LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: A bit hot. Sunny. High 85
Classes: 2 water aerobics
The nights cool off nicely so we leave our windows open. Last night, the coyotes gave us a long, beautiful serenade. Lovely!
We worked out in our backyard a bit today. We are growing jasmine and other climbing vines to give us some privacy between our back area and the house that was built over the summer. No one has bought it yet.
We have a beautiful tree that gives us shade and hides our yard from the neighbors on the side of us…
This is a bush that grows very well here. It is called Esperanza – which means hope in Spanish. We “hope” to train it over the fence. It is less than one year old, but is already tall.
The oleander grew quite a bit while we were gone. Its purpose is to hide an ugly electric box in our back yard.
George did a workout in the community’s gym. They have strict rules – limit 3 people at a time, wear masks, wear gloves, and wipe everything down well. It is hardly used at all.
DINNER: A few Sundays ago, George made a huge amout of grits for breakfast. I froze the leftovers and tonight we ate them as a “cake”…… I mix them in a bit of butter, an egg, and parmesan cheese, then mash them down in a baking dish to make a “cake”. I dabbed a bit of mozarella on top, then baked until the cheese started to brown. Then, I topped with a vegan (plant-based hamburger) pasta sauce and warmed in the oven. Side was steamed peas. This is a really good way to use up leftover grits. I think it is a common practice in Italy….they just call it polenta instead of grits.