We’re headed up to Cloudcroft again tomorrow afternoon. I thought I could stay away a few weeks, but when I heard no other family members had plans for it for a while, I jumped at the chance. It’s been so humid and hot in El Paso, and my attitude and sanity has been tested. It’s definitely time for an alt/attitude change, fast.
For some reason, I’ve been nibbling away stress and tension by just having wayyyyyyy too much food, even for a pregnant girl, and my workouts have been uninspired. I’m not one to blow off a walk, but I’ve done so twice this week, basically unheard of for me. I never have a problem with motivation in Cloudcroft, walking on the trails, on quiet paths through town, early in the morning. On my morning walks here in El Paso, I have to watch out for late-night partiers who tear down my street at 4:30 a.m. like it’s the autobahn. In Cloudcroft, I only have to watch for skunks, or the occasional bear. I’d rather be watching out for those, lol. And I don’t stress-eat up there. Cloudcroft is like the poor-man’s Miraval spa. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is motivated to take a hike, enjoy nature, rest, think happy thoughts and re-assess what is important, what needs to be prioritized.
I can’t afford Miraval or even a day spa, but I can have all of that for free, in a little green wooden cabin high in the New Mexico mountains. I really feel so lucky!
Last night, Christian was a dear and cooked, since I just was sooooo exhausted. While I dozed, he made a fabulous rigatoni dish and a confetti salad, and said he wanted to create a serene atmosphere for me. I’d had a bad day, felt obese and run down, and he managed to make me feel like a million bucks. That’s not easy to do, so kudos, honey! This weekend in Cloudcroft he’s going to dig into his stash of goodies from Germandeli.com (pre-mixed entree spices and powders) and will make Seelachs. That’s salmon. With spinach. I haven’t had that since his mom made that for us in Rohr, Germany, and I’m dying to have that again. We’ll splurge on a great cut of salmon and that will be our weekend treat dinner. Most likely PB&J’s the rest of the time, and there isn’t anything wrong with that!