Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year

What a wonderful feeling this new year has brought with it.

I was feeling quite flat toward the end of December, but as the end of the month drew closer, I found that the stress of Christmas faded.

We did not drive to Radium after all. The roads were bad and I am a basket case when the roads are so much as shiny. My Mum and Step-Dad came a day later. I did not bottle sangria. We did not soak in the hotsprings.

I thought I had everything planned out... dates and times, when I would shop... but, as they say about the best laid plans...

We spent Christmas with my Sister, her husband and inlaws. It was lovely.

The boys played wii for several hours (what a treat for them), very quietly. We visited, ate, opened gifts, ate some more and had a calm, relaxed, beautiful time.

It made me realise that sometimes the best plans are to have none at all.

Further, I did not go crazy, as I always have, making lists of cleaning and organizing... Alan was shocked that I didn't bark orders, or once get on my hands and knees to scrub floors.

I start this new year with a deep desire to focus on that which is most important to me... my boys, Alan, my home. I have set my business aside for now, focussing on healing from the accident and being home with those I love.

I feel deeply peaceful about it.

I am so happy.


Jennifer said...

Glad to hear you have reached a peaceful place in your life. I am one of those people who are almost always agitated and constantly making plans. I freak out with out plans. I must try to release that more.
Happy New Year Lisa! Hope we are able to get together in the New Year!

Vals Quilting said...

Hey Li, what a great blog post...you even sound calm in your typing...I'm wishing you a fab 2010 with many late night movies with your Sis'.
Love you

Mama J. said...

Jen, I have always been rigid about plans and lists and timelines. I have strengthened some friendships with a few very laid back women and I think it is rubbing off on me. Either that or I just and getting too old to worry about so many details ;)

I would love to get together.

Val... I had so much fun on our movie night... let's do it again (on a Friday or Saturday night... I like being happy fun Mama, not grumpy couch napping mama...lol).

I love you Val.