LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Very nice. Sunny. High 75
CLASSES: 2 line-dancing
The morning flew by with a long walk then line-dancing. We decided that it was still a bit too cool to swim, so we didn’t do water aerobics.
George finished up some touch-up painting. We are out of paint, so I think the job is done!
I worked some more on the summer camping trip. I looked for an Army Corps of Engineers Campground or a State Park (somewhere along the Mississippi) for Memorial Day weekend. Everything is completely booked! I have hesitated to reserve anything, as we are still hoping to go to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in early May.
I’ve been collecting and organizing old photos. These are from 1977 when we were living in Japan. I was an English teacher; George was a consultant for a golf course construction project. We befriended the owners of a yaki-tori (chicken on a skewer) bar and went there often. We lived on the top floor of an apartment building, so did our own yaki-tori on a little hibachi grill. The bottom photo is from a ryokan (country inn) where we went with another Japanese couple. George certainly had more hair then!!!
By happy hour time, the temperature was just perfect and we enjoyed an Aperol Spritzer in the driveway.
DINNER: Lamb stew. This is one of the last meals I will make from the Jacques Pepin cookbook. Lamb stew meat was included in our Imperfect Foods shipment, so I was able to make this dish. Besides the lamb, the stew includes onions, leeks, carrots, and white beans. It turned out well, and we have leftovers frozen now for the road.
BOOK: “A Lesson in Secrets” by Jacqueline Winspear. This is part of a Maisie Dobbs mystery series, taking place between WWI and WWII. I enjoy her books. 5 stars out of 5