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We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in grand fashion since our wedding anniversary falls two weeks later. Yesterday was another simple celebration, but still plenty of fun.

We dropped the Cool Bros off with a friend and raced home for a lovely Middle Eastern dinner courtesy of our personal chef, Trader Joe. Cool Mum spread the ingredients on the table: a bag of pitas, tubs of tabouli and tahini sauce, and a package of falafels. A half-eaten container of hummus, fresh from the refrigerator, joined them.  Continue reading

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It’s the ugly, green monster: Envy.

I briefly check in on Twitter and a few blogs every day, and I see people talking about TV shows and movies and sporting events that they’re watching. I’d love to get in on some of that viewing recreation, but between family time and work commuting and trying to be creative, I don’t know where to fit that in.

But this is the ugly part: so many folks, in my warped sense of status comparison, seem to be doing better than we are. Their careers are taking off in new directions.Their blogs are humming along and growing. I feel like I pour my energy into a few creative pursuits, but there must be a leak in the bucket, because nothing ever seems to build up.

And I become envious. So many people have more success, yet have to work way less. I feel ugly typing that, but that sums up how I feel.

I don’t know if it’s a function of living in NYC or what. This will be one of those blog posts that will elicit either “Why did you post that?” or “Move back to Florida!” responses. Not a funny blog post at all, but a real one.

I’m curious: How do you balance family, work, and recreation?