Define: “Severe Winter Weather”

LOCATION:  In our new casita in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Blustery.  Overcast.  High 55

A cold front came in during the night. Since we are sleeping in Joy (that brings up some sexy connotations, doesn’t it???), we hear outdoor sounds more.  I heard the wind howling.  Concerned that my flowerpots sitting on our outdoor kitchen bar would blow over, I ran outside with just a t-shirt on to lower them to the driveway.  That was about 1:00 AM, and was the high temperature for the day!

The thermometer kept dropping all day.  We covered the plants as it is supposed to be colder tonight.  I worked on our summer camping trip some more, scheduling some nights near Big Bend National Park to kick off the summer. 

Starting to get cabin fever, we decided to go out for lunch.  We went to a place called Greens and Lemons which specializes in healthy, “clean” food.  With memories of Hawaii, we shared a poke bowl.  It was quite good, and to top it off, the wait staff only spoke Spanish, so I got to practice mine.  (They complimented me a lot)…  🙂

In the afternoon, we traipsed over to the Driver’s License office to get licenses with our new address, only to find out that appointments are required. 

The realtor showed our house again today…..nada

The weather forecast here is “Severe Winter Weather” starting tonight.  Golly, it will only get up to 45 tomorrow, and tonight will get close to 35. 

Meanwhile, our daughter in Minnesota sent me a screenshot of their weather forecast, also with warnings.  Their “Severe Winter Weather” predicts a low of -35 tonight and warns people that being outside for more than 10 minutes could be fatal. 

I guess it is a matter of perspective? 

DINNER:  Tonight’s meal was a mish-mash that turned out pretty well.  I sauteed some onions, bell peppers, and garlic.  Then added some cooked rotisserie chicken.  I seasoned with oregano, salt, and pepper.  Then, I added some steamed, previously frozen, mixed vegetables.  To finish it off, I added a bit of cream cheese.  I served this over leftover grits to which I added parmesan.  My freezer is so  big that things get lost.  This was a good way to clear it out a bit. 

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