Sunday, January 25, 2009

Finding a Family Groove

We are big on spending quality time together, and one of the keys to accomplishing this is not watching TV, which I still think is the scourge of our society. But it takes a lot of work, not to mention some degree of sacrifice and compromise. The desire to want to do things as a family helps, as well.

Now it goes without saying that in science, you could easily work seven days a week, and often the people that get ahead do just that, at the cost of spending time with their family. Family time means a lot to my wife, however, and I'm not one to let that one slide, so we've worked out a pretty good routine that works well for everyone, though it takes compromise and a little sacrifice on everyone's part.

We all join her going to work on the weekends, usually a Saturday, and she can get an hours work done while we either play in the pediatric ward, which is filled with games and fun stuff, or head to the library, or go to the Coop, or even just play outside on the grounds, which happen to be a lot of fun. When she's finished, we head over to Occom Pond and skate together, or we'll spend a day at the library, which believe it or not is something we love to do. Then that night we'll go out to dinner.

Call me crazy, but I love those days. We have a lot of fun spending the day together, and it's low stress and we get to spend the day on the other side of town hanging out in Hanover, for better or worse. Then it's off to Boloco for burritos.

When you can appreciate the little things in life, contentment is much easier to achieve.

Still waiting on some queries I've sent out, but I'm not holding my breath. Much thanks to the Book Chook for some leads on jobs, I'll check them out.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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