The Birds?

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Beautiful.  High 80

STEPS:  9929 plus 1.5 hours playing pickleball
CLASSES:  2 water aerobics

Mornings are chock–a-block with activities. Today’s busy schedule – walk 7:15 – 8:15; quick breakfast then 8:30 – 10:00 pickleball; tidy up the house, wash dishes, and fix George’s lunch, then water aerobics from 11:30 – 2:00.  Shower, eat lunch, then …..relax!  I am having a hard time finishing up some books I’m reading online that will expire soon since I can’t find time to read. 

I feel embarrassed that I often complain about the cool weather – related to swimming, as compared to the frigid weather the rest of North America is experiencing.  My daughter in Minnesota said she had to walk in -35 F wind chill to work one night this week.    This is what winter looks like here in the Rio Grande Valley – very tropical looking.  This is our clubhouse….

We have a LOT of birds in the Rio Grande Valley.  Especially in the mornings and late afternoons, the crows and grackels swarm beautifully in the sky, landing on telephone poles.  They chirp constantly, and it reminds me of the scary Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”…..

In the late afternoon, some friends came over to plan a 4-5 day road trip.  We are hoping to go up to the Fredericksburg area to camp in a nice municipal park and some fun-looking Harvest Host locations.

DINNER:  Beans and rice with the last of the plant-based hamburger we had for our daughter’s visit.    I tried a new way to cook the rice which failed miserably.  Next time, I will return to my trustworthy rice cooker. 

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