LOCATION: In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Overcast, scattered thunderstorms. High 90
On Monday mornings, the maintenance staff add chlorine to the swimming pool and close it for a few hours, so we have to move our water aerobics classes to the afternoon. The pool still has a lot of the chemicals in it when we swim. I, like others, wear our special “Monday” swimsuits that are already stretched out and pretty much ruined by the chlorine.
I did laundry in the afternoon, in the midst of a strong downpour. I had to skirt the puddles as I schlepped the laundry to and from the laundry room and the truck. Not fun!
The day’s biggest excitement was a virtual happy hour with our daughter from Minnesota. We sipped Negronis (my new favorite drink) during the chat.
I booked a few more campgrounds for our upcoming trip. Things are falling into place nicely. We are making long packing and to-do lists.
This Facebook photo from five years ago popped up today. It was taken when we were doing a housesitting assignment in northern California at an organic farm. We went on a day trip to visit some breweries and wineries, and these ladies “attacked” George. What a chick magnet he is!
The thunderstorms passed and the sky provided a beautiful show.
Followed by a beautiful rainbow. This is the view from our driveway…
DINNER: Green chile stew. This is not like chile that you usually think of….no beans or burger. It is a soup base made from green chiles. I bought the base and then added sausage, chicken, bacon, canned vegetables, and sour cream. I don’t think the product is sold in the North; it is a Tex-Mex thing…
This is what it looks like (green, not red). It is really delicious and so easy to make.