Lots of gardening

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Very pleasant.  Sunny.  High 72

STEPS:  A record-breaking 14,723!
CLASS:  2 line-dancing

The weather was beautiful for a morning hike.  Lots of people were out and about, biking and walking, enjoying the great outdoors.

We had two fun line-dancing classes.  Since our teacher can’t dance (due to her fall last year), we sometimes watch a video.  It is interesting that most of the teachers/dancers are Asian. 

This fun Facebook memory popped up today.  So cute!  A salute to our Canadian family and friends.

Another Facebook memory appeared from 6 years ago, before we built our tiny house here in the Rio Grande Valley.  We visited South Padre Island, about an hour from here.  It was a chilly day.

We had two highlights today.  First was receiving a package from our daughter – a set of scales that I can sync to a pedometer on my phone.  I will be really high tech!  (once she comes to visit us and sets it up!!!)

The second highlight was a visit to a local nursery.  In an ongoing effort to hide the ugly electricity transformer in our backyard, we bought some plants and a flower pot.  These plants are supposed to be “cascading” when they mature, so hopefully they will hang down and hide the eyesore a bit.

George went to our village construction dump site to get some gravel for the flower pot.  While he was there, he spotted some decorative pavers and lined our peas/tomatoes/vines plantings.

DINNER:  British smoked fish pie.  This is something we enjoyed a lot when we did housesitting assignments in England.  It is a type of shepherd’s pie made with smoked fish.  I used the last of the trout that George caught and smoked.  I also layered on some smoked oysters and a few shrimp.  Then, a layer of white sauce with carrots, celery, and peas.  Topping it all was a layer of mashed potatoes with a touch of Parmesan.  It baked to a golden yellow.   It brought back memories from eating it in the Cotswolds.

BOOK:  “The Scent Keeper” by Erica Bauermesiter.  Very intriguing.  It reminded me a bit of “Where the Crawdads Sing”.  It is about the lives of a father and daughter, hidden on an island.  5 stars out of 5

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