11th Sunday in the Pandemic….

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Hot.  98.  Sunny

A slow Sunday.  I think today marks our 11th Sunday of the pandemic, and self-isolation.  Even though this state of Texas has “opened up”,  our behavior is not changing.  We will continue to stay to ourselves, and don’t plan to go out much.  Masks are still required in most places. 

George made his usual Sunday breakfast of eggs and grits.  I have discovered a great way to cook leftover grits…..I stir in an egg and a lot of parmesan and bake it in a ramekin.  They turn out fluffy, like a souffle.  It is a great alternative to pasta. 

I was communicating today with my friend from Nova Scotia.  She commented that now that the weather is nice, she is outside more, working in her yard and garden.  I, on the other hand, find myself more and more cocooned in the tiny house reading most of the day, as I cannot tolerate the heat outside.  It is only going to get worse…

George, on the other hand, likes the heat.  To make himself miserable (in my opinion), he likes to go over to the Airstream and watch old golf tournaments on Sunday afternoons.  He does not turn on the air-conditioning, so it must be beastly hot.  To each his own!

This Facebook memory photo popped up today.  It was taken two years ago when we were housesitting in a small town outside of Bordeaux.  We visited a little town where we found a nice cafe for lunch.  The chef/owner came out to greet us, happy to see a foreigner.  I wonder if the French will continue their hugging customs after the pandemic….

DINNER:  Mexican-style red beans and rice.  I used  dry beans and soaked them all day.  Then, I sauted some onion, garlic, and fajita meat and added to the cooked beans.  Served over rice.  Side was a romaine lettuce salad. 

BOOK:  With not much else to do, I finished another book –   “The Mapping of Love and Death” by Jacqueline Winspear.  It is a British female detective story that takes place in the early 1900s.  I am almost finished with the series.  4 stars out of 5. 

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