LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Cold! A cold front came in dropping the temps by about 30 degrees. I love it!
Since the day was cool, we started tackling some of our overgrown shrubs. The biggest one is called a Porter Weed. Here is the “before” photo….
I will post the “after” picture, hopefully tomorrow.
We dithered around the house all morning, waiting for the UPS truck to deliver a case of wine. We joined nakedwines.com, a wine club. It works somewhat like a CSA…..we pay $40/month, and then order wine whenever we want.. They support small, struggling wineries around the world, so the wines are unusual. So far, we are very pleased with the quality.
After that delivery excitement, we went in to town to vote. I carried a book to read, assuming that there would be a long line. But – we were the only ones there, in a cavernous gymnasium! They were extremely organized, and set up for Covid protection. They issued us a long Q-tip thing that we used to press the buttons for our candidates. Other than Trump and Biden, all of the candidates’ names were Hispanic. Good to see how locals are strong community citizens. The Latino influence, on food, language, culture, and friendliness, is what we like about the Rio Grande Valley.
DINNER: A new recipe I put together, that turned out pretty well. I sauteed some onions, garlic, mushrooms, and shrimp. I stirred in a small amount of cream cheese, just to give it some creaminess, a dash of white wine, and a lot of capers to give it a zing. Side was a salad with avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, and romaine. All good!