Butterflies and baking

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Another beauty!  Sunny; high 80

When we are on the road, it is always Russian roulette when I get a haircut.  The last one I had was about 6 weeks ago in Wyoming.  It was not one of the winners.  I found myself with random long strands of hair in odd places.  So, today I returned to my favorite hairdresser here in Mission.  She fixed me up.  The salon is really doing a good job with the Covid.  The lobby has been closed; no one can accompany a customer.  The front door is locked, and you have to call the salon for someone to open the door for you – they don’t want anyone just passing by to enter.  The hairdressers are all masked and the customers wear masks, too.  When she has to trim around my ear, I undid the strap behind my ear and she taped it on my face.  There was only one other customer there, and she was far away.

From there, I did some grocery shopping.  Again, masks are required and everyone seems compliant.  I stocked up for the next 2 weeks or so. I couldn’t believe it…..they were playing Christmas music overhead!!!

We are on a butterfly migration path and the National Butterfly Center is practically in our backyard.  One of the residents here volunteers at the Center and took these photos.  I see many of these on our bushes, but my photography skills are not nearly as good as hers.

We invited a couple over to watch the election results.   I spent the afternoon happily chopping and cooking a lot of heavy snacks to serve as dinner:

• Toasted naan with an Italian flare – a sausage/tomato sauce topped with mozzarella and parmesan
• Toasted naan with a Mexican theme – cream cheese/cilantro base topped with a sauce made of diced chicken, onions, cumin, cayenne and chile powder.  Served with diced red onion and Mexican cheese
• Mushroom caps stuffed with a creamy spinach sauce
• Charcuterie platter – different meats, cheeses, olives, and artichoke hearts
• French bread

I forgot to take a picture of the good-looking food. 😦 

We watched the returns until about 10:00, but nothing had been decided by then.  So, off to bed and we will see what tomorrow brings for our country.

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