It was another lovely, bright, light blue, clear without a cloud, sky day in Puerto Rico. It was so bright and clear that the day was sparkling. The puertorrican pink oak trees had all bloom, and the pink little flowers make them look like bubble gum loli- pops in the middle of the green grass carpet. It was an awesome day to be outdoors and to celebrate my mommy's life.
We gather for lunch and an afternoon cake celebration. My mom received 5 of her six children, 5 in laws, 5 of her grandchildren and 3 of her great grandchildren, and 1 of her brothers. The pastry shop made her a beautiful butterfly cake, which wings were a rainbow, it was simply a gorgeous cake.
I had my chicken broth, with potato and squash, which I did myself today, and took it with me for the gathering. The other ones ate the food that was brought by every son and in law. We chat about almost anything and everything at the table, but it was a nice, joyful conversation that did not mess up with emotions.
After lunch, my mom brew coffee from my hometown which was brought by one of my brothers. Uhmmmmm, it smells heavenly. I had 2 cups, one, every time she brewed it. After coffee, we kept chatting until 3:30 pm that her brother came in singing the Happy Birthday song very cheerfully and happy. Then everyone took pictures with mom, mom and the kids, mom and the grandchildren and so forth, until my youngest brother shouted:"Enough of pictures, I want my cake and I want it now." So mom took the lead and start cutting the cake and I serve the ice cream. It was outrageous we were cheerfully taking and making fun of many things my mom said and did , but we were not hurting each other, nor messing up with comments. I was so very happy, that finally I was there, wasn't scared and was enjoying it.
I did have my one piece of cake and some ice cream on top, but a normal piece, just, a one time piece. I am very proud cause I made it safely, like a normal person, with out binging, or overeating, or going for seconds. I even have my chicken broth with potato and squash, again, for my supper, and did not need to eat cake as desert!!!!!! I stayed at my mom until 8:30 pm, until my Laura and my Sofia left and I helped mom with some clean-up. It was a really niece time, at home, with the family, not the dreaded time it used to be some years before. So I know for sure, God keeps working on my behalf and on behalf of this New Life Style I am learning.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with my physician for a check up on my tummy. I will go, cause it keeps upset and able to handle mostly liquids without feeling upset. I am concern that it might have to do with some diverticulosis they found some time ago; just to check it up and be in the safe side. I will also start tracking food again, no matter if I stay on liquids and fruits, it is part of my journey and to be in control of the process, so back to tools. I will start my water exercise again cause I am not running a fever anymore, so back to almost normal daily routine, tomorrow. Woo Hoo, fInAlLy!!!
Looking forward for tomorrow, that it will be 50% into challenge and discipline and to share with you all my sparklers, another day of achievements and successes. As always, thank for stoping by and share my joy, have a good night and a great