We've both been having such a craving for Mexican food and there are a bevy of restaurants in Ennis to chose from...which is the problem! We can't find out which one people think is THE best!
So, today is grocery day and we will get our OWN ingredients to make our own Mexican food. Believe me, there are LOTS of things to pick from in the grocery stores in regards to Mexican cooking, but one thing I haven't noticed in the produce aisle is green onions!! We have to have green onions finely chopped on top of what ever it is we make! Hopefully it is just that we have overlooked the green onions.
Since putting the little bitty cheap bird feeder out on the lone tree to the door side of our camper, we have cardinals, sparrows, chickadees, blue jays, occasional blue birds, and some kind of a warbler. We've also been trying to entice birds by placing seed on the ground (since the feeder is almost too small for more than two chickadees) and a suet "basket" on a bare tree on the other side of the camper. We've had killdeer ALMOST into our yard and crows are venturing up to see what is going on. We plan on getting a larger feeder today and another block of suet.
We would have brought our own bird feeder(s) and a pole or two along except that when we were at Alligator River we couldn't feed the birds due to the bears. I've already checked to see if we can put out feeders at Coopers Furnace (where we will be in Georgia next fall/winter) so we will be prepared next year.
Speaking of Alligator River, Dan and I both miss it at times. If they will have us again, we most likely will try to go back maybe in a couple of years. The work there was a lot different from here and there were more photo opportunities there too. I'm not complaining about where we currently are or what we do here, but it is like the exact opposite of Alligator River. And we would probably come back here again in the future...when the weather of the world is back to normal (whatever that is!)!!
Dan is a very brave man. He did a very courageous thing yesterday. He threw away his favorite cap. The cap had to have been at least 8 years old. The bill had lost most of the material so it was basically just black plastic showing. The 'button' on the top of the hat was missing so there was a good size hole there where the material "comes together", the size adjustment thing was broken and was held together in two places with the handyman's helper...duct tape. There was a section, probably 2 inches square that was so thin that it had frayed. I've teased him about this cap for a long time. And he has even embarrassed himself by forgetting to remove it and put a better cap on when we were going some place. So, yesterday, this brave fellow put his cap in the dumpster. This morning, on our way back from the shower, Dan had to check to make sure the cap was still in the dumpster. Not sure why that was important to him.
I've been trying to find another one just like it for his birthday which is in March, but I don't think I'll find one here! It was given to him by a local guy (Curtis area) that owns and operates HUNTER GARAGE DOORS. And that was what was written on the front of the cap, and it was green camouflage. I've tried to find an email address for Danny (the owner) but can't come up with one. So my 2nd choice for Dan's birthday is to get him a dinner fork from Outback! I don't think I'll have much luck with that either! Dan said at least one thing that WILL be changed before we head out next year is our tableware. We are using cheap, chintzy forks and knives; I probably picked up at a yard sale some time in my life. So, I've been searching to see where Outback gets THEIR table service so I could get him a fork, knife and spoon or at least just a darn fork!! I've got about a month yet and I haven't given up!!
Our New Normal
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