Home again, after a super fun weekend in New Mexico. One of my oldest (since 3rd grade!) and dearest (pretty much family at this point) friends had a Big Deal this weekend so I went to go visit. A is something of a social worker extraordinaire. She's started a movement in NM to recognize and quell teen dating violence. And really, I'm so proud of her, I could pop. Anyway, she's starring in a documentary on the subject which premiered in Albuquerque on Saturday night. And I got to go with, which was lots of fun. The subject matter is pretty dark, but it was inspiring to be in a room with so many folks who are working passionately to do somethng about it. Awesome.
Apart from attending glamorous movie premieres (did I mention that it was held at the Presbyterian Health Center? Fancy!), we stuffed our faces with Brazilian BBQ, saw Eat Pray Love (fun and pretty, if not epic filmmaking), and visited Mecca. Behold:
Trader Joe's. It's also rather lovely that Southwest lets you check bags for free. I bought salted sesame flatbread, and cherry jam and blueberry jam and a barrel of olive oil and scones and... Well, enough other stuff that the TSA agent at the airport pulled me aside and had to rummage through all of it. I think he was just trying to sneak off with my scones...
We also took in a peewee football game, where A's 10 year old did a bang up job playing 3 or 4 different positions, laid around a fair amount, knitted a bunch (really, that was just me) and spent some quality time with Lola: