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.