LOCATION: In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Overcast and cool. High 60
We went from a unseasonably hot day yesterday (high 95) to a cool day today. Weather did not deter busy George.
We had this tool shed built after we bought the house.
We store all of our camping gear, grills, yard tools, etc inside. Since it was getting a bit crowded and unorganized, today George built a shelf and tidied things up.
While he was doing all of this, I was at yoga class. When I returned, he had several buckets of new plants, arrayed all over the yard. I was a bit perturbed…..spending money on shrubs that we don’t really need right now. However, he quickly told me that they were FREE – so I went back to happy me. A guy in the neighborhood loves to grow flowers, and he likes to give away plants.
We don’t have any backdoor neighbors, but we want to get a mature planting started to hide the fence, just in case someone does build on that lot.
In the afternoon, we had our monthly Retama Village book club meeting.. It was my turn to moderate the meeting. It is pretty easy to be the moderator, as it is a group of people who like to talk! Today we discussed “Where the Crawdads Sing” – an excellent book. I read it again this week to prep for the meeting.
DINNER: An “All-American” kind of meal…..grilled pork chops, sauteed mushrooms, roasted asparagus, and tater tots. While George had the grill going, I had him grill some bell peppers and onions for future meals. We do this a lot while we are camping, too — taking advantage of the hot grill.
BOOK: “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa. A delightful little book about a Japanese professor and his young housekeeper. 5 stars out of 5