The blog is back!

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Still yucky.  Overcast.  High 55

The blog is back!

I’ve decided to continue writing the blog every day while we are here in south Texas.  It may be boring as we aren’t doing a lot, but it will help keep me organized.  In order to watch my diet and exercise, I will “confess” my intake and exercise daily.  Perhaps this will motivate others?  Also, I am going to try to prepare a different dinner every evening, trying a lot of new recipes.  Again, hopefully this will inspire readers.  Finally, I will continue to note the books I finish and rate them on a scale of 1-5. 

Today’s food:

– Breakfast:  1 orange and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
– Lunch:  Arugula and tomato salad with dressing
– Snack (Happy hour with friends):  4 shrimp cocktail and one mixed drink
– Dinner – one serving of fajitas – see below.  2 glasses red wine

Today’s exercise:  5- mile brisk walk

It is quiet here today without daughter Alexis.  George played some ping pong while I took my walk.  I did some research for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving recipes. 

On my walk, I saw about 20 wild turkeys.  The other day, we learned from a state park ranger that there are an unusually high number of turkeys here.  With the WALL, they are trapped in the US, and can’t get to Mexico! 

Next to the WALL is a “jungle” full of thorny trees and brambles.  The undocumented sneak through this area.  It must be just awful.  Once they make it through these woods, there is a barbed wire fence that they have to climb over.  Someone has propped up a big tree branch next to this tree to use to climb over.  Very clever!

We ad friends over for Cape-codders , my traditional Thanksgiving drink– – cranberry juice and vodka.  It was fun catching up with them. 

DINNER:  Fajitas using a lot of leftover vegetables, mostly poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, and green peppers, as well as onions and mushrooms.  Added some leftover cooked plant-based hamburger.  Melted some cheddar cheese on tortillas, and added the meat mix.  Quite delicioso. 

BOOK:  “Sold on a Monday” by Kristina McMorris. Excellent book about post-Depression era.  5 stars out of 5.

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