Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Home from the Mountains

I've just spent a wonderful four days in the mountains of Northern New Mexico in a place called Casa de la Vega in Blue Canyon near Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Yes, there is more than one Las Vegas.  This Las Vegas is a small town that has a small university (Highlands University), a WalMart, McDonald, Wendy's and several other fast food restaurants and a charming downtown area with a cute little quilt shop called Threadbare.  I managed to find some wonderful material there before we went to Walmart to buy groceries for the cabin.  Our family has had this cabin (or has been building it) since I was six.  It is a lovely place to go and relax.  This weekend was relaxing and hectic as we had 11 people there on Saturday and Sunday and celebrated my granddaughter, Lily's, 1st birthday.  Lots of fun and family.  I was so glad to see all of my children and grandchildren and my husband's parents.  We spent Sunday morning on the cabin porch worshiping God surrounded by the beautiful nature that God created.  It was so great to sing with my family, as we manage to get all four harmony parts in, most of the time.  We fixed 2 meals a day and I didn't have a problem with the lapband at all.  I was anxious about eating chicken as I'd had problems for a few days with it but Emerald's chicken salad was great and I had no problem.  Chew, chew, chew, that was my mantra. Eat slow and enjoy the company and that is what I did.  When I get back to Tucson, I shall check the scale and hope to see a loss but if not then I will continue on down this path until I get to the weight I need to be.  In the meantime, I have had a great weekend and hope everyone else did too.

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