It appears food, exercise, patience and soul-enriching resolutions mean squat on a travel day.
Getting from Hua Hin, Thailand back home to Hong Kong involved three hours in a car, lunch at Burger King, rowdy children (our own), a delayed flight and a lot of dirty bathrooms.
On the positive side, I did manage to read a whole novel (The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri – gorgeous writing, deep character studies and an all-around delightful read), and I am now curled up in bed in my pajamas with a glass of wine, ready to contemplate my new starts for tomorrow.
They will involve:
- Actually doing some moving that doesn’t involve a moving walkway in an airport. (To ease into this, let’s say half an hour of walking above and beyond daily activities and a bit of resistance training while watching Modern Family with my sweetie.)
- Eating reasonable amounts of reasonably healthful food. (Since there is no food in the house, this may be a challenge; I will also go shopping!)
- Giving the people in my life my best energy and most positive output.
- Listening attentively to lots of holiday misadventures without interrupting and trying to tell mine!
- Not whining, even if I hurt.
- Meditating, even if it's in the tub with bubbles.
That seems like a lot! Meantime, my resolution for tonight is to sleep long and hard. (And for anyone who knows me, you know this may be the greatest challenge of all.)
What about you?