse – George playing pool…..

And some people playing cards….

Some women selecting a book from the library…..

I was in several scenes, too – playing the piano with people singing around me, a shot of me reading in the library, and another shot of me doing laundry in our laundry room.

It was fun, but there was a lot of down time. It took most of the day.

One of the nice things about living here is that we can leave and feel confident that the house and yard will be safe and well-kept. There is an automatic irrigation system that waters our grass and plants. The plants look like they made it through these 3 months that we were away just fine.

We have planted oleander around an ugly utility box in the back, and those bushes are growing a bit….

DINNER: While we were in Johannesburg housesitting, I perused one of the homeowner’s French cookbooks. I have been experimenting with some of those recipes -interesting side dishes mostly. One was a white bean and potato salad, another was mushrooms, and another a tuna and potato salad. Main courses have been grilled pork (George was anxious to cook again on our grill), chicken curry, and Japanese soba with veg.

BOOKS: “The Black Cat” by Martha Grimes, a British detective series with pub names as the titles. Kind of fun. 4 stars out of 5.

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