Travel desires and a Spanish class!

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:   Very nice.  Sunny.  High 84

We ventured out today to do our Thanksgiving meal shopping.  It was remarkably calm.  We loaded up on turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and stuffing.  George will smoke the turkey….all day long on Thursday.

I further checked out the gift package that our daughter had sent me.  Included in the Rick Steves’ box of travel stuff, there was also a t-shirt, with his motto….”Keep on traveling!”  That certainly describes me, too!   We received an email today from a homeowner in northeastern Italy inquiring if we would like to return to housesit for their beautiful home and cutie-pie dog, but the dates don’t work….even if Europe does open for us in 2021.  It got me thinking again, and salivating, about European travel.  We will just wait and see.

Then, Spanish class!  I had put out the word that I would teach Spanish to a few people in Retama Village, our community.  At first, only one couple expressed interest, then people started to come out of the woodwork, and I ended up with 11 pupils plus George.  We had the class outdoors in order to social distance.  I am creating my own curriculum as there aren’t any textbooks that really meet the needs of these people.  It was fun.  We will start meeting twice a week.  I checked these books out from our local public library to help me get started….

DINNER:  I have lab work tomorrow, so I am fasting.  Darn!  I made George brisket tacos.  I have seen them on restaurant menus so I thought I would make some, using the leftover brisket George had smoked last week.  He said they were good!

BOOK:  “The Department of Sensitive Crimes” by Alexander McCall Smith.  He is the author of that African lady detective series and also books about life in Scotland, where he now lives.  He writes delightfully.  This is his latest book. 

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