25 May 2011

On the Road

3 Comments Personal Crap

I did not start my new journey off exactly the way I would have liked to last night.

First, the good stuff. I started my day off with a long walk with my dog. It allowed me to think, get a little exercise, and enjoy the sunshine. Then I got through pretty much everything on my to-do list.

My mom had the whole family over for dinner tonight for the first time since my dad died. She’s had just the three of us over before, but this was my brother and his family as well. Dinner was great and we had a fantastic night, talking and laughing. I unfortunately ate too much lasagna and an unnecessary piece of garlic bread. And I topped it off with banana cream pie.

I know it doesn’t help that I’m exhausted because G’s been waking up INSANELY early every morning. When I’m tired I definitely have a harder time making good choices. I also walk into walls.

So, I wasn’t perfect. But today is another day and a chance to make better decisions. And a year from now, I won’t remember the pie. I’ll remember Garrett and his cousin Sam drawing pictures in the living room, my brother and I coming up with stupid rhymes to punch up a joke, and my mom watching proudly as my niece cleared the table and did the dishes.  And Garrett? He slept an hour later today!!

This morning I feel… Happy and grateful. I can choose to feel however I want to today.  That’ll be part of this journey. Because I don’t just want to be proud of myself when I get to where I’m going. I want to be proud and joyful along the way.

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Lisa Arch likes being a working actress... but LOVES being a Mom!

3 Responses to “On the Road”

  1. Reply AL says:

    Gratitude is so, so important. It is another way we find forgiveness for our percieved “shortcomings” …Count those blessings, Lisa, always, AND especially in these, oh so uncertain times.

    Meditation, even for a few moments a day will enhance our sense of well-being.

    I love your honesty and the way you choose to express your feelings, thank you!

    Hugs from afar!

  2. Reply Angela says:

    hey Lisa I walked in the wall just couple days ago. it’s a bit funny not at the moment though hurts like hell

    Well ur memories with the kids are the best ones. hmm I don’t have kids I have nephews and neices. But u still have good times whether it’s with ur kids or nephews &nieces.
    Enjoy have a great day;)

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