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I WILL NOT Make the Meatballs

There comes a time when a working mom has to sit back and take a good hard look at her values for herself professionally, personally and for her family.  This week has become my moment. It's a hard earned moment, one that one comes during times when change occurs. This is a period of likely change for me and for my family and I announce officially today that, "I will not make the meatballs any longer!"

For me, coming home from work and cooking everything fresh was a way to relax from my busy work day. I enjoyed, and still do, creating new recipes and watching my family devour my meals. Though they did not always react the way I wished, it was self rewarding for me to eat well and fresh meals. How does this relate to real estate?

With two children, dual careers and a persistent tug from my passion for horseback riding, I've come to decide that making meatballs from scratch is just not what I need to commit to right now. I've bought my first store made meatballs (handmade from Shaws, however and not prebagged and frozen... I must add) and it feels GOOD!

Sometimes this means hiring a virtual office assistant, for some. Others it means taking a look at priorities and choosing to opt out of stuff that just doesn't matter. I can hear my manager, Nancy Proctor of BH&G The Masiello Group in Keene, NH, telling all of us her resolution for 2010: "I'm not going to sweat the small stuff" and, you know, neither am I! I WILL NOT Make the Meatballs!

Comment balloon 4 commentsStephanie Jacques • January 07 2010 01:23PM


We've all been there...there will be times when you WILL make the meatballs--and it will be even sweeter!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 8 years ago

How did those meatballs taste? Every time I buy store bought meatballs...I go right back to making my own from scratch. :)

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) about 8 years ago

The meatballs were just fine. I think it's the frozen ones I'll stay away from! Don't worry, I'm make them again sometime!

Posted by Stephanie Jacques, Stephanie Jacques Kleine (Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group) about 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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