It is time for T Stands for Tuesday with our hostess Elizabeth, where we share our week and also a beverage.
Also Second on the 2nd falls on Tuesday as well, where we share a previous blog post-so I will have two different posts this week. Here is a link to my Second on the 2nd post
Those of you in the usa I am sure by now that you have heard on the news about all the flooding and deaths here in Missouri over the weekend.
We have been saturated with rain soaked soil for awhile now so this weekend came with just too much rain and no where left for it to soak in to-so all the rivers had gotten flooded and jumped out of their banks.
. The southern area especially of Missouri I think got hit the worse-all those little communities nearest the rivers were just overwhelmed and many still can not get out of their homes since the roads in those areas are also still flooded.
I don't remember a time since we have lived here when we had almost 24 hours of continuous lightening and thunder along with the hard rains-my area got 12 inches for sure and I am up 100ft from the nearest river down below me-the Niangua river. The camp ground near me by the river was all flooded as was their buildings. With all the very low spots here do to the geography of the land many roads were all flooded.
So needless to say we are saturated and have more rain to come wednesday and thursday.
My allergies had gotten so bad that I decided on friday I needed to drive an hour to the walk in clinic to get checked out as no way was I going to risk driving through floods on saturday-and good thing as the exit I would have taken off the highway to get home was closed do to floods.
Yep full blown allergies so they gave me a steroid shot-usually for me only thing that works when I get this bad.
I am less than 3 weeks away for my Yellowstone Park trip so hoping the shot works. It has a little bit so far
Today was again cloudy, but with strong winds and cold was quite surprised how cold it was today. I had been planning on making homemade tamales so we could eat a meal of them and also freeze some for hubby when I am on my trip. Today was the perfect day for it. and our friends that are helping us get things finished in the house were here working in the bathroom-putting up antique lights and bath towel holders (photos soon)-so I invited them to stay for supper.
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First photo is my set up-tamale dough, meat, corn husks
Corn husks soaking in water I will finish making more tomorrow.
Refried beans with chopped tomatoes and green chilies
Tamales ready to come out of the steamer
For our beverage I made us all mango margaritas-these are just the best ever
My recipe: I use an old vita mix so I filled it half full with frozen chunks of mango-can also use fresh.
2 shots of fresh juiced limes
2 shots tequila
2 shots triple sec
agave to taste
Blend til smooth
For thick margaritas fill the rest of blender with crushed ice and blend til smooth-or add half the space left with water and blend til smooth.
In the mail I received my finish medal for the virtual running club's Earth Day race-I love their medals they are heavy and beautiful
and I grabbed my bag of cheviot wool roving for more hand spinning over the weekend-I think I will take my spinning along on my Yellowstone trip as I know my travel companion will be bringing her crochet projects along.
The past weekend was also a nice time to read since being so rural we need to unplug all of our electronics-tvs, computers, washer and dryer.
Happy T for Tuesday everyone