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