LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Cool and very windy. High 68
CLASSES: None – too cool to swim. I am self-quarantining for a week, so no chair yoga for awhile
The morning was not fun; the late afternoon was lovely….
Trying to get registered to get our Covid-19 shots is chaotic and frustrating. There are two websites, a hospital and a clinic, where people have registered. We are supposed to log on every few hours to see if they are accepting registrations again. I have a phone number for another clinic that I keep trying. It is either busy when I call or it rings and rings, until the call drops. Today, there was an announcement that another clinic would start online registration at 10:00. So, we logged on about 9:45. At 10:00, their system crashed due to people trying to log in, and their website said “technical issues”. We waited, glued to the computer screen, for about an hour. When I went to their FB page, I read that their slots filled somehow before 10:00. Then, someone else announced that even another clinic had some vaccine and registration would begin at noon. For this one, you had to physically go there and stand in line to register. We thought that would be useless. So we will continue to wait…..
After that frustrating, futile business, we started our income tax preparation. It was kind of like putting salt on a wound, after the vaccine debacle.
I guess I had a martyr complex today, as I did laundry following all this stress. While the clothes were drying, I got in my daily walk.
The day turned around with Wine Wednesday at our favorite bistro. We went with our lovely neighbors. We shared a charcuterie platter and some wine. Again, we were the only customers in their large patio, besides some workers. Wine is half off!
DINNER: A neighbor had given me a tasty-sounding recipe for walleye. I substituted drum and trout that George has caught.
4 walleye fillets (4 to 6oz. Each)
1 C. finely crushed tortilla chips
2 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
3 T. lime juice
1 T. vegetable oil
1 C. of your favorite salsa
1/4 C. fresh cilantro, (minced)
Preheat oven 450*. Lightly spray baking sheet. Cut fillets in half. Mix crushed tortilla chips, chili powder, salt and pepper in shallow dish. Mix lime juice & oil in another shallow dish. Dip walleye in lime mixture, then dredge in seasoned tortilla crumbs. Place on baking sheet & sprinkle with any remaining crumbs. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Place on dinner plate and put salsa over to your own taste. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Side was a stir-fry of bell peppers, squash, peppers, and onions.